Experience authentic Myanmar, the home of the Burmese people and their riveting culture. Savor the sights, smells and sounds of rural life and enjoy age-old recipes. Burmese cooking and its rich history, old colonial buildings, local monastery, and happy people make this a gem within Southeast Asia.
Enjoy a drink atop a private elephant coach
Experience what it’s like to live in rural Myanmar; taste local dishes and explore historical sites
Visit a monastery and learn about local traditions
A Colonial Weekend in Yangon - 3 Days / 2 Nights
Receive a VIP welcome at the airport and go through immigration procedures with the help of the tour guide. Transfer to the hotel for check-in and some personal time to freshen up or relax.
Proceed to lunch at the Strand Café, an establishment from colonial times with a distinguished history.
A private elephant coach awaits for a ride through the colonial city centre and its many cultural delights. Travel past faded colonial buildings, busy street markets, and glittering temples. Stop by a local tea shop to witness the local life and customs in Yangon.
After tea, explore the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar’s most iconic and revered Buddhist temple. Gilded with gold leaf, the 8-sided central stupa is almost 100-meters-tall and surrounded by 64 lesser stupa. The guide will explain the intricacies of the pagoda complex and explain why the temple is so revered among locals.
Enjoy a cocktail on board the private Elephant Coach and switch to a trishaw which is a unique local ride. Cruise past famous sites such as St. Mary’s Church, The Secretariat, and other colonial buildings. Turn along Pansodan Street to the entrance of Pansuriya Restaurant. The place part restaurant, part art gallery and part antique store. Here, guests are encouraged to browse the wares while the evening’s first course is prepared. Choose from homemade fish crackers, a variety of soups, and traditional Burmese salads.
Continue the next course at the multi-award-winning Monsoon Restaurant. This is one of the most well-known restaurants in Yangon serving delicious Southeast Asian cuisine. Enjoy a main course of Burmese curry, a choice of meat served in a mild curry sauce, accompanied by steamed rice and a mix of local condiments.
For the final course, head over to Rangoon Tea Shop which has a modern take on the classic corner tea shop. Choose between locally-influenced items such as the chai cheesecake or a much more traditional dessert like falooda which is a sweet and cold drink consisting of ice-cream, milk, syrup, and tapioca pearls.
Wake up for a special breakfast cooked and delivered to the suite.
Once breakfast is finished, get ready to leave the hotel at 08:30 to explore more of Yangon’s local attractions. Go to the Railway Station to catch a ride on the Yangon Circle Line Train. The slow-travelling train loops through the outskirts of the city providing an opportunity to observe the life of rural Myanmar. After 45 minutes, disembark at Insein Market where vendors gather daily to sell a wide range of items including food and dry goods. Enjoy exploring the market and meeting friendly locals before returning by road to Yangon.
Eat lunch with a scenic view at Le Planteur which is one of Yangon’s most lavish restaurants.
Next item on the list is an exploration of the colourful countryside surrounding the busy city of Yangon. Travel by ferry across the Yangon River to get to the Dala Township. Once in Dala, ride a trishaw to see the natural beauty and local customs of this rural town. Although close to Yangon, the pace of life here is dramatically different. Stop by at the local monastery to learn about the cultural and spiritual beliefs of the Burmese. Before returning to Yangon, don’t forget to visit Chu Chu, a unique local workshop which uses recycled plastics to make amazing products.
Grab dinner at the premier restaurant SEEDS located beside Inya Lake. Cocktails are served before the exclusive meal at the the chef’s table or at a private table in the kitchen (dependent on group size).
Overnight in Yangon
Today is a leisure day. Spend the time doing additional sightseeing or shopping before transferring to the airport for the onward flight.
Our services include:
Our services do not include:
Creating Unique Touring Experiences
All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted by our in-country management teams and represent a series of experiences we can certainly recommend. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. Our consultants are waiting to hear from you so that we can tailor or custom design a Myanmar Luxury Tour to your individual specifications.
Not quite right or still need some more inspiration? Take a look at the journeys below and discover what other people who liked this tour also looked at!
We love to talk travel. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We're here to help!
The world of Luxury travel is always evolving. Stay in touch and we'll keep you up to speed!
For inspiring experiences, real-time updates, the latest trends or casual conversation, explore our social networks for all things travel.