RV Pandaw II

Launched: 2002   |   Length: 60 M   |   Crew Members: 60m (197ft)   |   Staterooms: 24

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Main Deck

No of Cabins: 08   |   Area: 16 M2   |   Bed: Double/Twins   |   Location:

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

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

Upper Deck

No of Cabins: 16   |   Area: 16 M2   |   Bed: Double/Twins   |   Location:

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

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

RV PANDAW II DECK PLAN

RV pandaw II 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 PANDAW II RESTAURANT

Category: Deluxe

Capacities: 48

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. Passengers who do not like hot or spicy foods are offered European alternatives and vegetarians are well catered for.

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OBSERVATION SALOON

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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.

WHY RV PANDAW II

RV Pandaw II was the first self-built of Pandaw River Cruises back in 2001. However, it is still a beautiful Pandaw ship offering travellers a great chance to explore the amazing destinations of Burma along the Irrawaddy River. The ship still remains the stately queen of the Pandaw fleets. RV Pandaw II is truly a perfect choice for the cruise on the Irrawaddy River to explore the fascinating charms of Myanmar.

RV PANDAW II'S DIFFERENCE

RV Pandaw II looks like a big model ship but it in fact is a luxurious colonial-era vessel. And a specialty is that the atmosphere on board is very friendly, like a party on a private yacht instead of a tourist ship.

RV Pandaw II staterooms include fruit and flowers upon arrival, kimonos and slippers in suites, spa branded amenities, and bottled mineral water. Personal DVD players and movies are also available from the ship’s library, free Wi-Fi Internet and all suites surely have air-conditioners. With only 24 cabins, RV Pandaw II can directly and personally meet travellers’ needs.

Shore excursions of RV Pandaw II have a range of exciting adventures, with interesting activities in local landmarks, quiet river villages, and the exotic landscape. Exploring local markets and self-preparing fresh dinner ingredients or visiting a well-known temple with the direction knowledgeable local guides and cruise staff will definitely be the highlights of the amazing Myanmar river cruise.

The RV Pandaw II ship also has a personal and friendly staff and an intimate atmosphere to bring passengers a comfortable and carefree river cruise experience. Almost everything, even the drinks and the crew tips, is included in the cruise fares and there are no extras for excursions of RV Pandaw II. Thus, travellers can enjoy a carefree adventure on most majestic rivers of Burma.

PAGAN AND THE UPPER IRRAWADDY: MANDALAY - KATHA - BAGAN

Destinations: MANDALAY - KYAUK MYOUNG - KHANYAT - KATHA - TAGAUNG - MINGUN - AVA - MANDALAY - BAGAN

Departure date of itinerary:

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Day 01 MANDALAY (L/D)

The first stop you will make is the Mahamuni Pagoda. The Mahamuni Pagoda or Mahamuni Buddha temple is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Burma. The temple houses the Mahamuni Buddha image, the most highly revered Buddha image in the country.

Continue to a gold leaf and tapestry work shop and walk along the marble & stone carver’s street. Take time to visit a silk and cotton weaving work shop to learn more about traditional crafts of the locals.

Afterwards, you will take a bus transfer to “U Bein” bridge-a beautiful 1.2 kilometre structure built from teak planks and said to be the longest of its type in the world. To finish your day of experience, you take a small boat to travel over the Taungthaman Lake and enjoy the sunset.

PLEASE NOTE: The itinerary for this expedition is indicative only. As we travel to remote areas, changes to the itinerary will inevitably occur. A flexible approach is required if you book this cruise.

Day 02 KYAUK - MYOUNG (B/L/D)

In the morning, set sail to visit the spectacular potteries near Kyauk-myoung which you will reach in the afternoon.  Kyauk Myaung is a small town which is famous for its glazed pottery including large Martaban Jars. These jars are used as containers to hold water, cooking oil and rice and are seen throughout Myanmar. Visiting the town, you have chance to observe the making process of potteries.

Then, you continue travel through the third defile of the Irrawaddy. This area is covered with dense teak forest.

