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RV Paukan Cruise

Bagan, Myanmar
12 Days
55
$3436.00

RV Paukan Cruise

$3436.00
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RV Paukan Cruise

Paukan is the ancient name of Bagan, the old city of two thousand temples on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River. This ancient capital, seat of the First Myanmar Empire, is a treasure to the people of Myanmar. Throughout the century of their existence, the temples remain a place of living worship, maintained by donations from royalty and the public.

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

Paukan Cruise – The Heart of Burma 12 days by Mekong Waterways

Destinations: Mahamuni Pagoda Mandalay Sagaing Monywa Bagan

Take part in trip, we will have ocassion to visit the country’s largest city and the most important commercial centre. You will be surprised with its numerous cultural treasures as the city has the largest number of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia. During the calls, the guides will bring you an extensive knowledge of the local ways and customs

Detail Itinerary

1. UPSTREAM: Bagan - Mandalay

Day 1 International flight to Burma
You take International flight to Burma . Hotel/flight is arranged by yourseft.
Meals: NA
Accommodation: NA

Day 2 YANGON (RANGOON)

Morning arrival in Rangoon.Bus transferto Chatrium**** Hotel (or similar)and lunch in a nearby restaurant.In the afternoon, sightseeing tour of Yangon also known as Rangoon, literally “end of strife”. The former capital city is often nicknamed “The Garden of the East”.Yangon, with a population of over four million, continues to be the country’s largest city and the most important commercial centre.You will be surprised with its numerous cultural treasures as the city has the largest number of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia today.Amongst many wonders, visit of theSulePagoda and St Mary Cathedral.Cross the colonial district wherethe buildings have retained their ancient charm.By late afternoon, you walk up to the hill whereShwedagon Pagoda, the city’s emblem, overlooks the entire city. Dinner in a restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Chatrium **** Hotel (or similar)

Day 3 YANGON

After crossing the Burmese countryside, arrive in the small town of Syriam. The avenues of the Than Lyn and Kyauk Tan market reflect the traditions of their people. The visit continues with Ye-LePagoda, built around the third century BCE. This Buddhist temple houses a large collection of paintings and works of art. Return to Rangoon for the lunch and visit Botataung and Chaukhtatgyi Pagodas. Then a must stop at the Scott Market, both worthy for its architecture and its craft shops. Dinner & overnight at the hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Chatrium **** Hotel (or similar)

Day 4 YANGON – BAGAN – START OF CRUISE

After breakfast, transfer of the airport for flight to Bagan.Spend the entire day discovering the prestigious Bagan. The ancient Kingdom’s capital ranks among the most significant religious site in the world. Embark on board the RV PAUKAN. In the afternoon, you visit a selection of the 2.000 listed pagodas and temples, many dating to the eleventh century. Alternatively passengers can hire a horse cart or a bicycle and explore the site on your own, dinner and overnight on the ship.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Paukan Cruise

Day 5 MOUNT POPA

Full day excursion to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano located 65 km South East of Bagan. It stands as one of the National Parks with preserved forest in the hot, dry and plain region of middle Myanmar. The popularity of Mt. Popa today lies in the interest of religious and mystical beliefs of the great family of the “Nats”. Climb theTaungkalat to see the panoramic view of the whole area. Lunch will be taken at the Popa Mountain Resort. On the way back to Bagan, visit the toddy palm producing home cottage (Palm sugar). Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paukan Cruise

Day 6 BAGAN – SHWE PYI THAR

After breakfast, visit the local market of Nyaung U, alongside food and textiles crafts stalls. Explore the village stopping to some pot-making workshops to learn their unique production technique. Alternatively you can hire a horse cart or a bicycle to explore BAGAN’s surroundings. After the onboard lunch, the ship heads for Mandalay. While sailing, relax on the Sundeck and attend a presentation of local customs and traditions.The ships drops anchor in late afternoon near the village of ShwePyiThar. Dinner on board followed by a Puppet Show. Overnight on board
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paukan Cruise

