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Hidden wonders of Myanmar

From £4,095pp

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 9 nights
  • Departs 03 Nov 2020
  • Sails from Magwe
  • Ship RV Samatha
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1548742‍
  • Voyage code ‍MAR12F‍

Your Itinerary

Two night hotel stay in Yangon Tue 03 Nov 2020

Upon arrival, transfer to the Yangon, Sule Shangri-La Hotel for your two night stay. 

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 (D). 

Yangon Wed 04 Nov 2020

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 (B, L, D).

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Perhaps visit the Secretariat Building or search for that perfect gift at the Bogyoke Markets.

RV Samatha

Magwe Thu 05 Nov 2020

RV Samatha

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 (B, L, D).

Magwe

Salay Fri 06 Nov 2020

Magwe

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 (B, L, D).

Irrawaddy River

Bagan Sat 07 Nov 2020

Irrawaddy River

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 (B, L, D).

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

Irrawaddy River

Bagan, Pakokku Sun 08 Nov 2020

Irrawaddy River

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 (B, L, D).

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: 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.

Yandabo

Yandabo Mon 09 Nov 2020

Yandabo

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 (B, L, D).

Sagaing

Sagaing, Mingun Tue 10 Nov 2020

Sagaing

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 (B, L, D).

Cruises to Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay, Amarapura Wed 11 Nov 2020

Cruises to Mandalay, Myanmar

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.

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.

Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon - Disembark the ship Thu 12 Nov 2020

Yangon, Myanmar

Disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to London (B).

What's included *

  • Expert services of a Cruise Director
  • Friendly, English-speaking local guides on all excursions
  • All delicious on board meals, freshly prepared by an expert chef to reflect regional flavours
  • Comprehensive range of guided tours and sightseeing excursions
  • Unique and exclusive Signature Experiences offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences (on select sailings)
  • Insider Experiences offering unique special stays, local insights and memorable meals (on select sailings)
  • Freedom of Choice touring allowing you to tailor your holiday around your own interests (on select sailings)
  • All port charges, taxes and tipping
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8.30pm 10th August 2020 and receive a FREE Champange Gift Box
  • Flexible Booking Cover – Choice to transfer your holiday up to 100 days prior to departure. Offer available when booked by 8.30pm 30th September 2020

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524 square feet/48.7 square metres

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457 square feet/42.5 square metres

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The Ship - RV Samatha

Brand-new boutique river ship, the RV Samatha, takes luxury river cruising to a new level. Join us aboard the finest vessel to grace the picturesque waters of the Irrawaddy River. The RV Samatha has been specifically designed to provide adventurous travellers with a truly authentic and yet supremely luxurious experience.

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Champagne Gift Box is for bookings in Ocean View or above, based on one per booking and is for UK mainland addresses only. Offer ends 8.30pm 10th August 2020. 

New 2021 International bookings made before 30 September 2020 will have APTs COVID Flexible Booking Cover applied at no additional cost. Not valid on Tailor Made Holidays.

The 2021 holiday package can be postponed up to 100 days prior to the departure date and must be booked onto a new date within 12 months of the original tour date. Any funds paid to the APT Travel Group will be transferred onto the tour less any standard airline fees, in some cases airfares will be non-refundable (if applicable). The COVID Flexible Booking Cover date change can only be redeemed once. This does not replace travel insurance, which you are recommended to purchase at time of booking

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