Today, journey to Thanlyin village, which was the trading base for early 17th century Portuguese adventurer Philip De Brito. In Thanlyin, visit the vibrant and colorful Thanlyin market where fruits and vegetables and other everyday items are bought and sold. Visiting the local market is a great way to experience the everyday Burmese lifestyle. After a visit to a market, hop on board a typical Burmese mode of transportation- the trishaw bicycle.
Visit the Su Htoo Pan Orphanage, a non-government organization located in Thanlyin Township, outside of Yangon. The school is home to 200 students, from 5 to 10 years old, and provides basic education as well as traditional Buddhist teachings, which are still considered an important piece of early childhood development in Myanmar. The school serves as a residential facility for many students as they come from many parts of the country. Learn about the educational system and the students’ daily life with interacting with the children. To help “break the ice” and aid this interaction, you will be provided with materials (such as art supplies and toys). These materials will be donated to the school upon your departure.
“I loved this trip, my favorite so far…the children are incredible.” – Jillian, VP’14 Voyage
Read about this amazing experience from the Spring 2014 voyage.
Refreshment tea, coffee, and snacks included
This tour requires getting on/off pony carts and trishaws. Only suitable for guests who can balance and walk unaided.