In the morning transfer to hectic Pandsodan jetty to board a local ferry to cross the Yangon River. Upon reaching Dhala, travel by local trishaw through the town. The scenic town is remarkably different from nearby Yangon, with many trees, local neighborhoods and quiet side streets filling the area. While in Dhala you’ll visit the market and have plenty of opportunities to stop and interact with the friendly locals. After visiting the village and market, proceed to the monastery to learn about monastic life in Myanmar. The monastery also serves as a community centre and is an important part of rural Burmese life. Return by boat to Yangon, observing life along the river and reflecting back on your excursion to Dhala. Begin a walking tour of downtown (note: car at disposal if you wish to do tour by car) The walk takes around one hour and passes by fading colonial buildings such as the Post Office, City Hall, Customs Office and local residences. Visit Victory Monument and Sule Pagoda. Lunch at LinkAge, a non-profit restaurant promoting life skills among Yangon’s street kids. Next walk a few minutes to Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, where there is time to browse through the dozens of stalls and shops. This is Yangon’s best market for handicrafts and other goods. (Note: Market is closed on Mondays and public holidays). If you wish take a stroll around colorful Chinatown and visit one of Yangon’s Chinese temples Return to your hotel to enjoy the evening at leisure.
Overnight in Yangon
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch