Transfer to the Jetty to take a public day boat ferry from Bagan to Mandalay and vice versa. It starts to leave at 06:00 from Bagan or Mandalay and arrives at 17:00 to Mandalay or Bagan. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Ayeyarwaddy River with stops of the Yandabo Village which specialize in the process of the Myanmar Traditional Pottery. While onboard, you can relax on the sundeck or observation deck, enjoy drinks at the bar and see life unfold along the riverbanks.
Taking a ride in Balloons is one of the attractions of Myanmar. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery over it in Myandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake and Pindaya. It takes about 45 minutes. Balloons Season start as per below schedule: October 1st 2014 till April 10th 2015 in Bagan, November 1st 2014 till March 31st 2015 in Mandalay, November 15th 2014 till March 31st 2015 in Inle Lake & Pindaya
When you arrive in Inle, you shouldn’t miss the cooking program. You can enjoy a unique opportunity to cook with a local Inthar Family in their stilted house on the Lake. And assist in the kitchen as you cook an array of delicious, traditional dishes. Then sit on the floor, local-style, in the dining room of the house and enjoy your freshly prepared lunch.
We set off for more sightseeing in style aboard the “Elephant Coach”, an elegantly restored 1945 vintage Chevrolet bus. The coach is built using hardwood and decorated with traditional Burmese handicrafts and provides ample space to move and relax while cruising Yangon’s roads.
Take a boat ride up the Dokthawaddy River through amazing scenery of mountains, plantations and rural village life. Before walking to visit a 100 years old Shan Monastery in the forest, you will enjoy the pineapple yards and beyond the monastery, there are many orange yards. On the way back to Hsipaw, visit a charming traditional Shan Village and learn more about their culture. Shan Village has a spirit house built at the entrance of the village. Then, enjoy some home-based industries like cheroot (Cigar) rolling and bamboo weaving.
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