Visit the breathtaking temples of Bagan
Step aboard the luxurious river cruiser, Road to Mandalay, and discover the magic of Myanmar.
Experience the enchanting sights, scents and sounds as you cruise along the mighty Ayeyarwady River, taking in the country's most mesmerising landscapes from the deck of the luxury vessel. Stop off and explore rural villages from a bygone era, see saffron-robed monks go about their daily rituals, and marvel at the golden spires of pagodas which soar out of the lush jungle.
The Road to Mandalay offers cool, relaxing spaces in which to mingle, beautiful cabins and indulgent touches to ensure a great journey ahead. Every day is filled with events, excursions, exquisite dining and entertainment. Take in topical lectures by local and international expert or join a cooking class where you'll learn a Burmese speciality you can whip up when you return home.
Or just relax, cocktail in hand, on the teak deck and watch the marvellous sights as you cruise gently along the Ayeyarwady River.
Why we like it
- Explore Ava, the ancient capital of Mandalay
- Discover Bagan's temples & pagodas
- Walking in Mingun
- Visit charming Maymyo
- A classic river adventure
At a Glance
Day 1: Fly Yangon to Bagan and board Belmond Road to Mandalay. This afternoon visit Bagan and watch the sunset over a field of thousands of pagodas.
Day 2: Explore Bagan's bustling local market or take a horse-drawn cart and explore this enchanting area on your own.
Day 3: Morning at leisure on board as we sail the Ayeyarwady River. This afternoon the ship moors in Mandalay for a tour of Mingun, home to the enormous, ruined pagoda of King Bodawpaya.
Day 4: Visit the colonial hill station of Maymyo.
Day 5: Visit Sagaing Hills, regarded as the centre of Buddhist faith in Myanmar.
Day 6: Morning walking tour of Shwe Kyet Yet village. Later enjoy a visit by horse and cart to the ancient capital of Ava.
Day 7: Enjoy a full day excursion to Mount Popa, a national park believed to be the sacred home of powerful 'Nats'
Day 8: After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight from Bagan to Yangon.
- Start/end Bagan
- Domestic internal flights within Myanmar included
- 1 night pre-cruise accommodation in Yangon will be required, at an additional cost
- Priced from A$3,550 per person, twin share
- Supplements for sole occupancy or cabin upgrades apply
- Seasonal supplements may apply