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Dala Half-Day Discovery Tour

by BT Tours
Price Not Available
Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • A visit to the lively & traditional community of Dala

  • Laid-back ambiance in Myanmar's countryside

  • Scenic ferry crossing across the Yangon River

  • Unique rickshaw ride past the rural, rustic sights

  • Visits to beautiful Indian-inspired pagodas & stupas

Highlights

  • A visit to the lively & traditional community of Dala

  • Laid-back ambiance in Myanmar's countryside

  • Scenic ferry crossing across the Yangon River

  • Unique rickshaw ride past the rural, rustic sights

  • Visits to beautiful Indian-inspired pagodas & stupas

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Dala Half-Day Discovery Tour

Activity Location

Dala

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Strand Hotel's Lobby

    Strand Rd

    Yangon


Description

Just across the Yangon River from the center of Myanmar's largest city, you can find a wonderful mixture of sights in the bustling township of Dala. This half-day tour takes you to lively markets, Buddhist temples, and grand monuments for a unique look at Burmese life.

A ride from your hotel brings you to the riverbank on the outskirts of Yangon, where a ferry carries you across the water. When you arrive in Dala, join the rush of the crowd as commuters mingle with vendors and hawkers who carry an assortment of snacks in trays perched on their heads.

Once a rickshaw takes you along the waterfront and through tree-shaded lanes, ride through the countryside to the Baung Daw Gyoke Pagoda. See pythons hanging in tangled knots from the windows and slithering around the statues, and then take a short walk to see the Chinese pond to see designs of Confucian statues, owls, deer, and golden lions with heads that look like monkeys.

Finish your visit with a look at the unusual Indian-inspired pagodas and stupas, plus a stop at the 1,000 Buddhas, a replica of the famous site at Monywa, before you head back to Yangon and your hotel.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Dala

  • Ferry ride


Exclusions

  • Beverages, bottled water, and snacks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • If you are pregnant or have back, neck, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Dala Half-Day Discovery Tour ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

4 out of 5

2/5 Jun 10, 2019

The tour started with a 10 minute ride on a three level ferry that was rather overcrowded. A recipe for disaster. The seat on my trishaw was way too small for my big ass so I spent a long time sitting on a metal frame which sent pain through my body with every bump and pot hole; and there were many. I was taken for a look around the village; visited a market, which was claustrophobic inside, smelt like death and was hot as fxxx. I was then taken to a monastery, which also provided secondary education' and this was certainly no highlight. No one really around on a Sunday either. I was then taken to the trishaw driver's house to see how they live, etc. This was nice and was made to feel very welcome by his family. This turned into an hour as it started pouring! After all that I got to go back to Yangon on the death ferry. Dala was extremely dirty with rubbish, a lot more than I had experienced elsewhere. There also seemed to be a million more feral dogs that the rest of Myanmar

Beth F

Perth, Australia

Nov 20, 2016

It turn out to be just myself on the tour and I had the most lovely guide Win who took such great care of me and had such a good knowledge of the Dala region. What touched me the most was the beautifull people who live in such poor conditions. I also really like the snake temple.

A verified traveler

Australia

Aug 5, 2016

Mr Myint Naing friendly, knew the area well and organised the tour very well. From the moment we got on the ferry everything was arranged. Rickshaws took us to a fishing village, rice paper and candle "factories", local markets, the 1,00 Bhuddas and trees and finally to Bhudda's Temple of Enlightenment where there are pythons throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed the time and it represents good value for money Geoff (Australia)

A verified traveler

Australia