Get Heart of Burma by Pandaw
UPSTREAM (3 Days/ 2 Nights)
Day 01 Bagan – RV Pandaw – Pakokku
Transfer to RV PANDAW III for embarkation and check-in. The river
journey on this nostalgic ship starts at around noon. Set sail for PAKOKKU,
observing a rich and varied river life and magnificent scenery. Late
afternoon, dock in PAKOKKU, a port city set south of the Chindwin
confluence. Visit the important market, local pagodas and weaving shops by
trishaw. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.
Day 02 Pakokku – Yandabo
The cruise continues past the Chindwin to YANDABO, is a rarely visited
small village with no road access to the world so it is entirely dependant
on the river. It is famous for the production of pottery made from river
bank mud. We will have a chance to see the pottery making process at various
stages. We are invited into people’s homes and visit the local monastery.
Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.
Day 03 Sameikkon – Mandalay, Amarapura & Sagaing
Leave the RV Pandaw III after arrival in Mandalay in the morning and
continue sightseeing in Mandalay or transfer to next destination.
Tour codes : MH–3-PD1
DOWNSTREAM (3 Days/ 2 Nights)
Day 01 Mandalay – Irrawaddy Cruise
Transfer to the jetty in Mandalay and board the RV Pandaw III. The boat
departs at noon on an unforgettable three day cruise on the Irrawaddy River
up to Mandalay. The RV Pandaw III is a newly built vessel in the original
style of the Pandaw I, a river steamer built in 1947 in Scotland for the old
Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. Retaining many original features, the RV Pandaw
III has been furnished in classic colonial style with teak steamer chairs
and rattan lounges. Open decks are conceived as an extension of the cabin
space. The large, comfortable teak furnished double-bedded cabins now have
the luxury of air-conditioning and a shower room. As it sails downstream the
steamer offers passengers a fascinating view of life on the river. Overnight
Day 02 Irrawaddy Cruise (B, L, D)
After breakfast continue on the cruise southwards stopping to visit the
rural village of Sameikkon with its old houses and monasteries. Sit back,
relax and watch the scenery unfold. In late afternoon make a shore visit to
the bustling town of Pakokku with its weaving workshops and markets.
Overnight on board.
Day 03 Irrawaddy Cruise – Bagan (B)
Leave the RV Pandaw III after arrival in Bagan in the morning and
continue sightseeing in Bagan or transfer to next destination.
Tour codes : MD–3-PD2