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Burma Culinary Tour

Culinary of Burma Tour embarks on an in-depth introduction to Burmese cuisine and the various environments in which to enjoy it. A unique program that will reveal the cultural pastimes of the country alongside ubiquitous sights and sceneries, this 8 days tour promises a real taste of Burma.

Tour duration: 08 days 07 nights
Start: Yangon  – Finish: Yangon
Tour type: Cultural, Cooking
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour Route: Yangon – Kalaw – Tar Yaw Village Hti Thein – Inle Lake – Sagar – Mandalay
Price: Available Upon Request
Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Day by Day Tours

yangon-inle-madalayDay 01: Yangon arrival
Day 02: Yangon cooking class
Day 03: Yangon – Bagan sightseeing
Day 04: Ballon Over Bagan. Cooking Class
Day 05: Bagan – Inle Lake – Indein market
Day 06: Inle Lake cooking class
Day 07: Inle Lake – Yangon
Day 08: Yangon departure

Tour Prices (US$/person)

Group of 02 persons  : OnRequest
Group of 04 persons  : OnRequest

Important notes:
Surcharge in Peak Times eg: Christmas, New Year Eve, and Water festival may be applicable.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation: A/C
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Water on tour
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Service charges and taxes 10%

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • International Flights
  • Other transfer not mentioned
  • Tips for guides, driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Visa arrangement
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DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 01: Yangon arrival

Met and greeted by Burma Tour staff. You will be transferred to your hotel in Yangon downtown.

Start your first experience of Yangon with a styled rishaw to visit vivid street life and Burma national museum. Your evening is highlighted by a fine dinner with cultural dance in Karaweik Palace restaurant.

Accommodation in Yangon.  Meal: Welcomed Dinner

Day 02: Yangon cooking class

After the refreshing drink, we head to the lively market of Yangon to select the best vegetables for your traditional Burmese salad dish. Our experience chef will demonstrate the way to create the best salad in Burmese style then you are free to enjoy a buffet lunch.

This afternoon, we visit Shwedagon pagoda, a golden monument of Yangon, dominating the sky line by its golden flash.

Accommodation in Yangon.  Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

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Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Burma

Day 03: Yangon – Bagan sightseeing

Rise up early today for the flight to Bagan, a sacred place with some 2500 pagodas and ruin built from XI century.

Commence your visit with a nice time at Nyang U market where you witness rustic goods and farm products exposing in the typical Burmese style. Proceeding to Shwezigon pagoda Gubyaukgyi Temple and Ananda Temple.

In the afternoon, we embark a horse drawn cart ride to explore some prominent pagodas in this Unesco zone before concluding your day with a haunting sunset from the peak of Shwesandaw pagoda.

Accommodation in Bagan.  Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Ballon Over Bagan. Cooking Class

Rise up early for a wonderful balloon ride over the temple peaks of Bagan. You will be transferred amist the pagodas to board the balloon then relax with the wind. As you return to back to your hotel, relax at your hotel before join our chef to Nyang U market. The dish you are to learn will be one of the famous dishes in Bagan: Roselle sour soup, Balachaung Gyaw with condiments, traditional chicken curry.

At the end of the day, embark a sunset cruise on Irrawaddy River.

Accommodation: Overnight cruise on Irrawaddy River.  Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

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Balloon in Bagan, Burma

Day 05: Bagan – Inle Lake – Indein market

Leave Bagan for a flight to Heho, transferred to Nyang Shwe township. From here, our boat rider will bring us to different parts of Inle Lake including the exotic floating vegetations, stilt villages and Phang Daw Oo pagoda.

The highlighted visit today is the market of Indein, one of the most interesting fairs in the area where you encounter Pa O, Danu and Padaung hill tribes in their traditional address. Followed by the market visit, we will climb up Indein stupas for the great view of the area.

Accommodation in Inle Lake.  Meal: Breakfast

Day 06: Inle Lake cooking class

After breakfast, we head to Red Mountain Winery to see how they produce wine in a tropical country, select a good bottle for your lunch. After that, visit Nyang Shwe market with the chef then practice to cook a famous Shan dish.

The remainder of the day is for your leisure.

Accommodation in Inle Lake.  Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

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Cooking class in Inle Lake, Burma

Day 07: Inle Lake – Yangon

Disembark your lake trip at Nyang Shwe for the flight back to Yangon. Transfer to your hotel. Free to visit Myanmar National Museum or explore Scott market your own.

We offer optional visit to Twante or Thanlyn where you have a good chance to see typical pottery village and the floating pagoda located in the middle of Yangon river.

Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

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Thanlyin, a major port city of Myanmar.

Day 08: Yangon departure

Free to explore Yangon on your own or buying souvenirs at Scott market before our driver comes picks you up for departure flight.

Accommodation: not available.  
Meal: breakfast

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Tour Prices (US$/person)

Group of 02 persons  : OnRequest
Group of 04 persons  : OnRequest

Important notes:
Surcharge in Peak Times eg: Christmas, New Year Eve, and Water festival may be applicable.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation: A/C
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Water on tour
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Service charges and taxes 10%

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • International Flights
  • Other transfer not mentioned
  • Tips for guides, driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Visa arrangement
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Essential Notes

Passports and Visas

The first thing goes first. You definitely must obtain valid VISA in order to travel into any country and so is Myanmar (Burma). Unless your country is in VISA exemption list, it is your responsibility to get valid VISA before arrival. There are two ways to get Myanmar VISA:

  • Go to Myanmar Embassies and Consulates in your home country and you will be guided procedure. You may want to check the list of countries where Myanmar has embassies and consulate offices by clicking here.
  • Obtain VISA On Arrival (VOA). For tourists coming from countries has no Myanmar Diplomatic Rep offices, you can obtain VOA online via www.myanmarevisa.gov.mm – the official portal for VOA by Myanmar government. The portal launched in Sep 01, 2014 and took its pilot operation for a month. Providing you encounter any issue, please contact us for support.

Climate & Clothing

Generally speaking, Myanmar is a tropical country with rather hot weather. Sometimes in year or in some Northern places, temperature cools down but not that can be called cold. Roughly saying that the best time to travel Myanmar is from Oct to March due to dry and cool season. Other months, however, you may get very nice deals of promotion.For clothing: comfortable clothes, absolutely. We suggest you should take at least one long pan, a long skirt and a sleeve top because we will visit some religious site and many of them require proper code of dress.All of temples and pagodas require you enter with bare feet. A pair of sandals is highly recommended.

Cell Phones & Calling Cards

You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. Myanmar service is dominated by the GMS technology standard, while some of the world such as U.S uses the incompatible CDMA standard. We suggest that you should check carefully or you may incur high international roaming fees.We said previously “the SIM card in Myanmar is not very popular and still quite expensive”. But now, forget it! SIM cards in Myanmar now are cheap and easy to buy in any main city as cheap as about US$ 02 each. Cell phones, even smart phones are available on sales widely.

Making Telephone Calls from One Country to Another

When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country’s Exit Code + destination Country Code + Phone Number. Country Code of Myanmar is 95.

Wireless Internet Access

Passengers traveling with WiFi enabled devices (such as a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player) may be able to connect to the internet via a wireless network access point (or hotspot). Wifi is now popular in most hotels from three stars up. Most of them are supplying Free Wifi but some may incur extra charges. We suggest you should ask the receptionist before.

Cards and Currency

Myanmar’s national currency, the KYAT (pronounced chat, abbreviated in MMK) is divided into the following banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500 and K1000.We once said “ATMs are still very hard to come” but from my latest inspection of Myanmar, the country now starts using ATMs. Most three stars hotels up often have at least one AMT machine right at their lobbies. Main hotels now accepts credit cards payment.Anyway, we suggest you should bring with some cashes just in case. Local buying there accept Burmese and US dollars widely. However please pay at attention when bring US notes with you:

  • The US$ notes must be new.
  • The US$ notes torn, marked, folded will not be accepted.
  • The US$ notes having series before 2003 backward may not accepted.

You are allowed to bring up to US$ 5000 in cash per person to enter Myanmar.

Trip Preparation

A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. We suggest you should taking a checklist below:

  • Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you.
  • Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order.
  • We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. If you lose the originals while traveling, you’ll have copies for easier reporting and replacement.
  • You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names.
  • We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock.
  • Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage.

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