14 November 2013.
Per person sharing room from $8,680
Internal air (estimate) per person: $490
Please note: The above prices are based on 18 travelers as well as present currency exchange and fuel rates. If fewer than 18 travelers participate, or if there is a major change in exchange rates or a fuel surcharge, a price supplement may apply and/or the itinerary may be adjusted.
On this journey, R. Crusoe travelers share the Road To Mandalay riverboat with other, non-Crusoe travelers.
Per person sharing room from $660
Single supplement from $220
(Extension prices include ballooning.)
For information or to book, please call Jane Franklin at 888-490-8019 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Our Host.
Alex Kerr, who leads this journey, has lived in Asia for more than 40 years. A U.S. Navy brat, he attended... Read more.
Ancient Burma—today’s Myanmar. Care to be enchanted by 2,500 years of quite remarkable history? Once Southeast Asia’s most secretive sister, shy Myanmar has dropped her veil to give us a peek at her cultural beauty and richness. This country goes beyond unspoiled—she is graceful, intoxicating, serene, “quite unlike any land you know about.” Even 100 years after Rudyard Kipling wrote these words, they still ring true.
Now more than ever, Burma commands our attention as she shakes off the constraints long imposed by a harsh government. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness monumental change firsthand.
Burma & the Road to Mandalay. A Hosted Journey with Alex Kerr. 11 Days.
In November 2013, R. Crusoe & Son offers a hosted journey to the incredible country of Burma, known today as Myanmar. This is a nation in flux, one that is just now finding its way toward new freedoms.
Tourism is expected to rise so significantly in the near future, that the Burmese government is pulling together a massive infrastructure plan to accommodate the crowds. Translation: Now is the time to visit, before the human deluge.
We are especially excited to offer this tour in the excellent company of our host, Alex Kerr,
R. Crusoe’s senior Asia expert and one of our favorite travel companions.
Alex leads this very small group (limited to 18 travelers), offering his deep knowledge of the culture and history of this remarkable country along the way.
Our journey highlights Burma’s most historic cities and includes time on the Irrawaddy River aboard the Orient-Express’s elegant (and recently refurbished) river cruiser, Road To Mandalay.
Begin in Yangon, capital city of Myanmar, for a close-up of pagodas and other wonders. Fly to Inle Lake and investigate life on the water.
In an Intha village, far off the beaten path, take a cooking lesson in a private home. Around the lake, we also learn about floating farms and see the region’s holiest sites. Meet a local family in their lakeside home. Investigate the temple complex at Indien.
Then board the Road To Mandalay river cruiser for time on the might Irradwaddy. In Mandalay, visit Mahamuni Paya, Shwenandaw Kyaung, Kuthodaw Paya. See a traditional puppet performance. Poke around the ancient capital city of Sagaing, and meet with the head monk and nun at Maha Gandayon Wipasana. Finally, the incredible Plain of Pagodas in Bagan. You’ve never seen anything like it. Attend, and participate in, a novitiation ceremony at a monastery. Tour some of Bagan’s most important shrines.
If you have a bit more time, consider extending your visit on a post-tour hot-air balloon ride over Bagan’s Plain of Pagodas.
Please note: On this journey, R. Crusoe & Son partners with Orient-Express, and Crusoe travelers share the Road To Mandalay riverboat with other, non-Crusoe travelers. On the post-tour extension, R. Crusoe & Son travelers share hot-air balloons with other, non-Crusoe travelers.
Other R. Crusoe Hosted Journeys:
Russia. 12 Days. May 2013.
Japan. 11 Days. May 2013.
Alaska. 8 Days. July 2013.
Bhutan & Nepal. 15 Days. October 2013.
Florence & Tuscany. 9 Days. November 2013.
Argentina. 10 Days. November 2013.
Sri Lanka & Southern India. 14 Days. December 2013.
Thailand & Laos. 13 Days. January 2014.