Day 03 KHANYAT (B/L/D)

Today, you will make a stop to explore the small village of Khan-nyat for studying history and culture of the region through many Buddhist monasteries. You also visit the former head teacher’s house to chat and see his museum collections.

Afterwards, you transfer to Tigyang and climb the Pagoda Hill to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Irrawaddy River.

Day 04 KATHA (B/L/D)

Today, you will have plenty of time to explore the enchanting colonial town of Katha. Situated on the west bank of the Irrawaddy in northern Sagaing Division, it remains a charming and remote riverside town.

Further afield, the local villages and picturesque countryside make Katha a perfect place to explore. Continue to visit an elephant logging camp at Katha in the lush jungle.

Day 05 SAIL UPSTREAM KYUNT DAW ISLAND (B/L/D)

Today, you will take a local boat to transfer to Kyun Daw village. You will get the opportunity to interact with friendly locals and visit pagodas to learn more about the culture and history of the region.

Day 06 2ND DEFILE OF IRRAWADDY (B/L/D)

In the morning, your cruise will pass by the second Defile. At this place the river banks become a steep cliff. The scenery is amazing and offers beautiful scenery. Continue to sail downstream.

Day 07 TAGAUNG (B/L/D)

Today, you will take a walking tour to discover the ancient city of Tagaung. Tagaung is a town in Mandalay Region and situated on the east bank of the Ayeyarwady River, 127 miles north of Mandalay.  The ruins of Tagoung still exist and there is no reason for doubting that it was the earliest seat of the Burman monarchy. Take your time for sightseeing at Tagaung.

Day 08 MINGUN (B/L/D)

In the morning, continue your journey to Mingun- a little town along the Ayeyarwady River. Here you will visit Mingun Bell. The bell is housed nearby the Paya in a Zayat, an intricate Burmese style pavilion with a multi tiered roof. The bell measuring almost 4 meters high is the largest working bell in the world.

Continue onto Mingun Pagoda. The Mingun Pagoda is a massive unfinished pagoda built at the end of the 18th century, and was the largest pagoda in the country

You will also visit the Mingun Old People’s Home originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s.

Take a drive to the hilltop of Sagaing hills to enjoy stunning views of the region and the Irrawaddy River.

Day 09 AVA (B/L/D)

This morning, you will visit Ava- a city in the Mandalay Division of Myanmar, situated just to the south of Amarapura on the Ayeyarwady River. Make a visit to Bagaya Kyaung which was constructed on the model of the old monastery. The monastery decorated with splendid Myanma architectural works is in the ancient city of Innwa. Continue to explore the ancient capital of Amarapura.

Continue onto Amarapura- situated 11 kilometres south of Mandalay. You can find ruins of the city gate, the palace, and tombs of old kings. There are also numerous stupas to be seen in the area.

Day 10 PAGAN (B/L/D)

Spend all day taking a coach to explore the World Heritage Site- Bagan (Pagan) which is located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, in the Mandalay Region of Burma. The thousands of temples that are spread across the plains of Bagan combine to form one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia and provide views quite unlike anywhere else on earth.

Day 11 PAGAN (B)

After breakfast, say goodbye to the crew and disembark from the ship.

What's Included

  • 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
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YANGON - BAGAN 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Yangon - Bagan

2
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MANDALAY 2 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Mandalay

2
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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
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BAGAN - YANGON 3 DAYS

Tour Type: Private Tour

Visit: Bagan - Yangon

14 NIGHT THE IRRAWADDY: YANGON – MANDALAY

Destinations: Yangon - Maubin And Nyaung Don - Danabyu And Zalon - Myanaung - Prome - Thayetmyo - Minhla And Magwe - Sale - Pagan - Yandabo - Mandalay - Sagaing - Amarapura - Mingun - Kyauk Myoung - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary:

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Highlights of Itinerary:

  • Visit Maubin bustling market and city surrounding area to get an insight of the local lives
  • Take a walk to visit Golden Buddha image
  • Make a visit to Minhla and Gwechaung Forts
  • Ride trishaws to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda
  • Enjoy breathtaking views over Pagan at sunrise by climbing Tan-chi-taung mountain.
  • Visit lacquer workshops and the local market to study traditional crafts and lifestyles of the locals.
  • Visit beautiful pottery village Yandabo
  • Explore Mingun to visit the famous uncompleted pagoda and the largest working beell in the world.

