Belmond Road to Mandalay

Cabins : 43   |   Launched : 1996   |   Length : 101m (331ft)   |   Crew Members : 85

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⇒ Complimentary welcome airport pickup on your first day arriving in Myanmar or drop-off on your last day in Myanmar. (Except programs of 1 night and 02-night cruise)

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SPECIAL GIFTS

⇒ 01 complimentary nights at Belmond Governor’s Residence (5-star hotel)

OR US$100 credit per couple to spend on board

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Valid on bookings made before 31 Jan 2018 and departure in Jan, Feb and Mar 2018

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⇒ 02 complimentary nights at Belmond Governor’s Residence (5-star hotel)

Please note:

Valid on bookings made before 31 Jan 2018 and departure on 01 Sep 2018

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Single Cabins

No of Cabins : 4   |   Area : 10m2 (107ft2)   |   Bed : Single

Belmond Road to Mandalay provides 4 Single Cabins with compact area of 10 sqm. What Single Cabin brings is the cozy and comfortable experience for the guests. Cabins are furnished with Burmese style fabrics decorations and great window, all give out excellent relaxing sensation.

Features +
  • Personal safe
  • Telephone
  • Satellite television
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom and shower amenities
  • Welcome flower arrangement and fresh fruit basket
  • Complimentary shoe cleaning after excursions
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Wifi in public areas with iPad connected to satellite wifi
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Superior Cabins

No of Cabins : 4   |   Area : 11m2 (118ft2)   |   Bed : Double

Belmond Road to Mandalay provides 4 Superior Cabins with area of 11 sqm each. The room comes with two beds and decorated with traditional Burmese-style fabrics, along with great window providing fantastic view of the river. All will provide the best relaxing sensation for passengers.

Features +
  • Personal safe
  • Telephone
  • Satellite television
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom and shower amenities
  • Welcome flower arrangement and fresh fruit basket
  • Complimentary shoe cleaning after excursions
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Wifi in public areas with 2 iPads connected to satellite wifi
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Deluxe Cabins

No of Cabins : 16   |   Area : 18m2 (193ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

Belmond Road to Mandalay provides 16 Deluxe Cabins with area of 18 sqm each featuring Double/Twin beds. As passengers enter the cabins, they will experience an extremely comfortable, elegant resting place with traditional touch through luxury furnishings crafted by local craftsmen. All cabins are air-conditioned and built-in with high-class facilities, en-suite bathroom and great windows providing excellent views, .

Features +
  • Personal safe
  • Telephone
  • Satellite television
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom and shower amenities
  • Welcome flower arrangement and fresh fruit basket
  • Complimentary shoe cleaning after excursions
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Wifi in public areas with 2 iPads connected to satellite wifi.
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State Cabins

No of Cabins : 18   |   Area : 23m2 (247ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

Belmond Road to Mandalay provides 18 State Cabins with area of 23 sqm each, Double/Twin beds. What passengers can experience is the elegant, spacious and relaxing  resting space designed in modern style, complimented with traditional Burmese-style furnishings. All cabins are equiped with high-class facilities, including air-conditioners, en-suite bathroom with luxury shower amenities.

Features +
  • Personal safe
  • Telephone
  • Satellite television
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom and shower amenities
  • Welcome flower arrangement and fresh fruit basket
  • Complimentary shoe cleaning after excursions
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Wifi in public areas with 2 iPads connected to satellite wifi.
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Governor’s Suite

No of Cabins : 1   |   Area : 29m2 (129ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

Belmond Road to Mandalay provides one Governor’s Suite with area of 29 sqm each, Double/Twin beds. The suite brings out the best of the Belmond with its finest accomodation. The suite features extraordinary spacious resting space, including a separate seating room, and also its own butler service. The Governor’s Suite is truly a gem of The Belmond Road to Mandalay and it will pleases the most demending guests.

Features +
  • Personal safe
  • Telephone
  • Satellite television
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom and shower amenities
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary shoe cleaning after excursions
  • An unpacking service on arrival and packing for departure
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Complimentary mini bar including soft drinks, beer, local wine and spirits
  • A Nespresso coffee machine
  • Welcome flower arrangement and fresh fruit basket
  • Wifi connection and a complimentary one hour spa treatment per person, per cruise.

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11 Nights Gorges of the Far North: Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan

Destinations: Mandalay - Bhamo - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary:

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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Visit the beautiful Shwe Paw Island
  • Stroll around the charming riverside village of Kyan Hnayt
  • Head by private train into Kachan jungle and explore this beautiful habitat
  • Travel into the hills of Thabeikkyin to visit working elephants at a logging camp
Day 01 Mandalay & Mingun

Please arrive at our jetty in Shwe Kyet Yet village between 10.30 and 11.00.

Once on board you are escorted to your cabin and then invited to the Lounge & Bar to meet our ship’s Hotel Manager. A short safety briefing is given.

