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RV Pandaw Myanmar Cruise

Mandalay, Myanmar
8 Days
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RV Pandaw Myanmar Cruise

Enjoy a luxury, colonial-style Pandaw cruise for an exceptional price and discover the beauty and charms of Burma. RV Pandaw Myanmar Cruise runs through Burma on the Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers. The unique river expedition concept evolves from the vestiges of the colonial Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. Our first ships were built here and in Burma we learnt to master river navigation at its worst.
In addtition, we do our best to support the local domestic economy. We believe that by visiting Burma we are doing something to help as has been proved by the many schools our passengers have built. These cruises are the most acclaimed luxury vacations on the Irrawaddy river.

Detail Itinerary

Pandaw Cruise Mandalay - Pagan Packet 8 days

Destinations: Myanmar Mandalay Mekong River
Our cruise weekly cruising between the historic cities with two nights moored at Pagan and three at Mandalay and exploring small towns and villages of lost Burma in between.

Trip Highlights

Exploration of a selection of the 3000 plus Pagan monuments by bicycle or coach.
Visit a lively riverine town with many collegiate monasteries.
Evening walk in the picturesque Sagaing Hills with its many hermitages and nunneries.
Sightseeing in central Mandalay with visits to the palace and hill areas, crafts workshops and shopping.

1. UPSTREAM CRUISE: Pagan – Mandalay

Day 1 Bagan Embarkation

Transfer from airport to ship for lunch followed by exploration of a selection of the 3000 plus Pagan monuments by bicycle or coach.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 2 Pagan Discover

Further explorations of Pagan and visits to a lacquer workshop.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 3 Pagan – Pakokku

Morning free time at Pagan and ship sails midday for evening excursion in Pakokku, a lively riverine town with many collegiate monasteries.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 4 Irrawaddy Village

Morning walk in an Irrawaddy village and sail up river all day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 5 Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing

Arrive Mandalay early for a morning excursion to Ava and Amarapura and an evening walk in the picturesque Sagaing Hills with its many hermitages and nunneries.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 6 Mingun

Morning walk in Mingun and afternoon cruise up river to the First Defile and Kyauk-myoung with its amazing pot villages.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 7 Mandalay

Sight seeing in central Mandalay with visits to the palace and hill areas, crafts workshops and shopping.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 8 Disembarkation

By 09:00 disembarkation in Mandalay and transfers to the airport.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

2. DOWNSTREAM CRUISE: Mandalay – Pagan

Day 1 Mandalay Embarkation
Transfer from airport to ship for lunch and afternoon excursion to central Mandalay visiting the palace and hill areas, crafts workshops and shopping.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 2 Mingun
Cross to Mingun for a morning walk and sail up river to the First Defile.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 3 Lon Yein
Explore on foot Lon Yein with its amazing pot manufacturies (in low water by tender)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 4 Sagaing – Amarapura
Morning walk in the picturesque Sagaing Hills with its many hermitages and nunneries; evening visit to the lost capitals of Ava and Amarapura
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 5 Pakokku
Sail all day with a morning village stop and evening tour of Pakokku a lively riverine town with many collegiate monasteries.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 6 Pagan
Arrive Pagan early for a day of exploring a selection of the 3,000 plus monuments by bicycle or coach.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 7 Pagan
Further explorations of Pagan and visits to lacquer workshops.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise
Day 8 Disembarkation
By 09:00 disembarkation and transfers to the airport.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

Destinations: Mandalay Pray (Prome) Mekong River
We will cruise through varying landscape in the heart of Myanmar to discover small villages and towns, to see local agriculture and manufacturing at first hand, to visit a number of old monasteries and temples of art historical interest in this the cultural heartland of Myanmar.

