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Luxury

Hidden Wonders of Myanmar - Cruise Southbound

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Trip Code: MAR15
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Pricing & Availability

Trip Highlights

The golden Shwedagon Pagoda

Covered in hundreds of diamonds and tons of gold leaf Shwedagon Pagoda is one of Buddhism's most sacred sites

Explore Temple Town

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

U Bein Bridge Sunset Cruise

With a drink in hand, glide beneath the world's longest teak wood bridge in a traditional sampan

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 15 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 served at your discretion on board*
  • Finest dining - a total of 42 meals

Map & Itinerary

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India & Myanmar Map 2018 MAR15

Mandalay to Yangon

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, transfer to your luxury river ship, the RV Samatha. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight.

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

Daily :
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, with a refreshing drink in hand enjoy a sunset sampan cruise alongside the U-Bein Bridge.


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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Depart the ship by coach to visit Sagaing, here you will visit the Soon Oo Pon Nya Shin Pagoda. Enjoy the view over the Irrawaddy River and also visit a Silversmith workshop for an insight into this craft. Later continue on to Inwa by horse-drawn cart, taking in Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery and the teak-wood Bagaya Monastery.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


In Yandabo, enjoy a pottery-making demonstration by talented local artisans.

Daily :
  • 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, climb Tantkyi Hill to visit Tantkyitaung Pagoda. Then cruise to the small village of Salay, to visit Yoke Sone Kyaung, the region’s oldest surviving wooden monastery. Afterwards, continue on to Shinbin Maha Laba Man Paya, home to the country’s largest lacquer Buddha image.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruise onwards to Magwe, where you will visit the Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, located atop a hill overlooking the Irrawaddy River.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Stop in the town of Minhla and visit the famous fort, then continue on to Thayetmyo and enjoy a fascinating tour of the historic British colonial-era post office before taking a swing at Myanmar’s first golf course.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On a walking tour see a selection of pagodas. Later, take an excursion to the ancient ruins at the old Pyu kingdom capital, Sri Ksetra.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

See the Akauk Mountains and their cliff carvings as you cruise to Myanaung. Walk past a range of well-preserved colonial houses and on to the local market.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, set out on a local village tour of Shewkyin. Interact with the locals and catch a glimpse of unspoiled country life.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today explore the township of Danuphyu, and visit a local cheroot workshop.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning enjoy a guided walk around the university town of Maubin. This afternoon in Yangon visit the impressive 99-metre high gilded stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • 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.


Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark the RV Samatha for the final time today in Yangon and transfer to the airport for your onward flights.

Daily :
  • 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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Discover local life

Gain an authentic insight into local life as you visit remote communities and immerse yourself in local culture

Private dining experience

Delight in exceptional Burmese fare designed by renowned Australian chef Luke Nguyen in this intimate 8 seat venue