The Irrawaddy (Kanee Pandaw)

The Irrawaddy (Kanee Pandaw)

From USD $5,950


Ply from Yangoon to the delightful city of Prome on the edge of the Delta to Mandalay and Mingun. Daily stops include tours of the historic capitals of Pagan with its 3,000 monuments, and Mandalay with its royal palace and many sites around the city, particularly on the river. We will pass from the lush teak forests around Prome, through the near desert of Middle Burma before we reach the former King’s capital Mandalay. Optional stays in Yangon the capital with transfers and flights are offered as an add on to the cruise.

Trip Name
The Irrawaddy (Kanee Pandaw)
Vessel Type: River Boat Passenger Capacity: 28 These ultra-shallow twin decked vessel can go where other ships cannot and is perfect for soft adventure river expeditions. This much-loved, safari-style vessel offers outdoor or indoor dining, run-round promenades and ample indoor and outdoor living space. The cabins are cleverly designed and very comfortable with roomy bathrooms. ACCOMMODATION • 6 upper deck and 8 main deck staterooms • Staterooms are 170 square feet (16sqm), finished in teak and brass •  Panoramic French window • Kimonos and slippers • Spa-branded amenities • Unlimited mineral water • Electric mini safe • Imported quality linens with duvet and two kind of pillows • Premium mattresses • Convertible bed configuration • Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift • Make-up mirror • Multi-configuration plugs • Generous closet space and under-bed storage • Hair dryer • Daily nightly turndown service • 24hr laundry service • Complimentary evening canapés • Yoga mats in all cabins WINING & DINING • Local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team • Personalized meal services • Daily lean & light menu options • Complimentary local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes • Extensive wine list with premium wines • Welcome Drink on arrival • Welcome cocktail • Farewell Reception • Theme- and gala dinners • Open air lounge and bar • Al fresco bistro style dining ON EXCURSIONS • Admissions • Shoe cleaning after excursions • Bottled drinking water • We give away aluminium water bottles • Cold towel service after excursions • Refreshing drink following excursions • 1st aid trained assistant guide to follow all tours and excursions.


Embark and sail up the Rangoon River and enter the Twante Canal, which connects the Yangon River with the Irrawaddy Delta. We stop on route at the Twante Town and explore city center.
In morning we walk visit to Maubin bustling market and city surrounding area. Afternoon our exploration of Delta area NyaungDon city visit to see country life style. Moor over night at Zakagyi.
We continue our exploration of Delta creeks and stop at Donabyu, another little known town with a busy port and bustling markets. In the First Anglo Burmese War of 1825 the Burmese General Maha-Bandoola was defeated here following a long and disastrous campaign by the British. Afternoon walk in Zalon city to visit beautiful Golden Buddha image and return to ship. Moor overnight at Henzada.
Sailing all day and we stop to visit the markets and see old colonial buildings in the sleepy Delta town of Manaung. We enter the Irrawaddy River.
Day 5 - DAY 5 PROME (PYAY)
Early morning we sail slowly upstream and downstream A Kaut Taung area, to view Buddha carvings on the mountainside, from the upper deck or Sundeck. We reach Prome by the afternoon and travel by coach to the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, the former centre of the Pyu civilization with a fascinating museum of early Buddhist artifacts and sculptures.
This pleasant colonial town once guarded the border between Royal Myanmar and British Myanmar following the 2nd Anglo Myanmar War of 1855. Many of the buildings including the covered market date from this period. Thayet also boasts the oldest golf course in Myanmar (1885). We visit the market, see the colonial houses and ride out by horse cart to the golf course, passing through the former British botanical garden.
Minhla - We visit the two Italian built forts constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar. The fight for the Minhla redoubt was the only serious action in the war and the death of a young subaltern inspired Kipling to write a poem.We ride Trishaws to reach the magnificent Magwe Myat-thalon Pagoda, constructed with solid gold bricks. Of interest are the many nat shrines and hermitages within the temple precincts.
Day 8 - DAY 8 SALE
Here we visit the Yout-saun-kyaung monastery with its spectacular wood carvings; we also explore an area of splendid colonial-style houses and continue sailing upstream.
Day 9 - DAY 9 PAGAN
In the morning, moor at the Tan-Chi-Taung mountain and enjoy the view. Continue with one of the highlights of your trip with a tour of a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments at this World Heritage Site, Pagan.
Day 10 - DAY 10 PAGAN
Further exploration by coach of the monuments follow by a lacquerware workshop and visit to the local markets. Sail in the noon to upstream. Evening walk at Oh Ne Kyaung village to see the local life in this typical river side community.
Day 11 - DAY 11 YANDABO
This small rural village is specialized in pot making. We visit the Pandaw School, built with past donations from Pandaw passengers.
Guests will take a tour of central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung teak carved monastery. In the afternoon we visit Sagaing. The true delight of Sagaing lies in its 1000 hermitages and sanctuaries, rich in woodcarving and religious art. Next we explore the ancient capital of Amarapura by coach, take a boat ride along Taungthaman lake and watch the tranquillity and serenity of this beautiful lake and its famous U-Bein Bridge at sunset.
Day 13 - DAY 13 MINGUN
We stop at Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda which is the largest single mass of brick building in the world. We also visit the Mingun Old Peoples Home originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s.
Sail upstream and visit the spectacular potteries near Kyauk-myoung where the famous 50 gallon water pots are handmade. We see all stages of manufacture from the throwing of the pots to the week-long firing in huge kilns. Afternoon sailing to Mandalay.
Day 15 - DAY 15 MANDALAY
Disembark at Mandalay.
Day 16 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

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16-11-202030-11-2020USD $5,950Main Deck Twin. From
16-11-202030-11-2020USD $6,950Upper Deck Twin. From
26-12-202009-01-2021USD $5,950Main Deck Twin. From
26-12-202009-01-2021USD $6,950Upper Deck Twin. From
06-02-202120-02-2021USD $5,950Main Deck Twin. From
06-02-202120-02-2021USD $6,950Upper Deck Twin. From
04-03-202118-03-2021USD $5,990Main Deck Twin. From
04-03-202118-03-2021USD $6,990Upper Deck Twin. From
30-03-202113-04-2021USD $5,990Main Deck Twin. From
30-03-202113-04-2021USD $6,990Upper Deck Twin. From


    • Discover Rangoon that has always been one of the loveliest cities in Asia and until recently caught in an enchanted time warp.
    • Visit the 5th-8th century archaeological site of Thiri-ya-kittiya, former centre of the Pyu civilization with a fascinating museum of early Buddhist artifacts and sculpture at Hmawza.
    • At Magwe we climb the river bank and wend our way through a labyrinth of passages and paths to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda.