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Luxury

Hidden Wonders of Myanmar with Inle Lake

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Trip Code: MA18
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
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Trip Highlights

Explore Temple Town

Discover Bagan's famous golden-topped temples, stopping to appreciate the region's oldest monument, Shwezigon Pagoda

Discover Inle Lake

Take in the lake's stunning floating gardens and see the ingenious one-legged rowing technique used by local fishermen

Sunset at U Bein Bridge

Relax with a cool drink as you watch the sun sink behind the world’s oldest and longest teak-wood bridge, U Bein Bridge

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 17 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in two locations
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard entertainment
  • 14-night Irrawaddy River cruise aboard the RV Samatha
  • Complimentary beverages on board your cruise*
  • Finest dining - a total of 48 meals

Map & Itinerary

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India & Myanmar Map 2018 MA18

Yangon Return

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your luxury river ship, the RV Samatha. Head back into the city of Yangon to view the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight.

Stay: 14 Nights: aboard APT’s boutique river ship, the RV Samatha

Daily :
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

After breakfast, select your Freedom of Choice activity. Perhaps travel by train to discover some of the city’s best kept secrets, including a shattered glass factory and leafy oasis. Join a walking tour of Yangon and stroll through the historic streets of Chinatown, the Indian Quarter and downtown Yangon.


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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today you’ll explore the township of Danuphyu, where the revered General Maha Bandula led a famous Burmese defensive against the British troops during the First Anglo-Burmese War. You’ll also visit a local cheroot (cigar) workshop.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Absorb wonderful views of the Akauk Mountains and their river-facing cliff carvings as you cruise onwards to the quiet riverside township of Myanaung. Here, a delightful walking tour will take you past a range of well-preserved colonial houses and on to the bustling local market.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On arrival in Pyay, you will disembark fora walking tour. See a selection of pagodas, including the imposing Shwesandaw Pagoda. Later, travel to the south-east of Pyay on an excursion to the ancient ruins at the old Pyu kingdom capital, Sri Ksetra. The region’s 1,500 year old stupas are among the world’s earliest and most intriguing Buddhist monuments.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Continue on to Thayetmyo, a pleasant port town that once sat on the border between Upper and Lower Burma, which the British annexed during the Second Anglo-Burmese War. Here, enjoy a fascinating tour of the historic colonial-era post office before taking a swing at Myanmar’s first golf course.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Stop in the town of Minhla. Learn how the British captured this fort, and indeed the town, during a war that saw an independent Burma lose its sovereignty. Cruise onwards to Magwe, where you will head up to the Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, located atop a hill overlooking the Irrawaddy River.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruise to the small village of Salay, a colourful religious centre. Here, you’ll visit Yoke Sone Kyaung, the region’s oldest surviving wooden monastery. Built in 1882, the monastery is famous for its wood carvings and extensive collection of religious artefacts. Afterwards, continue on to Shinbin Maha Laba Man Paya, home to the country’s largest lacquer Buddha image, which dates back to the 13th century.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening observe a stunning sunset over Bagan, one of the world’s truly awe-inspiring archaeological sites. During this beautiful, breathtaking experience, enjoy free flowing drinks, delicious canapes, and fantastic hospitality with your fellow guests.


After breakfast, climb Tantkyi Hill to visit Tantkyitaung Pagoda.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps opt to ascend the winding covered staircases encircling Myanmar’s nats (spirits) at Mount Popa or stay local and further explore Bagan’s revered pagodas and temples.


This afternoon visit a family-run lacquerware workshop and a nearby village.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

In Yandabo, enjoy an intimate look at village life and watch a pottery-making demonstration by talented local artisans.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, set out on a tour by horse-drawn cart, taking in Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery, then see the ‘leaning tower of Inwa’.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore Soon U Ponya Shin and the Kaunghmudaw pagodas. Later, cruise to Mingun, home to the Mingun Pahtodawgyi. Here, you will see the second largest ringing bell in the world, the Mingun Bell, as well as the Myatheindan Pagoda.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, enjoy a sunset sampan cruise alongside the U-Bein Bridge with a drink in hand. It is a supremely beautiful sight, particularly during the evening when the sun is beginning to set.


Set out on a full-day tour of Mandalay, including Mahamuni Buddha Temple and the Kuthodaw Pagoda. Later, take in a tour of the Shwenandaw Monastery. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark your ship for the final time this morning and be transferred to the airport for your flight to Heho, gateway to Inle Lake. Be met by your guide on arrival and set off to explore a local family-run Shan paper workshop. Afterwards, drive to the small town of Nyaung Shwe to check into your hotel.

Stay: Three Nights: Inle Lake, Sanctum Resort or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, whose shrines have since been covered with that many gold leaves that it is impossible to see its original structure, and the famous Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery. This afternoon, set off on a tour of a silk and lotus weaving factory.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Explore the southern section of Inle Lake by boat. Take in the floating gardens and see the iconic one-legged rowing technique used by local fishermen. Visit Indein, to see the Shwe Indein Pagoda. Below the stupa are a cluster of hundreds of ancient stupas, most overgrown with bushes. In the afternoon, see how the local wooden fishing boats are made and visit a blacksmith workshop, before meeting with Padaung Tribes.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to Heho Airport for your included flight to Yangon. On arrival, board your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Outdoor lounge area under awnings of the RV Samatha
Irrawaddy cruise on RV Samatha

Relax aboard the APT custom designed RV Samatha and enjoy expansive riverside views of Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River

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Bagan horse cart ride

Explore the thousands of temples on the plains of Bagan at your own pace on a horse cart ride

Stay on the shore of Inle Lake

Make yourself at home on the shore of the scerene Inle Lake, staying in absolute luxury and tranquility

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.