See Myanmar in style. Travelling by private motorboat, horse-carriage and elephant coach you’ll take sunset cruises, have wine-tasting sessions, see less-visited temples and unseen markets, visit village schools and craft villages and dine with local families of lake-based communities at Inle Lake.
Tour Yangon in a restored 1945 vintage Chevrolet, known as an ‘Elephant Coach’. Watch sunset from Shwedagon Pagoda, overlooking the city. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner at The Strand.
Head out onto the magnificent Inle Lake in a private motorboat and stay in a stilt bungalow with panoramic views of the lake. Visit a monastery famed for its ‘jumping cats’; local cats which have been trained in the unique skill of jumping through hoops! Visit a local school at a Pa-Oh village to meet the staff and pupils. Enjoy a traditional lunch at an Inthar House in Nampan Village. Have a wine tasting session at the Inle Princess Wine Cave. Browse a lively morning market and visit the local nunneries and monasteries to learn about life in these Buddhist institutions.
Take a morning trip to the busy market of Nyaung Oo and see local life as Bagan residents do their morning shopping. Take a sunset cruise along the Irrawaddy River enjoying stunning views of Bagan with a cocktail. Clop along in a horse carriage to visit Ananda Temple and its nearby monastery. Pass the highest temple in Bagan and the enormous Dhammayangyi Temple.
Go to Bogyoke Market; filled with handmade goods and curios: a perfect place for gift shopping.
Sleeping and meals
Mid-range to luxury hotels. Some meals included.
|1 Oct 13- 30 Sept 14||US $1,884||US $2,355||USD per person for shared twin/double|
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Backyard Travel is an independent online company specializing in tailor made tours to seven destinations in Southeast Asia, Japan and China. Launched in mid February 2012 with headquarters in Bangkok Thailand, Backyard Travel is staffed by locals and expats with many years of experience in the travel industry, who are committed to sharing their deep knowledge of, and passion for the region. Clients travelling with Backyard Travel will explore hidden places and see the classics with a unique twist, connect on a deep level with local people and ultimately gain a genuine understanding of the countries and cultures they visit.