Culinary Myanmar (8 Days/ 7 Nights) From AED3,955*

Ref: MCTMCD

  • Sample the best local dishes

  • Learn to cook Myanmar cuisine

  • Experience tea shop culture

  • See Myanmar’s iconic sites

  • Get a glimpse of local life

Day 1 : Yangon - Arrival

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Upon arrival, be greeted by the guide and transferred to the hotel.

 

Early this evening, begin a Local Foods by Trishaw tour. Covering a wide variety of local specialities, this route will passes by many of the famous landmarks in downtown Yangon.

 

Starting at Lucky 7, a local teashop where one can enjoy Burmese tea and a nice introduction to the city’s traditional culture. 

 

From here, board an open-air trishaw and head to 999 Shan Noodle. At the restaurant, sample Shan noodles, a famous staple of the largest ethnic tribe in Myanmar. 

 

From 999 Shan Noodle, head past Sule Pagoda, City Hall, and Mahabandoola Park to Little India.In Little India, we’ll stop off at a local restaurant to try some of the Indian-influenced snacks that are still popular with Burmese people today.

 

From Little India, get back on the trishaws for one last stop, Chinatown. 

 

Overnight in Yangon.

 

 

Day 2: Yangon- Bagan

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After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Yangon Airport for the flight to Bagan (Nyaung Oo).

Explore Bagan’s most important pagodas, starting with the Shwezigon Pagoda, continues to Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple, and the elegant Htilominlo Temple, which is noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations.

 

Lunch is served at a local village where guests will be greeted by their hosts and treated to authentic local cuisine in a traditional home. 

 

In the afternoon, visit Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece built in Bagan’s early-style, and Ananda Okkyaung, one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period.

 

After a visit to Thatbyinnyu, the highest temple in Bagan, take a charming horse and carriage tour through this temple-studded landscape, passing the traditional village of Taungbi, Sulamani Temple and the massive Dhammayangyi Temple.

 

The rest of the evening is free at leisure, however we suggest dinner at Nanda Restaurant, which serves fantastic Burmese cuisine in the traditional daung-lan style.

 

Overnight in Bagan.

Day 3: Bagan

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OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Balloon Experience Over Bagan - Start the morning with an incredible hot-air balloon flight over Bagan’s temple-studded plains. Begin by snacking on pastries and croissants, and sipping coffee and tea as the balloon is inflated. Climb aboard before gently rising above thousands of gilded stupas and earthen temples, set against the backdrop of the impressive Irrawaddy River.  A truly unique and unforgettable experience that’s considered to be among Asia’s very finest. (Note: available only from late-October to late-March; all flights weather permitting)

 

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the colourful Nyaung Oo Market. The guide will point out the different varieties of herbs and vegetables which are used in Burmese cooking.

 

Then, be transferred to a local restaurant to meet the chef who will host the cooking class. Helped by the chef, prepare ingredients using traditional techniques such pestle and mortar, and cook several Burmese favourites.

 

After lunch, pay a visit to another cottage industry where pe chaung, another locally famous snack, is made from gram beans.

 

Then the tour heads out of town to a palm garden, paying a visit to the family of toddy palm climber. This provides a unique opportunity to experience the simple way of life of toddy climbers and observe their daily routines.

 

In the afternoon, drive back to Bagan to visit a lacquerware house, and witness the skills of artists who draw decorative figures and intricate patterns by hand. As the day comes to an end, be taken to the Irrawaddy River for boat ride along this famous river. 

 

Overnight in Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan - Mandalay

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After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Nyaung Oo Airport for the flight to Mandalay, Myanmar’s cultural capital.

 

On arrival, a sightseeing tour starts with a visit to the Mahamuni Pagoda, famous for its venerable statue of Buddha covered with gold leaf.

Take a break from sightseeing to discover another uniquely Burmese culinary treat: le phet thoke. Eaten as snack, dessert, or even as a meal with rice, le phet thoke is a local salad made from fermented tea leaves.

 

For lunch, stop at a popular tea house in Mandalay that serves two of the city’s most famous dishes: Mandalay monte and khotaung monte. 

 

In the afternoon, visit the Kuthodaw Pagoda with its 729 marble stone slabs containing Buddhist scriptures and Shwenandaw Monastery, noted for its exquisite woodcarving.

