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  • Sanctuary Ananda Cruise 10 Nights - Chindwin River

  • Sanctuary Ananda Cruise 10 Nights - Chindwin River

  • Sanctuary Ananda Cruise 10 Nights - Chindwin River

  • Sanctuary Ananda Cruise 10 Nights - Chindwin River

  • Sanctuary Ananda Cruise 10 Nights - Chindwin River

  • Sanctuary Ananda Cruise 10 Nights - Chindwin River

Sanctuary Ananda Cruise 10 Nights - Chindwin River

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Destinations:
Mandalay - Sanctuary Ananda Cruise - Sin Tea - Own Pin Seik - Ngar Own - Masein - Hae Nin - Sittaung - Kani - Monywa - Yesagyo - Bagan
Duration:
11 days / 10 nights
Departure:

Mandalay

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Aboard the stylish Sanctuary Ananda and sail the less explored beautiful Chindwin River. Within the itinerary the ship will visit many tribal villages where you can learn about the local people and customs. Catch a great insight into these fascinating destinations, and ensureg a seamless experience every step of the journey. You will also have chance to go ashore to visit more famous landmarks and interact with local people, learn about their daily life. Uncover local secrets and experiences, and to open doors to people and places normally beyond the reach of the ordinary traveller. 

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Highlights

 Spend 11 days relax and enjoy luxury amenities on board Sanctuary Ananda Cruise
 Go ashore to visit famous landmarks: Sagaing Hill, U Bein Bridge, Shwezigon Pagoda, Mingun Pagoda and numerous temples of Bagan...
 Visit local market, local workshop to interact with friendly locals
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    Price
  • Suite Cabin

    Suite Cabin

    • 27 m2
    • Double/Twin

    Room info

    Free Vietnam Visa. Save $12/pax

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  • Deluxe Bagan Suite

    Deluxe Bagan Suite

    • 27 m2
    • Double/Twin

    Room info

    Free Vietnam Visa. Save $12/pax

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  • Luxury Suite

    Luxury Suite

    • 33 m2
    • Double/Twin

    Room info

    Free Vietnam Visa. Save $12/pax

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  • Owner's Suite

    Owner's Suite

    • 75 m2
    • 01 King Size bed

    Room info

    Free Vietnam Visa. Save $12/pax

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  • Deluxe Mandalay Suite

    Deluxe Mandalay Suite

    • 28 m2
    • 01 King Size bed

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    Free Vietnam Visa. Save $12/pax

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    Price Includes
     
    • Accommodation
    • All three meals during full sailing days with lunch and dinner on day of embarkation and breakfast on day of disembarkation
    • Soft drinks and local beer
    • All sightseeing as stated in set itineraries

    Price Excludes
     
    • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls and purchases from the gift shop
    • Wine and spirits
    • Extra optional excursions
    • International & domestic flights
    • Gratuity to staff
    • Medical services, travel insurance or visas

    Cancellation by Customer
     
    • Cancellations received between the date of booking and 61 days prior to departure will result in the loss of the deposit.
    • Cancellations received 60 - 31 days prior to departure will be subject to a cancellation charge of 50% of the tour price.
    • Cancellations received 30 days or less prior to departure will be subject to a forfeiture of the entire tour price.
    • The purchase of special event tickets is subject to the refund policy of each individual event. Please refer to the specific event policy for details.
    • Sanctuary reserves the right to charge for financial penalties, fees and losses incurred as a result of cancellation.

    Children Policy
     
    • Children aged 6 and over are welcome on board Sanctuary Ananda.
    • One child aged up to and including 12 years sharing a Luxury Suite with two adults pays 75% of the adult rate.
    • One or two children aged up to and including 12 years sharing the Owner’s Suite with two paying adults pay 50% of the adult rate.
    • On all other occasions children pay the adult rate.
    • Luxury Suites can accommodate an extra child by converting the sofa into a smaller bed. Maximum occupancy of a Luxury Suite is 2 adults and 1 child or 1 adult and 2 children.
    • The living area of the Owner’s Suite can be converted to accommodate one extra adult or one or two children.

    Welcome on board the Sanctuary Ananda.

    Option 1: Check in at 11.00am 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. This will include a visit to Shwenandaw Monastery and lastly a visit to Kuthodaw Pagoda (Maha Lawka Marazein). Kuthodaw is often called the biggest book in the world, for surrounding it are 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Tripitaka texts (Buddhist cannon).

    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 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.

    Join us at the Kansi Panorama Lounge for a welcome briefing along with a champagne and canapés reception followed by the welcome dinner on board the ship.

    Meals: Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    At 5am the ship will start sailing. Enjoy the morning on board at leisure.

    Arrive in Monywa in the Sagaing Region at 2.30pm, when you’ll no doubt continue to appreciate what’s so very special about this cruise northwest of Mandalay: we take you to unspoiled scenery that rarely gets exposed to tourists. After exploring the city, a coach will transport you to a truly spectacular part of the world: the intricately decorated golden Thanboddhay Pagoda.

    Next you’ll visit Bodhi Tataung Pagoda.

    Return to the ship at 4.30pm and enjoy dinner on board while sailing towards Own Pin Seik.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    Start the day with a meditation session on the Sun Deck and for those who wish to learn how to prepare Asian delicacies, our chef will be happy to demonstrate.

    Relax on board as we sail towards the village of Maukkadaw. Arrive at the village in the late afternoon, once an important teak port. Explore the town and its stunning teak buildings made even more exotic by the tropical jungle that surrounds them. Wander around the village and visit the brick monastery.

    This evening we will screen one of the most famous movies about Aung San Suu Kyi, The Lady, in the Kansi Panorama Lounge with canapés. Overnight at Ngar Own.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    Take part in a morning lecture presented by our resident guide followed by an afternoon visit to Kalewa - the trading post between Myanmar and India. Kalewa is right at the foot of the Western Mountain Ranges that loom over the town, the pagoda on the hill and the placid waters of the river.

    The cruise continues after lunch taking you through lush gorges, past wild jungle and tiny riverside villages – the scenery here looks like that of a land that time forgot. We’ll also be hosting interesting talks on board the ship during the afternoon. Tonight, the ship will dock at Masein.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    Sail in the morning and arrive in Mawleik mid-morning. Mawleik, once the administrative center of the Bombay Burma Trading Company, is still a lively town with a vibrant market and colonial charm. This is a part of Myanmar that very few tourists see.

    Return to the ship at 11.30am and cruise north.

    After lunch, why not take part in one of our interesting on board lectures.

    We recommend you take tea in the panoramic lounge as we sail towards the thatched homes of our next rural village stop, Hae Nin. The ship will anchor here for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    Enjoy an early morning meditation session on board the Sun Deck.
    Sail south to Sitthaung, where we will see the emerald green paddy fields on your way to the village pagoda. Near the mouth of the Yu River which drains the Kubu valley, Sitthaung was the final resting place of a number of IFC steamers scuppered there in 1942.

    Later on visit Paung Pyin, the northernmost point of the cruise.

    The Uyu River is a major tributary of the Chindwin River, and the sand in this part of the river gets a lot of attention from locals – look out for folks panning for gold here in the hope of finding small nuggets.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    As we travel towards Masein, enjoy a restful day on board and take full advantage of Sanctuary Ananda’s extensive services and facilities.

    Join our chef for a cooking demonstration to test your knowledge of local delicacies and learn how to create delicious Asian dishes.

    Dock at Masein at 2.30pm.

    Misty blue and green hills rise high on the horizon, and near the village of Masein, a row of 28 white-washed pagodas line the crest of a sloping hill and file down towards the river. The number signifies the 28 Buddhas that have brought enlightenment to the world.

    Tonight we will screen the movie Rangoon and serve delicious canapés in the Kansi Panorama Lounge.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    Sail in the morning and arrive at Minkin at 11am.

    Here you’ll get a chance to see an extraordinary blend of European and Burmese architecture of the Mahar Minkyaung Monastery, the oldest wooden Monastery. The Shwe Sagar Buddha is especially remarkable – it was carved from a single piece of wood a thousand years ago. After this visit, the boat will proceed to Kani where we’ll overnight.

