Take in the lake's stunning floating gardens and see the ingenious one-legged rowing technique used by local fishermen.
Relax with a cool drink as you watch the sun sink behind the world’s oldest and longest teak-wood bridge, U Bein Bridge.
Discover Bagan's famous golden-topped temples, stopping to appreciate the region's oldest monument, Shwezigon Pagoda.
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
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 SamathaDaily :
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 :
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 :
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.
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 :
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 :
Cruise onwards to Magwe, where you will visit the Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, located atop a hill overlooking the Irrawaddy River.Daily :
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 :
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 :
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 :
Today, set out on a local village tour of Shewkyin. Interact with the locals and catch a glimpse of unspoiled country life.Daily :
Today explore the township of Danuphyu, and visit a local cheroot workshop.Daily :
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 :
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.
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 similarDaily :
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 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 :
After breakfast, transfer to Heho Airport for your included flight to Yangon. On arrival, board your onward flight.Daily :
Make yourself at home, staying in luxury and tranquility within close proximity to Inle Lake
Explore the thousands of temples on the plains of Bagan at your own pace on a horse cart ride
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.