Fantastic cultural experience- especially the market stop which was amazing.. Our guide was always trying to meet our needs and made sure we had an outstanding experience.
cheap way of seeing the ordinary life of Burmese at ground level using train for daily commuting, farming activities, school going children, fresh product in the morning market, hawkers , office workers and etc.
Carrie-Leigh New Zealand
Fabulous day on Circle Train tour. Our guide, Thura, was awesome and knowledgable. Lunch was very good and the visit to rural food market was so interesting. Really loved the train ride.
Had a very good time and would highly recommend this company and guide. Fantastic!
I was lucky enough to have a one to one tour. The tour guide was fantastic. He just kept throwing information at me. The market that we stopped off at was interesting, very busy, you need to watch for people carrying masses of fruit on their backs as they can't see you so you must listen for a kissing sound and then quickly move out of the way. On the train back he brought some fresh fruit and e had a little picnic which was nice. After the trip we went to a local restaurant. I just let him order the food as I didn't know what was best, he chose well.
I would highly recommend this trip.
This was such a great way to see local life in and around Yangon, and the market stop half way was incredible. Just massive and buzzing with energy. This tour is rough and rugged though, so if you are expecting an air-conditioned, comfy train ride this isn't for you. That being said, I had an absolute blast and if that is your thing you will love it. The trains seem quite confusing, so it was really great that we chose to go on this tour with a guide. Our guide Thura was wonderful. I would say aside from the Shwedagon Pagoda, this was one of the highlights of my trip. Well worth it.
Our guide Thrua did a great job in explaining everything that we asked, ranging from the culture of Myanmar to everything that we pointed out at. He was a great host and took great care of us. You get to see the real Myanmar on this tour. Worth your dollar.
Great fun and a good thing to do to see a lot of the city. The photo is rather misleading though, as you go on real trains, not something small like we thought from the photo! Our guide was great and was happy to answer our countless questions, so we learnt lots about the country.
tour was very good and very interesting. i love markets. arthritis in my right hip got very bad at the time
and i didn't get off the train in time on the way back. the door closed between us and the train took off back to town. the guide did catch up with me though. she was excellent. i think her name was kay.
This was one of the best experiences during my time in Yangon, the guide was professional and very informative, he answered any questions and gave me a real insight into day to day life. The train itself was quiet due to the election but this meant that you could interact with those on the train when approached and feel completely at ease.
The tour was excellent, highly recommended if you travel to Yangon, much better to do it with local tour guide than yourself, it is a great way to experience local culture authentically. Myo was the tour guide, he is super friendly and personal, knowledge and fun.
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