RV Paukan 2012

Cabins : 18   |   Launched : 2012   |   Length : 42m (138ft)   |   Crew Members : 25

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Deluxe with French Balcony

No of Cabins : 8   |   Area : 23m2 (247ft2)   |   Bed : Twin

The Main Deck provides 8 Deluxe with French Balcony with area of 23 sqm, Twin beds. Room’s design is combination between modern contemporary style and traditional Burmese style, finished in teak and antique-style handcrafted decorations. All cabins equiped with air-conditioners and high-class facilities, including private bathrooms with hot water shower, and French balcony with fantastic view over the river.

Features +
  • An en-suite bathroom
  • Hot water shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Electronic safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone
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Deluxe with Private Balcony

No of Cabins : 6   |   Area : 25m2 (269ft2)   |   Bed : Double

The Main Deck provides 6 cabins with 25 sqm, Double beds. All cabins are designed with modern contemporary style, blended with British colonial style, and finished in teak and other Myanmar woods. Each stateroom is air-conditioned and equiped with high-class facilities, including en-suite bathroom and a private balcony with excellent views over the river.

Features +
  • An en-suite bathroom
  • Hot water shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Electronic safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone
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Premier with Balcony (At Bow)

No of Cabins : 2   |   Area : 25m2 (269ft2)   |   Bed : Double/Twin Beds

The Upper Deck provides 2 Premiers with Balcony situated At Bow, with area of 25 sqm, Double/Twin beds. The room design is a excellent combination between modern contemporary, traditional Burmese, and British colonial style, finished in teak and antique handcrafts. All staterooms are air-conditioned and installed with luxury facilities, including en-suite bathroom, fantastic balcony with perfect view of the river.

Features +
  • An en-suite bathroom
  • Hot water shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Electronic safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone
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Single Cabin

No of Cabins : 2   |   Area : 10m2 (107ft2)   |   Bed : Single

The Upper Deck provides 2 Single Cabins with area of 10 sqm, Single beds. The room area is compact and cozy, providing relaxing and comfortable experience for passengers. Each cabin are air-conditioned and equiped with high-class facilities, including en-suite bathroom with hot water shower.

Features +
  • An en-suite bathroom
  • Hot water shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Electronic safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone

RV PAUKAN 2012 DECK PLAN

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Bar

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Restaurant

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Relax on Sundeck

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Lounge

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New Royal Myanmar - Downstream 3 Nights

Destinations: Sagaing - Ava - Monywa - Yandabo - Salay

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Experience the pottery making in the riverside village – Yandabo
  • Contemplate the Hpowindaung cave which is so famous for hundreds of Buddha Statues.
  • Explore the ancient capitals of Burma with horse carriage. 
  • Enjoy cruising in the luxurious ship with numerous interesting activities.
Day 01 SAGAING - AVA (L/D)

We embark the ship at Sagaing Jetty at around 10:30 am and start cruising after half an hour. Enjoy your welcome cocktail which then followed by lunch.

In the afternoon, we enjoy an interesting tour around Ava by a horse carriage exploring the key sites of this ancient city: the 200 - year - old teak monastery - Bagaya Kyaung, the 27 – meter - high Nanmyin watchtower and the Yadana Hsemee pagoda complex. 

We serve dinner onboard and stay overnight near a river village.

Day 02 MONYWA (B/L/D)

We spend this whole day today exploring the land of Monywa. First, we take a coach drive about 90 minutes to get to Monywa and visit the Hpowindaung cave. This site is well-known for a great number of Buddha Statues placed in the niches of the wall and the beautiful ancient mural paintings. After that, we have lunch at a famous local restaurant in Win Unity Hotel. The next spot will absolutely make you surprise, we get to the incredible Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda, where contains more than 500,000 Buddha statues.

Then we come back to Myin Mu after a busy sightseeing day and moor at the river Bank for a night.

Day 03 YANDABO - RIVER VILLAGE (B/L/D)

The pottery village of Yandabo is a perfect place to take a walk. Here, you will have a chance to learn more about the pottery – making procedures as well as see many beautiful ceramic products.

The village is also well - known for marking a historical event where the first Anglo - Burmese war ended by the peace treaty signed in 1826. 

Then, we sail downstream and have lunch onboard.

In the afternoon, we stop and visit a riverside village after a long day cruising.

Back onboard for dinner which will then followed by a Puppet Show.

Day 04 SALAY (B)

After breakfast, we go ashore at Salay Jetty at around 9:00 am.

What's Included

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • Ayravata Cruises English Speaking Guide (additional non-English speaking guide is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Transfer by coach to/from Prome

What's Not Included

  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable

IMPORTANT NOTE: For All departures should the occupancy be less than 12 PASSENGERS the Company reserves the right to cancel the cruise up to 60 days prior the departure date. A written confirmation notice will be released to all booked clients and/or their agents within and not later than 60 days prior the departure date. In case of cancellation an alternative cruise will be offered and if not acceptable all down payments will be refunded.

