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  • 27 Day Wonders of India & Myanmar - Kochi to Mandalay

    • Tour code: INMA27
    • Duration: 27 Days
    • Departure City: Kochi
    • Return City: Mandalay

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Day By Day

  • Day 1 Kochi

    On arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Kochi has been luring wanderers and traders for over 600 years.
  • Day 2 Kochi

    Explore Fort Kochi on a guided tour. Stroll along the promenade and see the cantilevered Chinese Fishing Nets and history-filled streets of Jewtown, before visiting the ornate Paradesi Synagogue. Head to St. Francis Church then enjoy lunch at the Brunton Boatyard Hotel. Later, delight in a traditional Kathakali dance performance. This evening, choose from a range of dining options.
  • Day 3 Kochi, Kumarakom, Freedom of Choice

    Travel to Kumarakom. Choose to learn the secrets of preparing a traditional Kerala meal during a cooking demonstration. Alternatively, you may partake in a lecture on the Indian health practice of Ayurveda.
  • Day 4 Kumarakom

    This morning, you may choose to participate in a yoga class. Later, enjoy a cruise on the backwaters of Kerala. Calmly glide through the beautiful Vembanad Lake, on board a majestic house boat, past a cluster of islands rich with vigour and beauty. Enjoy a seafood dinner this evening.
  • Day 5 Kumarakom, Kochi, Jaipur

    This morning, drive to Kochi for your connecting flight to Jaipur. On arrival, be transferred to your hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 6 Jaipur

    Head to Amber Fort, a towering fortress overlooking the city. One of the finest examples of Rajput and Mughal architecture, the Amber Fort reflects the glory of the fierce Kachawaha Dynasty that ruled over the region from the 12th to the 18th century. This evening, enjoy in a grand gala dinner.
  • Day 7 Jaipur, Freedom of Choice

    Today, you may choose to take an invigorating walk to Jaigarh Fort for spectacular views over Jaipur. Alternatively, visit the City Palace, a vast palace complex, as well as Jantar Mantar, home to a collection of architectural astronomical instruments. After your activity, enjoy time at leisure this afternoon. Later this evening, choose from two dining options.
  • Day 8 Jaipur, Ranthambore

    Travel to Ranthambore. The largest national park in northern India, Ranthambore’s wildlife sanctuary is known as the best place in India to see the Bengal Tiger and Indian Wild Boar. Afterwards, choose to visit the Ranthambore Museum or take a tour of the Ranthambore Fort.
  • Day 9 Ranthambore

    Today, experience exotic flora and fauna in the most supreme and unique style, on board a magnificent Canter Safari. A rewarding experience for all wildlife enthusiasts, Ranthambore’s pride is in the population of tigers prowling in their own natural habitat. The vast grasslands, forested areas and ruins provide many opportunities for wildlife encounters from a open topped vehicle, in particular the magnificent Royal Bengal Tiger. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
  • Day 10 Ranthambore, Agra, Taj Mahal

    After breakfast, drive to Agra. Known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone, be entranced by the architectural splendours of the mausoleums, forts and palaces upon every turn. This evening, enjoy a sunset visit to the Taj Mahal before being given the option of two dining choices.
  • Day 11 Agra, Delhi, Freedom of Choice

    Experience the Taj Mahal bathed in the golden glow of an early morning sunrise. Enjoy a tour of Agra’s iconic Red Fort, a powerful fortress of red sandstone that overlooks the gardens of the Taj Mahal. Afterwards, be transferred to Delhi. Once arrived, retire to your colonial influenced hotel. Later, choose from a range of dining options at your hotel.
  • Day 12 Delhi

    A tour of Old Delhi begins today at Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. Later, explore the labyrinth of tiny lanes of Shahjahanabad in a cycle-rickshaw. Afterwards, stop for a photo at The Red Fort. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India, and stop for another photo opportunity at India Gate – a 42 metre-high archway in the centre of Delhi. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, before being transferred the airport this evening for your overnight flight to Yangon.
  • Day 13 Arrive Yangon, Embark Ship

    Be met at the airport and transferred to the Irrawaddy River. Here, board your luxury river ship, the RV Samatha, for the start of your incredible 14-night Irrawaddy River cruise. Enjoy lunch on board, before you head back into the city of Yangon for the opportunity to view the famous Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset. Get to know your fellow travellers and APT Cruise Director during a Welcome Reception.
  • Day 14 Yangon

