RV Orient Pandaw

Launched: 2008   |   Length: 55m (180ft)   |   Crew Members: 28   |   Staterooms: 28

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Main Deck

No of Cabins: 10   |   Area: 16 M2   |   Bed: Double/ Twin   |   Location: Main Deck

The RV Orient Pandaw cabins are the most celebrated feature of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. Finished in brass and teak, the main deck cabins are spacious.

Features +
  • Air-conditioner
  • Mini-safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Kimono and slippers

Upper Deck

No of Cabins: 18   |   Area: 16 M2   |   Bed: Double/ Twin   |   Location: Upper Deck

The Orient Pandaw staterooms are carefully designed with teak and brass by the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company which are all spacious with basic amenities but adequate.

Features +
  • Air-conditioner
  • Mini-safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Kimono and slippers

RV ORIENT PANDAW DECK PLAN

RV Orient Pandaw deck plan

Joining a cruise on Pandaw, you will not only have private space in your comfortable cabin, your journey is also filled with a lot of outdoor experience. There are many vantage points on board allows you to get a panoramic views of the river and observe the world go by such as the promenade decks, observation deck or sitting places outside. The special thing of this ship is that you could open window (except port holes on the lower deck) to enjoy spectacular views while the ship sail forward.

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RV ORIENT PANDAW RESTAURANT

  • Category: Deluxe
  • Capacities: 60

The restaurant offers a great choice of local cuisine and exotic foods. They source supplies as locally as possible, given environmental health regulations. Breakfast and lunch are buffets, and dinner is served at the tables and comes with an extensive wine list. Passengers who do not like hot or spicy foods are offered European alternatives and vegetarians are well catered for.

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ACTIVITIES ON BOARD

Sailing on the ship, you have great chance to take part in various activities- an indispensable part of any Pandaw river expedition including cooking, exploring local markets, talks on local culture and history, cultural performances, film presentations. In addition, with any expedition, there are a number of social events for passengers such as a welcome dinner, cocktail parties on deck or a farewell dinner.

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COOKING CLASS

Among a wide range of activities on board, cooking class is a special one- a perfect choice for passengers who are keen on local foods. With the help of our experienced chef, you will have great time to learn more and try different local dishes.

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ENTERTAINMENT

In any Pandaw expeditions, passengers have great opportunity to enjoy sociable moments with different on board activities including dancing and night movies. These are interesting activities which is not only the way to relax but also a way to share your interest and your culture with others.

RV ORIENT PANDAW IS AN IDEAL OPTION

RV Orient Pandaw is one of small and intimate size Pandaw ships and is the first one built in Vietnam in 2008. The RV Orient Pandaw has served in four South-east Asian countries including Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysian Borneo and now Burma. Her design was based on the Tonle Pandaw, a colonial style river cruise ship, which was copied in every detail by the Vietnamese with 30 larger cabins. The RV Orient Pandaw has a traditional appearance of old world charm but modern engineering and convenient luxury accommodation to please all travellers.

Like other Pandaw ships which are specifically built for river cruise, the RV Orient Pandaw ship has an Observation Deck and a Promenade Deck designed to offer panoramic view of wonderful landscapes beside the majestic Irrawaddy River. The ship was constructed as a small one to cruise remote and hard –to-reach areas in order to bring travellers the most authentic and unique discoveries in their Myanmar river cruise

RV ORIENT PANDAW WITH BEST SERVICES & ITINERARY

The RV Orient Pandaw features spacious lecture rooms, library, spa facilities, boutique shops, entertainment area, modern gym, and traditional saloon. Thus, guests can truly relax when enjoying these inclusive and luxurious services. All these comforts are served by thoughtful and hospitable staff with a reasonable ratio of 1 server on 1.5 passengers. The excellent cuisine in both local and Western style and the fabulous beverages will ensure that guests are convenient stay and well fed as well as perpetually fascinated on the vessel.

Furthermore, the Pandaw River Cruises also designed interesting itineraries to most famous sites in the destinations of the river journey to set off the travellers’ adventure. Shore excursions from RV Orient Pandaw to local landmarks, monuments, villages, and temples will give tourists insight on the unique culture along the majestic Burma’s rivers.

