Spiritual Pagodas of Yangon

3-Day Yangon & Shwedagon Pagoda Tour - Myanmar (Burma)

Prices from £158 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


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Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar and the former capital boasts many attractions including the beautiful Kandawgyi lake and the 140-meter reclining Buddha. However, by far the most captivating sight is the Buddhist temple Shwedagon Paya, which towers over the city at an impressive 325 feet! Cloaked in gold leaf and thousands of diamonds it’s one of the most sacred sites in Buddhism. On this 2-night trip, you'll explore Yangon's highlights with an English speaking guide, sample authentic Burmese delicacies and visit a traditional fortune teller.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer on arrival
  • City tour with English-speaking guide including Burmese breakfast & lunch

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Arrival in Yangon

On arrival in Yangon you’ll be met by a local driver and transferred to your hotel. Your accommodation is located next to Kandawgui lake with its historic sights and tasty restaurants. The hotel itself has some impressive views of the Shwedagon Pagoda too. Depending on your arrival time you might be able to take a wander through the city enjoying your first glimpse of Yangon.

Arrival in Yangon

Shwedagon Pagoda - Half day tour with guide

This morning your guide will pick you up from your hotel and begin your half day tour behind the golden façade of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Your guide will show you a different perspective of the city and Buddhist religion, exploring the history of the pagoda, the daily lives of the people living around it and how the spiritual belief is mixed with the belief in nats – the Myanmar spirits.

Shwedagon Pagoda - Half day tour with guide

This intriguing half day tour, starting from the bottom of the hill and passing through the workshops, markets and monasteries, will be useful or even essential to understand more of the country during the rest of your journey. The tour includes a traditional Burmese breakfast, offerings to monks and the pagoda, a visit to a fortune teller and a Burmese lunch, what better way to start your trip!

The Daily Commute & Hidden Neighbourhoods

Mingle with the locals during an energetic trip using public transportation to see lesser known parts of this vibrant city. Travel by train, ferry, trishaw and taxi as you scratch under the surface of the city – visiting locals markets, handicraft workshops and gain a real taste of local life! Enjoy colonial railway stations, lively markets and rural Yangon – a truly authentic experience.

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After breakfast today you’ll wave a fond farewell to Yangon as you’re collected from your hotel and transferred to the bus station or airport to head to your next destination in Myanmar as your adventure continues.

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"Travelling to Myanmar is like going back in time, full of surprising beauty and warm welcomes. Like most people, sunrise over Bagan temples was my most unforgettable highlight."

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