Be mesmerized in Yangon and surrounding by doing more exciting things than normal visits in town. On this walking tour, you will explore more in depth history of each and every colonial buildings and structures in this interesting city and daily lives and commutes of local people in this lively city. The exciting shopping in local market, the fascinating local ferry across the Yangon river and authentic and engaging activities in the small little town in the Yangon neighborhood.
Yangon Circular Train City Tour Duration: Full day Tour Pick Up: 09:00am @ your hotel (City area) Drop Off: 04:00pm @ your hotel (City area) Take the Yangon Circular Railway for a scenic ride around this diverse region. Enjoy the dynamic views on the journey as a professional guide helps you navigate your way to the Insein Township for a market visit. Then explore the neighbourhood and back to the downtown by local taxi. A friendly local guide provides pickup at your hotel before you head to the lively railway station for a true Burmese experience. Locate the correct train and set off, gazing out of the window as you pass the changing scenery and communities. Upon arrival at the Insein township, make your way to the popular fresh market. Take advantage of the opportunity to try an exotic fruit and a savory snack from one of the numerous vendors lining the streets. After exploring the area, you will drive back to downtown Yangon to experience evening Market on the Strand Road and Little India neighborhoods on a short walking tour. In addition to the bustling markets, you discover the numerous monuments and places of worship, before ending your tour with a transfer back to your hotel.
Bago Day Tour Duration: Full day Tour Pick Up: 08:00am @ your hotel (City area) Drop Off: 05:00pm @ your hotel (City area) Your visit in Bago begins at Shwethalyaung Temple which houses a beautiful 55-meter long reclining Buddha. Take a short visit to a nearby Mon neighbourhood, a charming, quiet area typical of many rural neighbourhoods in Myanmar. Continue to the Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated in Myanmar and whose 114 meter spire is taller than the one at Shwedagon Pagoda. From here, we take a 15 minute walk to nearby Hinthar Gone Pagoda. The walk passes by many monasteries and nunneries and is a great opportunity to see the simple, peaceful lives of the monks and nuns. At Hinthar Gone Pagoda there is an extravagant nat shrine with dozens of statues and offerings. Depending on the day, you may have the chance to witness a traditional nat dance. (Note: Schedule depends upon donor offering; can only be confirmed one day before arrival). We will stop for lunch at local restaurant. Next, visit Bago’s strangest, and some would say creepiest, sight. Nearby Kanbawzathadi Palace, the Snake Monastery is a pilgrimage site to see the 9 meter, and reportedly century old, Burmese Python. The monastery is devoted to a Buddhist abbot who was reborn as a python. On the way back to Yangon, if time allows, stop at the Allied War Cemetery near Htaukkyan. This beautiful, peaceful cemetery is the final resting place for over 27,000 Allied soldiers.
Dhala and Twante Day Trip Duration: Full day tour Pick Up: 09:00am @ your hotel (City area) Drop Off: 05:00pm @ your hotel (City area) After breakfast, to board a ferry at the bustling Nanthida Jetty to cross the Yangon River to Dhala. Upon arrival to Dhala, travel by local trishaw through the town to visit the market and interact with the friendly locals and then continue to Twante by car. Reaching Twante, we’ll go ashore to explore this peaceful town which is known for its pottery. We will stop at local restaurant for lunch. During your visit you will see many local potteries using traditional methods to craft earthenware, pass by rural neighborhoods and meet friendly locals. You’ll also travel by local horse cart through the town streets, passing by the market and Shwesandaw Pagoda. Late afternoon return to Yangon.
Multiculturalism in Yangon Duration: Full day Tour Pick Up: 09:00am @ your hotel (City area) Drop Off: 04:00pm @ your hotel (City area) One of the exciting aspects of travelling in Myanmar is the fact that the country has been closed and therefore unchanged for so many years. The population consists out of more than a 100 different nationalities and races (who often preserved their own dialect, customs, food and religious backgrounds) Only in Yangon you can visit 8 different places of worship in a day. During this full day tour we visit Indian town, China town and the National museum to see a display of the traditional dress of the main groups of people living in Myanmar. It’s also a day to discover the different religious backgrounds of the population and we will visit a Buddhist pagoda, a Christian church, a mosque, a synagogue, a Hindu temple, a Chinese temple, a Sikh temple and a place where spirits are honoured.
