Hands-on Yangon

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  • duration 6 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Yangon, Myanmar
  • Ends Yangon, Myanmar
  • Meet with local pottery artisans and learn about their craft.
  • Unleash your inner artist by trying your own hands at a traditional pottery creation
  • Escape the bustle of downtown Yangon with a ferry ride across the river to explore the area’s more traditional communities
  • Visit one of the country’s highest pagodas, offering stellar views of the countryside
The Hands-on Yangon tour starts and ends in Yangon. The Hands-on Yangon is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 6 hours.

Across the Yangon River, the region of Twante is home to the "Oh-Bo pottery" community. Take a trip by local ferry and on foot to visit the artisans who create pottery using traditional methods and local materials. Feeling creative? Dive in with a hands-on lesson (literally) and learn how it's made. Finish it all off with lunch and a spectacular view from one of Myanmar's highest pagodas.
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Mr. Rajesh's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Mr. Rajesh
  • On Aug 19 2016
“This experience was out of this world. I have Eric, the guide to thank for this. I enjoyed the hike, the sloths, the frog, the ants, the iguana, the birds, the bats, the rain, the bridge, the monkeys, the flowers, the food, the shops, etc. And yes, the chocolate. How could anyone ever forget the chocolate. My fellow travelers also made this trip complete. We all enjoyed the trip. It was a "perfect" day.”
Mr. Glenn's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Mr. Glenn
  • On Jul 19 2016
“We enjoyed our tour with Pedro very much. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Portugal, enthusiastic, and friendly. He packed a lot into the tour. We stopped at four places - a typical Portuguese bakery to eat custard desserts, the best beer hall in Lisbon (it was once a convent), a seafood restaurant where we got to taste typical Portuguese seafood and vinho verde, and a butcher/cheese shop to try local cheeses and drink a cherry liqueur. I learned a lot about the history of Portugal which I found to be very interesting. If you happen to have Pedro as your guide you will very satisfied with your tour.”
Ms. Celia's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Celia
  • On Mar 05 2016
“"Let Yangon take you for a ride" was a fantastic way to get a glimpse of the different aspects of life in Yangon, from the hustle and bustle of downtown, the nuances of suburbia, the serenity of rural life and the frenetic experience that was the vegetable market at Danyingon. Our local guide Myo ensured that it was not just a day sitting on a train, by providing insight into life in Yangon, navigating monsoon showers and keeping us well watered and fed. The most charming surprise was an email several days later complete with photos of our day - thank you so much!”

Your Yangon tour starts with a quick walk through the city’s streets as you head down to the riverside and jetty. There, you’ll travel like a local on a public ferry across the mighty Yangon River. The journey is only 10 minutes long, but it’ll offer up a great view of daily river life — not to mention excellent photo ops!

From here, your Yangon city tour will take you by either private taxi or ‘dyna truck’ (a pick-up truck similar to a songthaew) through the countryside as you head toward the town of Twante, where local potters work with traditional tools and local kilns and materials. Once there, you’ll visit with community artisans and not only see some of their products, but also learn how their work is produced. Fancy getting your hands dirty? Then participate in a literal hands-on lesson as you test out their traditional pottery methods. 

Next up, you’re heading up — walking for about 20 minutes uphill to reach Shwesandaw Pagoda, one of the highest pagodas in Myanmar. Take in the fantastic view of the surrounding area and feel 1,000 years of history at your feet.

Hungry? Good, because your next stop is a popular local restaurant that specializes in vegetarian cuisine. The restaurant is situated close to the local market, and you’ll have plenty of time to relax and explore the area. 

Finally, your Yangon tour finishes with a return ferry ride, but not before your guide has pointed out a few note-worthy sites on the ride back. Board the boat to re-cross the Yangon River, and head back into downtown Yangon. 

  • Transportation via ferry
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Taxi and/or dyna truck
  • Items of a personal nature such as souvenirs or extra food and drinks
  • tips or gratuities for your guide
  • transportation to and from your hotel.
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Cancellation for this Hands-on Yangon tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


Full payment of 68 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Hands-on Yangon tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Hands-on Yangon tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

At Independence Monument in Maha Bandula Park, Downtown Yango

Meeting end point :

At Independence Monument in Maha Bandula Park, Downtown Yangon.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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