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3-Day RV Paukan Cruise Between Royal Mandalay and Ancient Bagan, Myanmar

Created with Sketch. Mandalay–Mingun–Sagaing–River Village–Bagan
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3 Days 2 Nights


English Speaking Guide

Pick Up Point

The Embarkation Time Is 12.00 Noon At Gawein Jetty In Mandalay

Drop Off Point

Disembark At Koe Lone Ye Kin Jetty Around 9:30 A.m.


01 Oct 2019 – 30 Apr 2020


Between Mandalay and Bagan

These cruises have been designed to be a relaxing interlude during a tour of Myanmar. You will experience the river life and visit villages of the usual tourist trails adding to your trip an unforgettable experience.

(Downstream: MandalayMingunSagaingRiver VillageBagan)

Departure: Sunday

Duration: 2 Nights

About Ayravata Cruise

Ayravata Cruises was founded in the 2003 by Myanmar entrepreneurs with the support and management of a European expert in cruises on Asian rivers. Ayravata Cruises is not just a successful cruise operator but a shipbuilder as well.

Presently it operates four ships:

  • RV Paukan 2007 (a newly built Charming Cruising Boutique Hotel),
  • RV Paukan 2012 (A small cruising boutique hotel);
  • Irrawaddy Explorer (The Irrawaddy Explorer Cruising Hotel) started operation in September 2014.
  • RV Paukan 2015 (Avalon Myanmar) started operation in October 2015.

Their boutique cruises on the Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers will unveil you the Myanmar Cultural Heritage, the Ex. Royal Capitals, the lifestyle and traditions of the people living along their banks.

For more details, please visit to www.ayravatacruises.com

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  • Experience the river life and visit some of the villages located on the bank of Irrawaddy River
  • Visit the Mingun Pagoda Complex, Mingun Bell
  • Visit Yandabo, a typical river village specializing in Pot-Making

Brief Itinerary

Day 1Mandalay – Mingun
Day 2Mingun – Sagaing – Yandabo Village
Day 3Arrive Bagan

Know Before You Go (Additional Info)

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers


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 91 days prior to departure: Deposit will be forfeited.
  • From 90-61: 30% of cruise fare
  • From 60-31: 50% of cruise fare
  • From 30 days to “no show” 100% of cruise fare


“Minimum days to book before departure : (21 Days)”

Tour Price

As there are various prices with the Cabin on Main Deck and Upper Deck in different period, please send us the email message via Enquiry Form in order to get the updated price.


To secure the booking a 20% deposit is required within the option expiration date.

If payment is not received within the stated option deadline the cabins will be released.

In the only case a credit line or floating deposit has been agreed between our companies we require the reservation manager or whoever is responsible to sign on behalf of the company a letter of undertaking which guarantees all payments according to our booking policies.

Passengers Manifest

Final passengers list with Complete Names, Passport-Visa Number, DOB, Arrival Date in Myanmar and flight number should be sent not later than 7 days prior departure.

Payment Terms

Deposit: Refer to the Deposit Term

Full Payment or Final Balance MUST be received via Credit Card, Bank Transfer or US$ cash within 30 days prior to departure unless otherwise agreed; payment failure may be treated as a cancellation and the cancellation charges apply.


Important Notes:

River Conditions Warning

The Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers are subject to seasonal rises and falls of water level.

In the case of water levels being too high or low an alternative itinerary will be offered to Passenger.

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.

Though every effort will be made to ensure that the published itinerary is followed as closely as possible, given uncertain river and other local conditions, all schedules and itineraries may be subject to alterations and delays at short notice.

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

Passengers must accept their decisions and instructions.


Day 1: Mandalay – Mingun (-/L/D)

Transfer: Transfer from airport or hotel to Jetty can be arranged at supplement upon request. Please note that it takes approximately 1 hr drive from Mandalay Int'l Airport and 30 mints from Mandalay Hotel to ship (Gawein Jetty).

Please note: They are not able to accept early arrival before 12:00 noon.

The embarkation time is 12.00 noon at Gawein Jetty and cast off after half an hour time.

Welcome Cocktail and briefing in the Saloon or Sundeck followed by Lunch. After cruising upstream for two hours we arrive at the Mingun Pagoda Complex. Our English speaking manager (or your private guide) will accompany the guests during the visit. Moor Overnight at a sandbank mid-stream. After dinner guests can enjoy a Dance and Drama performance by the Mandalay Arts School on the sundeck (if available).

Lunch & Dinner on board. Overnight on board, RV Paukan Cruise.

Day 2: Mingun – Sagaing – Yandabo Village (B/L/D)

Early in the morning cruise downstream. Breakfast on board. During the two hours journey the passengers can admire the natural beauty of the river and the life of its banks while relaxing on the sundeck or just sitting outside their own cabin. Enjoy the sunrise over Sagaing Hill.

After breakfast passengers wishing to visit Sagaing can go ashore with the assistance of our Ship Manager or their own guide.

We resume our downriver voyage at 10.30 hrs and we will sail all day long.In the late afternoon we stop at Yandabo, a village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We visit the Pot workshops and the monastery. Moor overnight near the village of Shwe Nann Tint.

Lunch & Dinner on board. Overnight on board, RV Paukan Cruise.

Day 3: Arrive Bagan (B/-/-)

Breakfast on board. Cast off early in the morning for the last leg of our journey. Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan. Passengers will disembark at Koe Lone Ye Kin Jetty around 9:30 A.M.

Transfer: Transfer to the Airport or hotel in Bagan can be arranged at supplement upon request. Please take note that it takes around 30 Minutes drive for transfer from ship (Koe Lone Ye Kin Jetty) to airport or hotel in Bagan.


  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Sightseeing in a river village
  • Coffee, Tea, Water


  • Transfer to the ship from Mandalay/Bagan Airport or Hotel
  • Drinks, laundry
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Insurance outside the ship boundaries
  • Fuel surcharges if applicable



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