Anawrahta Cruise Mekong Tour 12 days - Exotic Chindwin

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Anawrahta Cruise Mekong Tour 12 days - Exotic Chindwin
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Destinations:Mandalay - Myingyan - Monywa - Kalewa - Homalin - Sittaung - Bagan - Myanmar - Anawrahta Cruise
Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Price From: 8383 USD

One of our core principles, that distinguishes Heritage Line, is as Collectors of unique ships with artefacts that reflect a bygone era. We will be thus honouring Anawrahta, the first King to put a stamp on Burmese history by unifying the country in 1044. He was a mighty warrior, accomplished statesman and introduced Theravada Buddhism throughout the country. In more modern times, during the Colonial Era, the British ferried their personnel and goods the length of the river by paddle-wheelers. The low draft design of the boat allowed them to sail year-round and we are emulating that fact in our new vessel.

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Price Included
  • All cruises include group shore-excursions
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • In-tour guide services (English speaking)
  • Taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues.
  • Group transfers from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice versa.
  • Mineral water, coffee/tea, soft drinks and local beer is included all day.
  • Fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast and afternoon tea.
  • Inclusions for Anawrahta Suites - All Suite: Private butler service, balcony breakfast or in-suite dining, daily laundry service, daily newspaper delivered to suite room, complimentary mini bar, daily turn down gift, one private candle light dinner in the balcony, welcome fruit basket, flower and a bottle of Prosecco, complimentary tea/coffee making facility and spa services. Subject to change without prior notice.
Price Excluded
  • Port tax $129 per passenger, subject to change without prior notice (levied by Myanmar Port Authorities and port taxes appear on our invoice).
  • Crew gratuities (8 USD – 10 USD per passenger/day are recommended).
  • Fuel surcharges, if any (see terms and conditionsPeak season surcharge at USD 175 per person for all cruises falling on Christmas and/or Eve New Year’s Eve.).

Trip Highlights:

  • Enjoy a pleasant sailing from confluence into Chindwin river
  • Take a sightseeing tour of Monywa and its famed Thanboddhay Pagoda, the walls, of which, are covered with thousands of Buddha images
  • Take a tour to visit Sittaung, the final resting village of a number of IFC steamers scuppered on the Chindwin River
  • Enjoy cooking class on board presented by our head chef. The ethnic minorities of Cambodia have each contributed to the diversity of Burmese cuisine.
  • Cruise toward Bagan, stopping along the way at Pakakgyi to visit the Kaung Taw Gyi Monastery and Sithushin Pagoda

Day 1 MANDALAY - MYINGYAN 

 

Board our luxury cruise at ShweKyet Yet and enjoy lunch while we start cruising from Mandalay downstream toward Chindwin River confluence, passing picturesque Sagaing Hills with its hermitages and nunneries. A presentation of Burmsese history and culture following up with demonstration of wearing Longi and making up Ta Na Khar. Enjoy our welcome dinner, which is a great opportunity to meet your new cruise companions. Moor at Myingyan.

Mandalay-Myingyan: 80miles

 

Meals: Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 2 MYINGYAN - MONYWA 

 

Enjoy a pleasant sailing from confluence into Chindwin river. In the afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of Monywa and its famed Thanboddhay Pagoda, the walls, of which, are covered with thousands of Buddha images. After that, come and visit the largest Buddha statue in Myanmar at the Bodithaung Pagoda - the statue is 100 meters/328 feet long and 27 meters/88 feet high. Overnight in Monywa.

Myingyan-Monywa: 59miles

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 3 MONYWA - MAUKKADAW 

 

Today we cruise to Moktaw, a simple country town which you can take a walk to explore its workshops, markets and monastery. Back on board and continue to Maukkadaw, a wealthy village on the Chindwin River with large teak wood industry.

