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Paukan 2012
Paukan Cruises
Paukan 2012, Grand Voyage of the Chindwin River ex Bagan to Mandalay
Cruise Line: Paukan Cruises
Selected Sailing Date: 06 Sep 2020
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Cruise Description

10 Night Cruise sailing from Bagan to Mandalay aboard Paukan 2012.

Chindwin is a river less travelled, and apart from its religious monuments it offers spectacular sceneries as It meanders through beautiful valleys and jungles, lofty blue mountains rising in the distance or towering over towns and villages on the banks.

The cruise begins from Bagan and we will sail the Chindwin up to the Teak town of Mawlaik our turnaround point. We disembark in Monywa from where we will drive to Mandalay.

We visit remote villages and towns with beautiful and whimsical pagodas and monastery probably the most preserved of Myanmar; the ancient cave pagodas of Hpowintaung and Shwebataung with hundreds of Buddha images and paintings; the Sambuddhay Pagoda of Monywa, a complex of buildings covered with nearly 600,000 Buddha images.

DAY 1 : BAGAN-PAKKOKU
Board the ship at 09.00 hrs. We cast off at 09.30 hrs and sail upstream to the Irrawaddy and Chindwin confluence.Continue cruising north to the bustling town of Pakkoku where we visit the monastery, cheroots and weaving workshops. We pass the Chindwin andIrrawaddy river confluence and we stop for the night.

DAY 2 : PAKKOKU-AHMYINT - MONYWA

MORNING: Sailing
Sailing the whole morning.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Ahmyint Village & Monywa
After lunch, we arrive Ahmyint village and visit to see beautiful houses and the lovely17th century style Min Kyaw Swa stupas with 18th century style paintings. Then guest will be picked up at Ahmyint village by coach and drive to visit Thanbodda Pagoda and Bawdhi Tadaung. We return to the ship by coach where guest will rejoin the cruise at Monywa Jetty. Ship overnight at Monywa.

ENTERTAINMENT: Film screening (after dinner) - Irrawaddy Documentary Movie

DAY 3 : MONYWA

MORNING EXCURSION: Monywa
After breakfast, visit Hpowindaung & Shwebadaung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings. On the way back visit Local Market if time permit only. Back to the ship for lunch and cast off.

AFTERNOON: Sailing
Sailing the whole afternoon and overnight midstream.

ENTERTAINMENT: Afternoon - Longyi & Thanakha Presentation by on board guide. U Shwe Yoo & Daw Moe dance performance by the crew.

DAY 4 : KANEE-KIN

MORNING EXCURSION: Kanee
Late morning explore the village of Kanee and climb the pagoda hillock for its view. Back to the ship for Lunch.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Kin
In the afternoon, we explore Kin village with its beautiful wooden houses and the monastery. Moor overnight at the village.

ENTERTAINMENT: Film Screening (after dinner) - Burma Forbidden Island “About
Salone Ethnic Group”

DAY 5 : MINGKIN

MORNING: Sailing
Continue sailing upstream the whole morning.

AFTERNOON EXCURSION: Mingin
In the afternoon, we arrive the small enchanting town of Mingin and explore its temples and some wooden houses and the Min Kyaung Monastery with old Buddha Images. Continue sailing to a village where the ship moorovernight.

ENTERTAINMENT: Morning - Country and People lecture by onboard guide.

DAY 6 : KYIDAW

MORNING EXCURSION: Kyidaw & Kan
After breakfast, we explore Kyidaw (Kyi Taung Oo) and visit Shwe Za War Yaw monastery one of the oldest and best preserved wood carved monastery of Myanmar, embellished with wooden sculpted idols with fascinating gold leaf wall decorations. We walk through a beautiful scenario of paddy fields to the village of Kan by tuk-tuk where we visit another splendid example of Myanmar old monastery. Afterwards we return to the ship.

AFTERNOON: Sailing
Proceed upstream up to Kalewa, where we stop for the night.

ENTERTAINMENT: Afternoon - Myanmar Traditional Tealeaf and Ginger Salad Demonstration
Evening – Traditional Bamboo Dance Performance by Chin ethnic group (if available) OR In House Movie.

DAY 7 : KALEWA

MORNING EXCURSION: Kalewa
In the morning we explore Kalewa, the main river port for the trading with India before, the lively market and climb up to Shwe Moat Htaw stupa for the beautiful view. Back to the ship before lunch.

AFTERNOON: Sailing
keep on cruising upstream to Mawlaik. Moor overnight near river village.

ENTERTAINMENT: Film screening (after dinner) - “The Lady Part I” Movie

DAY 8 : MAWLAIK

MORNING EXCURSION: Mawlaik
After breakfast, we visit Mawlaik (situated 35 km from the Indian Border) was the administrative capital of this area rich of Teak forests. It is a pleasant colonial town with its golf course surrounded by splendid colonial houses built by the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation in the 1920’s and 1930’s (there is still a small community of Indians that used to work for the Scottish company and their descendents). The governor’s house, the administrative building, the school, the hospital, the “Dak Bungalows”, company headquarter are well preserved, still in use nowadays and nicely maintained. Explore the city by Tuk-Tuk. Back to the ship before Lunch.

AFTERNOON: Sailing
Being this our turnaround point, we begin sailing back downstream to Monywa. Moor overnight at midstream.

ENTERTAINMENT: Film screening (after dinner) - “The Lady Part II” Movie

DAY 9 : SAILING (DOWNSTREAM)

MORNING & AFTERNOON: Sailing
Continue sailing all day downstream. Relax on board and stop midstream for overnight.

ENTERTAINMENT: Morning - Buddhism and History Lecture by onboard guide
Afternoon – Myanmar Traditional Cooking Demonstration

DAY 10 : YANDABO

MORNING EXCURSION: Yandabo
In the morning stop at Yandabo, a picturesque river village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Explore the village stopping to some pot-making workshops to learn their unique production technique and visit the school. Back to the ship for Lunch and sail all day.

AFTERNOON: Sailing
Sail the whole afternoon and moor overnight at midstream.

ENTERTAINMENT: Afternoon - Ship Tour
Pre-dinner Farewell Cocktail Party with all Crew

DAY 11 : MANDALAY

DISEMBARKATION: After breakfast, the client dis-embark at Gawein Jetty around 9:00 am.

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