FacebookGoogleInstagramYouTube Trip AdvisorBookings Call: +959451951950 or use Our Online Form

Welcome to Sanon

Sanon is a Social Enterprise - a not for profit business with a specific social objective

Great food and changing the lives of disadvantaged youth

April-Sep: Open Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday). 10.00am-10.00pm
Oct-March: Open 7 days. 10.00am-10.00pm

Discover Our Story

The Sanon Training Restaurant is operated by the MYDI (Myanmar Youth Development Institute). MYDI conducts Sanon as a non-profit social enterprise organization in Nyaung U, Bagan, Myanmar.

Our core strategic aim is to:

"Train up to 30 students at a time, assist them to gain employment and monitor them for a further two years"

The function of the Project via the Sanon Training Restaurant is to train disadvantaged youth in hospitality and English, find them employment and monitor them for a further two years to assist them integrate into the workplace and have a successful career in the hospitality and tourism industries.

See More About Us

Our Vision and Goals

OUR VISION
To empower a generation of young people to become Myanmar’s industry leaders in hospitality and tourism.

SHORT TERM
We aim to train up to 30 students per year, find them employment, and monitor them for a further two years.

LONG TERM
Meeting vocational and industry needs and provide 1,000 students with training. Operate multiple successful venues within a for-profit social enterprise business model. Operate as an almost self sustaining business with additional support from the donors wishing support our work.

See More About Us

Discover Our Menu

Ask for "Today's Special”

Our menu is MSG-Free

V=Suitable for Vegetarians, M=Traditional Myanmar Dish, S=Can Be Spicy

A Training Restaurant

More about our Training program

Find out more about Bagan and the Sanon Training Restaurant

See the Extended Video

Help us Help them

Become a Regular Supporter
and a 'Friend of Sanon’

By making a regular contribution less than $2.00 USD a day) you can support a student through our training program.

Our training program aims to provide our students with the skills and experience to pursue a career in hospitality.

Your support will help give a disadvantaged young person the opportunity to have a new life and brighter future.

Become a regular supporter

All donations are used to maintain the operation and development of the training restaurant, sustain and support the students, employ expert training staff, operate the training program and monitor and mentor each student in their place of work after graduation for a further two years. Click here for more information about our training program

Make a Single Donation


You can also make a one-off donation to help support or program which is also greatly appreciated.

Make a single donation

PriceExperience the scenic wonders, ancient history, stunning architecture of Myanmar and learn about the unique culture and lifestyle of its people

13 Days/12 Nights, November 2019

Destinations: Yangon, Bagan, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Bagan

Tour service includes: hotel with breakfast, domestic flights. transportation (car/boat) as per program

Tour service excludes: entrance fees, meals, other services not mentioned in itinerary 

    • Hotel rooms twin/double sharing. 
    • Transportation includes flights from Mandalay to Inle Lake, Yangon to Bagan, Bagan to Yangon, a train from Kalaw to Shwenyaungand when by road a 18 seater bus (max 10 people) will be used.
    • The cost of all flights within Myanmar are included in the price of the tour
    • Local guides will be used at each destination and an Australian tour leader will be present through out the trip.
    • This intineary is subject to change due to availability at any time.
 
Yangon
Yangon

Yangon 

Royal Pavilion Hotel

Car + 18 Seater Bus

Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.
Check in hotel and later transfer for dinner.
Back to hotel and overnight. 

Royal Pavilion Hotel
Royal Pavilion Hotel
     
     
Bagan
Bagan

 

Yangon-Bagan

Nyaung Oo Thande Hotel

Flight + Car + Hotel

Breakfast at hotel.

Take morning flight to Bagan.

Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Rest day at leisure.

