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Luxury

Hidden Wonders of Myanmar

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Trip Code: MA15
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  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
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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

Bagan Sunset

Watch the sunset over the plains glittering in gold from a viewing platform, complete with a glass of wine

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 16 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in two locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 42 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise*
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard lectures
  • 14-night Irrawaddy River cruise aboard the RV Samatha

Map & Itinerary

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Asia Map MA15 2019-20

Yangon to Mandalay

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

Be met on arrival and transfer to your luxury river ship, the RV Samatha. Visit the famous Shwedagon Pagoda before a Welcome Reception tonight back on your river ship.

Stay: 14 Nights: Irrawaddy River, APT’s RV Samatha

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

Perhaps visit the National Museum, or join a city walking tour.


Select your Freedom of Choice activity in Yangon this morning. This afternoon, admire the views over rice fields as your ship cruises along the river.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

See the cliff carvings of the Akauk Mountains as you cruise to Myanaung. Here, discover colonial houses and a bustling local market on a walking tour.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On arrival in Pyay, disembark for a tour of the imposing Shwesandaw Pagoda. Later, travel to the ancient ruins of Sri Ksetra. The region’s 1,500 year old stupas are among the world’s earliest Buddhist monuments.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Continue on to Thayetmyo, and enjoy a fascinating tour of the historic colonial-era post office before taking a swing at Myanmar’s first golf course.

Daily :
  • 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.

Daily :
  • 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. Continue on to Shinbin Maha Laba Man Paya, home to the country’s largest lacquer Buddha image, which dates back to the 13th century.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy free flowing drinks and delicious canapes with unforgettable views as the sun sets over the temples of Bagan.


After breakfast, climb Tantkyi Hill to visit Tantkyitaung Pagoda. Later this evening, enjoy a special Signature Experience.

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

Today, be given the opportunity to explore Bagan’s revered pagodas and temples, or choose to ascend the winding staircase encircling Mt Popa. Alternatively, visit local workshops, including a lacquerware shop.


Choose from a range of sightseeing options as you explore Bagan today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

With a refreshing drink in hand enjoy a sunset sampan cruise alongside U-Bein Bridge.


Set out on a horse-drawn cart in the ancient capital of Inwa. This evening, enjoy a special Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a full-day tour of Mandalay, including Mahamuni Buddha Temple and the Kuthodaw Pagoda. Later, take a tour of the Shwenandaw Monastery.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark your ship for the final time this morning and be transferred to the airport for 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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Exclusive private dining

Delight in exceptional Burmese fare designed by renowned Australian chef Luke Nguyen in this intimate 10 seat venue

Discover local life

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

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary