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8 Days Cooking and Culture Holidays in Charming Myanmar

8 Days Cooking and Culture Holidays in Charming Myanmar

  • Yangon-Bagan-Heho

Culinary Holidays in Myanmar

Luxury Travel Vietnam is proud to introduce Myanmar from an insider's perspective. Our expert Burmese guide will accompany you throughout your tour, providing an unrivaled level of service and insight. You will have the opportunity to meet local families, tour villages and visit less known temples and attractions in order to discover the charm of this mystical land.

Highlights

  • Visit Inle lake
  • Cooking classes
  • Local market visit
  • Yangon and Bagan tours
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Horse cart ride
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Day 1: Arrival Yangon

Arrive at Yangon international airport and be welcomed by our tour guide. Transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight at Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon sightseeing (B)

The sightseeing includes visiting the old colonial style city center with the gilt Sule pagoda, strand road and Yangon jetty by car. Visit also Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) market, which is the most popular market, where you can buy luxury item, handicrafts, food stuff, clothing, jewelry, fashion and consumer goods. This market is closed on Mondays and public holidays. In the afternoon, continue to Chaukhtatgyi (reclining Buddha) pagoda, a colossal reclining Buddha, Karaweik hall royal barge on the Royal lake for photo stop, and the world famous Shwedagon pagoda. Witness the golden dome at sunset. Overnight at Yangon.

Day 3: Cooking class in Yangon (B)

After breakfast at hotel at 08.00 or 09.00 am, transfer to market with the restaurant chef and our guide. You will purchase ingredients needed for your cooking. Our tour guide will explain to you about the interesting local items and how to prepare them. Then, proceed to restaurant to start cooking at around 10.00 am. The chef of the restaurant will show you traditional methods of preparation and presentation for describing the cuisine of Myanmar along with the eating habits and traditions of the local people. Once completed, you will enjoy what you cook and then return to our hotel. Then, leisure at hotel and overnight.

Day 4: Yangon - Bagan (B)

After breakfast, fly to Bagan at 06.30 am. Estimated time of arrival is at 07.50. You will then begin the sightseeing tour to the one of Asias most popular archeological destinations. We will visit colorful Naung U market and visit some of Bagan most famous pagodas, including Shwezigon pagoda, a prototype of later Myanmar stupas, Gupaukgyi ,a 13th century cave temple with interesting fine frescoes of scenes from the jatakas, and Anada pagoda. You will also visit a lacquerware factory. We will visit Dhammayangyi Patho, a massive later period temple with the finest brickwork in Bagan. As the sun goes down we will be at one of the ideal viewing sites selected by our tour guide. In the evening, transfer to hotel and overnight at Bagan.

Day 5: Cooking class in Bagan (B)

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaung U market with restaurant chef and our guide. You will purchase ingredients needed for your cooking and our tour guide will explain to you about the interesting local items and how to prepare them. Then, proceed directly to the restaurant to start cooking and the chef of restaurant will show you traditional methods of preparation and presentation for describing the cuisine of Myanmar along with the eating habits and traditions of the local people. Once completed, you will enjoy what youve cooked and then return to our hotel. In the afternoon, stroll by horse cart around Bagan for sunset and overnight in Bagan.

Day 6: Bagan - Heho - Inle lake (B)

After breakfast, left Bagan by plane at 07.35 am and transfer to Nyaung Shwe jetty for hotel check in. Then, tour the magical Inle lake, which is located 1328 meters above sea level and 22 kilometers long and 11 kilometers wide. Highlights include the fisherman rowing in the one-legged style characteristic of Inle lake boatmen and the gardens of grass and earth floating on the surface of this shallow lake used for growing vegetables. Besides the enjoyment of the scenery we can also visit the jumping cats monastery, Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, silk weaving village of Inpawkhon, cheroot making and other cottage industries. Overnight at Inle Hotel.

Day 7: Cooking class in Inle (B)

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to 5 days market with restaurant chef and our guide. You will purchase ingredients needed for your cooking and our tour guide will explain to you about the interesting local items and how to prepare them. Then, proceed to the restaurant to start cooking. The chef will show you traditional methods of preparation and presentation describing the cuisine of Myanmar along with the eating habits and traditions of the local people. Once completed, you will enjoy what you cook and then return to the hotel.

Day 8: Inle lake - Nyaung Shwe - Yangon - Departure (B)

  • After breakfast, fly back to Yangon for your departure flight. End of service.
  • Note: B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner

Tour around Yangon

Tour around Bagan

Visit Inle lake

Visit local markets

Things to do

Take balloon rides over ancient temples in Bagan, tee up a round of golf, take biking tours, make restaurant reservations, meet with artisans and artists. And even more, get shopping recommendations, spa reservations, special-interest lecturers and exclusive access to local activities and cultural events from our guide or travel agent.

Myanmar or Burma sits at the crossroads of two of Asia's great civilizations, India and China, and looks out onto the vast Indian Ocean next to Thailand. One of Southeast Asia's largest and most diverse countries, Myanmar stretches from the sparkling islands of the Andaman Sea in the south, right up into the Eastern Himalayas.

To this day, Myanmar remains one of the most mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world. A land of breathtaking beauty and charm, Myanmar has only recently emerged into the modern world. What can the casual visitor therefore expect upon arrival, and why should one embark on such a journey in the first place?

Myanmar offers all the traditional delights of Asia in one fascinating country - virgin jungles, snow-capped mountains and pristine beaches, combined with a rich and glorious heritage spanning more than two thousand years. Spectacular monuments and ancient cities attest to a vibrant culture that is still home to 135 different ethnic groups.

The country's tourism infrastructure boasts five star properties, intimate boutique hotels and family guest houses in all of the major centers, as well as stunning mountain and beach resorts. Myanmar also boasts one of the lowest tourist crime rates in the world, so visitors can rest assured that their holiday will be carefree from start to finish.

Wherever you go in Myanmar, whether its cruising down the mighty Ayeyarwaddy river in style, drifting over the ancient city of Bagan by hot air balloon or searching for that elusive tiger on the back of an elephant, there is always a feeling of adventure. With two modern internal airlines upgrading and expanding their networks, new and exciting destinations off the beaten track are gradually being opened, from mountain trekking and rafting in the far north to world class diving in the Mergui Archipelago.

For your cooking class in Yangon, you will cook 2 meats; select from chicken, pork and fish, 1 salad, 1 soup and 1 fried vegetable.

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis including breakfast
  • Boat rental for Inle lake
  • Cooking classes
  • Domestic flights including airport tax Yangon - Bagan - Heho - Yangon
  • Entrance fees
  • Experienced local English speaking guide for each place
  • Service charges
  • Transportation
  • All meals not listed in itinerary
  • Balloon over Bagan service
  • Insurance
  • International airport tax of USD 10 per person
  • International flights from and to Myanmar
  • Online e-visa fee for Myanmar of USD 50 per person
  • Other services not mentioned above
  • Personal expenses such as beverages, telephone calls, laundry service, and mini bar
  • Visa stamp fee at Myanmar embassy
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.