Nyaung Oo Thande Hotel
Nyaung Oo Thande Hotel
 
     
     
Kalaw Scenery
Kalaw Scenery

 

 

Bagan-Kalaw

Hill Top Kalaw Hotel 

Car + Hotel + Station Guide in Kalaw

Breakfast at hotel. Pick up from hotel and start for the road journey to Kalaw, a hill resort in Shan State. This is a long but train scenic trip, taking you from the flat, dry zone into the lush highlands of the Shan State. (If the train is unavailable a bus will be used)

Arrival to Kalaw will be late afternoon. (Tour coach will change as coach from Bagan will return to Bagan.)

Check in hotel, met local guide for guided sightseeing of Kalaw scenic spots and other historic places.

Overnight in Kalaw. 

Hill Top Kalaw Hotel
Hill Top Kalaw Hotel
     
     
Kalaw Train
Kalaw Train
 

Kalaw-Inle Lake

81 Central Inle Hotel

Car + Boat + Hotel + Station Guide Station in Inle

Breakfast at hotel.

Visit morning market in Kalaw, mingling with locals and observe their way of life. You can also purchase local products in market.

Lunch at Kalaw before transfer to train station for a train journey to Shwenyaung. It is nearly 4 hours ride (the train station is located half an hour drive from Nayungshwe, Inle).  The journey from Kawal to Shwenyaung is one of the worlds great train rides and a unique adventure.

Met on arrival in Shwenyaung station and transfer to hotel in Nyaungshwe, Inle. Check in hotel. 

81 Central Inle Hotel
81 Central Inle Hotel
     
     
Inle Lake
Inle Lake

Inle Lake

81 Central Inle Hotel

Boat + Hotel + Station Guide

Breakfast at hotel.

Walk to jetty for boat sightseeing in Inle Lake, the second largest natural lake in Myanmar situated 1320 meter above the sea level among the hazy blue mountains. On the lake's shore and islands are 17 villages on stilts, inhabited by Intha people famous for their unique leg-rowing techniques.

Continue sightseeing in the lake by boat as time allows. Tour highlights are Inle lake floating gardens, villages around the lake, Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, home industries and the NgaPheKyaung Monastery.

Back to hotel and if time allowed, visit to Red mountain Wine Vineyard for sunset and transfer to dinner. Overnight in Inle Lake.

Unique leg-rowing techniques
Unique local leg-rowing technique
     
     
Mandalay
Mandalay

Inle Lake-Heho-Mandalay

Hotel Mandalay

Flight + Car + Hotel

Breakfast at hotel.

Leisure till transfer to airport for flight to Mandalay.  

Met on arrival and transfer to hotel.  

Rest and transfer for dinner.

Overnight at hotel. 

Hotel Mandalay
Hotel Mandalay
 
     
     
Shwenandaw Golden Palace Monastery
Shwenandaw Golden Palace Monastery

Mandalay

Hotel Mandalay

Car + Hotel + Station Guide

Breakfast at hotel.

Station guide will be at hotel and conduct sightseeing in Mandalay, a former Royal capital and culture center of Myanmar.  

Visits will include Shwenandaw Golden Palace Monastery noted for its exquisite wood carving, Kuthodaw Pagoda with 729 stone tablets (known as the World's Biggest Book), the palace, Gold leaf making workshops, Embroidery workshops, and the local market.

We may also visit if time allows the Amarapura, Mahagandayon Monastery a renowned Buddhist monastery, local silk weaving and finally the U Bein Bridge for a beautiful sunset. 

Transfer to dinner and overnight at hotel.

Kuthodaw Pagoda
Kuthodaw Pagoda
     
     
River Cruise
River Cruise

Mandalay-Bagan

Nyaung Oo Thande Hotel

Car + River Cruise + Hotel

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to jetty (early morning) for day cruise to Bagan (RV Panorama which is also called Alliance Myanmar River Cruise).

The river cruise will take 7-8 hours to Bagan enjoying scenic river life and they will stop few villages on the way for excursion.

Met on arrival at jetty and transfer to hotel.

Check in hotel and rest day at leisure. 

