Sanctuary Ananda

Sanctuary Ananda Cruise

The luxurious all-suite Sanctuary Ananda carries guests in style on voyages of breathtaking beauty and discovery on the mysterious rivers of Myanmar. Ananda translated in Sanskrit as "bliss". It offers guests an authentically Burmese, yet exclusive experience, in line with Sanctuary Retreats’ 'Luxury, Naturally' philosophy.

Sanctuary Ananda was built by local craftsmen using age-old knowledge and traditional materials while at the same time incorporating the most modern technology, chic in an atmosphere of five-star comfort. Sanctuary Ananda offers 02 suites, 14 deluxe suites, 04 luxury suites and an ultra-luxurious Owner's suite. In every suite, lush silks, polished teak and beautiful lacquerware that celebrate Myanmar’s rich heritage of arts, crafts and textiles and Malaika Egyptian cotton sheets. Expect L’Occitane stocked ensuite bathrooms, individually controlled air-conditioner and an iPad with free Wi-Fi – and, naturally, consummate craftsmanship throughout. Every suite has its own private balcony.

Sanctuary Ananda offers six exciting itineraries including 3, 4 and 7 night ‘Discovery Cruises’ between Bagan and Mandalay as well as 10 and 11 night ‘Exploration Cruises’ which allow guests more time to explore the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin Rivers.

Launched in: 2014
Number of cabin: 21
Cruise Type: Metal

Cabin & Rates

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Suite Room

27.0 m2
Double / Twin
Private Balcony
  • All board - meals included
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Deluxe Bagan Suite

27.0 m2
Double/Twin
Private Balcony
  • All board - meals included
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Deluxe Mandalay Suite

28.0 m2
Double/Twin
Private Balcony
  • All board - meals included
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Luxury Suite

33.0 m2
Double/Twin
Private Balcony
  • All board - meals included
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Owner's Suite

75.0 m2
King-size bed
Private Balcony
  • All board - meals included
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Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • All three meals during full sailing days with lunch and dinner on day of embarkation and breakfast on day of disembarkation
  • Soft drinks and local beer
  • All sightseeing as stated in set itineraries

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellations received between the date of booking and 61 days prior to departure will result in the loss of the deposit.
  • Cancellations received 60 - 31 days prior to departure will be subject to a cancellation charge of 50% of the tour price.
  • Cancellations received 30 days or less prior to departure will be subject to a forfeiture of the entire tour price.
  • The purchase of special event tickets is subject to the refund policy of each individual event. Please refer to the specific event policy for details.
  • Sanctuary reserves the right to charge for financial penalties, fees and losses incurred as a result of cancellation.

Children Policy

  • For infant (<02 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 02 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 02 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 02 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Cruise Itineraries

Day 1: Bagan
Day 2: Set Sail From Bagan
Day 3: Mandalay
Day 4: Mandalay

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

Services & Facilities

Services

  • 24-hour Security
  • Boutique Library
  • Doctor on call
  • Gymnasium
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise
  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Boutique shop
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Restaurant

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: N/A
  • Check-in: Depends on tour program
  • Check-out: Depends on tour program
  • Guide: English Speaking Guide

Activities on Board

  • Cooking classes
  • Spa & Massage
  • Swimming

FAQs

The booking process is represented through 5 steps below:

Step 1: Check Rates

Fill in the numbers of adults, children and infants of your group, enter your departure date and click 'Check Rates' button, you will see the accommodation prices.

Once you selected an accommodation, click 'Book Nov' button to continue.

Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at 'Trip saving for booking together' section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).

Step 2: Book Extra Services

This step meets your needs in booking optional services like transfer, visa, kayaking or other interesting activities related to your current booking.

Tips: Don't forget to book hotels, tours together in this step! It's a smart way to get more savings.

Step 3: Submit Booking

Here you can review, add or remove your booking items, complete and submit your booking form.

After your booking is submitted, the system navigates to a 'Thank you page and send you an automatic email listing all the services you requested.

Our travel consultant will get in contact with you within 01 working day to inform about the service availability & payment.

Step 4: Confirm Availability & Deposit

1. Check availability :

After receiving your booking request, our consultant will check the availability of the services. If the services are available, our consultant will send you a payment link for the deposit by email, otherwise we will give you some alternative suggestions.

Notice: our email may go to your spam mailbox, please check your spam mailbox if you don't receive our response in one working day.

2. Deposit:

After receiving the payment link in the email sent from our consultant, please make the deposit as soon as possible to secure your booking. When we receive your deposit payment, our consultant will reserve the services for your booking as following:

If all of the services are reserved successfully, we will send you a Confirmation Email including the deposit invoice and other useful information

If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.

Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later - before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.

Step 5: Final Payment

The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.

The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who're going to stay in Hanoi, we are able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.

Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.

On our website, you can flexible search tours of a Halong Bay Cruise or Mekong River Cruise by multiple search criteria.

Please enter search criteria as below:

- Destinations: enter name of Cruise,

ex: Glory Legend Cruise, Jayavarman Cruise...

The auto suggestion function will help you to find a Cruise Boat.

- Departure Date: select your departure date (Important information to check availability and price)

- Duration: leave EMPTY.

- Tour Type: leave EMPTY.

Then click to "Search Now" button.

 

It is possible for a day trip to Ben Tre from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) . In Ben Tre, boat trips to islands are highlighted. Beside other activities such as visiting orchards, bee - keeping farm, enjoying traditional music and participating in coconut candy production process at a local factory.

Our Mekong River cruises are classified into 3 types of budget: Luxury (high budget), Mid-range (medium budget), Cheap (low budget).

You should enter “Search Tours” box as below:

- Destinations: enter "Ho Chi Minh City" or "Mekong Delta".

- Departure Date: select your departure date (required for checking availability and price)

- Travel Styles: select "Mekong Cruises"

- Duration: select the length of the tour

- Tour Type: based on your budget, please select Luxury, Mid-range or Cheap.

Then click "Search Tours" button.

When your group adds members, the price for per person will be reduced correspondingly. Furthermore, when you book more services, we will offer extra discount for additional services. To save your budget, you should travel with other people and book as more services together as possible.