Itinerary


Highlights of Myanmar, Road To Mandalay (4 Days / 3 Nights)

Beginning in Mandalay, board Road To Mandalay and glide along the Ayeyarwady River on a trip that is sure to inspire.
  Day 1
On arrival at Mandalay, take a short trip to the Sagaing Hills and enjoy stunning panoramic views. Transfer to the ship, berthed on the Ayeyarwady River, before the ship sets sail. After lunch, you'll take a guided tour of the key sights of Mandalay. Return to Road To Mandalay for dinner and local entertainment in the evening.
  Day 2
Join an early morning walking tour of Shwe Kyet Yet Village before breakfast. Sail to the ancient capital of Ava and embark for tour of this historic site by horse-drawn cart. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure on the ship, with afternoon tea and on board lectures. A casual cocktail party is followed by dinner on board.
  Day 3
The ship arrives at Bagan where over 2,000 temples and pagodas are scattered on an awe-inspiring plain beside the river. A guided orientation tour introduces you to the most important temples. After lunch, rejoin the tour or explore the city at leisure by bicycle or horse-drawn cart. In the evening, enjoy dinner and local entertainment on board.
 
  Day 4
After an early breakfast you are transferred to Bagan airport for your onward flight to Yangon.
 

Images of a Golden Land, Road To Mandalay (5 Days / 4 Nights)

From spiritual Sagaing to golden Mandalay, embark on a breathtaking journey of discovery on board Road To Mandalay.
  Day 1
On arrival at Bagan, transfer to the ship berthed on the Ayeyarwady River. After lunch, join the guide and visit the inside of some of the more significant pagodas. Late afternoon your guide takes you to watch the sun setting over a field of glowing pagodas. Dinner and local entertainment on board.
  Day 2
After breakfast join the guide to explore some of Bagan's bustling local markets. Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle or horse-drawn cart and explore this enchanting area on your own. Relax on the ship as you begin to cruise to Mandalay and watch the fascinating river life glide by. A casual cocktail party is followed by dinner on board.
  Day 3
After a morning at leisure, join the chef on top deck for a cookery demonstration as you sail past the hills of Sagaing. Disembark in the afternoon for a tour of Mingun, home to the enormous, ruined pagoda of King Bodawpaya. Dinner and local entertainment on board.
  Day 4
After a short cruise, disembark at Mandalay for tour of the fabled city. Continue the tour through Amarapura to Shwe Kyet Yet village, where you will reunite with Road To Mandalay. After lunch visit the Sagaing Hills, considered to be the living centre of the Buddhist faith in Myanmar. Dinner and local entertainment on board.
  Day 5
After an early breakfast, transfer to Mandalay airport for your onward flight to Yangon.
 

New Year Celebration Cruise, Road To Mandalay (8 Days / 7 Nights)

Treat yourself to a celebration like no other aboard Road To Mandalay.
  Day 1
On arrival, transfer to Road To Mandalay berthed on the Ayeyarwady River at Shwe Kyet Yet. A delicious lunch is served on the top deck. In the afternoon, take a guided tour of King Bodawpaya's monumental unfinished pagoda at Amarapura. This evening enjoy a welcome cocktail party on the top deck and your first dinner on board. Be dazzled by a Burmese Royal Acrobat performance before retiring to your cabin for the night.
  Day 2
Sunrise yoga or meditation is followed by an early morning breakfast and almsgiving. Later take a tour of the key sights of Mandalay including the famous U Bein Bridge. Return to Road To Mandalay and enjoy a revitalising back massage or manicure and pedicure as the river life floats by. The ship moors mid-river for a delightful dinner on board.
  Day 3
After breakfast, visit the small village of Yanderbo, noted for its clay pot production. Return to Road To Mandalay and set sail, arriving in Bagan mid-afternoon. Enjoy a guided tour of some of the many ancient pagodas before admiring the sunset over Dhamayazaka Temple. This evening you'll be treated to a barbecue on the sandbank and a performance from a traditional local dance troupe.
  Day 4
After breakfast return to Bagan by boat to continue your fascinating tour, including a visit to a lacquer-ware factory. Lunch is served as Road To Mandalay continues her journey downriver. In the evening, dinner is followed by a local puppet show in Observation Lounge.
  Day 5
Enjoy a morning tour of Salay after breakfast, admiring the rich history and colonial-era buildings. Return to the ship for lunch as you resume sailing through the palm-fringed hills around Chauk. A delicious dinner is followed by an unmissable surprise on the river.
  Day 6
After breakfast join a tour to the many small shops and factories of Pakokku. Return to Road To Mandalay and continue sailing north. As the sun sets, enjoy a fabulous New Year's Eve cocktail party on the deck followed by the chef's special feast in the restaurant. A live band and champagne countdown offer a magical introduction to the New Year.
  Day 7
Early risers can join the sunrise meditation or yoga session. After breakfast, relax as the ship continues towards Mandalay. A leisurely New Year's brunch is served mid-morning on the top deck, after which you can enjoy a tour to the royal capital of Ava. Enjoy afternoon refreshments at the fort, followed by a special horse and cart tour. Return to the ship for your final night on board, and enjoy an exquisite farewell dinner. A Burmese comedy dance act provide tonight's entertainment.
  Day 8
After an early breakfast on board, disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
 

