Highlights Of Yangon And Surroundings Tour
Highlights Of Yangon And Surroundings Tour - 4Days
Style: Myanmar Sightseeing Tours
Hightlights: Yangon & surroundings
Description: Description: Visit the world famous golden Shwedagon Pagoda, take a sightseeing to the National Museum and the Sule pagoda, city tour on rickshaw to explore
Day 1: Arrive in Yangon
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your our Guide who will accompany you as you transfer to the hotel. Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes it one of the most fascinating cities in Southeast Asia. This afternoon, your sight seeing begins with a visit to Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, which houses a 70-meter reclining Buddha.
Continue to Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. The central stupa is over 90 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf- a breathtaking and colorful sight which dominates the city skyline. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 2: Yangon
After breakfast, you will transfer to Yangon Railway station to take local circular train journey to the outskirts of town (45 minutes ride). The slowly traveling train gives you a unique opportunity to observe the lively and colorful life of the rural Burmese people. Disembark to visit Insein market where a variety of street vendors sell colorful wares.
Enjoy exploring the market and meeting the friendly locals before returning by road to Yangon. This afternoon enjoy a city tour by car or rickshaw around the colonial area which is filled various historical buildings. Stop for a drink at a local teashop, a great place to soak in the local culture and lifestyle, before traveling along the famous Strand Road to the riverside.
Continue to Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott's Market, where you can browse through the wide selection of Myanmar handicrafts and other goods (Note: closed on Mondays and public holidays). As today comes to a close, take a stroll around colorful Chinatown and visit one of Yangon's Chinese temples.
Overnight in Yangon.
Day 3: Yangon - Bago Or Twante - Yangon
Today you have the choice of visiting two nearby townships to Yangon.
Option 1: After breakfast at the hotel, depart Yangon for the scenic road journey to Bago. Located 80km northwest of Yangon, Bago was the capital of the 6th century Mon kingdom and is filled with historic temples. Your visit in Bago includes Shwethalyaung Temple which houses a beautiful 55-meter long reclining Buddha. You will also visit the Mon-style Shwemawdaw Pagoda, one of the most venerated in Myanmar and its 114 meter spire is taller than the one at Shwedagon Pagoda. Before departing Bago, visit the well-restored former palace, Kambozathadi, which was the marvel of Asia when it was originally built in the 16th century. On the way back to Yangon, stop at the Allied War Cemetery near Htaukkyan. This beautiful, peaceful cemetery is the final resting place for over 27,000 Allied soldiers.
Option 2: After breakfast, your excursion begins with scenic drive to Thwante through Hlaing Tharyar Township, offering a glimpse of life in the countryside outside the capital. Arrive at Thwante, a small village specialized in traditional pottery. Enjoy the scenery as you take a horse cart ride through the small villages and past sights such as the local market. Stop at a ceramics making area where more then twenty family workshops produce ceramic pots using centuries old methods. After lunch, visit Shwesandaw Pagoda and the local jetty before returning to Yangon.
Overnight in Yangon
Day 4: Depart yangon
After breakfast, free at leisure with car and guide at disposal until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Here are some information for whole trip, might you like to book!
- 3 nights accommodation on half twin room basis with daily breakfast
- English-speaking guide
- All transfers with private air-conditioned vehicles with driver
- 1 lunch at local restaurant on day 3
- Entrance fees for the visits
+ Yangon : National Museum, Shwedagon Pagoda, Botahtaung Pagoda, Bogyoke Aung San Museum
+ Bago : Zone Fee
Five common questions travellers ask us
1. In Myanmar, which to visit first?
Visit Bagan first before it is too late. Bagan is the main attraction for most travelers to Myanmar.
Bagan has plenty of pagodas and trees. As a city built on a plain, the best view of the whole area can only be seen from a height. On the ground, most of the pagodas can no longer be climbed. We were informed that only 3 years ago, every pagoda could be accessed, right to the top.
Bagan, however, is more like a street food stall selling local snacks. The snacks are not fancy, but special enough to tempt you to give them a try!
2. What Is the Best Way to Get to Myanmar?
Flying to Myanmar is definitely the best way. Almost everyone arrives at either Yangon or Mandalay international airports,as overland border crossings are difficult for independent travelers and inconvenient for private groups.
Myanmar’s international airline Myanmar Airways International serves Asian destinations only. Not many people enter Myanmar via Nay Pyi Taw airport, in the new (2006) capital of the country.
The best way to reach Myanmar from regions outside Asia is first to fly to a regional hub in Asia, such as Bangkok, Singapore, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong or Kuala Lumpur. Most of these have flight connections to Yangon.
Bangkok is the most popular hub with 20 flights per day flying to Yangon and 2 flights per day to Mandalay. It is only a 1-hour flight from Bangkok to Yangon.
3. What Is the Best Time to Visit Myanmar?
We recommend early February as the best time to visit. February is the last month of the high season, when the number of tourists is decreasing and the weather is still very nice.
High season runs from November to February, with relatively cool weather. Accommodation is often in short supply. Always book as early as possible for that time period.
Dry season runs from October to May while the hottest months are March and June. It is not unusual for temperatures to hit 40°C in these months. The wet season is between June and October. Most visitors avoid visiting Ngapali Beach in the wet season.
4. How do I book the trip?
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5. Do I Need a Visa for Visiting Myanmar?
Citizens of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia and most western countries need a Myanmar visa. Passport holders from Singapore do not need a visa for visits up to 30 days, but they should enter and exit only at international airports
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