Yangon with Elephant Coach

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Luxury

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Yangon sightseeing tour with luxurious replica of the old Chevrolet bus
  • Visiting colonial heritage buildings in Chinatown and in Indian quarter
  • Explore Bogyoke market to discover local handicrafts and souvenirs
  • Evening Shwedagon tour and see people praying and offering things to Buddha

tour details

Unique way of traveling in Myanmar with the lavishly restored post-Colonial Chevrolet passenger bus modified by hand-made construction combining old carriage fashion and modern comfort interior. Elephant coaches are comfortable and robust, yet have the elegant feel and finish of the luxury carriages of bygone days. Arm chairs, teak and natural fabric furnishing, air condition, galley with hot and cold drinks and the outstanding services will be with you all day long.

tour description

Start your sightseeing with a drive to the famous Strand Road and visit the bustling Yangon harbour, where ferries leave for Pathein in the Delta and upcountry towns along the Ayeyarwady River. Visit Botathaung Pagoda, close to Yangon River and said to contain Buddha relics. You then drive through the colonial-historical district, Chinatown, and the Indian quarter. Make a photo stop at the gilded Sule Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years, and a landmark in central Yangon. Lunch at Rangoon Tea House.
In the afternoon, visit to Bogyoke (Scott) Market (closed on Mondays and Public Holidays) gives you the opportunity to see Myanmar's wide range of handicrafts and souvenirs. Enjoy a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, famous worldwide! Its golden stupa is the 'heart' for all Buddhists in Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. Firstly drive to the Eastern entrance of the Shwedagon pagoda at Bahan and walk along the small shops where monk accessories, Buddha statues, flowers etc. are sold. The entrance is always very busy with sellers and local pilgrims. You will learn about the daily life of the local people who reside in the immediate surroundings and gain a deeper insight into the Buddhist religion as you provide offerings to the monks. Then, walk up the staircase where many vendors sell artefacts for peoples own shrine at home. Continue to walk along the pagoda platform clockwise, as is tradition, around the main Pagoda. During this interactive walking tour of the pagoda, explore walkways and hidden gems that are unknown to most visitors. Stopping in one of the pavilions to prayer, you might get a chance to meet a Buddhist monk and talk about Buddhism and meditation or simply contemplate. Continue through the back door of Shwedagon Pagoda and discover its fascinating history. It is always full of people praying and making offerings, and is a fascinating place to spend time watching the world go by.

includes

  • Transportation in Elephant Coach
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking local tour guide (other language guides are available on request and surcharges apply)
  • Fresh juice, free flow of Purified drinking water, soft drinks and fresh towel on coach

notes

Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-17 April. Price to be advised on request.
    Tour code: RGNDYELE

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