    After lunch, join an afternoon lecture to learn about Myanmar's past, present and future.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    This morning, visit the Po Win Taung caves near Shwe Ba Taung. Carved out of the sandstone hills, this setting is breathtakingly special to behold, and a highlight of any trip to Myanmar. More ancient than the Thanbodday pagoda are the two cave pagoda complexes of Po win taung and Shwe ba taung, believed to be over 300 years old. There are almost one thousand caves in which both the Buddha images and the thrones were carved out of living rock. The natural shape of the caves was kept, and 17th century wall paintings in exquisite detail cover the interior walls. The entrances are rimmed with traditional motifs of vines and flowers, in high or low relief. Figures of mythical beings and traditional design elements are seen both carved and painted.

    Tonight, take part in a cocktail demonstration during which you will learn how to make Golden Land and Chindwin cocktails and taste them first hand.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    This morning sail from Yesagyo to Pakokku. This is an opportunity to watch cotton-blanket weavers and visit the local market with Sanctuary Ananda's chef. At 11am the ship will set sail to Bagan, arriving after lunch. Visit the awe-inspiring Ananda Temple. Completed in 1091 AD, it is commonly referred to as one of the four great temples in Bagan. The Ananda is regarded by folklore as one of the most beautiful temples in Myanmar.

    Next, visit Htilominlo Temple; a two-storey redbrick temple built around 1211 AD. It is a magnificent structure, though now heavily restored. Enjoy the sunset from the terraces of the Pyathatgyi Temple. Admire the light change on the pagodas as they exude antiquity and mystery.

    Finally the sun sets behind the hills on the far side of the Irrawaddy River, filling the sky with a reddish glow, a truly magic moment. Tonight there will be a local performance on board. Enjoy your last night with a candlelit sandbank dinner, served with the backdrop of the twinkling lights of Bagan.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    Enjoy an early breakfast on your final morning before check out at 9am.
    As your cruise trip comes to an end, we thank you for sailing with us on board the Sanctuary Ananda and immersing yourself in the magic of Myanmar.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: NA
    Welcome on board the Sanctuary Ananda.

    Check in at 11.00am at the Jetty in Bagan and settle into your suite, before sailing towards Yesagyo at 11.30am.

    Lunch will be served onboard shortly after check in or upon return from the morning excursion. The afternoon will be spent sailing towards the Chindwin Confluence.

    Join us at the Kansi Panorama Lounge for a welcome briefing along with a champagne and canapés reception followed by the welcome dinner on board the ship.

    Meals: Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    Enjoy the on board activities including a longyi (sarong) and thanaka (cosmetic) demonstration.

    Arrive in Monywa in the Sagaing Region at approximately 1 pm.

    After exploring the city, a coach will transport you to the golden Thanboddhay Pagoda.

    Next you’ll visit Bodhi Tataung Pagoda.

    Return to the ship at 4.30 pm.

    Enjoy dinner onboard while sailing towards Own Pin Seik.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    Start the day with a meditation session on the Sun Deck. For those who wish to learn how to prepare Asian delicacies, our chef will be happy to demonstrate.

    Relax on board as we sail towards the village of Maukkadaw, once an important teak port. Arrive at the village in the afternoon. Explore the town and its stunning teak buildings made even more exotic by the tropical jungle that surrounds them. Wander around the village and visit the brick monastery.

    This evening we will screen one of the most famous movies about Aung San Suu Kyi, The Lady, in the Kansi Panorama Lounge with canapés. Overnight in Ngar Own.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    Take part in a morning lecture presented by our resident guide followed by an afternoon visit to Kalewa - the trading post between Myanmar and India. Kalewa is right at the foot of the Western Mountain Ranges that loom over the town, the pagoda on the hill and the placid waters of the river.

    The cruise continues after lunch taking you through lush gorges, past wild jungle and tiny riverside villages – the scenery here looks like that of a land that time forgot. We’ll also be hosting interesting talks on board the ship during the afternoon. Tonight, the ship will dock at Masein.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    Sail in the morning and arrive in Mawleik mid-morning. Mawleik, once the administrative center of the Bombay Burma Trading Company, is still a lively town with a vibrant market and colonial charm. This is a part of Myanmar that very few tourists see.

    Return to the ship at 11.30am and cruise north.

    After lunch, why not take part in one of our interesting on board lectures.

