An exceptional opportunity to explore lesser-known sights in this colourful, mysterious and endlessly fascinating city. Discover the traditional way in which the 5.4 million people of Yangon - Myanmar’s major economic centre - work, worship and pursue their daily lives.
Day 1: Your international flight arrives in Yangon International Airport and be transferred to your chosen hotel for two nights. Our preferred hotel in Yangon is The Governor’s Residence – set within lotus gardens this hotel is an imposing teak mansion dating from the 1920s set within the elegant Embassy Quarter close to the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda. Guest rooms and suites are luxuriously decorated with teak furniture, tropical cottons and silks.
Begin your visit with the key sights of Yangon’s city centre with its magical colonial buildings, including the Sule Pagoda which dominates the downtown area and is said to enshrine a hair of Buddha in a golden cask. Your guide will accompany you on a short walk by Kandawgyi lake, the perfect place to take pictures of the Shwedagon pagoda. End your day by enjoying the sunset at Yangon’s spectacular Buddhist centerpiece, the Shwedagon Pagoda. Dinner at leisure either at your hotel or in one of the many restaurants in Yangon.
Day 2: Tuesday: After breakfast at the hotel, the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. We will be happy to arrange a half or full day sightseeing programme to suit your interests. Some of our day tour programmes offer the opportunity to see the countryside around Yangon, stopping at Syriam and its pagoda set on a small island in the middle of the river or Bago, Myanmar’s ancient capital. Lunch and dinner by your own arrangement.
Day 3: Wednesday: After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to Yangon’s international airport for your domestic flight to The Road to Mandalay which berths on the Ayeyarwady River.
After completing your cruise and returning back to Yangon and depending on your flight departure from Yangon, you will be taken either to the Acacia Tea Salon for high tea, or to Traders Hotel or Park Royal Hotel (or hotel of similar standard) for lunch, use of a day room and the leisure facilities at the hotel. Our staff will advise you accordingly during your stay.