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Myanmar’s Remote Waters by Private Charter

  • Overview
  • Accommodation
  • Itinerary
  • Fares

A journey overview

  • Mandalay
  • Sanctuary Ananda
  • Chindwin River
  • Sitthaung
  • Monywa
  • Bagan
  • Inle Lake
  • Yangon

17 Days Explorations
  • Departing:
  • 11 Aug 2020

Our lavish, privately chartered vessel reaches deep into remote pockets of northern Myanmar. We indulge our desire for comfort and style while drifting by hillside scenery and immersing ourselves in the region’s rich culture. On board our ship, the culinary experience proves a highlight, as we are treated to exquisite dishes courtesy of the Thai royal family’s own chef. This journey is reserved for just 36 guests.

Enchanting Waters of the Chindwin

We make ourselves comfortable within the splendour of the Rupar Mandalar Resort. Unwind while gazing out to the resort’s grounds from your private balcony, then get to know your fellow guests this evening during a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.

Board the opulent Sanctuary Ananda and settle into your elegant suite before visiting Shwenandaw Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda. Back on board our ship, we toast the beginning of our voyage with a Welcome Dinner. At Monywa, we see the Thanboddhay Pagoda and Bodhi Tataung monastery. Enjoy a meditation session on the Sun Deck, then join our chef in preparing several delicacies.

Having taken a flight to Laos, we are welcomed to the Settha Palace Hotel. Get to know the people of Vientiane through visits to its temples, as well as charitable and educational organisations. At Xieng Khuan Buddha Park, we admire its impressive collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures. Our Mekong cruise then begins aboard the Sabaidee Pandaw and we savour a Welcome Dinner on board our ship.

Our ship passes jungle and riverside villages to arrive at Masein. In Mawleik, we explore the vibrant market and colonial charm forming a part of Myanmar rarely seen by tourists. Afterwards, the thatched homes of Hae Nin form our backdrop as we once more drop anchor. Arriving at the northernmost point of our cruise in Paung Pyin, our vessel begins the return journey south. Perhaps join our chef for another cooking demonstration.

See the blend of European and Burmese architecture of the Mahar Minkyaung Monastery in Minkin, before cruising to Kani. At the Po Win Taung caves, rows of Buddha statues are seen, carved from the rock in which they sit. Back on board our ship, learn how to make cocktails, then visit a local market with our chef to buy ingredients for the evening meal. Watch the sun set over the Bagan Plains before savouring a candlelit dinner along the riverbank.

Disembark our ship and travel to Inle Lake, where we see the leg-rowing fisherman and enjoy a private lunch upon a floating restaurant. Perhaps, join a Shan chef in helping to prepare a selection of dishes in a local home, before sitting down to eat with your hosts. In Yangon, you may choose to take a rare glimpse into the daily life of monks at Kalaywa Tawya Monastery. Celebrate our incredible journey with a Farewell Dinner.

Visit the National Museum and see the Lion’s Throne, an intricate work of art and example of traditional woodcarving. Afterwards, visit the city’s only remaining synagogue, before stopping at Bogyoke Aung San Market.

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