8-Day Belmond Road To Mandalay Cruise (Ayeyarwaddy Adventure from Mandalay) – Group Experience

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 8 Days

tour highlights

  • Explore Ava, the ancient capital of Mandalay, by horse and cart
  • Discover Bagan, a sundrenched plain housing more than 2,000 temples and pagodas
  • Enjoy a gentle walking tour of Mingun, home of the unfinished pagoda of King Bodawpaya

tour details

This journey commences in Myanmar’s cultural capital, Mandalay, before continuing on to the temple-strewn plain of Bagan and the charming colonial town of Maymyo.

Join in tour with departure on Wednesday.

After a domestic flight from Yangon to Mandalay, visit the Sagaing Hills and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views. Transfer to Belmond Road to Mandalay, berthed on the Ayeyarwady River. After lunch, enjoy a guided tour of the key sights of the city. Return to the ship for dinner.
Join an early morning tour of Shwe Kyet Yet village. Sit down to breakfast as you sail to the ancient capital of Ava for a tour by horse-drawn cart. Return to the ship for lunch and set sail for Bagan, enjoying an evening at leisure on board. This evening enjoy a casual cocktail party followed by dinner on board.
The ship arrives at Bagan, where a guided orientation tour shows you the most important of the 2,000 temples. After lunch, continue the tour or choose to explore at leisure with a bicycle or horse-drawn cart. Return to the ship in the evening for dinner and local entertainment.
Enjoy a full day's excursion to Mount Popa, a national park and believed to be the sacred home of powerful 'Nats'. Return to the ship for dinner and local entertainment.
After breakfast join the guide to explore some of Bagan's bustling local markets. Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle or horse-drawn cart and explore this enchanting area on your own.The ship anchors mid-river for the evening, providing a marvellous opportunity to observe the stars, followed by a spectacular dinner.
Relax on-board with a morning at leisure, including a cooking demonstration on the top deck. The ship moors in Mandalay late afternoon for a tour of Mingun, home to the enormous, ruined pagoda of King Bodawpaya. Return to the ship for dinner and local entertainment.
A full day's excursion to Maymyo, a colonial hill station set high in the mountains. A typical Shan lunch is taken at a colonial house. Back on Belmond Road to Mandalay, enjoy a final farewell dinner.
After an early breakfast, you are transferred to Mandalay's airport for your onward flight.


Our tour prices are included of:

  • All sightseeing tour and transfer services arranged by Belmond Road To Mandalay
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner)
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the programme
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking cruise guide
  • Boat trips as specified
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Accommodation on cruise
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour
  • Domestic airfare from Yangon to Mandalay and from Mandalay to Yangon


Not included are:

  • Myanmar visa fee
  • Surcharges for throughout guides (English and other languages) and private car for all tours and transfers
  • 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
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Peak season in general is between 15 December to 15 January and 13
  • 17 April)
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)



  • All timings are approximate and should be used as a guide only

  • The rivers of Myanmar vary from season to season, with as much as a 30ft variance in water level. From January through June, the Ayeyarwady’s levels may drop, creating a narrower channel for navigation. To allow for these changes, Belmond Road to Mandalay may operate a revised itinerary and mooring locations may be amended.
Tour code: BRTM7MBM

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