Day 1 Upstream Upper Mandalay
10:00 – 11:00 AM Embark the ship at Shwe Kyet Yet Jetty, Mandalay in the morning for luncheon stream upstream and moore overnight at a jungle village north of Mandalay.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 2 Pottery Village and Mingun
Arrive to Ngwe Nyein village. Visit the spectacular potteries nearby, where can see manufacturing stages of the famous 50 gallon, handmade water pots and return downstream to visit Mingun to view the Pagoda and largest working bell in the world
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 3 Mandalay, Ava and Amarapura
We tour central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe-im-bin teak carved monastery. We move on to explore the ancient capitals of Ava and Amarapura, visiting the teak Bagaya Kyaung, Menu Ok-kyaung and crossing the U Bein Bridge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 4 Yandabo Potteries Village
Yandabo is a very small rural village that specialises in pot making. We visit the Pandaw School and the new dispensary both built with past donations from Pandaw passengers.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 5 Pagan Monuments
We tour a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments in this important World Heritage Site and visit lacquer workshops.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 6 Tan Kyi Taung Mountain and Salé
Ascend Tan-chi-taung mountain by foot or by WWII jeep for the spectacular sunrise over Pagan. In Sale we visit a number of teak monasteries including the Yout-saun-kyaung with its spectacular wood carvings and we explore an area of splendid colonial-style houses.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 7 Taung Ba Lu School and Magwe Gold Bricks
If river conditions permit, morning visit to Taung Ba Lu School project sponsored by Noble Caledonia and Pandaw Cruises. In the afternoon, we climb the river bank and wind our way through a labyrinth of passages and paths to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda. This pagoda is constructed with solid gold bricks.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 8 Minhla Forts
We visit Minhla and Gwechaung, two Italian built forts constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar. We climb the Gwechaung hill for the view.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 9 Thayetmyo Frontier Post
This pleasant colonial town once guarded the border between Royal Myanmar and British Myanmar following the 2nd Anglo Myanma War of 1855 and many of the buildings including the covered market date from this period. We visit the market, see the colonial houses and ride out by horse and cart to see the countryside and golf links.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 10 Prome and the Ancient Pyu
Visit the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, former centre of the Pyu civilization with a fascinating museum of early Buddhist artifacts and sculpture.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 11 Prome / Yangon
Disembark at Prome and transfer to Chatrium Hotel Yangon by coach (included in cost of cruise). Arrive at the hotel in the afternoon (Around 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm)
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

Destinations: Myanmar Mandalay Kyaukmyaung Katha Mekong River
Pandaw will sail weekly between Mandalay and Bhamo, the most northerly navigable point on the Irrawaddy, 1000 miles from Rangoon and close to the China border. Highlights will be passage through the 3rd and 2nd defiles, not to mention visits to enchanting local towns, most favorite being Katha, once home to George Orwell and the setting for Burmese days. Bhamo is now a big trading town with a strong Chinese influence. We will then continue in the Kindat, if water conditions permit, or by local boat to enter the awesome 1st defile with its cataracts and towering gorges.

Trip Highlights

Exploration of a selection of the 3000 plus Pagan monuments by bicycle or coach.
Visit a lively riverine town with many collegiate monasteries.
Evening walk in the picturesque Sagaing Hills with its many hermitages and nunneries.
Sightseeing in central Mandalay with visits to the palace and hill areas, crafts workshops and shopping.

