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Pandaw's Vietnam Cruise Is Unlike Any Other

Pandaw's Vietnam Cruise Is Unlike Any Other

Click Here to read travel writer Sandra Scott's testimonial blog of her Halong Bay and the Red River cruise on the 18th March 2017 on-board the RV An.... read more

 

A trip up the River Chindwin, Myanmar

A trip up the River Chindwin, Myanmar

Click Here to read Stephen Horsfield's testimonial blog of his The Chindwin river cruise in November 2016 on-board the RV Zawgyi Pandaw..... read more

 

Halong Bay and the Red River - Filming of the Pandaw Production

Halong Bay and the Red River - Filming of the Pandaw Production

Blog by Spencer Butt, Pandaw IT Manager, filmed together with David Lumsden, Pandaw Art Department. Firstly, I must thank all of our guests for.... read more

 

History of oil production in the Irrawaddy valley

History of oil production in the Irrawaddy valley

In 1998 Burma took its place among the world's gas exporters and now gas is produced from several offshore gasfields and piped to domestic consumers .... read more

 

What Went Wrong with the Andaman Explorer by Pandaw Founder, Paul Strachan

What Went Wrong with the Andaman Explorer by Pandaw Founder, Paul Strachan

I am getting lots of emails from Pandaw regulars asking what happened with the Andaman Explorer , the classic 1960s motor yacht we bought last year w.... read more

 

Shocking truth - the scourge of electrofishing

Shocking truth - the scourge of electrofishing

As explored previously in in this blog Mekong's Xayaburi Dam , the $3. 5bn hydroelectric installation due for completion in 2019 has been hugel.... read more

 

Jungle Atlantis - Who built Angkor... and why?

Jungle Atlantis - Who built Angkor... and why?

In the fourth in our occasional series on essential books for Pandaw passengers, Colin Donald recommends Charles Higham's The Civilisation of Angkor.... read more

 

First on the Mekong: Pandaw's inaugural voyage from Saigon to Angkor, 2002
 by Barry Broman

First on the Mekong: Pandaw's inaugural voyage from Saigon to Angkor, 2002 by Barry Broman

It is no exaggeration to say that the British empire was built by the sweat of Scotsmen, especially Burma and particularly the Irrawaddy Flotilla Com.... read more

 

Reflections on the Chindwin by Pandaw Founder Paul Strachan

Reflections on the Chindwin by Pandaw Founder Paul Strachan

'The Chindwin is the loveliest of rivers. . . ' so wrote my late friend Alister McCrae of his 1930s trip up the great tributary as a young assistant .... read more

 

Between land and sea - The Irrawaddy Delta

Between land and sea - The Irrawaddy Delta

Pandaw's latest adventure is a voyage to the heart of the Irrawaddy Delta, one of Burma's most colourful and distinctive corners. As well as fulfilli.... read more

 

Cruising down the river

Cruising down the river

One of our favourite ways to travel is cruising along the rivers of South East Asia on a Pandaw river boat. No dragging suitcases from place to .... read more

 

Vietnam and Cambodia by Pandaw

Vietnam and Cambodia by Pandaw

Camilla Gomes, UK, blog and video of her experience in Vietnam and Cambodia with Pandaw Cruises. This was my first time at that part of Asia and a.... read more

 

PANDAW CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME - IN BURMA: How Pandaw Founder, Paul Strachan gives back to Burma by funding rural healthcare and education

PANDAW CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME - IN BURMA: How Pandaw Founder, Paul Strachan gives back to Burma by funding rural healthcare and education

The Pandaw Charity was established in response to the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis in 2008, converting their ships into floating hospitals. S.... read more

 

Watch our new video for a taste of the Pandaw experience

Watch our new video for a taste of the Pandaw experience

Nobody knows the great rivers of Asia like Pandaw, and nobody goes further than we do to explore new lands to bring you new experiences and new adven.... read more

 

Back to the future: How heritage is key to Rangoon's prosperity

Back to the future: How heritage is key to Rangoon's prosperity

Rangoon – City of the Future. Anyone who has been to the place might choke on those words, as Burma's main port and biggest city is - let's face it .... read more

 

Out of the woods: Can Burma's great forests be saved?

