Early risers can take the advantage of joining a yoga session on the sun deck and strengthen their muscles and ease the mind while cruising downstream the Ayeyarwady River.
After breakfast, join the lecture about Bagan’s history at the Mandalay Lounge. Enjoy relaxed morning cruising, gazing the river banks from the sun deck or alternatively, take advantage of a treatment at the spa.
By the time we finish our lunch, we arrive in Yandabo- a quiet and small riverside village- where in 1826 the King of Ava signed the Treaty of Yandabo, ending the First Anglo-Burmese war. We will explore the village on foot. The villagers here are known for making a special water pots that claims to keep the water cooler than those made anywhere else in the country! We will stop at one of those potteries and learn the skills. We will meet extremely friendly, charming and welcoming villagers.
We return to the ship for the afternoon High Tea. As we sail on to the next overnight spot Pakokku, we pass the confluence of the Ayeyarwady and its greatest tributary, the Chindwin River.
At dusks, as the Burmese sun immerses everything in a golden light, a special event will take place at the Kipling’s Bar. Dress up in style as we send “A toast to the past” during a British club where gents may whiff cigars and ladies.
Sip on tasty gins with tonic. Share some tales of the old (British-Burmese) days.
Dinner is served at the Hintha Hall. Feel free to join our open air cinema under the stars on the sun deck showing classic movies (depending on weather conditions).