"UPPER AYEYARWADY" 8 DAYS / 7 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Important note: In case of Low Water the excursion will be done by local spee...read more
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
After breakfast visit Kuthodaw Pagoda, containing the world’s largest book and Shwenandaw Monastery, the only remnant of former King Mindon’s “Golden City” to survive the bombing of World War II. Then proceed to a gold leaf workshop to see how it is made and then stop at the M...read more
PRICES IN US$ PER CABIN VALID FROM 01.12.2019 – 30.04.2020
|AYRAVATA CRUISE / PAUKAN 2015|
The all-suite RV Paukan 2015 offers an unrivaled small-ship river cruise experience ensuring you engage the locals, experience their culture, and revel in the unique sights along the majestic Irrawaddy. The pioneering design allows Avalon to cruise the spectacular, and untouched Upper Irrawaddy on each departure, a feat not possible on any other ship.
The ship has been meticulously crafted to offer all the modern features you expect, yet it reflects the character, symbols, and traditions of Myanmar. While the maximum number of guests on the ship may be small, the ship isn't. Built as long and wide as other ships that carry twice as many guests, the public spaces never feel congested. From the open-air observation lounge to the air-conditioned Panorama Lounge, there is plenty of seating and places to relax. Plus, our lounges are located at the front of the ship, not the back, so no matter where you sit, you'll always have a great view.
|Cabins||18 with Private Bathroom|
|Main Deck:||12 Stateroom with French Balcony 23 SQ MT / 245 SQ FT 2 Staff Cabins (For Local Guide / Tour Leader)|
|Upper Deck:||6 Stateroom with French Balcony 23 SQ MT / 245 SQ FT 2 Staff Cabins (For Local Guide / Tour Leader)|
|Lounge & Bar||On The Upper Deck (40 seats indoor PANORAMA lounge bar & Open air lounge)|
|Dining Room||On The Upper Deck (Capacity 36 Seats)|
|Spa & Gym||2 Spa rooms & 1 Gym room on the Sun Deck|
|Solarium||On Sun / Roof Deck (Capacity 8 Sun Charis)|
|Water||DE sedimentation and Water Treatment System – Reverse Osmosis System for the Kitchen / Bar|
|Length||200 Feet (61 Meter)|
|Beam||42 Feet (12.8 Meter)|
|Design Draft||3.9 Feet (1.2 Meter)|
2 x 400 hp Cummins Marine / Model NTA 855-M
|Propulsion||Rudder Propeller Inboard Transom Mounted NAV 30|
|Design Speed||10 Knots|
|Max Upriver Speed||6.5 Nautical Miles per Hour (Dry Season)|
|Max Downriver Speed||12 Nautical Miles per Hour (Dry Season)|
|Navigation||GPS, Navigation Lights, Ships Horn, Searchlight, Sounder|
|Communication||VHF, Gsm phone, Internal phone system, tannoy for navigation|
|Generators||2 x 312.5 KVA +1 x 80 KVA +1 x 50 KVA Cummins / Stanford Marine|
|Fire Protection||Smoke Detectors, Heat Detectors, Manual alarms stations, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hose Cabinets|
|Safety||Emergency Lights, Emergency Genset, Solas Approved Life Jackets, Life Rafts|
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:
- 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.
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.
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.