Grand Vegan Voyage on the Chindwin

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  • day 1
    Bagan-Pakkoku
     
  • day 2
    Pakhan Gyi - Ahmyint
     
  • day 3
    Monywa
     
  • day 4
    Kanee-Kin
     
  • day 5
    Mingkin
     
  • day 6
    Kyidaw
     
  • day 7
    Kalewa
     
  • day 8
    Mawlaik
     
  • day 9
    River Village
     
  • day 10
    Yandabo
     
  • day 11
    Mandalay
     

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

Welcome aboard the RV Paukan 2012 which was launched in September of 2012. She was 'born' in the well-known Ahlone Ship Yards on the banks of the Yangon River, where men with decades-long experience started work on her in 2011. Captain Michael Symes of His Britannic Majesty's 7th Regiment who saw the shipyards in 1795 noted the Yangon River as "the most favourable river in the world for naval architecture". The 200 years-old tradition of excellent craftsmanship still exists in this workplace.

Paukan 2012 is a gem of a vessel, a compact but elegant vessel made of teak with a hull of marine steel. The walls and floors are of timber with each plank carefully chosen to showoff the beautiful grain. The décor is modern chic, with a touch of Myanmar culture through a few traditional motifs, wooden figures, fabrics and paintings.

There are 18 cabins, twin and double, all with private bathrooms for a total of 34 passengers.

Included in your cruise fare are all meals, sightseeing tours and entrance fees at monuments. All the staterooms are nicely decorated and comfortable with ensuite bathrooms. The most beautiful cabins are the two 'Premier' on the upper deck, each with French windows on two sides, leading out to a spacious balcony. The six Double Deluxe cabins on the upper deck have a balcony and French window, as do the eight Twin Deluxe cabins on the main deck. There are also two single cabins on the upper deck.

The dining room with a capacity for 34 is a spacious hall on the main deck where every morning a lavish and scrumptious all-vegan breakfast buffet is served. The other meals are prepared with loving care for freshness and incredible tastes by experienced chefs. If The lounge on the upper deck seats 16 and the open deck with a well-stocked bar leading out from it seats 15. It is the perfect place to make new friends or to hold a party.

The solarium on the roof deck is the best place to enjoy an evening drink as the sun sets with a backdrop of the sky's spectacular display of colours.

Date Ports of Call Arrival Departure
20-08-20 Bagan-Pakkoku - -
21-08-20 Pakhan Gyi - Ahmyint - -
22-08-20 Monywa - -
23-08-20 Kanee-Kin - -
24-08-20 Mingkin - -
25-08-20 Kyidaw - -
26-08-20 Kalewa - -
27-08-20 Mawlaik - -
28-08-20 River Village - -
29-08-20 Yandabo - -
30-08-20 Mandalay - -
Note: The itinerary presented is subject to modification due to water levels, lock closures or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate cruise programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This schedule is subject to change. Your final itinerary will be provided with the cruise tickets.

RV Paukan 2012

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

Welcome aboard the RV Paukan 2012 which was launched in September of 2012. She was 'born' in the well-known Ahlone Ship Yards on the banks of the Yangon River, where men with decades-long experience started work on her in 2011. Captain Michael Symes of His Britannic Majesty's 7th Regiment who saw the shipyards in 1795 noted the Yangon River as "the most favourable river in the world for naval architecture". The 200 years-old tradition of excellent craftsmanship still exists in this workplace.

Paukan 2012 is a gem of a vessel, a compact but elegant vessel made of teak with a hull of marine steel. The walls and floors are of timber with each plank carefully chosen to showoff the beautiful grain. The décor is modern chic, with a touch of Myanmar culture through a few traditional motifs, wooden figures, fabrics and paintings.

There are 18 cabins, twin and double, all with private bathrooms for a total of 34 passengers.

Included in your cruise fare are all meals, sightseeing tours and entrance fees at monuments. All the staterooms are nicely decorated and comfortable with ensuite bathrooms. The most beautiful cabins are the two 'Premier' on the upper deck, each with French windows on two sides, leading out to a spacious balcony. The six Double Deluxe cabins on the upper deck have a balcony and French window, as do the eight Twin Deluxe cabins on the main deck. There are also two single cabins on the upper deck.

The dining room with a capacity for 34 is a spacious hall on the main deck where every morning a lavish and scrumptious all-vegan breakfast buffet is served. The other meals are prepared with loving care for freshness and incredible tastes by experienced chefs. If The lounge on the upper deck seats 16 and the open deck with a well-stocked bar leading out from it seats 15. It is the perfect place to make new friends or to hold a party.

The solarium on the roof deck is the best place to enjoy an evening drink as the sun sets with a backdrop of the sky's spectacular display of colours.