At 11.30 Belmond Belmond Road to Mandalay sets sail. A buffet lunch is served as we cruise past the Sagaing Hills towards Mingun.

After lunch prepare for a short boat transfer to shore. Enjoy a walking tour of Mingun and visit Pahtodawgyi, an enormous unfinished pagoda that was started in the late 18th century by King Bodawpaya but never finished due to a prophecy that the king would die upon its completion. You will have the chance to ring the world’s biggest uncracked bell, which weighs 90 tonnes and stands 13 feet tall. You will also see the dazzling Myatheindan (Hsinbyume) Pagoda, whose seven whitewashed terraces symbolise sacred Mount Meru. Those who wish can climb the 88 steps to the top, which represents obtaining nirvana.

In the evening you are invited to mingle with fellow guests, our Captain and officers at a welcome cocktail party on the Observation Deck. Afterwards enjoy your first enticing dinner in the Restaurant, choosing from Chef’s selection of local specialities and fusion delicacies. House wines are included, or you might prefer to choose a bottle from our onboard Wine Cellar.

Day 02 Nwe Nyein & Sailing

Early risers may wish to enjoy a refreshing drink from the Healthy Juice Bar on the Observation Deck.

An extensive breakfast buffet with à la carte menu is served in the Restaurant, or you can order room service.

During the cruise a variety of activities are available, including morning yoga and meditation and evening tai chi and kickboxing. A daily schedule is provided in your cabin.

After breakfast, board our fast boat for a visit to the village of Nwe Nyein, renowned for its high-quality pottery. During a short walking tour, you can witness the age-old methods still used to sculpt and glaze the clay pots, which are popular throughout Myanmar. If you wish, you can try your hand at spinning a pot in the traditional way.

Return to the ship for lunch and continue sailing. This afternoon Belmond Belmond Road to Mandalay enters the first scenic defile, or gorge, emerging a few hours later. This is a perfect time to relax on the Observation Deck or by the pool and take in the stunning views.

You may also wish to attend a talk on Myanmar Ways of Life while indulging in afternoon tea.

This evening, after dinner, you are invited to make a wish and release colourful Shan balloons into the night sky, creating a magical, glowing spectacle (weather permitting).

Day 03 Kyan Hnyat & Sailing

Early this morning we alight at the quaint village of Kyan Hnyat, where a tranquil stroll reveals how life is lived on the riverbank. Experience the vibrant morning market before joining our resident onboard doctor at the local school, where he will donate stationary to the schoolchildren - you are welcome to participate.

After setting sail a leisurely day on board awaits.

Indulge in a treatment at the spa, relax by the pool or practice tai chi. Our doctor will give a presentation on the healthcare system in Myanmar and Belmond’s Social Contribution Projects. These include pop- up health clinics, constructing schools and providing clean water and solar panels in villages we visit along the rivers of Myanmar.

Tonight Chef offers another gourmet menu of Asian and Western delicacies in the Restaurant.

Day 04 Katha & Sailing

Today Belmond Belmond Road to Mandalay arrives in Katha. This was where the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company scuttled a fleet of riverboats in 1942 in order to prevent their use by the invading Japanese. After a transfer to shore, enjoy a walking tour to the bustling, colourful market, then travel local-style by trishaw to the Katha Tennis Club, which remains virtually unchanged since its starring role in George Orwell's 1934 novel, Burmese Days. Visit the house where the author began writing his cutting indictment of British colonial life.

Those feeling particularly energetic are welcome to pedal your own trishaw and take your driver on a trip around town!

Return to the ship and continue the journey north. Our guides will present a showcase of market produce and typical daily items used by Myanmar people.

Later, in the Lounge & Bar, glean an insight into Buddhism in Myanmar at a talk during afternoon tea.

On the Observation Deck this evening prepares to be mesmerised by Shan dancers from Northeast Myanmar, who perform a spiritual dance telling the story of mythical half-human, half-bird creatures.

Day 05 Shwe Paw Island & Bhamo

Today you visit Shwe Paw Kyun ( "kyun" means island in Burmese), where you see the intriguing stilt houses of the Kachin fishermen and visit a small island monastery.

As Belmond Belmond Road to Mandalay continues along the Upper Ayeyarwady River, you enter the dramatic, narrow second defile, which takes about two hours to pass through. Soak up the spectacular scenery from the Observation Deck as the ship approaches Bhamo.

Head to shore this afternoon for a visit to Bhamo, the major northern trading post between China and Myanmar, and the northernmost point of our river journey. Board a tuk-tuk and explore the town, first stopping at a local market where our staff will purchase supplies for a donation. Continue to a Buddhist nunnery, where an offering will be made and you will have a fascinating glimpse into the monastic way of life. The nunnery enables poor and orphaned children to receive an education.

Dinner is served on board. Afterwards make your way to the Observation Deck to experience an unforgettable surprise on the river (weather permitting).

Day 06 Weima Village & Sailing

Early risers may enjoy a sunrise yoga session on the Observation Deck.

This morning you embark on a delightful visit to a remote community of mahouts (elephant trainers), where you can learn all about their way of life and meet the elephants.

A leisurely day of sailing follows. Admire the wonderful views from the Observation Deck, take a dip in the pool, or book an appointment with one of our spa therapists. You may also wish to join our Chief Engineer for a talk about Life on the Rivers of Myanmar, followed by a tour of the ship, including the engine room and bridge.

In the evening we return to Katha to enjoy a sumptuous dinner in one of the town’s original colonial buildings, home to the British District Commissioner in the 1920s.

Day 07 Naba & Sailing

Today brings an adventure into the countryside.Board local transport for a ride to a train station, where a specially chartered local train has been arranged for a trip to Naba, a small village deep in the teak forest.

Travel along the mainline between Mandalay and Myitkina and through the teak forests of the Gangaw

Taung mountain range. This section of the branch line was first opened on October 2nd 1895 with the specific purpose of transporting teak logs down to the steamers waiting on the river to take them downstream.

Journey overland back to Belmond Belmond Road to Mandalay and enjoy an afternoon of relaxed cruising. Our Housekeeping staff will give a demonstration of how to tie a longyi, the Myanmar sarong worn by both men and women, and how to prepare thanaka, a paste that serves as both decorative make-up and protection from the sun.

This evening you are invited to a Longyi Cocktail Party, enabling you to practice your longyi-tying skills and dress in your new traditional outfit.

Day 08 Ma Lae village & Sailing

After breakfast Belmond Belmond Road to Mandalay arrives at the small village of Ma Lae where you disembark for a morning walk. Witness a Buddhist Noviciation Ceremony, a rite of passage that signifies boys becoming monks. This auspicious occasion is one of the most important for any Buddhist family and the whole village will often come out to watch. The boys, dressed as princes to symbolise Buddha before his enlightenment, ride in a procession to the monastery on decorated horses. There the head monk presents them with their simple, saffron- coloured robes and their heads are ceremoniously shaved.

Return to the ship and continue sailing south. During afternoon tea one of our guides will give an engaging talk on the Past, Present and Future of Myanmar.

After dinner on board it’s movie night in the Lounge & Bar. Today we are showing “The Lady”, the fascinating story of Aung San Suu Kyi, as Chef serves fresh popcorn and homemade ice cream.

Day 09 Mandalay

Late morning Belmond Belmond Road to Mandalay drops anchor off Htin- Win jetty, where you disembark for a full day of discovery of Mandalay, considered the religious heart of Myanmar and the home of Burmese traditional arts.

Explore some of Mandalay’s great treasures with our guides, including Kuthodaw Pagoda, a UNESCO listed site with 729 stone tablets inscribed with Buddhist scriptures, and the atmospheric Shwenandaw, an intricately-carved wooden monastery which used to be part of King Mindon’s living quarters.

Stop for a delicious lunch in the city centre at Bistro 82. In the afternoon visit the marble quarter, where artisans sculpt Buddhas of all sizes, before continuing to the workshop of a family of bronze casters to observe, first hand, the creation of statuesque Buddha images and ceremonial gongs. End the day at the magnificent 200-year-old U Bein Bridge, one of Myanmar’s most photographed sites.

Tonight you dine under the stars on the Observation Deck

Day 10 Sailing & Bagan

Those who wish may join our guides on an early-morning visit to the village of Shwe Kyet Yet. This small village holds a special place in our hearts, having been the location of the ship’s berth for 20 years. Visit the village pagoda, where you will have the opportunity to donate food to a procession of monks from the local monastery. On the return walk you can observe the bustling activity around the market and teashops.

During the day’s sailing to Bagan you can participate in yoga or meditation on the Observation Deck, have your fortune told by a renowned astrologer, or join a mouth- watering Burmese cookery demonstration by our Chef.

In the late afternoon, as the ship draws nearer to Bagan, one of our guides will give an introduction to the magnificent ancient city. One of the main visitor attractions in Myanmar for many years, Bagan ranks alongside Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Borobudur on Java as the greatest historic sites in Southeast Asia. Over 3,000 temples dot the plain beside the Ayeyarwady River, most of which were built between the 11th and 13th centuries.

On arrival, you disembark for a sunset ride by horse and cart through Old Bagan. Your local driver will take you on a leisurely, scenic route through the heart of the archaeological zone, passing many ancient pagodas and offering plentiful photo opportunities. You then proceed to a small temple close to the jetty to participate in an exclusive Belmond experience—a magical candle-lighting ceremony.

This evening, enjoy a classical marionette performance on board. Historically these shows were royal entertainment, depicting stories from the early life of Buddha, but they were also considered a safe way to deliver messages to the King.

