The loveliest of rivers. In the past we only offered this during the monsoon due to water levels, but now our ultra low draught Pandaws can sail through to February. The river carves it way through mountains and forests and we stop at delightful unspoilt little towns. Our objective, Homalin is the capital of Nagaland and close to the India border. We will ply the Upper Chindwin weekly between Monywa and Homalin. Monywa is under three hours from Mandalay and the car transfer is included with the cruise. Homalin is now connected by scheduled flight with Rangoon and Mandalay.
High Water & Low Water Itineraries: The Monywa to Homalin (and vv) itinerary sails from July to August and October to November (it is the itinerary you can see on our website). We have a revised itinerary from Monywa to Kalewa (and vv) operating December to February. Please contact us for more details.
Please note river banks can be steep and walks through villages are on the daily program. Medium fitness is requiered.
Late bookings: please note that Chindwin expeditions need special permits, which can take up to 3 weeks.
Your voyage rates include one way domestic flight JUL-NOV: Yangon/Mandalay-Homalin resp Homalin-Yangon/Mandalay and for DEC-FEB: Yangon/Mandalay-Kalewa resp Kalewa-Yangon/Mandalay.