 

Day 01 RANGOON (YANGON) (L/D)

We will get on the ship at Kyan Mar Yay Jetty (10:30am - 11:00am) and sail up the Yangon river and arrive at the Twante Canal. We stop at Twante Town and get off the ship to visit city center.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw II
Day 02 MAUBIN AND NYAUNG DON (B/L/D)

In the morning, you will take a walking tour to visit Maubin bustling market and city surrounding area to get an insight of the local lives.

In the afternoon, continue the exploration around Nyaung Don city to witness daily activities of the locals. Moor overnight at Zakagyi.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw II
Day 03 DANABYU AND ZALON (B/L/D)

Our journey of Delta creeks continues with a stop at Donabyu - a lesser - known town with bustling ports and colorful local markets.

In the afternoon, you will take a walk to visit Golden Buddha image in Zalon city before heading back to the ship. Moor overnight at Henzada.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw II
Day 04 MYANAUNG (B/L/D)

While sailing, you will make a stop at the sleepy town of Manaung where to visit the local markets and old colonial houses. Then, entering the Irrawaddy River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw II
Day 05 PROME (PYAY) (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we will sail back and forth A Kaut Taung area where you can see plenty of Buddha carved onto the mountainside - a great chance to take as many photos as you want. In the afternoon, arrive in Prome.You will visit the 5th - 8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya by coach. This is the ancient capital of Pyu civilization which is regcognized as the World Heritage by UNESCO in 2014

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw II
Day 06 THAYETMYO (B/L/D)

Today, we will explore the colonial town of Thayetmyo which was served as the border between Royal and British Burma in the 2nd Anglo Burmese War in 1855. We take a tour around the town with a visit to the old market and Myanmar's oldest golf court. Enjoy a horse cart ride through the beautiful colonial buildings and the botanical garden.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw II
Day 07 MINHLA AND MAGWE (B/L/D)

This morning, make a visit to Minhla and Gwechaung Forts - built by Italian architects to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar. These forts were captured by the British in the 3rd Anglo Myanmar War, with the fight for the Minhla definitly being the only serious action during that war. Then, ride trishaws to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda which is constructed with solid Gold bricks in Magwe. The temple includes many interesting shrines within its precincts and overlooks the river, offering spectacular views of the Irrawaddy. Take your time to absorb in peaceful atmosphere.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw II
Day 08 SALE (B/L/D)

We will visit Yout-saun-kyaung monastery in Sale where to preserve intricate wood carvings.

Before returning to the ship and continuing to sail upstream, explore an area of stunning colonial buildings.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw II
Day 09 PAGAN (B/L/D)

In the morning, take the chance to enjoy the breathtaking views over Pagan at Tan-chi-taung mountain. Then, join in a tour exploring the temple plain.

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

 

Day 10 PAGAN (B/L/D)

Our temple exploration continues today which will then followed by a visit to the lacquer workshops and the local market to study traditional crafts and local life. Back onboard at we sail up the river. Enjoy an afternoon walk in Oh Ne Kyaung village and observe the life here.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw II
Day 11 YANDABO (B/L/D)

Make a stop at Yandabo for a leisurely walk and a visit to the Pandaw sponsored school.

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

 

Day 12 MANDALAY - SAGAING - AMARAPURA (B/L/D)

Enjoy your tour around the central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung teak carved monastery. 

Continue onto Sagaing hill - an important religious site in Myanmar where is home to 1000 Buddhist constructions with variety of woodcarving and religious arts. 

