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Experience the diverse flavours of Myanmar, sampling foods from different ethnic group around the country.

Myanmar, or Burma as it was formerly known, holds great mystery, beauty and legend. From Himalayan Mountains in the north, to stunning ancient temples, enchanting lakes, untouched white sand beaches and soulful people. You’ll enjoy an experience in one of the world’s last unexplored corners in style.

Experience what it’s like to live in rural Myanmar; taste local dishes and explore historical sites. Visit popular tea shops, busy fresh markets, and family homes, to understand the role of food in the local culture and partaking in daily religious rituals. See a selection of the 2000 pagodas that fill Bagan’s plains, learning about their history and cultural significance. Explore local villages untouched by the modern world and see the skilled handiwork of Bagan’s traditional craftsmen. Under the guidance of a local chef, use traditional techniques and family recipes to cook a typical Myanmar meal.

You will spend an afternoon in the former royal capital, exploring weaving workshops and crossing the world’s longest teak bridge. Then take a tour Red Mountain Estate, one of Myanmar’s first vineyards, and sample their wine while overlooking Inle Lake. Visit a farming village and explore floating gardens to see how the people use Inle’s natural resources to grow crops. Learn to cook traditional vegan Shan dishes with traditional cooking methods and techniques before sitting down to enjoy the meal.

 

Multi-day Tour A Taste of Myanmar
Destination Myanmar
Cities & Locations Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Ava, Amarapura, Mandalay, Heho, Nyang Shwe and Inle Lake
Duration 10 Days / 9 Nights

Itinerary


Day 1: Yangon

Min ga la ba! Welcome to Yangon, Myanmar. You are greeted by your guide and driver at the International airport for your transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Yangon (B, L, D)
Transfer to Yangon Central Railway where you will take a train ride* on the Circle Line. While waiting for the train, you can stroll around the interesting local market nearby to see the bustling local daily market scene. Transfer back by taxi to Yangon and have lunch. You can be sure to have a healthy, nourishing delicious meal that will have a positive impact on your overall mind, body and health.

Day 3: Yangon – Bagan (B, L)
Fly to Bagan to explore their most important pagodas. The journey of discovery then continues to temples and other architectural masterpieces. The rest of the evening is free at leisure.

Day 4: Bagan (B, L)

Today, join a vegan cooking class and savour your creations. This evening, enjoy a sunset cruise on the Irrawaddy River with drinks and light snacks.

Day 5: Bagan – Mandalay (B, L)

Transfer to Bagan Airport for a flight to Mandalay. Enjoy a traditional workshop, breaking for lunch at a popular tea house. Spend the afternoon the highest point in the city, for spectacular panoramic views during sunset.

Day 6: Ava (B, L, D)

Journey to the ancient kingdoms of Myanmar near Mandalay – Ava, Sagaing and Amarapura. In the evening enjoy a traditional ‘Royal’ dinner.

Day 7: Mandalay – Inle Lake (B, L)

Transfer to Mandalay Airport for a flight to Heho and a drive to Nyaung Shwe town. Explore the bustling canal by trishaw. For lunch, enjoy Shan tapas then head to Red Mountain Estate vineyard.

Day 8: Inle Lake (B, L)

Shan cuisine is famous for its refined taste and the possibility to make amazing dishes with just a few ingredients – learn about this in a cooking class.

Day 9: Inle Lake (B, L)

Travel by boat across the lake to Indaing. For lunch, be welcomed by the home owners of a hidden Intha village house and experience traditional vegan dining.

Day 10: Inle Lake – Yangon (B, L)

Transfer to Heho Airport for a flight to Yangon and take connecting flight for your onward flight.

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Bagan

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Mandalay

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Inle Lake

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Yangon

YangonYangon’s history is rich, ancient and complex; the present site of the city was destroyed in a fire during the second Anglo-Burmese War in 1852, when the British seized Rangoon. In 1853 the city was rebuilt to its current plan. After the British had captured Upper Burma in the third Anglo-Burmese War in 1885, Rangoon Read more

Myanmar

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