Burmese Bargain! 5 star River cruise at Industry Rates



Additional Details

  • City of Departure: Mandalay
  • City of Arrival: Mandalay
  • Destination: Burma – The Irrawaddy
  • Departure Date: 12/10/13
  • Arrival Date: 19/10/13


Short Description

Ship Name

Pandaw II

Duration

07 Night

Eligibility

All Travel Industry Club Members + Family & Friends

Departure

12 Oct, 13

Itinerary

UPSTREAM ITINERARY:  Mandalay| Mingun Pagoda And Bell| Kyaung – Myoung Pooeries And Khan-Nyat Village| Tagaung Ancient City And Tigyang Hill| Katha/ Burmese Day| Shwegu and The Second Defile| Downstream |Mandalay

Rates             

Per Person based on Twin Share inclusive of taxes & Gratuities.

Includes

Entrance fees, guide services (English language), port dues, main meals, locally made soft and alcoholic beverages, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral, For Exclusions please go to the additional description.

Booking Fee

$100 Per person

 

Our Price: from $1,532.00


Additional Product Information

Rates Excludes:International flights, port dues (if levied), laundry, all visa costs, fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions), imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar.

The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company was established by Scots merchants in 1865. By the 1920s the company ran over 650 vessels on the rivers of Burma. It had become the largest privately owned fleet of ships in the world. Mainly paddle steamers, the largest class of vessels were 350ft long and licensed for 4,000 passengers. In 1942 the fleet in its entirety was scuppered as an Act of Denial when the Japanese invaded. In 1998 Paul Strachan discovered an original Clyde-built steamer called the Pandaw and arranged for its lease and restoration. Thus Pandaw was born and a unique concept and style of river cruising was created. In 2003 we took our Pandaw concept to the Mekong River in Indochina where in 2012 we will have five Pandaws plying between Saigon in Vietnam and Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Here, the Pandaws broke the seemingly impenetrable river border between two very different countries. In high water our vessels accomplished the first cross navigation of the Tonle Sap, an inland sea previously un-navigated by anything other than local speed boats. In 2009 we inaugurated new cruises on the Rajang in Borneo and Ganges in India. Another two magnificent Asian rivers, rich in things to do and see, with varied topography of great beauty. We pulled out of India as a result of operational and safety issues. By 2012 we will have ten beautifully crafted ships that we built ourselves. Each ship, hand finished in brass and teak by traditional craftsmen are in themselves objects of great beauty. The secret of our success is that on our ships, whilst luxury and comfort are discreetly present, it is the colonial character and friendly atmosphere that predominate. All our Pandaws have ultra-shallow drafts and can travel to remote areas, which would be unreachable by other vessels, let alone overland.

Conditions:
– Prices are per person twin share – Single rates are available – Book anytime – the earlier the better! – Subject to availability at time of booking

Source = Travel Industry Club

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