Summary : From majestic Mandalay to breathtaking Bagan, cruise along the Ayeyarwady River aboard the Road to Mandalay, soaking up unforgettable sights and immersing yourself in inspiring activities. Discover Mandalay's traditional arts, including cronze casting and marble carving. Explore the ancient capital of Ava by horse and cart or mountain bike. Experience an authentic tour of Bagan market and local village homes. Choose your own adventure in Bagan, visiting the most famous sites as well as smaller, off-the-beaten-track temples.
Activities : Birding, Child-Friendly, Culture, Dedicated Solo Cabins
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On arrival at Mandalay, take a short trip to the Sagaing Hills and enjoy stunning panoramic views of local monasteries. You will then transfer to the ship, berthed on the Ayeyarwady River.
You will board the ship at Shwe Kyet Yet village near Mandalay. Enjoy an afternoon discovering the city's key sites and traditional arts, including a visit to a family of bronze casters.
Raise a glass to the sunset at U Bein Bridge with a sumptuous champagne cocktail. Dine on Asian and Western cuisine in the elegant restaurant, enjoying excellent house wines or selecting an international label from an extensive list.
Stretch out and relax at an early morning yoga session, followed by a refreshing treat from the juice bar.
Join a Buddhist almsgiving ceremony and experience village life near the jetty before the ship sets sail.
Alight in Ava to explore the ancient capital. Take a traditional horse and cart tour or discover the sights by bike.
As the ship sails to Bagan, enjoy a range of onboard activities. Attend a talk on Myanmar culture, sample local infusions in the Burmese tea shop, learn how to dress in a traditional longyi or have your fortune told by an astrologer.
You can also indulge in a treatment at the spa, work out in the gym or relax by the pool on the Observation Deck, the largest outdoor space of any river cruiser in Myanmar.
Rise early to attend a soothing meditation session before the ship arrives in Bagan.
A range of tour options are available today. Choose from “Introduction to Bagan” for temples and history, “A Day in the Life” for local culture, food and markets, or “Bagan by Bicycle” for those seeking with a taste for action and adventure.
Before rejoining the ship for lunch, stroll through the small village that is home to Belmond’s private jetty near Old Bagan. You may wish to visit Belmond’s free clinic, where the ship's onboard doctor will be treating local patients.
In the afternoon visit Ananda, one of Bagan’s most magnificent temples. Continue your tour as you explore an off-the-beaten-track temple by torchlight. End your visit by admiring the sunset over the plains.
Dine under the stars at the Road to Mandalay Grill on the Observation Deck, before enjoying a classic marionette performance.
For an additional supplement, early rising guests can take a sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the pagodas.
An early-bird breakfast is served before you disembark from Belmond Road to Mandalay for your onward travel arrangements.
Guests travelling 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.
12/27/2017 – Special New Year's Eve Departure
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.