Duration: 4 nights river cruise tour
Price from: £869pp
Mandalay to Bagan 4 nights
Day 1 Mandalay/Amarapura: Afternoon transfer to the Sanctuary Ananada. Lunch is served on board as the ship cruises towards Sagaing. This afternoon visit the pagoda sprinkled Sagaing Hill, where you'll visit a Monastic school and orphanage. Next, take in the views from the top of the hill on the terraces of the Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, which are truly breathtaking. Finally, visit the U Been Bridge, a spectacular place to enjoy the sunset, before returning to the ship for dinner.
Day 2 Amarapura/Tan Chi Taung Mountain: Early this morning sail north to the quaint village of Sin Kyun, where you can take an optional tour to witness first hand the way of life in this unspoilt location seldom viewed by outsiders. Later, set sail towards Tan Chi Taung Mountain and enjoy the beautiful vistas while passing Mingun. Continue to sail south, passing villages set against a backdrop of soft browns and rich tamarind trees with white and golden pagodas gracing the distant hills. After lunch a variety of on board activities will be offered.
Day 3 Tan Chi Taung Mountain/Bagan: After breakfast join the executive chef for a cooking demonstration and spend the rest of the morning sailing downstream towards Baan. After lunch on board, head to the top of Tan Chi Taung Mountain to enjoy your first glimpse of the Bagan plain, containing more than 2,000 pagodas and stupas.
Day 4 Bagan: You have the option to take an early morning balloon tour for a birds-eye view of the Bagan plain (additional expense) followed by breakfast on board. Visit the bustling local market of Nyaung U and then move on to the great golden Shwezigon Pagoda. After a horse and cart ride through the Bagan plains return to the ship for lunch. This afternoon, visit the Ananda Temple, regarded as one of Myanmar's most beautiful temples, and then visit a lacquerware workshop. Enjoy the sunset over the Bagan plains before feasting on a farewell dinner.
Day 5 Bagan: Disembark after breakfast and your tour concludes.
* A refined custom-built vessel with just 21 suites, showcasing Burmese design and contemporary chic.
* All-suite ship with five categories: Bagan Deck suites; Bagan Deck deluxe suites; Mandalay Deck deluxe suites; luxury suites and one Owner's suite.
* All suites have floor-to-ceiling windows plus full balconies with outdoor furniture, en suite shower and living area.
* Four decks include a spa, gym, swimming pool, sun deck, gallery, restaurant and lounge.
* Free soft drinks and local beer whilst on board.
Departures: Selected Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays.
Accommodation: In Bagan Deck suites on Sanctuary Ananda.
Meals: Full board - all meals, soft drinks and local beer whilst on board, local wine with meals.
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes private transfers between the airport and ship, 4 night cruise as shown above and sightseeing as stated.
Children below 6 years are not allowed.
Itineraries, excursions and schedules subject to change due to weather, tides and conditions.