We introduced RV MAHAYTHI for Yangon-Twante-Yangon day return tour starting from 16 Nov'06. The cruise operated by leaving Yangon from Princess Jetty around 08:00 am and arriving Twante around 09:30 am. After the clients had sightseeing around Twante with horse carts, the boat will sail back to Yangon around 12:30 pm and arriving Yangon before 15:00 pm. The lunch was hosted on the boat.
After an extensive re-furbishing program, the barge 'Mahaythi' was the latest, first ever, and undoubtedly, most tourist class vessel to enter the Yangon river trade. Catering to travellers and business persons alike, 'Mahaythi' plies the Yangon River and Twante Canal and its tributaries, providing an unforgetable trip and facilities in a luxurious yet traditional style.
Mahaythi is licensed by the Department of Marine Administrationand Ministry of Hotels & Tourism as a passenger-carrying vessel and also licensed as a floating restaurant. Her elegance and comfort make 'Mahaythi' equally suitable for business entertainment, holidays or for that special occasion such as a honeymoon cruise.
Based on an antique rice and sand carrying barge, 'Mahaythi' is almost totally constructed from Thingan wood and furbished with Golden Teaks; she has many unique concepts which make her stand out from the other barges on the river. Her air-conditioned upper deck includes an air-conditioned lounge and dining area that is inspired by turn of the century colonial architecture. It can accommodte up to 20 clients for dinning. Below deck could also accommodate 4 to 10 passengers in the relaxation style.
Unfortunately, it was totally destroyed by Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar on 02 May 2008. Now, we hve replaced Mahythi with a newly renovated smaller vessel. It is fully furnished with teak woods and can accommodat 2 to 4 persons for overnight trip and maximum up to 8 persons for day return trip. The boat consists of one air-con cabin and one toilet and shower room.