04 NIGHT MANDALAY TO BAGAN CRUISE

Destinations:  Mandalay - Yandabo - Pakkoku - Ayardaw - Tant Chi Taung - Salay - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2019 06 01 29
2020 12 08 22
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FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
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OCT 06
NOV
DEC 01 29
JAN 12
FEB
MAR 08 22
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MAY
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JUL
AUG
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OCT
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Highlights of Itinerary:

  • Explore Bagan by visiting stunning temples
  • Take a tour around Salay 
  • Have a walking tour around Yandabo and see pot making process from pottery workshop
  • Discover Pakkoku and visit the local markets by Tuk Tuk
Day 01 MANDALAY (D)

You will get on the ship at Sagaing at 16:00

Dinner on board and overnight stay at Sagaing.

  • MEALS: Dinner
  • ACCOMMODATION: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 02 YANDABO (B/L/D)

Today, we will explore Yandabo, the village which specializes in making pottery. We will take a walking tour around village and see pot making process from pottery workshop

Besides, you can also visit the Pandaw supported Yandabo School

Overnight stay at Shwe Tan Tit village.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • ACCOMMODATION: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 03 PAKOKKU - AYARDAW (B/L/D)

We will discover Pakkoku and visit the local markets by Tuk Tuk.

The population of Pakokku is 100.000 and Pakokku is situated 30km from Bagan. In Pakokku, the local people produce and sell tobacco, cottons, peanut, thanaka and textiles.

Learn how cheroot cigars are made by visiting cheroot workshop.

The ship will anchor overnight at Tant Chi village.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • ACCOMMODATION: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 04 TANT CHI TAUNG - SALAY (B/L/D)

 

This morning, we will drive along the road of the Tant Chi Taung mountain to reach the hill top stupa and before back to the ship, you will have a chance to enjoy a traditional paper-mache elephant dance performed by villagers.

Next, the ship will sail to Salay  where used to be busy trading port but now become a peaceful village with colonial architecture and stunning teak monasteries.

We get off the ship and visit Yoke-Sone Kyaung, the famous monastery carved from teak. On the way back, we will stop by Salay House.

Overnight stay at Salay.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • ACCOMMODATION: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 05 SALAY - BAGAN (B/L)

This morning, we will sail upstream from Salay to Bagan.

Then, we will get off the ship after having lunch.

  • MEALS: Lunch, Dinner
  • ACCOMMODATION: RV Orient Pandaw

 

What's Included

  • Transfers to/from ship on DAY 1 and DAY 5 as described
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Use of quality mountain bikes for independent exploration.

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Port dues (if levied)
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • All beverages except local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cycle drivers.

Pre - extension

3
days
YANGON - BAGAN 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Yangon - Bagan

2
days
MANDALAY 2 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay

2
days
YANGON 2 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Yangon

Post - Extension

3
days
MANDALAY - YANGON 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay - Ava - Amarapura - Yangon

4
days
INLE LAKE - 4 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay - Inle Lake - Yangon

3
days
BAGAN - YANGON 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Bagan - Yangon

04 NIGHT BAGAN TO MANDALAY CRUISE

Destinations: Bagan - Salay - Ayardaw - Tant Chi Taung - Pakokku - Yandabo -Sagaing

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2019 29 13 10
2020 16 15
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP 29
OCT 13
NOV 10
DEC
JAN
FEB 16
MAR 15
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Highlights of Itinerary:

  • Explore Bagan by visiting stunning temples
  • Take a tour around Salay 
  • Have a walking tour around Yandabo and see pot making process from pottery workshop
  • Discover Pakkoku and visit the local markets by Tuk Tuk
Day 01 PAGAN (L/D)

You will get on the ship before having lunch.

In the afternoon, we will learn how lacquer handicrafts are made by visiting a lacquarware workshop.

Next, we will explore Payathonezu which is built in the late 13th century with unique architecture including three-connected temples and a narrow passage.

