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
Belmond 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 Nyaung U, then transfer
to Taung Be village near Pagan to board
Belmond Road to Mandalay and begin your
4-night cruise (your cruise can be extended to 7
nights). Afternoon visit to the Ananda temple,
then watch the sun set over the plains of Pagan
(Bagan), followed by an exclusive candle-lighting
ceremony at a small temple. (B, L, D)
This morning there is a choice of excursions,
including a sunrise temple tour, a visit to a local
community project, or a bicycle or horse-andcart
ride around Old Pagan. A hot-air balloon
flight is also available at a supplement. The rest
of the day is spent on the river, with a range of
onboard activities available. (B, L, D)
Arrive this morning in the charming riverside
town of Myin Mu, then e xplore the area by
trishaw visiting the market and local craftsmen.
Afternoon visit to the farming village of Alacapa
to gain an insight into local country life. (B, L, D)
Today there is a choice between two excursions:
join a city tour of Mandalay including theU Bein Bridge, or set off to Monywa, a town
on the Chindwin river that is often missed by
tourists. Farewell dinner and entertainment this
evening. (B, L, D)
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the
airport for a flight to Heho in central Burma.
On arrival, transfer by road to Inle lake then
continue by boat to the Sanctum Inle for a
2-night stay. Afternoon tour of the floating
gardens, pagodas and a craft village. The
following day visit Indein pagoda complex or
relax by the lake. (B, L, D)
Morning flight to Rangoon. Transfer to the
Belmond Governor’s Residence for 1 night. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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.
featured above is the 4-night ‘Images of a
Golden Land’ cruise from Pagan to Mandalay;
similar 2- or 3-night cruise itineraries are also
available. The Belmond Road to Mandalay sister
ship, the Belmond Orcaella, operates on the
remote ‘Discovering the Chindwin River’ 12-night
cruise, an 11-night ‘Gorges of the Far North’
cruise north of Mandalay, and 8- or 7-night
cruises between Rangoon and Pagan. Please
speak to our Far East experts for more details.
Belmond Road to Mandalay is a de luxe
river cruiser with one suite and 42 en suite
cabins, all 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 and fitness room. The wellbeing area
is a haven of relaxation, where you may enjoy
pampering massages and spa treatments. Yoga
and tai chi sessions take place on deck and at
specially chosen venues on shore. Ship crew
includes multi-lingual guides, experienced local
chefs and a resident doctor.
From an award-winning photographer to an
expert yoga instructor, Belmond have handpicked
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,
and Sue Flood, an award-winning travel and
wildlife photographer. Please speak to our
Far East experts to check the speaker on board
For a price quote based
on alternative accommodation standards,
to discuss flight options or to tailor this
itinerary, please call 020 3930 5233 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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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