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6 DAYS DOWNSTREAM FROM BHAMO TO MANDALAY

Fly to Bhamo and board your private boat for an unforgettable river cruise on the “Upper Ayeyarwady”, the most spectacular part of the Ayeyarwady River.  Specially the magnificent 2nd Defile, with its green-clad mountains, just before it reaches the old trading post of Bhamo. The 3rd Defile begins near Thabeikkyin, a small town on the river bank of the Ayeyarwady River and very famous for their gold production. In this area the rare and endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins can be seen. This river cruise combines scenic interest with a study of local life and culture. You will visit the main historic and cultural centres as well as many remoter places well off the beaten track. Such small towns and villages are part of a rich river economy and thriving with local industry and activity. Ayeyarwady valley civilization has changed little in hundreds of years and wherever we go the people are warm, friendly and very hospitable.

MANDALAY - BHAMO - SHWE-GU - KATHA - TIGYANG - TAGAUNG - KYAUK MYAUNG - SEINPANGON - MANDALAY
Day 01 MANDALAY – BHAMO

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bhamo, a small riverside town located 186 kilometres south of Myitkina and not far from the Chinese border. Upon arrival transfer to Friendship Hotel for check-in. Rest of the day free at leisure to take a stroll through the picturesq...read more

Day 02 BHAMO – SHWE-GU – KATHA (L, D)

After breakfast transfer to jetty and boarding your private boat. Travel downstream, passing thick forests which stretch along the entire river, where you can observe monkeys, elephants and water buffalo, towards Shwe-gu and Kyun-daw, a river island with a unique island pagoda...read more

Day 03 KATHA (B, L, D)

Start your day with a visit to the local market in Katha, where you will see the locals buying and selling fish, meat, produce, and more. Next, stop at the former British Club, featured in George Orwell’s novel Burmese Days. Here learn a bit more about how life was here during...read more

Day 04 KATHA – TIGYANG - TAGAUNG (B, L, D)

After breakfast sail to the small village of Tigyang for an afternoon walking tour through its narrow lanes and to visit the pagoda and reclining Buddha on a hilltop with stunning views. Sail the rest of the day to downstream and moor overnight near Tagaung.

Day 05 TAGAUNG – KYAUK MYAUNG (B, L, D)

This morning, visit the village of Tagaung with its many Buddhist monasteries. Here you will interact with the monks at a local monastery. Each morning they don their distinctive saffron-colored robes and walk through the streets to collect alms, offerings of food, like cooked...read more

Day 06 KYAUK MYAUNG – SEINPANGON – MANDALAY (B, L)

Today, take a walking tour through the captivating pottery-making village of Kyauk Myaung. Here you will learn more about the pot-making process and see how they are formed, fired, and glazed. Most interesting is the eye-catching 50-gallon variety, often referred to as Martaba...read more

PRICES IN US$ PER PERSON VALID FROM 01.10.2019 – 30.04.2020

 

01.10.19-31.10.19
01.03.20-30.04.20

01.11.19-29.02.20

6-9 people

1.995

2.162

10-15 people

1.243

1.347

16-20 people

841

911

Single supplement

33

35

Chindwin Butterfly RV

Is a big cruise ship that welcomes up to 20 people which just started cruising the river in 2015. There are 10 air-conditioned rooms that the guests can relax in. It’s a very pleasant boat with an upper deck that allows the guests to have their meals and enjoy the wonderful view. It can be chartered to small groups, which allows a freer travel experience. The chef cooks really good traditional food and a cooking class can be organized for guests who are interested.
 

Facilities
Passengers20
Cabins10 twin with private bathroom and shower
Lower Deck8 air-conditioned cabins (twin beds)
Upper Deck2 air-conditioned cabins (twin beds)
Bar & Sundeck (Capacity: 20 Seats)

 

Technical Data
Length106 Feet (32.3 Meter)
Beam19 Feet (5.8 Meter)
Design Draft3 Feet (1 Meter)
Deck 2
Engine    

Mitsubishi engine 6D22, 6-cylinder in-line, 220HP, and marine transmission

Fire protectionsFire extinguishers (10 x 3 liters - 4 x 5 liters) (Cat A, B, C) Smoke detectors, Heat detectors
SafetyLife jacket, Lifebuoy, hold’s pump for dewatering

6 DAYS DOWNSTREAM FROM BHAMO TO MANDALAY

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