The loveliest of rivers. In the past we only offered this during the monsoon due to water levels, but now our ultra low drought Pandaws can sail through to February. The river carves it way through mountains and forests and we stop at delightful unspoiled little towns. Our objective, Homalin is the capital of Nagaland and close to the India border. We will ply the Upper Chindwin weekly between Monywa and Homalin. Monywa is under three hours from Mandalay and the car transfer is included with the cruise. Homalin is now connected by scheduled flight with Rangoon and Mandalay.
Two fabulous itineraries: The Monywa to Homalin (and vv) itinerary sails from July to August and October to November. We have a revised itinerary from Monywa to Kalewa (and vv) operating December to February.
Late bookings: please note that Chindwin expeditions need special permits, which can take up to 3 weeks. We kindly ask you to contact us via email or phone for short notice bookings.
Cruise Price Includes: One way domestic flight Yangon/Mandalay-Homalin resp Homalin-Yangon/Mandalay Entrance fees, guide services (English language), gratuities to crew, main meals, locally made soft drinks, local beer and local spirits, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.
Cruise Price Excludes: International flights, port dues (if levied), laundry, all visa costs, fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions), imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar and tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.
Your transfer Mandalay to the pier in Monywa is included in the cruise package.
Please input the following information into the notes box of your booking or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Mandalay Airport to Monywa (transfer 2.5 hours): your arrival time and flight number For hotel in Mandalay to Monywa (transfer 3 hours): your hotel name and hotel address. You will be picked up between 08.00am-08.30am on embarkation day.
**arrival by flight: please note that the expedition starts with lunch onboard followed by afternoon sightseeing in Monywa. If you arrive too late you may miss lunch and the sightseeing program.