Next, we pay a visit to Amarapura. You will have a chance to take a boat ride on Taungthaman lake and contemplate the serene and glamorous beauty of the famous U Bein bridge at sunset moment.

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

 

Day 13 MINGUN (B/L/D)

This morning, we arrive at Mingun to visit the famous uncompleted pagoda and the largest working bell in the world. Besides, we also visit the nursing home which was founded in the 1930's by the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company.

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

 

Day 14 KYAUK MYOUNG (B/L/D)

We will visit Kyauk Myaung this morning where to observe the making process of the 50 gallon pots by hand.

In the afternoon, continue to sail to Mandalay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Pandaw II
Day 15 MANDALAY (B)

Today, you will disembark from the ship at Sagaing Lay Kyun Man Aung Jetty, Mandalay around 8:00 - 9:00am.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/a

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

10 NIGHT THE GOLDEN LAND: YANGON - MANDALAY

Destinations: Prome - Thayet Myo - Magwe - Sale - Tant Chi Taung - Bagan - Yandabo - Amarapura - Mingun - Kyauk Myaung - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary:

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Day 01 PROME (PYAY) (L/D)

6:00am, our guide will meet you at the meeting point - Sule Shangri la Hotel for a coach transfer to Prome. It will take about 6 hours to arrive at the destination.

Upon arrival, you will visit the 5th - 8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya and its fascinating museum of ancient Buddhist artifacts by coach. This is the ancient capital of Pyu civilization which is regcognized as the World Heritage by UNESCO in 2014.

Day 02 THAYETMYO (B/L/D)

Today, we will explore the colonial town of Thayetmyo which was served as the border between Royal and British Burma in the 2nd Anglo Burmese War in 1855. We take a tour around the town with a visit to the old market and Myanmar's oldest golf court. Enjoy a horse cart ride through the beautiful colonial buildings and the botanical garden.

Day 03 MAGWE (B/L/D)

This morning, make a visit to Minhla and Gwechaung Forts - built by Italian architects to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar. These forts were captured by the British in the 3rd Anglo Myanmar War, with the fight for the Minhla definitly being the only serious action during that war.

Then, ride trishaw to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda which is constructed with solid Gold bricks in Magwe. The temple includes many interesting shrines within its precincts and overlooks the river, offering spectacular views of the Irrawaddy. Take your time to absorb in peaceful atmosphere.

Day 04 SALE (B/L/D)

We will visit Yout-saun-kyaung monastery in Sale where to preserve intricate wood carvings.

Before returning to the ship and continuing to sail upstream, explore an area of stunning colonial buildings.

Day 05 TAN-CHI-TAUNG (B/L/D)

In the morning, take the chance to enjoy the breathtaking views over Pagan at Tan-chi-taung mountain. Then, join in a tour exploring the temple plain.

Day 06 PAGAN (B/L/D)

Our temple exploration continues today which will then followed by a visit to the lacquer workshops and the local market to study traditional crafts and local life. Back onboard at we sail up the river. Enjoy an afternoon walk in Oh Ne Kyaung village and observe the life here.

Day 07 YANDABO (B/L/D)

Make a stop at Yandabo for a leisurely walk and a visit to the Pandaw sponsored school.

Day 08 MANDALAY - SAGAING - AMARAPURA (B/L/D)

Enjoy your tour around the central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung teak carved monastery. 

Continue onto Sagaing hill - an important religious site in Myanmar where is home to 1000 Buddhist constructions with variety of woodcarving and religious arts. 

Next, we pay a visit to Amarapura. You will have a chance to take a boat ride on Taungthaman lake and contemplate the serene and glamorous beauty of the famous U Bein bridge at sunset moment.

Day 09 MINGUN (B/L/D)

This morning, we arrive at Mingun to visit the famous uncompleted pagoda and the largest working bell in the world. Besides, we also visit the nursing home which was founded in the 1930's by the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company.

Day 10 KYAUK-MYOUNG (B/L/D)

We will visit Kyauk Myaung this morning where to observe the making process of the 50 gallon pots by hand.

