Info : Sanctuary Ananda (epic)
The 11-night cruise on Sanctuary Ananda along the Upper Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) river between Mandalay and Bagan takes you through the three gorges, stopping in at some charming rural destinations and fascinating ancient sites along the way, including New Nyein, Kyar Nyet, and Sagaing. As you float on by, you’ll pass the “parrot head”, the “spirit rock” and of course, the famous U-Bein bridge. Alternatively, take 11 nights to cruise from Yangon to Mandalay on the lower Irrawaddy, visiting historical Danuphyu, charismatic Pyay, mystical Thayet and wondrous Bagan along the way.
Be treated to cultural and cooking demonstrations, morning meditations and spa treatments as you go. In the cabins, you can expect fancy furnishings, lavish bathrooms and hotel-grade amenities. The cabins also feature ultra-modern entertainment technology. Since you’ll be spending a lot of time on the deck, you may as well make the most of the plunge pool and sun deck.
Sanctuary Ananda is a decadent and entirely pleasant way to explore Myanmar from the water: talk to Experience Travel about combining your cruise with an equally sumptuous sojourn on land.
As with all of our featured epic river journeys, departures are limited. Please call for details.
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