Unwind in unrivalled elegance on the Ayeyarwady River.

Canopy covered seating is the perfect place to recline during a lazy afternoon, while the pool provides a cool viewpoint for soaking up the sleepy stillness of the landscape. Discover a delicious fusion of international cuisine and a carefully selected wine list in the restaurant. The observation deck boasts the Road to Mandalay Grill, serving up fresh fruit smoothies before breakfast and starlit dinners at night. The Spa, Piano Bar and Observation Gallery are perfect spaces to sink into and relax.

Your cabin is a private retreat with single, superior and deluxe rooms available, all en-suite. A light and spacious design gives precedence to breathtaking views, while teakwood details and vibrant silks warm the interior in authentic Burmese style.

Belmond Road to Mandalay began life on the Rhine river in Germany, before being transported to Myanmar and renovated into a grand cruiser. In 1996 Belmond launched the ship as the first luxury river cruiser in Myanmar. Twenty years on, its pioneering presence along the Ayeyarwady continues to be celebrated by locals today. Look out and you’ll spot excited waves from the river banks. We are recognised as specialists in tourism on the Ayeyarwady, and are committed to the strong relationships we have fostered with the communities here.

Be inspired by trips to the ancient pagoda-gemmed landscape of Old Bagan. Take a bicycle or horse and cart tour through the temple complex or soar into the sunrise on a hot air balloon ride. Step onshore in Mingun and wander through local markets and peaceful villages, where ornate pagodas rise into view. Savour the sights at the spiritual summit of the Sagaing Hills, before an unforgettable sunset framed by the iconic U Bein Bridge. Discover Myanmar’s second city Mandalay, a thriving cultural hub and home to the country’s jade and marble industries. On Belmond Road to Mandalay, the country’s soul is yours to discover.