Yangon – Bagan – Kalaw – Inle Lake -Yangon
10 Days & 9 Nights
- Try unusual modes of transportation, from the trishaw to the local train around Yangon
- Share a meal and stories with a local family from Bagan
- Spend a night in a small village in the countryside
- Capture beautiful family photos with the mystical temples of Bagan in the background
- Look at your children’s eyes wide up when they encounter elephants in the flesh
- Learn a new traditional game –the chinlone
Discover the beauty of Myanmar – 10 Days & 9 Nights
Mingalabar and welcome to Myanmar! The former capital Yangon, also known as Rangoon, is a great place to start your family holiday. Its colonial background and religious legacy make it one of the most mesmerizing and genuine places in all of Southeast Asia. Take a rest at the hotel or start exploring at your own pace the busy streets of Yangon.
Set off with your local guide and transfer to Yangon’s Central Station where you will board the “Circular Train”. Take a lunch break in one of the parks for a family picnic by the lake. Then head across Yangon river and hop on a trishaw for a fun tour of Dhala – a small village, 15 minutes from Yangon, but which shows a fascinating contrast with the former capital city.
Early transfer to the airport to catch your flight to Bagan. Next on the agenda, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the local culture with a visit to two workshops producing Bagan’s most famous products-lacquer ware and wood crafts.
As the sun begins to sink slowly from view, stop at a sandbank where you will learn how to play chin lone, a popular local sport with families. Enjoy a game with locals and your family before re-joining your boat and cruising back to Bagan.
You will be invited for lunch to a local home for a traditional Myanmar cooking experience. Share cooking methods, stories and some laughs as you prepare your lunch. After a couple hours of cooking, it will be time to enjoy the meal together in the home garden. In the late afternoon, you will journey in horsecart around the mystical temples, during sunset time.
Today, you will explore the countryside and settle in Tamarind Lake Village for the night. Take a tour of the village, hop on a oxcart, share a lunch in the shade of the tamarind tree and meet the villagers in their houses. Your family will sleep in a traditional house, in the heart of the village and will get the opportunity to experience the rural lifestyle in Myanmar, outside shower included! No doubt this trip off the beaten tracks will be an unforgettable memory for the kids.
Bid farewell to the villagers and journey to Kalaw, a hill station in the Shan mountains.
You will meet the team of Green Hill Valley Elephant Project whose aim is to protect local ecology, elephants and traditions of the regions’ people. The project has taken on 7 Asian elephants from logging camps where they were no longer able to be looked after and given them a home, medical care and other support. The activities are intended to expose the natural beauty of the area as well as the role of elephants and mahouts in Myanmar.
From Nyaung Shwe, you will board a private motorboat and go to Inle Lake, one of Myanmar’s most spectacular and breathtaking sights. An one hour boat ride down a small canal will take you to the Pa-Oh village of Indein, positioned on the western shores of Inle Lake.
Transfer to the airport and fly back to Yangon. On arrival , meet your driver and enjoy free time to stroll around the old quarter.
No trip in Myanmar can be complete without a visit to the majestic Shwedagon. The visual delights present there alone, are worth the trip. After a visit to Shwedagon, head to Bogyoke Market for last minute shopping souvenir. With your longyi on and some thanaka on your face we’ll take the perfect family photo that’ll always remind you of your days in Myanmar.Then transfer to Yangon airport for your international departure flight.
Take a tour of local boxing club with detailed explanations of Lethwei history and, if you’re up for it, jump in the ring for a boxing class with professional trainers. This ancient combat sport is an unusual martial art that is mostly practiced bare-knuckled.