The luggages will be taken on the cruise

Nyaung Oo Thande Hotel
Nyaung Oo Thande Hotel
     
     
Ballooning over Bagan
Ballooning over Bagan

 

Bagan

Nyaung Oo Thande Hotel

Breakfast at hotel.

Rest day at leisure for own activities. (Sanon arrangement)

Sanon Training Restaurant
Sanon Training Restaurant
     
     
Mt Popa
Mt Popa
 

Bagan-Mt Popa-Bagan

Nyaung Oo Thande Hotel

Hotel + Car

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Mt. Popa (50 km from Bagan), a extinct vocano with spectacular view over plains of the Bagan which is also a site with numerous spirit images and shrines for spirit & animist worshippers.

Visit Taunkalat Hill( Mt. popa) taking over 700 stairs to the top and observe the local vendors, legends of  37 spirits in Burmese folk religion, and panoramic view.

Lunch at Popa and return to Bagan. Discover few spots in Bagan if time allowed and then back to hotel. Rest day at leisure. 

Moneys at Mt Popa
Monkeys are common in the Mt Popa area
     
     
Bagan Market
Bagan Market

 

Bagan

Nyaung Oo Thande Hotel

Breakfast at hotel.

Rest day at leisure for own activities.

(Sanon arrangement)

 

Sanon Training Restaurant
Sanon Training Restaurant
     
     
Handicraft
Handicraft

 

Bagan

Nyaung Oo Thande Hotel

Hotel + Car

Breakfast at hotel. Continue tour of Bagan. Then proceed sightseeing in Bagan, to historic temples and monuments from 9th to 13th centuries and observe artistry crafts and architecture from the old centuries. 

Highlights also include workshops of two of the region's best known products: handmade lacquer ware and wooden handicrafts. Back to hotel after sightseeing in the afternoon and rest day at leisure

(Sanon Graduation)

Sanon Graduates
Sanon Graduates
     
     
Temples of Bagan
Temples of Bagan

 

Bagan

Nyaung Oo Thande Hotel

Breakfast at hotel.

Day at leisure. 

 
     
     
Shwedagon Pagoda
Shwedagon Pagoda
 

Bagan-Yangon

Royal Pavilion

Hotel+ Flight + Car + Station guide in Yangon Station

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Yangon.

Met on arrival and check in hotel. Then proceed sightseeing in Yangon.

The highlights may also include Shwedagon Pagoda 2,500 years old golden stupa, downtown area, Bogyoke market, and observe ways of Yangon busy life, and other Landmarks such as Yangon River and Royal Lake and enjoy sunset view from where you are.

Back to hotel after the touring and Overnight in Yangon.

Royal Pavilion
Royal Pavilion
     
   
Yangon International Airport
Yangon International Airport
 

Departure

Car

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to airport for departure flight. 

 
     
     

 

ALL PROFIT MADE FROM THIS TOUR WILL GO TO SUPPORTING THE OPERATION OF THE SANON TRAINING RESTAURANT AND ITS STUDENT TRAINING PROGRAM.

YOUR PARTICIPATION WILL DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTE CHANGING THE LIVES OF DISTANDVANTAGED LOCAL YOUTH

 

Expressions of Interest

 

If you would like to make an expression of interest or obtain mor information about our tour please complete the Study Tour Form (click this link).

The closing date for participaing in this tour is the 1st of May 2019. There are only 8 places available so participation will be on a first come first served basis.

 


Our Location

Pyu Saw Hti Street
next to Nyaung U Thante Hotel
Bagan, Myanmar
 
 

Open Hours

April-September: Open Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday).
10.00am-10.00pm
Closed for Thingyan Holidays in April

October-March: Open 7 days. 
10.00am-10.00pm

Note the Kitchen closes at 9.30pm

Got an Inquiry or Question?

Phone: +95 9 45195 1950

Or use Our Contact Form