RV Katha Pandaw

Cabins : 16   |   Launched : 2011   |   Length : 40m (131ft)   |   Crew Members : 18

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Main Deck Cabins

No of Cabins : 10   |   Area : 16m2 (172ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The Main Deck provides 10 staterooms with 16-sqm area, Double and Twin beds. The cabin ensures the best resting and relaxing experience for guests with its traditional and spacious area, coated with brass and teak. Each room is equiped with air-conditioner and other luxuries. The welcome gifts and flower are also prepared, promising to give passengers the best cruise experience.

Features +
  • Air-conditioner
  • Mini-safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Kimono and slippers.
  • Mini DVD Player
  • Premium mattrasses
  • Welcome flower
  • Welcome gifts
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Upper Deck Cabins

No of Cabins : 6   |   Area : 16m2 (172ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The Upper Deck provides 6 staterooms with 16-sqm area, Double and Twin beds. The room’s design brings out the most praised characteristic of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, focused on the traditional and spacious style. Each stateroom is air-conditioned and equiped with high-class facilities, including mini DVD Player. The welcome gifts and flower are also prepared, promising to give passengers the best cruise experience.

Features +
  • Air-conditioner
  • Mini-safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Writing desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Kimono and slippers.
  • Mini DVD Player
  • Premium mattrasses
  • Welcome flower
  • Welcome gifts

RV KATHA PANDAW DECK PLAN

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Excursions

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The Great Irrawaddy Delta 7 Nights

Destinations: Yangon - Pyapon - Bogale - Myaungmya - Bassein - Wakema - Maubin

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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the Mein Ma Hla Kyun Wildlife Reserve which preserves the mangrove eco-system and the habitat of salt-water crocodiles.
  • Explore the essential and charming seaport of Bassein.
  • Explore the bustling life of Maubin and enjoy the gorgeous sunset view.
  • Experience the extraordinary cruising expedition through creeks and channels cross across the heart of the delta.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 7-night cruise with full of exciting activities.
Day 01 RANGOON TO PYAPON (B/L/D)

At 7:00 AM, we check in at Rangoon pier, then we set sail from Rangoon. As we cruise, we will stop by the Twante Canal and visit Twante with its fascinating potteries craftsmanship. Next, we move on to the lovely delta town of Pyapon, including the seaport with busy markets and doecks. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Katha Pandaw
Day 02 PYAPON TO BOGALE (B/L/D)

Bogale is the vital point of the delta. During the 15th to 18th centuries, it was the capital of Mon and an important trading port connecting with the international trading routes. We can be able to get to Mein Ma Hla Kyun Wildlife Reserve, a 100-sqmi island which preserves the mangrove eco-system and also the living habitat of salt-water crocodiles.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Katha Pandaw
Day 03 BOGALE TO MYAUNGMYA (B/L/D)

On this day, we will go on an intriguing expedition as we sail through streams and channels across the delta’s center. We will also stop by a village to take a walk.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Katha Pandaw
Day 04 MYAUNGMYA TO BASSEIN (B/L/D)

In the morning, we sail on the last part of the delta to reach the Bassein River. From here, we will come to the delta’s capital and also the essential seaport – Bassein. Here, we will get to visit traditional umbrella factories which create monk’s typical waxed-cloth umbrellas. We also have an exploration section in the town, including shrines and attractive markets.

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

We spend the day relaxing in the carming town of Bassein, and we can choose to have optional trip to the Ngwesaung Beach and have lunch there.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Katha Pandaw
Day 06 BASSEIN TO WAKEMA (B/L/D)

At noon, we leave Bassein and have lunch onboard. We will take the upper delta route of the old Irrawaddy Flotilla Company “launch service” between Bassein and Rangoon. In the evening, we have an exploration trip around this charming river port.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Katha Pandaw
Day 07 WAKEMA TO MAUBIN (B/L/D)

On these channels, they are busy with lots of activities occuring around the place, including lots of shipping, life actitivities along the riverbanks. Maubin is a perfect location to watch the alluring sunset along with its vibrant strand.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Katha Pandaw
Day 08 MAUBIN TO RANGOON (L)

In the morning, we sail on the Twante Canal to the Rangoon River and moor at the colonial downtown. We will get off the ship from 12:00 to 12:30 AM.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: RV Katha Pandaw

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Mandalay Pagan Packet 7 Nights

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

Departure date of itinerary:

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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 Katha 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 Katha 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 Katha 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 Katha 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 Katha 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 Katha 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 Katha 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

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Mandalay Pagan Cruise 2 Nights

Destinations: Mandalay - Yandabo - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary:

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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy the short, yet relaxing and pleasant 2-night cruise with full of activities.
  • Explore the charming town of Pakokku where we visit the town centre and the local market.
  • Explore the pottery town of Yandabo and the Pandaw School built with the donations from previous Pandaw passengers.
Day 01 MANDALAY (L/D)

At 11:30 AM, we will check in at Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung pier, Mandalay, and then ready to set sail at 12:00 AM. In the afternoon we spend the time cruising.

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

In the morning, we take a walk at the village of Yandabo and observe the traditional potteries craftsmanship. Afterwards, we visit the Pandaw School built with the donations from previous Pandaw passengers.

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

After our final breakfast, we disembark from the ship at Pagan Ayer pier, Pagan at 9:00 AM. End of our excursion.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

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Pagan Mandalay Cruise 2 Nights

Destinations: Bagan - Yandabo - Mandalay

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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy the short, yet relaxing and pleasant 2-night cruise with full of activities.
  • Explore the charming town of Pakokku where we visit the town centre and the local market.
  • Explore the pottery town of Yandabo and the Pandaw School built with the donations from previous Pandaw passengers.
Day 01 PAGAN (L/D)

At 11:30 AM, we will check in at Pagan Irra pier, and then ready to set sail at 12:00 AM. In the afternoon, we take a tour around Pakokku, including the town centre and the local market, via trishaw.

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

In the morning, we take a walk at the village of Yandabo and observe the traditional potteries craftsmanship. Afterwards, we visit the Pandaw School built with the donations from previous Pandaw passengers.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Katha Pandaw
Day 03 MANDALAY (B)

After our final breakfast onboard, we get off the ship at Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung pier at 10:00 AM. End of our excursion.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

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Mandalay Pagan Short Cruise 1 Night

Destinations: Mandalay - Bagan

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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant cruise with exciting activities.
  • Explore the wonderful colonial village of Sameikkon.
  • Enjoy the spectacular surrounding sceneries from the cruise ship.
Day 01 MANDALAY (L/D)

At 11:30 AM, we will check in and then ready to set sail at from Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung pier at 12:00 AM. In the afternoon, we take a trip around Sameikkon Village – a lovely village dated back to the colonial period.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Katha Pandaw
Day 02 PAGAN (B)

We arrive at get off the ship at Ayer pier, Pagan by 10:00 AM. End of our excursion.

  • 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 Katha 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 Katha 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 Katha 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 Katha 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 Katha 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 Katha 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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