RV Kalaw Pandaw

Cabins : 20   |   Launched : 2014   |   Length : 57m (187ft)   |   Crew Members : 18

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Main Deck Cabins

No of Cabins : 12   |   Area : 16m2 (172ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The Main Deck Cabins of RV Kalaw Pandaw are spacious and finished in brass and teak. A welcome flower arrangement and a welcome gift will guarantee your well-being starting from the very first minute of arrival. The rooms are fully equipped with essential high-class facilities like luggage storage, wardrobe, kimono, and slippers. Each cabin is air-conditioned and premium mattresses will ensure perfect relaxation.

Features +
  • Kimonos and slippers
  • Spa-branded amenities
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Electric mini safe
  • AC with individual control
  • Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows
  • Premium mattresses
  • Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift
  • Mirror
  • Multi-configuration plugs
  • Generous closet space and under-bed storage
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily nightly turndown service
  • 24h laundry service
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Upper Deck Cabins

No of Cabins : 8   |   Area : 16m2 (172ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The Upper Deck Premium Rooms of RV Kalaw Pandaw are finished in brass and teak, providing spacious, comfortable area with excellent view. A welcome flower arrangement and a welcome gift will guarantee your well-being starting from the very first minute of arrival. Each cabin is readied with high-class equipments like air-conditioner mini-safe, luggage storage, wardrobe, hair dryer, kimono, and premium mattresses, which will ensure perfect relaxation.

Features +
  • Kimonos and slippers
  • Spa-branded amenities
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Electric mini safe
  • AC with individual control
  • Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows
  • Premium mattresses
  • Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift
  • Mirror
  • Multi-configuration plugs
  • Generous closet space and under-bed storage
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily nightly turndown service
  • 24h laundry service

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Restaurant

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Mandalay to Bagan Cruise 10 Nights

Destinations: Mandalay - Kyauk Myaung - Khanyat - Katha - Kyunt Daw Island - Tagaung - Mingun - Ava - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary:

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2018 05 25 14 24
2019 13 02 22 14
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OCT 05 25
NOV 14
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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Discover Ava and the ancient capital of Amarapura, including the impressive 200-year-old royal teak monastery.
  • Visit Kyauk Myaung and see the famous traditional potteries production, including the famous handcrafted 50-gallon-water pots.
  • Explore the colonial town of Katha where the the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships’ remnants reside.
  • Explore 2nd Defile of Irrawaddy considered to be the most impressive cliff out of the three.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 10-night trip with full of exciting activities.

* NOTE: This cruise itinerary is suggestive only. There can be changes to the itinerary as we travel to remote places. If you choose this cruise, a flexible approach is much recommended.

Day 01 MANDALAY (L/D)

We get on the ship at Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung pier by 11:30 AM, then begin the excursion with a tour around Mandalay, including the Mahamuni Pagoda with the most honored Buddha images in Burma. We move on to a gold-leaf and tapestry workshop and then walk along the stone & marble carver’s street. We stop by a silk and cotton workshop. Later on, we go to the well-known U Bein Bridge, built in 1784, via bus. The bridge is 1.2-kilometer long and considered to be the longest teak bridge in the world.  We take a boat ride on Taungthaman Lake and watch the beautiful sunset.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 02 KYAUK MYAUNG (B/L/D)

In the morning, we spend the time sailing. In the afternoon, we arrive at Kyauk Myaung famous for its potteries production and the handcrafted 50-gallon-water pots. We will get to see the entire process and how the artisans work. After the tour, we back to the ship and go to the 3rd Defile of Irrawaddy.

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

We arrive at the village of Khanyat and visit many Buddhist monasteries, and the former head teacher’s house, including his museum collections. Next, we enjoy the spectacular sights of the entire region and the the Upper Irrawaddy on Pagoda Hill at Tigyang.

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

We visit the colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell’s Burmese Days. Not much has changed ever since. One of the interesting point is the fire station’s collection of the bells taken from the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships’ remnants in the Second War. Lying in Katha is the remains of the old flotilla and more than hundred ships sunk in 1942 in an “Act of Denial” before the Japanese’s march. Later on, we come to the elephant logging camp at Katha in hardwood jungle of the hills surrounding the town and further upstream.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 05 SAIL UPSTREAM KYUNT DAW ISLAND (B/L/D)

We get to the village of Kyun Daw via local boat and take a trip around numerous small pagodas.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 06 2ND DEFILE OF IRRAWADDY (B/L/D)

We pass the 2nd Defile, which is considered to be the most impressive gorge out of the three with high ridges covering the narrow channel. Afterwards, we cruise downstream.

