Depart by private vehicle upon morning or afternoon pickup from your centrally located hotel in Yangon. Then set off to see this city of contrasts with your personal guide on hand to offer insight.
Sule Pagoda is your first stop, a 2,000-year-old Buddhist site flanked by colonial-era government buildings such as Yangon City Hall and the former High Court Building. See the Independence Monument, situated in the heart of Maha Bandoola Park.
Just a short drive away lies Bogyoke Aung San Market (aka Scott Market). Browse the bustling covered market for bargains including a variety of traditional Burmese products and handicrafts (closed on Mondays and public holidays).
During a photo stop on the shores of Kandawgyi Lake, your guide points out Karaweik Hall, designed to replicate a royal vessel. Then, proceed to the crown jewel of Shwedagon Pagoda (Golden Pagoda) for an extended visit (entrance fee not included). Towering nearly 326 feet (98 meters) over Yangon, the gilded stupa is believed to date back more than 2,500 years. Admire this magnificent structure, which is covered with hundreds of gold plates and encrusted with thousands of diamonds.
After your 4-hour tour of the former capital of Myanmar, your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.