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Bagan, Mandalay, Mingun & Sagaing Hills / Belmond Road to Mandalay - Images of a Golden Land

Commencing in Bagan, visit Sagaing - considered to be the living centre of Buddhism, and Mingun before discovering the fascinating city of Mandalay. With meticulous attention to detail, the Belmond Road to Mandalay is without doubt the most luxurious cruise ship in Burma, bringing guests an incomparable opportunity to experience the sights and sensations of this tradition-steeped land. Cabins are exquisitely decorated with rich fabrics and intricate furnishings made by Burmese artisans. State Cabins feature spacious bathrooms and flat screen televisions, while the Governor’s Suite takes luxury to the next level. Lounge on the deck beside the swimming pool, and feast on gourmet cuisine in the elegant restaurant as the ship voyages along the Ayeyarwady River between Mandalay and Bagan. Whispering through countryside where time appears to have stood still, passengers can gain an authentic glimpse of the Burmese way of life, stepping ashore to explore local villages and offer alms to monks in the early morning – all enjoyed in the company of knowledgeable guides. In the evenings, charming local entertainment takes centre stage, from marionette performances to graceful dances. As the resident pianist plays softly and the sun sinks low, there is surely no more memorable way to feel at first hand the very pulse of Burma.

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Prices are based on 2 people sharing a Deluxe Cabin and include all meals on full sailing days, breakfast on disembarkation day, complimentary tea, coffee and selected beverages, return economy class flights from Yangon and shore excursions as highlighted. Supplements for a State Cabin or Governor's Suite and single occupancy are available on request. 

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Bagan, Mandalay, Mingun & Sagaing Hills /Itinerary

Belmond Road to Mandalay - Images of a Golden Land

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Bagan

After a morning flight from Yangon to Bagan , transfer to The Belmond Road to Mandalay berthed on the Ayeyarwady River. Enjoy a delicious lunch onboard before joining an escorted tour of Bagan, a vast religious site of more than 2,000 ancient temples scattered across a sandy plain besides the river. Late afternoon watch the sunset over the breathtaking field of glowing pagodas, many with ornate golden domes before returning to the ship for evening dinner.

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Bagan & Cruising

Bagan & Cruising

Following breakfast there is the opportunity to explore Bagan further with a visit to the local markets where you can purchase wooden carvings, fabrics or rattan goods and watch the famous laquerware being made. If you would rather you can explore alone, take a horse-drawn cart ride or even hire a bicycle. Mid-morning return to the ship and cruise north to Mandalay. Relaxing on the top deck, join on onboard lecture and discover Burmese customs in the colonial style Observation Lounge. Evening dinner will begin with a casual cocktail party.

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 Mandalay

Mandalay

A leisurely start to the day as the ship docks at the village of Shwe Kyet Yet near Mandalay. After a lunch enjoy a guided tour of Mandalay and its ancient sights including the Kuthodaw Temple. Return to the Belmond Road to Mandalay for evening dinner and entertainment.

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Mingun & Sagaing

Mingun & Sagaing

Arrive in Mingun after breakfast and visit the Hsinbyume Pagoda and the world’s largest uncracked ringing bell before returning back to the ship by a local boat for a late lunch. In the afternoon visit Sagaing Hills, with its many beautiful pagodas and thriving community of Buddhist monks, it is considered to be the living centre of the Buddhist faith in Myanmar. After a farewell dinner, retire to the Piano Bar in the company of your fellow guests and reflect on the journey’s highlights.

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Return to Yangon

After an early breakfast, return to Bagan Airport for an onward flight to Yangon.

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