Moniwa-Maukkadaw: 86miles

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 4 MAUKKADAW - KALEWA 

 

In the morning, explore the town of Maukkadaw and its stunning teak buildings made even more exotic by the surrounding tropical jungle. The cruise continues after lunch through the lush Chindwin gorges, thick jungle and tiny riverside villages, which looks like a forgotten land. Continue cruising to Kalewa, an optional walking tour in the evening.

Maukkadaw-Kalewa: 61miles

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 5 KALEWA - MAWLAIK 

 

Cruise in the morning then, anchor to visit Mawlaik, the town is only 22 miles from the Indian Border on the Chindwin River. It is a little town with its golf course surrounded by splendid colonial quarters. This was once the British provincial capital of this area in an area rich in teak forests and was mainly settled with the company houses of the Scottish owned and run Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation in the

1920’s and 1930’s.There are many splendid ‘Dak

Bungalows’ set around a verdant golf course.

Kalewa-Mawlaik: 38miles

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 6 MAWLAIK - SITTAUNG 

 

Relax on board and this morning we cruise to Sittaung. Take a tour to visit Sittaung, the final resting village of a number of IFC steamers scuppered on the Chindwin River in 1942 in an

‘act of denial’ from the advancing Japanese who were a matter of hours behind. It was from here that the survivors of the Japanese invasion marched out to Tamu on the Indian border.

Mawlaik–Sittaung: 56miles

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 7 SITTAUNG - HOMALIN 

 

Sail from Sittaung to Homalin, a small town closed to the Indian border. It is where the Uyu, a tributary of the Chindwin, flows into the main river and where you can see it changing color as the sand in it carried gold particles and some small gold nuggets. Locals can be seen panning the river in the hope of finding gold. Visit the Buddha Lotus Garden and the market while exploring the town.

Sittaung-Homalin: 86miles

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 8 HOMALIN - KINDAT 

 

Today we cruise downstream Chindwin River, enjoy cooking class on board presented by our head chef. The ethnic minorities of Cambodia have each contributed to the diversity of Burmese cuisine. The Bamars are the most dominant group, but other groups, including the Chin people, also have distinct cuisines.

Homalin-Kindat: 136miles

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 9 KINDAT - MINGIN - KANI 

 

In the morning we cruise toward Mingkin, described as the LuangPrabang of the Chindwin. Visit the MaharMinkyaung Monastery, an extraordinary melange of European and Burmese architecture, in particular the Italian glass used in the windows. Here you can see the ShweSagar Buddha which is one of ten Buddha carved from a single trunk of wood almost a thousand years ago. Carry on to Kyidaung, a typical riverside village and the best place to see local life.

Kindat-Mingin: 87miles

Mingin-Kani: 70miles

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 10 KANI - PAKANGYI 

 

After breakfast join the excursion to Po Win Taung caves and the Shwe Ba Taung complex where

492 Buddha sandstone chambers are carved into the hillside - an extraordinary feat and one of the highlights of the trip. Cruise toward Bagan, stopping along the way at Pakakgyi to visit the Kaung Taw Gyi Monastery and Sithushin Pagoda.

Kani-Pakangyi: 80miles

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 11 PAKANGYI - BAGAN 

 

Early morning cruise to Bagan and take a tour of this magnificent city, the former capital of Burma from 1044 – 1287. This plain east of the curving Ayeyarwady is one of the most wondrous sights in Myanmar. We visit several of the 3,000 listed monuments, including DhammayazikaPaya, with its amazing view from the terrace, and the biggest temple, Dhammayangyi - both built in the 12th century

- and one of the best preserved of all Bagan temples, the 11th-century Ananda. Enjoy farewell dinner with traditional puppet show.

Pakangyi-Bagan: 62miles

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise 

 

Day 12 BAGAN 

 

Bid farewell to the crew and disembark in Bagan

 

Meals: Breakfast

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Important Notes:

 

PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

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Spa Lobby
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Wheel House
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Nyaung Oo Market
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Yandabo Pottery
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Yandabo Village
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