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Local Life In Yangon

From US$ 40 per person
Excellent 4.8
Based on 6 Reviews
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Explore the lively colorful streets through commuter rail network with your guide
  • Visit a local market and experience the local lifestyle
  • Enjoy lunch at an authentic local restaurant while doing “people watching”
Explore the city of Yangon on the rails like a local with your professional guide where you will pass by China Town, little india and few extraordinary Spiritual spots of the region. Experience more than what the tourist do by gliding through the most exciting, lively, colorful streets of Yangon on the rail and discover the local lifestyles.

From our meeting point, we’ll head to the Central Railway Station to catch the circular train, a commuter rail network that services the Yangon Metropolitan Area. This 45.9 kilometer, 39-station loop connects several satellite towns and suburban areas, and is one of the best ways to discover the real Yangon.

We’ll be experiencing the entire three-hour loop with a pitstop at Da Nyin Gone Station to visit a lively local market. We’ll spend about 45 minutes wandering through the stalls, meeting vendors, and observing the local way of life in Yangon. You’ll learn about the commodities that are basic necessities for life here, and perhaps grab a coffee or tea from one of the local shops.

Our Yangon tour will continue as we get back on the train and head towards downtown to Pazundaung station. In Pazundaung, we’ll enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants, where we’ll participate in a favourite local pastime – people-watching.

After lunch, we’ll hit the road, walking along the busy local streets lined with bike repair shops, tire sellers, as well as vendors selling everything from betel nuts to Burmese buns. Before we finish our Yangon walking tour, we’ll pop into St. Mary’s Cathedral to see how it differs from the other churches in the city.

By now you’ll have a full taste of Yangon, near and far, including its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage, evident throughout the city and its suburbs. If you're looking for a more unique way to tour Yangon, we're pretty sure this is it.
what’s included
  • Local english-speaking guide
  • Train fare
  • Tea/coffee
  • And lunch.
what’s excluded
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional food and drink
  • Tips / gratuities for your guide and driver.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 6-7 hours
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Yangon, Myanmar
Good to know Dress standard: Dress in Burma (Myanmar) is conservative, so lightweight, long-sleeved clothing is appropriate. Skirts, dresses, and shorts should be knee-length or below. Wear comfortable walking shoes and check the weather before you leave, and come equipped with sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and a raincoat if necessary.

Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
customer reviews
4.8 - Excellent Based on 6 reviews
From At
5 - Excellent
“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.”
From At
5 - Excellent
“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.”
From At
5 - Excellent
“"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!”
From At
5 - Excellent
“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".”
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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