Day 1 Yangon
Min Gala Ba and welcome to Myanmar. Your guide and driver are waiting to meet you on arrival and transfer you to your luxury hotel in the city center. Rest of the day is at your own exploration to feel the city’s special thing on your own way. Enjoy it…
PLEASE NOTE: The itinerary for this expedition is indicative only and subject to reconnaissance. As we travel to remote areas, changes to the itinerary will inevitably occur. A flexible approach is required if you book this cruise.
Day 2 Private tour of Yangon
Start the day with a city walking tour of Yangon. Your guide will show you the city centre and some major attractions around town. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the holiest shrine in the country, the Shwedagon Paya. This gold-gilded pagoda is studded with diamonds and gems, and said to contain eight hairs of the Buddha. It’s a particularly impressive sight at sunset when the lights come on and the stupa shines beautifully. We also head down to Kandawgyi Lake, where you’ll see Karaweik Hall, a reconstruction of a golden royal barge floating on the eastern side.
Day 3 Kalewa
Today you’ll be transferred to the airport to take a flight to Kalewa. Upon arrival, the cruise staff will meet you and take you to the cruise ship for check in. Latter, explore ashore visiting the local market and enjoying panoramic views over the Chindwin from top of a hill.
Day 4 Mawlaik
Set sail to charming Ma Sein Village and continue to Mawlaik, the former seat of the Bombay Burma Corporation’s timber extraction operations for the Chindwin Area. The old Headquarters building still stands here.
Day 5 Sail to Kindat
Sail to Kindat, an area with its old colonial post office (now opened as a school). Also visit the tiny village of Yuwa, time to visit the local village and the countryside, back to cruise ship for the dinner and entertainment.
Day 6 Sitthaung
Continuing upstream we sail to Sitthaung, the final resting place of a number of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company steamers scuppered there in 1942 in an ‘act of denial’ from the advancing Japanese who were a matter of hours behind. Remains of these ships can be found here. It was from here that the survivors of the Japanese invasion marched out to Tamu on the India border. Pantha was an important oil refinery belonging to the Indo-Burma Petroleum Co (Steel Brothers). We also explore Paungpyin village and take a walking tour including a visit to the market and the attractive wooden houses.
Day 7 Toungdoot
Morning visit to Toungdoot or Hsawng-hsup in Tai, is an ancient Shan enclave who in British times still had a ruling Sawbwa complete with palace and court. It will be interesting to see what has become of the royal family and their home and to see these Shan people so far from their Tai-Shan homelands.
Day 8 Khamti
Scenic explorations upstream into the remote Nagaland. Afternoon arrive at Khamti, known as ‘the land full of gold’ due to the prevalence of gold panning in the nearby tributary of the Chindwin. We visit the town, the monastery meet local Tai speaking peoples.
Day 9 Nagaland
Morning visit to Khampti market and sail the Chindwin today towards Homalin stopping at villages not used to western travellers.
Day 10 Homalin
Morning visit Homalin, an interesting town close to the Indian border with attractive forested mountains on either side – some rising to over 9,000 feet. Irrawaddy Flotilla Company used to visit here and during World War II, Homalin was occupied by the Japanese. In the afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight back to Yangoon. Arrive and check in at your hotel. You will have the farewell dinner at one of the most beautiful restaurant in the city
Day 11 Yangon Departure
No activity planned for the last day of your journey until our driver transfer you to the airport for the flgiht back to your homeland.
Prices for Myanmar Luxury Cruise: Kalewa, Nagaland & Homalin
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Prices are quoted per person in US$ and valid throughout 2017 except during Christmas and Vietnam Lunar New Year