New Royal Myanmar - Upstream 3 Nights

Destinations: Bagan - Yandabo - Monywa - Ava - Sagaing

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Experience the pottery making in the riverside village – Yandabo
  • Contemplate the Hpowindaung cave which is so famous for hundreds of Buddha Statues.
  • Explore the ancient capitals of Burma with horse carriage. 
  • Enjoy cruising in the luxurious ship with numerous interesting activities.
Day 01 BAGAN - RIVER VILLAGE (L/D)

We embark the ship at Bagan Aye Yar jetty at around 10:30 am and start cruising up the river after half an hour. Enjoy your welcome cocktail which then followed by lunch.

In the afternoon, we stop by a riverside village for a walk.

Dinner will be served after you enjoy a Puppet Show on the sundeck.

Day 02 YANDABO (B/L/D)

The pottery village of Yandabo is a perfect place to take a walk. Here, you will have a chance to learn more about the pottery – making procedures as well as see many beautiful ceramic products.

The village is also well - known for marking a historical event where the first Anglo-Burmese war ended by the peace treaty signed in 1826. 

Afterwards, we continue sailing up the river and drop the anchor near Myin Mu for an overnight stay.

Day 03 MONYWA (B/L/D)

We spend this whole day today exploring the land of Monywa. First, we take a coach drive about 90 minutes to get to Monywa and visit the Hpowindaung cave. This site is well-known for a great number of Buddha Statues placed in the niches of the wall and the beautiful ancient mural paintings. After that, we have lunch at a famous local restaurant in Win Unity Hotel. The next spot will absolutely make you surprise, we get to the incredible Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda, where contains more than 500,000 Buddha statues.

Then we come back to Myin Mu after a busy sightseeing day and moor at the river Bank for a night.

Day 04 AVA – SAGAING (B)

Our morning excursion includes many interesting sites around Ava like: the 200 - year - old teak monastery - Bagaya Kyaung, the 27 – meter - high Nanmyin watchtower and the Yadana Hsemee pagoda complex. You will enjoy this interesting tour by a horse carriage.

After that, we return to the ship and keep sailing to Sagaing for disembarkation.

We go ashore at 12:30 PM at Sagaging Jetty.

What's Included

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • Ayravata Cruises English Speaking Guide (additional non-English speaking guide is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Transfer by coach to/from Prome

What's Not Included

  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable

IMPORTANT NOTE: For All departures should the occupancy be less than 12 PASSENGERS the Company reserves the right to cancel the cruise up to 60 days prior the departure date. A written confirmation notice will be released to all booked clients and/or their agents within and not later than 60 days prior the departure date. In case of cancellation an alternative cruise will be offered and if not acceptable all down payments will be refunded.

Between Ancient Bagan and Royal Mandalay 2 Nights

Destinations: Bagan - Yandabo - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy 2 cruising nights full of interesting activities on board.
  • Explore the 2 most attractive destinations of Myanmar – Bagan and Mandalay.
  • Experience how to make pottery in the riverside village of Yandabo.
Day 01 BAGAN (L/D)

Embark the ship at Bagan Aye Yar jetty at 11:30am and start cruising after half an hour.

Enjoy your welcome cocktail and take part in a briefing in the Saloon or Sundeck. Then, lunch will be served.

We promise an interesting afternoon excursion when approach a typical riverside village in the late afternoon.

Day 02 YANDABO (B/L/D)

Yandabo - a lovely village located on the bank of the Irrawaddy river is an interesting place to visit. Not only famous for the pottery making, Yandabo is also known as the place where the Peace Treaty was signed to end to 1st Anglo – Burmese war.  

We will pay a visit to a workshop and a regional monastery.

The ship drops the anchor in the village nearby (Ywar Thit Gyi or Pauk Myaing Pauk Taw) which is few miles away from Ava Bridge.

Day 03 MANDALAY (B)

Enjoy the sunrise in Mandalay is believed to be one of the most unforgettable moments in the whole journey. After breakfast, get off at Sagaing Jetty (Thursday only) or Gawein jetty (Sunday Only) at around 09.30am

What's Included

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • Ayravata Cruises English Speaking Guide (additional non-English speaking guide is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Transfer by coach to/from Prome

What's Not Included

  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable

IMPORTANT NOTE: For All departures should the occupancy be less than 12 PASSENGERS the Company reserves the right to cancel the cruise up to 60 days prior the departure date. A written confirmation notice will be released to all booked clients and/or their agents within and not later than 60 days prior the departure date. In case of cancellation an alternative cruise will be offered and if not acceptable all down payments will be refunded.

