Pandaw River Expeditions has created a seven-night itinerary
that sails into China, a first for the company.
The 20-passenger Laos Pandaw will sail from Thailand through
Myanmar and Laos and into China. The new itinerary will have eight departure
dates in 2016, with the first taking place on Feb. 29. It will leave from
Chiang Saen, Thailand, and end in Jinghong in China’s Yunnan province.
The Laos Pandaw, which launched last year, was built for
sailing the Upper Mekong with a low draught and extra powerful engines.
“It has been a long-held ambition to sail the length of the
navigable sections of the Upper Mekong River,” Pandaw founder and president
Paul Strachan said. “There is much to explore in this undiscovered region;
travelers need to be up for a real adventure as the daily itinerary might
change, but with a flexible attitude they will have the trip of a lifetime.”
In addition to this itinerary, Pandaw is also offering pre-
and post-cruise extensions with a private vehicle and guide to visit Kunming,
Dali and Lijiang in Yunnan province as well as to visit the hill tribes of
Cruise-only prices start at $3,150 per person, based double
occupancy, for bookings made by April 30, 2015.
Pandaw operates cruises in Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia