Take in the lake's stunning floating gardens and see the ingenious one-legged rowing technique used by local fishermen
Watch the sunset over the plains glittering in gold from a viewing platform, complete with a glass of wine
With a drink in hand, glide beneath the world's longest teak wood bridge in a traditional sampan
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
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 SamathaDaily :
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 :
Today explore the township of Danuphyu, and visit a local cheroot (cigar) workshop.Daily :
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 tourDaily :
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 :
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 :
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 :
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 :
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 :
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 :
In Yandabo, enjoy an intimate look at village life and watch a pottery-making demonstration by talented local artisans.Daily :
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 :
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𠊊s the Myatheindan Pagoda.Daily :
Enjoy a full-day tour of Mandalay, including Mahamuni Buddha Temple and the Kuthodaw Pagoda. Later, take a tour of the Shwenandaw Monastery.Daily :
Disembark the RV Samatha for the final time today in Mandalay 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 Shan paper workshop.
Stay: Three Nights, Inle Lake, Sanctum ResortDaily :
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 :
Explore the south of Inle Lake by boat. See the iconic one-legged rowing technique used by local fishermen and the floating gardens. Visit Indein, home to a cluster of hundreds of ancient stupas. This afternoon, see how the local fishing boats are made and visit𠊊 blacksmith workshop, before meeting with Padaung Tribes.Daily :
After breakfast, transfer to Heho Airport for your included flight to Yangon. On arrival, board your onward flight.Daily :
Relax at the luxurious Sanctum Inle Lake Resort and discover a contemplative way of life close to the tranquil Inle Lake
Gain an authentic insight into local life as you visit remote communities and immerse yourself in local culture
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.