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Pandaw offers unique itineraries in Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Borneo and China for 2017-18

Luxury river cruise company Pandaw's 2017/18 programme will see its fleet of 16 stunning colonial-style river ships offer a choice of unique itineraries in Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Borneo and China.

Excursions ashore are a key part of any Pandaw river expedition, with everything from walks through the countryside and villages to further explorations by speedboat going deeper into jungle or up river depending on the cruise.

The Laos Pandaw is one of Pandaw’s 16 colonial-style river ships

Wherever possible, cars and coaches are not used. Expert guides accompany guests on these explorations ashore, but guests are also welcome to make individual excursions.

To help guests to get around on shore Pandaw offers quality Giant/Trek brand mountain bikes on all ships, and at each river stop the Pandaw crew will advise travellers on the best routes to follow for independent exploration or accompany travellers on their cycle adventures.

As well as all meals, shore excursions, crew gratuities and drinks included in the price, Pandaw is now offering a pre-bookable wine package in all destinations, giving travellers unlimited house wine with lunch and dinner to the already included local soft drinks, beer and spirits.

Recommendations for 2017 include

The Laos Mekong
A 10-night full board cruise between Vientiane to Chiang Khong, onboard the RV Laos Pandaw.
A fascinating expedition connecting Laos’ old French capital of Vientiane with the Chiangrai area of North Thailand with a two-night stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang to explore at its famous wood-carved monasteries. Along the way the cruise passes through dramatic mountainous scenery enabling passengers to marvel at stunning gorges and visit remote jungle tribal villages to see local life first hand.
Cruise only prices from £2,350 per person.

Coastal Burma – the Andaman Explorer
A 10-night full board coastal cruise between Rangoon in Burma and Ranong in Thailand, onboard the Andaman Explorer, a classic 1960s motor yacht.
The opportunity to explore this little-known coastal region of Southern Burma with visits to the colonial port cities of Rangoon and Moulmein and the opportunity to discover the Mergui Archipelago which is made up of over 800 islands and almost totally unvisited by foreigners since colonial times. Passengers will have the chance to meet some of the local people and learn about their unique cultures, including the Karen culture in the Karen State and the Mokkein, also known as Sea Gypsies. Cruise only prices from £3,220 per person.

Into the True Heart of Borneo
A 7-night full board cruise through Indonesian Borneo’s Kapuas River System, in the Western Kalimantan region, onboard the Kathaw Pandaw
The cruise provides the opportunity to explore the largest river system in Borneo, fringed with rainforest and surrounded by mountain ranges, on a journey of over 500 km. There are visits to parts of Borneo’s rainforest, one of the oldest in the world at over 140 million years’ old, and a chance to observe Borneo’s fascinating wildlife, including the Bornean orang-utan, the Borneo elephant, eastern Sumatran rhinoceros and might even spot a Bornean clouded leopard.
Cruise only prices from £1,560 per person.

Pandaw Expeditions: 0208 326 5620 or visit

Posted on 4th May 2017 at 12:39 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Pandaw |

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