Grand Voyage of Chindwin 10 Nights: Bagan - Mandalay (Upstream)

Destinations: Bagan - Pakkoku - Pakhan-Gyi - Monywa - Mingit - Kalewa - Mawleik - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 10-night trip with full of exciting activities.
  • Explore the charming colonial towns such as Pakhan-gyi and Mawlaik.
  • Explore Ahmyint village, including the charming Min Kyaw Swa stupas of 17th century with paintings of 18th century.
  • Have chance to visit the mysterious Twin Daung Lake, or “Spirulina”, with unknown origin.
  • Explore Yandabo, well known for both its special potteries craftsmanship and its historical aspect.
Day 01 Bagan - Pakkoku (L/D)

At 9:00 AM, we get on cruise and set sail  upstream to the Irrawaddy and the Chindwin junction at 9:30 AM. If possible, we may visit a typical river village – Thein Gone, including the monastery and the school. We keep on sailing to the North and visit the busy town of Pakkoku, including the monastery, weaving workshops, and cheroots. We will reach the junction between the Chindwin and the Irrawaddy and we stay the night. 

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 02 Pakkoku - Pakhan Gyi - Ahmyint Village - Monywa (B/L/D)

We arrive at Pakhan-gyi - a town dated back to the post-Pagan period built with moat wall and originally had a governor palace. We will get to visit old walls, the museum and a fascinating woodcarved monastery traced back to 19th century.

We continue our journey to Ahmyint village and take a look at the loca market, gorgeous houses and the charming Min Kyaw Swa stupas of 17th century with paintings of 18th century. In the early morning, we will reach Monywa which is the biggest port in the Chindwin River region.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 03 Monywa (B/L/D)

We take an expedition in Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung Caves where we can see numerous Buddha statues inside and decorated with magnificient paintings. If possible,  we may come to Twin Daung Lake, or also known as the lake of “Spirulina” - the famous green-blue lake full of minerals, vitamins and protein. Noone truly understands about the lake’s origin. Several geologists claim it to be an extinct volcano crater, while the others think it was created by a meteorite. Later on, we have lunch and set sail.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 04 Kani (B/L/D)

In the late morning, we take a trip to Kanee Village and enjoy the great view from the pagoda hillock. We keep on cruising upstream until late night and arrive at Kani Village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 05 Kin - Mingin (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we get to discover the village of Kin, including its gorgeous wooden houses and woodcarved monastery. Afterwards, we travel upstream to the charming Mingin town and discover its temples, wooden houses built in 1900s, and Min Kyaung Monastery preserving old Buddha Images.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 06 Kyidaw (B/L/D)

In Kyidaw, or Kyi Taung Oo, we explore Shwe Za War Yaw monastery, which is one of the oldest and best preserved woodcarved monasteries in Burma. The monastery was ornated with wooden idols and extraordinary gold-leaf wall decorations. We will pass a lovely paddy fields to Kan Village where we can explore another significant example of Burma’s old monasteries. After the exploration, we back to the cruise via local boat.

Next, we cruise upstream to village of Kyaw Zin, which is pretty near Kalewa, and stay the night there.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 07 Kalewa (B/L/D)

In the morning, we take a trip around Kalewa, including the essential river port for trading with India, the bustling market, and enjoy the spectacular view on Shwe Moat Htaw stupa.

Afterwards, we return to the cruise and have lunch, then continue our journey to Mawlaik.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 08 Mawlaik - Sailing back Downstream (B/L/D)

We arrive at Mawlaik, a colonial town located 35 kilometers away from the Indian Border, and also it used to be the administrative capital of this area full of teak jungles. The town features a golf course, surrounding it are the charming colonial houses built during 1920s and 1930s by the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation. Here we can still see the governor house, adminstrative building, school, hospital, the “Dak Bungalows”, and the company headquarter standing and being in used with nice maintenance.

From this area, we start to cruise back downstream to Monywa.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 09 Sailing Downstream for 100 miles (B/L/D)

We spend the day cruising downstream. We also stop by a typical river village which is well known for its Petrified Wood. Here we get to explore local houses and the school.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 10 Yandabo (B/L/D)

In the morning, we visit Yandabo, well known for both its special potteries craftsmanship and its historical aspect. In 1826, the Royal Burma and British Burma signed the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese War here. We move on to several potteries workshops, the school, and the monastery. Afterwards, we return to the cruise and spend the remaining time sailing.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 11 Mandalay (B)

After having our final breakfast onboard, we get off the cruise at Gawein pier around 9:00 AM. End of our excursion.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

* PLEASE NOTE: There may be cases where the water level becomes too high or low in The Irrawaddy and Chindwin River, so passengers will be provided with alternative itinerary.

The given itineraries are suggestive only so there can be changes. In case alternative itineraries, we will do our best to replace the missed location with the another one. 

