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Our tour with M.S. Hintha on the beautiful Ayeyarwady River!

That was really a great idea from Axel Bruns to take us on a cruise with his completely renovated ship. It is located in the port of Mandalay and the beautiful polished-up teak radiates in the sun. Skilful hands have turned an old motor barge into a real showpiece.

We are welcomed by the friendly crew, check into our comfortable cabin and off we go. Our first destination on the Irrawaddy is Mingun. Under Axel’s expert guidance we explore the huge unfinished Mantara Gyi Pagoda and the beautiful white Hsinbyume Pagoda.

Back on the ship, we enjoy a refreshing sundowner on the truly tastefully decorated deck. White and blue are the dominating colours, the blue chair cushions sporting embroidered elephants. We hope to see one of the famous dolphins but unfortunately they seem to be elsewhere on the river today - the river is long and there are only a few dolphins living in it. Large rafts of bamboo slowly pass by - very picturesque! We enjoy the drinks and the atmosphere while the crew prepares a very delicious dinner for us.

We cast anchor for the night at a sandbank in the middle of the river and our host entertains us with stories from his life in Myanmar. At 11 p.m. we go to sleep and awake from a refreshing sleep at 7 a.m. While the boat is sailing downriver we have a rich breakfast. We arrive in the old royal town of Inwa and explore the Bagaya teak monastery, the leaning tower of Inwa and the nearby Maha Aungmye Bonzan brick monastery which was built by a queen for her lover, a monk… After lunch aboard ship we visit the beautiful hills of Sagaing with their countless white and golden Buddha statues and the Tilawkaguru cave with its old murals. Finally, we enjoy a fantastic view over the Ayeyarwady valley from the oldest pagoda, the Sun Oo Ponnyashin. From there back to the ship where our sundowner waits for us. Later, we have another delicious dinner while we look at the brightly lit pagodas of Sagaing and the two illuminated bridges across the river. Slept well again and enjoyed a great breakfast. Much too soon, this nice little trip on the Ayeyarwady River is over and we have to say goodbye to the ship’s crew and the owner. Thanks for everything and hopefully we’ll meet again one day!

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We wish you safe sailing trips and ‘every time six inches water under your keel!’ 
Uta & Dieter Holl

Ancient Cities
3 days/2 nights

At sunrise early morning tea will be served on the upper deck, followed by breakfast. After breakfast we start our shore excursion in Inwa.

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Dolphin Cruise
2 days/1 nights

Board M.S. HINTHA in Mandalay in the morning and sail to the village of Sithe, approximately 44 miles upstream.

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