Info : Road to Mandalay
Belmond's ‘Road to Mandalay’ river boat offers a range of 3-5 day short journeys. The expedition's are a well-paced and comfortable way to get a taste of local life along the Irrawaddy River between Mandalay and Bagan. Belmond are a reliable choice, they always deliver classic style, fine service and high quality as seen in their fine hotels and trains (like the famous Orient Express).
The 56 air-conditioned, ensuite cabins on "The Road To Mandalay" are great quality and furnished in a classic style. The vessel has a canopied observation lounge and on-deck swimming pool the cruise so you can absorb life on the river without compromising on luxury.
The boat visits rural off-the-beaten track villages that evoke a bygone era and allow you a glimpse of rural life. The top deck also provides a vantage point over the ancient pagodas dotted along the banks of the Irrawaddy.
Whilst the relatively large number of passengers on-board may not suit everyone, the advantage to this is that there is always opportunities to socialise with fellow travel enthusiasts over a cocktail.
Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.