• River Cruise Experiences

    River Cruise Experiences

    River Boats give a totally different perspective of a country to the traveller….life slows down as days laze into one another….but all is not relaxation! Excursions include exciting mini voyages of discovery - including tiger spotting, bird watching, local sightseeing and cultural highlights. All the boats are luxuriously outfitted - many rekindling the days of colonial splendour. Discover the Mekong River - the lifeblood of the land and visit incredible Angkor Wat. Cruise the Irrawaddy, to see magnificent teak Monasteries and solid gold pagodas. In India travel the mighty Brahmaputra; sail down the Hugli River between Calcutta and the Ganges, or relax aboard 'kettuvallam' - traditional rice barges in Kerala.
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The Road to Mandalay

  • Itinerary
  • Cost
  • Experiences
  • Highlights
Bangkok Yangon Bagan Belmond Road To Mandalay cruise Bagan Market Sagaing Maymyo with Shan lunch Mingun and Mandalay Village visit Mount popa Yangon Bangkok

Day 1. To Bangkok

Morning depart from London heathrow on direct Thai Airways fl ight to Bangkok.

Day 2. To Yangon – City tour
Arrive Bangkok and connect to Yangon. Met on arrival and transfer to The Governor's Residence. Afternoon city tour includes the Sule and Shwedagon pagodas.

Day 3. To Bagan and Road to Mandalay
Morning fl ight from Yangon to Bagan. Transfer to the Belmond Road To Mandalay berthed on the Irrawaddy River. Afternoon visit Bagan with its awe inspiring Temples and pagodas. Welcome dinner. Overnight onboard.

Day 4. Bagan
Morning tour of Bagan’s local markets selling a pot pourri of treasures! Later sail for Mandalay. Anchor mid-river for the evening. Overnight onboard.

Day 5. Afternoon excursion to Sagaing
Afternoon excursion to Sagaing considered to be the living centre of the Buddhist faith in Burma and famous for its silversmiths. Overnight onboard.

Day 6. Maymyo with Shan lunch
A full day's excursion to Maymyo, a Colonial hill station, with delightful English style houses and beautiful botanic gardens. Dine on a typical Shan lunch. Overnight onboard.

Day 7. Mingun and Mandalay
Cruise to Mingun. Visit the most important sights including the lovely hsinbyume pagoda. In the afternoon, guided tour of the key sights of Mandalay regarded as the centre of Burmese culture and Buddhist learning. Overnight onboard.

Day 8. Burmese Village and Bagan
After breakfast walking tour of a traditional Burmese village. Discover the Burmese way of life fi rst hand - from farming and handicrafts to spirit houses and tea-shops. Sail to Bagan. Evening cocktail party followed by dinner. Overnight onboard.

Day 9. Full day excursion to Mount popa national park
A full day's excursion to Mount popa the sacred home of powerful 'nats' (spirits). On top of a rocky crag is a picturesque complex of Monasteries, pagodas and shrines. Overnight onboard.

Day 10. To Yangon
After breakfast transfer to Bagan airport for onward fl ight to Yangon. Overnight at The Governor's Residence.

Day 11. To London via Bangkok
Morning fl ight to Bangkok with connection to London.

The Cost From

Per Person on a Double/ Twin share basis                      £3,700.00

Single room supplement                                                  £889.00


Cost Includes:

  • International & internal flights in economy class.

  • Accommodation with en-suite facilities.

  • Daily breakfast throughout. Fullboard meals whilst on the Belmond Road to Mandalay Cruise

  • Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing.

  • Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles.

  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.

  • Full ATOL Bonding.


Cost does not include:

  • Visa Fee.

  • Any optional Excursions.

  • Any expenses of a personal nature.

  • Travel Insurance.


Cruise the Ayeyarwady River on board a luxury ship, taking in the beautiful landscapes and observing daily life on its shores


  • Enjoy a traditional Shan lunch in Colonial Maymyo
  • Delve deep into the Burmese culture and spiritual beliefs with an exclusive meditation session in one of Yangon's most revered monasteries.

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  •   quote-mark  We were very pleased with the organisation of our visit to Kamptee. With such short notice, you did a great job getting the contacts with the gentleman, Father Sebasti who in turn made contact with Noel Joseph and in turn George Taj. We were thrilled that our guide Irfan and driver Mr Singh, rearranged our afternoon so that we could wait till Noel could return to Kampti in the afternoon. We enjoyed a fill-in drive and visit to Ramtek temple. Guide Irfan and driver Roshan were most accommodating, as our day didn't finish til 5.50pm back in Nagpur. Noel took us back to the cemetery. He had arranged for us to go to the Nagpur Diocese office the next day, where he had arranged with George to view the archived books and registers kept there from the Garrison Church in Kampti. Several officials helped us in Nagpur. We were thrilled to find our family Baptism registrations and some extra information, which proved our ancestor had been in the Army at Kampti a gunner in the D Troop, Horse Artillery, Kampti. quote-mark2

    J Armsrong - India Tour April 2019 – reseraching her ancestors in India

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