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(N)Day 2: Rangoon
Arrive in Rangoon (Yangon) and transfer to the Belmond Governor’s Residence for 2 nights. (N)Day 3: Rangoon
Full-day private tour of Rangoon, including its colonial buildings, Sule pagoda, Kandawgyi lake and the Shwedagon pagoda. (B)Day 4: Fly to Nyaung U (Pagan)
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)Day 5: Pagan
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)Day 6: To Mingun
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)Day 7: Mandalay
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)Days 8-9: Inle lake
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)Day 10: Fly to Rangoon
Morning flight to Rangoon. Transfer to the Belmond Governor’s Residence for 1 night. (B)Day 11: Fly home
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Non-exclusive cruise:
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.Alternative Belmond cruises:
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.Luxury tour
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel
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 enquire online.
The Sanctum Inle Resort at tranquil Inle lake is a haven of calm away from hectic city life. Arches and cloisters reference the monastic life, offering a more contemplative travel experience. Stay in one of four classes of rooms and suites, all with spacious bathrooms and garden or lake views. The resort's standard room category, the Cloister Classic, starts at 40 sq metres while larger suites include a private terrace. The Refectory restaurant serves Burmese dishes with an emphasis on Shan cuisine, using produce from the resort's organic garden. The Cloister Bar is the perfect place to enjoy an evening drink, with a wide range of locally produced beers and wines, as well as a short list of international wines in the cellars.Features: 96 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, bicycle hire, garden, library, spa, Wi-Fi, gift shop, outdoor swimming pool.<br>Room amenities: Television, safe, lake or garden views, hairdryer, air conditioning.
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 photographer.
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 reflection.
Low season from £3895 per person
High season from £4295 per person
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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