- Cultural, religious and historic sites
- duration 6 hours
- tour type Group
- age requirement 6+ yrs
- max group size 12
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- 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
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.
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.Payment
For any tour departures within 15 June 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 June 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.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.Visa
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 YangoMeeting 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.