Day 7 YANDABO – NAVIGATION

Stop in the early morning at Yandabo, a picturesque river village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the first Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Explore the village stopping to some pot-making workshops to learn their unique production technique and then visit the school and the monastery. Lunch on board. The RV Paukansails downstream the Irrawaddy. During the afternoon, first part of the local customs presentation and relaxing time.Dinner and overnight on board
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paukan Cruise

Day 8 MONYWA

Full day explorationofMonywa and its vicinity, located on the banks ofChindwinRiver.Departure by busto reachthe caves ofHpoWinDaung.Theyare home to hundredsof Buddha statuesdating from thefourteenth and fifteenthcentury.One can alsoadmire beautifulmuralsof thatperiod.Thenback toMonywafor lunchat the restaurant.Inthe afternoon, visitthe pagodaSambuddhaiKatKyawwhere over500,000Buddha statuesare placedinside thesite.Then return by bus toSagaingand go back on board theRVPaukan. Dinner andovernight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paukan Cruise

Day 9 AVA – AMARAPURA

Start this day by the discovery of the ancient city of Ava, capital of the Burmese kingdom from 1364 to 1841. Explore the ruins by horse cart visiting the beautiful 200 years old BagayaKyaung Teak Monastery, theNanmyin Watchtower (27m. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. Back to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon you travel by sampan (small local boat) and coach to Amarapura, the penultimate Burmese Royal capital (1783), to visit a traditional silk weaving workshop followed by U-Bein Bridge, the world’s longest wooden bridge (1.2 km) on theTaungthamanLake and enjoy the sunset there. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paukan Cruise

Day 10 MINGUN – MANDALAY

Morning visit of Mingun.The city abounds with numerous ancient palaces and must-to-see religious sites. You start with the unfinished Pagoda dating back to the Burmese Kingdom. Then you will admire the largest working bell in the world (weighting almost 90 tons) and you finish this half day of visit by the “Home for the aged”.After lunch on board, the RV Paukansails downstream the Irrawaddy to MandalayVisit theMahamuniPagodaand the nearby KuthodawPaya Temple, which contains the world’s biggest book, the workshops of gold leave making, tapestry making, woodcarving, marble carving and bronze casting. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paukan Cruise

Day 11 MANDALAY- RANGOON – END OF CRUISE

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport of Mandalay for the flight to Yangon. Transfer to downtown for the lunch. In the afternoon, the time is free. In the evening return flight to your country.(As per flight schedule).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: NA

Day 12 Arrive in your country
Arrive in your country
Meals: NA
Accommodation: NA

Day 1 Overseas flight to Burma
You take Flight to Burma. Hotel/Flight is arranged by yourseft
Meals: NA
Accommodation: NA

Day 2 YANGON (RANGOON)

Morning arrival in Rangoon.Bus transfertoChatrium**** Hotel (or similar) and lunch in a nearby restaurant.In the afternoon, sightseeing tour of Yangon also known as Rangoon, literally “end of strife”. The former capital city is often nicknamed “The Garden of the East”.Yangon, with a population of over four million, continues to be the country’s largest city and the most important commercial centre.You will be surprised with its numerous cultural treasures as the city has the largest number of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia today.Amongst many wonders, visit of theSulePagoda and St Mary Cathedral.Cross the colonial district wherethe buildings have retained their ancient charm.By late afternoon, you walk up to the hill whereShwedagon Pagoda, the city’s emblem, overlooks the entire city. Dinner in a restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Chatrium **** Hotel (or similar)

Day 3 YANGON

After crossing the Burmese countryside, arrive in the small town of Syriam. The avenues of the Than Lyn and Kyauk Tan market reflect the traditions of their people. The visit continues with Ye-LePagoda, built around the third century BCE. This Buddhist temple houses a large collection of paintings and works of art. Return to Rangoon for the lunch, and visit Botataung and Chaukhtatgyi Pagodas. Then a must stop at the Scott Market, both worthy for its architecture and its craft shops.Dinner & overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Chatrium **** Hotel (or similar)

