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Apart from how difficult it is to actually write the review, only good things to say. The train ride is a real look into life of the locals, their commerce and their homes. The market we visited was fascinating. We went to a restaurant we would Never have found on our own and enjoyed the food.
Taking the circular train was a wonderful introduction to Myanmar. My guide Myat was wonderful, He pointed out interesting things, explained what people were doing and so helpful. just getting the right train was worth going with a guide.
There was only myself and one other, so it was like a private tour, I didn't feel like a mass of tourists taking up the train .
It was a weekend when I went, so the morning train was less crowded, in the afternoon there were different commuters . So spending the 3 hours and going on the complete trip was worthwhile as you will see different sites.
we stopped for lunch, which was in the cost. It was lovely and very generous, unfortunately I couldn't eat much as I was still jet lagged and too hot.
Make sure you have your water with you.
I liked the old rattly Chinese train over the newer Japanese trains, and getting off at the market was a good idea, I loved saying Hi and seeing what was for sale.
Excellent tour and Myo was great. Got to interact with local folk in the train ride. Market was amazing. Lunch and bird ride on trickshaw was also fun. Not a cushy tourist ride. Train is not air- conditioned and market is bustling. So happy to have found this tour!
We had a great time the guide was terrific! We had a great lunch in a tea house after the trip was an eye opener! Throughly recommend.was interesting to see the markets and identify what we had been eating
A fantastic way to spend a day checking out how the locals travel and live.
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.
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