In yet another sign that Myanmar is generating major interest as a travel destination, a luxury all-suite ship is set to sail the mysterious waters of the once reclusive country next year.
Custom-built by local Burmese craftsmen, guests of the Sanctuary Ananda will sail the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers with guided excursions into temples, pagodas, monasteries and ancient towns along the way.
Ananda itineraries include three to 11-night sailings. The ship, which will make its maiden voyage in December 2014, will house both indoor and al fresco restaurants, a spa, gym, library, outdoor plunge pool, and 21 suites equipped with balconies.
On board activities will include lectures, traditional Burmese cooking lessons as well as yoga and meditation classes.
Charges for a 3 day cruise start from US$1,224 per person - with two people sharing a cabin. All meals are included in this price.If you want to go on a super luxury cruise for 11 days and stay in the top of the line Aloungpayah Suite, a couple will end up paying US$20,000 for the experience. But you may become the first Pakistanis to experience this!