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Exotic Chindwin by Anawrahta Cruise This journey brings you to the most popular sites in Burma, with highlights in Mandalay, Homalin


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Itinerary Overview

A total of over 65 rivers flow freely through Myanmar, all playing an essential part of everyday Burmese life. One of the most striking is undeniably the Chindwin River, flowing from the northwestern border with India 1,200 km south until expelling into the grand Ayeyarwady. The Chindwin is an untouched natural paradise of sceneries and life which has scarcely changed over centuries. Teak forests, vivid-green mountains, hidden pagodas and little hamlets dot the shorelines. Locals discover amber and jade, while remote ethnic tribes practice their longstanding rituals and ways of life.

This long river expedition of 11-Nights named “Exotic Chindwin” to the remote Naga regions in the northwest of Myanmar promises a peaceful and adventurous journey showcasing pristine parts of the country. A truly unique and incredible journey is about to begin!

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Mandalay - Yesagyo

Board the majestic Anawrahta, berthed portside at the Mandalay riverside and enjoy friendly greetings by our staff and some welcome refreshments. Your room is prepared to be your “home” for the coming 11 nights. As the luxurious Anawrahta sets sail, wave good-bye to the riverbank and the local people on the quay of Mandalay. It is time to relax and settle in your cabin. Today will be a leisure sailing day on our way towards the Chindwin River. Perhaps you would like to take a refreshing swim in the pool on the sundeck, with infinity-like 360-degree views of the passing sceneries. Our Thazin spa is open until late; feel free to schedule an appointment whilst we are on the way and passing the temple-topped hillsides of scenic Sagaing.

Later, our expert local guides make you familiar with some old, but still very present, traditions of Myanmar. Together with our staff, they will explain about and demonstrate, how to wear the traditional Longyi, a wrap-around skirt worn by Myanmar’s men and women every day for any occasion. You also can try to apply Thanaka to your face, a traditional paste to keep your skin beautiful and blemish-free, even under Burma’s hot sun. You will see it during the journey on almost every local woman’s face.

Afterwards, join the afternoon tea served in the Kipling’s Bar with some delicious treats whilst we approach the confluence of the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin. The Chindwin is the largest tributary of the Ayeyarwady and is 1,200 kilometers long. The river originates up north in the Kachin State and takes a general southerly course. Much of the Chindwin lies within mountain ranges and deep forests.

The rest of the day is at your own pace. To kick off the evening we all come together to break the ice with fellow passengers during our Longyi Cocktail Party. Mingle, chit-chat and enjoy a drink before dinner as the ship has now entered the Chindwin River on the way to its overnight spot.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

Day 2: Yesagyo - A Myinth - Alon

Rise early to join our daily yoga session on the sundeck. A good exercise to strengthen your muscles and ease your mind with stunning backdrops of Myanmar’s riverscape. You will be well-limbered for our first excursion of the cruise and every other one as we offer this wonderful and mindful activity every morning on the top deck.

After breakfast, the morning excursion takes us to the historical village of A Myint in the lower Chindwin region and just south of Monywa. It is a village of rich history which has seen several of ancient Burma’s dynasties come and go. Legend states that A Myint was founded in the 11th century by a general serving under King Anawrahta, who was banished from the Bagan kingdom after having a promiscuous love affair with Princess Manisanda. Today, A Myint is famous for its 336 stone stupas scattered throughout its centre. Explore the rustic village and its lively riverside port to get to know about the life in this town. Marvel at the centuries-old pagodas and take a moment here to let the serenity of these millennium-old walls seep into your soul.

The afternoon is at your leisure time to enjoy our various facilities onboard. After lunch, our guide gives you an even deeper understanding of the country’s traditions and customs and how they shape life still today within a fascinating presentation titled “Myanmar’s Ways of Life”.

