THE BUSTLING CITY OF YANGON
Get lost in the hustle and bustle of the most commercialized city of Myanmar, Yangon! This place is the perfect mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline.
- 2x nights hotel accommodation with breakfast, service charge and tax included in twin/double sharing room
- All transfers by comfortable air-conditioned cars as per itinerary with mineral water and cold towels (2 bottles of 500ml water per person/day)
- English speaking guides (other languages available with surchage)
- Meals as per itinerary (daily Breakfast; 0 x Lunch; 0 x Dinner)
- All entrance fees as per program, tours and sightseeings including special activities:
- Full-day sightseeing tour of Yangon
- Visit of Shwedagon Pagoda
- Circular Train ride
DAY 1 – YANGON (B/-/-)
Get a taste of the local life as you ride the circular train that goes around the whole city of Yangon (note: whole ride will take 3hrs, we will only ride for 30-45 minutes). Feel as if you’ve transferred back through time; enjoy more of the, ”colonial architecture”, walk through the impressive city hall, superior high court which has a grand clock tower that faces the independence monument, an obelisk structure that stands 165 ft tall. For the highlight of the day “Walking tour of Shwedagon Pagoda” which rises an impressive 322 feet (98 meters) from its base and is said to have been covered with tons of pure gold.
DAY 2 – YANGON (B/-/-)
Visit the famed reclining Buddha (Chauk Htat Gyi) which measures up to 66 meters long, making it one of the largest Buddha in Myanmar. Photo stop at the Karaweik Hall royal floating barge. Then in the afternoon, time for some shopping as you , visit of the most popular bazaar in yangon, the Bogyoke Aung San market.
DAY 3- YANGON (B/-/-)
Morning at your leisure until time for your check out. Transfer to International Airport for departure.
- All International and domestic flight tickets to/from/within Myanmar
- Visa to Myanmar @ USD 50 per person, can be applied online at http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/
- Individual expenses of guests not mentioned in the itinerary (laundry, minibar, extra
- food and beverage out of formed menus or not mentioned in the INCLUSIONS.)
- Tip for guides & drivers, bellboys, boats, restaurants (suggested at USD 6/pax/day)
- Personal travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)
- Any other cost not mentioned in the Inclusions
A Tourist Visa is required for Myanmar. You can process it online for an e-visa prior to travel. (Cost US$50)
Low Season (May–Sep)
The southwest monsoon starts mid-May and peaks from July to September. The dry zone between Mandalay and Pyay gets the least rain. Rain can make roads impassable anywhere (especially in the delta region).
Shoulder Season (Oct–Nov, Mar–Apr)
March to May Yangon often reaches 104ºF (40ºC). Areas around Bagan and Mandalay are hotter. Cooler in the hill towns of Shan State. All forms of transport booked solid during Thingyan in April.
High Season (Dec–Feb)
Rains least (if at all, in some places) and is not so hot. Book accommodation and transport well ahead for this busy travel season.
Do’s and Don’ts:
- Ask before taking a photo; the Burmese can be very shy.
- Locals love a good smile, so make sure you return it as often as you can.
- Don’t point at things (ie. in a market place) with your foot. This is considered very disrespectful.
- Cover your head, shoulders and knees. when visiting religious sites. Visitors must also remove shoes and socks before entering temples.
- The people of Myanmar really appreciate it when tourists take part in their local traditions.
Hello = Min ga la ba
Thank you= Je zu tin ba deh
Sorry= Sorry ba (There is no Burmese word for an apology)
Yes, Answer in the positive = Ho deh
I don’t understand = na ma le bu
Please wait = Kan na leh
It’s Ok, No Worries = Ya ba deh
It is good = Kaung deh