Pandaw Cruise Mandalay & Pagan 7 nights

RIVER CRUISES

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INSTANT CONFIRMATION

TRIP'S BEST TIME

FROM SEP TO MAR

CRUISES

DOWNSTREAM: MANDALAY TO PAGAN
UPSTREAM: PAGAN TO MANDALAY

DISCOVER BURMA’S ANCIENT ROYAL CAPITALS
Pandaw Cruises Mandalay & Pagan packet 8 days

  • Destinations: Myanmar
  • Trip type: RV Kalaw Pandaw Cruises & RV Orient Pandaw Cruise
  • Duration: 8 days 7 nights
  • Sight-seeing: Mandalay – Yandabo – Pakkoku – Pagan
  • Downstream: Mandalay to Pagan
  • Upstream: Pagan to Mandalay

A fabulous way to discover the mighty Irrawaddy River aboard a Pandaw with up to two weekly departures between the historic royal capitals with two nights moored at Pagan and three at Mandalay as well as exploring small towns and villages of lost Burma in between. Exceptional value for money with no single supplement on many selected departures !

Upstream departure: 16-Sep-17 | 30-Sep-17 | 07-Oct-17 | 14-Oct-17 | 21-Oct-17
28-Oct-17 | 04-Nov-17 | 11-Nov-17 | 18-Nov-17 | 25-Nov- | 23-Dec-17 | 30-Dec-17 | 06-Jan-18 | 13-Jan-18 | 20-Jan-18 | 27-Jan-18 | 03-Feb-18 | 10-Feb-18 | 17-Feb-18 | 24-Feb-18 | 03-Mar-18 | 10-Mar-18 | 17-Mar-18 | 31-Mar-18
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Downstream departure: 09-Sep-17 | 23-Sep-17 | 30-Sep-17 | 07-Oct-17 | 14-Oct-17 | 21-Oct-17 | 28-Oct-17 | 04-Nov-17 | 11-Nov-17 | 18-Nov-17 | 25-Nov-17 | 02-Dec-17 | 30-Dec-17 | 06-Jan-18 | 13-Jan-18 | 20-Jan-18 | 27-Jan-18 | 03-Feb-18 | 10-Feb-18 | 17-Feb-18 | 24-Feb-18 | 03-Mar-18 | 10-Mar-18 | 24-Mar-18

1,705 USD per person

Based on Twin sharing
Request your date for 10% discount
Singles Welcome ! No Single Supplements on selected date

1,925 USD per person

Based on Twin cabin
Request your departure date for 10% discount
Singles Welcome ! No Single Supplements on selected date

 

Day 1: Madalay | Meal: D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

Transfer from airport to ship. Embark for lunch. Mandalay is not only the country’s second largest city, it is the religious and economical capital upper Burma’s and the centre of Burmese culture. In the afternoon we will visit the Mahamuni Pagoda and the teak Golden Palace Monastery. Later on learn how they hammer gold leaf and walk along the marble and stone carver’s street.

Embarkation Details
Embarkation – Mandalay Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung Jetty at 11.30 am
Transfer – Transfer from Mandalay/Pagan airport to ship on the day of embarkation will be provided. Please note that it takes approximately 3.5 hours by drive for transfer from Pagan airport to ship (Mandalay) for embarkation.

Please Note: We are not able to accept early arrivals before 11.00am.

Day 2: Mingun - Amarapura | Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

We sail to Mingun where we see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda, being the largest single mass brick building on earth. We also visit the Mingun Old Peoples’ Home, originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s. In the afternoon, we drive to Amarapura, the former capital of Myanmar where we enjoy a boat trip on the Taungthaman lake and watch the sunset behind the world’s longest teak bridge – U Bein Bridge. We will also see silk weavers at work in their shop.

Day 3: Yandabo | Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

Set sail at 8.30am for Yandabo village which is famous for its production of terracotta pottery using riverbank clay. The afternoon is spent in the village watching the tradesmen at work. Sail to Shwe Than Tint to spend the night.

Day 4: Pakokku - Tan-Chi-Taung | Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

Sail to Pakokku where we explore the colourful local market and town using the popular tuk tuk as our transport. In the afternoon we will moor at the foot of the Tan-Chi-Taung mountains and ascend by WWII jeep to visit a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments at this World Heritage Site. Overnight in Tan-Chi-Taung.

Day 5: Min-Nan-Thu - Salay | Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

Between Tan-Chi-Taung and Salay we take a pause to make a rewarding visit to one of eight clinics in the Pagan area which is supported by the Pandaw Charity. Our next scheduled stop is at Salay, once a bustling trading port but is now a sleepy village filled with colonial architectural treasures and timeless teak monasteries and home to the best-known teak carved monastery in Burma.

Day 6: Salay - Pagan | Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

We enjoy a day of sailing and sights along the way to Pagan where we tie up late afternoon for overnight stay.

Day 7: Pagan | Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

Enjoy a full day exploring Pagan and visit lacquer workshops.

Day 8: Pagan Embarkation | Meal: B |

Disembarkation in Pagan at the Ayar Jetty and transfer to airport or hotel.
Please Note: There is no late check out possible.

