Option 1: Embarkation no later than 11am at the Jetty in
Mandalay and settle into your suite, before sailing towards Myin Mu
at 11.30am. Option 2: Arrive at Mandalay Jetty by 1.30pm and
transfer by bus to Myin Mu. Check in to Sanctuary Ananda and settle
into your suite. For those guests arriving on an earlier flight we
can arrange a tour of Mandalay.
As we sail along the Chindwin towards Paung Pyin, 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.