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Yangon Rural Towns & Riverside Exploration Private Tour

Experience off-the-beaten path destinations and authentic local lifestyle in Dala & Twante. Learn first-hand about the pottery industry and process in Twante

Our first stop will be at the Yangon jetty where you can observe the morning activities of the locals by the riverside. Then hop on a local ferry to travel across the river to the scenic town of Dala. The ferry ride is approximately 15 to 30 minutes and offers great views of the waterways. 

Upon reaching Dala travel by local trishaw through the town to visit the fish market, fruit/vegetable markets, various villages, and teahouses along the way. You can opt to visit the orphanage there and also see the bamboo homes of the local people.

Afterwards, take a local taxi to Twante (45-minute drive) which is a nearby town specializing in the local pottery industry. On the way you can see the scenic landscape of paddy fields and small pagodas amidst the fields. Arrive at Twante and, after a short break for lunch (own expense), visit some of the interesting pottery workshops to learn about this cottage industry that has been in this area since the 15th Century. You can have a chat with the artisans and get a chance to see the entire process. Other places of attraction in Twante Township are the Shwe Sandaw Pagoda and the Twante Market.

 

Before heading to Yangon, if time permits, you can also stop at the Snake Temple built in the middle of a lake. The temple is home to around 30 Pythons who are taken care of by the nuns. The nuns at the temple will be most happy to chat with you about their daily lives. Late afternoon, drive back to Dala and transfer by ferryboat to Yangon. On arrival, your private car will be waiting at the jetty to take you to visit the Botataung Pagoda located near the Yangon riverside. Unlike most pagodas, Botatung is hollow and you can walk through it. There’s a gold leaf-coated maze inside with glass showcases containing many of the ancient relics and artifacts. It is believed to house a sacred hair of Lord Buddha. You will find a lively atmosphere around the pagoda & riverside with many local visitors. 

Details

Confirmation
3 Working Days
Duration
Full Day
Transport
Hotel Pick Up
Voucher Type
Present Voucher to Tour Guide
Amendment
7 Working Days Prior
Refund
Non-Refundable

Operating Hours

Tour timing: 8:30AM to 7PM

 

Estimated Time

Itinerary

8:30AM

Pick up from the hotel

9AM to 11AM

Dala

11:15AM to 12PM

Travel to Twante

12PM to 1PM

Lunch

1:15PM to 4:30PM

Pottery Workshops, Shwesandaw Pagoda, Twante Market & Snake Pagoda

4:30PM to 5:30PM

Travel back to Dala and then on to Yangon

5:45PM to 6:30PM

Botataung Pagoda

6:30PM to 7PM

Transfer to the hotel


Above timings and routine of places visited are subject to change based on pick up location and available time. Guests are also free to discuss with their guide and visit places of interest based on their preferences and available time between 8:30AM and 7PM.

 

 

What You Get

Includes

  • English speaking licensed tour guide
  • Private vehicle with driver
  • Ferry boat fees (two-way)
  • Trishaw fees in Dala
  • Local taxi from Dala to Twante and back
  • 1 Water Bottle & 1 Cold Towel per guest

Excludes

  • Entrance fees to Pagodas per person: 6000 Kyats for Botataung Pagoda
  • Myanmar Kyats for your personal expenses such as lunch and shopping
  • Optional tips/gratuities to your guide & driver
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

Contact Us

Call

65 6701 1185

WhatsApp

65 9134 1516 (Text Only)

Email

call@changirecommends.com.sg

 

Terms and Conditions

Important Notes:

  • Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received. In the event if the date selected is not available, alternative arrangements will be communicated via email.
  • Tours will start with a pick up at your hotel and a drop off back at your hotel or preferred location within the city. There will be a surcharge if pick up and drop off in outside central Yangon such as from Thilawa Port and the following townships: Dagon Seikkan, Dala, Dawbon, Seikkyi Kannaungto, Shwepyitha, Hlaingthaya, Thaketa, North Dagon & South Dagon.
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor.
  • In circumstances that the tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, customers will be notified before tour departure via e-mail. OR In circumstances that the tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, customers will be notified by the tour operator.
  • Booking is required to be made 7 days prior the tour departure date.
  • In the event of late comers/no shows, it would be considered cancellation and no refund will be given

 

Cancellation Policy:

·         Tour routes subject to cancellation without prior notice due to weather conditions, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities.

 

·         Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:

o    No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 21 days or less prior to the tour date.

o    80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 22 days prior the tour date.

o    1 date change may be allowed if informed at least 7 working days prior to the tour date. The amended date should be within 2 weeks of the previous booking date.

 

·         Full refunds will be given to customers who have purchased the loss coverage for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the tour date.

 

 

·         Please e-mail any amendments to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg at least 7 days before the tour date. 

Highlights/Itinerary

Important

  • Please be at the hotel lobby by 8:30AM. Your tour guide will come to the lobby and inform the reception
  • Bring a raincoat or umbrella for rainy days
  • Local restaurants in Twante are limited but your guide will take you to the best available option. If required, please bring some snacks and/or take-away lunch box arranged through your hotel or elsewhere
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended. When entering pagodas. guests are not allowed to wear any footwear so you will have to remove footwear at the entrance
  • As you will be visiting pagodas, it is recommended to wear non-revealing clothing such as long pants/skirts and shirts that are not sleeveless
Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Group of 2 (per pax)
$110.00
$100.00
Age 3 and above
Group of 3 (per pax)
$100.00
$90.00
Age 3 and above
Group of 4 (per pax)
$90.00
$80.00
Age 3 and above
Group of 5+ (per pax)
$80.00
$70.00
Age 3 and above

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