RV Zawgyi Pandaw

Cabins : 10   |   Launched : 2014   |   Length : 40.58m (133ft)   |   Crew Members : 10

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Main Deck Cabins

No of Cabins : 6   |   Area : 14m2 (150ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The Main Deck provides 6 cabins with 14-sqm area each, Double/Twin beds. All cabins are air-conditioned and equiped with high-class facilities, including paranomic French-design window with nice view over the river. The rooms also have welcoming gifts to ensure the best experience for passengers on RV Zawgyi Pandaw.

Features +
  • Air-conditioner
  • Mini-safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Kimono and slippers
  • Premium mattresses
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Mini DVD Players
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Upper Deck Cabins

No of Cabins : 4   |   Area : 14m2 (150ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The Upper Deck provides 4 staterooms with 14-sqm area each, Double/Twin beds. Each room is fully equiped with high-standard facilities, including paranomic French-style window with looks over the river. All cabins provide relaxing and comfortable sensation to all comers, welcoming gifts also presented to ensure the best experience for passengers.

Features +
  • Air-conditioner
  • Mini-safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Kimono and slippers
  • Premium mattresses
  • Unlimited mineral water
  • Mini DVD Players

RV ZAWGYI PANDAW DECK PLAN

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Activities on Board

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Excursions

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The Chindwin Downstream (Dec - Feb) - 7 Nights

Destinations: Kalewa - Mawleik - Mingkin - Monywa

Departure date of itinerary:

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2018 27 10
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Highlights of Itinerary

  • Discover Mingkin, which is considered as the Luang Prabang of Chindwin.
  • Discover Toungdoot, an ancient Shan land used to be ruled by royal family during British time.
  • Experience the life of the locals like in Mawlaik or Kanee.
  • Explore Sitthaung, where the remnants of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company steamers still remain nowadays.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 7-night trip full of exciting activities.
Day 01 KALEWA (L/D)

Flight from Rangoon or Mandalay to Kalay airport, then transfer to your Pandaw ship at Kalewa and stay the night there.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Zawgyi Pandaw

Registration Details:

For Flight from Yangon: Registration at 11.00am Sule Shangri La Hotel, Yangon

For flight from Mandalay: We will pick you up from your hotel in Mandalay at 12.00 midday.

This domestic flight is included in the cruise price.

Day 02 MAWLAIK (B/L/D)

In the morning, we travel to Masein Village, and then to Mawlaik, which was formerly supposed to be the adminstrative capital of Burma instead of Kindat. It used to be the place where Bombay Myanmarh Trading Corporation settled during the 1920s and 1930s. Surrounding the golf course are the amazing “Dak Bungalows”. Cars are rare in Mawlaik and other towns of the Upper Chindwin since they can only be entered via boat. Coming to this place feels like being back in time with Pandaw time-machine. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Zawgyi Pandaw
Day 03 MAWLAIK ELEPHANT CAMP (B/L/D)

In the morning, we get to explore the teak forest outside Mawlaik via tuk-tuk or coach. We will move on to Pyar Swe Elephant Camp where the elephants are protected in natural area. Afterwards, we back to Kalewa and stay the night.

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

In 1987, Paul Strachan rediscovered Mingkin and wrote it in his book: “Mandalay: Travels from the Golden City”. For Paul, it remains as the best site for art, historical interests in Burma with its wonderfully decorated, Konbaung teak monasteries built with court-style. Mingkin can be considered as the “Luang Prabang of the Chindwin”. In the afternoon we cruise on the Chindwin, we will also pass by a local village in which we’re the attraction.

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

In the morning, we cruise downstream on the Chindwin to Kanee Village. Here, we will take a tour around the area in the late morning. Then in the afternoon, we have a cooking presentation as we sail to Monywa where we stay the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Zawgyi Pandaw
Day 06 PHOWIN TAUNG & KYAUK KA VILLAGE (B/L/D)

In the morning, we take a tour to Phowin Taung Hill via coach. Here we can visit Phowin Taung Caves and observe the charming paintings and Buddha statues from 14th and 18th century. In the afternoon, we come to Kyauk Ka Village and see their well-known black Lacquer.

