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Chindwin River Cruise

Chindwin River Cruise - Top Travel Destination in Myanmar

Services Included :

  • Accommodation on board
  • Full board meals
  • Sightseeing as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees as per mentioned in the program
  • Tea/Coffee/Water

Services Excluded :

  • Drinks and Personal expenses
  • Video and Camera fees
  • Any other items not mentioned in the program

Means & Time Destination Activity Meal
Chindwin River Cruise - Top Travel Destination in Myanmar Day01 Chindwin Pick up at the hotel in Bagan and transfer to the jetty. Cast off and sail upstream to the Ayeyarwaddy and Chindwin confluence. If time permits, stop in Thein Gone, a typical river village where can visit the school and the monastery. Continue cruising north to the bustling town of Pakkhoku where can visit the monastery, cheroots and weaving workshops. Pass the Chindwin and Ayeyarwaddy river confluence and stop for the night.
Chindwin River Cruise - Top Travel Destination in Myanmar Day02 Monywa Visit the little town of Pakhan-gyi. This post Bagan period provincial capital was walled with a moat and originally had a governor’s palace. We can see the old walls, visit the museum and a spectacular 19th century wood carved monastery. Continue cruising to Ahmyint village and visit the local market, see beautiful houses and the lovely 17th century style Min Kyaw Swa stupas with 18th century style paintings. Arrive at Monywa, the Chindwin river largest port, in the early evening.
Chindwin River Cruise - Top Travel Destination in Myanmar Day03 Phoe Win Taung and Shwe Ba Taung caves Visit Phoe Win Taung and Shwe Ba Taung caves where hundreds of Buddha statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings. If the weather and time allows , will also visit Twin Daung Lake better known as lake of “ Spirulina “, the famous green-blue algae rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. The orign of the lake is unknown, some geologist claim to be an extinct volcano crater, others a crater formed by a meteorite. And drive to Kyaukka village to visit a plain lacquer ware type workshop. Known as “Kyauk Kar “ this kind of lacquer ware has only two colors, black and red made by natural pigments. Cast off.
Chindwin River Cruise - Top Travel Destination in Myanmar Day04 village of Kani Late morning, explore the village of Kanee and climb the pagoda hillock for its view. Continue sailing upstream until late at night to reach the village of Kani.
Chindwin River Cruise - Top Travel Destination in Myanmar Day05 Kin village Early morning explore to Kin village with its beautiful wooden houses and the woodcarvings monastery. Continue sailing upstream to the small enchanting town of Mingin. Explore its temples and 1900’s wooden houses and the Min Kyaung Monastery with old Buddha images.
Chindwin River Cruise - Top Travel Destination in Myanmar Day06 Shwe Za War Yaw monastery At Kyidaw, visit Shwe Za War Yaw monastery, one of the oldest and best preserved wood carved monastery of Myanmar, embellished with wooden sculpted idols with fascinating gold leaf wall decorations. Walk through a beautiful scenery of paddy fields to the village of Kan where visit another splendid example of Myanmar old monastery. Afterwards, return to the ship by local boat. Proceed upstream up to Kyaw Zin, a village very close to Kalewa, where stop for the night.
Chindwin River Cruise - Top Travel Destination in Myanmar Day07 Kalewa In the morning, explore Kalewa, the main river port for the trading with India, the lively market and climb up to Shwe Moat Htaw stupa for the beautiful view. Back to the ship before lunch and keep on cruising upstream to Mawlaik.
Chindwin River Cruise - Top Travel Destination in Myanmar Day08 Mawlaik Mawlaik, was the administrative capital of this area rich of teak forests. It is a pleasant colonial town with its gold course surrounded by splendid colonial houses built by the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The governor’s house, the administrative building, the school, the hospital, the “Dak Bungalows”, a company headquarter are well preserved, still in use nowadays and nicely maintained. Being this our turnaround point, begin sailing back downstream to Monywa.
Chindwin River Cruise - Top Travel Destination in Myanmar Day09 Kyauk Hlay Gar village Continue sailing all day downstream. Stop at Kyauk Hlay Gar village, famous for its Petrified wood, where can visit the school and the typical houses.
Chindwin River Cruise - Top Travel Destination in Myanmar Day10 Monywa Arrive at Monywa in the morning. Transfer by coach to Mandalay with stop enroute to visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw Pagoda where more than 500,000 buddha statues are placed and the Aung Sakyar Stupa with the longest reclining Buddha of Myanmar. Lunch at Sagaing and continue to the Mandalay hotel or airport.

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