Anawrahta Cruise Mandalay – Homalin – Bagan

Just want to avoid the congestion of life and rest in the exotic shelter? We fulfill your want by offering Anawrahta Cruise 12 Days “Exotic Chindwin”. Yes, this cruise tour is for you, the peace-seeking guests! It’s time to get rid of life anxieties and proceed to the most scenic yet least-crowded destinations of Myanmar: Mandalay, Myingyan, Monywa, Kalewa, Homalin, Sittaung, and Bagan. Especially, the peaceful sailing on the kingly Anawrahta Cruise to the exotic Chindwin River is the incomparable highlight of the 12-day cruise tour. Start cruising to indulge your senses with the impeccable nature of Myanmar! Also, you have much to learn about Burmese cuisine, culture, and Buddhism value.

Destinations: Mandalay → Monywa → Sagaing → Homalin → Mingkin → Bagan

  • Departure: Check below
  • Prices valid until Dec 2016
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DAY 1: MANDALAY – MYINGVAN

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 Burmese 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
Meal: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2: MYINGVAN – MONYWA

After breakfast, transfer to Wattay airport for departure by QV flight to Luang Namtha, a land of rugged mountains, pristine forests, and rich river plains with over 20 ethnic groups, make it the most ethnically diverse province in Laos.
Upon arrival at Luang Nathan airport, our guide will accompany you to your guest house.
P.M visit Luang Nathan provincial museum, drive outskirt of town to visit Ban Nam Leu, a small village of Lane Tane hill tribe and also visit Ban Thongchai Neua, a silk-weaving village of Tai Dam.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Guesthouse in Luang Namtha

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.
Monywa – Maukkadaw: 86miles

Activities: Cruise to Moktaw, explore the town yourself, head to Maukkadaw
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities: Travel around Maukkadaw town, have sightseeing of riverside villages, sail to Kalewa
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities: Visit Mawlaik town, explore major highlights
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Activities: Cruise to Sittaung, explore the village
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities: Sail to Homalin town, meet the locals, visit Buddha Lotus Garden
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 8: HOMALIN – KINDAT

Today we cruise downstream Chindwin River, enjoy cooking class on board presented by our head chef. The diversity of Burmese cuisine has been contributed by the myriad of local ethnic minorities. The Bamars are the most dominant group, but other groups including the Chin people also have distinct cuisines.
Homalin – Kindat: 136miles

Activities: Cruise downstream Chindwin River, enjoy cooking class, taste delicious cuisines
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 9: KINDAT – MINGIN – KANI

In the morning we cruise toward Mingkin, described as the Luang Prabang of the Chindwin. Visit the Mahar Minkyaung Monastery, an extraordinary melange of European and Burmese architecture, in particular the Italian glass used in the windows. Here you can see the Shwe Sagar 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

Activities: Cruise toward Mingkin, Visit Mahar Minkyaung Monastery, see Shwe Sagar Buddha, continue to Kyidaung village, experience local life
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Activities: Trek to Po Win Taung caves, visit Shwe Ba Taung complex, cruise toward Bagan, visit the Kaung Taw Gyi Monastery
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 11: PAKANGYI – BAGAN

Early morning cruise to Bagan and take a tour to visit magnificent Bagan, the capital city of Burma from 1044 to 1287. This plain east of the curving Irrawaddy 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

Activities: Cruise to Bagan, tour around the city, visit major highlights, enjoy farewell dinner
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 12: BAGAN – DEPARTURE

Bid farewell to the crew and disembark in Bagan. End of 12-Day Anawrahta Cruise Mandalay – Homalin – Bagan.

Activities: Disembark
Meal: Breakfast

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Tour Prices

Price in USD per person in sharing double room
Valid till Dec 2016
Room Type Peak Season
Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Shoulder Season
Sept, Oct, April
Low Season
May, July, Aug
Deluxe  9314  7916  6519
Junior Suite  11172  9496  7820
Executive Suite  12289  10446  8602
Royal Suite  13020  11067  9114


• Stay in single cabin: Supplement charge 35%.
• PROMOTION: 30% discount for all bookings with full payment within 14 days after receiving confirmation !

