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The Strand Cruise – 3 Nights Mandalay to Bagan

Ayeyarwaddy River, Mandalay
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Inaugurating in early 2016, the Strand Cruise is a reinvention of the legendary style and unique personality of The Strand Hotel within a contemporary river cruise experience, with exceptional standards of comfort, discreet personalized service, and design touches that combines the character of the Strand in its heyday as a meeting place for explorers and raconteurs with the latest technology such as individually controlled air conditioning and satellite WI-FI throughout the ship.

The luxurious Strand Cruise takes you on a lavish journey down the historical Ayeyarwady River with breathtaking views of Myanmar and its beautiful scenic heritage. Cruise itineraries include 4 nights from Bagan to Mandalay and 3 nights from Mandalay to Bagan. With its sister property being the refined Strand Hotel, it is no surprise this latest embodiment of the Strand legacy offers the same range of activities to indulge in.

Clear your mind with a rejuvenating massage, or relax by our custom swimming pool. Enjoy the magnificent sunset from the upper deck while our sommelier delights you with our wide variety of wines. For dinner, let our Chef take you on a journey through refined cuisine. When the night is over, retreat to your comfortable cabin and sleep soundly on the waves of the river.

Our team and private concierge have dedicated themselves to your comfort to ensure a most memorable experience from the moment you step aboard The Stand Cruise.


Start off your journey with a rich breakfast on the illustrious U-Bein Bridge. After which, we invite you to uncover the Mahamuni Pagoda as well as the Shwe In Bin monastery in the heart of Mandalay. Return on board with the rest of the crew for a delightful lunch to your liking whilst setting sail for the esteemed city of Mingun and its beautiful sandy beaches. The end of the first day will be celebrated with a Welcome cocktail on the upper deck, all the while gazing at the sunset and its beautiful array of colors scattered across the sky onto Sagaing Hill.


Our day begins with a visit of Sagaing Hills and Soon U Ponya terraces to enjoy unforgettable views of the tower and the Ayeyarwady River. Followed by a tranquil horse drawn cart ride around one of the country’s former capitals, Ava. Once back on board, lunch is served while the ship sets sail to Bagan. In the afternoon, relax with activities and workshops put forth by our crew. When the time comes, our captain invites you to enjoy a cocktail and succulent dinner.


Arrival in Bagan and the much anticipated Heritage Trail. Marvel at Bagan’s wonders including Ananda, Shwezigon, Dhammayangyi and temples while adventuring into the area. After a delicious lunch on board, revisit history at the Lacquer Factory.
As twilight sets in, admire the sunset from one of Bagan’s temples then look forward to a festive evening with a farewell dinner on the sand bank (if weather permits) and local extraordinary performances from talented local artists.


After a healthy breakfast onboard, disembark in Old Bagan where guests will then be accompanied to the airport or their hotel in Bagan.
We also offer additional options such as a morning visit to the monk ceremony and the local market or a V.I.P. hot air balloon tour.


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