Temples & pagodas in Bago and a train ride back Duration: Full day Tour Pick Up: 09:00am @ your hotel (City area) Drop Off: 05:00pm @ your hotel (City area) Bago (about 1, 5 hour drive from Yangon) used to be the capital of Myanmar under king Bayinnaung (till 1819). It is an excellent place to visit and see the remains of a former capital, especially if you don’t have enough time to visit Mandalay or Bagan. In the morning we stop at a local market in Insein township just north of Yangon to buy some fruits and snacks for on the way and we pay respect to the thousands of allied soldiers buried at the Taukkyan War cemetery. In Bago city we will visit the Kyatkha Wain monastery, which is one of the largest in the country. We will try to arrive in time to see the preparations from the monks for lunch. Our own lunch is taken at a local restaurant. During the afternoon we visit Shwemawdaw Pagoda as well as the Shwetalyaung Buddha and the remains of the former palace. We return to Yangon by train to see a different way of local live and country side.
Yangon’s hidden neighborhoods Duration: Half day (morning) Pick Up: 09:00am @ your hotel (City area) Drop Off: 01:00pm @ your hotel (City area) Mingle with the locals during an energetic trip using public transportation to see lesser known parts of this vibrant city using taxis, train, ferry and trishaw. Scratching under the surface of the city, you will visit locals markets, small workshops where pagoda accessories are made and cross the river to see “rural Yangon” to get a taste of local live. Your guide will pick you up from the hotel by taxi to go to the main station for a fun ride to one of the oldest, colonial stations in the country. From here you continue on foot crossing lively markets and taste 5 different local snacks and see how food is produced – an interesting sight. We leave Dala town behind us and return to your hotel by ferry and taxi
Yangon Day Tour with Memorable Activities Duration: Full Day Pick Up: 07:00am @ your hotel (City area) Drop Off: 07:00pm @ your hotel (City area) Escape the hustle & bustle of busy downtown Yangon, on one of our most popular day tours. Explore hidden backstreets and the Indian village of Dala, alongside quaint villages and colorful markets on the River Island. We undertake river crossings alongside cycling on this tour. Perfect for those who wish to explore the rural Myanmar. After that, you will transfer to your hotel for a short rest. Then, the guide will pick you around 3:30 PM for the street food tour. We will walk along narrow streets filled with food vendors, you’ll explore many different kinds of food from our handpicked locations. Continuing on the trip, we’ll enjoy a specific street food with Indian influence, a dish that can serve as an appetizer to ease the hunger before heading to a local tea house to enjoy a bowl of noodles which has contributed to the diversity of the myriad of local ethnic minorities, this is also a must-try dish while you are in Myanmar. Our last stop along the Yangon Street food tour consists of a Burmese’s dessert place. Let’s explore Yangon street foods to taste at least 8 different types of snacks.
Explore the Mystery of Yangon Duration: Full day Tour Pick Up: 08:00am @ your hotel (City area) Drop Off: 07:00pm @ your hotel (City area) Set off for a day tour of Yangon’s highlights. As a city relatively uninfluenced by the outside world, Yangon has maintained its rich colonial and spiritual heritage and is considered one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia. This morning you will embark upon a walking tour in downtown Yangon to discover the other religions practiced in Myanmar. Begin with Kheng Hock Keong Temple, Chinatown’s largest temple, and continue on visiting mosques, churches, Hindu temples and a synagogue. As you tour, your guide will explain the rich diversity of the religions in Yangon and from him you will learn about offerings and blessings in each place of worship. Beyond the major regions, you’ll also discover local Burmese traditions such as ancestor worship, Nat worship, astrology and the lottery. Along the way, you will see many fascinating historic buildings and the bustling life on Yangon’s downtown streets. In the afternoon, a visit to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda provides a great overview of Buddhism. Home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha, the feet of the statue are carved with traditional symbols. Many locals visit Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda to pay homage and pray among the many murals depicting the life of Buddha. Sip authentic tea at a local tea shop and relax as you observe Burmese life. Next, you will travel to Kandawgyi Park. Visit the glittering Karaweik barge, a replica of the royal barge, and take a stroll around the lake with views of Shwedagon in the background. You will continue to Shwedagon Pagoda. Said to enshrine strands of Buddha’s hair and other holy relics, this is the most revered Buddhist temple. Although the origins of the pagoda are unclear, the local legend claims that the original structure was built 2500 years ago then renovated several times until taking its current shape in the 15th century. The 8-sided central stupa is 99 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf and is surrounded by 64 smaller stupas. As you marvel at the breathtaking structures and holy ambiance, your guide will share with you the customs and traditions of Buddhism.