Then, we will watch the sunset moment from the top of Taung Guni temple.

Dinner on board and overnight stay in Bagan.

  • MEALS: Lunch, Dinner
  • ACCOMMODATION: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 02 SALAY - AYARDAW - TANT CHI TAUNG (B/L/D)

This morning, we keep sailing to Salay where used to be busy trading port but now become a peaceful village with colonial architecture and stunning teak monasteries.

We get off the ship and visit Yoke-Sone Kyaung, the famous monastery carved from teak. On the way back, we will stop by Salay House

The ship will sail upstream to Ayardaw charity clinic supported by Pandaw and then drive along the road of the Tant Chi Taung mountain to reach the hill top stupa and before back to the ship, you will have a chance to enjoy a traditional paper-mache elephant dance performed by villagers.

The ship will anchor near Nyaung U.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • ACCOMMODATION: RV Orient Pandaw

 

Day 03 PAKOKKU (B/L/D)

We will discover Pakkoku and visit the local markets by Tuk Tuk.

The population of Pakokku is 100.000 and Pakokku is situated 30km from Bagan. In Pakokku, the local people produce and sell tobacco, cottons, peanut, thanaka and textiles.

Learn how cheroot cigars are made by visiting cheroot workshop.

The ship will anchor overnight at Aung Pan Chaung.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • ACCOMMODATION: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 04 YANDABO (B/L/D)

Today, we will explore Yandabo, the village which specializes in making pottery. We will take a walking tour around village and see pot making process from pottery workshop

Besides, you can also visit the Pandaw supported Yandabo School

In the afternoon, we keep sailing and anchor overnight near Ava.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • ACCOMMODATION: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 05 SAGAING (B)

After breakfast, you will get off the ship at Sagaing.

  • MEALS: Breakfast
  • ACCOMMODATION: RV Orient Pandaw

 

What's Included

  • Transfers to/from ship on DAY 1 and DAY 5 as described
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Use of quality mountain bikes for independent exploration.

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Port dues (if levied)
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • All beverages except local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cycle drivers.

Pre - extension

3
days
YANGON - BAGAN 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Yangon - Bagan

2
days
MANDALAY 2 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay

2
days
YANGON 2 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Yangon

Post - Extension

3
days
MANDALAY - YANGON 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay - Ava - Amarapura - Yangon

4
days
INLE LAKE - 4 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay - Inle Lake - Yangon

3
days
BAGAN - YANGON 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Bagan - Yangon

07 NIGHT MANDALAY PAGAN PACKET - DOWNSTREAM

Destinations: Mandalay - Mingun - Sagaing - Amarapura - Yandabo - Pakokku - Ayardaw - Tant Chi Taung - Salay - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2019 07 05 02 16
2020 11 25 08 22 07 21 25 08 22 05 19 03 17
2021 09 23 06 20 06 20 03
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MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP 07
OCT 05
NOV 02 16
DEC
JAN 11 25
FEB 08 22
MAR 07 21
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MAY
JUN
JUL 25
AUG 08 22
SEP 05 19
OCT 03 17
NOV
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FEB 06 20
MAR 06 20
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Highlights of Itinerary:

  • Explore Mandalay's highlights and handicraft workshops in Amarapura.
  • Take a boat trip on Taungthaman lake watching sunset over U Bein Bridge.
  • Have a walking tour around Yandabo and see pot making process from pottery workshop
  • Discover Pakkoku's town center and visit the local market by Tuk Tuk
  • Exploring Bagan's temple and visit lacquerware workshop.
Day 01 MANDALAY (L/D)

Today, you will be transfered from the airport to the ship and we will explore Mandalay where is the second largest city of Myanmar and religious center of Burmese culture.

Mahamuni Buddha is our first stop where contains a precious Buddha image taken from Arakan Kingdom in 1784. Devotees stick gold leaf onto the surface of the statue to show their respect creating a thich layer of gold leaf. Thus, the Buddha image now look a lot different from the original appreance. Continue our walking tour to the street of marble carving.

Next, we discover Shwe Kyaung Monastery - the only surviving constructions from the Royal Palace.

Then, we move to visit Kuthodaw Pagoda which contains the biggest book in the world. 

After visiting the gold leaf beating workshop, we will stop by the moat which surrounds the Royal Palace for taking photos 

The ship will anchor overnight in Sagaing.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 02 MINGUN - SAGAING - AMARAPURA (B/L/D)

This morning, we reach Mingun and take a walking tour exploring the famous unfinished pagoda built in 1790 by Amarapura's King Bodawpaya and the world's second biggest ringing bell.

In the afternoon, proceed to the top of Sagaing Hill and contemplate the panoramic view over the area from Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda. Next, we will learn about the monastic life at a nunnery.

After that, we take a drive to Amarapura - an ancient capital of Burma to learn more about its major businesses of silk and cotton weaving.

When the day comes to an end, enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Taungthaman Lake watching the mesmerzing sunset moment over the brige of U Bein.

Anchor overnight at Sagaing.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 03 YANDABO (B/L/D)

Today, we will explore Yandabo - a village specializes in pottery making. Spend time strolling around the village and see the pot making process. You are welcome to try making you own item. Besides, you can also visit the Pandaw supported Yandabo School (not available in the school's day off).

The ship will moor overnight at Shwe Tan Tit Village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 04 PAKOKKU - AYARDAW (B/L/D)

In the morning, we will discover Pakkoku's town center and visit the local market by Tuk Tuk. Then, the ship will sail to the Ayardaw charity clinic sponsored by Pandaw. Afternoon, explore the village on foot.

Situated 30km from Bagan with the population of about 100,000 people, Pakokku main products are tobacco, cottons, peanut, thanaka and textiles. Stop by a cheroot rolling workshop to see how they made this Burmese exotic cigar.

The ship will anchor overnight at Tant Chi village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 05 TANT CHI TAUNG - SALAY (B/L/D)

Proceed to the top of Tant Chi Taung mountain to visit a stupa then, before return to the ship, enjoy an interesting elephant dance performed by the local people.

We keep sailing to Salay where used to be a busy trading port but now become a peaceful village with colonial architectures and stunning teak monasteries. Get off the ship for a visit to the beautiful teak monastery of Yoke - Sone Kyaung. On the way back, make a stop at Salay House.

Anchor overnight in Salay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 06 SALAY - BAGAN (B/L/D)

Morning approach to Bagan and prepare for a temples' exploration.

First, we cannot miss Ananda, one of the most beautiful temples in Bagan whih was built in AD 1105 by King Kyansit Thar. Let's unveil its aesthetic and historical value of this temple through the mural paintings, glazed plaques and Buddha images. 

Next, we will visit Myingabar Gubyaukgyi temple with its well - preserved mural paintings describing the daily life in Bagan.

Our final stop is Phwar Saw village which is located between New Bagan and Nyaung U airport. Its population is only over 500 and the villagers earn their living by growing bean and pea, breeding cattle and making small lacquerware handicraft. A short walking tour around the village will help us learn more about their life including fetching water, directing cattle back home and preparing dinner.

The ship will anchor overnight in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 07 PAGAN (B/L/D)

Today, we keep exploring Bagan's temples and visit a lacquerware workshop.

First, climb on Shwe San Daw stupa for a spectacular view over the temple plain. Next, we will visit She Zi Gon pagoda which is believed to hold hair and tooth relic of the Buddha. Khay Min Ga pagoda complex is our next stop where to learn about different architectural styles of Indian, Sri Lankan, Myanmar - Mon hybrid and Myanmar in Bagan's temples.

In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to a lacquerware workshop to experience the traditional making process of this unique handicraft. Our trip continue with Payathonezu temple complex which was built in the late 13th century with unique architecture including three-connected temples and a narrow passage. Next, we will visit the most mysterious and largest temple in Bagan - Dhamayangyi Temple before enjoy the magical sunset monent in Bagan from the top of Taung Guni temple. 

Return to the ship.

Anchor overnight in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 08 PAGAN (B)

Disembarkation in Pagan at 09.00 am after breakfast.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw

 

What's Included

  • Airport or hotel transfers to/from ship on DAY 1 and DAY 8
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes.

