Pandaw Irrawaddy Flotilla River cruises
The unique Pandaw river expedition concept evolved
in Myanmar from the vestiges of the colonial Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. Boats were built here and in Burma
and learnt to master river navigation at its worst.
Burma, after 1987 renamed by the regime Myanmar, is the largest mainland South-East Asian country and with the
greatest variety of scenery from Himalayan peaks to tropical beaches. We have yet to meet a visitor to Burma who
does not feel that this is the most beautiful, friendly and culturally interesting Asian country ever visited.
Most of the population live in three great river valleys encircled by impenetrable horseshoes of mountains.
River life dominates the country and still to this day forms the main system of transportation, irrigation
and from its rich fishing grounds the principal protein source for the majority of the population.
In the great Chindwin, Irrawaddy and Salween valleys two millennia of Buddhist art, architecture and archaeology survive,
including of course the 3000 standing monuments at Pagan. There is no other Asian country with so vast
and varied a range of cultural sites.
Almost everywhere there are temples and monasteries, festivals and ceremonies.
The Burmese are a deeply pious people and Buddhist activities dominate every aspect of life.
Combine package tours with Pre & Post Cruise
Cultural & Natural highlights
Yangon – Mandalay – Cruise – Bagan – Yangon
Duration: 8 Days / 7 nights
(Cruise: 2 nights downriver & Tour: 6 days / 5 nights)
Yangon – Inle Lake – Pindaya – Mandalay – Cruise – Bagan - Yangon
Duration: 11 Days / 10 nights
(Cruise: 2 nights downriver & Tour: 9 days / 8 nights)
ETHNIC MINORITIES OF SHAN STATE
Yangon- Pindaya-Inle Lake-Kengtung-Mandalay-Cruise-Bagan–Yangon
Duration: 15 Days / 14 nights
(Cruise: 2 Nights Downriver & Tour: 12 days / 11 nights)