Though we will try our best to ensure the given itineraries is followed as close as possible, all schedules and itineraries can still be changed depend on the river and other local conditions.

The cruise’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety.

Passengers must accept their instructions and decisions.

What's Included

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide (other language is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees

What's Not Included

  • Myanmar Visa
  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable

Grand Voyage of Chindwin 10 Nights: Mandalay - Bagan (Downstream)

Destinations: Mandalay - Mawleik - Kalewa - Mingit - Monywa - Pakhangyi - Pakokku - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 10-night trip with full of exciting activities.
  • Explore the charming colonial towns such as Pakhan-gyi and Mawlaik.
  • Explore Ahmyint village, including the charming Min Kyaw Swa stupas of 17th century with paintings of 18th century.
  • Have chance to visit the mysterious Twin Daung Lake, or “Spirulina”, with unknown origin.
  • Explore Yandabo, well known for both its special potteries craftsmanship and its historical aspect.
Day 01 Mandalay (B)

Get on the cruise at Gawein pier around 9:00 AM.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Paukan 2012

 

Day 02 Yandabo (B/L/D)

In the morning, we visit Yandabo, well known for both its special potteries craftsmanship and its historical aspect. In 1826, the Royal Burma and British Burma signed the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese War here. We move on to several potteries workshops, the school, and the monastery. Afterwards, we return to the cruise and spend the remaining time sailing.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 03 Sailing Downstream for 100 miles (B/L/D)

We spend the day cruising downstream. We also stop by a typical river village which is well known for its Petrified Wood. Here we get to explore local houses and the school.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 04 Mawlaik - Sailing back Downstream (B/L/D)

We arrive at Mawlaik, a colonial town located 35 kilometers away from the Indian Border, and also it used to be the administrative capital of this area full of teak jungles. The town features a golf course, surrounding it are the charming colonial houses built during 1920s and 1930s by the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation. Here we can still see the governor house, adminstrative building, school, hospital, the “Dak Bungalows”, and the company headquarter standing and being in used with nice maintenance.

From this area, we start to cruise back downstream to Monywa.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 05 Kalewa (B/L/D)

In the morning, we take a trip around Kalewa, including the essential river port for trading with India, the bustling market, and enjoy the spectacular view on Shwe Moat Htaw stupa.

Afterwards, we return to the cruise and have lunch, then continue our journey to Mawlaik.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 06 Kyidaw (B/L/D)

In Kyidaw, or Kyi Taung Oo, we explore Shwe Za War Yaw monastery, which is one of the oldest and best preserved woodcarved monasteries in Burma. The monastery was ornated with wooden idols and extraordinary gold-leaf wall decorations. We will pass a lovely paddy fields to Kan Village where we can explore another significant example of Burma’s old monasteries. After the exploration, we back to the cruise via local boat.

Next, we cruise upstream to village of Kyaw Zin, which is pretty near Kalewa, and stay the night there.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 07 Kani (B/L/D)

In the late morning, we take a trip to Kanee Village and enjoy the great view from the pagoda hillock. We keep on cruising upstream until late night and arrive at Kani Village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 08 Kin - Mingin (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we get to discover the village of Kin, including its gorgeous wooden houses and woodcarved monastery. Afterwards, we travel upstream to the charming Mingin town and discover its temples, wooden houses built in 1900s, and Min Kyaung Monastery preserving old Buddha Images.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 09 Monywa (B/L/D)

We take an expedition in Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung Caves where we can see numerous Buddha statues inside and decorated with magnificient paintings. If possible,  we may come to Twin Daung Lake, or also known as the lake of “Spirulina” - the famous green-blue lake full of minerals, vitamins and protein. Noone truly understands about the lake’s origin. Several geologists claim it to be an extinct volcano crater, while the others think it was created by a meteorite. Later on, we have lunch and set sail.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 10 Pakkoku - Pakhan Gyi - Ahmyint Village - Monywa (B/L/D)

We arrive at Pakhan-gyi - a town dated back to the post-Pagan period built with moat wall and originally had a governor palace. We will get to visit old walls, the museum and a fascinating woodcarved monastery traced back to 19th century.

We continue our journey to Ahmyint village and take a look at the loca market, gorgeous houses and the charming Min Kyaw Swa stupas of 17th century with paintings of 18th century. In the early morning, we will reach Monywa which is the biggest port in the Chindwin River region.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 11 Bagan - Pakkoku (L/D)

At 9:00 AM, we get off the cruise after having the last breakfast onboard the ship.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/a

* PLEASE NOTE: There may be cases where the water level becomes too high or low in The Irrawaddy and Chindwin River, so passengers will be provided with alternative itinerary.

The given itineraries are suggestive only so there can be changes. In case alternative itineraries, we will do our best to replace the missed location with the another one. 

Though we will try our best to ensure the given itineraries is followed as close as possible, all schedules and itineraries can still be changed depend on the river and other local conditions.