 

Day 11 Bagan

Those aching to explore as soon as possible can choose from the following early morning options:

Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride (Available October-March. Advance reservations essential. Supplement applies)

This is one of the most magical experiences in Bagan, a hot-air balloon ride watching the dawn break over the ancient pagodas. Guests are collected at around 05.00 and returned to the ship at 08.30.

Bagan by Bicycle (Advance reservations essential. English-language tour only, Supplement applies)

Set off on an independent mountain bike adventure (a map will be provided), or opt to join our staff on a guided ride through Old Bagan. Pedal along small paths and roads that wind their way around ancient temples and pagodas. The ride is suitable for advanced beginners and above and cyclists should expect to bike on dirt road surfaces with patches of sand.

After breakfast on board, disembark for a morning touring of Bagan

Begin with a visit to a small complex near Minnanthu to discover off- the- beaten- track temples, including one with richly coloured murals dating from AD 1225. Also tour one of the most significant pagodas of Bagan, Ananda Temple. This architectural masterpiece was built in AD 1090 and contains four gilded Buddha statues, each standing 30ft tall. You will also visit a lacquerware workshop, where you can marvel at the exquisite patience and skill required to produce these finely detailed pieces.

Return to the ship for lunch.

The afternoon tour takes you to the famous Sulamani (“crowning jewel”) pagoda, with its impressive brick and ornamental work and murals dating from the 12th to 18th centuries. As daylight starts to fade, gather to watch the sun set over plains peppered with hundreds of pagodas.

As an alternative, guests also have the option of an afternoon excursion to Mt Popa, the traditional home of the 37 Nats or animist spirits, which have been worshipped in Myanmar since long before the arrival of Buddhism. The journey overland takes about two hours, but there will be a stop en route at a toddy palm plantation to see the traditional methods still employed to produce jaggery, a palm sugar used in sweets and in an alcoholic drink, which you may try. Mt Popa is actually a 5,000ft extinct volcano, which stands alone on the Myingyan Plain. Its summit, which is home to a mix of Nat and Buddhist shrines, can be reached by climbing 777 steep and sometimes difficult steps (taking about 20 minutes).

Back on board, farewell celebrations wait for your final evening, beginning with a cocktail party and an elephant dance on the Observation Deck, and culminating in a splendid farewell dinner in the Restaurant.

Day 12 Bagan

This morning there is another opportunity to experience a bike ride or a sunrise hot-air balloon ride.

Please speak to Reception to arrange it.

An early-bird breakfast is served before you disembark from Belmond Belmond Road to Mandalay for your onward travel arrangements. Final disembarkation time from the ship is 10.00. We wish you a very pleasant onward journey.

» Please note, routes and associated itineraries may be subject to change.

 

What's Included

What's Not Included

Ayeyarwady Experience (Sep - Jan): Bagan - Mandalay 2 Nights

Destinations: Bagan - Mingun - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 2-night short cruise with exciting excursions.
  • Enjoy various exciting activities onboard like traditional entertainment event, and longyi cocktail party.
  • Explore the riverside town of Myin Mu and Alacapa Village where the lifestyle remained unchange for a very long time.
Day 01 Bagan (L/D)

We embark the ship at Bagan. Early arrived guests can take on a trip around the impressive temple complex via mountain bike or horse-cart, or join in a Hot Air Balloon flight with additional supplement.

As we cruise to Mandalay, we can choose from various activities for our leisure like joining in an interesting lecture and art exhibition, relaxing nearby the pool on the Observation Deck, exercising in the gym, or tasting treats in Burmese Tea Shop on board.

In the evening, we have dinner with wide selections of Asian and Western cuisine on cruise, and enjoy the “stary sky” from the Observation Deck.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 02 Mingun (B/L/D)

In the morning, we keep cruising while enjoying various activities such as practicing yoga during the sunrise, joining in a meditation section, a Burmese cooking class, or a presentation about community projects by our doctor.

We will reach Mingun and have two excursion choices: exploring the historical locations, or taking a tour around the rural village and interacting with the locals.

In the evening, remember to wear longyi and take part in our exciting Longyi Cocktail Party on the Observation Deck.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 03 Mandalay (B)

Passengers who wake up early can take part in the alms giving ceremony in Mandalay. Later on, we get off the cruise ship for your next trip.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accomodation: N/A

What's Included

  • Two nights aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay luxury river cruise
  • All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus
  • Beverages, including local beer and house wine 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
  • Choice of excursions in Bagan and Mingun
  • Early almsgiving ceremony

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”

Ayeyarwady Experience (Jan - Mar): Bagan - Mandalay 2 Nights

Destinations: Bagan - Myin Mu - Alacapa - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary:

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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 2-night short cruise with exciting excursions.
  • Enjoy various exciting activities onboard like traditional entertainment event, and longyi cocktail party.
  • Explore the riverside town of Myin Mu and Alacapa Village where the lifestyle remained unchange for a very long time.
Day 01 Bagan (L/D)

We embark the cruise ship at Bagan. Early arrived guests can take a trip among various activities like discovering the astounding temple complex via mountain bike or horse-cart, or get on Hot Air Balloon flight with additional supplement.