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Port dues (if levied)
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • All beverages except local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.

Pre - extension

3
days
YANGON - BAGAN 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Yangon - Bagan

2
days
MANDALAY 2 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay

2
days
YANGON 2 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Yangon

Post - Extension

3
days
MANDALAY - YANGON 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay - Ava - Amarapura - Yangon

4
days
INLE LAKE - 4 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay - Inle Lake - Yangon

3
days
BAGAN - YANGON 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Bagan - Yangon

07 NIGHT MANDALAY PAGAN PACKET - UPSTREAM

Destinations: Bagan - Salay - Ayardaw - Tant Chi Taung - Pakokku - Yandabo - Ava - Sagaing - Amarapura - Mingun - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2019 14 28 03 12 09 23 21
2020 04 18 14 01 15 29 12 26 10 24 21 19
2021 02 16 30 27 13 27 10
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP 14 28
OCT 03 12
NOV 09 23
DEC 21
JAN 04 18
FEB
MAR 14
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG 01 15 29
SEP 12 26
OCT 10 24
NOV 21
DEC 19
JAN 02 16 30
FEB 27
MAR 13 27
APR 10
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Highlights of Itinerary:

  • Explore Mandalay's highlights and handicraft workshops in Amarapura.
  • Take a boat trip on Taungthaman lake watching sunset over U Bein Bridge.
  • Have a walking tour around Yandabo and see pot making process from pottery workshop
  • Discover Pakkoku's town center and visit the local market by Tuk Tuk
  • Exploring Bagan's temple and visit lacquerware workshop.
Day 01 PAGAN (L/D)

You will be transfered to the ship for embarkation at Ayar Jetty in Bagan at 11:30am. Lunch will be served on board. Then, our exploration to Bagan's temples will begin. You can choose to travel by coach or by bike.

First, we cannot miss Ananda, one of the most beautiful temples in Bagan whih was built in AD 1105 by King Kyansit Thar. Let's unveil its aesthetic and historical value of this temple through the mural paintings, glazed plaques and Buddha images. 

Next, we will visit Myingabar Gubyaukgyi temple with its well - preserved mural paintings describing the daily life in Bagan.

Our final stop is Phwar Saw village which is located between New Bagan and Nyaung U airport. Its population is only over 500 and the villagers earn their living by growing bean and pea, breeding cattle and making small lacquerware handicraft. A short walking tour around the village will help us learn more about their life including fetching water, directing cattle back home and preparing dinner.

The ship will anchor overnight in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 02 PAGAN (B/L/D)

Today, we keep exploring Bagan's temples and visit a lacquerware workshop.

First, climb on Shwe San Daw stupa for a spectacular view over the temple plain. Next, we will visit She Zi Gon pagoda which is believed to hold hair and tooth relic of the Buddha. Khay Min Ga pagoda complex is our next stop where to learn about different architectural styles of Indian, Sri Lankan, Myanmar - Mon hybrid and Myanmar in Bagan's temples.

In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to a lacquerware workshop to experience the traditional making process of this unique handicraft. Our trip continue with Payathonezu temple complex which was built in the late 13th century with unique architecture including three-connected temples and a narrow passage. Next, we will visit the most mysterious and largest temple in Bagan - Dhamayangyi Temple before enjoy the magical sunset monent in Bagan from the top of Taung Guni temple. 

Return to the ship.

Anchor overnight in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 03 SALAY - AYARDAW - TANT CHI TAUNG (B/L/D)

Early this morning, we cruise to visit Salay where used to be a busy trading port but now become a peaceful village with colonial architectures and stunning teak monasteries. Get off the ship for a visit to the beautiful teak monastery of Yoke - Sone Kyaung. On the way back, make a stop at Salay House.

We get off the ship and visit Yoke-Sone Kyaung, the famous monastery carved from teak. On the way back, we will stop by Salay House

The ship will sail upstream to Ayardaw charity clinic supported by Pandaw. Then, we take a drive to the top of Tant Chi Taung mountain for a visit to a special stupa. Before returning to the ship,  you will have a chance to enjoy a traditional paper-mache elephant dance performed by villagers.