In the afternoon, continue to sail to Mandalay.

Day 11 MANDALAY (B)

Today, you will disembark from the ship at Sagaing Lay Kyun Man Aung Jetty, Mandalay around 8:00 - 9:00am.

What's Included

  • Coach transfer Yangon - Prome (for upstream itinerary only, no bus transfer needed for downstream itinerary)
  • 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

10 NIGHT THE GOLDEN LAND: MANDALAY - YANGON

Destinations: Mandalay - Amarapura - Yandabo - Bagan - Magwe - Minhla - Prome - A Kyauktaung - Danupyu - Twante - Yangon

Departure date of itinerary:

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Day 01 MANDALAY - AMARAPURA (L/D)

In the morning, you will embark the ship at Sagaing Lay Kyun Man Aung Jetty in Mandalay between 10:30am - 11:45am. Lunch will be served on board.

Our excursion starts with Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe Im Bin teak carved monastery. 

Continue onto Amarapura - situated 11 kilometres south of Mandalay to explore Bagaya Kyaung, Menu Ok-kyaung monastery and the longest teak bridge in the world - U Bein Bridge.

Day 02 YANDABO (B)

This morning, we spend time exploring the ancient capital of Ava. Then, back to the ship as we continue cruising downstream to Yandabo - a peaceful pottery village. Upon arrival in the lat afternoon, you will have a chance to experience the making process and visit the Pandaw sponsored Pandaw school.

Day 03 PAGAN (B/L/D)

Today, you will have plenty of time to explore the World Heritage Site - Bagan where thousands of temples were built on a massive plain forming one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia. Plus, you also have chance to visit a lacquer workshop to experience the traditional handicraft.

Day 04 PAGAN (B/L/D)

Proceed to Tant Chi Taung mountain for a beautiful sunrise moment. Next, we pay a visit to some notable monasteries in Salay including Yout-Saun-Kyaung monastery and its spectacular woodworks. We also explore an area of beautiful colonial houses before heading back to the ship.

Day 05 MAGWE (B/L/D)

This morning, we discover the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda which is constructed with solid Gold bricks in Magwe. The temple includes many interesting shrines within its precincts and overlooks the river, offering spectacular views of the Irrawaddy. Take your time to absorb in peaceful atmosphere.

Day 06 MINHLA AND GWECHAUNG (B/L/D)

This morning, make a visit to Minhla and Gwechaung Forts - built by Italian architects to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar. These forts were captured by the British in the 3rd Anglo Myanmar War, with the fight for the Minhla definitly being the only serious action during that war.

Continue onto Thayetmyo which was served as the border between Royal and British Burma in the 2nd Anglo Burmese War in 1855. We take a tour around the town with a visit to the old market and Myanmar's oldest golf court. Enjoy a horse cart ride through the beautiful colonial buildings and the botanical garden.

Day 07 PROME (PYAY) (B/L/D)

Upon arrival in Prome, we will visit the 5th - 8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya and its fascinating museum of ancient Buddhist artifacts by coach. This is the ancient capital of Pyu civilization which is regcognized as the World Heritage by UNESCO in 2014.

Day 08 A KAUKTAUNG (B/L/D)

Contemplate the unsusal site of A KaukTaung where Buddha images were carved on the cliffs standing on the bank of Ayerwaddy River. 

Day 09 DANUPYU (B/L/D)

Our journey of Delta creeks continues with a stop at Donabyu - a lesser - known town with bustling ports and colorful local markets.

Day 10 TWANTE (B/L/D)

Today, we will sail through Yangon river and arrive at the Twante Canal. We stop at Twante Town for a visit in the afternoon. Arrive at Yangon port.

Day 11 RANGOON (YANGON) (B)

You will disembark at Kyan Mar Yay Jetty at 08.00 am.

What's Included

  • 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 PANDAW II 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 Pandaw II 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 Pandaw II 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 Pandaw II 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 Pandaw II 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 Pandaw II 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 Pandaw II 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.

