Hidden Wonders of Myanmar (Southbound)

15 Day River Cruise from Mandalay to Yangon with APT

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 15 Day Hidden Wonders of Myanmar (Southbound). Explore the remote villages and towns along the Irrawaddy River on a 14-night luxury river cruise. Immerse yourself in the unique city of Mandalay; explore Bagan, an archeological site and end with a visit to Shwedagon Pagod...read more

     
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$ 7,899
Per Person ($AU)
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River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Mandalay
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Yangon
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Myanmar
Trip Operated By:
APT
APT
305 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
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Trip Code:
MAR15

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Mandalay, Embark Ship
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 Samatha (L/D)
2 Mandalay
Set out on a full-day tour of Mandalay. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • This evening, with a refreshing drink in hand enjoy a sunset sampan cruise alongside the U-Bein Bridge.
3 Sagaing, Inwa
Cruise to Mingun, home to the Mingun Pahtodawgyi and Myatheindan pagodas. Later, set out on a tour by horse-drawn cart, taking in Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery, then see the ‘leaning tower of Inwa’. (B/L/D)
4 Yandabo, Bagan
In Yandabo, enjoy a pottery-making demonstration by talented local artisans. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • 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.
5 Bagan
This afternoon, visit a family-run lacquerware workshop and a nearby village. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps take a private horse cart ride, enjoy a shopping tour of Old Bagan or ascend the winding covered staircases encircling Myanmar’s nats (spirits) at Mount Popa.
6 Tantkyi Hill, Salay
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. (B/L/D)
7 Magwe
Cruise onwards to Magwe, where you will visit the Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, located atop a hill overlooking the Irrawaddy River. (B/L/D)
8 Minhla, Thayetmyo
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. (B/L/D)
9 Pyay (Prome)
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. (B/L/D)
10 Myanaung
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. (B/L/D)
11 Aingtaloge
Today, set out on a local village tour of Aingtaloge. Interact with the locals and catch a glimpse of unspoiled country life. (B/L/D)
12 Danuphyu
Today explore the township of Danuphyu, and visit a local cheroot workshop. (B/L/D)
13 Maubin, Yangon
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. (B/L/D)
14 Yangon
Select your Freedom of Choice activity in Yangon this morning. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • After breakfast, discover some of the city’s best kept secrets by train, or join a walking tour through the historic streets of downtown Yangon. Alternatively gain an insight into Yangon’s arts scene.
15 Yangon, Disembark Ship
Disembark the RV Samatha for the final time today in Yangon and transfer to the airport for your onward flights. (B)

APT Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • With a drink in hand, glide beneath the world's longest teak wood bridge in a traditional sampan.
  • Watch the sunset over the plains glittering in gold from a viewing platform, complete with a glass of wine.
  • Covered in hundreds of diamonds and tons of gold leaf Shwedagon Pagoda is one of Buddhism's most sacred sites.
Trip Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 16 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in two locations
  • Everything as detailed including gratuities and onboard lectures
Included Meals
  • 14 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches and 14 Dinners
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board*
Accommodation
  • 14 nights on APT's boutique river ship, the RV Samatha
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Solo traveller upgrades are available on request
  • Set departure and arrival times apply
  • Disruptions to cruising may occur
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included

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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Trip Starts Trip Ends Retail Offer Save Now Our Price  
Thursday 17 Oct 2019 Thursday 31 Oct 2019 8,695 per person 316 per person 8,379 per person Sold Out
Thursday 14 Nov 2019 Thursday 28 Nov 2019 8,595 per person 312 per person 8,283 per person Sold Out
Thursday 09 Jan 2020 Thursday 23 Jan 2020 8,495 per person 308 per person 8,187 per person Sold Out
Thursday 06 Feb 2020 Thursday 20 Feb 2020 8,195 per person 296 per person 7,899 per person Sold Out
Thursday 05 Mar 2020 Thursday 19 Mar 2020 8,595 per person 312 per person 8,283 per person Sold Out
Thursday 02 Apr 2020 Thursday 16 Apr 2020 8,495 per person 308 per person 8,187 per person Sold Out
Thursday 17 Oct 2019 Thursday 31 Oct 2019 14,795 per person 560 solo traveller 14,235 solo traveller Sold Out
Thursday 14 Nov 2019 Thursday 28 Nov 2019 14,645 per person 554 solo traveller 14,091 solo traveller Sold Out
Thursday 09 Jan 2020 Thursday 23 Jan 2020 14,495 per person 548 solo traveller 13,947 solo traveller Sold Out
Thursday 06 Feb 2020 Thursday 20 Feb 2020 13,995 per person 528 solo traveller 13,467 solo traveller Sold Out
Thursday 05 Mar 2020 Thursday 19 Mar 2020 14,645 per person 554 solo traveller 14,091 solo traveller Sold Out
Thursday 02 Apr 2020 Thursday 16 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

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.

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Trip Notes
Trip prices are per person, and reflect applicable discounts. Discounts are subject to availability, exclusive to Global Journeys and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change by APT. Full terms & conditions are available here.