- Explore glittering Shwedagon Pagoda, famous landmark of Myanmar
- Discover the outskirts of Yangon and the other bank of Ayeyarwaddy
- Learn about the daily life of fisherman-village and bamboo village
- Experience the local pottery workshop
It is focus on Community-based tourism. It effectively supports local residents who invite travelers to visit their community with the provision of midnight accommodation. If you are interested in that kind of tourism or you are the one who truly want to support the community from the destination where you visit, there is no better choice than this.
This program is learn about Kyaikthale village that is home to the Mingalar Bio Garden, nearly 6-acres plot of fertile land that was turned into an essential hotspot for vegetable production shortly after the Cyclone Nargis disaster in 2008. The main beneficiary of the nutrient rich food grown here is a nearby monastic school, home to over 800 students. The aftermath of the cyclone led to severe food shortage and the residents of the monastic school lived off basic staples such as rice and cooking oil, which of course led to the students being severely malnourished.
Day 01 Arrival Yangon
Upon your arrival in Yangon International Airport, our can and guide will pick up. Starts private tour and drive through downtown to explore the city center and its fabulous mix of architecture and sites. The streets are fill with historical buildings many of which have a faded colonial charm not seen elsewhere in Asia. You will start at the post office –a lovely historic building, passing by Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument along the way. Then visit famous Chauk Htat Kyi, home to a 70-meter long reclining Buddha. The feet of the statue carved with traditional symbols and often many locals gathering to pay homage and pray. Extended visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments. The golden dome rises 98 meters above its base and is cover with 60 tons of pure gold. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.
Day 02 Yangon – Dala – Twante CBT Kyaikthale Village
Our car and guide pick up your and visit to Dala which township on the outskirts of Yangon, on the south of Yangon, on the south of the Yangon River. Although it is relatively close to the urban hub of Yangon (1.5 km away), it is only accessible by ferry. The first step to getting across the river required that we meandered to Pansodan Jetty, the area attached to the jetty terminal also functions like most markets in Yangon, serving the hundreds of locals who commute from Dala to Yangon each day (during the day the ferry leaves every 20 minutes). Upon arrival visit to the Shwe Sayan Pagoda, Fishing Village and Bamboo Village .The Fisherman’s village is located along the banks of Dala river. Many of the fishermen who works along the Yangon River live with their families in huts along the shore. Continue drive to Twante (approximately one hour drive) and on the way visit to Phayargyi, where it will be possible to learn about traditional pottery making techniques, pottery village. On arrival into Kyaikthalae village, guests will receive a warm welcome at the community lodge. A talk will then be provide by the community leader to explain more about the village and the people the project currently supports. Dinner will be provide at the community lodge.
Day 03 Kyaikthale Village Community Lodge – Yangon
Start the day with by making a food offering to the local monks as they go about collecting their alms. After carrying out your day’s “good deed”, we will then return to the Community Lodge for breakfast. Shortly after, we will explore the fields of the local farming community to learn about the creation of natural fertiliser, the cultivation of crops and poultry farming. Assuming you’ve worked up an appetite, we will then enjoy a Myanmar cooking class, using some of the produce sourced from the field. For those we do not wish to join this, or have not worked up an appetite, it will be possible to take part in a tree planting initiative. Lunch will be serve at the village. This will be a great opportunity to learn about local industry, including bamboo basket weaving and sewing. We will later stop off at the Mingalar monastic school to greet the children. And it is possible to stop off at the century old Hindu temple at San Village. Drive back to Yangon and overnight at hotel.
After breakfast at hotel, morning you will stay free at your leisure. Transfer to airport for International departure flight.
What is included in the tour
- All sightseeing tour and transfer services with private air conditioned car as detailed in our itinerary
- Accommodation with breakfast at 3* hotels and Kyaikthale Village Community Lodge
- Meals at the Kyaikthale Village Community Lodge
- Entrance fees in Yangon (Shwedagon Pagoda)
- Yangon - Dala ferry boat
- Transfers and tours with English-speaking locally stationed guides
- Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
- If there are 16 people and above we will grant 1 FOC for tour leader in single room.
For Kyaikthale Village Community Lodge, Check-out time is 11:00 am and Check-in time is 1:00 pm
What is NOT included in the tour
- Services not mentioned in our itinerary
- Lunch and dinners except during stay at Kyaikthale Village Community Lodge
- Myanmar Visa fees
- International flight tickets to and from Yangon
- Expenditure of a personal nature (Such as: uses of mini-bar and refrigerator, laundry service, telephone call and etc...)
- Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)