Silverswimmer

CRUISED ON DECEMBER 2015 - PANDAW II

DECEMBER 2015

Positive:

  • The cabins are small but cozy, well-designed for good storage
  • The bathroom is great equipped with good shower
  • Services are good, for example, laundry service is cheap, efficient and flexible
  •  Food is excellent, a great mix of Asian and Western cuisine. All water, tea and coffee, soft drinks and local beer are free and available on board.
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Chrissie

Perth, Australia

CRUISED ON OCTOBER 2015 - PANDAW II

OCTOBER 2015

Positive:

  • The trip on the Pandaw 2 is amazing
  • Various passengers from around the world are very friendly and have a lot of experiences in travelling. This is a great way to interact and share travelling passion with others.
  • The crew are so friendly and nice, the most enthusiastic people everThe service is beyond expectation. All meals, drinks and cocktails are excellent
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Dinog

CRUISED ON MARCH 2014- PANDAW II

MARCH 2014

Positive:

  • The itinerary is wonderful with absolutely beautiful destinations including Yangon, Inle Lake, Kalaw
  • The cabins, dining room and lounge are air-conditioned, so it is much more comfortable in sunny season
  •  The food is great especially breakfasts
  • Most of the staff are very helpful and caring especially to older people

Negative:

  • In the dry season, it is impossible to watch the world go by from the sundeck because it is too hot
  • There are not many choices of main courses so main meals are a bit miss.
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Phillips39

CRUISED ON MARCH 2014- PANDAW II

MARCH 2014

Positive:

  •  The itinerary is wonderful with absolutely beautiful destinations including Yangon, Inle Lake, Kalaw
  •  The cabins, dining room and lounge are air-conditioned, so it is much more comfortable in sunny season
  •  The food is great especially breakfasts
  •  Most of the staff are very helpful and caring especially to older people

Negative:

  • In the dry season, it is impossible to watch the world go by from the sundeck because it is too hot
  • There are not many choices of main courses so main meals are a bit miss.
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Sylvia H

Yeovil

CRUISED ON JANUARY 2014 - PANDAW II

JANUARY 2014

Positive:

  •  The ship is small but beautiful with the total route of 600 miles- a truly fantastic journey
  •  The crew are very delightful and get a deep knowledge about their country, always helpful
  •  The cabins are elegantly decorated with teak
  • The food is outstanding which satisfies all tastes of tourists
  • The guide is informative and friendly, a great fellow to all sites of the trip. He also provides various talks covering all aspects of the country from culture, traditions to politics
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Cicada

CRUISED ON MARCH 2012 - PANDAW II

MARCH 2012

Positive:

  •  The staff are caring and helpful, they always take care of tourists during the cruise: serve a drink, clean shoes, take luggage to the cab
  •  The ship is wonderful, furnished with teak and brass but perfectly modern
  •  The service is very personalized with informal and friendly styl
  • The guide is very kind and has a deep knowledge of Burmese culture and history
  • The food is excellent with a wide selection of dishes
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bwedster

Fantastic cruise, crew, ship

January 2018

 I have taken many cruises on larger ships but this was our first river cruise and it was fantastic. The ship was very well done and the crew really tried and could not have been nicer or more helpful. The food was some of the best I've had. We almost cancelled because of the issues you read about in the paper and extremely glad we didn't. We also flew to inle lake for 4 nights ( which is another incredible stop) and felt very safe the entire trip.

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carolroy1

This is a wonderful company to cruise with!

December 2016

This is a relaxing, easy, cruise. The ship holds a maximum of 48 people, but we had only 31, so lots of room. All the excursions were well organised and interesting. I highly rate this cruise and this cruise line.

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Ann Daly

One of the best trips I've done

December 2018

 Pandaw II is beautifully fitted out in wood and brass, the cabins are airconditioned and nothing is too much for the crew, if they could pick you up and carry you they would. The food was excellent with a good range and choice. I can't say it was particularly relaxing as we usually had two excursions per day so there wasn't as much sitting and reading as I had intended. 

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