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Highlights of Myanmar 3 Night Cruise from £1270 per person

Experience the enchanting sights, scents and sounds of the Irrawaddy or Chindwin Rivers aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay (43 cabins) or the Belmond Orcaella (25 cabins). Cruise itineraries vary from 2 to 12 nights. Cabin accommodation is spacious, featuring air-conditioning and large windows that offer stunning river views. On board you’ll enjoy a top deck pool and bar and a gourmet restaurant. All meals are included during the cruise with soft drinks, local beer and free flow of house wine during meals.
Day 1 Mandalay
Transfer to Belmond Road to Mandalay berthed on the Ayeyarwady River at Shwe Kyet Yet village. Following a welcome meeting, the ship will set sail for Mandalay. After lunch on board, transfer to shore by local boat for a guided tour of the key sights of this fabled city, regarded as the centre of Burmese culture and Buddhist learning. Return to Belmond Road to Mandalay for dinner and local entertainment in the evening.

Day 2 Burmese Village & Ava
Join an early morning walking tour of Shwe Kyet Yet village which will include alms-giving to the monks by the ship’s crew. Enjoy breakfast while the ship sails down to the ancient capital of Ava. Disembark for a tour by traditional horse and cart including a visit to an ancient teak monastic school and the ruins of King Bagyidaw’s palace. The rest of the day is spent relaxing on board observing the local river life from the top deck. Afternoon tea is served and an on-board guide lectures on local places and customs. A casual cocktail party is followed by dinner on board.

Day 3 Bagan
The river cruiser arrives at Bagan where over 2,000 temples and pagodas are scattered on an awe-inspiring plain beside the river. A guided orientation tour introduces you to the most important temples. After lunch you have the opportunity to rejoin the guide and visit the inside of some of the more significant pagodas. Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle or horse-drawn cart (with driver) and explore this fascinating area on your own. Late afternoon your guide takes you to watch the breathtaking vista of the sun setting over the plain. Dinner and local entertainment on board.

Day 4 Bagan
After an early breakfast you are transferred to Bagan airport for your onward flight.

Prices from
£1270 per person, based on twin share.


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