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If you are a gourmet and want to get a unique experience of cuisine of new lands, this tour which offers a full of culinary experiences will be an ideal choice for you. Not only having chance to enjoy famous dishes of the region, you also learn more making process of traditional food prepared by a local family. This will be a superb tour- a great introduction to Inle Lake and its unique cuisine.
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Activities: Fly to Yangon, visit a morning market, sample treats, enjoy food from remote areas of Myanmar
Your starting point is in Yangon , formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city with an impressive colonial and spiritual heritage. It’s a great starting point for a Myanmar holiday. You will start your day by visiting a morning market in the downtown- where you can find a variety of goods from fresh vegetables and fruits to fish and meats and other house wares. You also can see many vendors selling breakfast treats including pancakes, steamed sticky rice with beans and fried delights. On the way, you can encounter dozens of noodle stalls serving for the locals before going to work and school. Make a stop to sample some of the treats as you walk along.
In the evening, you will be served foods from remote areas of Myanmar- a great combination of unique flavors and textures of the country.
Overnight in Yangon.
Activities: Discover street foods, enjoy a curry meal, visit a tea shop, chat with the locals, visit Shwedagon Pagoda, watch sunset
Continue your amazing cuisine trip by discovering the bustling street foods of Yangon. Fill up your new day with a curry meal, a staple of the Myanmar diet before making a visit at a tea shop-the local favorite. Enjoy a cup of tea while chatting with the friendly locals.
Your afternoon journey will be the most important sites of the capital city. Wrap your day with a visit of Shwedagon Pagoda. Located in Dagon Township in Yangon, this pagoda is the most notable building in Yangon and becomes one of the main tourist destinations in Myanmar. The Shwedagon Pagoda is a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument with 99 metres high. Visiting this fascinating monument, witnessing local pilgrims while enjoying the beautiful colors of the sunset.
Overnight in Yangon.
Activities: Fly to Bagan, explore villages, visit Ananda Temple, Shwesandaw temple and Shwezigon temple, take a boat to visit Kyauk Gu U Min temple
Fly to Bagan- the World Heritage site. The thousands of temples that are spread across the plains of Bagan combine to form one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia and provide views quite unlike anywhere else on earth. Spend the day exploring the villages and the most famous temples of the region including Ananda Temple- one of the four main temples remaining in Bagan. Ananda temple is considered to be one of the most surviving masterpieces of the Mon architecture. Another two famous temples you should not miss are Shwesandaw and Shwezigon temples.
Continue afternoon trip with a boat which leads you to Kyauk Gu U Min temple- a cave temple with notable sandstone carvings and a colossal Buddha image, located on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy river. Rather a destination off the beaten track in Bagan, the cave temple is filled with excellent sandstone figures, gigantic Buddha statues, and fine square frescoes depicting Jakata scenes.
Overnight stay in Bagan.
Activities: Visit a morning market, travel to a house for a cooking course, enjoy food, transfer to outskirts of Bagan, observe production of toddy juice, take a horse cart to Bagan, watch sunset
Turn back to your cuisine tour this morning with a visit of a vibrant morning market. Here vendors gather to sell everything from fresh vegetables and fruits to fish and meats as well as a variety of dipping sauces and pastes popular in Burmese cooking. Afterwards, travel to a house in a nearby neighborhood for a real challenge in a cooking course. With ingredients from local farms, you will prepare a traditional lunch in the delight of your friendly host. After finishing your food, enjoy it at midday.
Make your way to the outskirts of Bagan in the afternoon to observe production of toddy juice into items such as alcohol, sugar and molasses. Then, head back to the land of temples with a leisurely horse cart ride to enjoy sunset of the region.
Overnight stay in Bagan.
Activities: Fly to Mandalay, stop at a tea shop, travel to the top of Mandalay Hill, visit Shwenandaw Kyaung and Kuthodaw Pagoda, transfer south of the city, visit Mahamuni Pagoda, watch sunset on U Bein Bridge
Today, take a short flight to Mandalay, the second largest city in Burma- the very name evokes the splendors of the Burma of old. Make a stop at a tea shop for breakfast before proceeding to the top of Mandalay Hill, which rises 240 metres above the city, for great views of the surrounding countryside, Irrawaddy River and city centre. Explore the city with a visit of Shwenandaw Kyaung and Kuthodaw Pagoda which comprises of a gilded pagoda, hundreds of shrines housing inscribed marble slabs and several pavilions. The pagoda is also called “the world’s largest book”, named after the 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings.
