The Path to Yandabo begins at the city of Yangon, through restless markets and busy streets, where the fusion of historical and contemporary architecture is a compelling backdrop to its urban life.
The journey continues to Mandalay with a boat ride into the spiritual heartland of Upper Burma for its numerous gillded stupas and white-washed monasteries. In Yandabo Village—only accessible by motorbike or boat—we learn about its inhabitants’ well-known talent for pottery.
Visit a market in Pakokku before taking a boat down the Irrawaddy River to Bagan. Journey through the pagoda-studded landscape that surrounds this ancient city; a jeep ride will take you to the awe-inspiring temples and a climb up to the top of some will reward you with incredible views of the surrounding lands. If the season fits, take in the sights from 600 metres above ground in a hot air balloon.
At the stilted villages along Inle Lake, you can take a boat ride to the floating gardens and savour a traditional lunch in the home of an Intha family.
Take a 1 hour boat ride along the Irrawaddy to Sagaing and be in awe of the unfinished Mingun Pagoda, the Mingun Bell and Mya Thein Tan Pagoda.
Explore the pottery village where its residents take great pride in their own creations.
Pan Nyo Village
Take a boat from Yandabo across the river to Pan Nyo Village, where they make extensive use of buffalo for agricultural practices.
Hot Air Balloon over Bagan
Take in the sights of this pagoda-studded landscape surrounding Bagan from 600 metres above ground.
Ruins of Indein
Explore this ``pagoda forest`` and hike up to take in a beautiful view of Inle Lake.
Canoe to Nam Pan Village
After lunch in a traditional Intha house.
The Strand Hotel
Built in 1901 and restored in 2016, The Strand remains true to its architectural past; charming chandeliers, ceiling fans and period furnishings, which have long served as the backdrop to this singular meeting place of famous explorers and raconteurs, remain alongside advanced air-conditioning and in-room technologies. Dedicated, English-speaking butlers attend to guests’ needs round the clock, providing tailored assistance.Visit Website
Overlooking the shores of the Ayarwaddy River, Yandabo Home gently nestles its 12 rooms among the local houses of the charming Yandabo village; where its habitants live in harmony with nature and are well known in the country for their great skill in pottery making.Visit Website
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Accommodation with breakfast
Mineral water and snacks
All tours and entrance fees
A licensed guide proficient in your preferred language
Private vehicle with driver