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THE CLASSIC IRRAWADDY RIVER CRUISE

THE GOLDEN LAND

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This is a very different Burma cruise. Sailing through the heart of ‘Middle Myanmar’ we pass through a varying landscape – from the lush teak plantations around Prome to the desert country south of Pagan. We visit a number of small villages and towns and see local agriculture and manufacturing at first hand. These places are remote from the modern world and offer a glimpse of a timeless, lost Myanmar far from the usual tourist track. We also visit a number of old monasteries and temples of art historical interest in this the cultural heartland of old Myanmar.

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EXTENSIONS

PRE CRUISE EXTENSIONS

NGL Pre cruise Rangoon

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2 Nights Mystical Inle Lake Pre Tour

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Mystical Inle Lake & Southern Shan State Adventure (4 nights) - Kalaw Hill Lodge

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2 Nights Southern Shan State Adventure - Kalaw Hill Lodge

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POST CRUISE EXTENSIONS

NGL Post cruise Rangoon

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Mystical Inle Lake & Southern Shan State Adventure (4 nights) - Kalaw Hill Lodge

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Undiscovered Burma's South - Strand Moulmein

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OPTIONAL PACKAGE ADDONS

Private Dining

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Pre-Bookable House Wine Package

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Free Flow Drinks

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Free Flow Drinks & Wine Package

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ITINERARY

Upstream      Downstream

DAY 1 AMARAPURA / MANDALAY

Embark the ship and after lunch on board, we tour central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe-im-bin teak carved monastery and Amarapura with the teak Bagaya Kyaung, Menu Ok-kyaung and crossing the U Bein Bridge.


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DAY 2 YANDABO

We move on to explore the ancient capitals of Ava and cast off cruising downstream through lunch and in the late afternoon we explore Yandabo, a small rural village specialized in pot making. We visit the Pandaw School and the new dispensary both built with past donations from Pandaw passengers.

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DAY 3 PAGAN

We tour a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments in this important World Heritage Site and visit lacquer workshops.

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DAY 4 PAGAN

Ascend Tan-Chi-Taung mountain by mini van for the spectacular sunrise over Pagan. In Salay we visit a number of teak monasteries including the Yout-Saun-Kyaung with its spectacular wood carvings and we explore an area of splendid colonial-style houses.

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DAY 5 MAGWE

We climb the river bank and wind our way through a labyrinth of passages and paths to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda. This pagoda is constructed with solid gold bricks.

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DAY 6 MINHLA AND GWECHAUNG

We visit Minhla Italian built forts constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar. Thayetmyo, this pleasant colonial town once guarded the border between Royal Myanmar and British Myanmar following the 2nd Anglo Myanmar War of 1855. Many of the buildings including the covered market date from this period. We visit the market, see the colonial houses and ride out by horsecart to see the countryside and golf club.

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DAY 7 PROME (PYAY)

Visit the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, former centre of the Pyu civilization with a fascinating museum of early Buddhist artifacts and sculpture.

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DAY 8 A KAUKTAUNG

Stop at the famous A KaukTaung to explore the spectacular stone carving on the cliff.

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DAY 9 DANUPYU

Continue our exploration of Delta creeks and stop at Donabyu, another little known town with a busy port and bustling markets.

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DAY 10 TWANTE

Sail through the Rangoon River and enter the Twante Canal, which connects the Yangon River with the Irrawaddy Delta. We stop on route at the Twante in the afternoon. Enter to the Yangon river port.

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DAY 11 RANGOON (YANGON)

Disembark at Rangoon (Yangon).

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WHATS INCLUDED

Cruise Price Includes: Coach transfer Yangon-Prome (for upstream itinerary only, no bus transfer needed for downstream itinerary), entrance fees, guide services (English language), gratuities to crew, main meals, local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes.

Cruise Price Excludes: 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 and tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.

TRANSFERS & JOINING

DAY 1 AMARAPURA / MANDALAY

Embark on your ship between 10:30am - 11:45am at Sagaing Lay Kyun Man Aung Jetty Mandalay.

DAY 11 RANGOON (YANGON)

Disembark at Kyan Mar Yay Jetty (on Strand Road in Yangon opposite the Myanmar Custom Department, between Pansoedan Jetty and Sule Jetty) at 8.00am.

TESTIMONIALS

We wish to tell you that our experience on your Golden Lands cruise was absolutely SUPERB - posted by Graham Harrington

The Pandaw cruise on the Irrawaddy was an eye-opener - posted by Edward Tamagno

I want to commend an incredible you as well as your incredible crew - posted by Judith Jennings

I can thoroughly recommend a trip on the Irrawaddy with Pandaw and would consider this company first if I take another river cruise - posted by Daphne Hossle

Everything about this trip was so good that it is difficult to know where to begin - posted by Catherine Nash

This was one of my most awsome trips I ever made - posted by Silvia and Christian Jakob

Put simply, our Pandaw cruise was excellent, 5 out of 5 - posted by Jerry and Susan Lampert

Myanmar left footprints on our hearts. We'll be back - posted by Kirsty Simmonds

The food was delicious, the boat beautifully looked after and we were sad to say goodbye - posted by Judy Coates

This is one of the hardest service cultures to build in a team. Well done - posted by Janet & Alan Collingwood

High level excellence all the way around - posted by Gerry Martin

Pandaw occupies a very special place in our lives, and we intend to return again and again - posted by Denzil O'Brien & Annie Shepherd

I would like to thank you and your organization for a wonderful holiday cruise - posted by Helen Salmon

I recently had a wonderful trip on the Orient Pandaw from Prome to Mandalay - posted by Pat Ferdinands

Your guests were impressed – congratulations and thank you - posted by Norman & Lynette Bunn

Back in Aus after a really great trip to Burma and Singapore - posted by Graham Mccrae

Overall a wonderful experience on a lovely vessel - posted by Mr & Mrs Pearson

I will certainly be telling my friends what a great holiday I had - posted by Mrs Lawther

A holiday I can recommend, wholeheartedly - posted by Mr & Mrs Deakin

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