Pandaw River Expeditions has announced a new seven-day programme through the backwaters of Kerala, south-west India.
The cruise line has scheduled four sailings for December 2, 2015, January 12, 2016, February 23 and March 22, priced from £999.
The packages include a three-night land programme where guests stay at the five-star Heritage Vivanta by Taj Malabar Hotel, Kerala, and visit Fort Cochin and St Francis’ church.
Then, three nights are spent on board Pandaw’s MV Vaikundam, which sails from Thottappally through Kanjipadam, before heading on to the village of Champakulam.
Hugh Clayson, Pandaw’s commercial director, said: “Pandaw was one of the founders of river cruising in India and we are now delighted to offer this combined cruise and land package in Kerala, exploring some of the most fascinating and historically interesting waterways in the world.”
Earlier this year, the cruise line, which operates cruises in Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam and Cambodia, announced plans to launch a London-based tour operation.
Pandaw Expeditions, which has obtained an Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing permit and is now a member of the Association of British Travel Agents, is set to offer flight-inclusive packages to travel agents and clients.
You can read about Cruise Adviser’s journey on Kalaw Pandaw in Myanmar here and in the upcoming river guide, out in February.