Let Yangon Take You For a Ride
- 6-7 hours
Total price tool tip
- *Approx package price
Ride the rails with a local guide on this Yangon tour which takes you out of the city centre, into neighbourhoods not often seen by tourists. See Chinatown and Little India, as well as markets, shops, and spiritual spots with the train providing the perfect loop for seeing and experiencing them all. <strong>Proceeds from all Yangon tours departing on February 28, 2015 will be donated to the #hopeforSkye campaign to help children with Sanfilippo Syndrome. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.urbanadventures.com/blog/blueskyforskye.html">urbanadventures.com/blog/blueskyforskye</a>.</strong>
* Dive right into the middle of local life in Yangon
* Jump on the local commuter rail network and transit through the entire metropolitan area
* Visit a bustling, lively local vegetable market and rub elbows with locals
* Taste local Burmese cuisine at our favourite lunch spot and visit a local tea shop
* Meander through busy streets of Yangon to discover local vendors and sites rarely experienced by tourists
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Dress in Burma (Myanmar) is conservative, so lightweight, long-sleeved clothing is appropriate. Skirts, dresses, and shorts should be knee-length or below. Wear comfortable walking shoes and check the weather before you leave, and come equipped with sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and a raincoat if necessary.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guide and driver, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Go beyond the city centre and see a real cross-section of life in Yangon. Hop on the slow train for a unique Yangon city tour that will allow you to observe the lively and colourful happenings of the local urban lifestyle.
From our meeting point, we’ll head to the Central Railway Station to catch the circular train, a commuter rail network that services the Yangon Metropolitan Area. This 45.9 kilometer, 39-station loop connects several satellite towns and suburban areas, and is one of the best ways to discover the real Yangon.
We’ll be experiencing the entire three-hour loop with a pitstop at Da Nyin Gone Station to visit a lively local market. We’ll spend about 45 minutes wandering through the stalls, meeting vendors, and observing the local way of life in Yangon. You’ll learn about the commodities that are basic necessities for life here, and perhaps grab a coffee or tea from one of the local shops.
Our Yangon tour will continue as we get back on the train and head towards downtown to Pazundaung station. In Pazundaung, we’ll enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants, where we’ll participate in a favourite local pastime – people-watching.
After lunch, we’ll hit the road, walking along the busy local streets lined with bike repair shops, tire sellers, as well as vendors selling everything from betel nuts to Burmese buns. Before we finish our Yangon walking tour, we’ll pop into St. Mary’s Cathedral to see how it differs from the other churches in the city.
By now you’ll have a full taste of Yangon, near and far, including its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage, evident throughout the city and its suburbs. If you're looking for a more unique way to tour Yangon, we're pretty sure this is it.