As we sail into the dusk up the river our chef and kitchen team prepares for tonight’s outdoor BBQ feast arranged on the open sun deck with a vast spread of grilled meat, seafood, veggies and local specialties. To end this exciting day, our team performs a traditional “Yamayana” dance - a legendary short story performance accompanied with traditional music. It is said that the “Yamayana” was introduced during King Anawratha's reign.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

DAY 3: Alon – Moktaw – Lon Pyi

The ship starts sailing in the early hours as today we have to make some way further upstream.

We arrive at Moktaw in the morning, a distinctive riverside village or small town, where we will witness the traditional way of life that takes place along the remote Chindwin. If lucky, we may witness a special novice ceremony at the local monastery. Visitors are always warmly welcomed and one feels immediately like being part of the community. After our excursion we will visit a mobile clinic – a unique project sponsored by Heritage Line (see insights on the right).

After lunch, it is cruising time again and we have prepared some interesting onboard activities to join freely. A ship tour with the cruise manager allows you to have a look behind the scenes of this fascinating river cruiser. A visit to the captain at the bridge can be a very interesting way to learn how he maneuvers safely along the sometimes rough Chindwin. Be sure to have some questions ready for the bridge crew! The late afternoon is also sweetened with our afternoon tea session at Kipling’s bar.

As the evening approaches and the sun immerses everything in a golden light, another special event is going to take place at the Kipling’s Bar. Dress up in style and make ‘a toast to the past’ during our famous “British Club”, as we reenact a time where gents smoked cigars and ladies sipped on tasty gin and tonics (bring your respective attire to make this night unforgettable). As you look around, the moment seems like a scene from an old photograph dating back to a bygone era. Sometimes we need just that – stop the ticking of the clock.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

DAY 4: Lon Pyi - Maukkadaw - Kalaywa

Once you wake up to the rhythmic cadence of the Chindwin, just step out on your private balcony to enjoy a few minutes’ day dreaming in silence in a world so far from the normal. Those who prefer more action in the morning are welcome on the sun deck for our daily yoga session.
After another hearty breakfast, the morning starts with a stroll through a small village named “Maukkadaw”. Nowadays it is a sleepy unknown dot on the map, but it was once a busy teak port back in the colonial days. Many houses are built in the traditional style. We have a look at one of the remaining teak enterprises to see how this beautiful wood is used today by local artisans. A local school is nearby so we drop by to take a glimpse how education is conducted in such remote areas of Myanmar. Take some time to wander a bit by yourself along the streets of this old village to capture some photo memoirs.
The ship passes rolling hills and small villages lined up along the riverbanks on our continuing northbound cruise. In the afternoon you should take part in our Burmese language class in the Mandalay Lounge to learn a few common phrases you may need later. We recommend paying extra attention to shopping-related vocabulary, as this will be a very useful tool for market shopping the next day.
In the evening, Anawrahta arrives at the riverside port of Kalaywa after passing by its impressive bridge which connects Myanmar with the Indian border and facilitates all kinds of trade. Tonight we also host a cinema under Burmese stars on the sun deck, showcasing a classic film.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

DAY 5: Kalaywa – Kindat

This morning we embark on a land outing which begins with a visit to a hilltop pagoda boasting sweeping views over Kalaywa Town and the Chindwin River - another awe-inspiring moment! Our next stop will be the local market and it is now time to apply your Burmese language skills (were you paying attention?) as you do some shopping at the colourful market stalls. Feel free to shop around for unique local produce – veggies or fruits – have a laugh and chitchat with the vendors and mingle in the crowd and become a part of daily bustling village life. Enjoy this amusing time with our guide and staff at your side to assist you at any time.

The rest of this day will be cruising time. Indulge in the luxurious facilities aboard Anawrahta. Dive into the refreshing pool, relax in the sauna or let the expert therapists in the Thazin Spa spoil you with unique treatments. In the mid-afternoon we come together to review the odd and unknown products bought in the morning market. Our “local market items presentation” is an entertaining and fun activity helping you to understand more about local life and habits. As we partake in this activity, our kitchen team is busy setting up the afternoon tea at the Kipling Bar for some nibbles and drinks.

