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Pagan & the Upper Irrawaddy - Upstream (Kha Byoo Pandaw)

Our new programme enables relaxed exploration of the magnificent temples of Pagan, the highlights of Mandalay and the scenic and remote Upper Irrawaddy. We journey off the beaten track for 10-nights all the way to Katha, nearly 1000 miles from Rangoon and once home to George Orwell and the setting for Burmese days. Other highlights will be passage through the 3rd and 2nd defiles, not to mention visits to enchanting local towns and villages.

To further enhance your experience, we now have a number of quality mountain bikes for your use.

11 February, 2020 to 21 February, 2020 Make a booking request for Pagan & the Upper Irrawaddy - Upstream (Kha Byoo Pandaw), departing on 11 February, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Main Deck Twin Sharing. From £ 3360 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 main deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 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
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Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From £ 4200 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 upper deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 6 upper 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
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Main Deck Twin Single Use. From £ 4704 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 main deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 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
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Upper Deck Twin Single Use. From £ 5880 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 upper deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 6 upper 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
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03 November, 2020 to 13 November, 2020 Make a booking request for Pagan & the Upper Irrawaddy - Upstream (Kha Byoo Pandaw), departing on 03 November, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Main Deck Twin Sharing. From £ 3360 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 main deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 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
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Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From £ 4200 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 upper deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 6 upper 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
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Main Deck Twin Single Use. From £ 4704 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 main deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 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
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Upper Deck Twin Single Use. From £ 5880 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 upper deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 6 upper 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
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02 January, 2021 to 12 January, 2021 Make a booking request for Pagan & the Upper Irrawaddy - Upstream (Kha Byoo Pandaw), departing on 02 January, 2021

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Main Deck Twin Sharing. From £ 3360 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 main deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 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
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Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From £ 4200 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 upper deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 6 upper 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
view cabin photo
Main Deck Twin Single Use. From £ 4704 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 main deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 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
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin Single Use. From £ 5880 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 upper deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 6 upper 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
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03 March, 2021 to 13 March, 2021 Make a booking request for Pagan & the Upper Irrawaddy - Upstream (Kha Byoo Pandaw), departing on 03 March, 2021

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Main Deck Twin Sharing. From £ 3360 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 main deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 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
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin Sharing. From £ 4200 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 upper deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 6 upper 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
view cabin photo
Main Deck Twin Single Use. From £ 4704 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 main deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 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
view cabin photo
Upper Deck Twin Single Use. From £ 5880 GBP pp (+ Port Charges. From £72 GBP pp)
5 upper deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 6 upper 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
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Pagan & the Upper Irrawaddy - Upstream (Kha Byoo Pandaw) itinerary:

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DAY 1 PAGAN
Embark for lunch and followed by exploration of the 3000 plus Pagan monuments by coach. The ship will leave Pagan at 17:30.
DAY 2 YANDABO
Cruise past the confluence with the Chindwin River and arrive at Yandabo village, famous for its production of terracotta pottery from the riverbank clay. Cruise through afternoon upstream towards Mandalay.
DAY 3 AMARAPURA
Morning visit to Ava and explore the ruins, visiting Bagaya Kyaung, a 200-year-old royal monastery made of teak with elaborate woodcarvings. Continue to visit the ancient capital of Amarapura and admire the paintings in a temple.
DAY 4 KYAUK-MYOUNG
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 weeklong firing in huge kilns. We return to the ship and enter the third defile of Irrawaddy.
DAY 5 KHANYAT
Stop at Khan-nyat village with its many Buddhist monasteries and visit the former head teacher's house, which also includes his small museum collections. We go ashore and climb the Pagoda Hill at Tigyang with its stunning views of the Upper Irrawaddy River.
DAY 6 KATHA
We reach the enchanting colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell’s Burmese Days. Little has changed since then. Of interested are the fire station’s collections of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company’s ship’s bells taken from sunken ships in the Second War. Katha was the final resting place of the old flotilla and here over a hundred ships were scuppered in 1942 in an Act of Denial before the advancing Japanese. We also visit an elephant logging camp at Katha in the hardwood forests of the hills that surround the town and further upstream.
DAY 7 SAIL UPSTREAM KYUNT DAW ISLAND
Transfer by Local boat and visit Kyun Daw village where we will visit countless small Pagodas.
DAY 8 2ND DEFILE OF IRRAWADDY
Cruise through the 2nd Defile, the most dramatic of the three gorges with cliffs towering over the narrow channel. Sail downstream.
DAY 9 TAGAUNG
Walking tour of the ancient city of Tagaung viewing the fortifications, a famous nat or spirit shrine and the archaeological area.
DAY 10 MINGUN
Slip our moorings early in the morning and stop at Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda that is the largest single mass of brick building in the world. We also visit the Mingun Old People’s Home originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s. Drive through the beautiful Sagaing hills to the hilltop to enjoy an amazing view over the region and Irrawaddy River.
DAY 11 MANDALAY
Disembark after breakfast at the Jetty.
Please Note:
The itinerary for this expedition is indicative only. As we travel to remote areas, changes to the itinerary will inevitably occur. A flexible approach is required if you book this cruise.

