Markets & Monasteries: Outskirts of Yangon

RAN 118-401
Highlights
  • Learn about Buddhism life
  • Kalaywa Monastery and educational system
  • Local markets experiences
  • Ways of transport in Yangon (Train, Trishaw, Ferry)
Program Overview
Country: Myanmar (Burma)
Depart: 02/23/2017 0700
Return: 02/23/2017 1700
Duration: Full-Day
Difficulty: Easy
Capacity: Min 15 / Max 90
Program Fee
$107 (early booking: $101)

Begin with an enjoyable and unusual journey on a local train. Tour the city’s suburban area enjoying glimpses of local life. Meet a variety of vendors on-board the train and at the stations selling food, drinks and other goods; you will be amazed by the hustle and bustle centered on this vital means of transportation. The Yangon Circular Railway is a three-hour trip around Yangon and the neighboring countryside and is a great overview of the sprawling life outside of the capital. Along the way, make a stop at a local market and appreciate the ingredients and food which make up Burmese meals. Continue on with a stop at Kalaywa Monastery which is home to 1,000 monks. In his lifetime, a Myanmar male is expected to spend some of his life serving as a Monk to learn the ways of Buddhism. After visiting the Monastery, enjoy a leisurely stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to the Yangon jetty for a fascinating ride across the Yangon River by local ferry. After arriving in Dala, explore the market at a casual pace and enjoy the surrounding areas of this riverfront community. Complete your visit by taking a spin on board a typical Burmese mode of transportation – the trishaw bicycle. Catch a return ferry back to Yangon to transfer back to the ship.

Meals Included

Lunch

Special Note

This is an active tour. It requires walking on uneven surfaces in crowded areas as well as getting on/off ferries, trishaws and trains. Only suitable for guests who are able to walk long distance unaided and who do not require assistance to steady themselves.
Bring local currency, if wish to purchase items on the train or at the market