Some of the world’s greatest rivers flow through Asia – allow them to slow down the pace of your holiday and show you the landscapes, history and culture of some extraordinary destinations. Cruise through the Three Gorges on the mighty Yangtze, drift amongst the lush paddy fields and orchards of the Mekong, float past the rich artefacts of the Irrawaddy or get off-the-beaten-track on Burma’s Chindwin, Vietnam’s Red River or India’s Brahmaputra – whichever you choose, an incredible experience awaits.
With 20 years’ experience in cruising, Pandaw voyage lovingly-crafted boats infused with colonial charm down the rivers of Southeast Asia and India. A reincarnation of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, the elegant vessels are modelled on the original river steamers with each ship hand-finished in brass and teak. Shallow drafts help Pandaw reach destinations that other ships simply cannot go. Whilst the service is second to none, there is no dressing up for dinner and no ‘captain’s table’, just a friendly, convivial atmosphere as you take in the incredible sights.
All cabins have direct access to the promenade deck to sit back and enjoy unsurpassed views of the passing scenery and local life.
Pandaw ships offer a great choice of local foods, with European alternatives provided for those who want them.
Pandaw organise a variety of on board events such as cookery classes, tours of the engine room, fruit carving and cultural demonstrations.
Pandaw ships have quality mountain bikes on board enabling relaxed exploration at your own pace.
Pandaw has a 2:1 passenger to crew ratio, one of the highest in the industry.
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Over 19 years of experience
Friendly, knowledgeable regional specialists
Experienced English speaking tour guides
Everything's included in the price
Award winning service
Carefully planned itineraries
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