As we cruise, we can choose from various onboard activities for our pleasure like joining an interesting lecture and an art exhibition, relaxing nearby the pool on the Observation Deckm exercising in the gym, or tasting treats in Burmese Tea Shop on board.

In the evening, remember to wear longyi and take part in our special Longyi Cocktail Party.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 02 Myin Mu - Alacapa (B/L/D)

In the morning, we reach the riverside town of Myin Mu, located 30 miles away from Mandalay to the South.

We will meet with our guides and take on a tour around local market and teashops via trishaws. We will also be able to explore the local cottage industries like and bamboo weaving and slipper production.

We back to the ship and have lunch, then we go on another expedition in the charming village of Alacapa where we will interact with the locals and observe the local lifestyle unchanged for a very long time.

In the evening, we have dinner with wide choices of Asian and Western cuisine on cruise, then enjoy a traditional entertainment event.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 03 Mandalay (B)

We have our final breakfast, then disembark from our cruiser for your next trip.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accomodation: N/A

What's Included

  • Two nights aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay luxury river cruise
  • All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus
  • Beverages, including local beer and house wine 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
  • Choice of excursion in Bagan
  • Guided tours of Myin Mu and Alacapa

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”

Taste of Myanmar (Sep - Jan): Mandalay - Bagan 2 Nights

Destinations: Shwe Kyet Yet - Ava - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 2-night short cruise with exciting excursions.
  • Enjoy various exciting activities onboard such as the traditional marionette show, and the fortune telling by our astrologist.
  • Explore Bagan, including the magnificient Ananda Temple, and a rarely-visited temple with torchlight.
Day 01 Shwe Kyet Yet village - Ava (L/D)

We embark on the ship at Shwe Kyet Yet village near Mandalay. Early arrived guests can join in the alms giving ceremony on land before the cruise.

We take a tour around the ancient capital of Ava, including horse-cart ride or bicycle ride throughout historical sights.

As we cruise to Bagan, there are wide range of selections for our pleasure: joining a discussion about Burmese culture, tasting the treats in Burmese Tea Shop on ship, learning how to wear longyi, or discover the future with our astrologist.

We can also enjoy the spa treatment, exercise in gym, or relax nearby the pool on the Observation Deck

In the evening, we have dinner from  vast selections of Asian and Western dishes onboard, complimented with delicious house wines or international wines from our list.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 02 Bagan (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we can practice yoga or meditation on deck before our arrival at Bagan.

We have quite a selection of choices: “Introduction to Bagan” in which we discover the temples and their history, “A Day in the Life” in which we learn about local culture, food, and markets, or “Bagan by Bicycle” which is best-suit for adventurous travelers.

We will also take a trip to a small village which is home of Belmond’s private pier near Old Bagan. If we want to, we can visit Belmond’s free clinic where our doctor treat local patients.

In the afternoon, we take a trip to one of the most revered temples in Bagan – Ananda. Then we get to discover a rarely-visited temple with torchlight. And to end the day, we enjoy the astonishing sunset scenery across Bagan’s plain.

We will have dinner under the sky on the Observation Deck, and have a traditional marionette show.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 03 Bagan (B)

In the early morning, we can take part in the Hot Air Balloon flight over Bagan, which is one of the most breathtaking experiences, with an additional supplement.

We have our final breakfast on cruise, then disembark from the ship for your next trip.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accomodation: N/A

What's Included

  • Two nights aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay luxury river cruise
  • All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus
  • Beverages, including local beer and house wine with 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
  • Choice of excursions in Ava and Bagan
  • Visit to Ananda temple and a torchlight tour of a rarely-seen pagoda

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”

Taste of Myanmar (Jan - Mar): Mandalay - Bagan 2 Nights

Destinations: Myin Mu - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2018 01 08 15
JAN
FEB
MAR 01 08 15
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 2-night short cruise with exciting excursions.
  • Enjoy various exciting activities onboard such as the traditional marionette show, and the fortune telling by our astrologist.
  • Explore Bagan, including the magnificient Ananda Temple, and a rarely-visited temple with torchlight.
Day 01 Myin Mu (L/D)

We embark the cruise ship at the riverside town of Myin Mu, located 30 miles away from Mandalay to the South. Early arrived guests can meet the guide in Shwe Kyet Yet Village take a tour around the Sagaing Hills before our trip on the Belmond Road to Mandalay.

We spend the day onboard, enjoying the luxuries onboard such as relaxing nearby the pool, or trying out spa treatment. Then we have lunch onboard.

