Day 01: ARRIVAL YANGON
Welcome to Myanmar! You are picked up at airport by our local tour guide and driver to transfer to hotel. Yangon is a relatively quiet and charming city with its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage. Today you will explore the city centre and its fabulous mix of architecture and sites. The streets are filled with historical buildings many of which have a faded colonial charm not seen elsewhere in Asia. Start at the post office – a historic building, walk to Sule Paya in the middle of downtown, passing by Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument along the way. Then continue to Little India and Chinatown, a colorful cacophony of restaurants, temples and markets. Visit Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market. This is Yangon’s best market for handicrafts and other goods. (Note: Market is closed on Mondays and public holidays). Continue to a local tea shop a chance to experience an integral part of Burmese life, pick the snacks and enjoy the local coffee/ tea and mingle with the locals here. Next you will visit Kandawgyi Park, one of central Yangon’s greenest spots. Here you will see the glittering Karaweik barge, a replica of the royal barge, and the vast lake with views of Shwedagon in the background. From here, continue to famous Shwedagon Pagoda – the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Overnight is in Yangon.