Yangon Highlights & Classic Tours
No visit to Myanmar is complete without pausing, even briefly, in Yangon, Mandalay, sublime Inle Lake, and of course the vast plain of Bagan dotted with hundreds of ruins. Although most travelers visit these places, we'll ensure your time is spent adequately canvasing these highlights but also experiencing most enjoyable aspect of travel in Myanmar — immersion into the myriad of fascinating cultures and picturesque landscapes that leaves most of our travelers to claim Myanmar as their all-time favorite trip. Browse some of our recommended itineraries below, then contact us to plan your entirely unique and custom tour.
Yangon In Depth
For those with only a limited time, or if you are based in Asia looking for a quick getaway, this short trip is a colorful introduction to the sights, sounds, and people of Myanmar in the former capital city.
Day 1 | Arrive Yangon
Arrive on direct flight from Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, or Bangkok into Yangon. Transfer to the hotel and begin sightseeing in the city's small downtown area, visiting Chaukhtatkyi, the famous colossal reclining Buddha, pausing for a photo op on the serene Kandawgyi lake and then onto Shwedagon Pagoda, the golden spire visible from throughout the city and the symbol of the country. Overnight Yangon at the Governor's or other.
Day 2 | Yangon sightseeing
Continued sightseeing in Yangon, visting with a traditional puppet master in his home, learning about the history of puppetry (Asia's original "cinema") and witinessing a delightful example of how the puppets are manipulated. For lunch, breaking at one of Yangon's tea shop, a traditional gatering place for locals where we will enjoy delicious sweet tea and snacks, and small dishes while people watching. After, exploring the National Museum, filled with cultural exhibits and rare artifacts from Myanmar's history. After, visit to a family run cottage industry where glass is hand blown and later on stroll around Botahtaung Pagoda which also houses ancient relics and artifacts from Myanmar's past.
Day 3 | Twante Excursion
This morning cruising on a local ferry (or private boat) up the Yangon River to the pottery making village of Twante. In addition to the local atmosphere on the ferryboat, enjoy this quiet village and see the interesting process of making clay pots. Return to Yangon by car and in the afternoon visit the famous Scott market, a sprawling nearly century-old complex filled with handicrafts of Myanmar. At dusk, walking through the Indian Quarter near Sule Pagoda downtown, which comes alive at night, with street markets and alleyways lined with vendors setting up for the evening in a scene from the streets of Bombay.
Day 4 Yangon departure
After breakfast, strolling through Bogyoke market, known as Scott's Market in the British times for last-minute shopping before returning to airport for flight home.
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