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

We take on an exploration trip around Tagaung, an ancient city, including forts, a well-known nat (ancestral spirit) shrine and an archaeological area.

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

In the morning, we arrive at Mingun and see the Mingun Bell – the world’s biggest working bell to date and the massive, yet unfinised Mingun Pagoda. In addition, we get to the Mingun Old People’s Home built during the 1930s with the support from the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. Finally, we enjoy the astonishing views of the entire region and the Irrawaddy on a hilltop of Sagaing Hills.

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

In the morning, we travel to Ava and discover the area, including the ruins, and Bagaya Kyaung - a 200-year-old royal teak monastery decorated with woodcarvings. In the afternoon, we travel to Yandabo Village where we can see the traditional potteries craftsmanship using the riverbank clay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 10 PAGAN (B/L/D)

We spend the entire day exploring the World Heritage Site of Pagan, including the 3000 plus Pagan monuments via coach.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 11 PAGAN (B)

We have our final breakfast onboard, then disembark from the ship at Pagan Ayer pier at 8:30 AM.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

What's Not Included

Bagan to Mandalay Cruise 10 Nights

Destinations: Bagan - Yandabo - Amarapura - Kyauk Myaung - Khanyat - Katha - Tagaung - Mingun - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2018 25 15 04 24
2019 03 23 12 04 24
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SEP 25
OCT 15
NOV 04 24
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JAN 03 23
FEB 12
MAR 04 24
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JUL
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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Discover Ava and the ancient capital of Amarapura, including the impressive 200-year-old royal teak monastery.
  • Visit Kyauk Myaung and see the famous traditional potteries production, including the famous handcrafted 50-gallon-water pots.
  • Explore the colonial town of Katha where the the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships’ remnants reside.
  • Explore 2nd Defile of Irrawaddy considered to be the most impressive cliff out of the three.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 10-night trip with full of exciting activities.

* NOTE: This cruise itinerary is suggestive only. There can be changes to the itinerary as we travel to remote places. If you choose this cruise, a flexible approach is much recommended.

Day 01 PAGAN (L/D)

We get on the cruise ship at Ayer pier, Pagan by 11:30 AM, and have lunch on board. After lunch, we take on a trip of the 3000 plus Pagan monuments via coach. At 17:30, we start to set sail.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 02 YANDABO (B/L/D)

We cross the junction with the Chindwin River and reach Yandabo Village. Here, we can see and experience the traditional pottery craftsmanship using the river bank clay. Afterwards, we sail upstream towards Mandalay through the afternoon.

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

In the morning, we travel to Ava and discover the area, including the ruins, and the 200-year-old royal teak monastery decorated with woodcarvings. We move on to Amarapura the ancient capital and behold the fascinating paintings in a temple.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 04 KYAUK MYAUNG (B/L/D)

We take a tour around Kyauk Myaung, famous for its potteries production and the handcrafted 50-gallon-water pots. We will get to see the entire process and how the artisans work. After the tour, we back to the cruise ship and go to the 3rd Defile of Irrawaddy.

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

We arrive at the village of Khanyat and visit many Buddhist monasteries, and the former head teacher’s house, including his museum collections. Next, we enjoy the spectacular sights of the entire region and the the Upper Irrawaddy on Pagoda Hill at Tigyang.

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

We visit the colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell’s Burmese Days. Not much has changed ever since. One of the interesting point is the fire station’s collection of the bells taken from the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships’ remnants in the Second War. Lying in Katha is the remains of the old flotilla and more than hundred ships sunk in 1942 in an “Act of Denial” before the Japanese’s march. Later on, we come to the elephant logging camp at Katha in hardwood jungle of the hills surrounding the town and further upstream.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 07 SAIL UPSTREAM KYUNT DAW ISLAND (B/L/D)

We get to the village of Kyun Daw via local boat and take a trip around numerous small pagodas.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 08 2ND DEFILE OF IRRAWADDY (B/L/D)

We pass the 2nd Defile, which is considered to be the most impressive gorge out of the three with high ridges covering the narrow channel. Afterwards, we cruise downstream.

