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Luxury

Hidden Wonders of Myanmar with Inle Lake

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Trip Code: MAR18
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
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Trip Highlights

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

Explore Temple Town

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

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 served on board your cruise*
  • Finest dining - a total of 48 meals

Map & Itinerary

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Myanmar Map 2018/19 MAR18

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 Nights: 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.

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 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.

Daily :
  • 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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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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

Bagan horse cart ride

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

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home