STATEMENT FROM PANDAW
ON THE SITUATION IN MYANMAR
It is with great sadness that we must announce that we are cancelling all future cruises in Myanmar (Burma). We believe the current deplorable situation will only deteriorate further and it may be some time before any kind of normality returns and it is safe to travel. We feel that it is unfair to have to keep rebooking passengers over and over and it would be better to cancel now, offer alternatives or refunds, and then relaunch Myanmar when advisories against travel are lifted.
Myanmar was where Pandaw was born and remains the company’s spiritual home and much of our success on other rivers in other countries has been on the back of what we developed in Myanmar, in particular our unique expedition style. Myanmar, despite its political ups and downs, has been one of Pandaw’s most popular destinations over the past twenty-six years with a very strong following amongst Pandaw Club Members many of whom go back regularly. I know many will be disappointed to be not able to travel at this time, but I am sure they will understand.
Our seven ships are safe at Pagan and being watched over by the local community many of whom have worked for the company or had family members working for us, in some cases now into the second generation. I know they will be lovingly cared for and all our team there like us will be keen to get going again as soon as peace returns.
We have been overwhelmed by the many kind and generous donations from our members towards our emergency appeal. With over USD100,000 raised in a week we have been able to extend our Pandaw Clinics operations to a wider area providing medical assistance and other forms of humanitarian support to traumatised communities. We have also been able to share these funds with a number of other NGOs that we believe are making a marked contribution in helping the injured in the streets of Yangon and other cities. Further donations can be made on: https://www.pandawclinics.com/
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
Founder, Pandaw Cruises
Flussreisen Myanmar aus unserem Angebot:
8-tägiges Flussabenteuer in unbekannte Regionen von Mandalay bis Homalin mit RV Zwagyi Pandaw
Der Irrawaddy von Yangon bis Mandalay
15-tägige Pandaw-Flusskreuzfahrt, um die verborgenen Schätze und historischen Orte an den Ufern des Irrawaddy zu entdecken
Das große Irrawaddy Delta mit der RV Kanee Pandaw
8-tägige Flusskreuzfahrt ab/bis Yangon durch die “Reisschüssel” von Myanmar; Kultur und Natur abseits der üblichen Touristenwege; ideal für Kenner wie Einsteiger
NEU! Chindwin & Nagaland Expedition
15 Tage unterwegs in ferne Gefilde zu den Kopfjägern im Nagaland
nur 2 Termine: August und September 2021
Lassen Sie sich inspirieren und fragen Sie uns nach einem kompletten Angebot, sobald Flussreisen in Myanmar wieder möglich sein. Wir organisieren gerne Ihre komplette Rundreise von Ihrer Ankunft in Myanmar bis zu Ihrer Abreise.