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Yangon by Circular Train: Life Along the Loop provided by Yangon Urban Adventures

Yangon by Circular Train: Life Along the Loop

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 14/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Yangon by Circular Train: Life Along the Loop
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.
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Updated 14/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Exploring Yangon without a guide may mean skimming the city’s surface—missing out on its key places, way of life, and off-the-beaten-track neighborhoods. Delve deeper on a small-group tour that takes you on Yangon’s circular train line, with a guide to explain local life and culture. Pass through often-overlooked districts, stop to visit a local market, savor lunch at a Burmese restaurant, and disembark downtown to see St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Independence Monument
    Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
    At Independence Monument In Maha Bandula Park, Downtown Yangon
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  • 1
    Yangon Circular Train
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Da Nyin Gone Market
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 3
    St.Mary Cathedral
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Yangon Central Railway Station
    Kun Chan Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
    Yangon Central Railway Station (Kunchan Road) in Downtown Yangon
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Highlights
  • Ride Yangon’s circular train line on a revealing small-group tour
  • Feel the city’s pulse rather than just sightsee, with a guide for insight
  • See off-radar districts, visit a market, and view St. Mary’s Cathedral
  • Capped at 12 for personalized experience, with local lunch included
Important Information
Departure Point
Independence Monument, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Duration
6h
Return Details
Yangon Central Railway Station, Kun Chan Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Train fare
  • Lunch with tea or coffee
  • Entrance fee of St.Mary Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Yangon Circular Train
  • Entry/Admission - St.Mary Cathedral
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Dress in Myanmar is conservative, so lightweight, long-sleeved clothing is appropriate. Skirts, dresses, and shorts should be knee-length or lower. Wear comfortable walking shoes and check the weather before you leave
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and a raincoat if necessary
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Travelbug60750 wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego, California51 contributions10 helpful votes
Really enjoyed this since it affords one the opportunity to see people going about their daily lives. I got to talk to the locals on the train; they were all so friendly, as was pretty much anyone I came into contact with in Myanmar.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Andrew H wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia26 contributions1 helpful vote
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Had a great day travelling on the circle train with our guide Myo. Such an interesting experience seeing life on the train as it worked it's way around the city. The Fresh fruits market was the highlight of the trip. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Paul & Edith wrote a review Mar 2020
Tokyo, Japan10 contributions2 helpful votes
We started the tour by viewing the rich architectural buildings and cathedral, which was a great way to experience the colonial heritage in Myanmar. The circular train was an interesting way to see a different perspective of local Myanmar life. Passengers ranged from regular
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Date of experience: February 2020
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L.T wrote a review Feb 2020
Newcastle, Australia96 contributions59 helpful votes
This was a viewing recommended to us and one we were interested in but could not expected what we experienced ! We finally got on the train with the guidance of our driver and sat under of fan in a rear carriage! What an experience we had from the guard with the automatic rifle
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Date of experience: February 2020
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KaiandMimi wrote a review Feb 2020
Berlin, Germany53 contributions36 helpful votes
This was a great experience. Sat in a carriage with a load of nuns and locals who shared their oranges with me. This is a good way to see the outskirts of the city at very little cost - good and bad.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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About the operator

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bikerbabe22
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This is the BEST was to explore ancient Mandalay and area.
Thanks to my excellent tour guide Moe Moe, I had a wonderfully fulfilling day exploring Mandalay and area. Moe Moe
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Taytaypuff
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Great Tour!
Had a great time on the tour. I lucked out and it ended up just being me on the tour. Myo was great! Very informati
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mac8915
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Street food tour
This was a bit of both looking around the night markets and food stalls as well as a city tour. The guide (sorry I
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heidisally
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Great intro
This was a really good way to start a trip here alone in Yangon. Got an overview of local food as well as how to wa
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shivangi s
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the trip never happened
if possible i would have rated them zero bcoz its been an hour & v r waiting at independence monument but there is
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conqueringexplorer
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They cancelled and I’m still being charged
I booked two tours through this company. The Circular train on the 10th and this for the 11th. They told me throug
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Supsters
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Great and relaxing tour with a fun guide!
Our first day in Bagan and we didn't want to do anything too strenuous after a day of travel. This was perfect. Our
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Metmarthasari
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a golden trip in Yangon
This trip is very recommended if you have only couple days in Myanmar. As they will take you to famous spots, you w
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Mary N
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This Tour Overflows with Experiences
It's a wild understatement to say that this tour was fun and constantly provided interesting experiences. The guide
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yayoikusamalulu
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First time to Yangon
A short getaway to Yangon and we wished to know more about the city and its culture. We started our first day with
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iruwa
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Take You For a Ride - great tour!!
We were so lunky to meet our guide Peter, and had a great experience in Yangon. Really appreciated for his help and
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Irish_Kiwi77
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Fantastic tour
I have to say I really enjoyed this tour and found it a great way to see a lot of the sites surrounding Mandalay. T
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Irish_Kiwi77
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Very informative tour
I decided to take this tour on my first day in Yangon (and Myanmar), as I thought it would be a good way to get a f
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Andrea H
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Perfect Morning Tour!
In addition to seeing some of Mandalay's major attractions (with excellent narration by knowledgeable tour guide Zi
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Go366803
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Great tour
Had day tour with Peter. He was so knowledgeable and showed us great time. Learned a lot about Myanmar and really e
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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