Road to Mandalay
The evocative name belongs to a luxury cruise ship, owned by the Orient Express Group which sails you in some comfort from Mandalay to Bagan. The cabins are traditional and elegant, and the sumptuous dining room serves up high-class regional cuisine. The shortest cruises are 3 days long.
A short domestic flight from Yangon to Heho puts you within easy striking distance of this tranquil getaway spot. Organised tours will take you around the lake’s highlights (and also a number of handicraft stalls) or you can hire a bike and go at your own pace. Bird watching and hiking are especially popular.