Belmond to Launch a 20 Year Anniversary Cruise

Luxury travel specialist Belmond will offer a 20 Year Anniversary cruise on board the Belmond Road to Mandalay on October 1, 2016. Marking two decades of exploring the magical rivers of Myanmar, this special four-night journey will follow the route of the inaugural cruise from Bagan to Mandalay.

The cruise will begin with a traditional dance ceremony and cocktail reception on the banks of the river. For those with a head for heights, there will be an additional option to enjoy a hot balloon ride above the temples and pagodas over Bagan; or take a journey to visit the gilded Buddha statues on horseback or in a cart.

Sailing aboard the Belmond Road to Mandalay, guests can relax and enjoy the hypnotic rhythms of the great Ayeyarwady River and the mesmerising views of golden stupas dotting the riverbanks; take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool; and enjoy alfresco dining in the newly launched Bar & Grill, which will serve local cuisine on the ship’s teak Observation Deck. For health and wellbeing, guests can head over to the spa for a traditional Burmese massage or join a sunrise yoga session.

The cruise will culminate in Mandalay, with the first ever Belmond Road to Mandalay Rally that will see guests try their hand at traditional Burmese skills and activities, including driving an ox and cart, rolling cheroots (cigars), and learning a Burmese dance. A prize giving ceremony will take place at the Gala Anniversary Dinner served under the stars.

Belmond’s 20 Year Anniversary Cruise is priced from £3069 (US$3,380) per person, including two nights at Belmond Governor’s Residence in a Deluxe Garden room and hotel transfers, based on two sharing Deluxe Cabin.

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