Visiting the source of Betel Nut
The experience of the local train ride to the countryside villages and learn the local life, culture and their traditions. Our tour guide will lead you through whole day.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
The experience of the local train ride to the countryside villages on this tour that unlocks the local life, culture and their traditions. A professional tour guide will lead you through to the very local communities to see the way of life and their culture after train ride together with the local community. I am sure this tour will be a memorable experience for you.
Highlight of the program:
- How is local train ride experiences?
- How are the local people lives?
- The way the local population live
- What is their daily life?
- Train tickets and bus tickets
- Transportation by motorbike and trishaw for the visit
- hotel pick-up and drop-off by car
- Licensed Tour guide service
- local breakfast and lunch
- Food and drinks unless specified
- other charges not mentioned
- camera fees,
- Gratuity (optional),
Full day Itinerary
Mandalay-Madaya by train
6:00 am – Pick up at your hotel in Mandalay and transfer to railway station to take a local train to the small city, Madaya through the villages and paddy fields along the way. Your tour guide will share commentary and nature of local people as you travel together on the train.
8:45 am – Once arrive at Madaya you will visit to explore the local market and then sit at the local tea shop for your breakfast and to observe native live. Then take the motorbike to explore villages and to see the local life, local products, and handicrafts workshops. Firstly you can see the production of the broom in their traditional way and Bamboo workshop for roof and wall. One of the interesting places is where local people produce timbers from Areca plants to use for their houses and local style buildings.
Then continue the visit to villages to see the local life who stay in the garden of betel and areca (Betel Nut) plants. Even you can see how local people produce the betel leaf and areca (betel nut). Chewing the Betel is very popular among Myanmar rural populations and even influence to the Urban. The different main product of that area is a traditional fired-brick which is produced by a unit composed of clay and used those local bricks in masonry construction. They distribute to the whole region of Mandalay. You can also explore to the traditional brick factory. Today your lunch will be at the village or the local restaurant.
Then you will take a local bus to Mandalay. Arrival in Mandalay takes a trishaw along the strand road of Ayeyarwaddy river to visit the local market where fish and flower are sold. After that a few minute walk through around the Riverside for your pleasure. The tour will finish for today, and you will be transferred to the hotel.
This tour is One Day Tour and we do not arrange any accommodation for you / your family/ your group. But If you want to continue your trip or to extend your travel you may need for accommodation booking. We are here to help you book your accommodation in any city or destination for your travel. What you need to do is to contact us and request for accommodation via email (email@example.com).
Your are not charged for entrance fees for this trip.
This tour cannot be booked in the same day of departure. We recommend you to book this tour at least 15 hrs in advance to have secure arrangements especially in high season (October to March).
We suggest you to carry slipper and something to protect from the sun and the dusts. Shorts or sleeveless tops and shoes are not allowed to enter place of Pagodas and Religious area.
We operate this tour in privately as we, MUL considered to the privacy of the travellers and not sharing with other travelers. But solo traveler can still book for this tour with reasonable (solo) price by choosing 1 pax at our checkout page.