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CHINDWIN RIVER

The Chindwin River flows down from the Burma – Assam border area, its waters haven risen in the Himalayan foothills. It is the main tributary of the Irrawaddy and is 1,207km long. Of this about 1000km is navigable, but only in vessels that have the shallowest drafts.

Expeditions on the Chindwin River >

HALONG BAY & THE RED RIVER

The Song Hong or Red River rises deep in Yunnan mountains of south-west China to flow 714 miles (1,149km) across Northern Vietnam and to discharge into the the Gulf of Tonkin.

Expeditions on the Halong Bay & The Red River >

IRRAWADDY DELTA

The Irrawaddy Delta covers an area of over 1000 square miles with Rangoon, its most famous port and capital of all Burma from 1886 to 2005. Originally a vast inhabited wetland and jungle, much of it was cleared and cultivated by the British who annexed Lower Burma in 1855.

Expeditions on the Irrawaddy Delta >

IRRAWADDY RIVER

The Irrawaddy River in Burma ranks as only the 55th longest river in the world at 2,170km but is in the top ten rivers in terms of discharge at 13,000 litres per second. The river begins at the confluence of two rivers the N'mai (Nam Gio) and Mali Rivers in Kachin State.

Expeditions on the Irrawaddy River >

MEKONG RIVER

The Mekong River is the 12th largest river in the world flowing 4,350km from SW China to discharge into the sea through a vast delta in Vietnam. Discharging 16,000 cubic meters per second this great beast of a river actually flows through, or marks the border of six different nations.

Expeditions on the Mekong River >

THE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO

If you're seeking the ultimate escape on the water, this is it. The Mergui Archipelago is the realm of fishermen and sea gypsies – nomadic Moken tribespeople who make their living from the sea by catching fish and trading pearls that they find beneath the waves.

Expeditions on the The Mergui Archipelago >

TONLE RIVER

The Mekong’s main tributary is the Tonle River that flows down from the great Tonle Sap or “great lake” in central Cambodia that stretches100km from end to end. In the rainy season it quadruples in size flooding much of the surrounding plain.

Expeditions on the Tonle River >