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EXPLORING THE ANDAMAN ARCHIPELAGO

THE ANDAMANS

7 NIGHTS FROM US$3,980

For the first time ever, Pandaw will be offering an expedition running the length of Andaman archipelago. Until such an expedition into this sensitive no go area would have been unimaginable.

Currently only the East coast of the Andaman Islands are open to us, but these are rich in scenic, ethnographic and marine interest.

On the east coast though there are various ethnic groups including Indians and Karens who will provide a warm welcome to our intrepid explorers. There are numerous beaches and uninhabited islands with coral reefs and rich marine life. The forests on the main islands have not been logged and there is a terrific biodiversity of plant life and tropical forest.

No vessel could be more suitable for this than the historic Andaman Explorer, built in 1963 as a Norwegian coast guard vessel and later converted into the plaything of an Italian plutocrat. Lovingly refitted by Pandaw, with her twelve sumptuous staterooms, the Explorer is ready for longer deeper expedition cruising, going deeper into these remote regions than any vessel before.

This sea expedition represents a very unique opportunity and we anticipate considerable interest so early booking essential.

Please note: This expedition requires a sufficient level of fitness and agility to climb in and out of tenders from the ship and at shore. Launching and boarding inflatable and rigid tenders can be challenging. Please be aware that the Andaman Explorer has a steep gangway and a good level of fitness is essential to ensure guest safety. There may be rough water which can challenge those with limited mobility. Launching and excursions are dependent on safe weather conditions as deemed by the Master of the Andaman Explorer and sea conditions.

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EXTENSIONS

PRE CRUISE EXTENSIONS

Delhi City & Taj Mahal 4 Night Pre Tour

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The Golden Triangle 6 Night Pre Tour

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POST CRUISE EXTENSIONS

Delhi City & Taj Mahal 3 Night Post Tour

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The Golden Triangle 6 Night Post Tour

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OPTIONAL PACKAGE ADDONS

Pre-Bookable House Wine Package (India)

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Free Flow Drinks

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Free Flow Drinks & Wine Package (India)

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ITINERARY

DAY 1 PORT BLAIR

Flight Arrivals into Port Blair, population 100,000 and capital of the Andamans, and transfer to ship. Go ashore to explore the colonial heritage architecture and see the iconic cellular jail.

DAY 2 SOUTH ANDAMAN ISLAND

We travel inland to visit unspoiled forest areas with concentrations of epiphytic vegetation, being ferns and orchids.

DAY 3 HAVELOCK AND LAWRENCE ISLANDS

Named after Sir Henry Havelock and the Lawrence brothers, great pillars of the Victorian Raj, with great beaches for swimming and coral reefs for snorkelling. The crescent shaped Radhanger beach is great for a long walk and elephants can be encountered.

DAY 4 DIGLIPUR

Cruise through the archipelago to reach the Northern Andaman Island; visit villages and local communities and see folk dancing and local workshops.

DAY 5 MAYABUNDER

This is the centre of the Karen population of over 3,000 people, brought over from Burma by the British in the 1920s and left behind after independence. Visit the market, church and a flourishing Karen cultural life.

DAY 6 RANGAT BAY AND LONG ISLAND

Virgin beaches, coral and walks ashore.

DAY 7 PORT BLAIR

Second call for port formalities and further explorations of Port Blair and area.

DAY 8 DISEMBARK

Transfer to airport for onward flights to Delhi, Madras or Kolkotta.

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WHATS INCLUDED

Cruise Price Includes: Transfers from/to Port Blair airport, all excursions as stated, entrance fees, guide services (English language), main meals, local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes, crew gratuities, kayaks & snorkelling equipment.

Cruise Price Excludes: International flights, port dues usd 195 per person, 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.

Please note: There is no credit card machine available on the Andaman Explorer due to connectivity issues. Please bring USD cash to settle your on board bill at the end of the cruise.

Please note: Thai citizens enter Burma visa-free but need a pre-arranged visa when visiting Mergui.

Please note: This expedition requires a sufficient level of fitness and agility to climb in and out of tenders from the ship and at shore. There may be rough water which can challenge those with limited mobility.

TRANSFERS & JOINING

DAY 1 PORT BLAIR

Transfer from Port Blair airport to embark the Andaman Explorer.

DAY 8 DISEMBARK

Transfer to Port Blair airport.

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