Ayravata river cruise

Pandaw is an original colonial era boat, constructed in 1947.

The famous shipbuilding company of Yarrow & Co. of Clyde on the River in Glasgow built the Pandaw for the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company. Arriving in Myanmar in 1950, under the ownership of the Inland Water Transport Board (IWTB) she ran on the Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River from Mandalay to Bahmo, one of the most popular routes on this great river.

She began a luxury life as a passenger cruiser in 1989, under the management of a new Irrawaddy Flotilla Company and was taken over in 2003 by Ayravata Cruises after extensive renovations and refurbishing.

Her hull is of steel, and she measures 150ft (47.72 m) from prow to stern. Her beam is 34 ft (11.5m) and the draft is 2.6ft (0.8m)


There are altogether 16 teak-walled deluxe cabins with proper beds and hot and cold showers. There is one main deck with cabins, an upper deck with cabins and a dining room at the stern and a salon at the prow.

Pandaw is a beautiful and unique lady, facially still young to be of service to you.
Paukan is the ancient name of Bagan, the birth place of Myanmar culture, is a treasure to the people of Myanmar. Throughout the century of our existence, the temples describe the life of ancient belief, custom and tradition maintained by generation to generation.

RV Paukan was built in 2007 at Myanmar Shipyards in Yangon for Ayravata Cruises company. Paukan is the younger sister boat of Pandaw which was built in 1947, but she is a bigger vessel at 183ft 955.78m) in length. Stabilize in 50 mph wind speed. Her beam is 38ft (11.58m) and draft is 3.09ft (1.14m). She runs on diesel engines, with a speed of 10 knots. Safety and emergency equipment are in place, as well as reliable communication systems.

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.

Today, two boats are in service under management of Ayravata Cruises: RV Pandaw 1947 "An original Colonial Steamer" and RV Paukan 2007 "New Charming Cruising Boutique Hotel". Offers river cruises to explore the Royal capitals around Mandalay and observe experience the active life of the great Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River.


Between Ancient Bagan and Royal Mandalay
(Upstream : Bagan to Mandalay)
Departure :  Tuesday / Friday
Vessel :  RV Paukan 

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Between Royal Mandalay and Ancient Bagan
(Downstream : Mandalay to Bagan)
Departure :  Sunday
Vessel :  RV Paukan

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“Royal Capitals” From Bagan To Mandalay
(Bagan- Yandabo- Monywa- Mingun - Ava - Amarapura- Sagaing)
Vessel :  RV Paukan 2012

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"Upper Ayeyarwaddy"
Duration :  7 Days / 6 Nights
Vessel :  RV Pandaw 1947

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(Bagan- Pakkoku- Pakhan gyi- Monywa- Mingin- Kalewa- Mawlaik- Mandalay)
A River Journey to discover the hidden treasures of the Golden Land
Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights
Vessel : Pandaw-1947
Duration : 10 Days/ 9 Nights * Vessel: RV PANDAW 1947
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MT & K Tourism Company Limited

Building (15/B), Room (202), Shwe Kabar Housing, MinDhama Road, 3 Quarter, Mayangone Township, Yangon, Myanmar.

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+95 9 795514475 (Ms. Thazin)
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+95 1 666220
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+95 1 656597 , 9669526
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