Khiri Travel Myanmar Tour Takes Your Foodie Soul on a Culinary Journey Through Yangon

Discover the sights and flavours of Yangon in a weekend, sleeping and dining at some of the city’s finest. The iconic 100-year old Strand Hotel plays host this weekend; an inviting respite between the exploring and feasting to come.

Yangon’s downtown is home to Asia’s most impressive collections of late nineteenth and early twentieth- century buildings, both religious and secular. Start your trip
exploring the streets with a guide before dinner and cocktails at the Gekko Restaurant.

xStart fresh and early with a traditional Burmese breakfast before an interactive half day tour to uncover what lies behind the golden façade of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Learn about the full history of the pagoda, the daily life of all people living in the immediate surroundings of the pagoda and how the spiritual belief is mixed with the belief in nats – the Myanmar spirits.

Sharky’s restaurant – owned by a local entrepreneur who is growing organic vegetables and producing locally made “French” cheese – is your lunch stop this afternoon. Continue your wander and visit small antique shops, art galleries, curious markets and dive deeper into the alleys of Yangon. The tour includes the spice market, tribal shops, jewelry and gems shops.

At sunset, the stunning view over Inya Lake welcomes you for dinner at Seeds restaurant, the brainchild of Swiss Michelin Star Chef Felix Eppisser and his wife Lucia. The seeds support the local young people to develop skills and to be a part of a never- ending process of creation.

Day 1:
Arrival Yangon
Meals: drinks D
Upon arrival Yangon international airport, meet with the guide for a private transfer to the hotel for refreshment.

Yangon Heritage walk
Yangon downtown is unique with much of its colonial-era architecture still standing. You find one of Asia’s most impressive collections of late nineteenth and early twentieth century buildings, religious and secular. This 2 hours walking tour will take you a step back in time, through downtown Yangon, focusing on its old colonial buildings, neglected or purposefully restored. Stop at the Secretariat, scene of the nation-stopping assassination of General Aung San which has been closed off to the public for over since the 1960s. After the tour you will have time to enjoy a drinks at Gekko, a cosy restaurant on Merchant Street in a historical building.

Dinner at the Gekko Restaurant.
Overnight at Strand Hotel, Superior Suite

Day 2:
Yangon
Meals: B L D
Breakfast at the hotel.

Spiritual Shwedagon Pagoda
So what’s behind the golden façade of the Shwedagon Pagoda? During this interactive half day tour we take you through the back door and show you the full history of the pagoda, the daily life of all people living in the immediate surroundings of the pagoda and a deeper insight in the Buddhist religion and how the spiritual belief is mixed with the belief in nats – the Myanmar spirits. An intriguing half day tour starting from the bottom of the hill and passing the workshops, markets and monasteries which will be
useful or even essential to understand more of the country during the rest of your journey. The tour includes a traditional Burmese breakfast, offerings to monks and the pagoda and a visit to a fortune teller.

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Organic lunch at the Sharky’s restaurant – a local entrepreneur who is growing organic vegetables and producing locally made “French” cheese, ham and other delicious food.

We continue to downtown for explorations to small antique shops, art galleries, curious
markets and dive deeper into the unknown. The tour includes the spice market, tribal shops, jewelry and gems shops.

Asian inspired dinner prepared by Michelin star chef at the Seeds restaurant

Seeds restaurant is the brainchild of Swiss Michelin Star Chef Felix Eppisser and his wife Lucia. Welcoming by a stunning view over the lake with its private bamboo and glass crafted lake house will please you while you enjoy culinary experience combined with personalized hospitality.

The seeds support the local young people to develop skills and to be a part of a never
ending process of creation.

Overnight at Strand Hotel, Superior Suite

Day 3:
Yangon – Departure
Meals: B L

Breakfast at the hotel.
Free at leisure in the morning.
Luxury lunch at Union Bar.

Car and guide will be available until transfer to Yangon international airport for your
departure flight to your destination.

To book your trip, please contact travel.myanmar@khiri.com.

A) PRICES LAND ARRANGEMENTS
Price land arrangement (NOT including airfares) in USD per person based on
double/twin sharing room:
2 Pax: 573 USD per person
Validity: Until 30 June 2019

B) INCLUDING AND NOT INCLUDING
INCLUDING:
– All transfers and transport as per program
– All accommodation as per program (based on double/twin room)
– Service of English speaking station guide
– All meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
– All entrance fees on tour

NOT INCLUDING:

– Air tickets both domestic and international
– Insurance
– Personal expenses
– All drinks
– Visa fees and/or visa authorization
– Tips
– Other expenses not mentioned on the itinerary
– Any compulsory and peak season surcharge (normally New Year periods)

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