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Flavours of Myanmar

13 Nights: from US$3841 per person (twin share) Trip Code: FMMC0001

From the exotic to the sublime, follow a culinary trail through Myanmar (Burma) from the colonial streets of Yangon to the hidden restaurants of Bagan, taking in its iconic sites and satisfying the stomach along the way. Learn the secrets behind traditional Burmese cuisine with local chefs and village communities, sampling everything from fine dining cuisine to local street food, feasting on sweet and savoury delights at every turn. Read more >

Outside of Myanmar Burma itself, little is known about the cuisine of this fascinating country and it's rare to find a Burmese dish on the menu anywhere outside of the country. Is it like Thai? Indian? Well the answer is both yes and no? It takes influences from the countries which border it ? Thailand, India and China. But there are 138 different ethnic tribes in Myanmar and they all have different ways of combining taste, texture and technique. From subtle curries to enticing salads that are over-the-top with textures and flavours, we would like to introduce you to a unique cuisine that reflects the rich history and culture of this beautiful country.

Beginning your foodie adventure in Yangon where you will be introduced to the diverse and fascinating culture of Myanmar, taking in the major sites of the old capital including grand colonial relics and ancient pagoda's whilst enjoying everything from local tea houses and smoky barbeque stalls to cocktails at a historic hotel.

Continue north to Loikaw, an area of natural outstanding beauty and one of the most authentic destinations in the country to learn about the individual cultures and cuisines of the fascinating ethnic tribes in this area.
Head further into the interior to Kalaw and Inle Lake in the luscious, patchwork-like rolling hills of the Shan countryside. Bath with elephants, bike, boat & kayak the floating villages and gardens of Inle, eat locally sourced produce at a family run restaurant, sample wine from the Shan vineyards and learn how to cook Burmese delicacies with a local chef.

Fly to ancient Bagan, one of the richest archaeological sites in Asia where you will spend time visiting a selection of the UNESCO World Heritage monuments but also taking more of the diverse culture of the region, dining at a secret house restaurant and sampling unique vegetarian food before journeying overland to the old colonial town of Salay, a region that is world famous for its rice.

Round off your culinary and cultural adventure at the ancient capital of Mandalay. Enjoy lunch the traditional way sat around large, drum-like circular trays, visit monuments such as Golden Palace Monastery and take in bustling day and night markets, tea houses and local beer stations, chatting with friendly locals and getting underneath the skin of this incredibly diverse destination.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 13 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast daily and five lunches
  • All airport transfers
  • Guided transfers and excursions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • All domestic flights as described in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Your personalised InsideAsia Tours Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International airfares
  • Any necessary visas
  • Any meals not detailed in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Any excursions or transfers not detailed, or referred to as optional in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Tipping and personal expenses

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the colonial backstreets and smoky BBQ stalls of Yangon
  • Bath with elephants in Kalaw
  • Bike, boat and Kayak the floating villages and gardens of Inle Lake
  • Experience the iconic tea shops of Mandalay
  • Trek in the idyllic hills of Loikaw
  • Learn the secrets of Burmese cuisine with a hands on cooking class
  • Take in the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of Bagan

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

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Flavours of Myanmar - 14 Days - Accommodation

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