Local markets, diverse neighbourhoods – see a different side to Yangon on this mini adventure
Got a few days to explore Myanmar's former capital? Discover both the highlights and some hidden gems of Yangon on this short (but sweet) city adventure. Visit gold-plated pagodas and statues, stroll through peaceful city parks and learn about the history, religion and stories of Myanmar from a knowledgable local guide. The next day, experience a comprehensive cross-section of local society on as you ride the rails on Yangon's circular train, stopping off at markets, cathedrals, tea shops and a local lunch hotspot along the way. In just two days you'll get a thorough insight into the heritage, culture and people of Yangon.
TRIP CHANGES FOR 2019:
This trip will be discontinued in 2019. Travellers wishing to see the most of Myanmar in a short time are recommended to check out our Myanmar Highlights (TRSH) trip.
Explore the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda and gain insight into Buddhism in Myanmar from your local guide.
Learn about Genaral Aung San, father of Aung San Suu Kyi and the founder of modern Myanmar, at a local museum.
See a less touristy side of Yangon as you ride the full length of the city's circular train, passing through outlying towns and local neighbourhoods.
Taste local Burmese cuisine at one of our favourite lunch spots, and visit a local tea shop in town.
We visit a number of temples on this trip, which requires a certain level of modesty. Please bring clothes that cover the arms, as well as pants/skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
This trip is operated by one of our local partners in Myanmar. Please note that your group may be made up of travellers booked through Intrepid as well as other companies. You'll be escorted by an experienced local guide.
With the flexibility of daily departures, there is a chance you may end up travelling solo on this trip. You will always have a local guide with you, however, and all included activities remain the same.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Yangon Short Break trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. This Short Break Adventure begins from the joining point hotel at 2pm on Day 1 and finishes with a drop off at the same hotel at 3pm the following day. Please take this into consideration when booking flights and accommodation.
2. Pick-up will take place between 1.30 - 2.00 pm from the Asia Plaza Hotel. (Please see Day 1).
3. If you require pick up from the alternative pick up point at the Summit Parkview Hotel Yangon, please inform your booking agent at least 14 days prior to departure.