Out of the woods: Can Burma's great forests be saved?

Sailing through the green heart of Burma on the country's great rivers, the last thing on Pandaw passengers' minds is a shortage of trees. Especia.... read more

 

Ancient Salay

Ancient Salay

Pandaw expedition managers are constantly carrying out reconnaissance on the routes we sail in search of undiscovered treasures for our guests to exp.... read more

 

Two days mini cruise from Bagan to Mandalay - Video Blog

Two days mini cruise from Bagan to Mandalay - Video Blog

Watch Jenny & Sebastian Ritter's video blog from their Pandaw Pagan-Mandalay Short Cruise in October 2016. Please note video is in German. We hope.... read more

 

Fire over Burma: Field Marshal Slim's classic WWII memoir

Fire over Burma: Field Marshal Slim's classic WWII memoir

For the third in our series on the must-read books in Pandaw's library, Colin Donald recommends Defeat Into Victory, a general's-eye view of the Sec.... read more

 

Decline and fall: Orwell's Burmese Days

Decline and fall: Orwell's Burmese Days

For the second of our selection of the essential reads on Pandaw country, our guest contributor is self-confessed "Pandaw junkie" Charlotte Pinder.... read more

 

Damned if they do? The great Xayaburi debate

Damned if they do? The great Xayaburi debate

Almost everyone who has joined a Pandaw expedition appreciates the importance of preserving Asia's great river valleys. We want the same unspoiled pa.... read more

 

Extra, extra! Pandaw adds more dates as Laos becomes firm favourite

Extra, extra! Pandaw adds more dates as Laos becomes firm favourite

We pride ourselves on our flexibility at Pandaw, so when a product proves as big a hit as our Laos Mekong expedition, we do everything we can to meet.... read more

 

A Stunning shot of Yandabo Pottery Village taken by Saw Yan Naing

A Stunning shot of Yandabo Pottery Village taken by Saw Yan Naing

;"> A Stunning shot of Yandabo Pottery Village taken by Saw Yan Naing, a waiter on board the RV Kha Byoo Pandaw capturing the spirit of this pi.... read more

 

Pandaw Staff Picture Prize Winner and Photo - 10th October 2016

Pandaw Staff Picture Prize Winner and Photo - 10th October 2016

;"> This week's Pandaw Picture Prize goes to this shot of a beautifully presented and (we hear) delicious tiramisu, taken by its creator Aung.... read more

 

Pandaw - First Tour Operator to sail on The Mekong into China

Pandaw - First Tour Operator to sail on The Mekong into China

Pandaw River Expeditions has become the first Western operator to reach China's Yunnan Province via the Mekong River, when the RV Champa Pandaw moore.... read more

 

Rite of passage: Champa Pandaw conquers first big challenges

Rite of passage: Champa Pandaw conquers first big challenges

There's something very exciting – not to say nerve-wracking – about the maiden voyage of a new ship. Dispatches from our new build supervisor Captain.... read more

 

Read all about it - Introducing Pandaw's best book selection with Golden Earth

Read all about it - Introducing Pandaw's best book selection with Golden Earth

As you might expect in a fleet founded by a former publisher and Southeast Asian art scholar, all Pandaw ships carry well-stocked bookshelves and lib.... read more

 

New season, new adventures - Pandaw welcomes two additions to our fleet

New season, new adventures - Pandaw welcomes two additions to our fleet

These are exciting days for Pandaw, as it's not often that we have two major new ship building and refitting projects running at the same time, both .... read more

 

Forging ahead: Pandaw's new sales supremo takes the tiller

Forging ahead: Pandaw's new sales supremo takes the tiller

As readers of The Pandaw Story are aware, our company has flourished by constant innovation, consistent experimenting with new products in new marke.... read more

 

