EAT, LEARN, LOVE YANGON

Eat, learn and love on this short Yangon tour. Come with an empty stomach and an open mind, leave with a full heart

3 Days, 2 Nights     FROM US$ 333 PER PERSON

A dream come true for any culture hound or avid foodie, this short Yangon tour will reveal the city’s fascinating art, antiques, architecture and culinary delights. Discover colonial buildings and visit the country’s most revered sacred sites, popping into Yangon’s foremost antique shops and art galleries along the way. You’ll eat like a local at bustling markets, rub shoulders with Yangon natives at a noodle shop and try some of the country’s proudest specialities. 

Start your short Yangon tour by exploring the city’s highlights, including Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda and the world-famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Choose to have dinner at the exclusive Le Planteur, a gem of the Yangon dining scene. The next day will be all about art, antiques and architecture, starting at the Treasure Gallery. You’ll go in search of hidden treasures at Augustine’s Antiques and Madame Thair’s shop, and discover charming Dhamazedi Road. Explore Yangon’s historic buildings and hidden galleries before visiting the River Gallery and ogling their collection of contemporary art. Enjoy high tea at the Strand Hotel before continuing an afternoon of art-hopping. The final day is dedicated to the vibrant flavours of Burmese cuisine, including explorations of bustling local markets and popular local eateries. Relish the flavors of street side snacks, noodle soups, Burmese curries and Burmese tea leaf salads before you head off on your onward journey.

 

"We are so proud to be able to introduce you to our unique art, beautiful architecture and delicious cuisine. We hope you will love the flavors of Burmese cuisine as much as we do."

May Thi Ha Win, Backyard Travel Myanmar Specialist

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

Discover one-of-a-kind curios in Augustine’s Antiques and Madame Thair Antique Shop
Enjoy high tea at the elegant, colonial-era Strand Hotel
View the stunning collection of contemporary art at the River Gallery
Eat like a local as you savor traditional Burmese cuisine at markets and local haunts

Daily Itinerary

EAT, LEARN, LOVE YANGON

  • Daily Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrive Yangon – Introduction

    On the first day of your short Yangon tour you'll be greeted at Yangon International Airport by your local guide and taken to your hotel for check-in.

    Yangon is a charming city with an impressive colonial and spiritual heritage. After taking some time to freshen up you'll set off for a tour of the city’s highlights. First on the agenda is Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda, where you can marvel at the 70-meter-long reclining Buddha. Continue through the city and stop to take photos along the way.

    In the late afternoon, visit the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, one of Myanmar's most revered temples. The central stupa is 99 meters tall and covered in 60 tons of gold leaf! While the sun sinks low over the horizon, go on a twilight tour of the country’s most important spiritual site and learn about Burmese Buddhism.
    If you are looking for an elegant restaurant to mark the end of your first tour day, you can opt to indulge your senses at the esteemed Le Planteur, a delightful, French fusion, fine-dining venue that boasts an extensive wine cellar.

    Overnight in Yangon

    No meals included on this day

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  • Day 2: Yangon – Art, Antiques, Architecture

    Today’s adventures start in the area known as “Golden Valley” with a visit to the Treasure Gallery, which was established by the famous Burmese artist Min Wai Aung. Continue on to explore Augustine’s Antiques and Madame Thair’s for interesting and hidden gems from throughout Myanmar's history. Next, you'll discover the famous Dhamazedi Road, known for its antique shops filled with treasures from the country’s colonial era.

    Return to the city center for a tour of Yangon's historic buildings and hidden art galleries. The itinerary can be tailored to meet your specific interests and be more art or architecture focused, depending on your preferences. You will also visit the current and former train stations, the old City Hall, Immigration Office, courts and special architectural sites from the 1940s.
    Continue on to the River Gallery, which houses a remarkable collection of contemporary art from more than thirty local artists. The River Gallery is located in The Strand hotel, an elegant colonial building built in 1901.
    Enjoy high tea at The Strand, served in true English fashion.
    Continue to explore Yangon's art scene with a visit to the non-profit Lokanat Gallery, featuring traditional works and rotating exhibitions from Burmese artists. Then, visit Pansodan Arts to see abstract styles covering the traditional period up to the modern period. Learn more as the knowledgeable curator takes you on a tour upstairs to the storeroom, where hundreds of additional paintings are stored, including war-time propaganda, neo-classical works, classic line drawings and photographs.

    Overnight in Yangon

    Meals included: Breakfast

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  • Day 3: Yangon – Culinary Delights

    On the final day of your short Yangon tour, you’ll spend the day exploring the very best of Yangon's food. Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel and take you to one of the city’s main morning markets on 18th Street. Stroll through the market to see vendors selling fresh vegetables, fruits, fish and meats. You will also find a variety of traditional dipping sauces and pastes commonly used in Burmese cooking, including the famous balachung—a mix of fish paste and chili.

    Continue past the local stalls selling popular breakfast bites like pancakes, steamed sticky rice with beans, donuts and samosas. You'll also see the noodle stalls where locals gather for a quick breakfast before work or school. Sample some of the tasty food as you explore the different options available.
    A short drive away is the morning market on Seikkan Tha Street. Explore its many stalls that sell palata (a type of thick pancake), flowers and fresh fruits. Continue your foodie journey with a stop at a local favorite, the Maung Aye Tea Shop. Enjoy a cup of sweet Burmese tea and a local rice flour pancake snack from the stall next door.

    Across the street you'll visit Shwe Myot Taw, which means “in the shade of the gum tree,” an Indian restaurant that also makes delicious let phet thoke, Burmese tea leaf salad. The iconic salad is served with a variety of nuts.
    Continue to the atmospheric Ye Kyaw Market located close to the railway tracks.

    Your final stop on this foodie tour will be lunch at Feel Myanmar Restaurant. Popular with locals, this hotspot sells delicious curries that sell out fast. Try an array of local curries accompanied by vegetables, various dips, and a soup. Enjoy this perfectly Burmese meal in the company of locals—the perfect ending to your culinary exploration of Yangon. (Please note: A surcharge will apply should you decide to have lunch elsewhere such as Sharky's or Mes Amis.)
    Transfer back to your hotel and then to the airport for your onward travel arrangements.

    Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

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Tour prices are a guideline only, and are based on two persons travelling together, sharing a double or twin room. Each tour price and can be adjusted depending on budget, activities included and standard of accommodation desired.

Tour and airfare prices include all applicable taxes and are subject to change without prior notice until services are booked.

You, your holiday and booking direct: Backyard Travel are on the ground year-round in Asia, which means you are booking direct with a local travel company, allowing you to save on the cost of your holiday. Our tailor-made tours are designed by local Travel Specialists who investigate every aspect of the trip themselves, giving you a unique view of each destination.

icon Included in this Backyard Travel tour:

Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Service of English speaking guides in every location
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

icon Not included in this Backyard Travel tour:

Domestic and international flights
Departure taxes if applicable
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Visa fees (contact us for further information)



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