Belmond Orcaella

Cabins : 25   |   Launched : 2013   |   Length : 60.9m (200ft)   |   Crew Members : 63

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Deluxe Cabin

No of Cabins : 9   |   Area : 16m2 (172ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

Belmond Orcaella provides 9 elegant Deluxe Cabins, designed with charming local style in compact space. Each cabin is decorated with local artworks, furnitures made from polished hardwoods and lovely fabrics. All give out a comfortable, relaxing experience even for the most demanding passengers. Each room also includes 3 great windows, some rooms connect with each other which are suitable for families and friends.

Features +
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Seating area, writing desk and satellite TV
  • Floor to ceiling windows with Juliet balcony
  • Welcome flowers and fruit basket
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Slippers and bathrobes
  • Complimentary morning tea and coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • luxurious linens and pillows
  • iPod docking station
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State Cabin

No of Cabins : 13   |   Area : 24m2 (258ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The Belmond Orcaella provides 13 cabins with cozy area, creating the comfortable and elegant accomodation for weary passengers. All cabins are fully air-conditioned and equiped with high-class facilities, including paranomic windows leading to wonderful views.

Features +
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Seating area, writing desk and satellite TV
  • Floor to ceiling windows with Juliet balcony
  • Welcome flowers and fruit basket
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Slippers and bathrobes
  • Complimentary morning tea and coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • Luxurious linens and pillows
  • Ipod docking station
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Junior Suite

No of Cabins : 1   |   Area : 30m2 (322ft2)   |   Bed : King size

The Junior Suite is a splendid combination between State cabins and Balcony suites, featuring butler service. The suite provides a cozy and comfortable space for passengers to relax, including special Juliette balcony with excellent views of the surrounding landscapes.

Features +
  • King-sized bed
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Seating area, writing desk and satellite TV
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Juliette balcony on Junior Suite
  • Walk out balcony on Balcony Suites
  • Welcome flowers and fruit basket
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Slippers and bathrobes
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary spa treatment
  • Wireless internet
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Balcony Suite

No of Cabins : 2   |   Area : 32m2 (344ft2)   |   Bed : King size

The Belmond Orcaella provides two Balcony Suites designed with the best facilities and decorations. The two suites are perfectly suit for a long journey which requires the best relaxing experience for passengers. Each suite also includes private balcony with fantastic views of surrounding sceneries.

Features +
  • King-sized bed
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Seating area, writing desk and satellite TV
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Juliette balcony on Junior Suite
  • Walk out balcony on Balcony Suites
  • Welcome flowers and fruit basket
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Slippers and bathrobes
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary spa treatment
  • Wireless internet

BELMOND ORCAELLA DECK PLAN

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Observation Deck

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Restaurant

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Wellbeing

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Swimming Pool

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Chindwin River Cruise 12 Nights

Destinations: Mandalay - Sagaing - Monywa - Moktaw - Maukkadaw - Kalay - Mawleik - Sitthaung - Homalin - Kyidaung - Mingin - Kani - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the traditional farming village of Moktaw and observe an essential rite of passage in Burma, and the novitiation ceremony at the Moktaw monastery.
  • Explore Mawleik town which used to be the Bombay Burma Trading Company’s adminstrative site.
  • Explore Kani where we can visit the Nat Shrine and experience the real 'Nat Pwe'.
  • Enjoy various activities onboard, such as Toh dances, entertainment events, and cooking demonstration.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 12-night trip with full of exciting excursions.
Day 01 Mandalay - Sagaing (L/D)

After your arrival at Mandalay, we will enjoy the surrounding sceneries as we get transferred to the Belmond Orcaella. Along the way, we will be able to see the honored Mahamuni Temple, Shwe Kyaung, and Kyaukisittan.

We have buffet lunch onboard as Belmond Orcaella pass by the golden temples of Sagaing, along with a welcoming briefing and have afternoon tea in the Lounge Bar.

In the evening, join us and have a welcoming cocktail in the Restaurant and then have dinner.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 02 Monywa (B/L/D)

In the morning, we have an introduction to the Burmese lifestyle as we sail towards Monywa.

We take a trip at the vibrant Pagoda of Thanboddhay in Monywa. Later on, we finish the trip with photographing on the astounding 424ft standing Buddha in Bodhi Tataung.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served on Belmond Orcaella.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 03 Moktaw (B/L/D)

In the morning, we have breakfast then start our expedition at Moktaw - a traditional farming village. Here, we will be able to observe an essential rite of passage in Burma, and the novitiation ceremony at the Moktaw monastery.

