Spend five days soaking up the colonial sights and vibrant atmosphere of Yangon, the spiritual capital of Myanmar. Embark on guided and independent sightseeing and learn captivating stories of the city. This really is the perfect Myanmar city stay.
Welcome to Yangon, the commercial and spiritual centre of Myanmar. After your airport transfer to our hotel, the day is free to spend as you wish, acquainting yourself with the bustling streets of downtown Yangon or adjusting to the time difference before the activities of the next day. In the evening there is a welcome meeting from your tour guide.
Today we explore the fascinating city of Yangon and its famous religious monuments. In the heart of downtown we begin with a photo stop in front of Yangon City Hall, before visiting the Sule Pagoda, which is a peaceful place to retreat from the bustle of the city. The pagoda is near Maha Bandoola Park which is encircled by a host of colonial buildings and heritage sites, including Independence Monument and the High Court. We also see the hollow, golden Botahtaung Pagoda before lunch at the Yangon Tea House, which is reminiscent of the grand tea houses of colonial times and serves a delicious cup of traditional tea.
After lunch we take a stroll around the colourful Bogyoke (Scott) Market, which sells an array of goods, including gemstones, handicrafts and clothes. After some retail therapy we visit the giant 70 metre-long reclining Buddha of Chaukhtagyi Paya at Chaukhtagyi Pagoda, which has a crown encrusted in diamonds and other precious stones.
Later this evening we enjoy an excursion to the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar, the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda. Standing at 90 metres tall, the gold leaf central stupa dominates the city’s skyline and turns vivid hues of yellow, orange and red when the sun begins to set.
Overnight: Yangon | Breakfast, Lunch
This morning we drive to Pasondan Jetty, where we cross the Yangon River by local ferry arriving at Dala Village. The village is a striking contrast from bustling Yangon with a relaxed village feel. Sit back and relax as we take a trickshaw, (three-wheeled bicycle taxi) through the small lanes, market streets and friendly village neighborhoods with stops made at points of interest along the way. Returning to Yangoon we take the Yangon Circle Line Train just as thousands of Burmese do each day and discover local life and charactor filled neighbourhood along along our journey. We end the day with a visit to the Gems Museum where precious stones and minerals, mined in the country are displayed. This evening offers free time.
Overnight: Yangon | Breakfast
Spend today in Yangon as you wish, exploring the vibrant city at your own pace. Stop for drinks and a barbeque in buzzing Chinatown, enjoying dishes of rice congee and grilled pork skewers, browse the stalls of Bogyoke Aung San market, walking through the rows of art, rare gems and jewellery, and visit Kandawgyi Park, a tranquil green park where there are many places to eat and drink along the lake. At the heart of Yangon is the downtown area, an easy to navigate centre full of colonial-era buildings and a historical charm. Ask your guide the day before for any suggestions and recommendations to ensure you spend your time here in the best way.
Overnight: Yangon | Breakfast
Today offers free time before hotle check out and included departure transfer to the airport.
Prices & Dates
Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons (or 3 persons if you wish to book a triple) sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' is compulsory for solo travellers or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room and the amount needs to be added to the per person price. The single supplement offers the comfort of your own room and is also available to any other person wanting their own room.
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Rose Garden Hotel, Yangon
Located just a mile from the Shwedagon Pagoda and other attractions, the Rose Garden is an elegant hotel for your stay in Yangon. Enjoy the spacious superior rooms with locally-influenced decor, free Wi-Fi and a range of four-star amenities. The hotel's two restaurants and bar offer delicacies ranging from Burmese to Italian cuisine. Perhaps the highlight of this 7-floor hotel is its 60 ft outdoor pool, perfect for a sunny swim. A gift shop & gallery and 24-hour gym also feature among the hotel's services.