For the remaining time, we can join in an intriguing discussion with our doctor, try out fortune telling with our astrologist, or learn how to wear longyi. In the afternoon, we enjoy tea in the cruiser’s Burmese Tea Shop.

In the evening, remember to wear longyi and take part in the amusing cocktail party, then have excellent dinner.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 02 Bagan (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we can practice yoga or meditation on deck before our arrival at Bagan.

We have quite a selection of choices: “Introduction to Bagan” in which we discover the temples and their history, “A Day in the Life” in which we learn about local culture, food, and markets, or “Bagan by Bicycle” which is best-suit for adventurous travelers.

We will also take a trip to a small village which is home of Belmond’s private pier near Old Bagan. If we want to, we can visit Belmond’s free clinic where our doctor treat local patients.

In the afternoon, we take a trip to one of the most revered temples in Bagan - Ananda. Then we get to discover a rarely-visited temple with torchlight. And to end the day, we enjoy the astonishing sunset scenery across Bagan’s plain.

We will have dinner under the sky on the Observation Deck, and have a traditional marionette show.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 03 Bagan (B)

In the early morning, we can take part in the Hot Air Balloon flight over Bagan, which is one of the most breathtaking experiences, with an additional supplement.

We have our final breakfast on cruise, then disembark from the ship for your next trip.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accomodation: N/A

What's Included

  • Two nights aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay luxury river cruise
  • All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus
  • Beverages, including local beer and house wine 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 tour of Myin Mu
  • Choice of excursion in Bagan
  • Visit to Ananda temple and a torchlight tour of a rarely-seen pagoda

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”

Highlights of Myanmar (Sep - Jan): Mandalay - Bagan 3 Nights

Destinations: Mandalay - Ava - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore Myin Mu and its traditional alms giving ceremony.
  • Explore Bagan with variety of choices, including a visit to the Belmond supported clinic.
  • Explore one of the most magnificient temples in Bagan – Ananda, and a rarely-visited temple with torchlight.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 3-night trip with full of exciting excursions.
  • Enjoy various activities onboard like traditional marionette show, longyi presentation, and fortune telling.
Day 01 Mandalay (L/D)

We embark on the ship at Shwe Kyet Yet village near Mandalay.

In the afternoon, we explore the key sites of the city, including traditional arts and workshops such as a family-owned business specialized in bronze-casting.

We have dinner from a wide range of choices from Asian to Western dishes on cruirse, complimented with delicious house wines or international wines in our list.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 02 Ava - Bagan (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we can practice yoga onboard, then have refreshing drinks from our Healthy Juice Bar.

We can also take part in the traditional alms giving ceremony and enjoy the local life near our pier before we set sail.

We will discover the ancient capital of Ava via horse-cart, or explore the landscapes via bicycle.

As we cruise, there are various activities onboard to try out: taking part in a discussion about Burmese culture, tasting treats in Burmese Tea Shop, learning how to wear longyi, or listening to our fortune prediction told by an astrologist.

We can also enjoy spa treatment, exercise in the gym, or relax nearby the pool on Observation Deck.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 03 Bagan (B/L/D)

We can choose to wake up early to try yoga or meditation before our arrival at Bagan.

We have quite a selection of choices: “Introduction to Bagan” in which we discover the temples and their history, “A Day in the Life” in which we learn about local culture, food, and markets, or “Bagan by Bicycle” which is best-suit for adventurous travelers.

We will also take a trip to a small village which is home of Belmond’s private pier near Old Bagan. If we want to, we can visit Belmond’s free clinic where our doctor treat local patients.

In the afternoon, we take a trip to one of the most revered temples in Bagan – Ananda. Then we get to discover a rarely-visited temple with torchlight. And to end the day, we enjoy the astonishing sunset scenery across Bagan’s plain.

We will have dinner under the sky on the Observation Deck, and have a traditional marionette show.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 04 Bagan (B)

In the early morning, we can take part in the Hot Air Balloon flight over Bagan with an additional supplement.

We have our final breakfast on cruise, then disembark from the ship for your next trip.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accomodation: N/A

What's Included

  • Three nights aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay luxury river cruise
  • All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus
  • Beverages, including local beer and house wine 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 tour of Mandalay
  • Choice of excursions in Ava and Bagan
  • Early almsgiving ceremony and village tour
  • Visit to Ananda temple and a torchlight tour of a rarely-seen pagoda

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”

Highlights of Myanmar (Jan - Mar): Mandalay - Bagan 3 Nights

Destinations: Mandalay - Myin Mu - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2018 28 07 14
JAN
FEB 28
MAR 07 14
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore Myin Mu and its traditional alms giving ceremony.
  • Explore Bagan with variety of choices, including a visit to the Belmond supported clinic.
  • Explore one of the most magnificient temples in Bagan – Ananda, and a rarely-visited temple with torchlight.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 3-night trip with full of exciting excursions.
  • Enjoy various activities onboard like traditional marionette show, longyi presentation, and fortune telling.
Day 01 Mandalay (L/D)

We will check in at a local restaurant in Mandalay where we also have traditional lunch.