The cruise’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety.

 

Passengers must accept their instructions and decisions.

What's Included

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide (other language is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees

What's Not Included

  • Myanmar Visa
  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable

Myanmar Heritage - Downstream 7 Nights

Destinations: Mandalay - Mingun - Amarapura - Ava - Sagaing - Monywa - Yandabo - Salay - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the Mount Popa, including the National Park and learn about the local spiritual belief.
  • Explore Yandabo Village well known for both its special potteries craftsmanship and its historical aspect.
  • Explore Ava and Amarapura, including the famous 200-year-old teak monastery of Bagaya Kyaung.
  • Explore Mingun, including the Mingun Bell – the world’s biggest working bell to date, the massive, yet unfinished Mingun Pagoda.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 7-night trip with full of exciting activities.
Day 01 MANDALAY - MINGUN (L/D)

From 11:30 - 12:00 AM, we embark at Gawein pier (11.30-12.00 hrs) and enjoy the welcoming lunch and cocktail. We travel upstream to visit Mingun, including the Mingun Bell – the world’s biggest working bell to date, the massive, yet unfinished Mingun Pagoda, and the Mingun Old People’s Home.

We stay the night at Mandalay.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 02 MANDALAY - AMARAPURA (B/L/D)

We take an exploration around Mandalay centre, including Mandalay Hill which has spiral staircases leading to the paranomic views of the city, Kuthodaw Paya preserving the largest book in the world and Shwenandaw monastery featuring the intricate wood works. We also visit various workshops including golf-leaf, tapestry, woodcarving, marble-carving, and bronze-casting.

After the visit, we return to the cruise to have lunch. In the afternoon, we proceed to visit Mahamuni Pagoda and the ancient capital of Amarapura. We also visit a traditional silk workshop, then behold the sunset at the 1.2-kilometer U Bein Bridge – the longest teak bridge in the world

We have dinner on cruise and stay the on cruise at midstream between Sagaing and Mandalay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 03 SAGAING - AVA (B/L/D)

We take a trip to Sagaing Hill filled with many monasteries and pagodas full of spiritual arts and woodcarvings. We then return to the cruise to have lunch. Later on, we head to the ancient capital of Burmese Kingdom (1364 – 1841) – Ava and enjoy a delightful horse cart ride visiting the gorgeous 200-year-old teak monastery of Bagaya Kyaung, then the 27-meter-height Nanmyin watchtower and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery.

We have dinner on cruise, then enjoy the theatre and dance performance on the sundeck. We stay the night near a river village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 04 MONYWA (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we take a 1.5-hour drive to Monywa via coach. Here, we will have an expedition section at Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung Caves where numerous Buddha statues kept inside along with fantastic paintings which can be traced back from 14th to 18th  century. We have lunch at Win Unity Hotel’s restaurant in Monywa. After that, we get to the magnificient pagoda of Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw preserving approximately 500,000 Buddha images. Afterwards, we take a 1.5-hour drive to Myin Mu pier where we back to the cruise.

We have dinner on cruise and stay the night near Myin Mu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 05 YANDABO (B/L/D)

In the morning, we reach Yandabo, well known for both its special potteries craftsmanship and its historical aspect. In 1826, the Royal Burma and British Burma signed the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese War here. We move on to several potteries workshops, the school, and the monastery. Later on, we travel downstream and have lunch on cruise. We will take a walk around Visit Shwe Pyi Thar village. 

We have dinner on cruise stay the night at mid-river.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 06 SALAY - BAGAN (B/L/D)

Today, we start late with a visit to Salay where is home to beautiful teak architecture and colonial buildings. Salay House is our first stop - an old warehouse of a Bristish company. Then, we take a leisure walk around the town to the local market exploring the local routine. Later, we pay a visit to the so - called Crown Prince House of Mandalay - Yoke Soun Kyaung Taw Gyi monastery for the elaborated woodcarvings and artifacts. Continue our sightseeing through some notable monuments of Bagan era en - route to Mann Paya - a pagoda with a stunning lacquer Buddha image. Back to the ship for lunch.

This afternoon, we spend exploring Bagan's temples including Gubyaukgyi temple where you can find many ancient mural paintings dated back to the 12th century as well as sand painting displayed by local artists; the nearby Myazedi stupa is also a must - see with the high value of both linguistic and historical. After that, we pay a visit to a local workshop to experience the making of lacquerware.

Dinner on board and moor overnight in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 07 BAGAN (B/L/D)

Our first stop today is the gilded Shwezigon pagoda built during the ruling of King Anawrahta where is said to preserve a bone and tooth of the Buddha. Then, we move to a local market selling a wide range of local produces such as longyis, rattan products and wood carvings. Next, you will have a chance to catch some amazing pictures at Thatbyinnyu Pagoda. Return the ship for lunch. 