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

In the morning, we will explore Monywa via coach, including Moe Hnyin Than Boaddai Temple with more than 500,000 Buddha statues and might be the longest reclining (over 100  meter/330 feet) and the highest standing Buddha (125 meter/412 feet) in Burma. After our lunch, we take a walk around Monywa.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Zawgyi Pandaw
Day 08 MONYWA (B)

We disembark from the ship at Monywa IWT pier and take a 3-hour drive to Mandalay.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

What's Not Included

The Chindwin Upstream (Dec - Feb) - 7 Nights

Destinations: Monywa - Kanee - Mingkin - Kalewa - Mawleik

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2018 03
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FEB 03
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JUL
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DEC

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Discover Mingkin, which is considered as the Luang Prabang of Chindwin.
  • Discover Toungdoot, an ancient Shan land used to be ruled by royal family during British time.
  • Experience the life of the locals like in Mawlaik or Kanee.
  • Explore Sitthaung, where the remnants of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company steamers still remain nowadays.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 7-night trip 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 MONYWA (L/D)

We have lunch onboard. In the afternoon, we have an exploration trip at Thandboodi Temple and Bawdhi Tahaung statue. In the evening, we visit the night market.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Zawgyi Pandaw

* We will pick you up between 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM on the day of embarkation. Your transfer Mandalay to the pier in Monywa is included in the cruise package.

Please input the following information in your booking:

For Mandalay Airport to Monywa (transfer 2.5 hours): your arrival time and flight number

For Hotel in Mandalay to Monywa (transfer 3 hours): your hotel name and hotel address.

Day 02 PHOWIN TAUNG & KYAUK KA VILLAGE (B/L/D)

In the morning, we take a tour to Phowin Taung Hill via coach. Here we can visit Phowin Taung Caves and observe the charming paintings and Buddha statues from 14th and 18th century. In the afternoon, we come to Kyauk Ka Village and see their well-known black Lacquer.

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

The river becomes narrower and the forested hills fall away to farmland as we cruise. In the morning, we have a cooking presentation by our lead chef on how to make traditional Burmese Ginger Salad. In the afternoon, we will pass by Kanee Village and take a walk around the area.

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

In the morning, we sail upstream. After our lunch, we get to discover Mingkin. In 1987, Paul Strachan rediscovered Mingkin and wrote it in his book: “Mandalay: Travels from the Golden City”. For Paul, it remains as the best site for art, historical interests in Burma with its wonderfully decorated, Konbaung teak monasteries built with court-style. Mingkin can be considered as the “Luang Prabang of the Chindwin”. 

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

In the morning, we take a walk around Mingkin, then we cruise to Kalewa which resides at the junction between the Chindwin and the Myittha Rivers. Here, we have a walking tour around the area.

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

In the morning, we have an exploration trip in Mawlaik, which was formerly supposed to be the adminstrative capital of Burma instead of Kindat. It used to be the place where Bombay Myanmarh Trading Corporation settled during the 1920s and 1930s. Surrounding the golf course are the amazing “Dak Bungalows”. Cars are rare in Mawlaik and other towns of the Upper Chindwin since they can only be entered via boat. Coming to this place feels like being back in time with Pandaw time-machine. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Zawgyi Pandaw
Day 07 MAWLAIK ELEPHANT CAMP (B/L/D)

In the morning, we get to explore the teak forest outside Mawlaik via tuk-tuk or coach. We will move on to Pyar Swe Elephant Camp where the elephants are protected in natural area. Afterwards, we back to Kalewa and stay the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Zawgyi Pandaw
Day 08 KALEWA (B)

We will disembark from the ship at Kalewa IWT Jetty and take a tour around Kalewa, including markets and intriguing wooden buildings. After the trip, we go to Kalay Airport for your flight to Rangoon or Mandalay (the flights are included in this cruise).

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

* Note: Flight timings can be changed depending on domestic flight schedules.

What's Included

What's Not Included

Mandalay Pagan Short Cruise - 2 Nights

Destinations: Mandalay - Yandabo - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary:

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2018 28 04 11 18 23 25 04 16 08 24
2019 23 27 01 05 09 13 17 21 25 29 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 30 04 08 12 16 20 24 28
2020 13 01 05 09 17 21 25 29 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 01 05 09 13
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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 Zawgyi 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 Zawgyi 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

What's Not Included

Pagan Mandalay Short Cruise - 2 Nights

Destinations: Bagan - Yandabo - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2018 26 06 09 13 16 20 23 27 14 06 22
2019 21 25 29 03 07 11 15 19 23 27 31 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 02 06 10 14 18 22 26 30
2020 03 07 11 15 19 23 27 31 04 08 12 16 20 24 28 03 07 11
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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 Zawgyi 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 Zawgyi 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

What's Not Included

Mandalay Pagan Short Cruise 1 Night

Destinations: Mandalay - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary:

Month Year JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
2018 25 08 15 22
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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 Zawgyi 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 Zawgyi 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 Zawgyi 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 Zawgyi 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 Zawgyi 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 Zawgyi 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 Zawgyi 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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