Discover the rich riverside history and daily life of the Irrawaddy and Mekong rivers with Pandaw River Expeditions, Southeast Asia’s longest-established river cruise operator. Pandaw’s boutique shallow-draft ships are hand-crafted in teak and brass and range from five to 30 cabins, designed to maximize comfort and personalized service on your Asia vacation.
Pandaw’s expedition managers are constantly searching out undiscovered treasures for inquisitive guests to explore. Excursion programs are designed to help passengers get in touch with local communities, and mountain bikes are provided in order to help guests step off the beaten tourist track.
The Irrawaddy: Mandalay to Bagan Expedition Cruise
This popular expedition takes in the very best highlights of the Irrawaddy, offering guests an in-depth exploration of Myanmar’s Buddhist archaeology, art, and architecture spanning two millennia. There are over 3,000 monuments to discover in Bagan alone! Highlights on this Asia vacation include stops in small villages known for their pottery-making, discovering the temples of Salay, ascending the Tan-Ch-Taung Mountains by 4×4, and exploring the UNESCO World Heritage treasures of Bagan. This varied itinerary gives passengers a unique insight into this incredible country.
The Mekong: Classic Mekong
Pandaw’s newly-revised schedule takes you through striking cultural contrasts, from Vietnam’s bustling delta to the tranquillity of rural Cambodia. During high water season, Pandaw’s shallow-draft ships offer guests the exclusive opportunity to travel to Kratie and observe the endangered river-dwelling Mekong dolphins. This conservation-sensitive excursion underlines Pandaw’s commitment to offering travel experiences in tune with Southeast Asia’s magnificent and precious natural environment. Other expedition highlights on this Asia vacation include discovering the splendours of the former French city of Phnom Penh by cyclo, travelling by canals to the local markets of Sa Dec, and strolling through a Muslim village of the Cham tribe.
Call 1-888-469-2950 or visit goway.com/cruises for details.