*A hot air balloon ride over Bagan is offered this morning at an additional cost and advanced booking.

In the afternoon, we head to visit Htilominlo temple -  the highest one in the temple plain. It is also well - known for having the finest plaster carvings and mural paintings. Then a visit to the most beautiful temple - Ananda will complete your trip in Bagan. We also make a stop at Dhammanyangyi pagoda for a great chance for photography. Afterwards, proceed to Bagan Viewing Hill to enjoy the magnificent sunset over the ancient city. Back to the ship.

Dinner will be served on board. Drop the anchor overnight in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 08 BAGAN (B)

In the morning, we have our final breakfast on cruise, then get off the ship at Aye Yar pier around 9:00 AM. End of our excursion.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide (other language is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees

What's Not Included

  • Myanmar Visa
  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable

Myanmar Heritage - Upstream 7 Nights

Destinations: Bagan - Mount Popa - Yandabo - Monywa - Sagaing - Ava - Amarapura - Mingun - Mandalay

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Explore the Mount Popa, including the National Park and learn about the local spiritual belief.
  • Explore Yandabo Village well known for both its special potteries craftsmanship and its historical aspect.
  • Explore Ava and Amarapura, including the famous 200-year-old teak monastery of Bagaya Kyaung.
  • Explore Mingun, including the Mingun Bell – the world’s biggest working bell to date, the massive, yet unfinished Mingun Pagoda.
  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 7-night trip with full of exciting activities.
Day 01 BAGAN - SALAY (L/D)

Around 11:00am, embark the ship at Koe Lone Ye Kin Jetty. Enjoy the welcome cocktail on board as the ship sets sail at 11:30am. 

In the afternoon, we will visit Salay where is home to beautiful teak architecture and colonial buildings. Salay House is our first stop - an old warehouse of a Bristish company. Then, we take a leisure walk around the town to the local market exploring the local routine. Later, we pay a visit to the so - called Crown Prince House of Mandalay - Yoke Soun Kyaung Taw Gyi monastery for the elaborated woodcarvings and artifacts. Continue our sightseeing through some notable monuments of Bagan era en - route to Mann Paya - a pagoda with a stunning lacquer Buddha image.

Dinner on board.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 02 BAGAN (B/L/D)

Our first stop today is the gilded Shwezigon pagoda built during the ruling of King Anawrahta where is said to preserve a bone and tooth of the Buddha. Then, we move to a local market selling a wide range of local produces such as longyis, rattan products and wood carvings. Next, you will have a chance to catch some amazing pictures at Thatbyinnyu Pagoda. Return the ship for lunch. 

In the afternoon, we head to visit Htilominlo temple -  the highest one in the temple plain. It is also well - known for having the finest plaster carvings and mural paintings. Then a visit to the most beautiful temple - Ananda will complete your trip in Bagan. We also make a stop at Dhammanyangyi pagoda for a great chance for photography. Afterwards, proceed to Bagan Viewing Hill to enjoy the magnificent sunset over the ancient city. Back to the ship.

Dinner will be served on board. Drop the anchor overnight in Bagan.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 03 BAGAN - RIVER VILLAGE (B/L/D)

We take a trip around the Bagan markets featuring fabric, woodcarvings, longyis, and ratten products. We also get to visit a workshop and watch the ancient lacquerware craftsmanship. We can choose from other options, such as independent discovery via horse cart/bicycle, or take part in the spectacular Balloon Flight over Bagan (surcharge applied). At noon, we return to the cruise and set sail. We spend most of time sailing upstream. We will pass by Shwe Pyi Thar village to take a walk. We have dinner, then enjoy a puppet show on the sundeck or in the village. We stay the near at the midstream, near the Chindwin’s mouth.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 04 YANDABO (B/L/D)

In the morning, we reach Yandabo, well known for both its special potteries craftsmanship and its historical aspect. In 1826, the Royal Burma and British Burma signed the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese War here. We move on to several potteries workshops, the school, and the monastery. For the remaining time, we travel upstream and stay the night near Ava.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 05 MONYWA - SAGAING (B/L/D)

In the early morning, we take a 1.5-hour drive to Monywa via coach. Here, we will have an expedition section at Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung Caves where numerous Buddha statues kept inside along with fantastic paintings which can be traced back from 14th to 18th  century. We have lunch at Win Unity Hotel’s restaurant in Monywa. After that, we get to the magnificient pagoda of Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw preserving approximately 500,000 Buddha images. Later on, we take a 2-hour drive to Sagaing where we get back onboard and stay the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 06 SAGAING - AVA - AMARAPURA (B/L/D)

