Let Yangon Take You For a Ride

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5.0 Based on 6 Reviews
  • duration 7 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Yangon, Myanmar
  • Ends Yangon, Myanmar
  • Dive right into the middle of local life in Yangon
  • Jump on the local commuter rail network and transit through the entire metropolitan area
  • Visit a bustling, lively local vegetable market and rub elbows with locals
  • Taste local Burmese cuisine at our favourite lunch spot and visit a local tea shop
The Let Yangon Take You For a Ride tour starts and ends in Yangon. The Let Yangon Take You For a Ride is a walking tour that takes 7 hours.

Ride the rails with a local guide on this Yangon tour which takes you out of the city centre, into neighbourhoods not often seen by tourists. See Chinatown and Little India, as well as markets, shops, and spiritual spots with the train providing the perfect loop for seeing and experiencing them all. 
5 - Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
5 - Excellent
  • Mr. Michael N.
  • On Aug 10 2016
“Myo was our guide and tried to give us an insight into Yangon life - it was great, the train winding through the suburbs and urban area, markets and residential area of Yangon - Myo explained so much that you could never have found out otherwise and he had such enthusiasm.”
5 - Excellent
  • Mr. James P.
  • On May 11 2016
“My partner and I did the Let Yangon Take You For a Ride day tour, our guide was Thura Lwin, we was a great guide, who had clearly dedicated a lot of time to learning English and taught us a lot about the local culture and language and it was great talking to him the whole tour. The train ride itself was different in a good way, a whole other side to Yangon, we both had a great time and I recommend it to anyone.”
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Celia W.
  • 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!”
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Sarah B.
  • On Feb 24 2016
“Having only arrived 7 hours before my "Let Yangon Take You For A Ride" tour was set to start, I was a bit nervous that my jet lag would get the best of me. But it turned out to be the perfect experience for my first day in Myanmar. Although culturally intensive, the lazy train ride through urban then suburban landscapes, villages and agricultural areas was beautiful. Thura was early and eager to get going. As the only one on the tour, I was privileged to get his full attention and get a chance to ask all my burning questions. He's passionate and proud of his country, open and honest, fluent and well-spoken. It was a real pleasure to spend the day with him - like hanging out with a local friend. This tour is the ultimate local experience. I didn't see a single tourist during the whole trip and I loved taking on local transit, being thrown into the middle of an abundant, lively vegetable market, and getting to have my first taste of delicious Burmese food. This tour really inspired the theme for my Intrepid trip, which started that evening - to paraphrase Henry Miller, "Burma is not a place, but a new way of seeing things".”

At 8.30AM, your guide will come and pick you up at the meeting point and will take you to St.Mary Cathedral by walking about 15mins. Visit the church, learn its history and another 10mins walk will take you to Yangon Central Railway station. Jump on the circular train which is very popular among the local especially vendors. You will be the only one foreigner on the train. Now, it is the best time for local interaction, your guide will be conductor and interpret for you. You will also have a chance to try local snack which sell on train. After riding about 1 hour, we will get to Insein Station. Get off and on another train for a short ride to the highlight of this tour, Danyingone Wet market. Visit around the market, which is crowded with local people, see the colorful local products, learn their daily life. Before we take the train, we will have a few mins to spend at a local tea shop and you will have an opportunity to taste the local tea. Another short ride to Insein station, walk around 10 mins, stop at a local restaurant and treat your stomach with delicious foods before we head back to Yangon. Another 1 hr train ride will take you back to Yangon. Tour ends at Yangon Central Railway station around 2.30PM. From where, your guide will help you to take taxi or cab to your hotel or recommend more places for your own exploration in Yangon.

  • And lunch
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Train fare
  • Tea/coffee
  •  Entrance fee of St.Mary Cathedral
  • Items of a personal nature
  • additional food and drink
  • tips / gratuities for your guide and driver.
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Cancellation for this Let Yangon Take You For a Ride 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.


For any tour departures within 02 December 2020, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 December 2020, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Let Yangon Take You For a Ride 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 Let Yangon Take You For a Ride 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 :

Yangon Central Railway Station (Kunchan Road) in Downtown Yango

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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