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Tradition and Culture Small-Group Tour in Yangon, Including Shwedagon Pagoda Visit provided by Yangon Urban Adventures

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

Tradition and Culture Small-Group Tour in Yangon, Including Shwedagon Pagoda Visit
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Visit Chaukhtatgyi Paya, Kandawgyi Park, and Shwedagon Pagoda on a half-day Yangon tour that explores Myanmar’s fascinating culture. You’ll explore some of Yangon’s highlights with a guide to help explain each site’s history and meaning. This tour also includes a stop at a Yangon teahouse for a cup of Myanmar-style tea or coffee. Groups are limited to 12 people to ensure personalized service, and entrance fees are included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5060MYUA
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by coach
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Tea or coffee
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Independence Monument, Maha Bandula Park St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Departure Point: At Independence Monument in Maha Bandula Park Address: Downtown Yangon
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Transport by coach
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Tea or coffee
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Independence Monument, Maha Bandula Park St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Departure Point: At Independence Monument in Maha Bandula Park Address: Downtown Yangon
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Oct 2021
A note from Tradition and Culture Small-Group Tour in Yangon, Including Shwedagon Pagoda Visit
Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons

4.5
9 reviews
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Taylor M
2 contributions
Great Tour!
Jan 2020 • Solo
Had a great time on the tour. I lucked out and it ended up just being me on the tour. Myo was great! Very informational and got a true local experience with him as my guide. The driver (I forgot his name) was so nice and genuine too! Would recommend 10/10!!
Written 10 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

shivangi s
2 contributions
the trip never happened
if possible i would have rated them zero bcoz its been an hour & v r waiting at independence monument but there is no one to attend us. these urban adventure people dont pick up d call that v made to their office and dont even bother to give us a call on our local numbers which.v hv mailed them yesterday. They unprofessional and irresponsible. dont ever plan a trip with them
Written 17 November 2019
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Dear Sir/Madam, We did not receive any booking with your name on 16 Nov 2019 or any other date. We are sure that we did not run any tour in Yangon on that date. Could you please kindly let us know where did you book the tour and send your voucher number? Then, we can refund back your money. Thanks, Phyoe
Written 18 November 2019
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Metty Marthasari
jakarta15 contributions
a golden trip in Yangon
Sep 2019 • Solo
This trip is very recommended if you have only couple days in Myanmar. As they will take you to famous spots, you will see lots of GOLD colour during this trip haha and also learned about some culture in Yangon. Loved the story about Buddhism too. Peter (the tour guide) was so friendly, attentive and communicative during this trip and a credit also to his reliable driver. They both done the great job and i feel so safe specially for first timer and solo traveller in this country. Overall was a nice memory made😍
Written 19 September 2019
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Thank you so much for your review. Yes, Peter is the best guide ever. Hope to see you on another UA tour. Best.Day,Ever, Phyoe
Written 1 October 2019
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bandiesel
bandiesel92 contributions
Well organized tour of Yangon with a lot of background and history
May 2019 • Couples
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 charming country. Along the way, we learned a lot about Buddhism and its importance to Myanmar people. We also had to reschedule this tour and they were very accommodating. We highly recommend this tour.
Written 20 May 2019
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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
Written 22 May 2019
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bernadettep775
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Excellent tour guide
Apr 2019 • Family
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 so my 2 kids will not become bored and tired. We are very fortunate to be with an excellent tour guide Peter Htut Htut Kyaw. He gave us very relevant history of Myanmar and story behind the Shwedagon pagoda and their religion. His English accent is good and even my 10 yrs old son can clearly understand him and learned a lot. He is very knowledgeable. I appreciate his patience and even tried to calm down my son when he was crying and accompany me back to do pouring of holy water even if it is past 4 hours already. He also advised us of the cab fare on our way back to hotel. The car van is also comfortable. I am highly recommending this tour with Peter. Thank you very much for a memorable visit to Yangon.
Written 8 May 2019
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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
Written 21 May 2019
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tbrewer209
Aheloy, Bulgaria5 contributions
Beautiful Myanmar
Feb 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 street food was incredible. Plus incredibley enexspesive, adverage dinner in air condition restaurant 6 dollars .
Written 13 February 2019
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Thanks for your review, Phyoe
Written 29 April 2019
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Cynthia A
6 contributions
Excellent and Informative
Jun 2018 • Solo
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.
Written 28 June 2018
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Thank you for your kind review, Madam. Hope to see you on UA tour in another city. Thanks, Phyoe
Written 28 June 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Peter H
Bristol, UK47 contributions
Exploring Yangon
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 so we did it from Hotel when we arrived. We had to have taxi take us to another Hotel about 15/20 mins. Taxis great value. Kay and driver kindly dropped us off at our Hotel after tour.
Guide was lovely, good English. Saw Shwedagon Padoga - large area (also special day with 100 monks parading) and reclining Buddah - quite a sight!

Hope you enjoy your visit.

Peter & Zoe
Written 20 February 2018
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Thank you so much for your kind review.. Peter and Zoe. Best.Day.Ever, Phyoe
Written 12 March 2018
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Khuong V
21 contributions
golden place
Jan 2018 • Couples
Gold and gold is everywhere. One of the must-go place in Myanmar. The ticket is not cheap but is valuable.
Written 6 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Yes, Shwedagon Pagoda is the must see place in Yangon. Great that you have visited there. Thanks, Phyoe
Written 14 February 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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