Road to Mandalay, A Belmond Boat, Myanmar

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Embodying the signature style inherent in Belmond products, Road to Mandalay, A Belmond Boat, Myanmar offers luxury river cruising against a fascinating and unique backdrop as you wend your way through Myanmar.

Road to Mandalay, A Belmond Boat, Myanmar offers shorter itineraries that are perfect as part of a wider tour but also gives the option of longer cruises along the Chindwin and Ayeyarwady rivers. En suite cabin types on board range in size but each shares characteristics of quality, comfort and attention to detail.

Belmond has a culinary reputation second to none and these vessels share this trait. Buffet-style lunch, for example, is themed to showcase regional Asian cuisine. À la carte evening dining is a delight, enhanced by specially chosen European and Australian wines and pre-dinner drinks, or a final nightcap can be taken in style in the delightful bars.

Two undoubted itinerary highlights are the royal city of Mandalay and the ancient capital of Bagan, but throughout this magical country there is magnificent temple architecture, a distinct and fascinating cultural heritage and an all-pervading sense of spirituality. These superb vessels make for a wonderful highlight on your Myanmar and south-east Asia itinerary.

These voyages are a small taste of what we offer. Contact our Cruise Specialists for bespoke suggestions and post-cruise options
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Day 1

Arrive at Bagan then transfer to ship on Ayeyarwady River
Lunch then meet guide and visit pagodas
Watch the sun set
Dinner and entertainment on board

Day 2

Breakfast then explore Bagan's local markets
Alternatively hire a bicycle and explore the area
Cruise to Mandalay
Cocktail party followed by dinner on board

Day 3

Morning at leisure then cookery demonstration and sail past hills of Sagaing
Disembark for tour of Mingun home ruined pagoda of King Bodawpaya
Dinner and entertainment on board

Day 4

Short cruise then disembark at Mandalay for tour
Tour through Amarapura to Shwe Kyet Yet village
Lunch then visit Sagaing Hills, the living centre of the Myanmar Buddhist faith
Dinner and entertainment on board

Day 5

Breakfast then transfer to Mandalay airport

New Year Celebration Cruise, Road to Mandalay, A Belmond Boat, Myanmar
Day 1

Arrive and transfer to Belmond Road to Mandalay berthed on Ayeyarwady River
Lunch served on deck
Guided tour of King Bodawpaya's unfinished pagoda at Amarapura
Welcome cocktail party and dinner on board and Burmese Royal Acrobat performance

Day 2

Sunrise yoga or meditation then almsgiving and breakfast
Tour of the sights of Mandalay such as U Bein Bridge
Back massage or pedicure and manicure on cruise
Moor mid-river for on board dinner

Day 3

Breakfast then visit Yanderbo famous for clay pot making
Set sail and arrive in Bagan in the afternoon
Guided tour of the ancient pagodas before sunset over Dhamayazaka Temple
Barbecue on the sandbank and traditional local dance troupe performance

Day 4

Breakfast then return to Bagan by boat to continue tour to include lacquer-ware factory visit
Lunch as Belmond Road to Mandalay continues cruise
Dinner then local puppet show

Day 5

Breakfast then morning tour of Salay
Lunch on ship and cruise through the hills by Chauk
Dinner followed by river surprise

Day 6

Breakfast then tour of Pakokku
Continue cruise north
New Year's Eve cocktail party then chef's feast
champagne countdown and live band

Day 7

Sunrise meditation or yoga session
Breakfast then ship cruises towards Mandalay
New Year's brunch on top deck then tour of royal capital of Ava
Afternoon refreshments at the fort then tour on horse and cart
Farewell dinner and a Burmese comedy dance act

Day 8

After an early breakfast on board, disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward flight

 

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