Pandaw announces Laos plans

Pandaw has announced a new 10-night cruise on the Mekong river in Laos from November 2015.

The luxury river expedition company will travel deep into the Laos mountains on its newest ship, the Laos Pandaw.

According to Pandaw, guests will have the chance to traverse rapids and gorges, visit villages, as well Buddhist temples in the Unesco world heritage site of Luang Prabang.

The Laos Pandaw, the 14th ship to join the fleet, offers just ten staterooms  – including one owner’s suite – with a crew to passenger ratio of 2:1.

Like its sister ship, the Kha Byoo, pictured above, the vessel benefits from a “low draught and a powerful engine” – ideal for sailing in the remote upper Mekong.

Guests booking before 5 January 2015 can benefit from a 10 per cent early booking saving.

The company, which is the first river expedition operator to cross all of Laos, also recently announced plans to sail Vietnam’s upper Red River.

The ten-night cruise in July 2015 will take in the limestone islands of Halong Bay before heading up the narrow waterway.

For reservations and more information about both cruises, contact  or visit

Anthony Pearce

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