We travel to Sagaing Hill where lie many monasteries and pagodas full of woodcarvings and spiritual art. Next, we come to Ava via horse cart and visit the famous 200-year-old teak monastery of Bagaya Kyaung, then the 27-meter-height Nanmyin watchtower and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. After the visit, we come to the ancient capital of Amarapura visiting a traditional silk workshop, then observe the sunset at the 1.2-kilometer U Bein Bridge considered to be longest teak bridge in the world. We have dinner and stay the night on cruise.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 07 MINGUN - CENTRAL MANDALAY (B/L/D)

In the morning, we take a trip around Mingun, including the Mingun Bell – the world’s biggest working bell to date, the massive, yet unfinished Mingun Pagoda, and the Mingun Old People’s Home. We have lunch on cruise, then continue our journey in Mandalay centre with Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay Hill which has spiral staircases leading to the paranomic views over the city, nearby temples, and the Kuthodaw Paya preserving the largest book in the world. We also visit various workshops including golf-leaf, tapestry, woodcarving, marble-carving, and bronze-casting workshop. We will enjoy the sunset at Mandalay Hill, have dinner on cruise and stay the night at Mandalay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 08 MANDALAY (B)

In the morning, we have the last breakfast on cruise then disembark from the cruise at Gawein pier around 9:00 AM. End of our excursion.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

What's Included

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide (other language is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees

What's Not Included

  • Myanmar Visa
  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable

From Royal Mandalay to Ancient Bagan 2 Nights

Destinations: Mandalay - Mingun - Sagaing - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 2-night short cruise with full of exciting activities.
  • Relax and enjoy the gorgeous sceneries of the river and life on riverbanks onboard.
  • Explore Yandabo well known for both its special potteries craftsmanship and its historical aspect.
  • Explore the fascinating Mingun and its Mingun Pagoda Complex.
  • Have oppurtunity to enjoy the drama and dance performance by the Mandalay School of Arts on the sundeck.
Day 01 Mandalay (Gawein) - Mingun (L/D)

Check-in Time: At 12:00 AM, we embark on the cruise at Gawein pier and have welcoming cocktail in the Saloon.

Upstream to Mingun: At 12:30 PM, we start to set sail and have lunch at 13:00 PM. It will take about 2 hours sailing. Our English-speaking manager, or your private guide, will accompany the passengers while visiting at the Mingun Pagoda Complex.

We have dinner and stay the night at a sandbank midstream. We may also have oppurtunity to enjoy a drama and dance performance by the Mandalay School of Arts on the sundeck.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 02 Mingun - Sagaing - River Village (B/L/D)

Downstream to Sagaing: In the early morning, we take a 2-hour sailing downstream. As we cruise, we can enjoy the scenic views of the river, life near the riverbanks, and the sunrise sights over Sagaing Hill.

Visit Sagaing: After having breakfast, we travel to Sagaing with the guidance from our Cruise Manager or  your guide.

Downstream to Bagan: We set sail at 10:30 AM and have lunch at 13:00 PM. In the late afternoon, we reach Yandabo well known for both its special potteries craftsmanship and its historical aspect. In 1826, the Royal Burma and British Burma signed the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese War here. Later on, we spend the day sailing and stay the night near the river village of Shwe Nann Tint.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 03 Bagan (B)

River Village: In the early morning, we cruise downstream to Bagan. 

Check-Out Time: We relax and watch the sunrise near Bagan and get off the cruise around 9:30 AM at Aye Yar pier for RV Paukan cruises and Ye Kin pier for Partner cruises - Irrawaddy Voyages.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

* PLEASE NOTE: There may be cases where the water level becomes too high or low in The Irrawaddy and Chindwin River, so passengers will be provided with alternative itinerary.

The given itineraries are suggestive only so there can be changes. In case alternative itineraries, we will do our best to replace the missed location with the another one. 

Though we will try our best to ensure the given itineraries is followed as close as possible, all schedules and itineraries can still be changed depend on the river and other local conditions.

The cruise’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety.

Passengers must accept their instructions and decisions.

What's Included

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide (other language is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees

What's Not Included

  • Myanmar Visa
  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable

Between Royal Mandalay and Ancient Bagan 1 Night

Destinations: Mandalay - Bagan

Departure date of itinerary: Contact us for details

Highlights of Itinerary

  • Enjoy the relaxing and pleasant 1-night short cruise with exciting activities.
  • Explore Yandabo famous for its special potteries craftsmanship and its historical aspect.
  • Enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the river, life along the riverbanks, sunrise scenery.
Day 01 Mandalay (Sagaing) - Cruising To Bagan (L/D)

Check-in Time: At 10:00, we embark on the cruise at Sagaing jetty and have welcoming cocktail in the Saloon.

Downstream to Bagan: We set sail at 10:30 AM and have lunch at 13:00 PM. We spend the day sailing. In the afternoon, we visit Yandabo well known for both its special potteries craftsmanship and its historical aspect. In 1826, the Royal Burma and British Burma signed the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese War here. We stay the night near Shwe Nann Tint Village.

