Probably the most luxurious riverboat on the Ayeyarwady, the Road to Mandalay is brought to you by the Orient Express Company. Road to Mandalay offer five itineraries; short 4 and 5 day cruises visit Mandalay, the centre of Burmese culture, Sagaing famous for its silversmiths and the awe-inspiring plain of Bagan where more than 2,000 temples and pagodas await your discovery. Longer cruises explore this area in more detail, taking in excursions to the colonial hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)and Mt Popa – the ‘Nat’ (Spirit) worship centre of Myanmar. The 12 Day itinerary journeys to the far north, to Bhamo via the scenic second defile, and Katha, scene of Orwell’s ‘Burmese Days’.
Mr Myanmar Travel can arrange your cruise at a very reasonable price and tailor your overall itinerary to include any other destinations you may wish to visit. Please click on the links below for more details of the cruises on offer.
The Road To Mandalay is spread across four decks providing passengers with luxurious facilities in excellent comfort and space, offering sublime views of Myanmar and the Ayeyarwady River. Inside this graceful river cruiser the emphasis rests on traditional comfort combined with delightful luxury. The spacious en-suite cabins are fully air-conditioned and furnished with the most beautiful fabrics, finest linens and softest towels.
Five newly refurbished cabin types are available on the Road To Mandalay, all of which feature a small personal safe, telephone, satellite television, en-suite bathroom and shower amenities.
* Single Cabins measure 10.6 square metres (114 square feet) and feature a comfortable single bed, wardrobe, dressing table, windows and en-suite bathroom.
* Superior Cabins measure 11.3 square metres (121 square feet) feature a large picture window, and are equipped with a bedside table, wardrobe, dressing table, twin beds and en-suite bathroom.
* Deluxe Cabins are a new concept on Road to Mandalay. These cabins are considerably larger at 17.95 metres (193 square feet) and feature twin beds, bedside tables, desk and chair, luggage rack, dressing table, wardrobe, 3 windows and an en-suite bathroom.
* State Cabins are the most popular category on Road to Mandalay and there are now 18 available. The cabins measure 23.25 square metres (250 square feet) and feature twin, or double beds, Ottoman and armchair in addition to the facilities of a Deluxe cabin.
* The exclusive Governor’s Cabin satisfies the most demanding requirements. The space available (29.1 square metres / 313 square feet) makes the cabin ideal for longer cruises. The cabin features two flat screen televisions, three large windows and a lounge area, as well as a separate bathroom and WC
Located on the Deluxe Deck, Road To Mandalay, Wellbeing offers passengers a 33 square metre fitness room consisting of three exercise machines (stepper, bicycle, treadmill), stretch/crunch area and a shower with a changing room. Fresh, healthy drinks are also available.
A range of beauty treatments including one hour, and half hour aromatherapy massages, facials, manicures and pedicures are available. Treatments and appointments can be booked onboard.
Dining and Bar
No journey to Asia would be complete without sampling the regional cuisine, and on board you can enjoy an acclaimed gourmet menu of Eastern and Western delicacies, all served with Burmese courtesy and charm. Buffet-style lunch is served on the Observation Deck or in the Restaurant in seven different themes: Burmese, Shan, Thai, Indonesian, Chinese, Indian and European. Dinners are served in the Restaurant, at a time to suit you, and offer a choice of dishes to suit all tastes from the flavours of Asia to a la carte menus. A selection of European and Australian wines are also available to compliment your meal.
At the end of a day of discovery, guests may also retire to the Piano Bar for an evening in the company of fellow travellers. Decorated with a mixture of light wood and Burmese lacquer ware, the Piano Bar offers guests a range of delicious local and international cocktails while enjoying the musical talents of the local pianist.
|4 Days. Mandalay – Bagan.|
|5 Days. Bagan - Mandalay.|
|8 Days. Bagan – Mandalay – Bagan.|
|8 Days. Mandalay – Bagan – Mandalay.|
|12 Days. Mandalay – Bhamo – Bagan.|