The double decked vessel to be named RV Sabei Pandaw is designed to meet the navigational challenges of shooting the rapids in the Laos gorges with its shallow draft and powerful engines to ensure year-round passage.
The Sabei will have just twelve classic Pandaw staterooms; eight on the main deck and four on the upper deck as well as an open plan saloon with flexible indoor or outdoor dining. The Sabei will be handcrafted to Pandaw's usual level of excellence in teak and brass and provide all the comforts of the personalised service their guests expect.
The Sabei will sail between Vientiane, the Laos capital, and Jinghong in China. This is a unique expedition only offered by Pandaw, traversing Laos, Thailand, Burma and China. Highlights include the ancient Laos capital of Luang Prabang, visits to tribal villages, national parks and the river itself which is intensely dramatic and wild.
For the adventurous, the new Sabei Pandaw offers a great base from which to experience expeditions ashore, trekking or by mountain bike. Cuisine on board is a blend of flavours from Laos and Thailand but the expert chefs are always happy to prepare international dishes upon request.