Burma with Venice Simplon –Orient-Express
The Road to Mandalay – Burma with Venice Simplon –Orient-Express
After a ‘sea change’ in Burma’s politics, this is the time to visit this fascinating country before commercialism sets in. And what better way than aboard one of Orient Express’s ultra luxury cruisers.
Cruising on Burma’s main river, the Irrawaddy allows you easy access to the heart of Burma, now known as Myanmar, with its countless hidden delights. Join the infamous Road to Mandalay and visit Mandalay the centre of Burmese culture and Sagain famous for its silversmiths before going south to Bagan visiting magnificent temples and pagodas. You also visit Mount Popa, sacred home of Nats, before cruising north again to Shwe Kyet Yet to discover Shanlay Village, said to be the living centre of the Buddhist faith and also the beautiful hill station of Maymyo. An 8-day Road to Mandalay Ayeyarwady Adventure aboard the luxury vessel of the same name costs from £2345pp (2013 off peak price). Built to a very high standard and completely refitted, the ship features a swimming pool on top deck, a piano bar, library, beauty spa and boutique. The restaurant offers superb dining including international local cuisine.
Also ask about the company’s second new vessel the Orcaella which was just introduced in July 13.
Designer Travel can advise on a wide selection of multi centre holidays in the region or escorted tours – ask for details.
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