• Cruise The Chindwin River
    Day 2: Arrive Mandalay the last of the royal cities & cultural capital
  • Cruise The Chindwin River 2
    Day 4: Board your luxury boat for an adventurous 7 night Chindwin River cruise
  • Cruise The Chindwin River 3
    Day 12: Yangon private guided City Tour with Shwedagon Pagoda

From £3,788 pp incl. UK flights


Step off the main tourist trail and cruise the Chindwin, perhaps Myanmar's loveliest of rivers. Aboard this luxurious 7 night cruise you'll carve your way north through mountains and forests past delightfully unspoilt riverside towns all the way to Homalin, the capital of Nagaland close to the India border. This adventurous exploration of Myanmar is bookended with a couple of days in Mandalay and Yangon. Best enjoyed in October and November when the river is at its highest. Beach can be added.

Day 1: Depart on a choice of flights to Mandalay, Myanmar

Day 2: On arrival private transfer to your choice of hotel for 2 nights in Mandalay

Day 3: Private guided tour of Mandalay city

Day 4: Transfer to Monywa. Board luxury small boat for 7 nights cruise up Chindwin River

Day 5: Phowin Taung Caves, home to beautiful mural paintings & richly decorated Buddha statues

Day 6: Enter the Upper Chindwin where river narrows and landscape dotted with farming villages

Day 7: Visit Mingkin, one of Myanmar’s most atmospheric and historically interesting towns

Day 8: Mawlaik - hard to reach by car & was centre of British teak industry. Town full of history

Day 9: Cruise to Sitthaung where in WWII the majority of Irrawaddy Flotilla ships were scuppered

Day 10: Finish in beautiful outpost of Toungdoot that during British rule had own palace and court

Day 11: Leave cruise and fly to Yangon for 2 nights

Day 12: Private guided city tour incl. evening at Shwedagon Pagoda

Day 13: Private transfer to airport in time for your flight home

Day 14: Arrive home

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Guideline Price

Each price is a guideline for a private (non group) holiday including flights from the UK.

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