The ship will anchor near Nyaung U.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw

 

Day 04 PAKOKKU (B/L/D)

In the morning, we will discover Pakkoku's town center and visit the local market by Tuk Tuk. Then, the ship will sail to the Ayardaw charity clinic sponsored by Pandaw. Afternoon, explore the village on foot.

Situated 30km from Bagan with the population of about 100,000 people, Pakokku main products are tobacco, cottons, peanut, thanaka and textiles. Stop by a cheroot rolling workshop to see how they made this Burmese exotic cigar.

The ship will anchor overnight at Aung Pan Chaung near Chindwin confluence.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 05 YANDABO (B/L/D)

Today, we will explore Yandabo - a village specializes in pottery making. Spend time strolling around the village and see the pot making process. You are welcome to try making you own item. Besides, you can also visit the Pandaw supported Yandabo School (not available in the school's day off).

We spend this afternoon sailing and moor overnight at Pauk-taw Pauk-myaing village near Ava

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 06 AVA - SAGAING - AMARAPURA (B/L/D)

In the morning, we will visit Ava which used to be Burma's capital for nearly 400 years. You will be transfered to Ava jetty by coach and take a ferry boat to across the Myit Nge river and then visit  Menu Oak Kyaung monastery by horse carriage. We will end the morning tour by exploring stunning teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery built in 1834.

In the afternoon, proceed to the top of Sagaing Hill and contemplate the panoramic view over the area from Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda. Next, we will learn about the monastic life at a nunnery.

Then, arrive at Amarapura - an ancient capital of Burma to learn more about its major businesses of silk and cotton weaving.

When the day comes to an end, enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Taungthaman Lake watching the mesmerzing sunset moment over the brige of U Bein.

Anchor overnight at Sagaing.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw

 

Day 07 MINGUN - MANDALAY (B/L/D)

This morning, we reach Mingun and take a walking tour exploring the famous unfinished pagoda built in 1790 by Amarapura's King Bodawpaya and the world's second biggest ringing bell.

In the afternoon, we will explore Mandalay where is the second largest city of Myanmar and religious center of Burmese culture.

Mahamuni Buddha is our first stop where contains a precious Buddha image taken from Arakan Kingdom in 1784. Devotees stick gold leaf onto the surface of the statue to show their respect creating a thich layer of gold leaf. Thus, the Buddha image now look a lot different from the original appreance. Continue our walking tour to the street of marble carving.

Next, we discover Shwe Kyaung Monastery - the only surviving constructions from the Royal Palace.

Then, we move to visit Kuthodaw Pagoda which contains the biggest book in the world. 

After visiting the gold leaf beating workshop, we will stop by the moat which surrounds the Royal Palace for taking photos 

The ship will anchor overnight in Sagaing.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 08 MANDALAY (B)

By 9 am disembark the ship at Mandalay's Shwe Kyet Yet Jetty. You will be transferred to the airport/ hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/a

What's Included

  • Airport or hotel transfers to/from ship on DAY 1 and DAY 8
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes.

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Port dues (if levied)
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • All beverages except local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.

Pre - extension

3
days
YANGON - BAGAN 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Yangon - Bagan

2
days
MANDALAY 2 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay

2
days
YANGON 2 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Yangon

Post - Extension

3
days
MANDALAY - YANGON 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay - Ava - Amarapura - Yangon

4
days
INLE LAKE - 4 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay - Inle Lake - Yangon

3
days
BAGAN - YANGON 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Bagan - Yangon

RV ORIENT PANDAW POLICY

1. Alteration of Schedule and Cruise Itinerary

In spite of the fact that we will do our best to assure that the announced itinerary is followed at the strictest possible level, occasionally, we might have to alter or delay the schedules and itineraries in the last minute due to the uncertainty of local weather and river conditions.

2. Change Point of Embarkation and Disembarkation

If the cruise encounters difficulty in embarking and disembarking passengers at the scheduled points, RV Orient Pandaw will bear no extra cost of transporting to and from the embarking and disembarking place except for the case that the passengers or their agents have purchased a package tour including our land services. Any reason for altering the place of embarkation and disembarkation will not be considered a reason for terminating this contract. 

3. Fuel Surcharge

The fuel costs, which have been calculated basing on the average market price, are included in the announced ticket price. If the fuel price increases by more than 10%, the company will have the right to collect charge for fuel supplement equal to the amount by which the fuel price exceeds the price stated in the contract.

4. Deposit

If you book more than 65 days in advance of the departure date, you are required to make a 30% non-refundable deposit at the booking time. The remaining amount must be paid at least 65 prior to the departure.

If you book less than 65 days in advance of the departure date, you are required to make full payment of the fare within 48 hours.

*You may be required to make higher non-refundable deposits for certain special offers. Advice for these offers will be shown to you at the time of booking.

5. Cancellation by Us

Under the circumstance that a cruise cannot be operated for passengers with confirmed bookings or departures because the number of occupied cabins is less than 5, RV Orient Pandaw has the rights to call off the cruise. We will notify all passengers with confirmed booking about the cancellation 30 days in advance. A substitute cruise ship (with parallel itinerary and ship type) or an alternative departure date will be proposed depending on its availability.

RV Orient Pandaw will bear or compensate any extra or difference in cruise prices. If the passengers do not agree with the alternative ship or departure, we will make full refund of the deposit amounts upon the demand of the passengers. If RV Orient Pandaw makes cancellation of a cruise after a passenger has cancelled their bookings and paid cancellation charges (and deposit), we will make full refund upon the passenger’s request.

6. Cancellation by Customer

  • If you intend canceling your booking, you must notify us via email or fax. The applicable policy for cancellation charge will be as follows:
  • If you cancel 65 days or more prior to the departure, you will be charged 30% of the total price.
  • If you cancel 64 days or less prior to the departure, or don’t show up, you will be charged 100% of the total price.

 * When calculating the refund for your cancellation, we will deduct the wire fees and credit card commissions.

7. Children Price & Extra Bed

Children under the age of 4 may share cabin with their parent(s) without extra charge. However, RV Orient Pandaw cannot ensure the availability of cots. Children over the age of 4 up to 18 get:

  • 50% reduction from adult price for 1 adult and 1 child staying in 1 cabin
  • 50% reduction for the child for 2 adults and 1 child staying in 2 cabins (1 cabin has no single supplement)
  • 50% reduction for the children for 2 adults and 2 children staying in 2 cabins.

For larger family groups, the price would be calculated upon request.

8. Insurance

We highly recommend that travelers have their trip cancellation covered. In this case, travelers will be repaid the cost of air ticket and other non-refundable payments for the trip. We also advise the guests to purchase insurance for medical matters, luggage loss and delay of the trip in case of unfavorable situations. RV Orient Pandaw will not be liable for the loss of personal belongings.

9. Dietary Needs

If the guests have exceptional dietary needs, they should contact with us 30 days in advance of the departure. The cruise crew will exert all possible efforts to satisfy the exceptional dietary needs and demands depending on the availability of the goods.

10. Travelers’ Responsibilities

All the guests stepping on board should be responsible towards their co-travelers and the cruise crew. The guests are advised to analyze the conditions of the trip itinerary and have appropriate social conduct towards their co-travelers and crew members. They should thoroughly check all the safety requirements on board and during the trips.

celiakent

The Road to Mandalay

October 2017

The ship is beautiful and small enough (we had 26 passengers) to feel like a family outing. The teak-lined cabins are cleverly designed to provide maximum storage space and the sun deck is just delightful. But the principal reason for loving the trip was the crew, who couldn't have been kinder, more attentive and generally charming; we were treated like royalty. Food was excellent, too, with a delicious salad buffet at lunch time to accompany the main courses and varied dinner options.

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Bromley

Fascinating, Exceptional.....Superlatives

October 2018

We had a great time and would recommend Pandaw to anyone, in fact we plan to use them again in other countries.

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