Hands-on Yangon - Small Group Tour

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Yangon River Crossing
Yangon River Crossing
Local pottery
Local pottery
Pottery maker
Pottery maker
Peking ducks in the market
Peking ducks in the market
Candle production
Candle production
Local produce at the market
Local produce at the market
Local pottery shop
Local pottery shop

What To Expect

Across the Yangon River, the region of Twante is home to the Oh-Bo pottery community. Take a trip by local ferry and on foot to visit the artisans who create pottery using traditional methods and local materials. Feeling creative? Dive in with a hands-on lesson (literally) and learn how it's made. Finish it all off with lunch and a spectacular view from one of Myanmar's highest pagodas.


  • Meet with local pottery artisans and learn about their craft

  • Unleash your inner artist by trying your own hands at a traditional pottery creation

  • Escape the bustle of downtown Yangon with a ferry ride across the river to explore the area’s more traditional communities

  • Visit one of the country’s highest pagodas offering stellar views of the countryside

  • Get a taste for local flavors with a visit to a popular restaurant and nearby market


Tours in Yangon
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Asia Plaza Hotel
6 hours
daily at 9:00 AM
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Begin the tour with quick walk through the city's streets as you head down to the riverside and jetty. There, travel like a local on a public ferry across the mighty Yangon River. The journey is only 10 minutes long but it'll offer up a great view of daily river life - not to mention excellent photo opportunities!  

From here, either ride a private taxi or 'dyna truck' (a pick-up truck similar to a songthaew) through the countryside as you head toward the town of Twante where local potters work with traditional tools and local kilns and materials. Once there, visit the community artisans and not only see some of their products but also learn how their work is produced. Fancy getting your hands dirty? Then participate in a literal hands-on lesson as you test out their traditional pottery methods.   

Next up, walk for about 20 minutes uphill to reach Shwesandaw Pagoda, one of the highest pagodas in Myanmar. Take in the fantastic view of the surrounding area and feel 1,000 years of history at your feet.  

Hungry? Good, because your next stop is a popular local restaurant that specializes in vegetarian cuisine. The restaurant is situated close to the local market. Have plenty of time to relax and explore the area.   

Finally, your tour finishes with a return ferry ride, but not before your guide has pointed out a few note-worthy sites on the ride back. Board the boat to re-cross the Yangon River and head back into downtown Yangon. 


  • English speaking guide

  • Transportation via ferry, taxi and/or dyna truck

  • Lunch


  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please Note

  • Participants must be at least 6 years old to join this tour.

  • This tour operates as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Tour takes approximately 5 to 6 hours.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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