Burma: Cruise on the Belmond Orcaella
This cruise can be combined with a tailor made tour of Burma / Mynmar, please ask for details.
Embark on this seven-night cruise on Belmond Orcaella and capture the true spirit of Burma. It provides a great introduction to the country for first-time visitors, and encompasses pagodas, an ox-cart ride through a village, bustling markets and ancient sites.
Orcaella can accommodate up to 50 guests across 2 Balcony Suites, 2 Junior Suite, 12 State and 9 Deluxe Cabins. All cabins have en-suite facilities and are arranged over two of the ship’s four decks. The bar and lounge, positioned on the top deck, is the perfect spot to relax with a refreshing cocktail.
Day 1- Yangon
You will board the vessel at its moorage in Yangon and enjoy a relaxing lunch as you start your journey to Bagan. You will be able to enjoy a full afternoon of sailing and an introductory lecture about Myanmar way of life. Lunch and dinner will be provided on board.
Day 2- Zalon
After a leisurely breakfast, you will visit the small port of Zalon. You will be able to explore the streets by trishaw before visiting the Pyaytawpyan Pagoda You will then return to the ship for lunch and dinner.
Day 3- Pyay
You will spend the day relaxing on board as you make your way towards the ancient Myanmar capital Pyay (Prome). You will take in the sights and sounds of the river, or make use of the luxurious ship facilities.
Day 4- Pyay
You will arrive in Pyay in the morning and disembark for a visit to the impressive Shwesadaw Pagoda. Afterwards, you will return to Orcaella and spend the rest of the afternoon sailing through the stunning scenery.
Day 5- Gawaechaung
After a full morning sailing, you can then enjoy an afternoon stop to explore the quaint Gawaechaung village by ox-cart, for first-hand experience of the rural lifestyle along the Ayerwaddy River. Orcaella will anchor this evening at Min Hla.
Day 6- Magwe
You will start the day with a morning visit to the Min Hla Fort, the site of a great battle during the second Anglo Burman war. You will then continue to the trade port town Magwe and it’s famous Myathalon Pagoda. Also, you can stop at the busy local market to experience the daily hustle and bustle.
Day 7- Bagan
Orcaella will set sail early in the morning for Bagan. You can spend the entire afternoon visiting the ancient sites in and around Bagan, with our experienced guide, and also witness the sunset over the marvellous Bagan plain. Then you can celebrate your final evening on board at a cocktail party, on the Top Deck, and say goodbye to your new friends during the Farewell Dinner.
Day 8- Bagan
Disembark early morning for your return flight to Yangon and onward travel.
What is included?
- Full board on the Cruise
- All visits mentioned in the itinerary
- ABTA & ATOL Protection for your financial security
- RB ‘VIP Experience’
- International flights (ask for details)
- Items of a personal nature
8 days tour from £3270 per person