Your Journey

Uncover the hidden gems of the Ayeyarwady River, from the astounding temples of Bagan to the lesser-seen villages near Myin Mu.

Includes

Two nights aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay luxury river cruise

All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte 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

Guided tours of Myin Mu and Alacapa

Itinerary

Board the ship at Bagan. Those who arrive early can choose to explore the magnificent temple complex, either by mountain bike, horse and cart or, at an additional supplement, hot-air balloon.

As the ship begins its journey north, there are a variety of onboard activities for you to enjoy, including a fascinating lecture and an art exhibition. Relax by the pool on the Observation Deck, the largest outdoor space of any river cruise ship in Myanmar. Work out in the gym, or sample local infusions and delicacies in our Burmese Tea Shop.

In the evening you are invited to wear a traditional sarong to our vibrant Longyi Cocktail Party.

Arrive this morning in Myin Mu, a small riverside town 30 miles south of Mandalay.

Meet your guides and take a trishaw tour, visiting a local market and teashops. You’ll also learn about the area’s typical cottage industries, such as slipper production and bamboo weaving.

Return to the ship for lunch. After, disembark to explore the picture-perfect village of Alacapa. Get to know the locals, and witness a way of life barely touched by time.

In the evening, dine on Asian and Western specialities in the elegant restaurant followed by traditional entertainment.

After an early breakfast disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

Please note

  • All timings are approximate and should be used as a guide only
  • The rivers of Myanmar vary from season to season, with as much as a 30ft variance in water level. From January through June, the Ayeyarwady’s levels may drop, creating a narrower channel for navigation. To allow for these changes, Belmond Road to Mandalay may operate a revised itinerary and mooring locations may be amended.

Our Best Available rate is subject to availability at time of booking, it is not applicable for parties of 12 or more. Please contact tcgroupsuk@belmond.com for group pricing.