We moor at Kindat - A place in which you likely have not heard of before in your life. You won’t find information either on the internet about this quiet and beautiful corner of the globe. Just be sure - it will be a good spot to let your soul rest while the sun sets gently over Kindat.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

DAY 6: Kindat - Sittaung - Paungbyin

This morning, chill out as we continue cruising northbound. After so many impressions and experiences from the previous days, unwind and do your own favourite things before lunch. The scenery becomes more and more spectacular with green jungles, vegetation cladded hills and a very off-the-beaten track feeling. We provide some interesting historic insight with a lecture dealing with the topic “World War II in Myanmar”. Myanmar, or Burma at the time, became involved in the war back in the days as the advancing Japanese army conquered Southeast Asian countries, and this far flung corner of Colonial Burma was affected by the war as well.
We reach Sittaung in the afternoon, a tiny and quaint riverside hamlet of only 28 houses and about 200 inhabitants. They welcome you like relatives and friends into their tranquil world of isolated riverside life. But still, this village and the very nearby areas experienced violent times when the British Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, the greatest river fleet which was ever assembled worldwide, was scuppered by the retreating British in 1942, rather than leaving the ships for the advancing Japanese Army. Today, the village is a little utopia, like a lost paradise island in the stream, where locals never need a watch as the day-night cycle dictates their life and the community is all they need to be happy.
We return to the ship for lunch and as we sail along into the afternoon sun. Come join the afternoon tea time for some snacks and some shop taking. Before nightfall we reach the anchoring spot mid-river to end another electrifying, yet relaxing, day of remote cruising along the exotic Chindwin.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

DAY 7: Paungbyin – Homalin

Even if you are not an early riser, today you don’t want to miss the yoga class (or at least a sunrise cappuccino) because this morning’s backdrop is the most beautiful part of the upper Chindwin River. To prepare for today’s exciting adventure, we invite you after breakfast to the lecture “Ethnic Groups in Myanmar”. This is followed by a demonstration of the ancient habit of betel-chewing and smoking cheroot cigars. Tasting is optional, but if you want to try these traditional treats, now is your chance.
After 400 nautical miles we reach our most northbound destination - Homalin. Surrounded by forested mountains rising up to 2700 meters, the picturesque town does not see many tourists and offers us more of Myanmar in its rarest form.
In the afternoon we embark on a tour to explore the town and its Buddha Lotus Garden, which hosts various statues depicting scenes from Buddha’s life and also offers stunning views of the mountain chains of the Nagaland. The high point of the day is next: a visit to a Naga tribe village, one of Myanmar’s minorities which still lives with its own unique culture and customs. They welcome us with a wonderful jubilee – a replica of their new year festival - exclusively organized and arranged for us. Ancient warrior uniforms are worn as they perform tribal dances around a bonfire and traditional food and drinks are offered at this so special event. Happy New Year!
As we arrive back on board, Anawrahta stays moored overnight here. Let another eye opening day fade and look forward to the next as the sun sets over the exotic land of the Naga.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

DAY 8: Homalin – Mawlaik

The ship raises anchor early with the sunrise as we have quite a bit of distance to cover downstream today. The current is with us now and you can feel the river’s force as we cruise seemingly with little effort, with the river banks passing much more quickly now. Today is a full cruising day and you should pamper yourself a bit. Maybe it is a good idea to visit our gym to burn some calories with some exercise or ask our staff to prepare a sauna session for you (we offer private sauna set up upon reservations, with surcharge).
For a fun and informative time, join the cooking class hosted by our Executive Chef this morning. You can learn how to prepare some delicious local dishes, give a helping hand and can ask him all your questions about local cuisine which have been on the tip of your tongue since arriving in Myanmar. Among the recipes featured are some easy ones to try back home yourself. After lunch (and maybe a little snooze afterwards) our guide again offers you a historic presentation today about the famous British Irrawaddy Flotilla Company that sailed on Myanmar’s waterways a hundred year ago. During the blue hour of the day, you may like to spend sunset at our comfortable bar or chilling on Anawrahta's crown – the expansive sun deck with its large Jacuzzi pool.
Our kitchen team is very much looking forward to inviting you to another special dining event this evening. They host another fabulous BBQ dinner on the sun deck accompanied by some entertainment performed by some of our talented crew members.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

DAY 9: Mawleik – Kyi Taung Oo

After our relaxing day onboard yesterday, this morning we have an interesting excursion up our sleeve. Mawlaik was the administrative capital of the British Burmese empire and many of the colonial-era houses built by the Bombay-Burma Trading Company still remain today. The charm of the town is enhanced by the lack of many cars, due to the fact that towns along the Chindwin can only be reached by boat. This colonial heritage-themed tour takes you to the post office, the former British administrative buildings, the house of the British Commissioner, and eventually we end up at the “Old English British Golf Club” of Mawlaik. We admit - the name is our invention - but the course was built back in the colonial era. Get ready for some action here as we hold a fun mini golf tournament on the greens of this historic course. Afterwards we proclaim the winner at the veranda of the club house, which was the center of social gatherings during the Victorian era.

We are back for lunch on board and the ships sails on. If today’s sailing goes well and the currents cooperate, we will reach the next destination on time to still call at the small village of Kyi Taung Oo. In this village exists the only surviving (and still-operating) wooden monastery that pre-dates the Konbaung Dynasty’s Foundation in 1752. This age-old site is architecturally stunning and invites you to marvel at the know-how of the craftsmen back in the olden days. “Gyi-Taung-Oo” means “Great Sacred Hill” and as you might expect, there are some great views to be had from the monastery over the river and surrounding area..

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

DAY 10: Kyi Taung Oo – Monywa

In the morning our ship sails further south towards the mouth of the Chindwin river. We are still 1.5 days of cruising time away from our final destination so enjoy the final stretch to the fullest as we glide through this wonderful exotic landscape and watch the ever-changing riverbank life. As we know, the Chindwin measures a total length of 1,200 km (of which we have sailed a combined 1,000km). However, the Chindwin basin is a massive 114,000 square kilometers! 3.5 million people live in this area, of which approximately 50% is covered with forest. Local people plant rice and other crops for food and income, and mine for gold, amber and sand, and collect non-timber forest products for food, medicine and housing as supplementary income.
During lunch the ship is still moving on until we arrive in the afternoon at Pho Win Taung. We take a 45-minute bus ride to reach and discover the cave temple complexes outside the city and in the Shwe Ba Taung mountains. The sheer number of around 900 small shrines and temples are believed to be around 500 years old and contain many sandstone carvings of Buddhist images, animals, plants, demons and ogres. We won’t be able to see all of the nearly 450,000 Buddha images, but we surely do have the opportunity to gain insights into this massive spiritual landmark.
Once back on the ship the sun sets as we get ready for dinner. After another sumptuous repast, a group of local artists joins us and performs a puppet show in the lounge. This is a traditional form of entertainment, and still immensely popular. Grab a seat and let our barman prepare you a tasty cocktail while you revel in this unique performance.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Anawrahta Cruise

DAY 11: Monywa – Bagan

This morning we leave the ship to visit Monywa, which features a spectacularly styled Thanboddhay Pagoda with hundreds of golden spires. Thanboddhay Pagoda is a massive Buddhist complex, and each pillar and tower of this pagoda is completely covered with images of Buddha. Originally built in the early 14th century, it was reconstructed in 1939, and is today lovingly preserved in its golden form. The entrance, unlike many other temples in Myanmar, is not guarded by lions. Instead, two imposing white elephants stand out against their shimmering backdrop. The sight is quite overwhelming, so spend some time to take in every aspect of this wondrous, otherworldly place. Further down the road is the world’s second tallest Buddha statue, measuring 116 meters. It is behind an expansive religious site with Bodhi trees, gardens with hundreds of sitting Buddha’s, and a huge reclining Buddha. The entire interior features depictions of Buddhist teachings on several floors - yet another spot to completely immerse yourself in and let go of the thoughts and worries of everyday life.
We pass now the confluence which we have seen already on the first day of our voyage. We do not turn left (portside) which leads up the Ayeyarwady River again to Mandalay, but we instead take a right (starboard) heading towards our final destination, Bagan. The Chindwin’s outlets into the Irrawaddy are actually interrupted by a chain of long, low, partially populated islands. The most southerly of these outlets is an artificial channel cut by one of the kings of Bagan. Choked closed for many centuries, it was reopened by a massive flood in 1824.
In the afternoon, we arrive at Bagan, the ancient city of King Anawrahta, the namesake of our ship. On the Bagan orientation tour, we explore the magnificent Ananda Temple and Shwe San Daw Temple. Built almost one thousand years ago, the Ananda temple is a magnificent example of Burmese Buddhist architecture. To this day it remains an important site of worship and draws many devotees to its golden stupas and gleaming Buddha statues every day. The Shwe San Daw Temple is an imposing tiered structure crowned with a bejeweled umbrella. The relic of Buddha’s hair which is kept inside the stupa gives this temple special meaning and makes it an important destination for pilgrimage and daily worship. The tour ends at one of the sunset pagodas or on a nearby hill to capture some incredible moments of this holy site of temple-strewn plains of Bagan. Let the millennia of history come back to life in your mind.
We conclude this amazing journey up the Chindwin with a last splendid dinner and a traditional Bagan dance performance dating back to the ancient Bagan dynasty (11th -13th AD).

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

DAY 12: Bagan - Disembarkation


After breakfast, your adventurous Chindwin expedition on your floating luxury home comes to an end. Heritage Line and the Anawrahta crew wish you a wonderful onward journey and we hope you enjoyed the Chindwin as much as our team does every time.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Excelente crucero en Myanmar
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Quiero decirles que me encanto, me gusto mucho la experiencia de viajar y conocer una region de este hermoso país por medio de esta naviera de rio. El barco es muy cómodo, los cuartos esta muy bonitos y muy amplios. La comida no es la mejor pero si es buena. La atención abordo es maravillosa. La limpieza es impecable. Todos los que trabajan ahi son muy amables. Una experiencia muy recomendable.
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Einzigartig in Myanmar
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Nach dem Trip auf dem Mekong bereits unsere zweite Reise mit der E-Travel. Die Gesellschaft gehört eindeutig zum oberen Luxussegment. Reiseleiter immer auf höchstem Niveau. Super Essen und top ausgestattete Kabinen. Immer gerne wieder!
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Anawrahta, crucero 4 noches Bagan a Mandalay
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Los dos primeros días hasta Mandalay es espectacular todo, los dos últimos días no debéis cogerlos, mejor coger un hotel en Mandalay.

El trayecto es muy bonito y las excursiones (sitios únicos y que no tienen precio, están genial), el guía es bastante bueno. El trato cuando llegas al barco de nuevo de las excursiones es impresionante: zumos, toallas frescas,etc . La comida es impresionante, mejor que en cualquier hotel de 5*. La limpieza y la decoración de las habitaciones es estupenda, los balcones, las zonas comunes, etc. El barco por dentro está muy bien decorado pero el mantenimiento es un desastre; no puedes dormir porque tiembla todo mientras navega de madrugada y la piscina está verde con mucha suciedad.
Para los primeros días no hay problema pero los dos últimos el barco pasa la noche en el Mandalay Jetty entre barcos locales, de modo que no puedes salir ni al balcón de tu habitación porque estás viendo a los locales metidos prácticamente en tu balcón porque viven en los barcos que están al lado.
Estos dos últimos días tampoco ponen las carpas en las tumbonas en el piso de la piscina, ni siquiera colocan las hamacas ni nada. Tampoco puedes estar en el bar porque tb tienes barcos pegados a los dos lados, todo infestado de mosquitos y con un calor infernal. En resumen, cogeros solo el crucero de dos noches y en Mandalay iros a un hotel.
Quiero también decir que personas como Bosco Nawl Ceu y a Kyaw Min Swe (Bartender) son las que deberían de dirigir y ser los managers de este barco.

