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Luxury

Hidden Wonders of Myanmar with Inle Lake

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Trip Code: MAR13
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Bagan Sunset

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

Discover Inle Lake

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

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

  • Experiences in 12 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice inclusions in two locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 32 meals
  • Seven-night cruise aboard the RV Samatha
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Transfers, internal flights, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Asia Map MAR13 2020 21
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

We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. This afternoon, discover Yangon’s downtown area as you admire the city’s colonial architecture. Tonight, join fellow travellers and share in a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Yangon, Sule Shangri-La Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit the Secretariat Building or search for that perfect gift at the Bogyoke Markets.


Take a short ferry ride to the small rural village of Dala. Hop on a trishaw and visit a candle-making workshop. After lunch, enjoy your selected Freedom of Choice activity. Later, one of the world’s most famous pagoda awaits – the Shwedagon Pagoda. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Board your included charter flight to Magwe, where you will be transferred to your floating hotel for the next seven nights. This afternoon visit Mya Tha Lon Pagoda, located atop a hill overlooking the Irrawaddy River. Explore the pagoda, constructed with thousands of solid gold bricks and home to numerous shrines devoted to nats (Buddhist spirits). You will also visit a Buddhist nunnery before experiencing the downtown area.

Stay: Seven Nights, Irrawaddy River, RV Samatha

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View of goldern temples, Myanmar

In Salay, visit Yoke Sone Kyaung. Built in 1882, it’s the region’s oldest surviving wooden monastery. Continue to Man Paya Pagoda, home to Myanmar’s largest lacquer Buddha image dating back to the 13th century.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head to the viewing tower to observe sunset over Bagan. During this special experience, enjoy free-flowing drinks and delicious canapes.


Journey to World Heritage-listed Bagan and experience a traditional elephant dance in New Bagan before visiting a lacquerware workshop. Later, explore some of the stunning temples including Ananda. Your day concludes with your special Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

If you’re feeling active, jump on your electric bicycle and journey through the archaeological wonders of Bagan. Or visit the well-known golden Shwezigon Pagoda, followed by a visit to the lively local Nyaung U Market, which offers a great chance to learn how the locals conduct their daily lives.


You have the option to take in the plains of Bagan aboard a hot air balloon (own expense). Enjoy a choice of sightseeing today. After lunch on board, travel the village of Pakokku and explore local workshops consisting of cheroot (cigar) and textiles, including the famous Burmese sarong – the longyi.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Sun reaching through the morning clouds as hot air balloons float over the temples below in Bagan, Myanmar

Disembark in Yandabo, a village known for its terracotta wares. See a pottery-making demonstration by local artisans and gain a glimpse into village life.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark in the former Royal capital of Sagaing, famous for its monasteries. Visit the gilded Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, where you can take in breathtaking views over Sagaing. Afterwards, visit a silversmith workshop where items such as jewellery, bowls, and Buddha images are made. Afterwards, see the towering bronze bell, then continue to Myatheindan Pagoda. Tonight, enjoy an onboard cultural show from the Mandalay Fine Art School.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

U-Bein Bridge is thought to be the world’s oldest teak-wood bridge. Embark on a sunset sampan cruise with a drink in hand as you watch the locals along the bridge.


In Mandalay, visit the Mahamuni Buddha, Shwenandaw Monastery, Kuthadaw Pagoda and attend a gold leaf workshop. Later, travel to Amarapura and visit a silk workshop before arriving at U-Bein Bridge for your Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Locals and their carts crossing a bridge silhouetted against the purple hues as the sunsets, Myanmar

Disembark your ship and board your included flight to Heho, where you’ll then set off to explore a local family-run workshop famous for making Shan paper. Afterwards, travel to the small town of Nyaung Shwe situated on the edge of Inle Lake. You’ll then transfer to your hotel, where the remainder of the day is yours to relax.

Stay: Three Nights, Inle Lake, Sanctum Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, which houses five small golden Buddha images. Continue to Nga Phe Chaung Monastery, the oldest and largest monastery on the lake. It’s then time for a special dining experience at Inthar Heritage Restaurant. The owners have utilised their old family recipes to offer you a modern twist on the region’s cuisine. Following lunch, visit some of the local manufacturing workshops in the area including a silk factory, which is unique to the region as they use the silk spun from the stem of a lotus flower.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Board a local boat and cruise past the floating gardens. You may even spot the local fisherman using the iconic one-legged fishing technique. Then travel to Indein Village to see the Shwe Indein Pagoda. Traverse narrow canals, gliding by paddy fields along the river banks. A gentle walk up a hill will bring you to hundreds of ancient stupas. You’ll also have the time for some retail therapy with a stop at a local market on your way back to your boat. After lunch, visit a local manufacturing workshop and perhaps meet some people from the Padaung Tribe, known for the women wearing the brass coils around their necks. Return to your hotel to take in a final sunset over Inle Lake before your farewell dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Two fishermen fishing from their boats in the middle of the sea, Myanmar

Board a coach to Heho, where an included flight returns you to Yangon where your journey concludes.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Side view of the river ship Rv Samatha exterior cruising the Irrawaddy River

RV Samatha

Offering a comfortable journey along the Irrawaddy River, RV Samatha is the most luxurious vessel to grace these waters.

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Luxury Hotel Stay

Prepare to be pampered as you stay in absolute luxury at the Sule Shangri-La Hotel in Yangon.

Discover local life

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

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit