mandalay to chindwin confluence
Check in at 12.30pm and settle into your suite. For those guests
arriving on an earlier flight we can arrange a tour of Mandalay.
This will include a visit to Mahamuni Pagoda, Shwenandaw Monastery
and lastly a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda (Maha Lawka Marazein). As we
sail 87 miles along the Chindwin towards Homalin, you'll have the
chance to get a true insight into Myanmar thanks to on-board talks
on traditions such as the local dress, thanaka make-up (the
cosmetic technique used to protect skin from the hot sun) as well
as see cookery demonstrations and history lessons. After years of
being oppressed by its political regime, this is an exciting,
eye-opening time to learn about Myanmar's fascinating culture from
the country's own people.
Early evening, we'll drop anchor mid-river near where the
Chindwin meets the great Ayeyarwady, and this is where we'll dock
for the night.