Yangon Half Day Tour Duration: Half Day Tour Pick Up: 12:30pm @ your hotel (City area) Drop Off: 07:00pm @ your hotel (City area) You will drive by car to visit the city center and stroll around Mahabandoola Park’s colonial courthouse and the city hall. Next, travel on foot around the colonial area with various historical buildings. Then continue to Botahtaung Pagoda and Jetty, enjoying the local lives around the area. Then, you will drive by car to visit the Mawtin Jetty and witness the busy riverside activities on Yangon River. Peruse the daily market of fruits, sweets and other foodstuffs. Travel to Night market for another market visit and sample traditional Chinese delicacies. Venture through the stalls selling everything from flowers to seafood, spices to fresh tofu. Nearby is 19th Street, a popular place to have draught Myanmar Beer, together with vegetable and meat sa-tays (BBQ), in the evening. Then you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Culinary and Cultural sites of Yangon Duration: Full day Tour Pick Up: 08:00am @ your hotel (City area) Drop Off: 07:00pm @ your hotel (City area) This morning, begin with a visit to a local market with an experienced chef. Learn about the various spices, vegetables and other ingredients used in Burmese cuisine as you buy the ingredients for your personal cooking lesson. And you will learn and cook an authentic Myanmar meal of delicious traditional dishes. Then, enjoy your own prepared Burmese lunch. This afternoon, take a short break at your hotel and then continue with a visit to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which houses a 70-meter reclining Buddha. Then, visit Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. The 8-sided central stupa is 99 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf. It is surrounded by 64 smaller stupas. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point. From Shwedagon continue the bustling Kandawgyi Park. Dine and enjoy local bands with the locals who come to enjoy the fresh air. You will have good photos of illuminated Karaweik Royal Barge, Shwedagon Pagoda and surrounding lake.
Historical, Cultural & Religious Highlights of Yangon Duration: Full day Tour Pick Up: 08:00am @ your hotel (City area) Drop Off: 07:00pm @ your hotel (City area) This Yangon Full day Tour will start with a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, which is the image of Myanmar or the guardian image of all people. Shwedagon is shining in its gold with the height of 326 feet about 100 meters high, the whole stupa is decorated with gold leaves and plates with a crown or umbrella decorated with thousands and thousands of jewelleries. Then you will continue to U Thant's House, the house of the third Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971, the first non-European to hold the position. He held the office for a record 10 years and one month (3,684 days) (opens Fri, Sat, Sun: 10:00 am to 5:00pm). Next you will visit the is a term Bogyoke Aung San Museum established in 1962,15 years after the assassination of Bogyoke. Bogyoke in Myanmar used for General. The museum was the home of the General before he was assassinated. Bogyoke Aung San lived in peace and harmony with his family with three children. The 2 storey-building displayed with furniture, photos, dresses, books, and the car used by Bogyoke Aung San and his family. (opens from Tuesdays to Sunday: 9:00am to 5:00pm). Afterwards, enjoy lunch at House of Memorial Restaurants. This afternoon, continue to the historical "Scott Market", where you can see the life of people and local products like woven materials, wood and stone carvings, jewellery and gems. Then precede walking through the Indian district, where you can see their daily life by selling all kinds of old and junks for electrical appliances, those seems to be worthless but eventually not for some particular customers. You will visit a synagogue and see the city hall as well as the independence monument in the Mahabandula Park as you reach to Sule Pagoda which is the spot that represents center of Yangon, surrounded by High Court, Immanuel Church, Isalamic Mosque convincing the visitors that Myanmar has a freedom of Religion. Continue walking along the Pansodan Road, where colonial buildings line up on your both sides. On the way, you can also visit the historical hotel named "Strand Hotel", which was built since 1901 and is a hotel in the list of the Yangon City Heritage. If you like, you can have a cup coffee or tea (at your own account) in the cafe of the legendary Strand Hotel. Then proceed to the Pansodan Jetty passing by the central post office. Finally you will visit the Bothahtaung jetty and Bothahtaung pagoda, which is an ancient arrival port of entry to Yangon.
Yangon – Syriam Excursion Tour Duration: Full day Tour Pick Up: 09:00am @ your hotel (City area) Drop Off: 05:00pm @ your hotel (City area) After breakfast, leave for Syriam called Thanlyin in Myanmar. An ancient trading centre established by Arakan monarch during 14th to 16th century, a church built by Italian missionary is still for the witness. The trader Mr Phillip Debrito (in the middle of 16th century) who was to be told about for his rebellious acts against Myanmar king and finally defeated and sentenced to death by impalement, one unique pagoda in the middle of Mhaw Woon river, called Yay Le Phaya is the land mark image of Syriam, a visit will give you an everlasting long memory of Syriam, in addition to those interest there is a golden stupa called Kyaik Khauk Pagoda as a replica of Shwedagon Pagoda. A trip will take 45 minutes’ drive by crossing one of the longest bridges in Myanmar. There are other interests like pagodas and market awaits the visitors for individual choice. Late afternoon, drive back to Yangon.