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Company Name We have chosen the name Ayravata because the Burmese name of Irrawaddy (also spelt Ayeyarwaddy from the Pali Eravati) is derived from the name in Sanskrit of the elephant mount of Indra, Airavati (or Ayravata). This Divine Elephant is...more
My husband, 8 year old daughter, and I took the 2 night cruise on the RV Paukan 2007 ship from Bagan to Mandalay and loved everything about it. The staff really make this ship special. They're all so kind and work so hard to make...More
How could it possibly be a better three-day cruise on the Paukan 2012 from Bagan to Mandalay? Traveling just off season no more than four (4!) passengers enbarked, and we were two of them. No less than 27 staffmembers made it a trip so very...More
This was our second visit to Myanmar and cruising down the Irrawaddy on the Explorer was magic. The shore excursions with our wonderful guide Zaw were excellent and very informative even with the completely unexpected rain and cool weather. The rooms are very spacious with...More
Amazing! We had hoped to get on the Orient Express (Belmond) boat but the dates didn’t work for us so we chose the Paukan instead. 3 days from Mandalay to Bagan.
We were so delighted with the boat and the trip and really pleased with...More
Whilst the exact mooring point, in Mandalay, seemed unclear my guide found it pretty quickly and my bags were whisked away as I was ushered on board.
The ship immediately struck me as being beautifully constructed and I settled in, with welcome drink in hand,...More
The staff could not have done anything better.Every staff person could not have been any more friendly & helpful. One can tell they love their work.They made this vacation very special. I HAVE NEVER HAD A SHIP AS FRIENDLY AS THIS SHIP!!! I will miss...More
Date of experience: September 2017
Ayravata C, Marketing Executive at Ayravata Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017