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Road to Mandalay - 4 Nights

Bagan - Mandalay

Join the Road To Mandalay for four nights. Explore Bagan, where the ruins of more than 2,000 temples and pagodas remain on the awe-inspiring plain. Enjoy watching local river life as you cruise the Ayeyarwady River to Mandalay where magnificent sights await.

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Trip Highlights

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


Day 1:  Arrive Bagan
After a morning flight from Yangon to Bagan board the Road To Mandalay berthed on the Ayeyarwady River at Bagan, where over 2,000 temples and pagodas remain on the awe-inspiring plain. After lunch on board, enjoy a sightseeing tour and visit some of Bagan’s more significant pagodas. Late afternoon, your guide takes you to watch the breathtaking vista of the sun setting over the plain. Return to the ship for a relaxed dinner and local entertainment. Overnight on board.

Day 2:  Bagan
After breakfast on board a guided tour introduces you to Bagan's most important temples and the local maket. Alternatively, you can hire a bicycle or horse-drawn cart and explore this fascinating area on your own. Mid-morning the Road To Mandalay begins its cruise north towards Mandalay. After lunch relax on board and watch the fascinating river life glide by. An on board guide lectures on local places and customs. The ship moors mid-river for the evening. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 3:  Mandalay
Enjoy the morning on board as the ship cruises towards Mandalay, arriving at the quaint little village of Shwe Kyet Yet after 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, stopping enroute to admire sunset over the river. Dinner and local entertainment awaits in the evening.

Day 4:  Mingun
After breakfast, 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, visit the Sagaing Hills, considered to be the living centre of the Buddhist faith in Burma. Sagaing is also famous for its silver and silversmiths who still work in much the same way as their ancestors did. Dinner and local entertainment. Overnight on board. where dinner and local entertainment awaits.

Day 5: Departure
After an early breakfast transfer to Mandalay airport for your onward flight to Yangon.


Optional 2 Night Yangon Extension

(See below for additional supplement fee)

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 do apply. Please inquire for more information.


2013 Per Person Rates (based on double occupancy except for single cabin)


Single Cabin - $2,820
Superior Cabin - $2,820
Deluxe Cabin - $3,920
State Cabin - $4,970
Governor's Suite - $6,950

Rates Include

  • All meals on board the ship
  • 4 nights accommodation on board based on double occupancy (excluding single cabin)
  • Domestic economy class flights: Yangon - Bagan - Yangon
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Sightseeing in Myanmar as outlined in the itinerary



Rates Do Not Include

  • International Airfare to and from Yangon
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Expenses of a personal nature



2013 Departure Dates (Saturdays)


January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 20, 27
July 20, 27
October 5, 19
November 2, 9, 15, 16, 23
December 7

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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