3-Day RV Paukan Cruise (Royal Mandalay to Ancient Bagan) – Group Journey

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Tour type

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 3 Days

tour highlights

  • 2 Nights river cruise along the Ayeyarwaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan
  • Relaxing athmosphere on the deck of RV Paukan, a colonial style boat
  • A visit to Mingun and Sagaing
  • Learn the daily lifestyle of local village people at Yandabo

tour details

These cruises have been designed to be a relaxing interlude during a tour of Myanmar. You will experience the river life and visit villages off of the usual tourist trails adding to your trip an unforgettable experience. You have to embark from Mandalay at noon and enjoy the natural cool breeze that comes from the river. You can also have a chance to visit the Yandabo village where you can observe the making processed of pottery.

Join-in tour with departures on Sunday.

The embarkation time is at 12 noon at Gawein jetty. Welcome Cocktail in the Saloon. Cast off time is at 12:30 hrs. Lunch will be served at 13.00. The sailing time is about 2 hrs. Our English speaking manager (or your private guide) will assist the guests during the visit of the Mingun Pagoda Complex. Moor Overnight at a sandbank mid-stream. After dinner guests can enjoy a Dance and Drama performance by the Mandalay Arts School on the sundeck (if available). Dinner and overnight at on board.
Early in the morning cruise downstream. During the 2 hours journey the passengers can admire the natural beauty of the river and the life of its banks while relaxing on the sundeck or just sitting outside their own cabin. Enjoy the sunrise over Sagaing Hill. After breakfast passengers can go ashore to visit Sagaing with the assistance of our Ship Manager or their own guide. The cast off time is at 10.30 hrs. Lunch will be served at 13.00. In the late afternoon we stop at Yandabo, a village specialize in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Cruise all day and moor overnight near a river village.Moor overnight near the village of Shwe Nann Tint. Dinner on board.
Early in the morning we proceed Downstream to Bagan. Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan. Passengers will disembark at Aye Yar jetty around 9:30 hrs.


Our tour prices are included of:

  • Accommodation in twin/sharing cabin (or single cabin)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner)
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • Tours with English-speaking on board guide (all tours are join-in)
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling


Not included are:

  • Domestic airfare
  • Myanmar visa fee
  • Transfer to and ex boat
  • Surcharges for throughout guides (English and other languages)
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • Peak season in general is between 15 December to 15 January and 13
  • 17 April
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)


Depending on water level, embarkation and disembarkation points can be changed.
    Tour code: RVPK2MBDW

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