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Experience Yangon, Myanmar's alluring metropolis of Chinese, Burmese, British and Indian imprints. Its 19th-century colonial architecture is one thing, but the spectacular Shwedagon Pagoda is quite another. On this independent trip you’ll take in the dramatic presence of this mythical Buddhist spire and its fascinating backstory, from its roots in Hindu astrology to its diamond-studded, gold-plated stupa.

Independent Experiences

Independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short ‘mini tours’ that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for 1-3 travellers, come accompanied by a local Peregrine guide and depart daily.

Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Myanmar (Burma)
Physical rating
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 3

Why we love this trip

  • Witness the golden splendour of Shwedagon Pagoda

  • Learn about the legend of the tower's creation and its spiritual significance to Burma

  • Draw on the knowledge and expertise of an expert local guide

  • Plenty of time to explore Yangon and meet friendly monks and other locals


Your Independent Experience starts today in Yangon with an arrival transfer. Meet your guide at your accommodation and get some tips on how to spend your first day exploring and the best place for dinner.
  • Rose Garden Hotel or similar (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Yangon - Yangon's Streets By Night Urban Adventure - USD40
  • Yangon - Let Yangon Take You For a Ride Urban Adventure - USD41
  • Yangon - Hands-on Yangon Urban Adventure - USD81
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
This morning you will set off to see one of the great sites of Yangon starting with a stroll along the banks of the Kandawgyi Lake in the centre of the city. Then make your way to the extraordinary Shwedagon Pagoda and surrounding temples and edifices attract an eclectic mix of monks, pilgrims, worshippers, and tourists.
You will spend some time walking around the complex, learning about the history and the spiritual devotion of the area, and experiencing the ambience of this special place.
In the afternoon, take a walking tour of the downtown area. Gain a glimpse into the colonial past of the capital from the historic Customs House, Port Authority building and Strand Hotel.
Stop in at the Sule Pagoda, located in the middle of a roundabout, it is the geographic heart of the city.
  • Rose Garden Hotel or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Yangon - Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Yangon - City Orientation Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Say farewell to Yangon today.
Depending on your departure plans, you may have some of your own free time for shopping or sights.
Transfer to the airport or train station included.
Additional accommodation is available to extend your stay or you may like to add on another of our Independent Experiences in Myanmar or South East Asia.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast


2 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Private vehicle


Comfortable hotel

Included Activities

  • Yangon - Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Yangon - City Orientation Walk

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