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.
This is an unmissable insight into real life in Myanmar.
We were expertly guided by Thura whose knowledge and English were exceptionally good. Seeing the hustle and bustle of the market was an experience that will stay with us for a very long time. Even travelling on the train was fun and interesting. I would definitely recommend that you add this tour to any itinerary in Yangon.
This was a fun, relaxing journey that included a market stop half-way
that nicely broke the trip up. My guide Mo was clever and humorous.
He did a good job making sure I had a comfortable experience.
This was the highlight of the trip to Yangon. The guide Thura was fantastic. He was both knowledgeable and accommodating. You can do this trip on your own but it's so much better with a guide to answer your questions and help you get the most out of the trip. The sights, sounds and people you experience on the route are one-of-a-kind. This is such a worthwhile experience. I highly recommend it.
Thura was early and waiting for me his only customer on this tour. Thura is very knowledgeable, very friendly and helpful. The tour starts with a train ride to a market along the way I gained an insight into Burmese life and routine. When we arrived at the bazaar Thura took me for a stroll through an area of older village style housing with some very cheeky kids and adults in their homes. We then went to the market full of sellers of many variety of foods both raw and cooked. We came across a wedding taking place at a market restaurant and were promptly invited to share in the feast. This was an unexpected delight. The whole journey showed off the heart and soul of Yangon - it's beautiful people. This is a great tour and Thura is a terrific guide who is open and honest about the ways of these cheerful people.
Harry J USA
A very interesting look at local life in Yangon. My guide was very informative and made sure I saw everything including an extra visit to a Bhuddist ritual in a local monastery. Lunch was in a typical local Burmese cafe. This tour shows you the gritty backside of the city and not just the gleaming gold temples. The local markets are fascinating and watching the local people on this rather rickety old train was a real treat. Included was some walking through the side streets of the city.with the busy locals. A very unusual tour that should not be missed. It would be extremely difficult for a tourist to do this on his own as the trains are confusing at the station's and there is no language spoken other than Burmese.
A very good basic introduction to Burmese life-just be aware that this is about seeing life as the Burmese see it.!! Guide very good and everything went smoothly with meeting up.
Enjoyed being with 'real' people. Our guide Myo was great, very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of insight into life in Yangon.
An excellent introduction to daily life in Yangon. Whilst this is a trip you can do on your own, I would highly recommend taking a tour as you learn so much more about the country and its people. Our guide, Myo, was very personable, well informed and spoke good English, and made our trip come to life.
Great day. Great guide whose English was very good. He was happy to explain anything we did not understand. A good day sharing a train with locals and getting a glimpse of their daily lives.
The tour itself is not very scenic - unless you want to see what life along the RR tracks looks like. Although I did enjoy the brief stop at the vegetable market when we stopped at the half-way point. Lunch at a local Burmese restaurant was very tasty and authentic. So, I give the activity itself 3-stars. What really made it day special was my tour guide, THURA LWIN. His English was very good and he seemed to be knowledgeable. The hours passed in pleasant conversation. For him, I give 6-stars, hence the overall rating of 4.
This will not be everyone's cup of tea, but I really enjoyed getting out into the country side and seeing how people live. Market was fascinating.
Excellent way to see a bit of everyday life in Yangon. Travelling amongst the local people was a good way to get a glimpse of local ways of living. Visit to market was a great experience.
Tour did not run dont book this tour guide never turn up after 2 hrs wait
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