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PAUKAN CRUISES - Myanmar Days River Cruise 2015 RATES

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MYANMAR DAYS CRUISE
10 NIGHTS - Bagan-Yandabo - Monywa - Ava - Amarapura -
Upper Irrawaddy (Kyaw Myaung- Second Defile-Katha) - Mingun- Mandalay

Cruise Fares Per Person
2015 Prices are in USD

  Main Deck Upper Deck
Suite Bow
Premier Bow (*) Lower Deck
Twin Cabin
$5,335 $5,555 $10,275 $7,935 -
Twin Cabin Single Use
$7,000 $7,225 $20,550 $15,870 -
Single Cabin
- $5,555 -   $4,640
NOTE: For All departures should the occupancy be less than 10 PASSENGERS Paukan Cruises 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.

Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted

2015 Cruise Schedules

Vessel Departure Date
Arrival Date
Direction
RV Paukan 2007 19 July 2015 29 July 2015 Downstream
RV Paukan 2007 08 August 2015 18 August 2015 Downstream
RV Paukan 2007 11 September 2015 21 September 2015 Downstream

 

Discover Mandalay and its historic sites located along the river, sail up to the spectacular Irrawaddy 2nd Defile. The journey begins or ends at the historic capital of Bagan. Stops include visits of Ava, Amarapura, Mingun, the pottery village of Kyaw Myaung and the colonial town of Katha.

We offer optional pre/post land arrangements in Yangon and to complete the visit of Myanmar an extension to Inle Lake which is not to be missed.

  • Upstream: Bagan-Yandabo - Monywa - Ava - Amarapura- Upper Irrawaddy (Kyaw Myaung- Second Defile-Katha) -Mingun- Mandalay)
    Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Downstream: Mandalay - Upper Irrawaddy (Kyaw Myaung-Second Defile- Katha)- Mingun- Ava- Amarapura - Monywa - Yandabo- Bagan)
    Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

CRUISE INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

Cruise Price Includes :

  • All meals &, Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary
  • Ayravata Cruises English Speaking Guide (additional non-English speaking guide is provided if more than 8 cabins are booked by parties speaking the same language)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Transfer by coach to/from Prome

Cruise Price Excludes:

  • Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature
  • health-accident-baggage or travel protection plan outside the ship's boundaries
  • fuel surcharges if applicable(*)

 (*) Within the above rates the fuel cost is calculated on the Myanmar Market average price of the months of January 2011 (i.e. USD 3 per imperial gallon). Should the fuel price rise by more than 10%, AYRAVATA CRUISES will be entitled to impose a fuel surcharge equivalent to the amount by which the fuel price exceeds the price allowed for in the above rates, provided that the notice of this rise is given to the Passenger and/or his-her Agent within 30 days prior the cruise departure date.

DOWNSTREAM ITINERARY

DAY 1 - MANDALAY
.Our representative and guide will meet the guests upon arrival at Mandalay airport between 07.30/08.00 am. Visit central Mandalay: Mahamuni Pagoda, Mandalay Hill where spiraling staircases lead to sweeping views of the city and its temples and the nearby Kuthodaw Paya, which contains the world's biggest book, the workshops of gold leave making, tapestry making, woodcarving, marble carving and bronze casting. Embark the ship at Gawein Jetty before lunch. Welcome cocktail in the saloon and cast off.

DAY 2 - KYAUK MYAUNG
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 at midstream.

DAY 3 - TAGAUNG
Stop at Tagaung to explore the ancient city archaeological area and the fortifications around 9:00 am. Continue cruising upstream for the rest of the day. Moor overnight midstream.

DAY 4 - 2ND DEFILE (GORGE)
Sail all day and we enter the dramatic 2nd defile with its magnificent cliffs reaching down the narrow channel around early evening. After entering a few hours, enjoy the typical view surrounded by the mountains along the river. Sail up to Sint Khan Village and return journey to Downstream. Sail all evening up to 10:00 pm. Moor overnight at midstream.

DAY 5 - KATHA
fter breakfast we arrive in the colonial town of Katha, 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 trishaw and an Elephant Logging Camp located on the surrounding hardwood forest. If time permits we will also visit the lake Indaw to experience a typical Kachin highland scenery rich in bird life.

DAY 6 - MINGUN
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”.

DAY 7 - AVA - AMARAPURA
We explore Ava by horse-cart visiting the beautiful 200 year old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, Nanmyin watchtower (27mt. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. In the afternoon we travel by sampan and coach to Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal Capital (1783) to visit U-Bein Bridge and Silk factories. After dinner guests can enjoy a Dance and Drama performance by the Mandalay Arts School on the sundeck (if available). Moor overnight in front of Sagaing Hill.

DAY 8 - MONYWA (HPOWINDAUNG & SHWEBADAUNG CAVES)
Early morning drive by coach (approx. 1½ hours) to Monywa to visit the Hpowindaung and Shwebadaung caves where hundreds of Buddha Statues are placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings dated back to the . After lunch we visit the splendid Sambuddhai Kat Kyaw pagoda with its more than 500,000 Buddha images. Drive to Sagaing (2 hours) where we will rejoin the ship. Dinner and overnight on board .

DAY 9 - YANDABO
In the morning we arrive at Yandabo, a picturesque village that specializes in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. We go ashore for a walk stopping at some pot-making workshops and to visit the school and the monastery. Continue cruising downstream with an afternoon stop at Shwe Pyi Thar village for a walk. Moor overnight mid river.

DAY 10 - BAGAN
We arrive at Bagan in the early morning. Full day visit of a selection of the 2,000 listed pagodas and temples. Lunch on board and in the afternoon continue the exploration of the archeological area. Dinner on board or in a local restaurant. Overnight on board.

DAY 11 - BAGAN - DISEMBARK
Explore some of Bagan's local markets selling wood carvings, fabrics, longyis and rattan products. Visit a workshop to see the ancient technique of lacquerware making. Alternatively guests can hire a horse cart or a bicycle and explore the site on their own or have a splendid Balloon Flight over Bagan (surcharge applied - optional). Lunch on board or in a local restaurant. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your onward flight (Yangon or Heho Inle Lake) or hotel.

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