Discover the magnificent temples and remote villages of Burma (Myanmar) in style, staying at the Belmond Governor's Residence in Rangoon (Yangon), followed by a 7-night cruise along the majestic Irrawaddy river aboard the luxurious Road to Mandalay. Lined with ancient palaces and pagodas, a cruise along this astonishing river is perhaps the most pleasurable way to experience Burma, to feel its pulse, live its legends and understand its history.
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Arrive in Rangoon (Yangon) and transfer to the
Belmond Governor’s Residence for 2 nights. (N)
Full-day private tour of Rangoon, including its
colonial buildings, Sule pagoda, Kandawgyi lake
and the Shwedagon pagoda. (B)
Early morning flight to Mandalay. On arrival, transfer to the Belmond Road to Mandalay for a 7-night cruise on the Irrawaddy river. Afternoon tour of Mandalay, regarded as the centre of Burmese culture and Buddhist learning. End the day with a visit to the 200-year-old U Bein Bridge. (B, L, D)
After an early breakfast, visit a local village for a walking tour. The ship journeys south in the morning for Ava where guests can enjoy a choice of tour options; Ava by horse and cart or Ava by bike. Enjoy the afternoon relaxing or join one of the onboard activities. (B, L, D)
Full-day excursion to Mount Popa, home of powerful and sacred nats (spirits). (B, L, D)
Morning arrival in Pagan, where more than 2,000 temples and pagodas are scattered over a plain beside the river. Spend the full day on a tour of the temples. (B, L, D)
This morning embark on a choice of tours before you set sail: pagodas in the morning, Pagan by bike, traditional horse and cart ride or a visit to a village and Belmond's social contribution projects. (B, L, D)
Continue sailing up the river this morning. After lunch, disembark for an afternoon tour (B, L, D)
Visit Maymyo, a colonial hill station set high in the mountains. Soak up the atmosphere with its cool climate, English-style houses, colourful market and beautiful botanical gardens. (B, L, D).
In the morning, disembark the cruise and fly to Rangoon (Yangon) for an overnight stay at the Belmond Governor's Residence. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each
destination en route by a local tour guide. All
excursions on the cruise will be led by a local
cruise tour guide.
When on board the
cruise, the transfers and excursions relevant
to that cruise are operated as a group with
other passengers who may or may not be
Cox & Kings clients.
The itinerary featured above is
a combination of the 3-night ‘Highlights of
Myanmar’ cruise with the 2-night ‘Ayeyarwaddy
Experience’ cruise. Please speak to our Far East
experts for details on other cruise itineraries,
travelling on either the Belmond Road to
Mandalay or the Belmond Orcaella.
For a price quote based
on alternative accommodation standards,
to discuss flight options or to tailor this
itinerary, please call 020 7808 6786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Belmond Road to Mandalay is a de luxe river
cruiser with 43 en suite cabins, air conditioned
and furnished in traditional Burmese style
with five cabin sizes and categories available.
Facilities include a swimming pool, observation deck, restaurant, piano bar, fitness room and
spa treatments. A range of cruise programmes
and durations are available between Pagan and
Mandalay, as well as an itinerary to the sublime
gorges of Bhamo.
From an award-winning photographer to an
expert yoga instructor, Belmond have
hand-picked fascinating guest speakers to join
you on board. They will accompany you on
excursions, deliver insightful lectures and lead
engaging discussions during the cruise. Speakers
include Nadia Narain, an expert yoga instructor;
General Sir Mike Jackson, the former head of the
British Army; and Sue Flood, an award-winning
travel and wildlife photographer. Please speak
to our Far East experts to check the speaker on
board your departure.
Arguably the best hotel in Burma, Belmond Governor's Residence is housed in an imposing luxury teak mansion dating from the 1920s and located within the elegant Embassy quarter of Rangoon. Surrounded by a verdant garden, it offers 48 beautiful guest rooms and suites luxuriously decorated with teak furniture, tropical cottons and silks. Mandalay restaurant, overlooking the private garden, serves Asian and European cuisine while the Kipling Bar, named after the country's most celebrated advocate, and Mindon Lounge offer the ideal settings and atmosphere for relaxation and...
The Belmond Road to Mandalay is a de luxe river cruiser with 43 en suite cabins, air conditioned and furnished in traditional Burmese style with five cabin sizes and categories available. Facilities include a swimming pool, observation deck, restaurant, piano bar, fitness room and spa treatments.
On selected departures, Belmond have hand-picked guest speakers to join you on board. They will accompany you on excursions, deliver insightful lectures and lead engaging discussions during the cruise. Speakers include Nadia Narain, an expert yoga instructor; General Sir Mike Jackson, the former head of the British Army; and Sue Flood, an award-winning travel and wildlife...
The Hotel by the Red Canal is a charming boutique hotel located right in the heart of Mandalay. With only 25 rooms it is able to offer an intimate and personal experience. Rooms are furnished in traditional Burmese style with teak furniture and wooden floors. Facilities include a restaurant serving Burmese and Indian food, a bar and a swimming pool and...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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