Myanmar Shore Excursions

Myanmar Shore Excursions

This is the short guide of top sightseeing suggestions for travelers who arrive in Myanmar by cruises such as MV Discovery, Crystal Cruises... As all the cruises arrive at Thilawa Port in Yangon, we focus on the excursion in the south with some suggestion to explore the highlights of the north at a glance also.

Yangon city Tour - 1 day tour

Our guide and driver will pick you up from your cruise for a full day visit of Yangon. You will start will a guided walk from Sule Pagoda to Botahtaung pagoda which lies by the riverside. On the way, you will encounter some of the most prominent British colonial buildings, witness the local foodstalls, book store and typical teashops. Followed by the exploration of China town and Scott market, you will immerse in the beauty of Shwedagon, the most iconic pagoda of Myanmar. Sunset by Shwedagon is one of the most precious moments during your visit in Myanmar.
Return to your ship upon request.

Essential Yangon and Syriam

In addition with the discovery of Yangon`s mustsees: Chauktatyi pagoda, national museum, Yangon down town, this tour offers a chance see the rural life in Syriam, taking a boat trip to the floating pagoda of Le Te which located in the middle of Yangon River.

Best of Yangon with Bago - 2 days

This tour takes you to the one of the richest archeaological sites in Myanmar. What you should expect on this trip: the biggest reclining Buddha statues in the country, the famous palace of King Bayinnaung along with the quintessience of Yangon city.

Note: all the above excursions are designed with day return back to the cruise/ ship on same day

Golden Rock Discovery - 3 days

If you have 3 days and would like to spend 1 night onshore then this tour has something to charm you. Golden Rock is one of the holliest sites in Myanmar for Buddhist pilgrimage, boasting the unique pagoda and beautiful surrounding. There is a big taste of local life on the way.

Yangon and Bagan for 3 to 4 days

With return flights from Yangon, you will be lost in the magnificience of Bagan sacred temple plains which is stuffed with more than 2500 pagodas and temples built from eleven century. You will have at least 1 full day exploring Ananda, Minanthu, Gawdamgyi,.. pagodas and one of the highlights in Bagan is the beautiful sunset on Irrawaddy River.

Some notes
- Cruise Passengers need to have Myanmar Visa for visiting any sites in Yangon. This visa can only be obtained through an Embassy of Myanmar
- The port is not closed to the city, it takes 30 minutes to 45 minutes to reach the city center.

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