Cruising East Asia
We are often told our customers are always looking for something new, different or more exciting in the travel world. Well, if that's the case for you, look no further than a great Asian adventure in these three countries, which offer a taste of the exotic and a cultural journey of enormous appeal.
Three ancient civilisations, all with alluring (and well-organised) modern faces, this trio are rich in a city life that is 180 degrees from the norm, full of genuine charm and startling beauty, as well as rural scenes of timeless attraction.
The Mekong River is the core of this experience, featuring both historic Vietnam and exciting Cambodia, countries which have been something of a mystery to the Western world in the past but which are now vibrantly open and enticing. They include the fascination of Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh, plus stupendous World Heritage site Angkor Wat, all set in a destination-rich landscape.
Then there's Burma (or Myanmar), and another journey into a Colonial past overlaying two millennia of fascinating art, architecture and archaeology, where river-life is again the dominant force and gateway to an extravaganza of Buddhist culture.
All of this Asian magnificence can be sampled with the region's only luxury operator, Pandaw Cruises, who offer a series of riverboat tours and land stays that are second to none.
Whether you want an 8-night ‘taster' journey or a grand 20-night expedition, here is the perfect opportunity to sample these countries in every sense, in high style and with expert guides and lecturers. Pandaw Cruises specialise in cruises to Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma and Borneo, so there is plenty of great cruise itineraries to choose from.
Pandaw River Cruise ships come complete with their own colonial character, sumptuous décor, first-class cuisine and smoothly friendly service. The extraordinary nature of the river-going world, Pandaw style, is both genuine and all-encompassing, as well as featuring the highest space-to-passenger ratio of any riverboats afloat.
And, while you may travel in effortless fashion, there is no shortage of real-life experiences once you venture ashore, with this being the ideal way to get up close and personal with some of the most fascinating places in the world.
Pandaw also insist they make any visit to politically-sensitive Myanmar properly sympathetic to local sensibilities, with their mission statement reading: “We do our best to support the local domestic economy and ensure our suppliers and contractors are small local businesses. We are careful to make sure our clients' money falls into the right hands. The politically-correct refusal of most NGOs and international charities to work in the country has served to exacerbate deprivation and entrench the regime further.”
If you would like more information on Vietnam cruises, cruise to Asia or Pandow River ruises, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.