The Pandaw experience is all about exploring remote and often hard-to-navigate rivers in specially-designed luxury small ships.

Each ship, hand-crafted in brass and teak, is an object of beauty in itself. A Pandaw adventure is very different from that offered on an ocean-going cruise. The ships are small scale, and the atmosphere is informal, and very friendly.

Lower Ganges

There can be no river in the world as sacred as the Ganges and an expedition on the Lower Ganges or Hooghly is one of the prettiest river journeys imaginable. The river wends its way through the lush countryside of West Bengal with its culturally significant towns crammed with temples and palaces. A rich and vibrant rural life abounds and there is never a dull moment as we sedately ply this pleasant waterway.

A decade ago, for the first time since colonial times, Pandaw pioneered river expeditions in India. Since then we have depended on modern style and often impractically designed partnerships. We are now able to offer an original Pandaw ship, vastly more suited to river expeditions in the tropics and far more comfortable too.

Date:Ship - cruiseNightsMain DeckUpper Deck
26 Mar 24
RV Kalaw Pandaw - Upstream
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7Standard from $5785
Your Price from $3470
Standard from $6335
Your Price from $4315
Itinerary:Kolkata, Kalna, Matiari, Murshidabad, Baranagar, Mayapur, Chandernagore, Kolkata

Brahmaputra River

India’s Brahmaputra River is the 29th longest river in the world at 2,948 km long, and has a discharge of 19,200 cubic litres per second which puts northern India’s great waterway in the top 10 when it comes to volume. This is a massive waterway, being the only river on Earth clearly visible from the moon during the Apollo missions. Flowing down from central Tibet through the legendary Tsangpo gorges, the Brahmaputra river opens out as it enters Assam to flow across that state and then through Bangladesh to flow out through the vast Sundarbans Delta, merging with the Ganges River, as they discharge into the Bay of Bengal.



Date:Ship - cruiseNightsMain DeckUpper Deck
05 Feb, 01 Mar, 25 Mar, 02 Apr 24
RV Kindat Pandaw - Upstream
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7Standard from $5985
Your Price from $3470
Standard from $6800
Your Price from $4315
Itinerary:Guwahati, Tezpur, Nameri National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Tea Gardens, Sualkuchi Silk Village, Guwahati

Pandaw SuitePandaw Twin Cabin

Cruise Price Includes: Entrance fees, guide services (English language), gratuities to crew, main meals, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes, mineral water. Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end of a voyage.

Local spirits and beers are no longer included: There are Free Flow Drinks Packages that you can pre purchase:
Free Flow Drinks  Package:  Local spirits and beer,  click here
Free Flow Drinks Package:  Local spirits, beer and wine with lunch and dinner,   click here

Drinks packages are free to Pandaw members (past guests who have joined up as a member)
You can alternatively pay on consumption at the end of the cruise.

Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Prices include all port charges and taxes. Prices are indicative only as they are subject to regular changes. Please check with us.

Prices shown are subject to availability, eligibility and change without notice.  Prices are subject to currency exchange rates.
Single rates are available: Please ask for details.
No Triple configurations.

Industry rates can only be booked 3 months prior to sailing except where marked Book Now!

Eligibility:  TA / AL / RTA / TW / IATA + travelling companions

A booking fee of $100 per person applies.

Contact us: or call 02 97008711