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Road to Mandalay 3-Day Cruise Mandalay - Bagan Itinerary

Luxury – Myanmar

 
 

3-Day / 2-Night Road to Mandalay: Itinerary Route A
"Mandalay - Bagan"

Tour monasteries and pagodas, stroll the markets and meet local craftspeople at the lacquerware workshops. From the cultural capital of Mandalay to the ancient city of Ava and down to breathtaking Bagan, take in the highlights of this fascinating country. 

 

Discover a land barely touched by time on this condensed tour of Myanmar. Trip highlights include the ancient monasteries of Ava and the endless, glimmering temples of Bagan. 

Cruise through Mandalay to breathtaking Bagan, cruise along the Irrawaddy River aboard Belmond Road to Mandalay, soaking up unforgettable sights and immersing yourself in inspiring activities.

Note:

The itinerary below is dependent on the river water level, weather conditions, and accessibility to locations, so touring may vary. Please note that there are two slightly modified itineraries, one for months between January – March and the other September – January. 


January – March

Mandalay Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 – Mandalay

Board the ship at Myin Mu, a typical riverside town just 30 miles south of Mandalay. Those who arrive early can meet your guide in Shwe Kyet Yet Village and tour the Sagaing Hills before joining Belmond Road to Mandalay.

Enjoy a day at leisure, making the most of the luxurious onboard facilities. Relax by the pool, or opt for an indulgent treatment in the spa, before lunch on the Observation Deck.

A selection of activities is available throughout the day. Sit in on a fascinating talk from our onboard doctor, get your fortune told by our astrologer, or learn how to tie a traditional longyi. Afternoon tea is served local-style in our ‘Burmese Tea Shop’ experience.

In the evening, dress in your longyi for a fun-filled cocktail party followed by a delicious dinner.

 

Yangon Myanmar Tour

Day 2 – Bagan

Find inner peace with an early-morning yoga or meditation session on deck before the ship arrives in Bagan.

A choice of tours is available today. The “Introduction to Bagan” excursion takes in the temples and history. “A Day in the Life” examines local culture, food and markets, while “Bagan by Bicycle” is the ideal choice for those looking for something more action-packed.

You may wish to visit Belmond’s free clinic near the jetty in Old Bagan, where our doctor will be busy helping local patients. Lunch is served on board the ship.

In the afternoon visit one of Bagan’s most magnificent temples, Ananda. After, explore a rarely-visited temple by torchlight before witnessing the sunset across the plains.

Dine under the stars at the Road to Mandalay Grill on the Observation Deck, before enjoying a classical marionette performance.

 

Irrawaddy River Tour

Day 3 – Bagan, Hot Air Balloon Excursion

Early risers can choose to set off on a hot-air balloon flight across the pagodas (supplement applies). Watching the sun rise over the glimmering temples is one of Bagan’s most spellbinding experiences.

An early-bird breakfast is served before you disembark from Belmond Road to Mandalay for your onward travel arrangements.


September – January

Road to Mandalay Cruise

Day 1 – Shwe Kyet Yet Village, Mandalay

Board the ship at Shwe Kyet Yet village near Mandalay. Those who arrive early can participate in a Buddhist almsgiving ceremony on shore before the ship sails.

Disembark in Ava to explore the ancient capital. Take a traditional horse and cart tour or embark on a bike ride through the historic sights

There are a range of activities on offer as the ship sails to Bagan. Attend a talk on Myanmar culture, sample local delicacies and infusions in our Burmese Tea Shop, learn how to dress in a traditional longyi sarong, or let our astrologer uncover what your future holds.

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.

In the evening, dine on Asian and Western cuisine in the elegant Restaurant. Savour our excellent house wines or select a bottle from the extensive international list.

 

Bagan Myanmar Tour

Day 2 – Bagan

Stretch out and relax at an early-morning yoga or meditation session on deck before the ship arrives in Bagan.

A range of tours are available for you to explore the magnificent, temple-strewn plain. The “Introduction to Bagan” tour takes in the temples and history. “A Day in the Life” examines local culture, food and markets, while “Bagan by Bicycle” lets those with a love for action and adventure discover the sights either with a guide or on their own.

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 our onboard doctor is busy treating patients.

In the afternoon visit Ananda, one of Bagan’s most magnificent temples, and explore a rarely visited temple by torchlight. End the day by watching the mesmerising sunset over the plains.

Dine under the stars at the Road to Mandalay Grill on the Observation Deck, before enjoying a classical marionette performance.

 

Orcaella Cruise Itinerary Day 5

Day 3 – Bagan, Hot Air Balloon Excursion

Early risers can experience one of the most magical highlights of Bagan—a sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the pagodas (supplement applies).

An early-bird breakfast is served before you disembark from Belmond Road to Mandalay for your onward travel arrangements.


  • NOTICE:  The cruise schedule includes the latest information regarding your program, but last minute adjustments may occur. The schedule may shift due to the weather, site closure, or unexpected circumstances beyond our control. The exact time for each activity will be announced or posted by the on-board tour staff. The touring is active, so all participants should be in good health. Due to the rural location, handicapped accessibility is not available in Myanmar (Burma).  

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