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Debbie Rawnsley

Platinum Travel Executive

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Best Time To Go

January - April & November - December

Holiday Length

4 nights

Price guide

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The price shown is a guide - based on two people sharing and generally includes economy flights. Your holiday will be tailor-made to suit you and there are many factors that can influence the price, such as standard of accommodation, class of flight and time of year. Ask your travel specialist for more information.
Holiday type

Tailor-made, Cruise


Sanctuary Ananda cruise - Mandalay to Bagan

See some of Myanmar’s most important and evocative sights on a Sanctuary Ananda cruise. You’ll have the chance to tour the beautiful city of Mandalay, explore the holy Sagaing Hill, learn to cook traditional Burmese food and discover more about the country’s fascinating culture. Watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon high over the temples and pagodas of Bagan for a truly unforgettable experience.


Once you’ve settled into your suite on the Sanctuary Ananda, take a tour of Mandalay. Visit the Mahamuni, the Kathodaw Pagoda, Shwenandaw monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda. In the afternoon, explore the holy Sagaing Hills before sailing on to the former capital of Amarapura, once known as The City of the Immortals. Watch the sunset behind the ancient U Bein Bridge before returning to the ship for a welcome dinner.

Sail to Pakokku

Sail to the village of Sin Kyun before continuing on towards Pakokku. From the comfort of the ship, you’ll be able to see the unfinished Mingun Pagoda, traditional villages and golden pagodas. Admire the scenery from the pool or the panorama lounge. After lunch take part in a variety of onboard activities. Watch a longyi and tanaka demonstration or take cooking class with the ship’s chef.


Visit the vibrant local market with one of our chefs before returning to the Sanctuary Ananda for lunch. As the ship sails for Bagan, you’ll be able to visit the golden Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the most important buildings in Myanmar. In the evening, watch the sun set over the mystical Bagan skyline before enjoying dinner on board the Sanctuary Ananda.


A hot-air balloon ride at dawn is the perfect way to see the 2,000 pagodas and stupas which dot the landscape in Bagan. You can then explore the many historic wonders up close as you travel by horse and cart around the region. You’ll see Ananda Temple and Sulamani Pagoda along your route. Visit Tan Chi Taung Mountain as well for spectacular views of Bagan Plain, before returning to the boat for an atmospheric alfresco dinner.


Enjoy an early morning breakfast before checking out of the Sanctuary Ananda and continuing on with your tour in Myanmar.

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