GOURMET GETAWAY | A RIVER CRUISE THROUGH MYANMAR / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of telegraph.co.uk

Image courtesy of telegraph.co.uk

Calling all adventurous foodies: this week’s Gourmet Getaway takes us to the far side of the globe with the trip of a lifetime inspired by all things epicurean. From fine dining to street food, Myanmar is a whirlwind of flavors. Travelers experience the region’s unique culture through distinct cuisine and culinary methods along with rich history, architecture, and breathtaking sights - all coupled with the comfort of intimate river cruiser Belmond Orcaella.

Set sail on a luxe nine-day river cruise along the Ayeyarwady, journeying from Yangon to Bagan and taking in all the incredible sights in between. Start the mornings off catching the sunrise over the Ayeyarwady, Burmese tea in hand, before embarking on a new adventure each day into the villages skirting the river. Ancient heritage buildings, bustling markets, and hidden culinary gems await discovery. Trek through the jungle, explore hillside caves housing Buddha chambers, spend the day floating from one tea house to the next, or visit the working elephants in the Burmese teak forest - there’s something for every traveler on this one-of-a-kind journey. Contact your Attaché to book.