RV Kha Byoo

Country Regions
Northern Myanmar, Mandalay

Ship Overview

Built in 2016, the beautifully crafted RV Kha Byoo Pandaw currently performs as Pandaw Academy’s Training Ship at Pagan. Featuring fourteen staterooms and an ultra-short draft, this remarkable vessel deftly sails to remote areas that are normally unreachable to other river cruise ships in Myanmar. This gives passengers a golden opportunity to go deep and experience the real Myanmar from close quarters. The ship’s stunning colonial style interiors and modern comforts are perfect accompaniments for a relaxing holiday. With several vantage points offering spellbinding vistas, exciting menu options, fun activities and immersive guided onshore excursions, every day on board this vessel is unforgettable.

  • Expansive Observation Deck with comfortable seating
  • All day and all night hospitality bar
  • A selection of massage services at the exclusive spa area
  • Film presentations and mesmerising cultural performances by experienced artists
  • Enjoyable cooking, fruit carving, napkin arrangement demonstrations
  • Informative lectures providing fascinating glimpses into local customs, traditions and history
  • Chess, monopoly and other board games for the entire family to enjoy
  • Barbecue beach party with a bonfire in dry weather conditions
  • Guided onshore excursions including travel to village markets
  • Complimentary on-board mountain bikes for guest use during unguided excursions


Staterooms / Suites

  • Staterooms on Main Deck
  • Staterooms on Upper Deck


RV Kha Byoo Pandaw carries six gracefully appointed staterooms on the Main Deck. Each stateroom measures 170 sq. ft. and features a scenic French window.

  • Premium brass and teak finishing
  • Choice of different bed configuration
  • High quality mattresses, first-rate linens, cosy duvet, various pillow options
  • Generous bath area with top-end bath amenities
  • In-room safe, hair dryer, individual climate control
  • Make-up mirror, large closet, easy under-bed storage
  • Free slippers and a beautiful kimono
  • Variety of delicious evening finger foods at no extra cost
  • Lots of clean drinking water
  • Professional turndown service every night and full time laundry service
  • Small DVD player and DVDs on special request

Deck Plans

Main Deck
Main Deck
Upper Deck
Upper Deck


  • Elegant dining room with casual outdoor and indoor seating
  • Freshly prepared meals consisting of delicious regional favourites and international fare
  • Healthy, vegetarian and light meal options on a daily basis
  • Bespoke meals on prior request
  • Plenty of beverages including water, tea, coffee, aerated drinks and regional tipple
  • Selection of wines including vintage varieties
  • Semi-buffet style for breakfast and lunch
  • Special themed seated dinners with a la carte offerings
  • Services of talented international chefs and experienced local master chef
  • Gala welcome dinner and farewell dinner
  • Lovely bake house offering fresh bread and rolls every day