  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: RV Paukan 2012
Day 02 Bagan (B)

River Village: In the early morning, we travel downstream to Bagan and have breakfast. If possible we also visit a typical river village.

Check-Out Time: We relax and enjoy the sunrise scenery near Bagan. At 9:30 AM, we get off the cruise at Bagan Aye Yar pier for RV Paukan cruise and Ye Kin pier for Partner cruises - Irrawaddy Voyages.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

* PLEASE NOTE: There may be cases where the water level becomes too high or low in The Irrawaddy and Chindwin River, so passengers will be provided with alternative itinerary.

The given itineraries are suggestive only so there can be changes. In case alternative itineraries, we will do our best to replace the missed location with the another one. 

Though we will try our best to ensure the given itineraries is followed as close as possible, all schedules and itineraries can still be changed depend on the river and other local conditions.

The cruise’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety.

Passengers must accept their instructions and decisions.

What's Included

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide (other language is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees

What's Not Included

  • Myanmar Visa
  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • Health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship’s boundaries
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable

RV Paukan 2012 Policy

1. River Conditions Warning

The Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level. So that an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger in the case of water levels being too high or low.

Published itineraries are indication only and subject to sudden change. In such events alternative itineraries will be provided and we do our best to ensure that if a stop is missed we make up for it with another stop.

The ship’s manager and captain are jointly responsible for passengers’ comfort and safety.

Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.

2. Deposit

To secure the booking a 30% deposit is required at the time of confirmation. The remaining balance will be made 70 days prior departure date.

If a booking is made less than 70 days, full fare payment must be made within 48 hours.

3. Cancellation Terms

The cancellation notice must be received in writing either by e-mail or fax. It will be effective on the date of receipt. Cancellation charges, per person, are based upon the date of cancellation:

Up to 71 days prior to departure: Deposit will be forfeited.

From 70-35 days: 50% of cruise fare

From 34 days to “no show”: 100% of cruise fare

4. Children Policy

Up to 2 years: Complimentary in the parent/guardian’s cabin.

3-12 Years: if the child stays in the cabin with one of the parents/guardians 50% of the twin-sharing rate. Upon request we can provide an Extra Bed at US$ 90 net per bed/ night.

5. Minimum Occupancy

For all departures should the occupancy be less than 10 passengers for Short Discovery Cruise and 12 passengers for Exploration and Discovery Cruises the Company reserves the right to cancel the cruise up to 60 days prior the departure date. A confirmation notice in writing will be released by the company to all booked clients and/or their agents within the deadline. In case of cancellation an alternative cruise will be offered and if not acceptable all down payments will be immediately refunded.

6. Insurance

We strongly advise travelers to purchase trip cancellation insurance. We also highly recommend guests to get international medical, baggage loss and delay insurance in the case of bad situations. Paukan Cruise will take no responsibility for lost or stolen personal belongings.

 

rthomp4435

London, United Kingdom

RV Paukan 2012 - Surpassed my expectations

2/2019

Whilst the exact mooring point, in Mandalay, seemed unclear my guide found it pretty quickly and my bags were whisked away as I was ushered on board.
The ship immediately struck me as being beautifully constructed and I settled in, with welcome drink in hand, and looked forward to the 2 ... [More +]

Derek D

Lechlade, United Kingdom

RV Paukan 2012 - Mandalay to Bagan

01/2020

We spent two nights on the boat cruising down from Mandalay to Bagan with various stops in between. The boat is lovely and the staff were extremely helpful. The food on board was exceptional at all meals with a wide range of choices.
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Karen Ragan

USA

GREAT IRRAWADDY CRUSIE ON THE RV PAUKAN 2012

April 2017

We took a 3-day, 2-night river cruise on the Paukan 2012 from Mandalay to Bagan and we really enjoyed it. The ship was well-designed with a lounge deck on top and 2 sleeping cabin decks below. The crew was very professional and excellent, they take care of all my requests. ... [More +]

Alex Shaw

Canada

RV PAUKAN 2012 - WONDERFUL CRUISE BOAT FROM MANDALAY TO BAGAN

February 2017

This elegant cruise ship is comprised of 18 cabins and the crew and staff on board were extremely helpful and friendly. Our cruise was from Mandalay to Bagan and, much to our regret, we could only stay on board for one night. The Paukan 2012 has an enchanting old fashioned ... [More +]

Frances Mary Lemat

Puerto Rico

THE MOST MEMORABLE TRIP OF MY LIFE

December 2015

Nearly a month has passed since we came back from our trip in Myanmar. We had many memorable and fantastic experiences during the trip. The time cruising on the Paukan 2012 was what we love the most in our trip.
We really appreciated the consideration and friendliness of the staff and ... [More +]

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