After that, we have tour options to choose from: The first option is observing traditional arts in Mandalay, then visiting Amarapura - an ancient capital, the well-known U Bein Bridge, and the Sagaing Hills. The other option involves in have a scenic ride on  a boat at Htin-Win pier, including complimented refreshments, and reach Belmond Road to Mandalay in Myin Mu.

We have dinner onboard with wide range of choices from Asian to Western dishes, accompanied with fantastic house wines or international wine from our list.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 02 Myin Mu (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we can practice yoga on deck, then have refreshing drinks from our Healthy Juice Bar.

In the morning, we discover Myin Mu with the traditional alms giving ceremony. Next, we take a tour around the town via trishaws, including local market and learn about the local industries. 

We back to the cruiser to have lunch travel onwards to Bagan.

In the afternoon, we can enjoy the spa treatment or relax by the pool. We also have two interesting lectures about astrology reading and longyi tying. In addition, try out the afternoon tea in the Burmese Tea Shop on cruise.

In the evening, remember to wear your longyi and join the cocktail party, then have a fantastic dinner onboard.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 03 Bagan (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we can take part in yoga practice or meditation  as our cruise sail towards Bagan.

We have quite a selection of choices: “Introduction to Bagan” in which we discover the temples and their history, “A Day in the Life” in which we learn about local culture, food, and markets, or “Bagan by Bicycle” which is best-suit for adventurous travelers.

We will also take a trip to a small village which is home of Belmond’s private pier near Old Bagan. If we want to, we can visit Belmond’s free clinic where our doctor treat local patients.

In the afternoon, we take a trip to one of the most revered temples in Bagan – Ananda. Then we get to discover a rarely-visited temple with torchlight. And to end the day, we enjoy the astonishing sunset scenery across Bagan’s plain.

We will have dinner under the sky on the Observation Deck, and have a traditional marionette show.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 04 Bagan (B)

In the early morning, we can take part in the Hot Air Balloon flight over Bagan with an additional supplement.

We have our final breakfast on cruise, then disembark from the cruiser for your next trip.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accomodation: N/A

What's Included

  • Three nights aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay luxury river cruise
  • All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus
  • Beverages, including local beer and house wine 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 tour of Myin Mu
  • Choice of excursion in Bagan
  • Early almsgiving ceremony and village tour
  • Visit to Ananda temple and a torchlight tour of a rarely-seen pagoda

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”

Images of a Golden Land (Sep - Jan): Bagan - Mandalay 4 Nights

Destinations: Bagan - Mandalay - Mingun - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the Ananda Temple – one of the most revered temples in Bagan, and a less-known temple with torchlight.
  • Explore the rural villages and the learn about the locals’ lifestyle.
  • Explore Mandalay with various options, including the trip to hallowed land of Sagaing Hills.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 4-night trip with full of exciting excursions.
  • Enjoy various onboard activities such as traditional entertainment event, and longyi cocktail party.
Day 01 Bagan (L/D)

We embark on the cruise ship at Taung Be Village near Bagan.

We have lunch on cruise then take a trip to Ananda Temple which is one of the most revered temples in Bagan. We move on and discover a less-known temple with torchlight.

Later on, we enjoy the sunset over Bagan’s plain, then take part in a special candle lighting ceremony at a small temple near our pier.

In the evening, we have dinner under the sky on the Observation Deck.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 02 Old Bagan - Mandalay (B/L/D)

In the morning, we have a range of selections for morning trip: exploring around Old Bagan’s temples via bicycle or horse-cart, or taking a temple trip during the sunrise, or visiting a local commune. We can also take on a Hot Air Balloon flight with additional supplement.

As we cruise towards Mandalay, there are many activities onboard to enjoy from culture talk to spa treatment, or relaxing by the pool on the Observation Deck , or exercising in the gym, or tasting treats in our Burmese Tea Shop. We also have section where we learn to wear traditional Burmese longyi.

In the evening, we have dinner with a wide range of choices from Asian to Western dishes, and try out the house wines or our international wine list.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 03 Mingun (B/L/D)

In the morning, we keep cruising while enjoying onboard activities like yoga, meditation, cooking presentation, and chatting with our doctor.

As we reach Mingun, there are two touring options: Exploring the historical locations or taking a tour around the rural village and interacting with local villagers.

In the evening, wear longyi and join with us in the Longyi Cocktail Party on the Observation Deck.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 04 Mandalay (B/L/D)

We will reach Mandalay after a short sail. Who wake up early can take part in the Buddhist alms giving ceremony on land.

