Rangoon by Rail

Experience the authentic local lifestyles in Yangon with a ride on the city's iconic public transportation, the Circle Train. Rub shoulders with local commuters and food vendors, wander through a local market and discover Yangon's infamous Insein Prison before sitting down for a cup of Burmese tea.

Destinations included:
Yangon

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  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
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JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Brushing shoulders with locals with a ride on the circle train for a taste of local life
  • Visiting a local market little-known to outsiders and perusing the maze of stalls there
  • Stopping by the infamous Insein Prison and learning about its history
  • Sipping on savory Burmese tea while eating steamed buns and honey cake
TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Meals listed in the itinerary
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
  • Service charges and government VAT tax
TOUR MAP
ITINERARY BY DAY

All aboard the Rangoon Rail! Start your day among the locals with a ride on the circle train departing from downtown, a 29-mile circular route through greater Yangon that's popular with city commuters. As one of the easiest and cheapest modes of transportation, it's not uncommon to see cages of chickens and women balancing baskets of goods on their heads. Don't be surprised if you attract a few curious glances, too - foreigners are not a common sight here!

Disembark at Insein station and walk a bit further on to arrive at a bustling local market. Peruse the stalls alongside your local guide, and learn a bit about how vendors and shoppers bargain for the best prices on goods. Then, continue on to nearby Insein Prison, a notorious institution that's still in use today, and learn the grizzly stories about its past. Finally, stop by a tea shop for a cup of savoury Burmese tea coupled with steamed buns or honey cakes before catching your car back to Yangon city center.

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