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RV Paukan

Irrawaddy River, Burma

RV Paukan has all the charms of a boutique hotel whilst allowing you to travel between beautiful Bagan and the culturally important Mandalay in style. One of the smallest boats on the river, attention to detail is key and service is excellent.

At a Glance

  • Take either a 2 night or 1 night trip to fit well into your itinerary

  • Built in 2007 it is one of the newer boats on the river

  • Delicious food from both the East and the West served on board

  • One of the smallest boats on the river giving excellent service

  • Maximum 55 passengers with over 30 crew

Couples, Cruise, Culture, Family

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to RV Paukan or take a look at our itineraries to Irrawaddy River


Built in 2007, the RV Paukan is a charming cruising boutique hotel that plies the waters from Bagan to Mandalay. Accommodating up to 55 passengers, looked after by a crew of 30, each of the teak-walled cabins and suites are furnished in colonial and traditional Myanmar style. We recommend the Deluxe Cabins which come with a French balcony and sliding windows for spectacular views of the river, or splash out on one of the beautiful Suites at the bow. Whilst on-board, you can dine in style at the restaurant, have a drink in the Saloon Bar, watch the world go by from the sundeck or relax with a Burmese-style massage.

Meals in the dining room on the main deck will include both Eastern and Western cuisine, and dinner menus of delicious dishes. There are two massage rooms on the lower deck offering traditional Myanmar massage designed to give soothing relaxation. The sun deck has a stage for cultural performances, and a bar and lounge for relaxation and fun.

A charming vessel, the RV Paukan offer a number of short cruises which allow guests to experience a cruise along the Irrawaddy in comfort.


RV Paukan has 29 en-suite cabins positioned throughout three decks. On the upper deck, there are 14 Deluxe cabins and two Bow suites with more space and prime views. On the main deck, there are 10 Superior cabins with twin beds. There are three single cabins on the lower deck. The cabins are sophisticated in style with traditional Burmese motifs and elements of colonial style.

Location & Directions

Irrawaddy River, Burma

Cruises run between the royal city of Mandalay, and the ancient capital of Bagan on the Ayeyarwady River.

When to go

The best time to visit Burma is during the dry season from November to April. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to RV Paukan or take a look at our itineraries to Irrawaddy River

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