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
On arrival at the airport, transfer to your luxury river ship, the RV Samatha. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight.
Stay: 14 Nights: Irrawaddy River, APT’s RV SamathaDaily :
This evening, enjoy a sunset sampan cruise alongside the U-Bein Bridge with a drink in hand.
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. During this beautiful, breathtaking experience, enjoy free flowing drinks, delicious canapes, and fantastic hospitality with your fellow guests.
In Yandabo, enjoy a pottery-making demonstration by talented local artisans. Enjoy a delightful Signature Experience this evening.Daily :
Today, be given the opportunity to explore Bagan’s revered pagodas and temples on a tour. Alternatively, you might choose to ascend the winding staircase encircling the magnificent Mt Popa, or visit some local workshops, including a lacquerware shop.
Once the capital of a powerful ancient kingdom, Bagan’s archaeological zone is an impressive testament to the religious devotion of Myanmar’s rulers and people. Choose from a range of sightseeing options as you explore this remarkable region today.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, and head up to 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, a pleasant port town that once sat on the border between Upper and Lower Burma, which the British annexed during the Second Anglo-Burmese War. Here, enjoy a fascinating tour of the historic colonial-era post office before taking a swing at Myanmar’s first golf course.Daily :
On arrival in Pyay, you will disembark for a tour of the imposing Shwesandaw Pagoda. Later, travel to the south-east of Pyay on an excursion to the ancient ruins at the old Pyu kingdom capital, Sri Ksetra. The region’s 1,500 year old stupas are among the world’s earliest and most intriguing Buddhist monuments.Daily :
Absorb wonderful views of the Akauk Mountains and their river-facing cliff carvings as you cruise onwards to the quiet riverside township of Myanaung. Here, a delightful walking tour will take you past a range of well-preserved colonial houses and on to the bustling local market.Daily :
Today, set out on a local village tour of Aingtaloge. Interact with the locals and catch a glimpse of unspoiled country life.Daily :
Today explore the township of Danuphyu, and visit a local cheroot (cigar) workshop.Daily :
Spend a morning at leisure on board your river ship, watching life along the Irrawaddy River unfold as you sail towards Yangon. This afternoon arrive in Yangon and visit the impressive 99-metre high gilded stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda.Daily :
Perhaps visit the National Museum and discover some of the city’s best kept secrets, or join a city walking tour.
Select your Freedom of Choice activity in Yangon this morning then enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore the city further.Daily :
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 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 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 :
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.