In the afternoon, we spend time relaxing on Belmond Orcaella, then we have a longyi cocktail party. After having dinner, we also have entertainment event.

Spend a leisurely afternoon on board before a longyi cocktail party and after dinner entertainment.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served on a cruise.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 04 Maukkadaw (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we take a trip to the ‘Teak Port’ of Maukkadaw. After that, we back to Belmond Orcaella and have a meal.

In the afternoon, we enjoy tea in the Lounge while listening to a local lecture about history by Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt.

After having dinner, we have Toh dances event on the Sundeck.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 05 Kalay - Mawleik (B/L/D)

After the breakfast, we go on an expedition in Kalay and take a look at the local life, including the busy market.

In the afternoon, we lay back and enjoy the cruise as we sail towards Mawleik.

In the evening, we have barbecue dinner on shore at Mawleik, transportation via tuk-tuk.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 06 Mawleik (B/L/D)

In the morning, we have an exploration trip around the town of Mawleik, which used to be the Bombay Burma Trading Company’s administrative site. We also get to Mawleik elephant camp, and then a historical tour via local truck.

We have lunch and enjoy afternoon tea on Belmond Orcaella. In the afternoon, the guide will give you a lecture about the current state of Burma.

After our dinner, we have an event of releasing Shan balloons.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 07 Sitthaung (B/L/D)

In the morning, we take a visit at Sittaung Village where we can watch the emerald-green paddle fields as we travel to the village’s pagoda.

Lunch is served on Belmond Orcaella. As we travel towards Naung San Kyin, we can choose to enjoy the surrounding sceneries or take part in a discussion about Burmese religions, traditions, and culture in the Lounge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 08 Homalin (B/L/D)

We take a tour around the charming town of Homalin, including a walk along the riverside, morning market, and the Buddha Lotus Garden with its delicate temple and astonishing sights.

In the afternoon, we spend time relaxing as we cruise to Nan Maw Leik.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 09 Kyidaung (B/L/D)

In the morning, we have breakfast as we cruise towards Kyidaung and enjoy the gorgeous surrounding landscapes.

Also in the morning, we join in a cooking presentation by Executive Chef of Belmond Orcaella on the Sundeck.

In the afternoon, we take a walk around the intriguing village of Kyidaung and the Oo monastery.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 10 Mingin - Kani (B/L/D)

In the morning, we have an exploration section in Mingin Town, once reigned by King Mindon, then the astounding monastery of Mahar Minkyaung.

After the exploration trip, we back to the Belmond Orcaella and move on towards Kani for an afternoon expedition. We will take a trip to the Nat Shrine and experience the real 'Nat Pwe' in which we pay homage to the Nat of Kani.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 11 Bagan (B/L/D)

In the mid-morning, we enjoy our meal, then visit various magnificent and historically important locations in Bagan with our guides.

After the visit, we back to the Belmond Orcaella and have dinner onboard.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 12 Bagan (B/L/D)

After the breakfast, we take a visit at Nyaung Oo’s morning market, then significant temples of Bagan. We have lunch in a Bagan restaurant.

In the afternoon, we can choose to take a trip to the hallowed Mount Popa, including a stop at a Toddy Palm plantation, or go on a tour around Bagan city via private horse cart or bicycle.

In the evening, we have a farewell cocktail party and then entertainment event before our last dinner on Belmond Orcaella.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 13 Bagan (B)

In the early morning, we get off Belmond Orcaella ship for your flight to Yangon and the next travel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

  • Twelve nights aboard the Belmond Orcaella luxury river cruise
  • All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus
  • Complimentary soft drinks, mineral water, local beer and free flow house wine (local and international) during lunch and dinner
  • Onboard activities such as expert lectures and presentations, longyi-tying demonstrations, sunrise yoga sessions, meditation classes and cookery demonstrations
  • Fully-qualified resident doctor
  • Sightseeing transfer to the ship
  • Guided tours of Mandalay, Monywa, Moktaw, Maukkadaw, Mawleik, Homalin, Kyidaung, Mingin, Kani and Bagan
  • Dinner at Mawleik, with transfers by local tuk tuk

What's Not Included

  • International flights in/out Myanmar
  • Visa Fees & Travels insurance
  • Personal Expenses (telephone, laundry, Mini bar, etc…)
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Imported coffee, beer, wine, soft drinks, and spirits
  • Surcharges if any (increasing of fuel charges, admission fee, Christmas & New year with prior notice)
  • Other services not mentioned in “inclusion”

Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan 11 Nights

Destinations: Mingun - Nwe Nyein - Kyan Hnyat - Katha - Shwe Paw Kyun - Bhamo - Weima - Kachin - Ma Lae - Mandalay - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary:

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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy various activities onboard, such as puppet show, and scenes performance from the Yamayana play.
  • Explore Mingun, including the massive, yet unfinished Mingun Pagoda, and the Mingun Bell – the world’s biggest working bell.
  • Explore the charming village of Kyan Hnyat and experience a part of their daily life.
  • Explore Ma Lae Village and observe the traditional Novice Initiation Ceremony.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 11-night trip with full of exciting excursions.
Day 01 Mingun (L/D)

We embark the Belmond Orcaella and set sail on the Ayeyarwady towards Northern Burma.

We will stop by Mingun and take a tour at the massive, yet unfinished Mingun Pagoda, and the Mingun Bell - the world’s biggest working bell to date.

In the evening, we will have a welcoming cocktail and dinner party and get to know each other.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 02 Nwe Nyein (B/L/D)

We take an exploration trip at Nwe Nyein where we can see the traditional potteries craftsmanship by the local artisans.

In the afternoon, we enjoy tea and have a lecture about Burmese lifestyle by the guide in the Lounge Bar.

We have dinner in the Belmond Orcaella Restaurant. If possible, we may have releasing of Shan Balloons event at the Observation Deck.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 03 Kyan Hnyat (B/L/D)

In the morning, we spend time walking around the charming Kyan Hnyat Village. We can see children greeting us as they go to school, also we can take a look at the bustling market with full of activities.

As the cruise goes on, we can enjoy the views of rural villages along the shoreline.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 04 Katha (B/L/D)

We take a trip at Katha via trishaw and visit the market, which is well known thanks to the book: “Burmese Days” by George Orwell.

Afterwards, we back to Belmond Orcaella and continue our journey. We have buffet lunch onboard.

In the afternoon, we enjoy tea and have another lecture in the Lounge Bar.

In the evening, we have dinner onboard, then enjoy the Shan Dancing on the Observation Deck.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 05 Shwe Paw Kyun - Bhamo (B/L/D)

We reach  Shwe Paw Kyun and travel to the lovely Shwe Paw Island via boat. We will take a trip around the Kachin fishermen’s stilt houses, the island monastery, and probably the village school.

After the trip, we get back to the Belmond Orcaella and continue our journey to Bhamo. Around 10:00, we will arrive at the magnificient 2nd Defile and take about 2 hours to pass through the area.

We enjoy the gorgeous sceneries from Observation Deck and have buffet lunch onboard.

We will get to Bhamo via fast boat and take a visit in this bustling town, which is also an essential Northern trading post between Burma and China.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 06 Weima (B/L/D)

We reach the lovely village of Weima and take a trip to the elephant camp. We also visit the local school to donate for school. Then we back to Belmond Orcaella.

In the afternoon, we spend the time relaxing onboard and enjoying tea in the Lounge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 07 Kachin (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we get on a train to Naba jungle station and travel into green-lush Kachin forest and teak jungle.

We have presentation about Burmese traditional dress - “longyi”, and “thanakha” on the Observation Deck. 

In the afternoon, we enjoy tea in the Lounge Bar. 

In addition, we have a longyi cocktail party and have fun with fellow passengers.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 08 Ma Lae Village (B/L/D)

We take a tour around Ma Lae Village, including the monastery. We can also be able to observe the traditional Novice Initiation Ceremony which is an essential event for young Burmese boys.

After our dinner, we will enjoy scenes from the Yamayana play, performed by young actors of Mandalay Arts School on the Observation Deck. The play is Hindu Creation Epic which is well known throughout South East Asia, including characters from Thailand, Bali, and Sri Lanka.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 09 Mandalay (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we will arrive at Mandalay, where we will have an exploration trip and have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the evening, we have a special dinner on the sand-bank.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 10 Bagan (B/L/D)

As our cruise sail towards Bagan, we spend the time relaxing and enjoying the surrounding sights.

In the evening, we enjoy a spectacular sunset view over the plain of Bagan, and watch traditional Bagan artists performing a puppet show.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 11 Bagan (B/L/D)

We take a trip around ancient sites of Bagan, accompanied by professional guide.

In the afternoon, we can choose to take a trip to the hallowed Mount Popa, where fabled spirits Nats lives, along with its magnificient monastery on the top. Or we can take an independent exploration around Bagan via horse-cart or bicycle.

In the evening, we enjoy our evening cocktail party and have a farewell dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 12 Bagan (B)

We disembark from the Belmond Orcaella and get transferred to the airport for flight to Yangon.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accomodation: N/A

What's Included

  • Eleven nights aboard the Belmond Orcaella luxury river cruise
  • All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus
  • Complimentary soft drinks, mineral water, local beer and free flow house wine (local and international) during lunch and dinner
  • Onboard activities such as expert lectures and presentations, longyi-tying demonstrations, sunrise yoga sessions, meditation classes and cookery demonstrations
  • Fully-qualified resident doctor
  • Guided tours of Mingun, Nwe Nyein, Kyan Hnyat, Katha, Bhamo, Weima, Ma Lae Village, Mandalay, Bagan
  • Boat transfer and visit to Shwe Paw Island
  • Excursion to Mount Popa and its summit monastery

What's Not Included

  • International flights in/out Myanmar
  • Visa Fees & Travels insurance
  • Personal Expenses (telephone, laundry, Mini bar, etc…)
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Imported coffee, beer, wine, soft drinks, and spirits
  • Surcharges if any (increasing of fuel charges, admission fee, Christmas & New year with prior notice)
  • Other services not mentioned in “inclusion”

Bagan to Yangon Cruise 7 Nights

Destinations: Bagan - Salay - Magwe - Gwechaung - Pyay - Sri Ksetra - Zalon - Danuphyu - Yangon

Departure date of itinerary:

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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore Yangon, including Chinatown, Chinatown, and the busy Bogyoke ‘Scott’ Market.
  • Magwe town, including the famed Myathalon Pagoda, and learn about the spirit animals.
  • Explore the rarely-visited village where we can see the local way of life unchanged for centuries.
  • Enjoy various activities onboard like longyi and thanaka demonstration, and traditional puppet show.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 7-night trip with full of exciting excursions.
Day 01 Bagan (L/D)

We embark on the Belmond Orcaella in Bagan and have a tasty lunch onboard.

We will take an exploration tour around Bagan, the ancient city with about 2,000 temples throughout the plains besides the Ayeyarwady, some can even be traced back to 800 years ago or more. We also take a tour to the Sulamani and Ananda Pahto – the two most revered pagodas of Bagan, then visit a local lacquerware workshop.

We enjoy the sunset across Bagan’s plain, and join a special candle lighting ceremony. We have dinner on Belmond Orcaella.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 02 Old Bagan - Salay (B/L/D)

In the morning, we have breakfast onboard, and we can choose to take part in the Hot Air Balloon event (additional supplement applies).

We have three options for this day’s trip: discover the Old Bagan via horse-cart, discover the monuments via bicycle, or visit the Taun Be village and Belmond’s free clinic.

In the afternoon, we continue our journey to Salay where we can see the teak monastery of Yout-Saun-Kyaung. While we sail, we can simply rest onboard, or join in a discussion about  Burmese lifestyle. In the evening, we have a traditional puppet show.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 03 Magwe - Gwechaung (B/L/D)

We take a trip at Magwe town, including the famed Myathalon Pagoda. Many people come to this place to join the religious festivals from miles away. We also learn about Burmese astrology and the importance of spirit animals in local culture.

We back to the Belmond Orcaella and take part in a monk blessing ceremony, then move on to our next destination.

In the late afternoon, we visit Gwechaung – a hilltop fort used to protect the Royal Burma from the marching British in 1860. Afterwards, we come and experience the rural life of farmlands via ox-cart.

In the evening, we have a fantastic dinner with special grilled dishes under the sky on the Observation Deck, and if possible, on a sand-bank nearby.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 04 Pyay - Sri Ksetra (B/L/D)

In the morning, we spend time relaxing onboard, or practicing yago, or discussing about the past, present, and the future of Myanmar, or enjoying the spa treatment.

In the afternoon, we come to Pyay train station and travel to Sri Ksetra – a ‘Fabulous City’ and an ancient city well known for its special cylindrical stone stupas. The city greatly developed during the reign of the Phyu, it’s origin can be traced back to the 5th - 9th centuries. During the 1890s, Pyay was a significant town for trading, and it still has much activities around the docks nowadays. Moving on, we take on a tour around the city, including the astounding  Shwesandaw Pagoda and the famous 10-storey Sitting Buddha.

A night market near Belmond Orcaella will start coming to life during the sunsets. You will be able to enjoy the atmosphere of the market, accompanied by the guides.

After having dinner, we have a movie section in the Lounge, homemade ice-cream and popcorn are available.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 05 Riverside Village (B/L/D)

We get to visit a riverside village which is rarely visited, here we can see the local way of life unchanged for centuries.

After the visit, we spend the remaining time resting onboard. We also have a longyi and thanaka presentation in which we learn about longyi tying and thanaka preparation for make-up. Remember to wear the longyi for our special cocktail party before having dinner in the evening.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 06 Zalon - Danuphyu (B/L/D)

We arrive at Zalon, a port town famous for bamboo weaving. We also go on a trip around the town via Chinese buffalo truck.

Next, we move on to Danuphyu, where the honored General Maha Bandula led a Burmese force protecting from the British in the Anglo-Burmese War. Here, we take a trip to the general monument, and the local teashop for tea and snacks.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 07 Yangon (B/L/D)

In the morning, we spend time resting onboard as we cruise to Yangon. We also have a discussion about healthcare in Burma and Belmond’s contributions to the locals, led by our doctor.

After having lunch, we will reach Yangon and take a trip around the city, including Chinatown, Chinatown, and the busy Bogyoke ‘Scott’ Market.

Afterwards, we back to the Belmond Orcaella and enjoy a cocktail party and then a farewell dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 08 Yangon (B)

In the late morning, we get off the Belmond Orcaella and prepare for your next trip.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accomodation: N/A

What's Included

  • Seven nights aboard the Belmond Orcaella luxury river cruise
  • All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus
  • Complimentary soft drinks, mineral water, local beer and free flow house wine (local and international) during lunch and dinner
  • Onboard activities such as expert lectures and presentations, longyi-tying demonstrations, sunrise yoga sessions, meditation classes and cookery demonstrations
  • Fully-qualified resident doctor
  • Guided tours of Bagan, Salay, Magwe, Gwechaung, Sri Ksetra, Zalon, Danuphyu and Yangon

What's Not Included

  • International flights in/out Myanmar
  • Visa Fees & Travels insurance
  • Personal Expenses (telephone, laundry, Mini bar, etc…)
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Imported coffee, beer, wine, soft drinks, and spirits
  • Surcharges if any (increasing of fuel charges, admission fee, Christmas & New year with prior notice)
  • Other services not mentioned in “inclusion”

Yangon to Bagan Cruise 8 Nights

Destinations: Yangon - Danuphyu - Pyay - Sri Ksetra - Gwechaung - Magwe - Salay - Taung Be - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary:

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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore Danuphyu where we see the monument in honor of General Maha Bandula at Pali University.
  • Explore Sri Ksetra – a ‘Fabulous City’ which is among the three Burma’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Explore the fascinating trading port of Magwe, including its bustling market and the famed Myathalon Pagoda.
  • Enjoy various activities onboard like palms reading by an astrologist, longyi and thanaka presentation, and Lahpet Thoke competition.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 8-night trip with full of exciting excursions.
Day 01 Yangon (B/L/D)

We embark on Belmond Orcaella in Yangon and enjoy breakfast as we set sail to our first destination.

After the lunch, we will have an introduction lecture of the heritage buildings which we are passing along the Ayeyarwady

We also have a welcoming cocktail party and introduction to the crew before dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 02 Danuphyu (B/L/D)

In the morning, we take a trip at Danuphyu town which has an important history of the Anglo-Burmese War. We will get to see the monument in honor of General Maha Bandula at Pali University, then we visit a cheroot workshop and local tea shop. We will also have oppurtunity to visit the busy market.

We back to the Belmond Orcaella for our tea section in the afternoon. Then we have a presentation about Burmese language in the Lounge.

We have dinner onboard and stay the night at Italoke.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 03 Onwards to Pyay (B/L/D)

We enjoy our time on Belmond Orcaella with various activities like practicing yoga during the sunrise, enjoying spa treatment, or laying back at the ourdoor poor, as we sail to the ancient Myanmar capital of Pyay.

In Myanmar, astrology has a vital role in its culture, luckily, we will have an astrologist with us and try out number and palm readings.

We also take part in a discussion about local Buddhism, and presentation of longyi tying and thanaka. Remember to wear longyi for our cocktail party in the evening before dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 04 Pyay - Sri Ksetra (B/L/D)

In the morning, we reach Pyay and take on an exploration trip to the stunning Shwesandaw Pagoda. We are also be able to visit ten-storey Buddha and make offering, learn about the spirit animals. 

Later on, we come to Sri Ksetra – a ‘Fabulous City’ which is among the three Burma’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In case of Sri Ksetra, the place is famous due to its unique, cylindrical  stupas built from stone.

We then back to the Belmond Orcaella and spend the time enjoying the spectacular views while sailing. We also have a discussion about the past, present and future of Burma, leaded by one of the guides.

After having dinner, we will enjoy a movie section in the Lounge & Bar, along with homemade ice-cream and popcorn.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 05 Gwechaung (B/L/D)

In the morning, we take time resting while the cruise continues its trail. We can also make our own kites with bamboo and recycled materials, and make them fly.

In the late afternoon, we get to the hilltop fort in Gwechaung, then we move on to the countryside via ox-cart and experience the local life along the Ayeyarwady.

We will enjoy an amazing dinner with special grilled dishes under the sky on the Observation Deck, and if possible, on a sand-bank nearby.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 06 Magwa (B/L/D)

In the morning, we visit Magwe, a fascinating trading port, including its bustling market and the famed Myathalon Pagoda. We also visit monastic school and join with our on-cruise doctor to donate to the school-children.

We then back to the Belmond Orcaella and have lunch. Afterwards, we have a Lahpet Thoke (or tea leaf salad) competition where teams try to create this most well-known dishes of Burmese cuisine. The ship’s Captain will be our judge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 07 Salay - Taung Be Village (B/L/D)

In the morning, we visit Salay, including its delicate teak monastery of Yout-Saun-Kyaung built in 19th century.

We will have lunch as we sail to Bagan. In the early evening, we have a trip around the Taung Be village via horse-cart and observe the special candle lighting ceremony.

In the evening, we have a lovely puppet show.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 08 Bagan (B/L/D)

In the morning, we can choose to take part in a Hot Air Balloon ride and enjoy the stunning sceneries. This is also one of the most recommended experiences in Bagan.

As for this day, we have three options. We can take a trip to family-owned businesses which are specialized in Burmese delicacies and goods. Next, we continue our way to a temple complex of Old Bagan and have a exclusive tour of a rarely-visited temple with torchlight. Some other travelers may choose to discover their path through monuments via mountain bike with our map. On the other hand, some may choose to take a visit at Belmond’s free clinic through the village of Taung Be.

Afterwards, we back to the Belmond Orcaella to have lunch, then take a trip to the two most revered pagodas of Bagan: Ananda and Sulamani Pahto.

In the evening, we have a farewell cocktail party, dinner, and finally an exciting elephant dance.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Orcaella
Day 09 Bagan (B)

We have our last breakfast on Belmond Orcaella, then disembark from the ship for your next trip.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accomodation: N/A

What's Included

  • Eight nights aboard the Belmond Orcaella luxury river cruise
  • All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus
  • Complimentary soft drinks, mineral water, local beer and free flow house wine (local and international) during lunch and dinner
  • Onboard activities such as expert lectures and presentations, longyi-tying demonstrations, sunrise yoga sessions, meditation classes and cookery demonstrations
  • Fully-qualified resident doctor
  • Guided tours of Danuphyu, Pyay, Gwechaung, Magwe, Salay, and Bagan

 

What's Not Included

  • International flights in/out Myanmar
  • Visa Fees & Travels insurance
  • Personal Expenses (telephone, laundry, Mini bar, etc…)
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Imported coffee, beer, wine, soft drinks, and spirits
  • Surcharges if any (increasing of fuel charges, admission fee, Christmas & New year with prior notice)
  • Other services not mentioned in “inclusion”

BELMOND ORCAELLA POLICY

1. Alteration of schedule and cruise itinerary

In spite of the fact that we will do our best to assure that the announced itinerary is followed at the strictest possible level, occasionally, we might have to alter or delay the schedules and itineraries in the last minute due to the uncertainty of local weather and river conditions.

