A cruise to Mandalay on the Irrawaddy River
Departing: Tuesday 24 October 2017
Returning: Monday 6 November 2017
Duration: 14 days
Explore the fascinating country of Burma and understand its history, politics and religion during this period of transition, accompanied by Dr Matthew Walton, a leading expert in Burmese studies.
In Yangon, Dr Walton has arranged special talks from local journalists, artists and others who have unique insight into contemporary Burma.
Travel to Bagan, one of the world’s greatest yet least visited archaeological sites, rivalling Angkor.
Cruise upstream aboard a comfortable shallow-draft river cruiser, stopping at fascinating villages such as Mingun, famous for its huge bell, Yandabo, site of the signing of the treaty which ended the Anglo-Burmese war, and Ava, the former imperial capital.
End in Mandalay, whose very name evokes the romance of the Orient.
- Discover stunning Bagan, where the silhouettes of some 2,230 temples rise from plains nestled in a bend of the Irrawaddy River
- Enjoy a seven-night cruise aboard the exclusively chartered Kalaw Pandaw, with just 18 cabins
- See the ‘real’ Burma, observing rural river life and learning from Burmese artists, journalists and commentators
Per person sharing, not including flights to Burma. Optional flights from London from £550 including taxes. Single supplement £1,900.