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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 4-night cruise along the Irrawaddy river aboard the luxurious Belmond Road to Mandalay.
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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)
During this morning’s sailing there is a range of activities available on board including yoga at sunrise, meditation and cookery classes. Arrive later in the day at Mingun, where you can join tours to either walk through the local villages or visit nearby historical sites. (B, L, D)
Arrive in Mandalay early this morning, where there is the opportunity to join a Buddhist alms-giving ceremony ashore. After breakfast, there is a choice between two excursions: join a city tour of Mandalay including the
Kuthodaw Kuthodaw pagoda, or take a tour of the city’s traditional arts and craft workshops. Afternoon excursion to the monasteries of the Sagaing hills, followed by sunset at U Bein Bridge with champagne cocktails, then a farewell dinner and entertainment back on board. (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.
The itinerary 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.
Featuring some of the most luxurious
accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are
based on the standard category, unless indicated
Available on request.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
BML2020: 9 Nights
Located on the wide bend of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, Mandalay is Burma's second...
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