2. Deposit

2.1. For booking with less than 06 cabins

If you book your cabins more than 65 days in advance of the departure date, you are required to deposit 30% of the total charge at the booking time. The remaining amount must be paid within 65 days before the departure date.

For the booking made less than 65 days prior to departure date, you are required to make full payment of the fare within 48 hours.

2.2. For booking from 06 cabins and more

If you book your cabins more than 95 days in advance of the departure date, you are required to deposit 30% of the total charge at the booking time. The remaining amount must be paid within 65 days before the departure date.

If you book your cabins between 94 and 65 days in advance of the departure date, you are required to deposit 50% of the total charge at the booking time. The remaining amount must be paid within 65 days before the departure date.

If you book your cabins less than 65 days in advance of the departure date, you are required to make full payment of the fare within 48 hours.

3. Cancellation by us

Under the circumstance that a cruise cannot be operated for passengers with confirm bookings or departures because the minimum number of passengers for the ship to sail is not satisfied, Belmond Orcaella has the rights to call off the cruise. We will notify the passengers with confirmed booking about the cancellation 50 days in advance. A substitute cruise ship (with parallel itinerary and ship type) or an alternative departure date will be proposed depending on its availability. If the passengers do not agree with the alternative ship or departure, we will make full refund of the deposit amounts upon the demand of the passengers.  

4. Cancellation by Customer

If you or any other members of your party want to cancel your booking, you must inform us via fax or email. E-mail cancellation or booking amendments are only effective once re-confirmed by us. 

4.1. That person(s) may transfer their place to someone else (introduced by you) and in respect of whom the Lead Passenger will need to give the confirmations and representations not less than 30 days before departure and you pay an amendment fee in accordance with the table below and meet all costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers.

Amendment Fee for each change (% of total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling)
65 days or more One free, then 10%
64 – 31 days 20%

4.2. If you or other members could not transfer place to someone else. The following cancellation fee will be applied: 

Cancellations made 65 days or more before departure: 20% charge of total price

Cancellations made 64 to 31 days prior to departure: 35% charge of total price

Cancellations made 29 to 10 days prior to departure: 75% charge of total price

Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to departure or no show: 100% charge of total price

*In the event of cancellations, wire fees and credit card commissions will be deducted when calculating refunds.

5. Force Majeure 

Unless there are points clearly stated in this policy, we will bear no responsibility of making compensation for you if the fulfillment of our obligations in the contract is influenced by unpredictable or unavoidable events that out of the control of us or the supplier(s). These events include, but is not limited to, war, threat of war, civil conflict, terrorist activity and its consequences or the threat of such activity, riot, the act of any government or other national or local authority including port or river authorities, industrial dispute, lock closure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, chemical or biological disaster, adverse weather, sea, air, ice and river conditions and all similar events.

6. Insurance

We highly recommend that travelers have their trip cancellation covered. We also advise the guests to purchase insurance for medical matters, luggage loss and delay of the trip in case of unfavorable situations. Belmond Orcaella will not be liable for the loss of personal belongings.

7. Dietary needs

If the guests have exceptional dietary needs, they should contact with us 30 days in advance of the departure. The cruise will exert all possible efforts to satisfy the exceptional dietary needs and demands depending on the availability of the goods.

 

BrianML

Belmond Orcaella 7 night cruise AMAZING

Feb 2017

We chose this cruise from Bagan to Yangan as a part of a 3-week Myanmar trip. All things about this ship, cabins, the crew, excursions were superb. The food was fantastic with mix of Western and Asian. The crew were so friendly and attentive. During our trip we only had ... [More +]

bennySouthend

Fantastic cruise with Belmond Orcaella

Aug 2016

This was our third time on Belmond ship and as always, it was fantastic. The food was abundant and delicious. The restaurant was well arranged with tables from two to eight seats.

The crew could not been more supportive, they could handle pretty much everything as they brought the best effort ... [More +]

T Roy S

Amazing time on aboard the Belmond Orcaella in Myanmar

Feb 2017

We enjoyed one of the best trips ever on Orcaella with 7 days from Bagan to Yangon. There were only 18 passengers and 52 staff members and we were helped with excellently helpful and friendly crew.

The food was the mixture between Asian like Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Western cuisine. The ... [More +]

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