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Road to Mandalay - 7 Nights

Bagan - Mandalay - Bagan

Board the Road To Mandalay for a seven nights, eight days cruise. Explore the many temples and pagodas of Bagan. Relax and enjoy local riverlife as you cruise the Ayeyarwady River. Discover the sights of Mandalay, Mingun, Sagaing and Ava. Enjoy excursions to the colonial hill station of Maymo and home of the Nats at Mount Popa.

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Trip Highlights

  • 7 nights on the luxurious Road to Mandalay ship
  • Sightseeing in Bagan and Mandalay
  • Rural villages on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River
  • Mount Popa


Day 1:  Bagan
Take a morning domestic flight from Yangon to Bagan. On arrival, transfer to the Road To Mandalay on the Ayeyarwady River. In the afternoon the guide takes you to into Bagan where over 2,000 temples and pagodas remain on an awe-inspiring plain. Watch the sun setting over a field of glowing pagodas by the river. Return to the ship for dinner and entertainment. Overnight on board.

Day 2: Bagan Markets
After breakfast join your guide to explore some of Bagan's local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics, longis, and rattan goods. See how Myanmar's famous lacquerware is made. Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle or horse-drawn cart and explore this enchanting area on your own. Mid morning, the ship sets sail for Mandalay. In the afternoon, learn more about Myanmar and its customs during an on-board lecture. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 3:  Sagaing
Arrive at the village of Shwe Kyet Yet after lunch. Enjoy an afternoon excursion to Sagaing considered to be the living center of the Buddhist faith in Burma and famous for its silversmiths who still work in much the same way as their ancestors did. Return to the ship for dinner in the evening. Overnight on board.

Day 4:  Maymyo
A full day's excursion to Maymyo, a colonial hill station set high in the mountains. Soak up the atmosphere with its cool climate, English style houses, colourful market and beautiful botanic gardens. Return to the ship for dinner and local entertainment in the evening. Overnight on board.

Day 5:  Mingun and Mandalay
After breakfast take a cruise to Mingun. Visit the most important sights such as the pretty Hsinbyume Pagoda and the world's largest uncracked bell. Return by ferry for a late lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the key sights of Mandalay regarded as the centre of Burmese culture and Buddhist learning. Return to Road To Mandalay for dinner. Overnight on board.

Day 6:  Burmese Village
After an early breakfast visit a local village for a walking tour. This traditional Burmese village gives you the opportunity to discover the Burmese way of life first hand - from farming and handicrafts to spirit houses and tea-shops. Return to the ship for lunch and set sail for Bagan once more. The rest of the day is spent relaxing on board, observing the fascinating local river life glide by from the top deck. An on-board guide lectures on the Myanmar way of life. This evening enjoy a casual cocktail party followed by dinner on board. Overnight on board.

Day 7:  Mount Popa
A full day's excursion to Mount Popa, a national park and believed to be the sacred home of powerful 'Nats' (spirits). On top of a rocky crag is a picturesque complex of monasteries, pagodas and shrines which can be reached via a winding, covered walkway. Dinner and local entertainment on board. Overnight on board.

Day 8: Departure
After an early breakfast transfer to Bagan airport for your onward flight to Yangon.


Optional 2 Night Yangon Extension

Day 1:  Yangon
Upon arrival in the Yangon International Airport you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel for two nights. Begin your sightseeing tour of Yangon’s city center with a visit to Sule Pagoda. Your guide will accompany you on a short walk by Kandawgyi lake and then take you to see the sunset at Yangon’s spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2:  Yangon
After breakfast at the hotel, the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. We will be happy to arrange a half or full day sightseeing tour to suit your interests.  Visit the countryside surrounding Yangon, stopping at Syriam and its pagoda set on a small island in the middle of the river or visit Bago, Burma’s ancient capital. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 3:  Departure
Depending on your itinerary, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Mandalay to continue on the Road to Mandalay cruise or your departure flight home.

*Supplement fees for this extension do apply.  Please inquire for more information.



2014 and 2015 Per Person Rates

(based on double occupancy except for single cabin):


Single Cabin - $3,610

Superior Cabin - $3,610
Deluxe Cabin - $5,950
State Cabin - $7,420
Governor’s Suite - $10,400

Rates Include

  • All meals on board the ship
  • Coffee, tea, water on board
  • 7 nights accommodation on board based on double occupancy (except for single cabin)
  • Economy class flights: Yangon - Bagan - Yangon
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • Sightseeing in Myanmar as outlined in the itinerary

Rates Do Not Include

  • International Airfare to and from Yangon
  • Visa fees
  • All other alcoholic, juice or soda beverages
  • Meals ordered to Cabin (room service)
  • Tips
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance

2014 Departure Dates (Saturdays)


January 11, 18, 25

February 1, 8, 15, 22

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

April 5, 26

May 3

July 26

August 2

October 4, 11, 18

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

December 6, 13, 22


2015 Departure Dates (Saturdays)


January 10, 17, 24, 31

February 7, 14, 21

March 7, 14, 21, 28

April 4

July 18, 25

August 1

October 3, 10, 17, 31

November 7, 14, 21, 28

December 5, 22



To Book This Tour

Please call us toll free at 1-877-362-2793 and let us know that you would like to book this tour. Then follow these instructions:

  1. Download, print, and fill out the Reservation Form for each person.
  2. Fax the form to us at 206-529-4803, or mail it to:

    Red Lantern Journeys
    1000 N. Northlake Way, Suite H
    Seattle, WA 98103

  3. Pay a non-refundable $500 per person deposit and we will initiate your reservations.
  4. Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure.

If your reservation is made less than 75 days prior to departure, the non-refundable deposit will allow us to initiate reservations. Full payment will be due immediately upon confirmation of all hotels and transportation services. If the services quoted cannot be confirmed, alternate accommodation or transportation will be arranged and the price will be adjusted accordingly.


Payments can be made by personal check, bank wire transfer, or credit card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will initiate your reservations and send you a statement showing your payment. Approximately 4 weeks prior to your departure, we will send you a final confirmation package containing your itinerary and detailed information on the logistics of your trip.
Forms to Download (pdf file)
Reservation Form with Complete Terms and Conditions


Cancellation/Refund Policies


- Cancel more than 60 days prior to departure - forfeit your deposit.

- Cancel between 30 and 60 days prior to departure - forfeit 50% of the tour cost.

- Cancel less than 30 days prior to departure - NO REFUND of tour cost.

- Cancellations must be made in writing and sent via mail, fax, or email to Red Lantern Journeys.

- Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of your written request.

- No refunds are available for unused services or tours during your trip.



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