Ayeyarwady Adventure, Road To Mandalay (8 Days / 7 Nights)

Witness the breathtaking temples of Bagan while sampling the serene river life of the Ayeyarwady on board Road To Mandalay.
  Day 1
After a domestic flight from Yangon to Bagan, transfer to the Road To Mandalay. In the afternoon, take a guided tour of Bagan and watch the sunset over a field of thousands of pagodas. Return to the ship for dinner.
  Day 2
After breakfast join the guide to explore some of Bagan's bustling local markets. Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle or horse-drawn cart and explore this enchanting area on your own. The ship anchors mid-river for the evening, providing a marvellous opportunity to observe the stars, followed by a spectacular dinner.
  Day 3
Relax on-board with a morning at leisure, including a cooking demonstration on the top deck. The ship moors in Mandalay late afternoon for a tour of Mingun, home to the enormous, ruined pagoda of King Bodawpaya. Return to the ship for dinner and local entertainment.
  Day 4
A full day's excursion to Maymyo, a colonial hill station set high in the mountains. A typical Shan lunch is taken at a colonial house. Return to the ship for dinner and local entertainment in the evening.
  Day 5
After breakfast, visit Sagaing Hills, regarded as the centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar. Return to Road To Mandalay for lunch as you cruise to Mandalay. Enjoy a tour of the fabled city's key sights before returning to the ship for dinner.
  Day 6
Join an early morning walking tour of Shwe Kyet Yet village. Return for breakfast as the ship sails to the ancient capital of Ava, where you'll disembark for a tour by horse-drawn cart. Return to the ship for lunch and set sail for Bagan once more, enjoying an evening at leisure on board. This evening enjoy a casual cocktail party followed by dinner on board.
  Day 7
Enjoy a full day's excursion to Mount Popa, a national park and believed to be the sacred home of powerful 'Nats'. Return to the ship for dinner and local entertainment.
  Day 8
After an early breakfast you are transferred to Bagan airport for your onward flight to Yangon.
 

Gorges of the Far North, Road To Mandalay (12 Days / 11 Nights)

Explore the wonders of hidden Myanmar in unrivalled comfort and style, and marvel at the gorges that rear up from the scenic Ayeyarwady River. Discover the hidden gems of Myanmar on a truly memorable 11 night cruise.
  Day 1
Board the Road To Mandalay and set sail on its voyage to northern Myanmar. Visit Mingun and the world's largest brick-built pagoda and uncracked bell. In the evening, a welcome dinner allows you to get to know your fellow travellers.
  Day 2
Anchor off Nwe Nyein for a walking tour, including a chance to see traditional clay pot sculpting. Sail past the picturesque island pagoda of Thihadaw before enjoying a cocktail party on the Top Deck.
  Day 3
Take an early morning stroll around the delightful village of Kyan Hnyat. As the sun sets, the ship anchors south of the old market town of Katha. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board.
  Day 4
Visit Katha by trishaw and take in the market made famous by George Orwell in Burmese Days. In the afternoon, small boats take you ashore to the port of Shwegu and beyond to experience life in a typical riverside Shan village.
  Day 5
As the cruise continues, relax and admire the green-clad mountains reaching down to the narrowing channel. Travel past logging camps and the old colonial village of Zinbon. The ship drops anchor off Bhamo. Visit the town centre and enjoy the vibrant activity of this tribal meeting point.
  Day 6
Begin the day with a tour of picturesque Shwe Paw Island and its ancient pagodas. Your journey then takes you on to the riverside village of Moe Dar where you’ll witness a traditional noviciation ceremony.
  Day 7
In the early morning, board a train to the forest station of Naba and journey into the thick Kachin jungle and teak forest. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon gliding towards Kyan Hnayt, and end the day with a refreshing cocktail on the Top Deck. Finish off the day with a few cocktails on Top Deck and dinner in the restaurant.
  Day 8
This morning the ship anchors at Thabeikkyin. A winding road will lead you past a lush forestry reserve to Mogok, where you’ll meet elephants working in the teak forests.
  Day 9
Mandalay comes into view in the early morning. Disembark for a tour of Myanmar’s second city, including lunch at a local restaurant. Rejoin the ship at the quaint village of Shwe Kyet Yet and enjoy a tribal dance performance in the evening.
  Day 10
Spend the day gazing at the passing scenery as the ship continues towards Bagan. This evening take in the unforgettable sunset over the Bagan plain and enjoy a magical performance by traditional Bagan artists.
  Day 11
Visit the ancient sites in and around Bagan with an expert guide. In the afternoon you may choose to join a tour of Mount Popa—the legendary home of animist spirits known as Nats—with its impressive summit monastery. Or take a horse-drawn cart or a bicycle to explore on your own. Celebrate your final evening on board at this evening’s cocktail party, and say goodbye to your new friends during the Farewell Dinner.
  Day 12
Transfer to Bagan airport for your flight to Yangon.
 


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