"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.
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel at 11:00 for the transfer to Gawein jetty (approx. 40 minutes). The embarkation time is between 12:00 and 12:30 and cast of is half an hour later. Welcome Cocktail in the Saloon or Sundeck followed by lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a ...read more
After breakfast, visit the spectacular pottery-making village of Ngwe Nyein and see the manufacture stages of the famous 50 Gallons (200 liters) pots, often referred to as Martaban or Ali Baba jars in colonial times, they played an important part of maritime trade throughout A...read more
Enjoy sailing the whole morning. Tea Leaf and Ginger Salad Demonstration. In the afternoon visit the small village of Tigyang for an afternoon walking tour through its narrow lanes and to visit the pagoda and reclining Buddha on a hilltop with stunning views. Moor ove...read more
In the morning, visit Katha Elephant Logging Camp located at the edge of the surrounding teak and hardwood forest, once used for the transportation of the Teak logs now they have found themselves “jobless” due to the logging ban but they are still taken care by their Mahout (t...read more
Sunrise by the entrance of the gorges and cast off. You will sail upstream through the spectacular 2nd Defile, the largest of the Ayeyarwady gorges, with its magnificent cliffs reaching down the narrow channel till the end of it where the ship will turn around. Further downstr...read more
This morning stop at the gorgeous village of Kyauk Pone with its pagoda located on a hill for a wonderful view of the Ayeyarwady River. Sail the rest of the day. Afternoon lecture “Buddhism and the meditation practice” & post dinner Movie show. Moor overnight mids...read more
After breakfast, you arrive at Kote Tak village located in a very nice location at the beginning of the 3rd Defile. You will visit the monastery where you will interact with the Monks and the school children.
In the late afternoon, stop by the village of Sheinmaga in the...read more
PRICES IN US$ PER CABIN VALID FROM 01.10.2020 – 30.04.2021
|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:
- Over 61 days before departure: 30% of cruise fare (the Deposit)
- From 60-31 days before departure: 50% of cruise fare
- From 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.
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.