    Today select your Freedom of Choice activity. Perhaps travel by train to discover some of the city’s best kept secrets. Join a city walking tour. Or gain an insight into Yangon’s arts scene. This afternoon, admire the views of rice fields and stilt houses perched high over the water as your ship leisurely cruises along the Irrawaddy River.
  • Day 15 Danuphyu

    Enjoy a morning at leisure on board as you take in the unique sights of the Irrawaddy Delta region. Stop to explore Danuphyu, where the revered General Maha Bandula led a famous Burmese defensive against the British troops during the First Anglo-Burmese War. Visit a local cheroot (cigar) workshop and take some time to explore at leisure. Back on board this evening, enjoy a delicious dinner surrounded by new friends.
  • Day 16 Myanaung

    Cruise onwards today to the quiet riverside township of Myanaung. Here, a guided walking tour will take you past a range of well-preserved colonial houses and on to the bustling local market.
  • Day 17 Pyay (Prome)

    On arrival in Pyay, you’ll disembark for a walking tour. Here you’ll see the imposing Shwesandaw Pagoda, one of the country’s most revered religious sites. Later, travel to the ancient ruins at the old Pyu kingdom capital, Sri Ksetra.
  • Day 18 Thayetmyo

    Cruise into Thayetmyo. Here, embark on a fascinating tour of the historic colonial-era post office before taking a swing at Myanmar’s first golf course.
  • Day 19 Minhla, Magwe

    Stop in the town of Minhla, the site of a significant battle during the Third Anglo-Burmese War. Visit Minhla Fort. Cruise onwards to Magwe, where you’ll head up to the Mya Tha Lun Pagoda. Take in the amazing views as you explore the pagoda and its surroundings.
  • Day 20 Salay

    Cruise to the village of Salay. On disembarking, you’ll 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.
  • Day 21 Tantkyi Hill, Bagan

    Disembark your ship and climb Tantkyi Hill to visit Tantkyitaung Pagoda, encircled by 32 elephant statues facing in all directions. Back on board, you will be able to capture your first glimpse of Bagan, one of Myanmar’s iconic attractions. Later this evening, observe a stunning sunset over Bagan, one of the world’s truly awe-inspiring archaeological sites.
  • Day 22 Bagan

    Enjoy breakfast before selecting your Freedom of Choice activity. Perhaps take a private horse cart ride. Partake in a shopping tour of the village markets of Old Bagan. Or ascend the staircase encircling Myanmar’s most important nats (spirits) at Mount Popa. Later, visit a lacquerware workshop and a nearby village.
  • Day 23 Yandabo

    Here in Yandabo, disembark and enjoy an intimate look at village life and attend a pottery-making demonstration. Later, re-board your river ship and take in the scenery as you continue cruising to Inwa.
  • Day 24 Inwa

    Arrive in Inwa. Abandoned after it was completely destroyed by a series of major earthquakes in 1839, set out on a tour by horse-drawn cart, taking in Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery and the teak-wood Bagaya Monastery, built in 1593.
  • Day 25 Sagaing, Mingun

    In Sagaing, visit a silver workshop then explore Soon U Ponya Shin and Kaunghmudaw Pagodas. Later, cruise to Mingun, home to the Mingun Pahtodawgyi, a monumental but incomplete brick pagoda that dates back to the late 18th century. Here, see the second largest ringing bell in the world, the Mingun Bell, as well as the Myatheindan Pagoda, modelled on the mythological Buddhist mountain, Mount Meru.
  • Day 26 Mandalay

    Set out on a full-day tour of Mandalay. Visit Mahamuni Buddha Temple, one of Burma’s most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites and home to a six-tonne Mahamuni Buddha statue. Afterwards, explore a range of workshops in which thin sheets of gold, marble carvings and tapestries are produced. Then head for Kuthodaw Pagoda at the foot of Mandalay Hill to see the world’s largest book. Later, ascend Mandalay Hill for views over the city before a tour of Shwenandaw Monastery. This evening, enjoy a sunset sampan cruise alongside the U Bein Bridge with a glass of champagne. Thought to be the world’s oldest and longest teak-wood bridge, U Bein spans 1.2 kilometres across Taungthaman Lake. Back on board your ship, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.
  • Day 27 Disembark Ship, Depart Mandalay

    Disembark your ship for the final time after breakfast this morning and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Inclusions

  • Expert services of APT Cruise and Tour Director, as well as Cruise Guides
    All tipping and port charges
    Airport transfers on first and last day
    All excursions and entertainment
    All flights and air taxes within India and Myanmar

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