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Belmond's Road to Mandalay... Burma by Boat

12 days from £3,945 per person

The mighty Irrawaddy River forms Burma's backbone and cruising along a section of it makes for one of the most relaxing ways to explore Burma. There are a number of options for trips up the Irrawaddy; in this suggested itinerary, we have used the luxurious 4 night Belmond's Road To Mandalay from Bagan to Mandalay. However, we can use a number of different cruises, so please do contact us for further information.

This luxury holiday is purely a suggested itinerary; it can be booked as it is or used as a starting point for creating your perfect tailor-made tour of Burma. If you would like to see similar trips, take a look at our collection of Family Holidays, as well as our Boating itineraries.


Itinerary details

12 days from £3,945 per person

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