Mandalay | Bagan
Taste of Myanmar with Belmond Road to Mandalay
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.
October – April
3 Days 2 Nights
Couple / Group Friend
The Highlights of the Journey
- 2 nights aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay Luxury River Cruise
- Visit Ananda Temple and a torchlight tour of a rarely-seen pagoda
- Bicycle / horse-and-cart ride around the temples of Old Bagan
**Rates are per person based on USD and 2 people traveling together
Mandalay | Embark
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 is 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. Savor our excellent house wines or select a bottle from the extensive international list.
Stretch out and relax at an early-morning yoga or meditation session on deck before the ship arrives in Bagan.
A range of tours is 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 mesmerizing sunset over the plains.
Dine under the stars at the Road to Mandalay Grill on the Observation Deck, before enjoying a classical marionette performance.
Bagan | Disembark
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.