Hidden Wonders of Myanmar

15 Day River Cruise from Yangon to Mandalay with APT

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 15 Day Hidden Wonders of Myanmar. Explore Myanmar's hidden gems aboard a luxurious 14-night cruise along the Irrawaddy River. On our brand-new river ship enjoy a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, a full-day to see the wonders of...read more

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1 Arrive Yangon, Embark Ship
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 Samatha (L/D)
2 Yangon
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. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps visit the National Museum, or join a city walking tour.
3 Danuphyu
Today explore the township of Danuphyu, and visit a local cheroot (cigar) workshop. (B/L/D)
4 Myanaung
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 tour. (B/L/D)
5 Pyay (Prome)
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. (B/L/D)
6 Thayetmyo
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. (B/L/D)
7 Minhla, Magwe
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. (B/L/D)
8 Salay
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. (B/L/D)
9 Tantkyi Hill, Bagan
After breakfast, climb Tantkyi Hill to visit Tantkyitaung Pagoda. Later this evening, enjoy a special Signature Experience. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Enjoy free flowing drinks and delicious canapes with unforgettable views as the sun sets over the temples of Bagan.
10 Bagan
Choose from a range of sightseeing options as you explore Bagan today. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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.
11 Yandabo
In Yandabo, enjoy an intimate look at village life and watch a pottery-making demonstration by talented local artisans. (B/L/D)
12 Inwa, Amarapura
Set out on a horse-drawn cart in the ancient capital of Inwa. This evening, enjoy a special Signature Experience. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • With a refreshing drink in hand enjoy a sunset sampan cruise alongside U-Bein Bridge.
13 Sagaing, Mingun
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 as the Myatheindan Pagoda. (B/L/D)
14 Mandalay
Enjoy a full-day tour of Mandalay, including Mahamuni Buddha Temple and the Kuthodaw Pagoda. Later, take a tour of the Shwenandaw Monastery. (B/L/D)
15 Disembark Ship, Depart Mandalay
Disembark your ship for the final time this morning and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

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Journey Highlights
  • Covered in hundreds of diamonds and tons of gold leaf Shwedagon Pagoda is one of Buddhism's most sacred sites.
  • 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.
Trip Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 16 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in two locations
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard lectures
Included Meals
  • A total of 42 included meals throughout your trip
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise*
  • 14-night Irrawaddy River cruise aboard the RV Samatha
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included

Reviews (1)

15 Day Hidden Wonders of Myanmar reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Myanmar - Maybe a country of great problems but a top venue to tour”
- New Zealand Oct 2017 3 Helpful Votes

We are very experienced travelers often to intrepid destinations. Our Irrawaddy River cruise was right up there with the best. Very happy but impoverished people who get on with life with a smile on their faces. Conditions and pollution really third world. They appear to be unaware of events in other areas of the country. Have been basically under Military rule for so long most know nothing else to compare it with.
Recommend Myanmar as a tourist destination if you...read more

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Deck Plans

Category D
Panoramic Balcony or Window
Category C
Panoramic Balcony
Main Deck (Level 1)

Cabin Types

Panoramic Balcony
Panoramic Balcony  Panoramic Balcony Layout  
  • Panoramic Balcony (Sliding Door) or Window (290 sq. ft/ 27 sq m)
  • Individual climate control
  • Sitting area with dressing table and chair
  • Spacious ensuite with bathrobes, slippers and quality toiletries
  • Spacious closet and security safe

Prices & Dates

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Thursday 03 Oct 2019 Thursday 17 Oct 2019 9,095 per person 364 per person 8,731 per person Sold Out
Thursday 31 Oct 2019 Thursday 14 Nov 2019 8,795 per person 320 per person 8,475 per person Sold Out
Thursday 28 Nov 2019 Thursday 12 Dec 2019 8,395 per person 304 per person 8,091 per person Sold Out
Thursday 23 Jan 2020 Thursday 06 Feb 2020 8,495 per person 308 per person 8,187 per person Sold Out
Thursday 20 Feb 2020 Thursday 05 Mar 2020 8,595 per person 312 per person 8,283 per person Sold Out
Thursday 19 Mar 2020 Thursday 02 Apr 2020 8,495 per person 308 per person 8,187 per person Sold Out
Thursday 28 Nov 2019 Thursday 12 Dec 2019 14,295 per person 540 solo traveller 13,755 solo traveller Sold Out
Thursday 23 Jan 2020 Thursday 06 Feb 2020 14,495 per person 548 solo traveller 13,947 solo traveller Sold Out
Thursday 20 Feb 2020 Thursday 05 Mar 2020 14,645 per person 554 solo traveller 14,091 solo traveller Sold Out
Thursday 19 Mar 2020 Thursday 02 Apr 2020 14,495 per person 548 solo traveller 13,947 solo traveller Sold Out
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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RV Samatha
Category D  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category C $ 595
Category B $ 895
Category A $ 1,495
Executive Suite $ 1,695
Royal Suite $ 1,995

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