CHINDWIN RIVER CRUISE A River Journey to discover the hidden treasures of Myanmar
Chindwin is a river less travelled, and apart from its religious monuments it offers spectacular sceneries as it meanders through beautiful valleys and jungles, lofty blue mountains rising in the distance or towering over towns and villages on the banks.
The cruise begins from Bagan and you will sail the Chindwin up to the Teak town of Mawlaik the turnaround point. You disembark in Monywa from where you will drive to Mandalay. You will visit remote villages and towns with beautiful and whimsical pagodas and monastery probably the most preserved of Myanmar: the ancient cave pagodas of Hpo-Win Daung and Shwebataung with hundreds of Buddha images and paintings; the Sambuddhay pagoda of Monywa, a complex of buildings covered with nearly 600.000 Buddha images.
Board RV Paukan 2007 at 09.00 hrs. We cast off at 09.30 hrs and sail upstream to the Ayeyarwaddy and Chindwin confluence. If time permits we stop in Thein Gone, a typical river village where we visit the school and the monastery. Continue cruising North to the bustling town of...read more
Visit the little town of Pakhan-gyi. This post-Pagan period provincial capital was walled with a moat and originally had a governor¹s palace. We see the old walls, visit the museum and a spectacular 19th century wood carved monastery.
Continue cruising to Ahmyint village...read more
Visit Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings. Late lunch and cast off.
Late morning explore the village of Kanee and climb the pagoda hillock for its view. Continue sailing upstream until late at night to reach the village of Kani.
Early morning we explore Kin village with its beautiful wooden houses and the woodcarvings monastery. Continue sailing upstream to the small enchanting town of Mingin. Explore its temples and 1900’s wooden houses and the Min Kyaung Monastery with old Buddha Images.
At Kyidaw (Kyi Taung Oo) we visit Shwe Za War Yaw monastery one of the oldest and best preserved wood carved monastery of Myanmar, embellished with wooden sculpted idols with fascinating gold leaf wall decorations. We walk through a beautiful scenario of paddy fields to the vi...read more
In the morning we explore Kalewa, the main river port for the trading with India, the lively market and climb up to Shwe Moat Htaw stupa for the beautiful view. Back to the ship before lunch and keep on cruising upstream to Mawlaik.
Mawlaik (situated 35 km from the Indian Border) was the administrative capital of this area rich of Teak forests. It is a pleasant colonial town with its golf course surrounded by splendid colonial houses built by the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation in the 1920’s and 1930’s ...read more
Continue sailing all day downstream. Stop at Kyauk Hlay Gar village, famous for its Petrified Wood, where we visit the school and the typical houses.
In the morning we arrive Yandabo, a picturesque village that specializes in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walk stopping at some pot-making workshops and to visit the school and the monastery. We cr...read more
PRICE IN US$ PER CABIN VALID FROM 01.09.2020 – 30.09.2020
|Twin Cabin on Main Deck||2.320||4.640|
|Twin/Double cabin on Upper Deck||2.584||5.168|
|Suite Bow on Upper Deck||3.305||6.610|
Is one of the latest boutique style river ship added to Ayravata fleet. It consists in 18 elegant private cabins all attached with a balcony; expect the 2 single cabins, to enjoy the scenery at the Ayeyarwady River. The vessel started to operate in October 2012 and benefits of the latest standards in term of safety measures, with modern facilities. Cabins have their private bathroom with individual air conditioning, decorated in modern and elegant design and proper mattresses for a better comfort. Part of the 18 comfortable cabins, RV Paukan 2012 offers a dining room, a lounge & bar outlet and a solarium at the roof deck for relaxation on board, the best place to observe the breathtaking sunrises on the Ayeyarwady River.
|Cabins||18 with Private Bathroom|
2 Single for Guides/TL 8 SQ MT / 86 SQ FT
|Main Deck||8 Deluxe (Twin) with French Balcony 23 SQ MT / 250 SQ FT|
6 Deluxe (Double) with Balcony 25 SQ MT / 270 SQ FT
|Lounge & Bar||On The Upper Deck (Capacity 16 seats Indoor and 15 Outdoor)|
|Dining Room||On The Main Deck (Capacity 34 Seats)|
|Solarium||On Sun / Roof Deck (Capacity 16 sun chairs)|
|Water||DE sedimentation and Full Water Treatment – Reverse Osmosis System for the Kitchen|
|Length||138 Feet (42 Meter)|
|Beam||32.8 Feet (10 Meter)|
|Design Draft||2.5 Feet (0.76 Meter)|
2 x 275 hp Cummins Marine / Model NT855-M270
|Propulsion||Rudder Propeller Inboard Well Mounted|
|Design Speed||9 Knots|
|Max. Upstream Speed||6 Nautical Miles per Hour (Dry Season)|
|Max. Downstream Speed||11 Nautical Miles per Hour (Dry Season)|
|Navigation||Navigation lights, ships horn, searchlight|
|Communication||Gsm phone, Internal phone system, Tannoy for navigation|
|Generators||2 x 120 kva +1 x 40 kva Cummins/Marathon Marine|
|Fire Protection||Smoke Detectors, Heat Detectors, Manual alarms stations, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hose Cabinets, fire pumps|
|Safety||Emergency Lights, Emergency Genset, Life Jackets, Life Rafts|
We can hold your reservation on option according to the following timeline.
If the option requested date is
- More than 181 days before departure: 45 days
- Between 180 and 151 days: 30 days
- Between 150 and 61 days: 15 days
- Between 60 and 31 days: 7 days
- Between 30 and 10 days: 2 days
To secure your reservation, a 30% deposit is required within the option expiration date.
If payment is not received within the stated option deadline the cabins will be released.
The cancellation notice must be received in writing either by e-mail or fax. It will be effective on the date of receipt. Cancellation charges, per person, are based upon the date of cancellation:
- Up to 61 days: 30% of cruise fare (the Deposit)
- From 60-31 days: 50% of cruise fare
- From 30 days to “no show”: 100% of cruise fare
Full payment or final balances:
Must be received via bank transfer within 31 days prior to departure. Payment failure may be treated as a cancellation and the cancellation charges apply.
For all departures should the occupancy be less than 10 PASSENGERS for Short Discovery Cruise and 12 PASSENGERS for Discovery and Expedition Cruises, the Company reserves the right to cancel the cruise up to 60 days prior the departure date. A written confirmation notice will be released to all booked clients and/or their agents within and not later than 60 days prior the departure date. In case of cancellation an alternative cruise will be offered and if not acceptable all down payments will be refunded.
Ayravata Cruises reserves the right at its sole option and discretion, without any liability for damages or refund, of any kind to arrange for substantially equivalent transportation by another vessel, whether belonging to the company or not.