This relaxed all-suite small ship will transport you in style on voyages of breathtaking beauty and discovery on the mysterious rivers of Burma. Visit temples, pagodas, palaces and monasteries along the Irrawaddy River on a choice of cruises from Mandalay to Bagan, Bhamo or Yangon. Journeys on the Irrawaddy’s great tributary, the Chindwin, will take you to places visitors rarely see – through the jungles of the north, forgotten villages, and ancient towns close to the Indian border.
Sanctuary Ananda is custom built by local craftsmen using traditional materials while sparing no expense on modern indulgence. Sanctuary Ananda set sail on the Myanmar Rivers in November 2014 and offers 20 spacious suites on three decks, the ultra-deluxe Owner’s suite, a sundeck with an outdoor pool and the Kansi panorama lounge.
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.