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The charming Chindwin River carves its way through mountains and forests on the seven night cruise, stopping at delightful little towns along the way.
Our The Chindwin itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
This morning you will be transferred from the Mandalay meeting point to the pier in Monywa to embark on your seven night Pandaw cruise. (L,D)
Travel by coach to the Phowin Taung Caves and admire the beautiful mural paintings and
Buddha statues. Beyond Monywa, enter the Upper Chindwin. (B,L,D)
The river narrows and the forested hills fall away to farmland. The ship will pass a number of villages such as Kanee. (B,L,D)
Mingkin was rediscovered by Paul Strachan in 1987 and is described in his book Mandalay: Travels from the Golden City. Explore Kalewa with its markets and quaint wooden architecture. (B,L,D)
Discover Mawlaik and the many splendid ‘dak bungalows’. Mawlaik and the other towns of the Upper Chindwin can only be reached by boat. This afternoon, pass by the mouth of the Yu River. (B,L,D)
Explore Sitthaung, the final resting place of a number of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company steamers left there in 1942 in an ‘act of denial’ from the advancing Japanese who were only hours behind. (B,L,D)
Toungdoot is an ancient Shan enclave which in British times had a ruling royal family complete with palace and court. Reach Homalin, the furthest navigable point on the Chindwin for vessels like Pandaw’s. (B,L,D)
Disembark and transfer to Homalin airport for your onward flight to Mandalay or Yangon, where upon arrival, your arrangements end. (B)
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