Images of A Golden Land (5 Days)

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

Board the ship at Taung Be village near Bagan. After lunch onboard, set off on a guided tour. Visit Ananda, one of Bagan's most magnificent temples. Explore a rarely visited temple by torchlight and learn about the traditional art of lacquerware. The day ends watching the sun set over the mesmerising, temple-strewn plains and includes an exclusive candle-lighting ceremony just for our guests. Tonight, dine under the stars at the Road to Mandalay Grill on the Observation Deck.

Bagan, Myanmar

Before setting sail, embark on the morning adventure of your choice. Select from a bicycle or horse-and-cart ride around the temples of Old Bagan, a sunrise temple tour, or a visit to a local community project. For an additional supplement you can set off on an inspiring hot-air balloon flight. As the ship sails towards Mandalay, enjoy onboard activities ranging from a cultural lecture to a treatment at the spa. Relax by the pool on the Observation Deck, the largest outdoor space of any river cruise ship in Myanmar, or keep fit in the gym. Sample local infusions and delicacies in the Burmese Tea Shop and learn how to dress in traditional Myanmar longyi, a type of sarong. In the evening, dine on a selection of Asian and Western dishes in the elegant Restaurant. Sample the house wines or choose from the extensive international wine list.

Mingun, Myanmar

During the morning's sailing there are a range of activities available, from sunrise yoga and meditation to cookery demonstrations and a talk from the onboard doctor. Arrive in Mingun and choose from two fascinating tours. Discover the historical sites nearby or join a walk through a rural village, engaging with the locals. In the evening, you are invited to wear a traditional sarong to our vibrant Longyi Cocktail Party on the Observation Deck.

Shwe Kyat Yat, Myanmar

We arrive in Mandalay after a short cruise. Early risers can participate in a Buddhist almsgiving ceremony on shore. Select the tour of your choice: "Highlights of Mandalay" visits important historic sites around the city, including Kuthodaw Pagoda and Shwenandaw Golden Monastery. "Mandalay Arts and Shopping" focuses on the city's renowned traditional crafts, such as bronze, marble, silk, and woodwork. Rejoin the ship at Shwe Kyet Yet village. After lunch, visit the Sagaing Hills, considered to be the living centre of the Buddhist faith in Myanmar. Toast the sunset with a champagne cocktail overlooking the amazing U Bein Bridge. After a sumptuous farewell dinner onboard, enjoy traditional entertainment.

Mandalay, Myanmar

An early-bird breakfast is served before you disembark from Belmond Road to Mandalay for your onward travel arrangements. Guests travelling on the group flight to Yangon will be escorted to the airport.

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About the Ship

Belmond Road to Mandalay
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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