Summary : From spiritual Sagaing to the enigmatic ruins of Mingun, embark on a breathtaking journey of discovery as you cruise along the Ayeyarwady River from Bagan to Mandalay. Choose your own morning adventure in Bagan, including a bike ride, a pagoda ride, a hot-air balloon flight or a visit to a community project. Explore historic sites or a rural village near Mingun. Discover Mandalay's incredible traditional arts, including bronze casting and marble carving. Visit a Buddhist nunnery in the Sagaing Hills.
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Guests arriving into Bagan on the group flight can enjoy a market visit and temple tour en-route to Belmond Road to Mandalay, which is berthed at the private jetty near Old Bagan.
After lunch on board, set off on a guided tour. Visit Ananda, one of Bagan’s most magnificent temples. Explore a rarely visited temple by torchlight and learn about the traditional art of lacquerware.
The day ends watching the sun set over the mesmerising, temple-strewn plains and includes an exclusive candle-lighting ceremony just for our guests.
Tonight, dine under the stars at the Road to Mandalay Grill on the Observation Deck.
Before setting sail embark on the morning adventure of your choice. Select from a bicycle or horse-and-cart ride around the temples of Old Bagan, a sunrise temple tour or a visit to a local community project. For an additional supplement you can set off on an inspiring hot-air balloon flight.
As the ship sails towards Mandalay, enjoy onboard activities ranging from a cultural lecture to a treatment at the spa. Relax by the pool on the Observation Deck, the largest outdoor space of any river cruise ship in Myanmar, or keep fit in the gym. Sample local infusions and delicacies in our Burmese Tea Shop and learn how to dress in traditional Myanmar longyi, a type of sarong.
In the evening, dine on a selection of Asian and Western dishes in the elegant Restaurant. Sample the house wines or choose from our extensive international wine list.
During the morning’s sailing there are a range of activities available, from sunrise yoga and meditation to cookery demonstrations and a talk from the onboard doctor.
Arrive in Mingun and choose from two fascinating tours. Discover the historical sites nearby or join a walk through a rural village, engaging with the locals.
In the evening you are invited to wear a traditional sarong to our vibrant Longyi Cocktail Party on the Observation Deck.
You will arrive in Mandalay after a short cruise. Early risers can participate in a Buddhist almsgiving ceremony on shore.
Select the tour of your choice: “Highlights of Mandalay” visits important historic sites around the city, including Kuthodaw Pagoda and Shwenandaw Golden Monastery. “Mandalay Arts and Shopping” focuses on the city’s renowned traditional crafts, such as bronze, marble, silk and woodwork.
Rejoin the ship at Shwe Kyet Yet village. After lunch, visit the Sagaing Hills, considered to be the living centre of the Buddhist faith in Myanmar.
Toast the sunset with a champagne cocktail overlooking the amazing U Bein Bridge. After a sumptuous farewell dinner on board, enjoy traditional entertainment.
Enjoy an early-bird breakfast before you disembark from Belmond Road to Mandalay for your onward travel arrangements.
Guests traveling on the group flight to Yangon will be escorted to the airport.
This itinerary is subject to change. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.
The rivers of Myanmar vary from season to season, with as much as a 30 feet variance in water level. From January through June, the Ayeyarwady's levels may drop, creating a narrower channel for navigation. To all for these changes the itinerary may be revised and mooring locations may be amended.
12/23/2017 – Special Christmas Celebration Cruise
12/30/2017 – Special New Year's Celebration Cruise
Domestic flights; transfers; cabin accommodations and meals aboard the ship; beverages, including local beer, soft drinks, and house wine (wine served with lunch and dinner only); onboard activities including expert-led lectures and presentations, Wi-Fi in public areas; sunrise yoga sessions, meditation classes, and cooking demonstrations; and a fully-qualified resident doctor. The Governor’s Suite includes butler service and en-suite Wi-Fi internet. Subject to change without notice.
Airfare except as mentioned as included; passport and visa expenses; travel insurance; departure taxes; alcoholic beverages not mentioned as included; fees for medical services; items of a personal nature such as laundry, salon and boutique purchases; optional excursions; optional gratuities at your discretion; fuel surcharge may apply.