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Rural Myanmar and Pottery Tour from Yangon provided by Yangon Urban Adventures

Rural Myanmar and Pottery Tour from Yangon

Rural Myanmar and Pottery Tour from Yangon
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About
Leave Yangon on a 5- to 6-hour tour that takes you to the potter artisans of Twante and the Shwesandaw Pagoda and provides a taste of rural Myanmar along the way. With a knowledgeable guide, catch the ferry from the city and travel along the Twante Canal. Stop at traditional pottery workshops and try your hand at working with clay, and then walk up to Shwesandaw Pagoda to soak in breathtaking views. Relax over lunch at a local restaurant, and browse the local market before hopping back on the ferry.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
In the morning, meet your guide at a central meeting point in Yangon, and take a short walk to the river to catch the public ferry. The 10-minute ferry ride on the Twante Canal provides an excellent opportunity to glimpse daily life on the water, with photo ops galore. You might see small wooden boats where fishermen haul in their catches, larger boats transporting cargo to the city and kids playing in riverside villages. When you disembark, take either a private taxi or truck taxi through the countryside to the town of Twante, which is known for its pottery. Stop by local artisans' workshops to see their crafts and observe how they work with traditional tools and kilns. If you wish, you may participate in a hands-on lesson in traditional pottery methods. Next, walk uphill with your guide for about 20 minutes to reach Shwesandaw Pagoda, a 250-foot (76-meter) stupa that is said to be 2,500 years old. A 100-year-old Mandalay-style bronze Buddha statue sits inside, along with several other Buddha statues. You have probably worked up an appetite by now, so head to a popular local restaurant that specializes in vegetarian cuisine, and tuck into a tasty lunch. Afterward, you have time to explore the local market with your guide who shares informative commentary about the people and history of the area. After a stroll around town, return to the ferry to head back to Yangon. As you cruise along the river, your guide points out notable landmarks until you reach the dock in Yangon, where your tour ends.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
In the morning, meet your guide at a central meeting point in Yangon, and take a short walk to the river to catch the public ferry. The 10-minute ferry ride on the Twante Canal provides an excellent opportunity to glimpse daily life on the water, with photo ops galore. You might see small wooden boats where fishermen haul in their catches, larger boats transporting cargo to the city and kids playing in riverside villages. When you disembark, take either a private taxi or truck taxi through the countryside to the town of Twante, which is known for its pottery. Stop by local artisans' workshops to see their crafts and observe how they work with traditional tools and kilns. If you wish, you may participate in a hands-on lesson in traditional pottery methods. Next, walk uphill with your guide for about 20 minutes to reach Shwesandaw Pagoda, a 250-foot (76-meter) stupa that is said to be 2,500 years old. A 100-year-old Mandalay-style bronze Buddha statue sits inside, along with several other Buddha statues. You have probably worked up an appetite by now, so head to a popular local restaurant that specializes in vegetarian cuisine, and tuck into a tasty lunch. Afterward, you have time to explore the local market with your guide who shares informative commentary about the people and history of the area. After a stroll around town, return to the ferry to head back to Yangon. As you cruise along the river, your guide points out notable landmarks until you reach the dock in Yangon, where your tour ends.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5060MYUD
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide
Transportation via ferry, taxi and/or dyna truck
Lunch
Pottery lesson
Exclusions
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
Independence Monument, Maha Bandula Park St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Address: Downtown Yangon
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 6 years
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.
The tour concludes at the Pansodan jetty where there are plenty of taxis; it will take approximately 10 minutes to get to most central Yangon hotels; your guide can assist you with getting a taxi, if you like
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Not wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
Local guide
Transportation via ferry, taxi and/or dyna truck
Lunch
Pottery lesson
Exclusions
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Independence Monument, Maha Bandula Park St, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) Address: Downtown Yangon
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 6 years
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.
The tour concludes at the Pansodan jetty where there are plenty of taxis; it will take approximately 10 minutes to get to most central Yangon hotels; your guide can assist you with getting a taxi, if you like
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Not wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep 29, 2020
A note from Rural Myanmar and Pottery Tour from Yangon
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons

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abroadseyeview
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They cancelled and I’m still being charged
Nov 2019 • Solo
I booked two tours through this company. The Circular train on the 10th and this for the 11th. They told me through my guide on 10th that because of festival on 11th they couldn’t find a guide. I had no time to book something else. They knew there was a festival that day it happens every year. If they had any foresight they would have switched my two tours to have made them both work. BUT the bad part is They did not send a notice on TripAdvisor where I booked it, they did not send me an email. My guide told me he would email me when money re-issued but I’ve waited two days and heard nothing. Instead on TripAdvisor it says my e-ticket was accepted. I get limited service so only able to deal with this in a limited capacity. Now while trying to travel I have to contend with my credit card company.
Written November 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Ms Kara Tyler, Thank you so much for your feedback and we will try our best for better service in the future. Hope you have received our refund on 13th Nov Wednesday. If not, please kindly contact us any time. We are one of the biggest travel company operating in over 160 cities. We do respect our customers. To know more about how our previous passengers think about us, there are over hundreds of reviews on TA. Thanks, Phyoe
Written November 18, 2019
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Caroline D
1 contribution
Very local hands on experience
Oct 2018 • Solo
This tour is a great way to get out of the city and see how people live in more rural areas. Win, the tour guide had an excellent understanding of the culture, history and traditions. There was also opportunity to interact with friendly locals and have a go at making a traditional pot.
Written October 30, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much Caroline for your review. Hope to see you on another UA tour very soon. Thanks, Phyoe
Written November 8, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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