Yangon Heritage and Market Walking Tour

Yangon Heritage and
Market Walking Tour

Exploring Yangon by foot will immerse you in the sights, sounds and smells of the historic
streets. Discover gilded Buddhist pagodas, serene green spaces, colonial-era heritage
buildings and a bustling bazaar packed full of handicrafts and souvenirs.


Yangon, or Rangoon as it was previously known, was the capital of Myanmar until 2006 when the military government relocated the capital to the city of Nay Pyi Taw. Yangon boasts a mix of beautiful British colonial architecture, modern high rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas.

Dominating the city skyline is the shimmering golden bejewelled dome of the famed Shwedagon Pagoda which attracts thousands of pilgrims annually. This full-day walking tour takes in some of the city’s most iconic sites and provides the perfect insight into Yangon. Although an important commercial metropolis, Yangon has preserved its past for posterity which is revealed on this inspirational excursion.


Yangon Heritage and Market Walking Tour

09:00 - 18:00

The guide and driver will collect you from the hotel and take you to the start of the walking tour. On foot, set off on an exploration of the former capital city.

The tour will take you to popular sites including Sule Pagoda, a shrine that dates back to the time of Buddha; the High Court, a colonial-era building which is distinctive in its use of pale burgundy bricks; and City Hall, the seat of the city’s administrative body, the Yangon City Development Committee. Not far from the City Hall you will find Maha Bandoola Garden, a green space in the heart of downtown Yangon that dates back to 1868. The park provides beautiful views of the surrounding heritage buildings so is a great place for photos. The park’s most notable feature is the Independence Monument, a towering 149.5 metre-high white obelisk.

You will then continue on foot to Bogyoke Aung San Market, which is also known as Scott’s Market (closed on Mondays and public holidays). This sprawling bazaar features colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. It is packed with countless shops and stalls selling handicrafts, antiques, arts, jewellery, fabrics and precious stones. Take some time to wander through the stalls and shop for unusual souvenirs.

The tour ends at the 2,500 year-old Shwedagon Pagoda, a magnificent gleaming temple that dominates the landscape. The 99 metre-high golden spire is studded with over 4,350 diamonds and 2,310 rubies. Throughout the tour, the guide will explain the history and stories behind the sites that you visit.

Lunch in included in a local restaurant. At the end of the exploration, the driver will take you back to the hotel




  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)


  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Yangon’s central business district. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District, cruise ports and Yangon’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions;
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this;
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are still very powerful
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • Yangon’s Bogyoke (or Scott’s Market) is closed on Mondays and on public holidays; alternative sightseeing may be offered when travelling on these days through the city.


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