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

We take on an exploration trip around Tagaung, an ancient city, including forts, a well-known nat (ancestral spirit) shrine and an archaeological area.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 10 MINGUN (B/L/D)

In the morning, we arrive at Mingun and see the Mingun Bell – the world’s biggest working bell to date and the massive, yet unfinised Mingun Pagoda. In addition, we get to the Mingun Old People’s Home built during the 1930s with the support from the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. Finally, we enjoy the astonishing views of the entire region and the Irrawaddy on a hilltop of Sagaing Hills.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 11 MANDALAY (B)

We have our final breakfast onboard, the get off the ship at Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung pier. End of our excursion.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

What's Not Included

7 Nights Irrawaddy Downstream Cruise

Destinations: Mandalay - Kyauk Myaung - Khanyat - Katha - Tagaung - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2018 05 25 14 24
2019 13 02 22 14
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MAR
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JUL
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OCT 05 25
NOV 14
DEC 24
JAN 13
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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the village of Kyauk Myaung with its famous 50-gallon-water pots.
  • Explore Katha where the remains of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships lie within.
  • Explore Mingun with its famous Mingun Bell and the massive Mingun Pagoda.
  • Explore Mandalay and the Mahamuni Pagoda with its most honored Buddha images in the country.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 7-night cruise with full of exciting activities.

*NOTE: The itinerary is a suggested one only. The schedule can highly be changed as we travel to remote areas. If you choose this cruise, it is much recommended to prepare a flexible approach.

Day 01 MANDALAY (L/D)

We get on the ship at Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung pier by 11:30 AM, then begin the excursion with a tour around Mandalay, including the Mahamuni Pagoda with the most honored Buddha images in Burma. We move on to a gold-leaf and tapestry workshop and then walk along the stone & marble carver’s street. We stop by a silk and cotton workshop. Later on, we go to the well-known U Bein Bridge, built in 1784, via bus. The bridge is 1.2-kilometer long and considered to be the longest teak bridge in the world.  We take a boat ride on Taungthaman Lake and watch the beautiful sunset.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 02 KYAUK MYAUNG (B/L/D)

In the morning, we spend the time sailing. In the afternoon, we arrive at Kyauk Myaung famous for its potteries production and the handcrafted 50-gallon-water pots. We will get to see the entire process and how the artisans work. After the tour, we back to the ship and go to the 3rd Defile of Irrawaddy.

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

We arrive at the village of Khanyat and visit many Buddhist monasteries, and the former head teacher’s house, including his museum collections. Next, we enjoy the spectacular sights of the entire region and the the Upper Irrawaddy on Pagoda Hill at Tigyang.

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

We visit the colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell’s Burmese Days. Not much has changed ever since. One of the interesting point is the fire station’s collection of the bells taken from the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships’ remnants in the Second War. Lying in Katha is the remains of the old flotilla and more than hundred ships sunk in 1942 in an “Act of Denial” before the Japanese’s march. Later on, we come to the elephant logging camp at Katha in hardwood jungle of the hills surrounding the town and further upstream.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 05 SAIL UPSTREAM KYUNT DAW ISLAND (B/L/D)

We come to Kyun Daw village via local boat where we take a visit at numerous small pagodas.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 06 2ND DEFILE OF IRRAWADDY (B/L/D)

We travel to the 2nd Defile which is considered to be the most impressive gorges out of the three with cliffs covering the narrow channel. Then, we cruise downstream.

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

We take on an exploration trip around Tagaung, an ancient city, including forts, a well-known nat (ancestral spirit) shrine and an archaeological area.

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

In the morning, we take an exploration section in Mingun, including the Mingun Bell – the world’s largest working bell to date and the massive, yet unfinished Mingun Pagoda. In the late morning, we get off the ship at Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung pier, Mandalay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

What's Not Included

7 Nights Irrawaddy Upstream Cruise

Destinations: Mandalay - Khanyat - Katha - Tagaung - Mingun - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2018 28 18 07 27
2019 06 26 15 07 27
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OCT 18
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FEB 15
MAR 07 27
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JUL
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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the village of Kyauk Myaung with its famous 50-gallon-water pots.
  • Explore Katha where the remains of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships lie within.
  • Explore Mingun with its famous Mingun Bell and the massive Mingun Pagoda.
  • Explore the 2nd Defile of Irrawaddy, considered to be the most impressive gorge of the three.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 7-night cruise with full of exciting activities.

*NOTE: The itinerary is a suggested one only. The schedule can highly be changed as we travel to remote areas. If you choose this cruise, it is much recommended to prepare a flexible approach.

Day 01 MANDALAY (B/L/D)

By 7:00 AM, we get on cruise ship at Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung pier. We start our cruise by traveling to Kyauk Myaung where we can see the famous traditional potteries craftsmanship and the handcrafted 50-gallon-water pots. We will be able to see the entire potteries production process. Afterwards, we back to the ship and reach the 3rd Defile of Irrawaddy.

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

We take a tour around the village of Khanyat, including many Buddhist monasteries, the former head teacher's house and his museum collections. Next, we get to observe the spectacular sights of the Upper Irrawaddy on Pagoda Hill at Tigyang.

