Set sail on Yangon to your luxurious nine-day river cruise, Belmond Orcaella uncover the secrets of this historic region

You wil cruise to Bagan via the Twante Canal, built in 1883 during British colonial rule, visit Danuphyu and the memorial of the revered leader General Maha Bandula, see the impressive Shwesandaw Pagoda and 10-storey Sitting Buddha in Pyay as well as enjoy a sunset tour of Bagan with wonderful views.

  • Day 1

    Board Belmond Orcaella at its mooring in Yangon and enjoy a relaxing breakfast as we start our journey to Bagan.

    After lunch, enjoy an introductory lecture about the heritage buildings we are sailing past along the Ayeyarwady River. A welcome cocktail party and introduction to the ship’s officers precedes dinner from Executive Chef and team.

  • Day 2

    This morning visit Danuphyu, a historically important town during the Anglo-Burmese War. See General Maha Bandula memorial at Pali University, followed by a trip to a cheroot maker and local tea shops

    Afternoon tea is accompanied by a lecture on poets and writers in Myanmar. Traditional Myanmar folk dancing is your after-dinner entertainment tonight.

  • Day 3

    Spend the day relaxing on board as we make our way towards the ancient Myanmar capital of Pyay.

    Take in the sights and sounds of the river, or make use of the luxurious ship facilities. On board entertainment today includes cookery, astrology and a ‘longyi’ (traditional dress) tying demonstration. Wear your longyi at this evening’s pre-dinner cocktail party.

  • Day 4

    Arrive in Pyay in the morning and disembark for a visit to the impressive Shwesadaw Pagoda and ten-storey Buddha in Sri Ksetra.

    Return to Belmond Orcaella and spend the rest of the afternoon sailing through the stunning scenery.

  • Day 5

    After a full morning sailing, enjoy an afternoon stop to explore the quaint Gwechaung village by ox-cart for first-hand experience of the rural lifestyle along the Ayeyarwady River.

    This evening dinner is served at Min Hla Fort, the site of a great battle during the third Anglo-Burmese War.

  • Day 6

    This morning we arrive at the trade port of Magwe. Enjoy a tuk tuk tour of the busy market and see the famous Myathalon Pagoda.

    Afternoon tea is accompanied by a lecture. After-dinner entertainment is a Myanmar puppet show.

  • Day 7

    This morning disembark for Sale to view the exquisite 19th century wooden monastery Yout-Saun-Kyaung. A bus excursion takes in the most important sights of Bagan.

    Lunch is at the Sunset Garden restaurant in Bagan.

  • Day 8

    Join in the morning excursion of Bagan and visit the Shwezigon Pagoda, the bustling market and Min Nan Thu.

    This afternoon there is a choice of activities. Travel to the villages of Gu Byauk Gyi and Pwa Saw, or take a private horse and cart or bicycle tour within the city of Bagan. Enjoy the evening’s farewell cocktail party and entertainment before your final dinner on board.

  • Day 9

    Disembark after breakfast for your onward journey.

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Included

  • Buffet breakfast and lunch, and table d'hôte dinner - both eastern and western choices available
  • Complimentary soft drinks, mineral water, local beer and free flow house wine (local and international) with lunch and dinner
  • Internal flights within Myanmar included between Yangon and ship, as per itinerary
  • Fully-qualified resident doctor
  • All sightseeing, as per itinerary

Charlotte Travel Exclusives

  • US$100 onboard credits per person per journey
  • VIP welcome treats with a local twist
  • Welcome letter from the General Manager
  • Complimentary upgrade based on availability at time of check-in
  • A unique US$500 gift voucher loyalty programme when you book a US$5,000 or more Belmond holiday

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