After a filling fresh curry at lunch, continue your journey to the south of the city, Here you can learn more about traditional handicrafts taken by the locals. Make your way to Mahamuni Pagoda- one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Burma. The temple houses the Mahamuni Buddha image, the most highly revered Buddha image in the country. Finish your full day of exploration with a beautiful sunset on the world’s largest bridge- U Bein Bridge. Enjoy a dinner at a popular local barbeque.
Overnight stay in Mandalay.
Activities: Take a local trishaw to explore food, stop at tea shops, visit morning market, sample treats, transfer to Sagaing, visit famous pagodas, transfer to the top of Sagaing Hill for views
Today, set off your journey on a local trishaw and explore the most favorable food in Mandalay. The best places to discover Mandalay’s cuisine are tea shops- busy meeting places throughout the day and an integral part of Burmese life. Visit the morning market in central Mandalay where you can encounter bustling atmosphere of the market with vendors buying and selling their fresh produce. All create an animated picture of rustic life of the locals. Take your time to sample lots of treats along your way.
Your afternoon trip stops at Sagaing. Visit some of the famous pagodas of the region before transferring to the top of Sagaing Hill for breathtaking views. Covered with 600 white-painted pagodas and monasteries, Sagaing Hill is widely regarded as the religious center of Myanmar. It is home to 3,000 monks and 100 meditation centers.
Overnight stay in Mandalay.
Activities: Transfer to Nyaung Shwe, enjoy meal of Shan, take a boat for a cruise on Inle Lake, pass through floating gardens, villages, see the leg-rowing fishermen
The last stop in your culinary adventure is Inle Lake. Spend this morning exploring the town of Nyaung Shwe- the gateway to Inle Lake. Inle lake is the country's second largest lake and features floating villages, gardens, various tribes nearby and fishermen who row with their legs. Enjoy a fabulous meal of Shan before boarding the boat for a cruise on the lake. While crossing the lake, you will pass through villages with stilted houses and floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. You will also see the leg-rowing fishermen who steer their boats with incredible balance.
Overnight stay on Inle Lake.
Activities: Travel around Inle Lake, visit Nge Hpe Chaung monastery, Phaung Daw Oo Monasteries, local villages.
This day is donated to travel around Inle Lake. You could encounter the bustling morning market -a place where people from the environs used to flock only once every five days to buy and sell their regional products. Nowadays, it becomes a daily market and is constantly crowded with people. If you are lucky you may see Pa-Oh, Inthar and Shan people in their traditional outfits. Make a visit to the main attractions including the Nge Hpe Chaung- an attractive wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s. The monastery is also known for a collection of old Myanmar’s Buddha images from different areas that are worth seeing. You also visit the famous Phaung Daw Oo Monasteries- the most highly revered monastery in the Inle Lake area. It houses five ancient images of the Buddha that are completely covered in gold leaf. Continue onto some local villages to see Innthar people using their traditional silk weaving techniques to create unique and high-quality products.
Overnight on Inle Lake.
Activities: Transfer to Indein, trek in a local village, visit an Inthar family house, transfer to the hotel, watch sunset over the lake
The natural beauty of the lake’s shoreline will be discovered in your excursion today. Transfer to the Pa- Oh village of Indein. Indein is one of the small villages of Inle Lake located on the western bank of the lake. After trekking in a local village, make a visit to an Inthar family house where you can get chance to prepare meal and enjoy delicious Inthar dishes. Transfer to your hotel and spend time enjoying scenic views over the lake at sunset.
Overnight in Inle Lake.
PRIVATE TOUR RATE: Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person double occupancy
Land Tour/ pp
4 Domestic Flights/ pp
20th August 2017
Wonderful cruise in Bagan
30th June 2017
Very helpful and friendly!
10th July 2017
Circle line Train
8th May 2017
Fantastic holiday in Bagan and cruise to Mandalay
23rd March 2017
2 good tours
7th March 2017
9th January 2017
Great staff, good horseback tour
20th December 2016
2 days in Yangon, Myanmar
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