RV Kha Byoo Pandaw

RV Kha Byoo Pandaw Review and Specifications

Specifications of RV Kha Byoo Pandaw

Year built2016  /  Age : 3
OwnerPandaw River Expeditions
OperatorPandaw Cruises
Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
Length (LOA)40 m / 131 ft
Beam (width)7 m / 23 ft
Gross Tonnage440 gt
Passengers18
Crew13
Decks2
Cabins9
Decks with cabins2

Current itinerary of RV Kha Byoo Pandaw

RV Kha Byoo Pandaw current cruise is 11 days, one-way from Mandalay to Bagan. Prices start from USD 2908 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 14 Mar, 2019 and ends on 25 Mar, 2019.

Date / TimePort
15 Mar     Mandalay, Myanmar   
16 Mar     Kyaukmyaung, Myanmar   
17 Mar     Khanyat, Myanmar   
18 Mar     Katha, Myanmar   
19 Mar     Kyun Daw, Myanmar   
20 Mar     Irrawaddy River, Myanmar   
21 Mar     Tagaung, Myanmar   
22 Mar     Mingun, Myanmar   
23 Mar     Inwa, Myanmar   
24 Mar - 25 Mar     Bagan, Myanmar(Overnight)   
25 Mar      Arriving in Bagan, Myanmar   

Review of RV Kha Byoo Pandaw

RV Kha Byoo Pandaw ship was built in Yangon (Rangoon) and launched in 2016. This is a shallow-draft design riverboat able to cruise on itineraries leaving from Mandalay to the most northern navigable point of Irrawaddy River - Bhamo, near the China border. The itinerary visits Katha, where George Orwell wrote Burmese Days.

The ship has 2 walk-around passenger decks, of which the upper deck has 3 cabins (sized 16 m2 / 170 ft2) and 1 premium cabin, while the main deck has 5 cabins. All staterooms feature twin beds (some converting to double), French windows, air-conditioning, safes, desks, hairdryers, slippers and bathrobes in the en-suite bathrooms. An onboard laundry is available, too.

Like on similar Pandaw river cruise ships, Kha Byoo Pandaw passengers are able to spend leisure time on the aft part of the covered upper deck. Meals are served bistro-style indoor and outdoor on the upper deck. Breakfast is buffet style, but preceded by light bites, tea and coffee for early risers. Lunch is served either buffet style or sit-down, while dinners are 4-course affairs. Pandaw's food ingredients are locally sourced and always fresh.

Domestic beers, spirits, soft drinks, coffee and tea are complimentary and served on the upper deck at the bar/library lounge. An open-bridge policy is in place. Wi-Fi is slow because of the remote regions traveled. However, some riverside ports along the cruise itinerary feature Internet shops.

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RV Kha Byoo Pandaw Itineraries

The below listed RV Kha Byoo Pandaw cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest River Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Feb 22 11 days, one-way from Mandalay to Bagan Mandalay $2908
2019 Feb 22 8 days, round-trip The Upper Irrawaddy Downstream Mandalay $2544
2019 Mar 04 11 days, one-way from Bagan to Mandalay Bagan $2908
2019 Mar 07 8 days, round-trip The Upper Irrawaddy Upstream Mandalay $2544
2019 Mar 14 11 days, one-way from Mandalay to Bagan Mandalay $2908
2019 Mar 14 8 days, round-trip The Upper Irrawaddy Downstream Mandalay $2544
2019 Mar 24 11 days, one-way from Bagan to Mandalay Bagan $2908
2019 Mar 27 8 days, round-trip The Upper Irrawaddy Upstream Mandalay $2544