Welcome to Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River

Ayeyarwaddy River

The Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River is a river that flows through Myanmar formerly known as Burma. It is Myanmar's largest river (about 1350 miles or 2170 km long) and the most important commercial waterway, with a drainage area of about 158,700 square miles (411,000 kmĀ²).

The Ayeyarwaddy River starts in Kachin State, at the confluence of the Mali Kha and Mai Kha rivers. The western Mali Hka branch arises from the end of the southern Himalayas, north of Putao, and (like the main river) is called Nam Kiu in the Shan language.

The Ayeyarwaddy River bisects the country from north to south and empties through a nine armed delta into the Indian Ocean. The name "Ayeyarwaddy" is believed to have derived from the Sanskrit term "Airavati", meaning "Elephant River".

The Irrawaddy gives its name to a dolphin, "the Irrawaddy dolphin" (Orcaella brevistosus), which is found in the river. Though sometimes called the Irrawaddy River Dolphin, it is not a true river dolphin, since it is also found at sea.

 

RV Mahaythi

RV Mahaythi is the first ever tourist class boat introduced Yangon river sightseeing cruises since 2006 October. It started with day cruise tours to Twante and Yangon River sunset cruises on daily guarantee departure basic. Up on completion of our second vessel RV Mahaythi-02, we have extended our operation by running overnight cruises to Ayeyarwaddy Delta Area on charter basic as well as regular departure basic. Unfortunately, our frist boat was destroyed in May 2008 by Tropical Cyclone Nargis. Then, we have replaced her with two smaller boats named RV Mahaythi-01 and RV Mahaythi-03.


Due to the current demand for Mandalay to Bagan route, we have decided to shift our fleet's operation to upper Myanmar basing in Mandalay with effective from 15 April 2013. Our fleet currently consists of four boats which can accommodate different numbers of clients comfortably.


With 7 years experiences of arranging leisure trips in Ayeyarwaddy Delta region, we strongly believe that we would be able to provide a memorable trip for our future clients in upper Myanmar region.