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Tradition and Culture Small-Group Tour in Yangon, Including Shwedagon Pagoda Visit

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USD 51.00
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This half-day Yangon tour with a knowledgeable guide immerses you in the local life of Myanmar (Burma), which has a fascinating history infused with rich cultural traditions. Explore some of the city’s iconic attractions, including a pagoda, park, museum and market. Wander through a local residential neighborhood and the beautiful Kandawgyi Park, and marvel at the beauty of the Shwedagon Pagoda with its golden dome. Numbers are limited to 12 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group.
  • On a Yangon culture tour, discover Myanmar’s Buddhist rituals
  • Learn from locals about life in Yangon
  • Includes tea or coffee in a Yangon teahouse
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off from a central location
What to Expect
Meet a guide in Yangon for the trip to Chaukhtatgyi Paya, whose massive and intricately decorated reclining Buddha is among the city’s most important religious sights; you may see monks from nearby monasteries leaving offerings. Next, walk through a local neighborhood to Kandawgyi Park, where you’ll enjoy views of Shwedagon Pagoda across Kandawgyi Lake. Pause for a refreshing tea or coffee in a local teahouse; this is a great time to discover the distinctive way that Myanmar’s people prepare these drinks. The final stop is the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, one of Myanmar’s undisputed highlights. There, you’ll learn about the role Buddhism plays in daily life, watch locals and monks offer devotions, and admire the shrines that surround the central golden dome. After visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda, the tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
At Independence Monument in Maha Bandula Park
Departure Time
2:00 PM
Return Details
At Independence Monument in Maha Bandula Park, Downtown Yangon
  • Transport by coach
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Tea or coffee
  • Entry/Admission - Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Entry/Admission - Bogyoke Aung San Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Kandawgyi Park
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Dress in Myanmar is conservative, so lightweight, long-sleeved clothing is appropriate. Skirts, dresses, and shorts should be knee-length or lower. Wear comfortable walking shoes and check the weather before you leave
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a raincoat if necessary
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 20 May 2019

Our guide Peter, I believe his real name is Htut, was fantastic and took us around some of the most culturally significant places in Yangon. He also gave us a detailed history of Myanmar along with some of the more recent challenges faced by this...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Young B
Yangon_UA, Manager at Yangon Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

Yes, Peter is an amazing guide. He always receives great reviews for doing great job. And thank you so much for your recommendation. Hope to see you on another UA tour. Best.Day,Ever, Phyoe

Reviewed 8 May 2019

We joined the Yangon tour on April 20 after visiting Tokyo. We stayed in Myanmar for 2 days basically to see Shwedagon Pagoda and spend easter Sunday in St Mary's Cathedral before heading back to Sydney Australia. I decided to get a half day tour...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Yangon_UA, Manager at Yangon Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

Really appreciate for your kind review for Peter and the tour. It would be very helpful for us. Thank you so much again and we would like to invite you and your family to visit Myanmar again. Best.Day.Ever, Phyoe

Reviewed 13 February 2019

I spent 18 days on my trip to Myanmar. Yangon was a wonderful city , sights like the Shwedagon Pagoda and the markets ,China town and most important the people was just a sure delight . Plenty of great restaurant) to eat at and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Yangon_UA, Manager at Yangon Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2019

Thanks for your review, Phyoe

Reviewed 29 June 2018

My tour guide was Kay who was fantastic. She is extremely knowledgeable and personable. She is a lovely person and organized. Additionally, she knew where the best places to get local snacks are.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Cynthia A
Yangon_UA, Manager at Yangon Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you for your kind review, Madam. Hope to see you on UA tour in another city. Thanks, Phyoe

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Arrived in Yangon after two pleasant flights. Hotel (Grand United) very welcoming, good accomm. and breakfast. Location good. This was all arranged by Forever Cruises. Same day afternoon tour after a short rest. Being on the flight we could not give 24 hours to confirm...More

1  Thank Peter H
Yangon_UA, Manager at Yangon Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review.. Peter and Zoe. Best.Day.Ever, Phyoe

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