Columbus Travel, Myanmar’s Leading Tour Operator since 1993


The RV Yandabo is a small luxury cruise ship and proudly cruising between Mandalay and Bagan on Ayeyarwaddy River. She will offer you to enjoy extraordinary high-standard service. Yandabo provides for your cruising pleasure with air-conditioned dining room, bathrooms with shower attach. Delicious meals; Chinese, Local and Western dishes are prepared by our experience chef and many kind of drinks, tropical fruit cocktails are available at promenade deck bar.

Yandabo is the name of beautiful pottery village, Historically recongnized for the signing of the Yandabo Treaty which took place under a tree on the riverbank in 1826, between the British and Royal Burmese House-hold of Ava. The Yandabo is built for passenger’s safety and comfortable as beautiful design in promenade and fine dining room. We would like to give you the best of service when you are cruising with us.

Travelling within Ayeyarwaddy River


Big rivers are very useful not only for agriculture but also for transport and communication. Waterways are being used as means of transportation for both cargos and travelling people since a very long time ago. The Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwaddy) river from south to north up to 1500 kilometers is used for ships and boats (upstream and downstream) for transportation throughout the year.

Approximately 792 kilometers in Chindwin, 177 kilometers in Kaladan, 80 kilometers in Salween (Thanlwin) can be used for transportation. If you visit the place in the summer, you can also view beautiful blue mountain ranges from the other side of the river than seeing cool and clear water of the river and white sand dunes. There are also small villages around the region. As the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwaddy) is flowing down alongside the motor way, you can see the river at many places. Ethnic Shan, Kachin and Burma (Bamar) people are living together harmoniously in villages along the motor way.

Technical Data

Length    84 Feet,(24.6) Meter
Beam    20 Feet (6) Meter
Design   Draft 2.5 Feet (0.8) Meter
Deck   2
Diesel    Engine 1 x 160 HP, Nissan Diesel, Model : PD 6-113856
Design    Speed 8 Knots
Max Upriver Speed    6 Nautical Miles Per Hour (Dry Season) 
Max Downriver Speed    10 Nautical Miles Per Hour (Dry Season)
Navigation    Navigation Lights, Ship Horn, Search Light, 
Communication    GSM & CDMA Phone, VHF Radio
Generators    1x25Kva + 1x15 Kva for emergency
Fire Protections    Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hose Cabinets, Portable Fire Pump
Safety    Emergency Lights, Emergency Gen-set,
Life Jackets, Rigid Floating Device,
Rescues Speed Boat
Crew    13

Ship Plan




Passengers    25 for day cruise and 8 for overnight cruises
Cabins           4 Cabins With Private Bathroom and shower

  • 1 Deluxe (Upper Deck)
  • Main Deck: 3 Superiors (Twins)
  • Lounge & Bar on the Sundeck/Solarium (Capacity : 10 Seats)


  • Fully air – conditioned dining room
  • Courteous and helpful staff at your service
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Serving Western, Chinese and Myanmar cuisine

Contact Us

Contact Us

Columbus Travels & Tours (Myay Ni Gone Branch)
Address: No.290, Room No. 6, 1st Floor, Pyay Road, Corner of ZawTiKa Street. San Chaung Township, Yangon.
Phone: +959 257352754, +951 503830, 523536, 524126
Fax : +951 524126

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