 

Afterwards, head to the top of Mandalay Hill, the highest point in the city, for spectacular panoramic views during sunset -an amazing photo opportunity. 
 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY:  Speed off into the Mandalay night where marionettes, crispy ducks and frosty Myanmar beers greet riders.  Riding pillion on a local motorbike, enjoy the twinkling scenery, friendly locals and cool breezes as the driver zooms around Mandalay’s frenetic streets.  Stopping along the way at markets, restaurants and bars, this is a great way to experience the best food, drinks and nightlife Mandalay has to offer.

Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 5: Mandalay - Heho - Inle Lake

(B/L/-)

In the morning, transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho.

 

From Heho, a one-hour scenic drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway to Inle Lake.

 

Start with a visit to the Nyaung Shwe morning market where locals gather to buy and sell fresh produce from the lake and its surroundings.

 

Continue by local trishaw down to the bustling canal, which is a hive of activity in the morning as boats from the lake come to unload vegetables for distribution to markets around the country.

 

Then hop back on the trishaw and wind through quiet streets. 

 

Lunch is served at View Point, which specializes in creative Shan tapas and is considered one of the best dining venues in the Inle region.

 

Proceed to Nyaung Shwe and visit Red Mountain Estate Vineyards and Winery, which is located at the northeastern part of Inle Lake. 

 

Continue to the jetty and board a private motorboat for a cruise on Inle Lake. 

 

Overnight in Inle Lake.

 

Day 6: Inle Lake

(B/L/-)

After breakfast, visit the daily market on the lake, which rotates every five days between villages surrounding the lake.

 

Arrive at Inthar Heritage House, which serves as a restaurant, vocational training center, organic garden and even a home for Burmese cats. 

Follow the lead of the host and chef to the classroom and be presented with an apron and recipe book (both are free to keep).  

Once the dishes are prepared, head to the adjoining dining room to taste the creations. 

 

Proceed to the village of Inpawkhone to observe the traditional silk weaving techniques of the Intha people.

 

Then visit a cheroot factory where local Burmese cigars are rolled by hand, before continuing by boat to Khaung Daing Village on the northwest shore of the lake. 

Overnight Inle Lake.

 

Day 7: Inle Lake - Heho - Yangon

(B/L/-)

In the morning, transfer to Heho Airport for the flight back to Yangon.

 

Upon arrival, transfer to Insein Train Station to catch the Circular Train. This slow train offers a unique opportunity to observe the lively and colourful life of rural Burmese people.

 

Alight at Hledan Market and transfer to Thiri Mingalar, a sprawling wholesale market just outside central Yangon.

 

Lunch at Khaing Khaing Kyaw Restaurant.

 

Afternoon at leisure

 

Late this afternoon, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda -the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar.  Follow the guide around this massive complex and learn why the temple is so revered.

From Shwedagon, continue to Kandawgyi Park, which is busy in the evening with locals who come to enjoy the fresh air.  After a stroll around the park, there is an option of staying for dinner at one of the Thai, Burmese or Chinese restaurants in the area, or taking a short drive to Le Planteur or The Strand Grill, two of the top restaurants in Yangon (own account).

 

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 8: Yangon - Departure

(B/-/-)

Today is free at leisure, explore independently or head out for some last-minute souvenir shopping. Then, be transferred to the airport for the departure flight.

If you would like to customize this itinerary, please provide us with your requirements by contacting us.

Service Included

  • 7 nights accommodation in a shared twin room or shared double room with daily breakfast

  • Meals as mentioned in the program

  • Tea and snacks as mentioned

  • English-speaking station guides (1 guide in each location)

  • All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers

  • Horse cart tour in Bagan

  • Private local boat for sunset in Bagan and Inle Lake excursions

  • Porter fees at airports

  • Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program

  • Water and refreshing towels on touring days

Service Not Included

  • Domestic flights (rate: please refer to the airfare table)

  • International ticket to/from Yangon

  • Meals other than mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

  • Visa arrangements for Myanmar

  • Fuel Surcharge for domestic flights

  • Visits not mentioned in the program

  • Drinks and personal expenses

  • Tips and porters at the hotels

  • Any other items not mentioned

* The price is subject to different factors such as the number of persons, hotel, date of booking...
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