Board the RV Paukan and experience unforgettable moments on the Ayeyarwady. A river cruise on the Ayeyarwady is the journey of a lifetime. You will be amazed by the treasures – hidden from the world for so long – that you’ll see from this river, which flows through the whole of Myanmar. You will explore Mingun, which is home to the largest intact bell in the world and the never-completed Mingun Pagoda. Visit the Sagaing hills, a place of refuge for devout Buddhists with its many pagodas, monasteries and convents. We’ll also make an intermediate stop at Yandabo, a village specialising in pottery. On the third day, you’ll reach Bagan, known as the ‘city of four million pagodas’ and one of the most important archaeological sites in Asia.

Day 01 (Sunday) MANDALAY (Gawein) – MINGUN (L, D)

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel at 11:00 A.M for the transfer to Gawein jetty. The embarkation time is at 12:00 A.M. Welcome Cocktail in the Saloon. Lunch will be served at 13.00 P.M. The sailing time is about 2 hrs. Our English speaking manager (or your private gu...read more


Early in the morning cruise downstream during the 2 hours journey the passengers can enjoy the natural beauty of the river and the life of its banks while relaxing on the sundeck or just sitting outside their own cabin. Sunrise over Sagaing Hill. Enjoy the sunrise. After an ea...read more

Day 03 (Tuesday) BAGAN / arrival (B)

Early in the morning we proceed downriver to Bagan. After breakfast (if time permits) we visit another typical river village. Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan. Passengers will disembark at Aye Yar jetty at around 09:30 A.M.

PRICES IN US$ PER CABIN VALID FROM 15.09.2020 – 30.04.2021

Category  15.09.20-30.09.20
Single Cabin on Lower Deck515 632 704 
Twin Cabin on Main Deck9651.3001.0641.4441.1811.606
Single Cabin on Upper Deck (only Paukan 2012)785 866 965 
Twin/Double cabib on Upper Deck1.1541.5701.2891.7321.4331.930
Suite Bow on Upper Deck2.8642.8843.1703.1903.5303.550
Premier Bow on Upper Deck (only Paukan 2012)2.1982.2182.4322.4522.7202.740

Mandatory New Year's dinner: US$ 130 per person

RV Paukan 2007

The lovely Paukan is a boutique hotel on the river, beautifully furnished with a unique combination of modern and traditional motifs. The timber-walled cabins are furnished with colonial style cupboards, dresser and doors while the ceiling is traditional Myanmar. The single or double beds are proper and comfortable ones and not mere bunks, enough room for 55 passengers who will be looked after by a 30-member crew. 
For luxury-living, Paukan has suites, deluxe or superior cabins as well as singles for guest or guides. There are two massage rooms on the lower deck offering traditional Myanmar massage designed to give soothing relaxation. 

Cabins29 With Private Bathroom and shower
Lower Deck

3 Single for guests 10 SQ MT / 107 SQ FT

4 Single for guides/TL 8 SQ MT / 86 SQ FT

Main Deck10 Superior (Twins) 15 SQ MT / 161 SQ FT
Upper Deck14 Deluxe (6 Double, 8 Twin) 21 SQ MT / 226 SQ FT
2 Suite (Bow) 40 SQ.MT / 430 SQ. FT.
Lounge & BarOn The Sundeck / Solarium (Capacity 35 Seats)
Dining RoomOn The Main Deck (Capacity 56 Seats)
Massage Room2 On The Lower Deck
Lectures RoomFully Equipped with Lcd Projector/Lcd Tv (35 Seats)
WaterDE sedimentation and Full Water Treatment - Reverse Osmosis System for the Kitchen
Technical Data
Length183 Feet (42 Meter)
Beam38 Feet (11.58 Meter)
Design Draft3.09 Feet (1.14 Meter)
Deck 3
Diesel Engine    

2 X 425 HP Cummins Marine / Model KT19-M425

Design Speed10 KNOTS
Max Upriver Speed    8 Nautical Miles Per Hour (Dry Season)
Max Downriver Speed12 Nautical Miles Per Hour (Dry Season)
NavigationNavigation Lights, Ships Horn, Searchlight
CommunicationGsm Phone, Internal Phone System, Tannoy For Navigation
Generators 2 x 175 + 1 x 50 KVA Cummins/Marathon Marine
Fire ProtectionSmoke Detectors, Heat Detectors, Manual Alarms Stations, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hose Cabinets, Fire Pumps
SafetyEmergency Lights, Emergency Genset, Life Jackets, Life Rafts

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


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.


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:

  • Over 61 days before departure: 30% of cruise fare (the Deposit)
  • From 60-31 days: 50% of cruise fare
  • Up to 30 days before departure 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. 


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.