Anawrahta Cruise Departures

From To Embarkation Disembarkation
19 Sep 2015 30 Sep 2015 Mandalay – Homalin Bagan
30 Sep 2015 11 Oct 2015 Bagan – Homalin Mandalay
30 Oct 2015 10 Nov 2015 Bagan – Homalin Mandalay
19 Jul 2016 30 Jul 2016 Bagan – Homalin Mandalay
30 Jul 2016 10 Aug 2016 Mandalay  – Homalin Bagan
10 Aug 2016 21 Aug 2016 Bagan – Homalin Mandalay
21 Aug 2016 1 Sep 2016 Mandalay  – Homalin Bagan
1 Sep 2016 12 Sep 2016 Bagan – Homalin Mandalay
12 Sep 2016 23 Sep 2016 Mandalay  – Homalin Bagan
23 Sep 2016 4 Oct 2016 Bagan – Homalin Mandalay

Services included:

• On board accommodation
• All meals as in itinerary
• Entrance fees
• Guide services (English speaking)
• All sightseeing included as per itinerary
• Taxes, fuel, river pilots, port dues
• Group transfers from/to the meeting point to/from embarkation/disembarkation point or vice verse
• Mineral water, coffee/tea, soft drinks and local beer is included all day.
• Fruit juices are included in addition during breakfast and afternoon tea

Services excluded:

• International flight to/from Yangon
• Domestic flights in Myanmar
• Myanmar Visa
• Laundry service
• Port tax $129 per passenger, subject to change without prior notice
• Crew gratuities (8 USD – 10 USD per passenger/day are recommended)
• Passenger’s travel insurance as health, accident and baggage.
• Any other items not mentioned

Booking Policy

Departure Schedule and Itineraries are subject to change without notice
Booking Procedures
If a booking is made more than 100 days prior to cruise date
– Deposit: 30% of total booking value
– Balance: 70% of total booking value
If a booking is made less than 100 days – 45 days prior to cruise date
– Deposit: 50% of total booking value
– Balance: 50% of total booking value
If a booking is made less than 45 days prior to cruise date
– 100% of total booking value
Cancellations
All cancellations must be received in writing and sent to us via e-mail. The following rules apply for cancellations:
– More than 90 days prior to departure: The total deposit paid to us (30% of tour value) will lost because act as your cancellation fee to cover cruise charges and organization fees
– 90 – 65 days prior to departure: 60% on total value of the Total Cost charged. The balance (if any) will be credited for future booking
– Within 64 – 45 days prior to departure: 90% on total charged.
– 44 days and less: 100% on total charged.

Deluxe
Size: 32 m2 / 344 ft2

Anawrahta’s 16 beautifully appointed deluxe rooms are decorated with original handicrafts, locally-carved wood panels and richly-textured fabrics inspired by the brocade of Burma’s ethnic minority groups. Large windows and serene colors inspire total relaxation.

Junior Suite
Size: 48 m2 / 517 ft2

Named after some of the most fascinating rivers in Myanmar, the Anawrahta offers three Junior Suites: the Kaladan, the Lenya and the Thandi. Combining dark, regal wood with the bright oranges, saffrons and greens of the floral offerings presented at temples, these suites offer a comfortable seating area and a private balcony from which to enjoy the lush beauty of the Ayeyarwady.

Executive Suite
Size: 59 m2 / 635 ft2

Located on the Terrace Deck, each of our two Executive Suites is a spacious 59 square meters/ 635 square feet, including an indoor seating area and a private balcony. Polished wood, locally made brocade and artefacts collected in Mandalay, Bagan and Yangon create a relaxing yet exotic ambiance. These suites are named after of Myanmar’s famous rivers, the Chindwin and the Yangon.

Royal Suite
Size: 86 m2 / 926 ft2

The two opulent Royal Suites are named after Anawrahta and his son Kyansitta, considered as two of the most famous monarchs in Burmese history. Equipped with a private terrace and a private Jacuzzi, these stunning suites feature elaborate woodcarvings, fine works of Burmese art, and handmade artefacts commissioned throughout Burma.

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