Pagan & the Upper Irrawaddy - Upstream (Kha Byoo Pandaw) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
The itinerary for this expedition is indicative only. As we travel to remote areas, changes to the itinerary will inevitably occur. A flexible approach is required if you book this cruise.
Disembark after breakfast at the Jetty.
Slip our moorings early in the morning and stop at Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda that is the largest single mass of brick building in the world. We also visit the Mingun Old People’s Home originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s. Drive through the beautiful Sagaing hills to the hilltop to enjoy an amazing view over the region and Irrawaddy River.
Walking tour of the ancient city of Tagaung viewing the fortifications, a famous nat or spirit shrine and the archaeological area.
Cruise through the 2nd Defile, the most dramatic of the three gorges with cliffs towering over the narrow channel. Sail downstream.
Transfer by Local boat and visit Kyun Daw village where we will visit countless small Pagodas.
We reach the enchanting colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell’s Burmese Days. Little has changed since then. Of interested are the fire station’s collections of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company’s ship’s bells taken from sunken ships in the Second War. Katha was the final resting place of the old flotilla and here over a hundred ships were scuppered in 1942 in an Act of Denial before the advancing Japanese. We also visit an elephant logging camp at Katha in the hardwood forests of the hills that surround the town and further upstream.
Stop at Khan-nyat village with its many Buddhist monasteries and visit the former head teacher's house, which also includes his small museum collections. We go ashore and climb the Pagoda Hill at Tigyang with its stunning views of the Upper Irrawaddy River.
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 weeklong firing in huge kilns. We return to the ship and enter the third defile of Irrawaddy.
Morning visit to Ava and explore the ruins, visiting Bagaya Kyaung, a 200-year-old royal monastery made of teak with elaborate woodcarvings. Continue to visit the ancient capital of Amarapura and admire the paintings in a temple.
Cruise past the confluence with the Chindwin River and arrive at Yandabo village, famous for its production of terracotta pottery from the riverbank clay. Cruise through afternoon upstream towards Mandalay.
Embark for lunch and followed by exploration of the 3000 plus Pagan monuments by coach. The ship will leave Pagan at 17:30.
* = Indicative
Map for Pagan & the Upper Irrawaddy - Upstream (Kha Byoo Pandaw)
Kha Byoo Pandaw, the ship servicing Pagan & the Upper Irrawaddy - Upstream (Kha Byoo Pandaw)

Kha Byoo Pandaw

Vessel Type: River Boat

Length: 40 metres

Passenger Capacity: 20 passengers (28 passengers from Sept 2019)

Built / refurbished: 2016

ACCOMMODATION

5 upper deck staterooms, 5 main deck staterooms (as of September 2019: 6 upper deck and 8 main deck staterooms) - Staterooms are 170 square feet (16sqm), finished in teak and brass - Premium mattresses - Convertible bed configuration

WINING & DINING

Local master chef heading an experienced international culinary team - Personalized meal services - Daily lean & light menu options - Complimentary coffee, water, tea, soft drinks, local beer, local spirits, juices - 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

• Explore Katha. The enchanting colonial town of Katha was setting for George Orwell’s Myanma Days. Katha was also the final resting place of the old flotilla and here over a hundred ships were scuppered in 1942.

• In Khanyat visit a Buddhist orphanage and the grave of an English officer assasinated here during the Pacification of Burma (1887).

• Visit the spectacular potteries near Kyauk-Myoung.

• Discover Pagan. Pagan is one of the richest archeological sites in the world and the highlight of every tour through Myanmar.
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