Experience the enchanting sights, scents and sounds of the Ayeyarwady River with 3 to 14 nights cruises aboard the Road To Mandalay.
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Accommodation in this graceful river cruiser seamlessly blends tradition comfort with complete luxury. Cabins are spacious, air conditioned and furnished with bright, airy fabrics.
Five cabin categories are available on Road To Mandalay. Features include a personal safe, telephone, satellite television, en-suite bathroom and shower amenities.
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- Governor’s Suite
- State Cabin
- Deluxe Cabin
- Superior Cabin
- Single Cabin
RESTAURANT & BARS
On Road To Mandalay you’ll find an enticing range of dishes, including Burmese, Thai, Indonesian, Indian and European specialities.
Early morning tea and coffee is available in your cabin on request, followed by a full breakfast. An extensive buffet-style lunch is served on the observation deck or in the restaurant.
Dinners are served in the restaurant and offer a choice of succulent dishes to cater to all tastes. Carefully selected wines are also available to complement your meal.
14 NIGHTS FROM RANGOON TO MANDALAY
Day 1 Yangon
International arrivals in Rangoon. Transfer to ship moored in the heart of colonial ‘Downtown’ Yangon. Afternoon sight seeing and visit to the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda for sunset.
Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Burma
Day 2 Irrawaddy Delta
Sail with the first tide up the Rangoon River and enter the Twante Canal, which connects the Yangon River with the Irrawaddy Delta. We stop on route at the Twante village to visit the potteries there, famed for their enormous water pots. Arrive Yandoon for evening walk in this delightful Delta town.
Horse cart in Twante Village, Burma
Day 3 Danupyu
Continue our exploration of Delta creeks and stop at Donabyu, another little known town with a busy port and bustling markets. In the First Anglo Burmese War of 1825 the Burmese general Maha-Bandoola was defeated here following a long and near disastrous campaign by the British. Moor overnight off Henzada.
Day 4 Manaugn and Tonbo
Sailing all day we stop to visit the markets and see old colonial buildings in the sleepy Delta town of Manaung and now enter the Irrawaddy River itself. We continue to moor for the night at Tonbo.
Day 5 Prome
Stop at the famous A Kauk Taung to explore the spectacular stone carving on the cliff. We reach Prome by early afternoon and travel by coach to the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, former centre of the Pyu civilization with a fascinating museum of early Buddhist artifacts and sculpture.
Day 6 Thayetmyo Frontier Post
This pleasant colonial town once guarded the border between Royal Myanmar and British Myanmar following the 2nd Anglo Myanma War of 1855. Many of the buildings including the covered market date from this period. Thayet also boasts the oldest golf course in Myanmar (1885). We visit the market, see the colonial houses and ride out by horse cart to the golf course, passing trough the former British botanical garden.
Day 7 MinhLa Forts
Minhla and Gwechaung – We visit the two Italian built forts constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar. We climb the Gwechaung hill for the view. These were captured by the British in the 3rd Anglo Myanma War. The fight for the Minhla redoubt was the only serious action in the war and the death of a young subaltern inspired Kipling to write a poem.
Day 8 Magwe Gold Bricks
We ride Trishaws to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda, constructed with solid gold bricks. Of interest are the many nat shrines and hermitages within the temple precincts.
Day 9 Sale
Here we visit the Yout-saun-kyaung monastery with its spectacular wood carvings; we also explore an area of splendid colonial-style houses and continue sailing upstream.
Day 10 Pagan
In the morning the ship will moor at Tan Chi Taung mountain and ascend by WWII jeep. In the afternoon, we tour a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments at this World Heritage Site, Pagan.
Day 11 Pagan – Theingone Monastery
Further explorations of Pagan. We cast off at lunchtime and proceed to the Ohn Ne Kyaung village to see the local life in this typical riverside community.
Day 12 Yandabo
This small rural village specialises in pot making. We visit the Pandaw School and the new dispensary both built with past donations from Pandaw passengers.
Yandabo Village, Burma
Day 13 Ava and Amarapura old Capitals
We explore these ancient capitals visiting the teak Bagaya Kyaung, Menu Ok-kyaung. We cross the famous U Bein Bridge to see the paintings in a temple and come back in sampan.
Horse cart in Ava, Mandalay, Burma
Day 14 Sagaing Hills and Mandalay
The true delight of Sagaing lies in its 1.000 hermitages and sanctuaries, rich in woodcarving and religious art. In the afternoon we tour central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe-im-bin teak carved monastery. We see tapestry making and other traditional crafts.
Sagaing, Mandalay, Burma
Day 15 Mandalay
Disembark the ship between 8.00 am – 9.00 am at Shwe Kyet Yet Jetty, Mandalay.
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