Yangon

Duration

: 1 DAY

Destination

: YANGON

Trip Overview

: Myanmar's largest and most vibrant city, Yangon is a place that many visitors to Myanmar pass by all too quickly. Its historical importance as a trading post means that for centuries it has been home to a fascinating melting pot of ethnicities and religions, and it is host to the largest number of colonial-era buildings in Southeast Asia. Today, it has thriving cultural and social scenes.

Giving the sense of a meeting of cultures, local experience , this 2,600 year old structure contrasts with fading British colonial buildings – past which you might see monks strolling in their purple robes, or barefoot local people chewing on their betel nuts.

The Taste of Yangon

Your first leg of Yangon will begin by walking through the city center, taking in the bustling markets and colonial buildings.
Then, a visit to Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, home to an enormous reclining Buddha whose crown is encrusted with diamonds and beautiful Inya Lake.
After lunch, back to hotel for a relax.
Afternoon return to the city to witness the most sacred Buddhist site in all of Burma—Shwedagon Pagoda. Also known as the Golden Pagoda, the 2,000-year-old hilltop temple complex covers more than twelve acres and dominates the Rangoon skyline.

Price - USD 55 per pax for party of 2 [Include : private transport for transfer and touring,local English speaking guide,Entrance fees for mentioned sites]

Discover British-colonial Architecture and riverside town, Dala

Explore this fascinating Yangon taking in the city’s best examples of British colonial architecture and the winding city streets. Take a stroll to Indian Quarter ,local markets offer an insight into local life ,contemporary art galleries, over 100 year old beautiful Rangoon Synagogue to hear the brief history of Burmese Jewish Community and some interesting stories.
Afternoon, a tour of rural Dala. Take a drive and brief ferry ride about 15 mins and offers great views of the water way. Taking the ferry from Yangon to Dala with the local is unique experience. Thousands people, like small ants, take every day the ferry connecting Yangon with Dala. Most of them vedors, crossing the river to sell their goods.
Upon reaching Dala and after grabbing some food at a street-side stall, we will discover wonderful town and friendly people by trishaw. After visiting a local family to see their workshop, will be back to Yangon by observing life along the river. This tour is great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of rural life in Yangon.
Price - USD 55 per pax for party of 2 [Include: private transport,local guide,ferry boat,trishaw ride in Dala]

Local experience & lunch distribution with nuns.

Depart hotel after breakfast. A short train ride towards north of Yangon. Observe the activities inside the train equally entertaining to the outside landscapes, local attractions, markets and tiny quarters. Leave the train at at North Oakkalar after 30-40 mins ride. Take a walk to awaiting vehicle by passing tiny morning market where fresh product, fruits and goods are on sales. Then, we visit Nunnery school where more than 50 nuns are learning by passing narrow and busy street. On arrival, pay a respect to abbess & participate in an informative discussion with the abbess. Then, observe the nuns preparing their meal and praying before their last meal. Then, lunch distribution and share lunch with nuns. After lunch, transfer to hotel for a relax.
Return to the city in the afternoon . Drive along University Avenue road to witness Yangon University and beautiful Inya Lake . Continue to Hlay Tan market to experience local street foods in the road side market. Enjoy inexpensive local beers and soak up Yangon’s atmosphere at night.
Price - USD 45 per pax for minimum party of 6 [Include: transportation for transfer and touring, local guide, train ride,lunch distribution]

Cycling to Dala & Twante

0830 Am : Meet at Pansodan jetty (meeting point) and check the bikes.
Then, cross the Yangon river to the other side, Dala by ferry boat.
On arrival at Dala, begin on two wheels as your leisurely bike ride through the busy streets, where trishaw, tuk tuk,bike and trucks to Twante about 16 Km. A stop at Bamboo Village where one local family making business with bamboo products.
Continue cycling along the main road to Snake Temple located in the middle of the lake where you can visit the mid-water temple with dwelling pythons. We will take a break here.
We ride to the outskirts by passing rubber plantation and villages before getting your ride at the town, Twante.
Visit Shwe Sandaw pagoda and pottery village in Twante before lunch stop at local restaurant.
Cycle back from Twante to Yangon.

Total Kilometers: 35km
Tour Duration : 0830 Am to 0330 Pm

Price : USD 50 per person for minimum party of 2

Includes : Bike hiring fee , River cross ferry,English speaking escort]
Excludes : Transfer from/to hotel ,Zone/Entrance fees for visit ,Meals & Drinks, Tipping



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