Journeys

The Strand Cruise

Mandalay

Mingun

Ava

Bagan

Embark on a journey of a lifetime and discover Myanmar through a luxury cruise experience aboard The Strand Cruise while sailing the mythical Ayeyarwady River. The Strand Cruise offers three or four night voyages on Myanmars the Ayeyarwady River between the ancient cities of Bagan and Mandalay, offering passengers an in-depth immersion into the wonders and sights of this wonderful country.

The daily menu of on shore excursions provides a full and comprehensive tour in small groups with expert local guides that detail the history and significance of all sites visited. We are delighted to also offer tailor-made itineraries upon request, should you prefer to customise your visit.

Whilst every effort is undertaken to ensure our excursions and itineraries are adhered to, adverse weather conditions or logistical issues experienced during the journey may result in small changes at short notice.

Highlights

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Three meals during full sailing days, breakfast on day of disembarkation.

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All sightseeing as stated in set itineraries.

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Soft drinks & local beer, House wine during meals.

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Transfer from Point of embarking/disembarking to airport or hotel in either Bagan or Mandalay.

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Port charges.

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Wi-Fi available in all cabins and public areas with internet connection. Due to the current environment and its infrastructure, the internet connection might be unstable.

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English speaking guide. Alternative language guides can be provided on request and subject to availability (additional cost may apply)

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Complimentary International daily newspapers.

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Many activities and shows are offered throughout your stay. Games and shows are proposed daily.

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Mix and mingle with other passengers while taking part in interactive workshops, dances and cocktail parties.

Daily Itinerary

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Day 1

The Strand’s three-night cruise from Mandalay to Bagan begins with a welcome breakfast at U-Bein Bridge then visit to the Mahamuni Pagoda and the Shwe In Bin monastery, a beautifully carved teak monastery. After enjoying lunch aboard, we sail to Mingun, one of the country’s former capitals, visiting the unfinished pagoda, as well as the Hsinbyume Pagoda and Mingun bell.

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Day 2

Day two sees our passengers to Ava, one of Myanmar’s ancient imperial capitals, for a delightful Horse cart ride through the naturally preserved landscape and key landmarks. Here we visit the Yadana Shemee. Once back on board, the ship cruises onwards throughout the afternoon towards the ancient city of Bagan.

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Day 3

Day three is spent exploring Bagan’s wonders, including the Ananda Temple, one of the most exquisite temples of the country; the Shwezigon Pagoda, renowned for its gold leaf décor; the beautiful Sulamani temple and Gubyaukgyi temple; before rejoining your fellow guests for a farewell dinner full of gastronomic delight.

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