Day 1: Pagan | Meal: D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

Transfer from airport to ship for lunch followed by exploration of a selection of the 3000 plus Pagan monuments by bicycle or coach.

Embarkation Details
Embarkation – Ayar Jetty at 11.30 am
Transfer – Transfer from Pagan/ Mandalay airport to ship on the day of embarkation will be provided. Please note that it takes approximately 3.5 hours by drive for transfer from Mandalay airport to ship (Pagan) for embarkation.

Please Note: We are not able to accept early arrivals before 11.00am.

Day 2: Pagan | Meal: B-L-D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

Further exploration of Pagan and visit a lacquer workshop. Overnight Pagan.

Day 3: Salay - Tan-Chi-Taung - Min-Nan-Thu | Meal: B-L-D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

Early morning sail to Salay. Once a bustling trading port, now a sleepy village filled with colonial architectural treasures and timeless teak monasteries and home to the best-known teak carved monastery in Burma. We continue sailing to arrive mid-afternoon at the foot of the Tan-Chi-Taung mountains, ascending by mini van to enjoy the view. Late afternoon we make a rewarding visit to Min-Nan-Thu, one of eight clinics in the Pagan area which is supported by the Pandaw Charity.

Day 4: Pakokku| Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

We visit the local market and town centre by favoured mode of transport – the tuk tuk. We moor overnight near the Chindwin confluence at Aung Pan Chaung.

Day 5: Yandabo | Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

Explore Yandabo village, famous for its production of terracotta pottery from the river bank clay. Afternoon sailing to moor near Ava at Pau Taw Pauk Myaing.

Day 6: Sagaing - Amarapura | Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

Sail to Sagaing. The true delight of Sagaing lies in its 1000 hermitages and sanctuaries, rich in woodcarving and religious art. In the afternoon, we drive to Amarapura, the former capital of Myanmar where we enjoy a boat trip on the Taungthaman lake and watch the sunset behind the world’s longest teak bridge – U Bein Bridge. We will also see silk weavers at work in their shop.

Day 7: Mingun - Mandalay | Meal: B - L - D | Overnight: Pandaw Cruise

Morning sail to Mingun to explore on-foot the world’s largest working bell and unfinished pagoda. Mandalay is not only the country’s second largest city, it is the religious and economical capital upper Burma’s and the centre of Burmese culture: In the afternoon we will visit the Mahamuni Pagoda and the teak Golden Palace Monastery. Later on learn how they hammer gold leaf and walk along the marble and stone carver’s street.

Day 8: Disembarkation Mandalay | Meal: B |

By 90:00 Am disembarkation in Mandalay and transfer to either hotel or airport. Please Note: There is no late check out possible.

Sister to the Kindat and identical in design the Kalaw was launched with her in 2014 Kalaw is named after the PS Kalaw launched in 1917 and sunk in 1942 in the War. Paul Strachan witnessed the salvaging of the Kalaw in 1998 and managed to acquire her name plate and bell, the former of which has been reused on her namesake. Again this ultra light ship combines one of the shallowest drafts on the river with one of the highest passenger space ratios afloat. The ship has quality mountain bikes for your independent exploration.

  • Built in 2014 in Yangoon
  • Length: 187ft / 57m
  • Beam: 29ft / 8.8m
  • Draft: 3ft / 90cm
  • Berths: 36 guests

ACCOMMODATION

  • 8 upper deck, 10 main deck
  • 170 square feet, finished in teak and brass
  • Panoramic French window
  • Kimonos and slippers
  • Spa-branded amenities
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Electric mini safe
  • AC with individual control
  • Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows
  • Premium mattresses
  • Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift
  • Mirror | Hair dryer
  • Multi-configuration plugs
  • Generous closet space and under-bed storage
  • Daily nightly turndown service
  • 24h laundry service
  • Complimentary evening canapés

WINING & DINING

  • Bistro style dining room with outside seating and air-conditioning inside
  • Local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team
  • Semi-buffet breakfast, semi-buffet lunch, and seated theme dinners
  • Daily lean & light menu options
  • Complimentary coffee, water, tea, local soft drinks, local beer, local spirits
  • Extensive wine list with premium wines
  • Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes, and ship tour
  • Welcome drink on arrival | Welcome cocktail | Farewell reception | Theme dinners
  • 24 hrs hospitality bar
  • Onboard bakery with daily freshly baked breads and rolls

SAFETY & SECURITY

  • All onboard crew is trained and certified as per international marine standards
  • Fire alarm system in all cabins, public areas and back areas
  • Fire fighting system in all ship areas
  • Expert marine superintendant
  • 24 hrs watch on duty
  • Airport or hotel transfers to/from ship.
  • Entrance fees, guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Locally made soft drinks, local beer and local spirits, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water.
  • International flights
  • Port dues (if levied)
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • Imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar
  • Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.

``Now back in the midst of a Sydney winter, I'm reminiscing fondly about my cruising days, and planning my next Pandaw itinerary. This time though, I won't get away without my husband, now that he's seen the photos and heard the stories!``

Lex Lees | Australia | Oct 2016

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