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Hidden Wonders of Myanmar with Inle Lake River Cruise

17 nights from $13,295 per person share twin
in a Category D
flights are additional
Departs 15 Nov 18
other dates available

Sale Period

until 30 Sep 18 unless sold out prior

 

17 nights from
$13,295
per person share twinin a Category Dflights are additionalDeparts 15 Nov 18other dates available

Best of Vietnam & Cambodia River Cruise

Shrouded in mystery and largely uninfluenced by the Western world, Myanmar is still relatively unexplored. Exuding an exotic, almost mystical allure, be awed by friendly locals, beautiful temples, gilded stupas and the majestic Irrawaddy River.


Deal Includes:

 All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 18 destinations
 APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in two locations
 14 night luxury Irrawaddy River cruise aboard the RV Samatha
 Everything as detailed, including gratuities and onboard entertainment
 Complimentary beverages served onboard your cruise
 Finest dining - total of 48 meals

HOT Exclusive Bonus: First 20 House of Travel passengers fly business class for only $995pp with Singapore Airlines from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch

Cruise Itinerary:

DAY 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

Daily: Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 2 Mandalay

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 3 Sagaing, Inwa

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: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 4 Yandabo, Bagan 

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.

 

DAY 5 Bagan

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 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.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 7 Magwe

Cruise onwards to Magwe, where you will visit the Mya Tha Lun Pagoda, located atop a hill overlooking the Irrawaddy River.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 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.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 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.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 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.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 11 Shewkyin

Today, set out on a local village tour of Shewkyin. Interact with the locals and catch a glimpse of unspoiled country life.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 12 Danuphyu

Today explore the township of Danuphyu, and visit a local cheroot workshop.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 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.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 14 Yangon

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.

Daily: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

DAY 15 Yangon, Disembark Ship, Heho, Inle Lake

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 similar

Daily: Breakfast Dinner

 

DAY 16 Inle Lake

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: Breakfast Lunch

 

DAY 17 Indein

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: Breakfast Dinner

 

DAY 18 Inle Lake, Heho Depart Yangon

After breakfast, transfer to Heho Airport for your included flight to Yangon. On arrival, board your onward flight.

Daily: Breakfast

 

From $13,295 per person share twin in a Riverview Stateroom (Cat D)  


Cruise operates September - April in both directions, ask us for pricing.
(price based on 15 Nov 18 departure)


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Terms and Conditions

Ask your HOT Cruise Consultant for prices on other departure dates. All cruise packages are based on Twin share and costs are per person. Availability is current as at 6 Aug 18 and deals are available until date shown or until sold out. Price based on Vietname & Cambodia - VEM13: 7 December 2018 (Cat. B); Hidden Wonders of Myanmar - MAR18: 15 November 2018 (Cat D). A  non-refundable deposit of $2,000 pp is due within 7 days of booking. Final payment due 100 days prior to departure. $995 Business class deal is valid for the first 20 House of Travel Passengers, any bookings made thereafter will be priced at $1295pp for business class flights. Flights are available from Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington.  All offers are subject to availability of airline and booking class.  Once class is sold out, surcharges apply. Space is strictly limited and is subject to availability at time of booking. All passengers are bound by the individual cruise lines terms & conditions, please ask your consultant for a full copy. Current Deals must be paid in full at time of booking or as shown. All passengers must have a valid passport with more than 6 months validity at the end of their holiday. Travel insurance should be taken out at time of booking to cover in the event of any unforeseen cancellation. 100% of package price is non refundable 61 days or less, prior to departure. Included airfares are based on special non refundable economy fares, ground transfers are included where specified and have no refund value if not used, any hotels include meals only as shown in the itinerary. Visas are required for Itineraries visiting USA ,Canada, India, China, Vietnam & Sri Lanka. Visa costs are not included. If travelling on a non NZ passport other visas + NZ re-entry permits may also be required, please check with applicable embassy. crs0818-apt

Sale Period

until 30 Sep 18 unless sold out prior

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