VIP visit: Cambodian Prime Minister steps aboard Mekong Pandaw

VIP visit: Cambodian Prime Minister steps aboard Mekong Pandaw

Everyone who boards one of our unique ships gets a warm Pandaw welcome, whatever their background, and that includes the Prime Minister of Cambodia H.... read more

 

Experience is all: Pandaw founder shortlisted for top travel award

Experience is all: Pandaw founder shortlisted for top travel award

AUG 22, 2016 – Pandaw is delighted to announce that Paul Strachan, who launched Pandaw River Expeditions back in 1995 with his wife Roser, is one of .... read more

 

Think you know Burma? Not until you've seen the Chindwin

Think you know Burma? Not until you've seen the Chindwin

While the Chindwin River looms large in the story of Burma , its magnificent length (1200km) and unique presence are undersold by its classification .... read more

 

Dolphin delight: New opportunities to see the Mekong's favourite inhabitants

Dolphin delight: New opportunities to see the Mekong's favourite inhabitants

We have exciting news: Pandaw's special relationship with the Irrawaddy Dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) is about to get a great deal closer on the Me.... read more

 

Born in the jungle: Meet the man playing midwife to our brand new Champa Pandaw

Born in the jungle: Meet the man playing midwife to our brand new Champa Pandaw

In the  Golden Triangle , the remote spot deep in the Southeast Asian interior, near where Thailand,   Laos and Burma  meet, Captain Duncan Trol.... read more

 

Lion-ised in Hanoi: Pandaw passengers get the warmest of Vietnamese welcomes

Lion-ised in Hanoi: Pandaw passengers get the warmest of Vietnamese welcomes

It's often hard to tell Pandaw passengers' photos of their experience from those of the professionals paid to provide glossy images for promotional l.... read more

 

In the pirate's lair: MY Andaman Explorer uncovers the roots of British Burma

In the pirate's lair: MY Andaman Explorer uncovers the roots of British Burma

Regular Pandaw guests know about our fascination for the rich history of British rule in Burma, on whose legacy our pioneering company was built. Ove.... read more

 

Finding flavour: The top Aussie chef who transformed Pandaw's gourmet galley

Finding flavour: The top Aussie chef who transformed Pandaw's gourmet galley

Enjoyed Pandaw's onboard food offering recently? If so, you should know who to thank. His name is Stuart Hickman,  a 47-year-old Welsh Australia.... read more

 

New Horizons - Pandaw's maritime revolution

New Horizons - Pandaw's maritime revolution

After 21 years of innovation on the great rivers of Asia, Pandaw is about to enter a whole new chapter in its extraordinary story, venturing into .... read more

 

Happy ending - how a veteran Vietnam War protestor found peace with Pandaw

Happy ending - how a veteran Vietnam War protestor found peace with Pandaw

We're delighted to share this fabulous online album of a Pandaw Indochina adventure, compiled by Lynn Bains , who joined our Classic Mekong cruise.... read more

 

River Cruising in India

River Cruising in India

The Indian subcontinent is huge and there are so many ways to explore it. Whilst many visitors to India choose to travel by road, rail or plane, trav.... read more

 

Itineraries for 2017 and 2018 are now on sale

Itineraries for 2017 and 2018 are now on sale

Our 2017 and 2018 river cruise itineraries are now on sale. We are now also offering a pre-bookable wine package on all Pandaw-operated cruises.... read more

 

Venture on an expedition into the Brazilian Amazon

Venture on an expedition into the Brazilian Amazon

Our Sales & Marketing Manager Sven Zika recently experienced our new partner program in Brazil - Rio, Iguacu and the Amazon. This blog gives you a.... read more

 

Changing Rangoon

Changing Rangoon

Rangoon (Yangon) – the former capital of Burma (Myanmar) , the biggest city in the country and its most important business hub is undergoing enormous.... read more

 

5 Stars - 4 Ships - 3 Rivers - 2 Countries

5 Stars - 4 Ships - 3 Rivers - 2 Countries

5 stars - 4 ships - 3 rivers - 2 countries - launched halfway around the world for my first taste of luxury river cruising and a glimpse of British c.... read more