Yandabo Village Home between Mandalay and Bagan - 2 Days

When a journey becomes a lifetime experience, Yandabo Home is the passage to everlasting memories:

Yandabo Home is ready to introduce a unique Hospitality concept in Myanmar, where the connection with an untouched reality marks the wonder of an everlasting memory. Since Yandabo Home is a river bank Resort neighboring old villages, the guests will have the opportunity to witness the life routines of locals during the day and be mesmerized by the stunning view of sunset on the Ayarwaddy River from the unique Resort’s deck. Staying at Yandabo Home unlocks the opportunity for the guests to embrace a new kind of journey; the one that connects different worlds and softly blends them in what can be defined as real discovery: walking among the villagers’ houses and watch them patiently working the clay, sitting on the river’s shore and be charmed by the colors of sunset, travelling by boat to a neighboring farmers’ village and feel that perfection in the balance among mankind and nature. This is between Mandalay and Bagan a hidden treasure tour!

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 665
2 Pax: 395
3-4 Pax: 350
5-7 Pax: 310

Day 1
Mandalay – Yandabo Village (L)

Morning after your breakfast, we’ll pick up from your hotel and transfer to Yandabo Village.

Yandabo is a village on the Ayarwaddy River in central Myanmar, where The Treaty of Yandabo (which ended the First Anglo-Burmese War) was signed on 24th of February 1826. Yandabo treaty financially crippled the country but the Burmese still fought two more wars before the British swallowed the whole country in 1885.

Yandabo now is a village of some 400 houses, each of which is home from 5 to 10 people. Thirty of the families are potters; the other villagers are farmers, fishermen or suppliers of raw material such as clay or wood for the kilns.

It is also a well-known destination for the pottery making ability of its habitants and they make water pots, steamers, rice pots, money boxes, and horseshoe-shaped stoves. When visiting the village, the guests will be able to see pots like the ones in this picture made out of the river bank clay. For Yandabo villagers, pottery making is also fundamental to store water and food supplies and for this reason one person can make from 30 up to 70 pots.

Full day Sightseeing

Day sightseeing may include Yandabo Village itself and its surroundings, with a peaceful walk along the river shore, or the unique village of Pan Nyo that can be reached in about 15 minutes by jetty boat. What makes this village so special is the presence of what are estimated to be 1,000 buffaloes, that each morning at sunset are walked by their farmers to the fields where they cultivate the greatest variety of vegetables. Take a small local boat to visit to Pan Nyo village, along the riverbank of Irrawaddy River is worthwhile visiting to observe the daily life style of local people, watching buffalos’ swimming together with village kids, ladies washing along the Ayeyarwaddy River and a school visit. Villagers here cultivate rice, plant seasonal vegetables and fruits.

Overnight at Yandabo Home, Bungalow Deluxe

Day 2
Yandabo Village – Pakkoku – Bagan (B, L)

Breakfast at Yandabo Home.

After breakfast, biking through some villages, green fields and along the irrigation paths to the junction where our car is waiting to drive toward Bagan. En route, we can also stop at Pakkoku town and visit to the local market which is really bustling and colorful. Continue to a monastery where we can see many hundred of monks are studying Buddhism. Visit to some cottages where locally products such as cheroot, slippers and blankets are made. After lunch continue to Bagan, and visit to a hidden cave temple on the way before going to check in to the hotel.

Yandabo Village Home between Mandalay and Bagan

  • All transfers and transport as per the program with a private A/C car
  • All accommodations as per program (based on double/twin / triple sharing room)
  • All meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch)
  • Entrance fees in Bagan
  • Water & snow towel
  • Boat trip to Pan Nyo Village
  • Bike tour
  • English speaking driver, his meal and accommodation

Yandabo Village Home between Mandalay and Bagan

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • All drinks
  • Visa fees and/or visa authorization
  • Tips
  • Other expenses that not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Any compulsory and peak season surcharge (New Year and Christmas)