On this day, we have two options: “Highlights of Mandalay” involving visits the essential historical locations throughout the city, including the famous Kuthodaw Pagoda and the majestic Shwenandaw Golden Monastery; or “Mandalay Arts and Shopping” involving the city’s well-known traditional craftsmanship, typically marble, bronze, woodcarving, and silk.

After the tour, we return to the cruise ship at Shwe Kyet Yet village and have lunch. After that, we come to the living center of Buddhism faithful in Burma – Sagaing Hills.

Enjoy the champagne cocktail during the sunset, overlooking the fascinating U Bein Bridge. We have a farewell dinner on cruise then join in traditional entertainment event.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 05 Mandalay (B)

We have our final breakfast, then get off the cruiser for your next trip. 

Passengers who travel on the group flight to Yangon will get transferred to the airport.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accomodation: N/A

What's Included

  • Four nights aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay luxury river cruise
  • All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus
  • Beverages, including local beer and house wine 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
  • Choice of excursions in Bagan, Mingun and Mandalay
  • Visit to Ananda temple and a torchlight tour of a rarely-seen pagoda
  • Early almsgiving ceremony
  • Sagaing Hills excursion

 

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”

Images of a Golden Land (Jan - Mar): Bagan - Mandalay 4 Nights

Destinations: Bagan - Myin Mu - Alacapa - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2018 24 03 10 17
JAN
FEB 24
MAR 03 10 17
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the Ananda Temple – one of the most revered temples in Bagan, and a less-known temple with torchlight.
  • Explore the rural villages and the learn about the locals’ lifestyle.
  • Explore Mandalay with various options, including the trip to hallowed land of Sagaing Hills.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 4-night trip with full of exciting excursions.
  • Enjoy various onboard activities such as traditional entertainment event, and longyi cocktail party.
Day 01 Bagan (L/D)

We embark on the ship at Taung Be Village near Bagan.

We have lunch on cruise then take a trip to Ananda Temple which is one of the most revered temples in Bagan. We move on and discover a less-known temple with torchlight.

Later on, we enjoy the sunset over Bagan’s plain, then take part in a special candle lighting ceremony at a small temple near our pier.

In the evening, we have dinner under the sky on the Observation Deck.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation:  Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 02 Old Bagan (B/L/D)

In the morning, we have several choices for our excursion: taking a tour at a temple during sunrise, visiting a project in local commune, touring around Old Bagan via bicycle or horse-cart. We can also choose a Hot Air Balloon flight with additional supplement.

Next, we get onboard and continue our journey. While cruising, we have variety of activities on board for our amusement: relaxing by the pool on the Observation Deck, exercising in the gym, trying local treats in Burmese Tea Shop, and checking out art exhibition by a local artist. 

In the evening, we have wearing longyi section for a cocktail party before having dinner with a selection of Western and Asian dishes on cruise.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 03 Myin Mu - Alacapa (B/L/D)

In the morning, we reach the lovely town of Myin Mu on the riverside, located 30 miles awat from Mandalay to the South. We will discover the town via trishaw, including busy market, traditional Burmese slipper workshop, and a family-owned business of bamboo weaving.

We then get back to the ship and have lunch. After that, we take a trip to Alacapa, a charming farming village, as we explore the town and understand more about the locals. There are many crops grown here, from corn, sesame, to fava beans and chili peppers.

We return to the cruiser and have dinner, then enjoy a traditional entertainment event.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 04 Mandalay (B/L/D)

After having breakfast, we have two options for our next tours:

The first one will take you to Mandalay and visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, listed by UNESCO, and the Shwenandaw wooden monastery. After that, we walk on the marble streets and come to a family specialized in bronze-casting. We move on to the famed U Bein Bridge and Sagaing Hills where we can visit a nunnery.

The other tour is traveling to Monywa situated on the Chindwin. This is the place where the tallest standing Buddha statue in the world resides. In addition, we will explore the radiant temple of Thanbuddhay and a small market selling thanaka.

Afterwards, we back to the ship and have an amazing farewell dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Belmond Road to Mandalay
Day 05 Mandalay (B)

We have our final breakfast on board, then disembark from the cruiser for your next journey.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accomodation: N/A

What's Included

  • Four nights aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay luxury river cruise
  • All meals aboard the ship: buffet breakfast, lunch and table d'hôte dinner featuring both eastern and western menus
  • Beverages, including local beer and house wine 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
  • Choice of excursions in Bagan and Mandalay or Monywa
  • Guided tours of Myin Mu and Alacapa
  • Visit to Ananda temple and a torchlight tour of a rarely-seen pagoda
  • An exclusive candle-lighting ceremony
  • Sagaing Hills excursion

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 ROAD TO MANDALAY 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 Road to Mandalay 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 Road to Mandalay 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.

 

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Feb 2016

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Oct 2014

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