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

We visit the colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell’s Burmese Days. Not much has changed ever since. One of the interesting point is the fire station’s collection of the bells taken from the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships’ remnants in the Second War. Lying in Katha is the remains of the old flotilla and more than hundred ships sunk in 1942 in an “Act of Denial” before the Japanese’s march. Later on, we come to the elephant logging camp at Katha in hardwood jungle of the hills surrounding the town and further upstream.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 04 SAIL UPSTREAM KYUNT DAW ISLAND (B/L/D)

We come to Kyun Daw village via local boat where we take a visit at numerous small pagodas.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 05 2ND DEFILE OF IRRAWADDY (B/L/D)

We sail to the 2nd Defile which is considered to be the most impressive gorge of the three with high ridges covers the narrow channel. Then, we cruise downstream. 

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

We take on an exploration trip around Tagaung, an ancient city, including forts, a well-known nat (ancestral spirit) shrine and an archaeological area.

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

In the morning, we arrive at Mingun and see the Mingun Bell – the world’s biggest working bell to date and the massive, yet unfinised Mingun Pagoda. In addition, we get to the Mingun Old People’s Home built during the 1930s with the support from the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. Finally, we enjoy the astonishing views of the entire region and the Irrawaddy on a hilltop of Sagaing Hills.

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

We have our final breakfast onboard, then disembark from the cruise ship at Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung pier. End of our excursion.

Disembark after breakfast at Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung Jetty.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

What's Not Included

Mandalay Pagan Packet 7 Nights

Destinations: Mandalay - Mingun - Amarapura - Yandabo - Pakkoku - Salay - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2017 02 30
2018 13 27 10 24 10 24
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JAN 13 27
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MAR 10 24
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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Experience the famous terrocotta pottery production in Yandabo.
  • Explore the village of Salay full of charming colonial buildings and woodcarved teak monasteries.
  • Find out about the last monarchy of Burma before the British colonial time in Pakhannge.
  • Enjoy the gorgeous sunset from Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura. 
  • Enjoy the relaxing and comfortable 7-night trip with full of exciting activities.
Day 01 MANDALAY (L/D)

You will be transfered from airport to the ship. We have lunch on board, then in the afternoon, we take on an excursion to Mandalay centre and visit the palace, hill areas, workshops, and shopping. Stay the night at Sagaing pier. 

Embarkation Details

Embarkation - Mandalay Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung pier at 11:30 AM

Transfer - Transfer from Mandalay or Pagan airport to the ship on the embarkation day will be provided. Please note that it would take about 3.5-hour drive from Pagan airport to the ship in Mandalay for embarkation.

* Note: We are not able to accept early arrivals before 11:00 AM.

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

We travel to Mingun, where the The Mingun Bell – the world’s biggest working bell and the Mingun Pagoda – a massive, yet unfinished construct reside. We also visit the Mingun Old Peoples’ Home, built during the 1930s with the support from Irrawaddy Flotilla Company.

In the afternoon, we come to the ancient capital of Burma – Amarapura. Here, we will take a boat trip on Taungthaman Lake and enjoy the sunset behind U Bein Bridge – the longest teak bridge in the world. In addition, we will come to silk workshop and see the artisans’ work. Stay the night at Sagaing pier.

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

At 8:30 AM, we continue our cruise to Yandabo village where we can see the terracotta pottery production from the river bank clay. In the afternoon, we spend the time in the village to see the working craftsmen. Afterwards, we cruise to Shwe Than Tint and stay the night there.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 04 PAKOKKU - TAN CHI TAUNG (B/L/D)

We arrive at Pakokku and take a trip around its local market and town centre via tuk-tuk. In the afternoon, we moor at Tan-Chi-Taung mountains’ foot and discover a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments at this World Heritage Site via WW II jeep. Stay the night in Tan-Chi-Taung.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 05 MIN NAN THU - SALAY - PAKHANNGE (B/L/D)

Before sailing to Salay, we will pass by Min-nan-thu which is one of the 8 clinics in Pagan, helped by the Pandaw Charity.

After the visit, we continue to Salay which was used to be a trading port. Nowadays, it has become a quiet village full of colonial buildings and ancient teak monasteries. It is also has the most famous teak-carved monastery in Burma.

Next, we spend the remaining time exploring Pakhannge which is a city of Pagan dynasty, preserving many temples and wood-carved monasteries from 18th and 19th century in Konbaung Period. Before the British colonial time, it was Burma’s last monarchy. Stay the night in Pakhannge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 06 SAIL PAKHANNGE - PAGAN (B/L/D)

We spend the day enjoying the surrounding views as we sail to Pagan. In the late afternoon, we moor at Pagan and stay the night there.

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

We spend entire day exploring Pagan, including the visit at lacquer workshops and experiencing their masterful craftsmanship.

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

We disembark from the ship in Ayar pier, Pagan and transfer to airport or hotel (included). 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

What's Not Included

Pagan Mandalay Packet 7 Nights

Destinations: Bagan - Salay - Pakkoku - Yandabo - Sagaing - Amarapura - Mingun - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2017 25 23
2018 06 20 03 17 03 17 31
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JAN 06 20
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MAR 03 17 31
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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Experience the famous terrocotta pottery production in Yandabo.
  • Explore the village of Salay full of charming colonial buildings and woodcarved teak monasteries.
  • Find out about the last monarchy of Burma before the British colonial time in Pakhannge.
  • Enjoy the gorgeous sunset from Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and comfortable 7-night trip with full of exciting activities.
Day 01 PAGAN (L/D)

We will transfer from airport to ship and have lunch, then go on an exploration section of a selection of the 3000 plus Pagan monuments via bicycle or coach. Stay the night in Pagan.

Embarkation Details

Embarkation - Ayar Jetty at 11.30 am

Transfer - Transfer from Pagan or Mandalay airport to the ship on the embarkation day will be provided. Please note that it would take about 3.5-hour drive from Mandalay airport to the ship in Pagan for embarkation.

* Note: We are not able to accept early arrivals before 11:00 AM. 

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

We have a further exploration into Pagan, typically visiting a lacquer workshop and experiencing their masterful craftman ship. Stay the night in Pagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 03 SALAY - PAKHANNGE - TAN CHI TAUNG - MIN NAN THU (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we travel to Salay which was used to be a trading port. But nowadays it has become a quiet village full of colonial buildings, ancient teak monasteries. The place also known for its most famous teak-carved monastery in Myanmar.

Next, we come to Pakhannge City, home of the Pagan dynasty. The place preserves many temples and wood-carved monasteries from 18th and 19th century of the Konbaung Period. Before the British colonial time, it was the last monarchy of Burma.

In mid-afternoon, we arrive at the foot of Tan-Chi-Taung mountains. We will visit a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments at this World Heritage Site via WW II jeep. In late afternoon, we take a trip to Min-Nan-Thu which is one of the 8 clinics in Pagan helped by the Pandaw Charity. Stay the night in Nyaung U Oo.

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

We take a tour around the town centre and the local market via tuk-tuk. Stay the night near the Chindwin junction at Aung Pan Chaung.

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

In the morning, we take a walk to the famous village of Yandabo, which is well-known for its terrocotta pottery production from river bank clay. In the afternoon, we travel and stay the night near Ava at Pau Taw Pauk Myaing.

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

We set sail to Sagaing, where we visit 1000 sanctuaries and hermitages full of woodcarving and spiritual art.

In the afternoon, we come to Amarapura which is formerly Burma’s capital. Here, we will take a boat trip on Taungthaman Lake and enjoy the sunset behind U Bein Bridge – the longest teak bridge in the world. We will also get to silk workshop and see the artisans’ work. Stay the night at Sagaing pier.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Kalaw Pandaw
Day 07 MINGUN - MANDALAY (B/L/D)

In the morning, we travel to Mingun and explore the Mingun Bell – the biggest working bell in the world, and the Mingun Pagoda – a massive, yet unfinished construct.

In the afternoon, we spend time touring around Mandalay centre and visiting palace, surrounding hills, workshops, and shopping. Stay the night at Sagaing pier.

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

By 9:00 AM, we will disembark from the ship at Mandalay Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung and transfer to the airport or hotel (included).

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

What's Not Included

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 Kalaw 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 Kalaw 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 Kalaw 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 Kalaw 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 Kalaw 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 Kalaw 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.

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RV Kalaw Pandaw

November 2016

I and my husband just have returned from a 7 night cruise to Bagan from Mandalay on the Palaw Kandaw. The crew was awesome (about 21 passengers and 16 crew members). It seems like they can fulfil every request with no issue, and always with a friendly smile.

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Cruised the Irrawaddy River on RV Kalaw Pandaw

December 2016

We had absolutely fantastic 7 nights from Pagan to Mandalay, wonderful staff, amazing guide Yen, amazing food, and awesome trips visiting many simple yet intriguing villages with delightful locals.

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What an adventure with RV Kalaw Pandaw

October 2016

We decided to have a 7-day cruise on RV Kalaw Pandaw from Bagan to Mandalay and we totally enjoyed every day with it! The staff were really attentive, the food was exceptional and variety of activities. We checked out the kitchen on board and it was impeccable. Thanks for making ... [More +]

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