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Pandaw Cruise - Pagan & The Upper Irrawaddy 11 days

Pandaw Cruise - Pagan & The Upper Irrawaddy 11 days

11 days
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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.

Myanmar - Mandalay - Kyaukmyaung - Katha
2018Upstream        2515  
Downstream         5  
2019Upstream        24143, 23 
Downstream132, 2214     144, 241323
2020Upstream2, 22112, 22     24143, 23 
Downstream121, 2112     144, 241323
2021Upstream2, 22113         
Downstream121, 2113         

Tour 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: Mandalay
Day 2: Kyauk-Myoung
Day 3: Khanyat
Day 4: Katha
Day 5: Sail Upstream Kyunt Daw Island
Day 6: 2nd Defile of Irrawaddy
Day 7: Tagaung
Day 8: Mingun
Day 9: Ava
Day 10: Pagan
Day 11: Pagan

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Cabin 1
Main Deck
Main Deck
15.6 m2
Twin Bed
  • All board - meals included
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Upper Deck
Upper Deck
15.6 m2
Twin Bed
  • All board - meals included
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Booking Policy

Price Includes

  • 10 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinner
  • Airplane, Cruise
  • Pandaw Cruise (10 nights)
  • 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. Quality mountain
  • Bikes available for independent exploration on Zawgyi and Kindat Pandaws.

Price Excludes

  • 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 and tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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 Policy

  • 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)

Customer Reviews

Excellent 1 reviews
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 10
  • Food/Drink 9
  • Cabin quality 10
  • Staff quality 10
  • Enter/act 9
Excellent - Mr.Francois Montini

Cruise was a full success

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