From spiritual Sagaing to golden Mandalay, embark on a breathtaking journey of discovery on board Belmond Road to Mandalay. Enjoy a tour of Mingun, home of the world’s largest uncracked bell, visit Mandalay and Sagaing Hills with its beautiful pagodas and thriving community of Buddhist monks and nuns. Don't forget visit U Bein Bridge in sunset.
Embark the ship at Taung Be village near Bagan. After lunch onboard, 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 by watching the sunset, temple-strewn plains and an exclusive candle-lighting ceremony for you. In the evening, dine under the stars at the Road to Mandalay Grill on the Observation Deck.
Before setting sail to 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 tyoe 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 the extensive international wine list.
During the morning's sailing, there are a range of activities available, such as 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 when engaging with the locals.
In the evening, you are invited to wear a traditional sarong to the vibrant Longyi Cocktail Party on the Observation Deck.
Arrive in Mandalay after a short cruise. Early risers can participant in a Buddahist almsgiving ceremony onshore. Select the tour of your choice: "Highlights of Mandalay" visits important historic sites around the city, including Kuthodaw Pagoda and Shwenandaw Golden Monastery. While, "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 amzaing U Bein Bridge. After a sumptuous farewell dinner onboard, enjoy traditional entertainment.
An early-bird breakfast is served before you disembark from Belmond Road to Mandalay for your onward travel arrangements.
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Cruise Line: Belmond River Cruises
Cruise Ship: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Belmond Road to Mandalay began life on the Rhine river in Germany, before being transported to Myanmar and renovated into a grand cruiser.
From Bagan to Mandalay
Dates (4 nights)
2019 departures are available from October
- All meals onboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring both eastern and western menus
- Beverages, including local beer and house wine with lunch and dinner
- Onboard activities, such as expert lectures and presentations, longyi-tying demonstrations, sunrise yoga sessions, meditation classes and cookery demonstrations
- Fully-qualified resident doctor
- Choice of excursions in Bagan, Mingun and Mandalay
- Visit to Ananda temple and a torchlight tour of a rarely-seen pagoda
- Early almsgiving ceremony
- Sagaing Hills excursion