Highlights of Myanmar (4 Days)

Cruise Line: Belmond Cruises
Mandalay, Myanmar to Bagan, Myanmar
Mandalay, Myanmar

Guests arriving on our group flight will take a tour of Mandalay. Visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda, Shwenandaw monastery, and enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. Those arriving independently will meet us at the restaurant. After lunch there is a choice of tours available. The first option will take you to witness some of Mandalay's traditional arts, continuing on to visit the ancient capital of Amarapura, the famous U Bein Bridge, and the Sagaing hills. Alternatively board a chartered boat at Htin Win Jetty for a scenic cruise, accompanied by complimentary refreshments, to meet Belmond Road to Mandalay in Myinmu. Dine on Asian and Western cuisine in the elegant Restaurant, enjoying our excellent house wines or selecting an international label from our extensive list.

Myinmu, Myanmar

Stretch out and relax at an early-morning yoga session, followed by a refreshing treat from our Healthy Juice Bar. This morning disembark to explore Myinmu, beginning with a traditional almsgiving ceremony. Then board trishaws for a ride around town, visiting a local market and learning about the area's small cottage industries. Return to the ship for lunch as your journey continues towards Bagan. Take an afternoon at leisure, making the most of the spa facilities or unwinding beside the pool. Activities available include two fascinating lectures, an astrology reading, and a longyi-tying lesson. Savour a traditional afternoon tea on our onboard 'Burmese Tea Shop' experience. This evening dress in your longyi for our cocktail party, followed by another delicious dinner in the Restaurant.

Bagan, Myanmar

Wake early this morning for sunrise yoga or meditation classes as the ship sails into Bagan. A range of tour options is available today. "Introduction to Bagan" explores the temples and history of the area, "A Day in the Life" explores local culture, food, and markets, and "Bagan by Bicycle" offers an action-packed tour for those seeking adventure. 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 will be treating local patients. In the afternoon visit Ananda, one of Bagan's most magnificent temples. Continue your tour as you explore an off-the-beaten-track temple by torchlight. End your visit by savouring a spectacular sunset across the plains. Dine under the stars at the Road to Mandalay Grill on the Observation Deck, before enjoying a classic marionette performance.

Bagan, Myanmar

For an additional supplement, early risers can take a sunrise hot-air balloon flight over the pagodas. Enjoy a last early-bird breakfast onboard before disembarking from Belmond Road to Mandalay for your onward travel arrangements. Guests travelling on the group flight to Yangon will be escorted to the airport.

Highlights of Myanmar map

About the Ship

Belmond Afloat in France - Hirondelle
Belmond Road to Mandalay

Cruise along the Ayeyarwady river on Belmond Road to Mandalay and be enchanted by temple tops and golden sunsets. Venture inland to witness daily rituals of local monks, tour ancient pagodas, and visit bustling markets. Then discover Myanmar’s mesmerising landscapes while reclining on the sun deck with a cocktail in hand.

What's Included


  • Morning tea or coffee served in your cabin on request

  • Buffet breakfast served in the Restaurant daily

  • Extensive buffet lunch served daily

  • Table d'hôte dinner with both eastern and western options

  • Complimentary soft drinks, mineral water, local beer and house wine are served with lunch and dinner

  • Complimentary pre-dinner aperitif served in the Bar each day

  • Cocktail parties with complimentary drinks and canapés

  • Gala Dinner on last night with specially designed menu

  • 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

  • Spa treatment menu

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