To impart an in depth knowledge of the Burmese language, its culture, its world military history, photography led tours and a yoga retreat, Belmond announces expert led journeys on the rivers of Myanmar with special guest speakers throughout 2016. You can experience all this and more aboard the Belmond Orcaella and Belmond Road to Mandalay. The first cruise aboard the Belmond Orcaella on 16th August will be a 12 night journey along the Chindwin takes guests to the lesser explored parts of Myanmar reaching the foothills of the Himalayas. While the cruise takes you down the river, Professor Watkins will host lectures and lessons on the language of the area.
For the complete relaxation of the mind, body and soul, the yoga guru, Nadia Narain will take the guests on a yoga and meditation journey along the Ayeyarwady river on the Belmond on 24th and 27th August. Nadia adopts the practice to the needs and ability of the individual whether they are beginners or professional athletes.
Retired British Army Officer, General Sir Micheal Jackson will also be travelling on the Belmond on the same days as Nadia offering his insights into some of the most important British military events in recent history.
Award winning photographer, Sue Flood will be on board on the 8th and 12th of October to teach guest to capture the perfect image whether on the smart phone or with high tech equipment. Belmond and her sister ship, Belmond Orcaella offers a full range of itineraries from short tours to longer cruises that take guests off the beaten track. They are accompanied by expert local guides, offer the guests fine dining experiences with their high standards of personal service and attention to detail.
Belmond Governor’s Residence in Yangon offers pre or post cruise hotel stays, surrounded by tropical gardens, the colonial style hotel in a perfect retreat in bustling Yangon.