Day 4 YANGON – MANDALAY-MINGUN-START OF CRUISE

After breakfast,transfer to the airport and flight to Mandalay. You embark the RV Paukan in late morning. Welcome cocktail and lunch on board. The ship starts its navigation on the Irrawaddy River heading for the village of Mingun,where you visit theunfinished Pagoda dating back to the Burmese Kingdom. Then you will admire the largest working bell in the world (weighting almost 90 tons) and you finish this day of visit by the “Home for the aged”.Dinner & overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paukan Cruise

Day 5 MANDALAY–AMARAPURA

Morning exploration of Mandalay, which abounds with ancient palaces and numerous religious sites.Start with the MahamuniPagoda, one of the most revered shrines of the countryand the nearby KuthodawPaya Temple, which contains the world’s biggest book, the workshops of gold leave making, tapestry making, woodcarving, marble carving and bronze casting. After the onboard lunch, excursion to Amarapura,the penultimate Burmese Royal capital (1783), to visit a traditional silk weaving workshop followed by U-BeinBridge, the world’s longest wooden bridge (1.2 km) on theTaungthamanLake and enjoy the sunset there. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paukan Cruise

Day 6 SAGAING -AVA

Start this day by the discovery of Sagaing, historic centre of Burmese Buddhism. This excursion will make you familiar with pottery making and silver working. Back to the ship for lunch.In the afternoon, visit of the ancient city of Ava, capital of the Burmese kingdom from 1364 to 1841.Explore the ruins by horse cart visiting the beautiful 200 years old BagayaKyaung Teak Monastery, theNanmyin Watchtower (27m. high) and the Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. Dinner and overnight on board.Traditional dance show by local performers on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paukan Cruise

Day 7 Day7: MONYWA

Full day explorationofMonywa and its vicinity, located on the banks ofChidwinriver. Departure by busto reachthe caves ofHpoWinDaung.Theyare home to hundredsof Buddha statuesdating from thefourteenth and fifteenthcentury.One can alsoadmire beautifulmuralsof thatperiod.Thenback toMonywafor lunchat the restaurant.Inthe afternoon, visitthe pagodaSambuddhaiKatKyawwhere over500,000Buddha statuesare placedinside thesite.Thenreturn by bus toSagaingand go back on board theRVPaukan. Dinner andovernight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paukan Cruise

Day 8 YANDABO – SHWE PYI THAR

Stop in the early morning at Yandabo, a picturesque river village specializing in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the first Anglo-Burmese war signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Explore the village stopping to some pot-making workshops to learn their unique production technique and then visit the school and the monastery. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, the ship will moor at ShwePyiThar Village for a walk to discover local activities. Dinner on board followed by a Puppet Show. Overnight on board
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paukan Cruise

Day 9 BAGAN

Spend the entire day discovering the prestigious Bagan. The ancient Kingdom’s capital ranks among the most significant religious site in the world. You visit a selection of the 2.000 listed pagodas and temples, many dating to the eleventh century. Alternatively passengers can hire a horse cart or a bicycle and explore the site on your own. Return on board in late evening. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paukan Cruise

Day 10 MOUNT POPA

Full day excursion to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano located 65 km South East of Bagan. It stands as one of the National Parks with preserved forest in the hot, dry and plain region of middle Myanmar. The popularity of Mt. Popa today lies in the interest of religious and mystical beliefs of the great family of the “Nats”.Climb theTaungkalatto see the panoramic view of the whole area. Lunch will be taken at the Popa Mountain Resort. On the way back to Bagan, visit the toddy palm producing home cottage. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paukan Cruise

Day 11 BAGAN –END OF CRUISE- RANGOON
After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon. Transfer to downtown for the lunch. In the afternoon, the time is free. In the evening return flight to your country.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: NA

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • Please note that this cruise is French-speaking. An English guide can be provided if there is a minimum of 10 English speaking passengers on the departure.
  • Kindly provide us passport information (Full name, sex, Nationality, passport number, date of birth, validity of visa) at least 01 month before cruise date.

Cancellation by Customer

  • 120 days or more: 10% of the cruise price.
  • Between 119 and 61 days prior to departure: 20% of the cruise price.
  • Between 60 and 31 days prior to departure: 60% of the cruise price.
  • Between 30 and 21 days prior to departure: 80% of the cruise price.
  • 20 days or less: 100% of the cruise price

Children Price & Extra Bed

  • -The only possibility for triple use is in Terrace Suite (we add an extra bed in the cabin). The rate for the third passenger is an adult (the two adults pay normal rate).
  • -If a child under 18 years old share a twin cabin with an adult, the rate for the child is 75% of an adult.
  • – If two children share a cabin, the rate is 60% per children on the net rate cabin.

Shuttle Bus

NA

Check-in

NA

Check-out

NA

Guide

Free English speaking on board

General

  • 24-hour Security
  • Boutique Library
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Theme Cruise

Services

  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Boutique shop
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Turndown service and daily presents

Activities on Board

  • BBQ Dinner
  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing
  • Movie nights
  • Spa & Massage
  • Wooden games

These are cruise properties for RV Paukan Cruise:

Specifications Paukan 2007 Paukan 2012
Building matertials
Operated since Launch 2007 Mid 2012
Length 183 FT (55.78 MT) 138 ft (42 Mt)
Width 38 FT (11.58 MT) 32.8 ft (10 Mt)
Height 3.09 FT (1.14 MT) 2.5 ft (0.76 Mt)
Depth NA NA
Dining Room On The Main Deck (Capacity: 56 Seats) On The Main Deck (Capacity: 34 Seats)
Bar/ Sundeck On The Sundeck/Solarium (Capacity 35 Seats) On The Upper Deck (Capacity 16 seats indoor and 15 outdoor)
Massage cabin 2 On The Lower Deck NA
Deck 3 3
Diesel Engines 2 X 425 HP Cummins Marine / Model KT19-M425. 2 x 275 hp Cummins Marine / Model NT855-M270
Propulsion Schotell Type Outboard * Model: NAV180 Rudder Propeller Inboard Well Mounted
Design Speed 10 KNOTS 10 Knots
Max. Upriver Speed 8 Nautical Miles Per Hour (Dry Season) 8 Nautical Miles per Hour (Dry Season)
Max. Downriver Speed 12 Nautical Miles Per Hour (Dry Season) 12 Nautical Miles per Hour (Dry Season)
Navigation Navigation Lights, Ships Horn, Searchlight Navigation lights, ships horn, searchlight
Comms Gsm Phone, Internal Phone System, Tannoy For Navigation Gsm phone, Internal phone system, tannoy for navigation
Generators 2 X 175 + 1 X 50 KVA Cummins/Marathon Marine 2 x 120 kva +1 x 40 kva Cummins/Marathon Marine
Fire Protection Smoke Detectors, Heat Detectors, Manual Alarms Stations, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hose Cabinets, Fire Pumps Smoke Detectors, Heat Detectors, Manual alarms stations, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hose Cabinets, fire pumps
Safety Emergency Lights, Emergency Genset, Life Jackets , Life Rafts Emergency Lights, Emergency Genset, Life Jackets , Life Rafts
Crew 30 20
Passengers 55 34
Cabins 2 Suite, 14 Deluxe, 10 Superior Twins, 3 Single 18 with Private Bathroom
Lectures Room Fully Equipped With Lcd Projector/Lcd Tv (35 Seats) NA

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All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

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How our prices work:

The price shown on tour program includes everything mentioned on the tour but excludes flight (domestic and international). Unlike other tour operators that include these flights in the program, we want to give you the option of customizing these flights based on your request. As flight cost will change from season to season, you will save a lot by looking into the flight after finalizing the tour and we can surely help search the best price flight for you.

All of the portion of the tour are private (unless otherwise stated): airport pick up, guided tour, etc. Price is based on 2 people travelling together so if you are a single person, the price may differ. We place a strong focus on both individualized experience and value for money – so please enjoy your tour booking process with us with peace of mind.

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