Taste of Myanmar (3 Days)

Cruise Line: Belmond Cruises
Shwe Kyat Yat, Myanmar to Bagan, Myanmar
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DAY 1
Shwe Kyat Yat, Myanmar
Ava, Myanmar

Board the ship at Shwe Kyat Yat 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 are 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 cruise ship in Myanmar. In the evening, dine on Asian and Western cuisine in the elegant Restaurant. Savour our excellent house wines or select a bottle from the extensive international list.

DAY 2
Bagan, Myanmar

Stretch out and relax at an early-morning yoga or meditation session on deck before the ship arrives in 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. 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 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.

DAY 3
Bagan, Myanmar

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.

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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

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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