Day 1 Pagan
11.30am. Embark for lunch and followed by exploration of a selection of the 3000 plus Pagan monuments by coach.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 2 Pagan
Morning further explorations of Pagan and visits to a lacquer workship. In the afternoon continue exploration of the Pagan area with its thousands of manificent temples, stupas and pagodas. Enjoy an amazing view from one of the temples.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 3 Pakokku
Sailing upstream from Pagan visit Yandabo and Pakkoku
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 4 Mandalay
Visit to Ava and ancient capital of Amarapura by coach and sampan. We will cross the U Bein Bridge to see paintings in a temple.
Cast off for the Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda that is the largest single mass of brick building.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 5 Kyauk-myoung
Arrive to Kyauk-myoung where the famous 50 gallon water pots are hand made. We see all stages of manufacture from the throwing of the pots to the week long firing in huge kilns. Then continue sailing upstream, entering Third Defile.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 6 Tagaung
Stop at Khan-nyat village with its many Buddhist monasteries and visit the former head teacher’s house which also includes his small museum collections. Arrive to the ancient city of Tagaung We explore by foot the ancient city of Tagaung viewing the fortifications, a famous nat or spirit shrine and the archaeological area.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 7 Tigyang
We go ashore and climb the Pagoda Hill at Tigyang with its stunning views of the Irrawaddy.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 8 Katha
We reach the enchanting colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell’s Myanma Days, and little changed since then. Of interest are the fire station’s collection of IFC ship’s bells taken from sunken ships in the Second War. Katha was the final resting place of the old flotilla and here over a hundred ships were scuppered in 1942 in an Act of Denial before the advancing Japanese. We continue visit an elephant logging camp at Katha in the hardwood forests of the hills that surround the town and further upstream.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 9 CRUISING
Cruise through the 2nd Defile, the most dramatic of the three gorges with cliffs towering over the narrow channel. If time allows, arrive Bhamo in the evening, walking around the town and study the ways of life.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 10 Bhamo
In the morning, chartering a small country boat, will proceed upstream from Bhamo and attempt to reach small island, located below the dramatic 1st Defile.
Tour Bhamo in the afternoon of this important trading town set close to the Chinese border. In the evening we will have more time to explore Bhamo’s bustling markets and Chinese temples.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 11 Bhamo
Disembark at Bhamo. And transfer to the Bhamo airport.
Your cruise includes the flight Bhamo 15.20 – Mandalay 16.30 or Bhamo 15.20 – Mandalay – Yangon 17.55
Please note that flight timing is subject to change.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: NA

Destinations: Yangon Katha Thayet Yandabo Bagan Mandalay
This cruise will cover a part of Myanamar from from the delightful city of Prome on the edge of the Delta to Katha and the great 2nd Defile on the Upper Irrawaddy.

Day 1 Prome and the Ancient Pyu
Meet at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon and transfer by coach to Prome. Visit the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, former centre of the Pyu civilization. We cross jungle and countryside to visit monumental Pyu stupas and the excavations of the former palace-city in this walled early centre of Buddhism.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 2 Thayetmyo Frontier Post
This pleasant colonial town once guarded the border between Royal Burmah and British Burmah following the 2nd Anglo Burmese War of 1855 and many of the buildings including the covered market date from this period. We visit the market, see the colonial houses and ride out by horse and cart to see the countryside and golf links.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 3 Minhla Forts and Magwe
In Minhla and Gwechaung we visit the two Italian built forts constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Burmah. We climb the Gwechaung hill for the view. In the afternoon we cruise on to Magwe where we climb the river bank and wend our way through a labyrinth of passages and paths to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 4 Sale Monasteries
Here we visit a number of teak monasteries including the Yout-saun-kyaung with its spectacular wood carvings; we also explore an area of splendid colonial-style houses.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 5 Pagan
In the morning, moor at the Tan-Chi-Taung mountain and ascend by WWII jeep. Afternoon, we tour a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments at this World Heritage Site, Pagan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 6 Pagan Monuments
Further exploration by coach of the monuments follow by a lacquerware workshop and visiting the local markets. Sail in the noon to upstream and evening walk in Oh Ne Kyaung village to see the local life in this typical river side community.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 7 Yandabo
This very small rural village specialises in pot making. We visit the Pandaw School, built with past donations from Pandaw passengers.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 8 Mandalay and Amarapura
Passenger will take a tour of central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung teak carved monastery. Next we explore the ancient capital of Amarapura by coach and sampan and crossing the U Bein Bridge to see the paintings in a temple.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 9 Mingun Pagoda and Bell
We stop at Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda, that is the largest single mass of brick building in the world. We also visit the Mingun Old Peoples Home originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 10 Kyaung-myoung Potteries and Khan-nyat Village
Visit the spectacular potteries near Kyauk-myoung where the famous 50 gallon water pots are hand made. We see all stages of manufacture from the throwing of the pots to the week long firing in huge kilns. We enter the Third Defile and sail upstream all day stopping at Khan-nyat village with its many Buddhist monasteries and an orphanage we support.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 11 Tagaung Ancient City and Tigyang Hill
We explore by foot the ancient city of Tagaung viewing the fortifications, the shrine of Bo Bo Gyi a famous nat or spirit who protects sailors plying the river, and the archaeological area. In the evening we climb the Pagoda Hill at Tigyang with its stunning views of the Irrawaddy.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 12 Katha / Burmese Days
We reach the enchanting colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell’s Burmese Days, and little changed since then. Of interest is the fire station’s collection of IFC ships bells taken from sunken ships in the Second War.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 13 The Second Defile
Travel by local speedboat to view this the largest of the Irrawaddy gorges.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 14 Downstream
We stop for a walk in a jungle village.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 15 Mandalay
Disembark at 2.00 pm at Shwe Kyet Yet Jetty, Mandalay.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

