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Orient Pandaw

SPECIAL OFFER - Mandalay Pagan Packet 8 Day Cruise (Upstream)

The Orient Pandaw is a stylish river cruise ship full of character and comfort. The ship offers journeys on the mighty Rajang River which is the longest river in Malaysia and meanders through jungle and breathtaking scenery in the heart of Borneo from Sibu to the Pelarus Rapids and to the delightful old cities of Sarikei and Kuching. On board there are 18 spacious teak cabins with en suite private facilities and a promenade and observation deck boasting colonial style décor. Prices for cruises on this ship vary according to availability so please call to check for the latest prices and offers.





Embark the ship at Pagan Ayar Hotel Jetty.

Day 1: Bagan

Upon arrival in Bagan, one of the richest archaeological sites in the world, transfer to the Pagan Ayar Hotel Jetty where the Orient Pandaw is moored. Check in at 11:30hrs. Please note that it takes approximately 3.5 hours by drive for transfer from Mandalay airport to ship (Pagan) for embarkation.

Day 2: Pagan

Spend the day exploring this fascinating city. During the period between 11th and 13th century the kings of Bagan dynasty ruled the country and ordered thousands of pagodas and temples to be built. You will find around 20 temples and pagodas to be seen here with some incredible ornate designs.

Day 3: Pakokku

Arrive in the market town of Pakokku where you may explore the the bustling town by Tuk Tuk.

Day 4: Yandabo

Arrive at Yandabo village, famous for its production of terrocotta pottery from the river bank clay. Spend the afternoon aboard the ship as she gently sails northwards to Ava.

Day 5: Ava

Arrive early in Mandalay for a fascinating excursion to Ava and Amarapura. Ava was the intermittent capital of Burma between the decline of Bagan around 1300 and the final move to Amarapura in 1837. The city was fortified with zig zag walls surrounded by artificial moats. Today you can still see the brick walls although little of the state offices and regimental quarters remain. You will visit the Bagaya Kyaung, a 200 year old royal monastery made of teak with elaborate wood carvings. In the evening walk in the picturesque Sagaing Hills with its many hermitages and nunneries.

Day 6: Mingun

Arrive at Mingun where you will visit the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda that is the largest single mass of brick building in the world. You will also visit the Mingun Old People’s Home originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s.

Day 7: Mandalay

Spend the day in Mandalay visiting the palaces, hill areas, local craft workshops and shopping.

Day 8: Mandalay

It’s time to say goodbye to your crew, fellow passengers and the Orient Pandaw today. Disembarkation takes place from 09:00hrs (Shwe Kyet Yet Jetty) and transfers to the airport.


Disembark the ship at Mandalay Shwe Kyet Yet Jetty.


  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the Orient Pandaw
  • Full Board plus local tea/coffee, soft drinks and local beer
  • Sightseeing and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and guide services (English language)
  • Crew gratuities


  • International flights and transfers
  • Port taxes
  • Fuel surcharges
  • Visa costs
  • Premium soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities to tour guides, local guides and drivers

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