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Christmas Celebration on the Ayeyarwady

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Departs at 07:00

Fri, 25 Dec 2020 from Mandalay

Arrives at 11:00

Sun, 27 Dec 2020 to Bagan Taung Be

Price from $

US$1,575 per passenger

Your Journey

Make your Christmas unforgettable with an inspiring cruise from Bagan to Mandalay aboard Belmond Road to Mandalay.


  • 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
  • A sensational Christmas Feast, accompanied by a live band
  • 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
  • Guided tours of Ava and Bagan
  • Visit to Ananda temple and a torchlight tour of a rarely-seen pagoda




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.

Later on disembark at Ava, the ancient capital. Tour this fascinating city, either by traditional horse and cart or by bicycle.

A range of activities are on offer as the ship sails to Bagan. Attend a fascinating talk by the onboard doctor, learn how to dress in a traditional longyi sarong, or let our astrologer uncover what your future holds. Get into the holiday spirit by decorating cookies at our gingerbread station. In the evening, join the Captain and your fellow passengers on the Observation Deck for a special holiday toast. A live band will add to the party atmosphere as the sun sets over the Ayeyarwady River.

A four-course Christmas feast with wine pairings awaits. Later, head to the observation deck for an evening of dancing and some festive surprises.



After breakfast, admire the scenery as the ship arrives into 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.

Rejoin the ship for a sensational Christmas lunch.

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.



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.

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 for group pricing.

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