Sanctuary Ananda, the luxurious boutique river cruiser in Myanmar (Burma) has some availability for sailings on its four-night cruises from Mandalay to Bagan over Christmas and New Year.
Named after the Ananda Temple in Bagan, Sanctuary Ananda is a luxury all-suite ship which combines contemporary design with authentic Burmese style. The 21 suites are some of the largest of any river cruise ship in Myanmar and all have floor-to-ceiling windows plus full balconies from which to enjoy riverside life en route.
With one of the highest staff to guest ratios on the rivers, guests are able to explore this vibrant and culturally rich destination in style. The ship’s fascinating 4-night cruise on the Ayeyarwady River from Mandalay to Bagan offers a full choice of excursions and unique cultural experiences with highlights including a spectacular sunset at U Bein Bridge, a visit to a local vegetable market in Pakokku and the temples of Bagan, including the great Ananda Temple which is regarded by folklore as the most beautiful temple in Myanmar. The final night includes a candlelit sandbank dinner served with the backdrop of the twinkling lights of Bagan.
Festive touches on board include a Christmas tree in the lobby, a special meal prepared by Chef Sumet with Christmas treats, a band in the lounge during pre-dinner cocktails and a stocking with gifts for each guest. There is a gala dinner, lantern show and fireworks to bring in the New Year.
A 4-night cruise on Sanctuary Ananda from Mandalay to Bagan departing over Christmas or New Year starts from £2,014 per person based on two people sharing, including suite accommodation, meals, soft drinks and local beer throughout the day, wine with dinner, and the full programme of excursions and experiences.
For more information and bookings on Sanctuary Ananda, visit www.sanctuaryretreats.com or call 0207 004 2345.