Pandaw Cruises Burma – Chindwin & Upper Irrawaddy 21 days
Delightful walk through some of the oldest wooden village houses in Burma.Delightful walk through some of the oldest wooden village houses in Burma.Delightful walk through some of the oldest wooden village houses in BurmaThe scenery on this cruise is spectacular and we are welcomed with astonishment by the many remote communities through which we passed.

Day 1 Yangon / Kalemyo
05:00 Registration is at Chatrium Hotel – 40 Natmauk Road – Tamwe Township – Tamwe Township
05:15 AM, transfer to airport
Morning flight to Kalemyo, the gateway town for the Chin State. We explore Kalewa with its markets and quaint wooden architecture.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 2 Kalewa / Kindat
Stop for morning walk at Balet, a charming and typical river community.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 3 Kindat / Paungbyin
Kindat was as far as the old IFC steamers ventured outside of the Monsoon season. This part of the Chindwin valley is very sparsely populated and villages are few and far between.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 4 Sithaung
We pass 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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 5 Toungdoot
Toungdoot, or Hswang-hsup in Tain, is an ancient Shan enclave which in British times still had a ruling prince or sawbwa complete with palace and court.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 6 Homalin
We pass the Uyu River worked by gold washers on the way to Homalin, the furtherst navigable point on the Chindwin for vessels of our size.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 7 Mawlaik
Mawlaik replaced Kindat as the administrative capital. Like other towns of the Upper Chindwin, they can only be reached by boat so cars are few.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 8 Mingkin
Mingkin features Konbaung court style teak monasteries which are sumptuously decorated. Mingkin may be described as the Luang Prabang of the Chindwin.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruises

Day 9 Monywa
Entering the Lower Chindwin where the river widens and the forested hills fall away to farmland, we pass a number of attractive villages. We will explore Monywa and time permitting make a quick trip to the Thanbodi Temple with its million Buddha images.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 10 Cruise to Pagan
Cruise all day to the great Lower Chindwin plain.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 11 Pagan
Tour a selection of the most significant of the 3,000 Buddhist monuments found at this World Heritage Site. We will visit lacquerware manufacturers. Sail in the afternoon and evening walk in Oh Ne Kyaung village to see the local life in this typical river side community.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 12 Yandabo Village
We head upstream to the Chindwin confluence and stop in the evening at Yandabo. Here we visit the Pandaw School built with donations from past Pandaw passengers.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruises

Day 13 Ava and Amarapura
In the morning we travel to Ava and explore the ruins, visiting Bagaya Kyaung, a 200 year old royal monastery made of teak with elaborate wood carvings. In the afternoon we travel to Mandalay for an orientation tour of the city area visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and sunset at Amarapura U-Bein Bridge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruises

Day 14 Mingun Pagoda and Bell
We cast off early and stop at Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda that is the largest single mass of brick building in the world. We also visit the Mingun Old People’s Home originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruises

Day 15 Kyaung-Myoung Potteries
Visit the spectacular potteries near Kyauk-Myoung. We enter the Third Defile and sail upstream all day stopping at Khan-nyat village with its many Buddhist monasteries and an orphanage we support.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruises

Day 16 Tagaung Ancient City
Explore by foot the ancient city of Tagaung viewing the fortifications. In the evening we climb the Pagoda Hill at Tigyang with its stunning views of the Irrawaddy.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 17 Burmese Days
We reach the enchanting colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell’s Myanma Days. Katha was the final resting place of the old flotilla and here over a hundred ships were scuppered in 1942.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 18 Shwegu and Kyun-Daw
We continue upstream to Shwegu and Kyun-daw, a midstream island of monasteries and countless small pagodas. Cruise through the 2nd Defile, the most dramatic of the three gorges, with cliffs towering over the narrow channel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 19 Inn-ywa
Delightful walk through some of the oldest wooden village houses in Burma.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 20 Khanyat
Visit a Buddhist orphanage and the grave of an English officer assassinated here during the Pacification of Burma (1887).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Cruise

Day 21 Mandalay
Disembark the ship between 8.00 am – 9.00 am at Shwe Kyet Yet Jetty, Mandalay.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • River Conditions Warning!
  • The rivers you will sail on are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level, in some places as much as 30 metres. Water levels can change dramatically overnight and a sudden rise can impede our progress upstream considerably and even prevent us from passing under certain bridges. A sudden fall can result in our being unable to get into certain places or go as far upstream as we would hope. Groundings on sandbars are not infrequent and are part of the excitement of any Pandaw expedition. Published itineraries are indicational only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop. Passengers are thus forewarned and expected to be flexible and patient. River cruising in Asia can be a dramatic and adventurous experience – not like cruising the controlled waterways of Europe or America. Note also that we operate in areas with little or no developed infrastructure and subject to the strictures of local officialdom. Be prepared for this and it is all more the fun!

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellation before 120 days prior to the start of the cruise:30 % of the total rate
  • Between 120 and 61 days prior to the start of the cruise: 50 % of the total rate
  • Between 60 and 30 days prior to the start of the cruise: 70 % of the total rate
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start of the cruise: 90 % of the total rate
  • 15 days or less: 100% of the cruise price

Children Price & Extra Bed

  • Free of charge for children below 5 years old, in parents’ room and using existing bedding.
  • Baby cots are available.
  • Children above 5 ears must occupy a separate bed and pay full rate (Single or double occupancy).

Shuttle Bus

Departs from Yangon/ Mandalay meeting point

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Check-out

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Guide

English Speaking Guide on Boat

General

  • 24-hour Security
  • Doctor on call
  • Observatory
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing

Services

  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Restaurant

Activities on Board

  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Spa & Massage
  • Swimming

These are cruise properties for RV Pandaw Myanmar Cruise :

Specifications RV Pandaw II
Building matertials Metal Boat
Operated since Build 2002 in Yangon
Length 200ft / 60m
Width NA
Height 36ft / 11m
Depth 4ft / 1.5m
Dining Room Yes
Bar/ Sundeck Yes
Massage cabin Yes
Number of Cabin 24

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All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

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The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

FLEXIBILITY:
Don’t see the date for this tour to suit your schedule? No problems, Create Your Own Date. Choose the dates that you want to travel and as long as you happy to open the tour to other people joining we will charge you the standard tour price – no markups!

CONDITIONS:

  1. You must have booked and paid your deposit for travel dates that are at least 1 to 3 months in the future. This just gives us time to promote the trip and find other people to join you.
  2. Create Your Own Date for this tour applies for bookings of two or more people only. If you are a solo traveller we can do our best to get a group for the dates you choose but we cannot guarantee standard pricing until we achieve a minimum of 2 people.
  3. This offer is subject to availability. In peak season we may not have the capability to add tour dates to our already busy schedule..

Artfully Designed Set Departures

Our Small Group Trips to Asia are set departures that you join in. Our superb itineraries combine world-famous highlights with hidden jewels. If you enjoy the company of like-minded travelers, and a maximum of 15 travelers (usually fewer), we offer the definitive small group travel in Asia and the Pacific.

Our Small Group Trips to Asia Feature:

Join-in scheduled departures

A set itinerary, artfully conceived down to the finest detail

The best, most sought-after Tour Leaders in our region of the world—university-educated professionals and experts with local connections

Luxury and boutique hotels wherever possible

A maximum of 15 travelers—usually fewer—for an intimate experience

Single travelers warmly welcomed

Most meals, delicious cuisine

Comprehensive inclusions and insurance

Travel Solo

Learn about our progressive Join Group for solo travelers joining our Small Group Trips.

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