Images of a Golden Land
Magical Myanmar afloat
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
- Sunset at U Bein Bridge
- Thriving communities of Buddhist monks and nuns
- Pagodas and temples of Bagan
- Life on the Ayeyarwady River
- A floating 5-star hotel
At a Glance
Day 1: Arrive at Bagan, transfer to the ship on the Ayeyarwady River. Visit some of the significant pagodas of Bagan and in the late afternoon enjoy sunset over a field of glowing pagodas.
Day 2: Visit Bagan's bustling local markets or hire a bicycle or horse-drawn cart and explore this enchanting area on your own. In the afternoon cruise toward Mandalay.
Day 3: Morning at leisure, join the chef for a cookery demonstration as you sail past the hills of Sagaing. In the afternoon visit Mingun, home to the enormous, ruined pagoda of King Bodawpaya.
Day 4: Disembark in Mandalay for a guided tour of the fabled city. Continue through Amarapura to Shwe Kyet Yet village, where you will reunite with the Road to Mandalay and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon visit Sagaing Hills, considered to be the living centre of the Buddhist faith in Myanmar.
Day 5: After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Yangon.
- Start Bagan / end Mandalay
- Domestic internal flights included
- 1 night pre-cruise accommodation in Yangon will be required, at an additional cost.
- Priced from A$2,670 per person, twin share
- Supplements apply for sole occupancy or cabin upgrades
- Seasonal supplements may apply