Explore the enchanting sights and sounds of life along Myanmar's Ayeyarwady River on the Belmond Road to Mandalay river cruise. Guests will pass beautiful landscapes, rural villages, saffron-robed monks, and gold pagodas emerging from green jungles. During the day, disembark and explore the local villages and temples.

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The Belmond Road to Mandalay offers four itineraries to choose from, ranging from two nights to four nights. Guests relax in crisp white bedding in neutral-toned rooms with pops of color, modern furniture, and an en-suite bathroom. The Governor’s Suite is a larger room option and features butler service and a separate sitting room.

Above deck, reclining chairs invite travelers to enjoy the breeze over the river or watch the sunset. Take a dip in the pool or sip on a cocktail and mingle with fellow travelers, while life along the river glides by. Children splashing on its banks, women going about their daily chores, and ruined ancient temples are just some of the sights you will see.

All meals are offered on the cruise as well as local beer and wine. The alfresco Bar & Grill Restaurant serves local, Thai, Indonesian, Indian, and European cuisine. Burmese marionettes, classical dancers, and lectures about Myanmar’s culture are all entertainment options offered on board. Guests can also participate in a Burmese cooking classes, learn to tie a traditional longyi, or apply a local beauty treatment of ground bark to cool and tone skin. Other pampering options like manicures and pedicures are available at the spa. Yoga and Tai Chi sessions take place on the deck or on the shore.

Dive into this culture with excursions to the ancient royal city of Mandalay, temples, monasteries, pagodas, markets, and meetings with local craftspeople.

A school was established in a local village 20 years ago. Since then the staff and guests of the Belmond Road to Mandalay have helped to build another 21 schools with 3,000 students along the cruise route. A free clinic was also opened in 2011 and has treated over 40,000 patients. Guests of the Belmond Road to Mandalay are invited to bring any unwanted glasses for distribution to elderly patients.

The Ayeyarwady River is still Myanmar’s lifeline and the Belmond Road to Mandalay cruise is an opportunity to explore this once isolated nation. Life is a journey and that is certainly the case on this cruise.

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