Burma/Myanmar

Discover a land of a million golden pagodas and two millennia of history.
After a half-century hibernation from the world, Burma emerges as Asia’s most exciting destination. And few know this country better than Robert & Morrison –- we’ve hosted tours here for 19 years, and we’ve written about the country’s food and arts widely. Cruise with us along the mighty Irrawaddy, and discover a world unlike any other.
Burma was labeled a land where time stood still, but we prefer to think of Myanmar as a place where you are still treated like a visiting guest, not a tourist. Join us for an authentic experience in food travel, unique locations, fascinating markets and the finest in textiles & crafts.

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Tour 1
Savouring Burma Up Country

April, 2018
10 days / 9 nights

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Tour 1 begins in Mandalay, ending in Rangoon/Yangon. Visiting imperial Mandalay, bucolic Inle Lake, ancient Bagan, Yangon.
Tour begins in Mandalay, ends in Rangoon/Yangon.
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Tour 2
Savoury Rangoon

April, 2018
6 days / 5 nights

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Tour 2 is in Yangon and environs exclusively.
Tour begins in Rangoon, ends in Rangoon/Yangon.
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Combined tours
April, 2018
15 days/14 nights

Combo Tour begins in Mandalay, ending in Rangoon/Yangon. Visiting imperial Mandalay, bucolic Inle Lake, ancient Bagan & Yangon and environs.
Tour begin in Mandalay, end in Rangoon/Yangon.
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 Both tours hosted and organised personally by cookbook author Robert Carmack & textile designer Morrison Polkinghorne, authors of “The Burma Cookbook”.

Bonus:  Join and receive an autographed copy of Robert & Morrison’s “The Burma Cookbook”, first prize winner Best Asian cookbook of the year at World Gourmand.

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GETTING THERE:

When booking international flights for Tour 1, ensure your travel agent flies you into Mandalay (MDY), but out of Yangon. Tour 2 flies in and out of Yangon (RGN) solely.
Tour 1: Mandalay hosts international carriers with direct routes. Fly from Bangkok or Chiang Mai on Bangkok Air (winner: Skytrax Best Boutique Asian Airline); Air Asia from Don Mueang/Bangkok; China Eastern from Kunming; and Myanma National Airlines from various ports. There are international code shares from Yangon to Mandalay using Ethidad, Emirates, KLM, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways. When using Yangon as your entry point, there are several domestic Myanmar airlines as well. When booking international flights for Tour!, ensure your travel agent flies you into Mnadlay, but out of Yangon.
Tour 2: Yangon is the principal gateway to Myanmar, with more international carriers to choose from. Tour 2 flies in and out of Yangon (RGN) solely.

TOUR ONE
day 1: arrive Mandalay
day 2: Saigang, Ava, Amrapura, U Bein bridge
day 3: Mandalay, Local Crafts, Temples, Cooking class dinner
day 4: Myingian, Pakokku, Bagan
day 5: Bagan temples
day 6: Bagan crafts and cooking demonstration
day 7: Inle Lake, Nouvelle Shan dinner
day 8: Inle Floating Market 5 day market, Lake sites, Lunch on the water
day 9: Fly to Yangon, Indian tea house lunch, Gala Dinner
day 10: Tour 1 Upcountry finishes today in Yangon
Tour 2 Rangoon/Yangon begins
TOUR TWO
day 1: Rangoon/Yangon
day 2: Rangoon sites & Shwedagon
day 3: Colonial Rangoon, Sule Pagoda, Western Rakhine seafood
day 4: Day trip to Thanlyin & Kyautktan
day 5: Yangon River, Oh Bo pottery sheds, Mon Paya, Gala Dinner