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4 Days / 3 Nights - Tour
Insight into Yangon
Union of Myanmar

Day 1 Arrival Yangon
Arrival at Yangon airport in the morning. Transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, visit Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to see a huge reclining Buddha image. Stop alongside Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake to take photographs over the lake towards Shwedagon. Enjoy the sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, famous worldwide - its golden stupa is the 'heart' of Buddhist Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar people praying and making offerings at Shwedagon, and it's a fascinating place to spend time watching the world go by. Dinner and accommodation at Hotel, Yangon.
Dinner

Day 2 Yangon - A WALKING TOUR
Breakfast. A full day in downtown Yangon. First, drive through the colonial style buildings downtown, the Chinatown area and the Indian quarter to the river. Walk along Yangon River to see the busy harbor area, from where ferries leave for Pathein in the Delta and for upcountry towns along the Ayeyarwady River. Continue by trishaw to Botathaung Pagoda, located close to Yangon River and said to contain Buddha relics. Walk on to 50th street, the "un-official" home of expatriates in Yangon for Lunch. Continue by blue taxi to Bogyoke (Scott) Market (closed on Mondays and Public Holidays) to see Myanmar's wide range of handicrafts. Also stop at FMI Centre, Yangon's prime shopping center, where you find some good jewellery shops, a computer shop with software at a bargain and a clothing shop, which sells export quality shirts and pants at local prices. Enjoy a coffee at Aroma Café (Sule Pagoda Road), the Myanmar version of Starbucks Coffee. Return to hotel. Early evening, return to downtown for a walk on the busy streets. In the evening the pavement turns into a night-market with a variety of goods on display. Walk from Pansodan Bridge, through Anawrahta Street, the downtown bus-station, Sule Pagoda lit-up at night, to Mahabandoola Street and onwards through the smaller side streets to Thein Gyi Ze, the co-operative market. After closing hours of the market, the nightlife of Yangon goes into full swing …… Chinese dinner at Royal Garden Restaurant, including a cultural show. Accommodation at Hotel, Yangon.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Twante - Rural Yangon
Breakfast. A morning trip to rural Yangon. Located on the other side of the Yangon River, Twante village has very much retained its original character. We will take a local taxi to the jetty and take a local ferry across the river. Once across, a one-hour drive by local taxi will take us to Twante. The road is extremely bumpy and you should be prepared for an uncomfortable yet very interesting ride, which provides a glimpse of life on and along the famous Twante Canal. After a visit to Shwesandaw Pagoda we can take a trishaw to the pottery area where a large part of the population in Twante is engaged in producing pottery. Walking through the many workshops where locals are busy molding pots, we will be able to observe this very traditional craft. Before returning to Yangon by local taxi and ferry, we will take a boat ride along Twante Canal. Late Lunch at a typical Biriani Restaurant downtown (Nilar Restaurant). This afternoon, visit Yangon's unique Glass Factory, which has changed very little over the years. See skilled craftsmen hand-blowing glass and creating original glassware which is sold to hotels and restaurants all over Myanmar. Also visit the antique shop of Madame Thair and Augustine (these are private collections and shops might be closed). Other stops can be made at "Traditions" at Micasa, the Green Elephant House, famous for specially designed lacquerware and rattan, the Yangon Womens Home, or J's Irrawaddy Dream, famous for Myanmar textiles. In the evening, Dinner at Sabai Sabai Restaurant, the best Thai Restaurant in town. After dinner, have a drink at Mr. Guitar Café, Yangon's best music cafe. Accommodation at hotel, Yangon.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Yangon departure
Breakfast. Later in the morning, visit the newly renovated National Museum (if open) and see the Lion's Throne. Enjoy a farewell lunch at Le Planteur, Yangon's finest French Restaurant. In the afternoon car & guide at disposal. Day at leisure until transfer to the airport for departure by ….
Breakfast, Lunch

Included

Same guide throughout the whole tour, with the language guide of your choice (English, Italian, French or German - other language guides available on request)
Full board throughout the tour, starting with dinner on Day 1 and ending with lunch on the last day
Accommodation in hotels as specified above
Transportation by air-conditioned cars, minibuses or buses
Boat trips as specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees
International airport tax

Not Included

Services not mentioned in the itinerary
All other expenses of a personal nature

Notes

* The above tour is designed to give you a real "insight" into Yangon and includes visits to many local non-tourist places.
* Clients should be advised that the tour means walking on broken pavements, and it could of course be very hot and humid in the city.
* The reward for any discomfort is the opportunity to see "the real Yangon".

 

 
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