Single Deluxe

Size:  107 sq ft / 10 sq m

Beds:  Fixed bed

Windows: Standard window

Features: Each Upper Deck Single cabin comes with a private bathroom/toilet, individual climate control, in-room safe, and hair dryer.

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Stateroom Deluxe with French Balcony

Size:  250 sq ft / 23 sq m

Beds:  Fixed twin beds

Windows: Floor-to-ceiling glass doors/windows

Balcony: French balcony

Features: Each Main Deck cabin comes with a French balcony, sitting area, desk, well-appointed bathroom, individual climate control, in-room safe, and hair dryer.

Includes the following cabin numbers : 203, 204, 207, 208

Stateroom Deluxe with Balcony

Size:  270 sq ft / 25 sq m

Beds:  Fixed queen bed

Windows: Floor-to-ceiling glass doors/windows

Balcony: Walkout balcony

Features: Each Upper Deck cabin comes with a balcony sitting area and table, desk, well-appointed, bathroom, individual climate control, in-room safe, and hair dryer.

Includes the following cabin numbers : 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310

Stateroom Premiere Deluxe with Balcony

Size:  270 sq ft / 25 sq m

Beds:  Fixed queen bed

Windows:  Front facing floor-to-ceiling glass doors/windows

Balcony:  Front facing walkout and French balconies

Features: Each Upper Deck Premier cabin comes with a balcony sitting area and table, desk, well-appointed bathroom, individual climate control, in-room safe, and hair dryer.

Includes the following cabin numbers : 301

Where do I fly to? 

The country of Myanmar has currently three international gateways. The country's newest airport stands in the capital Naypyidaw, but it's right in the middle of nowhere as far as tourists are concerned. Then there's Mandalay International Airport, which is Myanmar's biggest, putting travelers closer to the country's most beloved tourist stops. Yangon International Airport, located far to the south, is older but has better international connections than its northern rival.
Yangon Airport is well connected to the rest of the world, offering more international connections than the two other Myanmar airports combined. Yangon visitors can take advantage of far more flight schedules via a larger choice of airlines. You can fly to Yangon from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport and Kuala Lumpur's KLIA—two of the most popular international gateways leading to Yangon—but you can also easily book flights to Yangon from Hong Kong, Seoul, Narita, and Doha, too, among many other destinations.
Yangon also offers great domestic connections to the rest of Myanmar.


BAGAN – GETTING THERE
Fly into Nyaung U Airport (NYU), located in Nyaung-U, a town in the Mandalay Region, Burma. It is the primary air gateway to the ancient sites of Bagan and surrounding areas. Nyaung U Airport is 11 km west of Bagan.
There are some direct flights from Yangon Airport (Rangun, RGN) or from Mandalay International Airport (MDL).

Where do I leave from? 

Mandalay International Airport (MDL), located 35 km south of Mandalay in Tada-U, is one of only three international airports in Myanmar. Completed in 1999, the airport was the largest and most modern airport in the country until the modernization of Yangon International Airport in 2008.
There are direct flights to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and to Bangkok Don Mueang International Airport (DMK).

Do you offer a pre-cruise tour? 

Yes, we do: 

PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE: 2 nights in Yangon (Rangun) & Bagan
Yangon, the commercial capital, is the main gateway to Myanmar. Evergreen and cool with lush tropical trees, shady parks and beautiful lakes, Yangon has earned the name of "The Garden City of the East". Yangon was founded by King Alaungpaya on the site of a small settlement called Dagon when he conquered Lower Myanmar in 1755.

Day 1 (18 AUG 2020):
International arrival to Yangon, transfer to the Hotel. Lunch (of course vegan!) in the hotel. In the afternoon orientation tour of the city ending with the visit of the most enchanting and spectacular Pagoda of Myanmar: the Shwedagon. Overnight at Vegan Travel´s partner hotel (4 – 5 * hotel).

Day 2 (19 AUG 2020):
Early morning transfer to the airport. Flight to Bagan, one of the Asia’s most important archaeological sites and one out of two most eminent religious old cities in South East Asia. The sightseeing starts with a visit to Nyaung Oo market – a typical local market; followed by visits to most distinctive pagodas such as Shwezigon Pagoda – the holiest one believed to be enshrined with Buddha tooth and hair; Gubyaukgyi Temple (Wetkyiinn village) – the 13th century ‘cave temple’ with fine frescoes of scenes from Jakatas; Ananda Temple –one of the masterpieces surviving and remaining in Bagan and considered to be in the Mon architecture style. Afternoon, we will an animal sanctuary (or a community project) followed by a visit to local village. We will view the sunset from the top of one of the temples.

Day 3 (20 AUG 2020):
Transfer to our beautiful floating boutique hotel for the next 10 nights.

Details can be found here: https://vtr.onl/MyanmarGeTh