Abajo de esta crítica os dejo las fotos cuando el barco llega a Mandalay:
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Our second amazing cruise with Anawrahta
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My husband and I have just returned home to Germany after another amazing cruise on the Anawrahta. Our first cruise with them was in February 2017 when we sailed from Yangon to Mandalay (12 days). Everything was top class - the ship was new, the staff was fantastic, the food was delicious, all the cabins (and ours especially) were spacious, beautifully decorated and well cared for. We had interesting and varied excursions, a great group of fellow travellers, wonderful massages in the spa, lots of fun - absolutely nothing to complain about.

Shortly after we left the ship in February 2017, we decided that we would love to do another cruise with them and booked the trip up the River Chindwin from Mandalay to Homalin in October 2017. Once again we chose the spacious Royal Suite with its wrap-around balcony and outdoor jacuzzi - very relaxing after sightseeing excursions. As you can probably imagine, we were slightly anxious that things might have changed, especially since the ship had a new cruise director. But any fears we had were totally unfounded. We were welcomed "back home" like old friends and loved every minute of our magical 12-day cruise.

We set sail from Mandalay and made our way slowly up the River Chindwin. There was plenty to see on both banks of the river where people were ploughing their fields with oxen, driving ox-carts, rounding up herds of water buffalo, drying red chilies in the sun, making their way to the temples, washing their clothes and even panning for gold in the river! The landscape was beautiful and mostly very green - totally different from the Irrawaddy. We also enjoyed many shore excursions to villages, markets and pagodas. Each time we were accompanied by crew members who were always more than ready to lend a helping hand. We went up the river as far as Homalin where we took part in a Naga festival with dancing and singing. It was a great experience. Since the Heritage Line, which owns the Anawrahta, is now offering medical assistance to some villages along the river, we had a young doctor on board with us and were very interested to visit her mobile clinic at some stops, where she had as many as 300 patients in a day.

On board we enjoyed every conceivable luxury. The ship is just beautiful, everything is spotlessly clean. The Anawrahta has its own water purification system, so guests can happily eat all the wonderful salads and enjoy ice in their drinks without any worries. Even though you are travelling through remote areas in Myanmar, you have all the 5-star comforts you want. It's wonderful to be welcomed back to the ship after a dusty or muddy excursion with cold towels, a refreshing drink and eager hands to help you remove your shoes for cleaning.

The Anawrahta has a fantastic restaurant with really delicious food - many thanks to Executive Chef Nay and his great team in the kitchen. Service in the bar and restaurant was terrific, here our thanks to Bosco and his super-friendly team. Our beautiful cabin was kept in great order, with some very special touches for my birthday - thank you so much to housekeeping manager Thwe and our lovely cabin attendants. We enjoyed great massages and facial treatments from Moe in the spa and loved watching the crew going about their work, rigging up gangways and digging steps on the river banks so we could go on shore for our excursions. Everything was extremely well planned and organised, nothing was left to chance. Jason, the assistant cruise director, and Khin at reception were always available to answer any questions and get us all on the right boats and buses. Leo, the new cruise director, ensured everything went according to plan and kept coming up with little surprises for his guests. Win, the Operations Manager, who accompanied us on this trip was very well informed about the river and all its cultural attractions. And our fantastic Captain Khin Maung Ou made sure we had a safe and wonderful trip.
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Faultless
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We sailed from Mandalay to Shwe Paw Kyun and then back to Mandalay. Booked this cruise and the entire Myanmar holiday through Aung at E Travel Myanmar. Faultless. Thank you. The cruise was the highlight of the entire holiday. We were looked after like kings and queens. One evening I went to my cabin to find a bubble bath had been run for me with rose petals floating in it. What can I say? French champagne featured heavily on our shore excursions!! The whole experience, amazing staff, wonderful food just blew our minds. A special thanks to Bosco who was so caring and helpful. I can’t recommend this highly enough. We will go back again.
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