    We recommend you take tea in the panoramic lounge as we sail towards the thatched homes of our next rural village stop, Hae Nin. The ship will anchor here for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    Enjoy an early morning meditation session on board the Sun Deck.

    Sail south to Sitthaung, where we will see the emerald green paddy fields on your way to the village pagoda. Near the mouth of the Yu River which drains the Kubu valley, Sitthaung was the final resting place of a number of IFC steamers scuppered there in 1942.

    Later on visit Paung Pyin, the northernmost point of the cruise.

    The Uyu River is a major tributary of the Chindwin River, and the sand in this part of the river gets a lot of attention from locals – look out for folks panning for gold here in the hope of finding small nuggets.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    As we travel towards Masein, enjoy a restful day on board and take full advantage of Sanctuary Ananda’s extensive services and facilities.

    Join our chef for a cooking demonstration to test your knowledge of local delicacies and learn how to create delicious Asian dishes.

    Dock at Masein at 2.30pm.

    Misty blue and green hills rise high on the horizon, and near the village of Masein, a row of 28 white-washed pagodas line the crest of a sloping hill and file down towards the river. The number signifies the 28 Buddhas that have brought enlightenment to the world.

    Tonight we will screen the movie Rangoon and serve delicious canapés in the Kansi Panorama Lounge.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    Sail in the morning and arrive at Minkin at 11am.

    Here you’ll get a chance to see an extraordinary blend of European and Burmese architecture of the Mahar Minkyaung Monastery, the oldest wooden Monastery. The Shwe Sagar Buddha is especially remarkable – it was carved from a single piece of wood a thousand years ago. After this visit, the boat will proceed to Kani where we’ll overnight.

    After lunch, join an afternoon lecture to learn about Myanmar's past, present and future.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    In the morning, visit the two cave pagoda complexes of Powintaung and Shwebataung.

    Back on board for relaxing.

    In the evening, take part in a cocktail demonstration during which you will learn how to make Golden Land and Chindwin cocktails and taste them first hand.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    We’ll spend the day sailing upstream towards Sagaing, which means you have ample time to enjoy the luxuries on board Ananda. There is no better way to enjoy this riverine picture than from the Kansi panorama lounge or the pool deck.

    In the evening, you will be treated to a local puppet show on board. A delicious farewell dinner will then follow.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: NA
    At 6:00am the Sanctuary Ananda will sail for Mandalay and will arrive at approximately 8:30am for check out.

    As your cruise comes to an end, we thank you for sailing with us on board the Sanctuary Ananda and immersing yourself in the magic of Myanmar.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: NA
    Important Notes:
     
    • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
    • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
    • Children over 6 years of age are welcome onboard Sanctuary Ananda.

    Price Includes
     
    • Accommodation
    • All three meals during full sailing days with lunch and dinner on day of embarkation and breakfast on day of disembarkation
    • Soft drinks and local beer
    • All sightseeing as stated in set itineraries

    Price Excludes
     
    • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls and purchases from the gift shop
    • Wine and spirits
    • Extra optional excursions
    • International & domestic flights
    • Gratuity to staff
    • Medical services, travel insurance or visas

    Cancellation by Customer
     
    • Cancellations received between the date of booking and 61 days prior to departure will result in the loss of the deposit.
    • Cancellations received 60 - 31 days prior to departure will be subject to a cancellation charge of 50% of the tour price.
    • Cancellations received 30 days or less prior to departure will be subject to a forfeiture of the entire tour price.
    • The purchase of special event tickets is subject to the refund policy of each individual event. Please refer to the specific event policy for details.
    • Sanctuary reserves the right to charge for financial penalties, fees and losses incurred as a result of cancellation.

    Children Policy
     
    • Children aged 6 and over are welcome on board Sanctuary Ananda.
    • One child aged up to and including 12 years sharing a Luxury Suite with two adults pays 75% of the adult rate.
    • One or two children aged up to and including 12 years sharing the Owner’s Suite with two paying adults pay 50% of the adult rate.
    • On all other occasions children pay the adult rate.
    • Luxury Suites can accommodate an extra child by converting the sofa into a smaller bed. Maximum occupancy of a Luxury Suite is 2 adults and 1 child or 1 adult and 2 children.
    • The living area of the Owner’s Suite can be converted to accommodate one extra adult or one or two children.

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