SET SAIL TO BAGAN
Welcome on board Sanctuary Ananda. If you arrive on an early
flight we will arrange for you to take a tour in Bagan. Embarkation
no later than 12pm. After lunch on board, we will visit a small
pagoda complex to see the different architecture of the stupas
first-hand. Next, on to the great golden Shwezigon Pagoda. The
Shwezigon is said to contain important relics of the Gautama
Buddha, two bones and a copy of a tooth.
Enjoy the sunset over the Bagan plains, accompanied by drinks
and canapés. Admire the light change on the pagodas as they exude
antiquity and mystery. Finally the sun sets behind the hills on the
far side of the Ayeyarwady River, filling the sky with a reddish
glow, a truly magic moment. En route to the ship, stop at a small
hidden pagoda to watch an oil lamp ceremony.
A welcome briefing and champagne reception will be hosted in the
Kansi Panorama Lounge before a candlelit sandbank dinner is served
with the backdrop of the twinkling lights of Bagan.