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“UPPER AYEYARWADY" 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS ON THE PAUKAN

This expedition combines scenic interest with a study of local life and culture. We visit the main historic and cultural centres as well as many remoter places well off the beaten track. Such small towns and villages are part of a rich river economy and thriving with local industry and activity. Irrawaddy valley civilization has changed little in hundreds of years and wherever we go the people are warm, friendly and very hospitable.
The river varies enormously: it is vast with endless winding channels just above Mandalay and then dark and narrow through the 3rd Defile. It is a constantly changing landscape with a stunning back drop of mountains.

MANDALAY - KYAUNG MYAUNG - TAGAUNG - KATHA - BHAMO - SHWEGU - MINGUN - MANDALAY
Day 01 MANDALAY (L, D)

Embark the ship at Mandalay jetty in the morning before noon around 11:00 am. Cast off and cruise upstream for the rest of the day.

Day 02 KYAUK MYAUNG (B, L, D)

After breakfast, arrive the spectacular potteries-making village of Kyauk Myaung and see the manufacture stages of the famous 50 Gallons (200 liters) pots. Sail all day. Moor overnight mid-stream.

Day 03 TAGAUNG (B, L, D)

Explore by foot the ancient city of Tagaung: the shrine of Bo Bo Gyi a famous nat, the archaeological area and the fortifications. Continu cruising upstream for the rest of the day. Moor overnight midstream.

Day 04 SHWEGU AND THE SECOND DEFILE (B, L, D)

Sail upstream to view the spectacular Second defile, the largest of the Irrawaddy gorges, with its magnificent cliffs reaching down the narrow channel. In the afternoon sail downstream to Katha
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Day 05 KATHA (B, L, D)

The enchanting colonial town of Katha is the setting for George Orwell’s book “Burmese Days” and also the place where in the 1942 hundreds of Irrawaddy Flotilla Company ships were scuttled before the Japanese could seize them. We explore the old streets and the market by trish...read more

Day 06 MINGUN (B, L, D)

Full day cruising downstream with stop for a walk to a river village. In the afternoon, we arrive in Mingun and visit the unfinished pagoda, the largest working bell in the world and the “home for the ages”. Drama performance by the Mandalay Arts School on the sundeck.

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Day 07 MANDALAY (Gawein Jetty) (B)

After breakfast, disembark.

PRICES IN US$ PER CABIN VALID FROM 01.07.2017 – 31.03.2018

AYRAVATA CRUISE / PAUKAN 2007 & PAUKAN 2012
Category01.07.17-03.08.17
01.03.18-31.03.18
04.08.17-30.10.17
01.12.17-31.12.17
01.01.18-31.01.18
SingleDoubleSingleDoubleSingleDouble
Single Cabin on Lower Deck1.715,- 2.036,- 2.252,- 
Twin Cabin on Main Deck2.562,-4.000,-3.053,-4.754,-3.386,-5.250,-
Single Cabin on Upper Deck (only Paukan 2012)  2.625,- 2.891,- 
Twin/Double cabib on Upper Deck2.840,-4.413,-3.386,-5.250,-3.723,-5.781,-
Suite Bow on Upper Deck5.814,-5.928,-6.954,-7.068,-7.467,-7.581,-
Premier Bow on Upper Deck (only Paukan 2012)  6.054,-6.168,-6.558,-6.672,-

Option Terms:

We can hold your reservation on option according to the following timeline.

If the option requested date is

  • More than 181 days before departure: 45 days
  • Between 180 and 151 days: 30 days
  • Between 150 and 61 days: 15 days
  • Between 60 and 31 days: 7 days
  • Between 30 and 10 days: 2 days

Deposit:

To secure your reservation, a 30% deposit is required within the option expiration date.
If payment is not received within the stated option deadline the cabins will be released.

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 61 days: 30% of cruise fare (the Deposit)
  • From 60-31 days: 50% of cruise fare
  • From 30 days to “no show”: 100% of cruise fare

Full payment or final balances:

Must be received via bank transfer within 31 days prior to departure. Payment failure may be treated as a cancellation and the cancellation charges apply. 


IMPORTANT NOTE:

For all departures should the occupancy be less than 10 PASSENGERS for Short Discovery Cruise and 12 PASSENGERS for Discovery and Expedition Cruises, 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. 

Operating Vessel

Ayravata Cruises reserves the right at its sole option and discretion, without any liability for damages or refund, of any kind to arrange for substantially equivalent transportation by another vessel, whether belonging to the company or not.

“UPPER AYEYARWADY" 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS ON THE PAUKAN