Tour Summary

Sailing downstream from Mandalay to Yangon for 11 days by passing several local cities with different attractions and activities. It’s time to experience the differences with the excellent service of Pandaw Cruise.

Embark the ship and after lunch on board, we tour central Mandalay visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and Shwe-im-bin teak carved monastery and Amarapura with the teak Bagaya Kyaung, Menu Ok-kyaung and crossing the U Bein Bridge.
We move on to explore the ancient capitals of Ava and cast off cruising downstream through lunch and in the late afternoon we explore Yandabo, a small rural village specialized in pot making. We visit the Pandaw School and the new dispensary both built with past donations from Pandaw passengers.
We tour a selection of the 3,000 listed monuments in this important World Heritage Site and visit lacquer workshops.
Ascend Tan-Chi-Taung mountain by mini van for the spectacular sunrise over Pagan. In Salay we visit a number of teak monasteries including the Yout-Saun-Kyaung with its spectacular wood carvings and we explore an area of splendid colonial-style houses.
We climb the river bank and wind our way through a labyrinth of passages and paths to reach the magnificent Myat-thalon Pagoda. This pagoda is constructed with solid gold bricks.
We visit Minhla Italian built forts constructed to keep the British at bay from Royal Myanmar. Thayetmyo, 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. We visit the market, see the colonial houses and ride out by horsecart to see the countryside and golf club.
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.
Stop at the famous A KaukTaung to explore the spectacular stone carving on the cliff.
Continue our exploration of Delta creeks and stop at Danuphyu, another little known town with a busy port and bustling markets.
Sail through the Rangoon River and enter the Twante Canal, which connects the Yangon River with the Irrawaddy Delta. We stop on route at the Twante in the afternoon. Enter to the Yangon river port.
Disembark at Rangoon (Yangon).


  • Coach transfer Yangon-Prome (for upstream itinerary only, no bus transfer needed for downstream itinerary)
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals, local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes


  • International flights
  • Port dues (if levied), laundry, all visa costs, fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • All beverages except local mineral water, jugged coffee, teas & tisanes and tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.