The Ayeyarwaddy Delta Region cover an area of 1000 square miles of waterways and wetlands ans is a one of the most complex river systems on the planet. There are seven main channels flowing down from the Ayeyarwaddy valley and from these several thousands creeks and lesser channels. The two main ports are Yangon, the present day commercial capital and Pathein, the centre for the paddy producers in this area once known as the "Rice Bowl of Asia".
In the delta profuse human activity mixes with a varied selection of wild life and bird life. People live on the river and there is constant activity. The delta towns are attractive and humming with live activities
Dining & Bar
No journey to Asia would be complete without sampling the regional cuisine, and on board you can enjoy an acclaimed gourmet menu of Eastern and Western delicacies, all served with Burmese courtesy and charm.
Buffet-style lunch is served on the Observation Deck or in the Restaurant in seven different themes: Burmese, Shan, Thai, Indonesian, Chinese, Indian and European.
Dinners are served in the Restaurant, at a time to suit you, and offer a choice of dishes to suit all tastes from the flavours of asia to a la carte menus. A collection of carefully selected European and Australian wines are also available to compliment your meal.
At the end of a day of discovery, guests may also retire to the Piano Bar for an evening in the company of fellow travellers. Decorated with a mixture of light wood and Burmese lacquerware, the Piano Bar offers guests a range of delicious local and international cocktails while enjoying the musical talents of the local pianist. Sample Menus
Get a taste of the dining experiences available on board the Road To Mandalay. More »
Bar & Lounge
Relax with a cocktail and enjoy on board entertainment in the exclusive bar and lounge. More »
Our creative chefs serve a variety of local, Asian and Western dishes made from the finest and freshest local ingredients. Should guests also have specific dietry requirements our chefs will do their absolute best to accommodate for this when given advance notice.
Take a look at our sample menus below for a taste of the dining experiences available onboard the Road To Mandalay (menus are subject to change).
Sample Lunch Menu - Burmese Buffet
Crispy Butter Bean Salad
Penny Wolf Leaf Salad
Chicken and Potato Curry
Sample Dinner Menu
Little Ginger, Spring Onions and
Water Chestnut filled Pork Pockets
Pan-fried Sea Bass Fillet with Mango
served with Spicy Noodle Salad
Chinese Style Omelette
served with Vegetable Pickles
Grilled Pear with Rosewater Syrup
Millefeuille of Prawns, Confit Tomatoes
and Vegetable Chutney
Roasted Salmon with Shallot Butter
on a fresh Green Pea and Mint Purée
Seared Duck Breast, rested on a little
Potato Galette and Beurre Blanc
of Caramelized Onions
Green Herbs Risotto dressed with
Parmesan Tuile and Balsamic Glaze
Selection of French Cheeses
Raspberry Crème Brûlée
Bar & Lounge
At the end of a day of discovery, retire to the Piano Bar for an evening in the company of your fellow travellers. Decorated with a mixture of light wood and Burmese lacquerware, the Piano Bar offers guests a range of delicious local and international cocktails while enjoying the musical talents of the local pianist.
The Observation Lounge
The Observation Lounge has a colonial ambience with its woven-cane furniture and wooden-slated Venetian blinds. Its large windows provide an excellent view of the Ayeyarwady River. A variety of local entertainment takes place here in the evenings, and during sailing days lectures on a variety of Burmese topics are given by guides.
A variety of local entertainers perform in the evenings, ranging from the traditional Burmese marionettes to amazing acrobatic feats and traditional dances. Extend your knowledge of Burmese culture with a lecture given on sailing days by our expert guides. Learn how to tie a longyi and apply thanka.
The small Library of topical books in several languages is available in the Reception, along with a selection of games. Your remote-control cabin TV offers satellite channels and there are two video channels showing in-house movies. Please note that TV channels are only available when the ship is moored at Bagan or Mandalay.
The Road To Mandalay Luxury Cruise
Cruising gently along the Ayeyarwady River, The Road To Mandalay accesses the unique sights, scents and sounds of Myanmar in Orient-Express style and luxury.
From the royal city of Mandalay, this beautiful craft voyages south to the ancient capital of Bagan, with its 2,500 pagodas spread across a dusty plain; it also heads north through forested gorges to Bhamo near the Chinese border.
There is no more pleasurable way to experience Myanmar—to feel its pulse, meet its people, live its legends and understand its history.
Perhaps the most pleasurable way to see Myanmar, feel its pulse, live its legends and understand its history, is to cruise the Ayeyarwady River. While enjoying the river's tranquillity, life on the riverbank offers endless fascination.
From the small teak and bamboo dwellings, home to the excited children who run along the riverbank and the women purposefully going about their daily chores, to the ox carts cultivating fields, a river cruise gives a unique insight into the way of life of the country. Elegant monasteries rise above canopied trees, and ruined ancient temples reveal a wealth of historic treasures.
The Ayeyarwady River still remains Myanmar's lifeline, the people and economy ever dependent on its vital natural source. Ferries, bamboo rafts, barges and fishing boats, all ply their trade along these waters, at a slow relaxed pace - there is no need to hurry in Myanmar.
Over the centuries Myanmar has developed around the banks of this mighty river making it the ideal vantage point from which to experience this once isolated nation.