THE BEST YANGON - 3 Days

YANGON

Yangon, once the capital city, is the gateway to Myanmar. Evergreen and cool with lush tropical trees, shady parks and beautiful lakes. Yangon has earned the name of "the Garden City of the East." Founded by King Alaungphaya on the site of a small settlement called Dagon when he conquered Lower Myanmar in 1755. Yangon means "End of Strife" which was anglicised to Rangoon after the British annexed Myanmar in 1885. Towering almost 100 metres above the green city-scope of Yangon, the luminous Shwedagon Pagoda is the landmark visible from miles around. One of the wonders of the world, the Shwedagon is believed to have been built more than 2500 years ago. Other highlights are the colossal Reclining Buddha of Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, Kaba Aye (World Peace Pagoda) and the Great Cave, Botahtaung Pagoda, Sule Pagoda with unique architectural features, the Buddha images of Mailamu Pagoda, National Museum, Bogyoke Aung San Park and Kandawgyi (Royal Lake), the famous shopping centre Bogyoke Market, the Zoological Garden and the People Square and People's Park. Yangon night life can be experienced at 19th Street and around City Central Plazas where restaurants, music pubs and Karaoke lounges are located.

 

For those seeking for urban adventure activities we can also organize several day escape tours from Yangon such as Henry’s Village Home for countryside trekking, cooking and village activities tour, bike adventure to the Old Dhammazedi Road, Dala and Riverside Villages by bike, Yangon cooking class, Beyond Yangon with public transports and a fabulous day to Wingabaw Elephant and etc.

 

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 330
2 Pax: 205
3-4 Pax: 190
5-7 Pax: 145
8-15 Pax: 130

 

For inquiry or booking, email to greenseasontravel@gmail.com

Day 1
Shwedagon in the evening and visit China town night market – half day tour (Drinks & BBQ)

Visiting Shwedagon in the evening is a great idea to go and our car will drop us at one of the walkways out of four to the pagoda. Shwedagon is one of the wonders of the religious world. Visitors to Shwedagon can see hundreds of colorful temples, stupas, and statues that reflects the architectural era spanning almost 2500 years. We’ll meet many local pilgrims at Pagoda platform saying their prayers. Once can look around significant religious buildings and Buddha Images on the pagoda platform. A very peaceful and awesome visit to Shwedagon is in the evening. Temperature is cooling down and the breeze comes from all directions. Our guide will explain you the great history of Shwedagon and Buddhist’ people ways of life. After the Shwedagon pagoda visit, we’ll continue to the China town (famous as 19th Street in Yangon), strolling through the night market and taste a bowl of noodle soup, BBQ and to have drinks sitting among the locals. This is indeed a perfect evening that you’ll experience in Yangon.

Day 2
Yangon city tour – full day (L)

Yangon, once the capital city, is the main gateway to Myanmar. In November 2005, quite unexpectedly, the government announced that newly constructed city of Nay Pyi Taw in central Myanmar was to be the nation’s capital. Despite the government upping sticks for the new capital, Yangon remains the commercial and diplomatic capital and by far the largest city. It was founded by King Alaungpaya when he conquered Lower Myanmar in 1755. He built a new city on the site of formerly known as Dagon. He named it as Yangon which means “End of Strife”. The king hoped that his struggles would be over. Yangon became an important seaport after the destruction of Thanlyin in 1756. Yangon was occupied by the British after the second Anglo-Myanmar War in 1852 and it was Anglicised to Rangoon. The city was modelled and constructed by lieutenant Fraser, a British officer of the Engineering Corporation. The city was laid out on a chessboard pattern with wide roads running North to South and East to West. The present-day Yangon covers 350 km and has a population of over 7-millions. The luminous Shwedagon Pagoda where the relics of four Buddhas were enshrined is the landmark visible from miles around. A visit to Yangon is incomplete without a visit to Shwedagon. Yangon guide will discuss with you to choose the timing to go either in the morning before 10am or evening around 5pm after we’ve seen other highlights in Yangon. Other places of interest are Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha Image, Bogyoke Market, Kandawgyi Lake, Botahtaung Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, downtown Yangon with colonial era buildings, China town and a night life of Yangon. Lunch is included.

Day 3
Village life along the Old Dhammazedi Road – full day tour (L)

An exciting day is ahead of us as we’re going to follow parts of the old Dhammazedi Road (used by former Bago kings to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda) and meet countryside communities, from farmers to village teachers. From Yangon (or from Bago) we drive in about 2 hours towards Kawa where mountain bikes are ready for a trip through the country side to Ohn Ne. The bike trip is about 2.5 hours (29 km), partly unpaved, all flat road. We visit the beautiful monastery and continue by car to Thakala. Our host family is waiting for us in this small town to accompany us by bike, boat, motorbike or on foot (45 min) - depending on the season and the path conditions - to their community. Htee Tan village is a traditional village showcasing typical life: it has a village pond where water is collected during the raining season so the villagers have water to drink, wash, and cook during the dry season. There is a village school, a monastery that serves as a community centre, there is no electricity, no running water or even wells. A quiet community where people have been living for ages and stay together in good times and bad times. A family style lunch awaits us, followed by a stroll around the town. In the afternoon, we continue by car towards Thongwa to visit the lively market before crossing the river and arrive in downtown Yangon.

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THE BEST YANGON

  • All transfers and transport as per the program with a private A/C car
  • All meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Service English speaking stationed guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Bike rental
  • Bike pick up and drop off
  • Home cooked lunch
  • Community involvement costs
  • Water, drinks and snacks
  • Cold towel

THE BEST YANGON

  • Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Personal expenses
  • All drinks
  • Visa fees and/or visa authorization
  • Tips
  • Other expenses that not mentioned on the itinerary