Uncover to Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro That is the final word cultural journey – two weeks in two of essentially the most fascinating locations on this planet. Start in Yangon Metropolis, with non-public metropolis excursions, together with the Shwedagon Pagoda, the Scott Market, the Nationwide Museum and varied neighborhoods that mirror the Burmese, British, Indian, Bangladesh and indigenous influences of the town. You then fly to unforgettable, superior Bagan, the place hundreds of pagoda and temples out of the Ayeyarwady River lengthen over miles of dry plains. Tour of the constructions constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries, when Bagan was an vital Buddhist middle of Southeast Asia, and studying in regards to the historical past reduce of their layered facades, painted of their inside flags and painted of their Buddhist sculptures. Additionally go to native markets and villages. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can guide a memorable balloon experience over the temples because the solar rises. One night, drive in a horse-drawn carriage by Bagan at sundown. Another evening, take a sundown cruise on the river. Proceed to Inle Lake, house to the Intha inhabitants and the encompassing countryside. Go to a winery for a tasting of native Burmese wines. Take a canoe within the canals of Inle, undergo the floating villages constructed on poles, and watch the Intha develop crops on the islands. Go to native craft villages to buy distinctive textiles, ceramics and varnishes, and tour In Dein, the place previous pagodas look out over the lake. Spend one evening in Yangon earlier than leaving for Bangkok, Thailand for an in a single day keep. Then to Bhutan and change to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Take pleasure in in depth excursions of Thimphu’s many cultural points of interest and vital Buddhist highlights. Meet native individuals, study native traditions, discover a vibrant market and go to a number of small museums specializing in textiles, folks heritage and conventional Bhutanese arts and crafts. If desired, take pleasure in a non-public stroll to rural villages and monasteries. Upon request we are able to additionally set up particular experiences, resembling a non-public Bhutanese cooking class at a neighborhood home, a gathering with a Bhutanese astrologer, or a non-public meditation session with monks. Then drive by means of the mountains, the 108 stupas Dochu La, to Punakha, go the previous winter capital in a subtropical valley the place rhododendron and magnolia bloom and orange and banana bushes blossom. Loosen up in your luxurious farm-like lodge, between rice terraces, chili and cabbage fields and conventional Bhutanese farms. Take pleasure in a peaceable stroll by means of the agricultural farms, get a monk’s blessing, select to go climbing for an attractive panoramic view of the valley, and go to the gorgeous Punakha Dzong. The tour concludes in Paro, a resort between the Himalayas. Go to the Nationwide Museum, browse shops for Himalayan crafts and Buddhist objects, and go to Tiger’s Nest, a panoramic monastery clinging to a cliff that’s certainly one of Bhutan’s most important icons. Different actions may be included primarily based in your pursuits resembling a non-public archery class, yoga, biking tour or conventional Bhutanese spa remedies. In the course of the tour, you possibly can journey flexibly with your individual information and driver and lodging in a few of the most luxurious accommodations on this planet. On request, we are able to embrace actions like evening walks, conferences with native specialists, farm visits, monastery visits, mild journey actions (climbing, biking, archery, rafting or golf), purchasing, cooking classes, blessings and meditations led by monks, and extra.