4-Day Belmond Orcaella Cruise (Majestic Marvels) – Group Journey

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Luxury

Tour Period: 4 Days

tour highlights

  • Stroll through the bustling Nyaung Oo market
  • Explore the spectacular teak monastery of Shwenandaw
  • Admire the former royal capital of Amarapura

tour details

Take in the highlights of the region and delight in the beauty of the Chindwin river as you sail past golden temples, quaint villages and sacred mountains.

Join-in tour with departures as per schedule.

Arrive at Bagan Airport and take a sightseeing transfer. You will visit the majestic Htilominlo Temple and stroll through the bustling Nyaung Oo market. Board Belmond Orcaella and settle into your luxurious cabin. Lunch is served shortly after, followed by time to explore the ship and enjoy the views of this wondrous land.
Afternoon tea is served in the Lounge & Bar, accompanied by a talk on Myanmar's ways of life. Those wanting a stretch are welcome to join a tai chi session on deck.
In the evening a welcome cocktail party on the Observation Deck gives you the chance to mingle with fellow guests. Then sit down to a welcome dinner in the Restaurant, featuring an enticing blend of local and fusion delicacies. Overnight on board.
Breakfast is served in the Restaurant, with the option to join an early-morning yoga session on the Observation Deck. You may also choose to enjoy a fascinating talk on Myanmar's history in the Lounge & Bar.
After a buffet lunch on board, an afternoon excursion takes you to the riverside village of Lat-Ka-Pin for a first-hand insight into local life and culture. Back on board, you may choose to join a tai chi session on deck, take afternoon tea or simply relax by the pool.
This evening a sumptuous dinner is served in the Restaurant. You may wish to enjoy a nightcap in the Lounge & Bar afterwards. Overnight on board.
After breakfast, transfer ashore for a morning tour of Mandalay. Visit the spectacular teak monastery of Shwenandaw constructed in the mid-19th century by King Mindon, famous for its carvings. Then travel to the striking white Kuthodaw Pagoda, which houses what is claimed to be the world's largest book. Return to the ship for lunch.
Later in the afternoon you embark on an excursion to the former royal capital of Amarapura, renowned for its weaving traditions. Visit a studio where artisans produce high-quality, colourful longyi (the traditional sarong worn by both men and women), fashioned from a distinctive heavy silk and decorated with intricate patterns. End your excursion with a magical visit to the 200-year-old U Bein Bridge at sunset, one of Myanmar's most photographed sites.
This evening enjoy a fabulous farewell dinner on board. Afterwards, the Lounge & Bar remains open, allowing you to toast the end of your journey with your newfound friends. Overnight on board.
After an early breakfast in the Restaurant, disembark for your transfer to Mandalay International Airport.


Our tour prices are included of:

  • All sightseeing tour and transfer services arranged by Belmond Orcaella cruise
  • Accommodation in twin/sharing cabin (or single cabin)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner)
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • Tours with English-speaking on board guide (all tours are join-in)
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Domestic airfare from Mandalay to Yangon


Not included are:

  • Myanmar visa fee
  • Surcharges for throughout guides (English and other languages)
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Laundry Service
  • Telephone calls and Fax charges
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)


Important Note:

The rivers of Myanmar vary from season to season, with as much as a 30 foot variance in water level. During the months of January through June, the water levels of the Ayeyarwady may drop for a period of a few weeks to a few months, creating a narrower channel for navigation. During the months of July through October, high water levels may affect the Chindwin River. To accommodate for changes in water levels, Belmond Orcaella may operate on an adjusted itinerary during these periods and our mooring locations may be amended.

    Tour code: BORC3MM
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