Luxury river cruise company, Pandaw has announced the details of its new 2017/18 program, with early booking discounts of up to 20% and no single supplements on a range of departures for cruises booked before 31st May 2016 on departures leaving between July 2017 and March 2018.
Pandaw’s fleet of 16 stunning colonial-style river ships offer exceptional all-inclusive value with a choice of unique itineraries in Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Borneo and China, with all meals, shore excursions, crew gratuities and drinks included in the price*.
In addition, Pandaw is now offering a pre-bookable wine package in all Pandaw destinations giving travellers unlimited house wine with lunch and dinner to the already included local soft drinks, beer and spirits.
Excursions ashore are a key part of any Pandaw river expedition, with everything from walks through the countryside and villages to further explorations by speedboat going deeper into jungle or up river depending on the cruise. Wherever possible, cars and coaches are not used. Expert guides accompany guests on these explorations ashore, but guests are also welcome to make individual excursions. To help guests to get around on shore Pandaw offers quality Giant/Trek brand mountain bikes on all ships, and at each river stop the Pandaw crew will advise travellers on the best routes to follow for independent exploration or accompany travellers on their cycle adventures.
Pandaw’s recommendations for 2017 include
The Laos Mekong
A 10-night full board cruise between Vientiane to Chiang Khong, onboard the RV Laos Pandaw.
A fascinating expedition connecting Laos’ old French capital of Vientiane with the Chiangrai area of North Thailand with a two-night stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang to explore at its famous wood-carved monasteries. Along the way the cruise passes through dramatic mountainous scenery enabling passengers to marvel at stunning gorges and visit remote jungle tribal villages to see local life first hand.
Book now for departures up to March 2018.
Prices from USD 3150.- per person sharing a main deck cabin.
Coastal Burma – the Andaman Explorer
A 10-night full board coastal cruise between Rangoon in Burma and Ranong in Thailand, onboard the Andaman Explorer, a classic 1960s motor yacht.
The opportunity to explore this little-known coastal region of Southern Burma with visits to the colonial port cities of Rangoon and Moulmein and the opportunity to discover the Mergui Archipelago which is made up of over 800 islands and almost totally unvisited by foreigners since colonial times. Passengers will have the chance to meet some of the local people and learn about their unique cultures, including the Karen culture in the Karen State and the Mokkein, also known as Sea Gypsies.
Book now for departures up to March 2017.
Prices from USD3995.- per person sharing a double cabin plus port tax of USD 350.- p.p.
Into the True Heart of Borneo
A 7-night full board cruise through Indonesian Borneo’s Kapuas River System, in the Western Kalimantan region, onboard the Kathaw Pandaw.
The cruise provides the opportunity to explore the largest river system in Borneo, fringed with rainforest and surrounded by mountain ranges, on a journey of over 500 km. There are visits to parts of Borneo’s rainforest, one of the oldest in the world at over 140 million years’ old, and a chance to observe Borneo’s fascinating wildlife, including the Bornean orang-utan, the Borneo elephant, eastern Sumatran rhinoceros and might even spot a Bornean clouded leopard.
Book now for departures up to May 2018.
Prices from USD 2115.-per person sharing a main deck cabin.