Extensive tour through the capital Yangon with its colonial-style city center, many pagodas, China Town and the colorful markets and idyllic parks scattered throughout the city. The tour offers a great introduction to the culture and people of the country.
Upon arrival at the airport in Yangon, pickup and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Spend the time till later afternoon at your leisure. Then the guide will pick you up and escorts you for sunset to the good 100 meter high gilded Shwedagon Pagoda. After visiting Myanmar’s most holy place the tour continues to Little India. This district will take you straight to India without living Myanmar. Besides the exotic sights, smells and sound you will visit the photogenic Sri Kali Indian temple. The tour leads to Chinatown with its colorful night market, where you visit the Cantonese Kwan Yin temple. Adjoining is the 19th street, famous for its restaurants. Here you can have a delightful meal before transfer back to the hotel.
The tour guide picks you up in the hotel after breakfast and shows the famous Sule Pagoda. Opportunity to let your future been foretold by a fortune teller. On the way to Mahabandoola Park you can admire some of the well preserved colonial buildings. Continue along the Pansodan Street to the river and further on to the Victorian-style Strand Hotel. It is a good place for some refreshments before heading to the Merchant Street for another stop at a Burmese tea shop. The guide will escort you after to a restaurant of your choice where you can have lunch.
In the afternoon visit the 65 meter long reclining Buddha at the Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda. Then head for a stroll through the Bogyoke Aung San market. It is also called Scott Market and has numerous shops, selling all kinds of handicrafts. The last place to visit is the Kandawgyi Park. Enjoy a fantastic sunset, with the outstanding Shwedagon reflecting in the water of the lake. Transfer to your hotel or to a restaurant of your choice.
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Yangon Central Station. You board the Circular Train. During the next hour you can get a good glimpse at the daily life of the locals. It takes you from the city center to the rural area where farmers can be seen doing their work. After one third of the full round trip you disembark and visit a lively fresh food market. The tour continues by car to the Kalaywa Monastery, home to almost 2,000 monks. Before the final transfer to the airport, the guide will escort you to a restaurant of your choice for lunch.
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Air-conditioned car /van and driver
English speaking guide (French and German speaking guides available upon request)
Rates include all entrance fees as per program.
Accommodation as listed on twin sharing basis
Daily breakfast in the hotel (B)
Other meals as per itinerary (L/D)
Domestic flights as per itinerary
Myanmar (Burma) entry visa
Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults with extra bed 70% of adult rate.
Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults without extra bed 50% of adult rate.
Valid only if child travels with two paying adults.