Boutique Southeast Asia and India river expedition operator Pandaw River Expeditions is promoting a new collection of Combo Expedition River Cruises for guests with more free time to explore at a leisurely pace.
There are three combination cruises either available or proposed in countries including India, Burma, Vietnam or a multi-destination itinerary encompassing Laos, Thailand and Burma.
Pandaw describes the new itinerary options on its website as “a unique and special way to get off the beaten track and immerse yourself in the local culture in a way like no other.”
The collection ranges in length from 14- to 22-nights on back-to-back sailings, offering port calls virtually every day. Pricing includes flights, transfers and hotel stays between sailings (where necessary).
Pandaw’s new Combo Expedition options include:
- 14-night Ganges & Brahmaputra from Kolkata to Guwahati, which links sailings on RV Kalaw Pandaw and RV Kindat Pandaw. Prices from US$6,369.30 per person.
- 21-night Halong Bay, Red River & Laos Mekong, between Vientiane and Halong Bay, cruising aboard RV Angkor Pandaw, RV Champa Pandaw and RV Laos Pandaw. Prices from US$7,146.45 per person.
- 18-night Chindwin & The Upper Irrawaddy, from Pagan to Homalin, priced from US$4,158 per person.
- 14-night Chindwin & Nagaland aboard RV Kapay Pandaw and RV Zawagyi Pandaw, though this itinerary is subject to reconnaissance. Prices from US$3,638.25.
Departures dates vary by itinerary, with options available in 2022, 2023 and 2024 depending on the voyage. Some of the itineraries are currently only accepting registrations of interest.