RV Orient Pandaw

Cabins : 28   |   Launched : 2008   |   Length : 55m (180ft)   |   Crew Members : 28

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Pandaw Cruises offer you a chance to contemplate Myanmar waterways in the most comfortable and interesting way with its 10 boutique vessels. The video shows you a brief introduction of the ships' details, onboard activities and wonderful excursions. 

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  • Phone: 0084.987.975.514
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Main Deck Cabins

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

The Main Deck provides 10 cabins with 16-sqm area each, Double/Twin beds. The room is comfortable with plenty of storage, finished with brass and teak which give out a feeling of traditional architecture, yet elegant at the same time. All rooms include panoramic windows which lead to personal deck space. Staterooms are air-conditioned, installed private bathroom with branded fittings and natural stone shower.

Features +
  • Air-conditioner
  • Mini-safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Kimono and slippers
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Upper Deck Cabins

No of Cabins : 18   |   Area : 16m2 (172ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

Upper Deck provides 18 staterooms with 16-sqm area each, Double/Twin beds. The room is coated in brass and teak, giving out a relaxing sensation, traditional and elegant. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with high-class facilities, including private bathroom with branded fittings and natural stone shower. Rooms also has panoramic windows which lead to the personal deck space with significant views.

Features +
  • Air-conditioner
  • Mini-safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair dryer
  • Kimono and slippers

RV ORIENT PANDAW DECK PLAN

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Restaurant

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Activities on Board

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Bar

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Mandalay Pagan Packet Downstream - 7 Nights

Destinations: Mandalay - Mingun - Sagaing - Amarapura - Yandabo - Pakkoku - Ayardaw - Tant Chi Taung - Salay - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Experience the famous terrocotta pottery production in Yandabo.
  • Explore the village of Salay full of charming colonial buildings and a beautiful teak monasteries
  • Discover some of the best temples in Bagan and learn about the traditional lacquerware making process.
  • Pay a visit to the highlights of Mandalay including Mahamuni Pagoda, Shwe Kyuang Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda
  • Enjoy the relaxing and comfortable 7 - night cruise with RV Orient Pandaw
Day 01 MANDALAY (L/D)

You will be transfered from the airport/hotel to embark ship at Mandalay Saggai Lay Kyun Man Aung pier around 11:30am. Then, lunch will be served onboard.

In the afternoon, we take on an excursion around Mandalay visiting its most famous highlights. Our first stop is Mahamuni pagoda where to feature the most revered Buddha statue in Myanmar. The image is now covered in a thick layer of gold leaf applied by the male devotees in order to show their respect to the Buddha. Next, our walk continues to the well - known street of marble carving.

Afterwards, we pay a visit to the Golden Palace Monastery - Shwe Kyuang. Constructed in 1857, this monument is the only building of the ancient Royal Palace survived until the present days.  

Proceed to visit the world's biggest book - Kuthodaw Pagoda next with 729 marbles slabs inscribed with Buddha teachings in Pali language. Then, learn how they make the thin gold leaf at the gold leaf beating worshop. Before return to the ship, you will have a chance to catch some gorgeous pictures of the Royal Palace's outer wall with the beautiful setting of the Mandalay Hill. 

The ship drops the anchor at Sagaing.

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

This morning, we cruise to Mingun to explore Mingun Bell – the world’s biggest working bell and Mingun Paya – the largest brick stupa in the world, yet left unfinished in 1808 due to a bad prohecy about the King's death and the completion of the building. 

In the afternoon, proceed to visit the hill - top pagoda Soon U Ponnya on Sagaing Hill to catch the panoramic view of the Irrawaddy river and the surrounding areas. Then, visit  a nunnery for a lecture about the monastic life.

Amarapura - an ancient capital of Burma is our next stop. Here, we will pay a visit to the silk and cotton weaving workshop and see the artisans’ work.

The ship docks in Sagaing.

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

Today morning, the ship continues to cruise to Yandabo village where you can see the terracotta pottery production from the river bank's clay. The village is also known for the place where the peace treaty was signed in 1826 putting an end to the first Anglo - Burmese war.

In the afternoon, we spend the time exploring the village and observing the working craftsmen. Afterwards, we move to visit the Pandaw sponsored Yandabo School (not available on school holiday).

The ship docks at Shwe Than Tint village.

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

Have a day tour in Pakokku, browsing at local markets and downtown on a Tuk Tuk. This city is home for 100,000 people, which located 30 kms from Bagan. Its specialties are tobacco, cotton, peanuts, Thanaka (Burmese traditional cosmetic) and textiles. After a visit to the local market, we head to a cherrot workshop where to learn how they make Burmese cigars.

Next, we set sail to visit Pandaw sponsored Ayardaw charity clinic. Then, we will take a stroll around the village to experience the local life as well.

The ship drops the anchor at Tant Chi village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 05 TANT CHI TAUNG - SALAY (B/L/D)

This morning, you will be transferred to Tant - Chi - Taung mountain to visit a gorgeous hill - top stupa. Later, enjoy the dancing show of paper elephants, which is performed by the Tant - Chi people on the way back. Next, we continue cruising to Salay –  a lovely little town which used to be a busy trading port. Although the hustle bustle ambience is no longer exist in this village, the charming colonial buildings still remain as well as the beautiful teak monasteries. 

Next, continue strolling to Yoke - Sone Kyaung where to find the sophisticated teak wood carvings - one of the finest in Myanmar. After that, we will have a short break at Salay House when return to the ship.

Stay overnight at Salay.

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

Enjoy the river view as we sail up the river from Salay to Bagan. 

Upon arrival in Bagan, our first place to visit is Ananda temple which is considered to be the finest in the temple plain in term of architecture. Contemplate the outstanding Buddha images at the 4 main entrances of the building as well as mural paintings, glazed plaques and many small Buddha statues placed in the niches of the wall.

Our next stop is the Myingabar Gubyaukgyi temple where to preserve the most beautiful and intact mural paintings in Bagan.

The sightseeing continues to Phwar Saw village located in between New Bagan and Nyaung Oo airport. With just over 500 residents whose life rely on bean and pea growing, breeding cattles and making lacquerware. Take a walk through the village under the last sunshine of the day is the best way to observe the simple life of the locals.

The ship docks in Bagan tonight.

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

We spend this entire day exploring Bagan including the visit to the lacquer workshop and experiencing their masterful craftsmanship.

In the morning, we pay a visit to Shwesandaw Pagoda - one of a few constructions in Bagan that still allows tourists to climb on. Up next, we move to visit Shwezigon Pagoda where to preserve the Buddha relics. Khay Min Ga pagoda complex is our last stop this morning. Here, you will have an opportunity to learn about the differences between Indian, Sri Lankan, Myanmar - Mon hybrid and Myanmar styles.

Our afternoon starts with a visit to the lacquerware workshop. This is a great chance for you to observe and learn about the traditional techniques of making lacquer items. We procced to Payathonezu next to contmplate the 13th century temple complex of three buildings via a narrow passage. Then, continue to visit Dhamayangyi temple - the largest constructions in Bagan temple plain. And when the day comes to an end, enjoy the magnificent sunset at Taung Guni temple.

Back to Orient Pandaw. Moor overnight in Bagan.

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

At 9:00am, disembark from the ship at Ayar pier, Pagan. You will be transferred to the airport/ hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

  • Airport or hotel transfers to/from ship on DAY 1 and DAY 8.
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes.

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Port dues (if levied)
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • All beverages except local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.

Mandalay to Pagan 4 Night Cruise - Downstream

Destinations: Mandalay - Yandabo - Pakkoku - Ayardaw - Tant Chi Taung - Salay - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

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.
  • Explore the beautiful town of Pakokku by tuk tuk
  • Enjoy the relaxing and comfortable 4-night trip with full of exciting activities onboard RV Orient Pandaw.
Day 01 MANDALAY (D)

Check in the cruise around 4:00 PM at Sagaing pier. Dinner will be served after that.

*Transfer from Mandalay hotel or airport to the cruise ship on embarkation day will be provided.

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

Today, we will have an interesting sightseeing in Yandabo village, which is well - known for creating pottery products from the clay of Irrawaddy river's banks. Yandabo village is also known for the place where the Peace of Treaty was signed in 1826 putting an end to the first Anglo - Burmese war. We walk to the pottery workshop first - hand to observe the process of making the terracotta pottery. You will also have an opportunity to experience making some clay products.

After that, Pandaw sponsored Yandabo school is our next stop (not available on school holidays)

The ship moors at Shwe Tan Tit village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 03 PAKOKKU - AYARDAW (B/L/D)

Have a day tour in Pakokku, browsing at local markets and downtown on a Tuk Tuk. This city is home for 100,000 people, which located 30 kms from Bagan. Its specialties are tobacco, cotton, peanuts, Thanaka (Burmese traditional cosmetic) and textiles. After a visit to the local market, we head to a cherrot workshop where to learn how they make Burmese cigars.

Next, we set sail to visit Pandaw sponsored Ayardaw charity clinic. Then, we will take a stroll around the village to experience the local life as well.

The ship moors at Tant Chi village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 04 TANT CHI TAUNG - SALAY (B/L/D)

This morning, you will be transferred to Tant - Chi -Taung mountain to visit a gorgeous hill - top stupa. Later, enjoy the dancing show of paper elephants, which is performed by the Tant - Chi people on the way back. Next, we continue cruising to Salay –  a lovely little town which used to be a busy trading port. Although the hustle bustle ambience is no longer exist in this village, the charming colonial buildings still remain as well as the beautiful teak monastery. 

Next, continue strolling to Yoke - Sone Kyaung where to find the sophisticated teak wood carvings - one of the finest in Myanmar. After that, we will have a short break at Salay House when return to the ship.

Stay overnight at Salay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Orient Pandaw
Day 05 SALAY - PAGAN (B/L)

Spend this morning enjoying the river view as we sail to Pagan. Lunch will be served onboard. At 13:30pm, disembark from the ship of RV Orient Pandaw at Ayar Jetty in Pagan.

*Transfer to hotel/ airport is included on the disembarkation day

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

What's Included

  • Transfers to/from ship on DAY 1 and DAY 5 as described
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Use of quality mountain bikes for independent exploration.

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Port dues (if levied)
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • All beverages except local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes
  • Tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cycle drivers.

RV Orient Pandaw Policy

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 Orient 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 Orient 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 Orient 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 Orient 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 Orient 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 Orient 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.

Joebelvedere

Belvedere, United Kingdom

Considerate Cruise Crew

01/2020

Went on Pandaw Orient from Mandalay to Bagan. Well appointed upper deck cabin was quiet and comfortable. Space outside to watch the world drift by. A very good standard of Well presented local and Western food. Crew all very friendly and helpful. Interesting trips ashore. Would go with this company ... [More +]

ioan_wilson

Newtown, United Kingdom

Incredible trip in Myanmar

01/2020

We cruised from Mandalay to Bagan along the Irrawaddy river. This boutique hotel on the river is beautifully furnished. We had one night aboard the vessel which included all meals and complimentary cocktails before dinner. the maximum number of passengers is 55 and these are looked after by 30 crew. ... [More +]

JAEMH

Germany

RV Orient Pandaw cruise - balance between price and delivery

03/2019

This 2 days cruise between Bagan and Mandalay (or visa versa) is a perfect way of transport between these two cities. However the pricing is not high. There is comfortable bed, boat is well maintained, and good variety of lunch/dinner options. The staff was very helpful.

Alan P

Brazil

RV Orient Pandaw River Cruise

September 2018

Recently we enjoyed a cruise to Prome from Mandalay on RV Orient Pandaw, we started from Mandalay on 11th September and arrived at Prome on 19th September. It was fantastic time and memories and we made with lots of nice new friends.
The crew was so attentive that nothing was ... [More +]

Moonwraith

Spain

We absolutely recommend this cruise!

Oct 2017

My husband and I’ve backed from the 7-night Mandalay-Bagan Packet excursion with Pandaw Cruises on the RV Orient Pandaw.
We were lucky as we were on the cruise during early season, there were only 17 passengers. With 25 crew members, all made a fantastic holiday.
The rooms were not big, but perfectly ... [More +]

Rhuu65

USA

They made a fantastic holiday

Oct 2016

The problem we had with the cruise on Pandaw Orient was that it had to end. The excursion to the North from Mandalay was impossible due to the low water level, but that didn’t matter. We were took care by the lovely crews, bar staff who made delicious cocktails and ... [More +]

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