Myanmar Bike Tour

THIS ADVENTURE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation with full daily breakfasts.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All tips for local staff.
  • Ground transfers & transportation with A/C vehicles.
  • Domestic flights with airport taxes and local boat fares.
  • Purified water provided throughout the program.
  • Experienced English speaking local guides.
  • Hand sanitiser and masks supplied on tour vehicles.
  • Optional: Balloon flight over Inle Lake
    – $295 USD/person

DAY 1: Arrival into Yangon / Transfer to Hotel
• Arrival into Yangon by international flight.
• Meet and greet assistance on arrival by our driver and local guide. • Transfer to the hotel. (Check-in time is approx. 2 pm).
• Check-in at hotel and time at your leisure.
• In the evening, enjoy the sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda and the
surrounding complex. Shwedagon Pagoda rises 326 ft (99.3 m) above its base. Erected more than 2500 years ago and enshrining eight hairs of Buddha placed in a treasure chamber deep within its base. It is the highest symbol of the peoples devotion to Buddhism.
• Dinner at a local restaurant.
• Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

DAY 2: Yangon – Bago – Golden Rock
• Full breakfast at hotel. 
• Early morning check-out from hotel and drive from Yangon to the rural town of Hlegu. It takes about 50 minutes to get to Hlegu.
• Take your bike trip along the road which leads to Bago town, passing villages and rice fields. (about 145 Km). 
• Enjoy a light lunch at a local restaurant in Bagao.

Day 3: Golden Rock Sightseeing
• Full breakfast at hotel.
• Take a bike trip for about 50km through to Saung Daigyi, Saung Daigwa village, Wingalaw Village Junction, Nga Pyaw Taw and return back to the hotel for a nice, refreshing shower.
• Lunch at a local restaurant.
• Take a truck ride to the base camp for your visit to the Golden Rock. The truck will stop at the half-way camp and you will then walk to reach the pagoda platform. Tour around the pagoda platform while enjoying the panorama views.
• Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 4: Golden Rock – Yangon
• Full breakfast at hotel.
• Check out and return back to Yangon via Bago.
• Start your bike trip to Winkalaw Village and Kyaung Village, then proceed to SeinLae Tin Resort where your vehicle is waiting for you.
• Sein Lae Tin Resort is about 19 Km from Kyaik Htee Yopagoda, and 167 Km from Yangon.
• Enjoy a light lunch at Sein Lae Tin restaurant. Drive to Bago. Upon arrival in Bago, visit the Kyaik Pun Buddha figure, Bago Market and Shwe Thar Lyaung reclining Buddha Image.
• Before entering Yangon, if time permits, visit the Htaut Kyant War Cemetery (fallen allied soldiers of World War II).
•  Arrive in Yangon and hotel check in.
• Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Day 5: Yangon – Heho – by Flight / Khaung Daing – Nyaung Shwe
• Full breakfast at hotel.
• Transfer to YangonAirport for yourboarding flight toHeho (ETD 08:00 /09:15 -Approximately). Arrive Heho airport,start bike trip toKhaung Daing Villageabout 1 and halfhours. Proceed to Nyaung Shwe by bikeand break time atNyaung Shwe then continue soft bike trip to Red Mountain estate toenjoy lunch and wine tasting.
• Transfer by car to your hotel and check-in.
• Dinner and Overnight at hotel in Inle Lake.

Day 6: Yangon – Heho – by Flight / Khaung Daing – Nyaung Shwe
• Full breakfast at hotel.
• Take a boat trip to Lake Inle. Full day sightseeing by boat on the lake.
• First we will go to the village where the five day market takes place and meet the Pa-O hill tribe, the unique Inntha one leg boat rowers and see their special fishing style.
• Visit the Phaungdaw Oo Buddha Images, floating gardens, and enjoy the views of boats and people transporting all their crops via the lake.
• Proceed to the lotus weaving workshop industry and Ngaphachaung Monastery.
• Dinner and overnight at hotel at Lake Inle.

Day 7: Inle Lake- Heho – Pindaya
• Full breakfast at hotel.
• Start with a bike ride to Heho, about 2 hours (45 km) and on the way visit Nyaung Shwe and Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery and Pagoda.
• Stop at Heho for a break then start your bike trip to Baw Sai- Pindaya about (52 km).
• Pindaya Cave contains more than 8000 Buddha Images of all sizes, carved in wood, stone, marble and bronze, thickly covered with gold leaf.
• Upon arrival in Pindaya, visit the Pindaya Cave Pagoda and paper umbrella production cottages.
• Dinner at Green Tea Restaurant.
• Overnight at hotel in Pindaya.

Day 8: Pindaya- Ywangan- Mandalay B,L,D
• Full breakfast at hotel.
• Check out from your hotel and begin your bike trip to Ywa Ngan small town about 65 km away, passing through tea and vegetable plantation fields.
• Take a vehicle to Kyaukse then continue by bike from Kyaukse and arrive into Mandalay in the evening.
• Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

Day 9: Mandalay-Mingun by Boat / Amarapura
• Full breakfast at hotel.
• Travel by bicycle to the local jetty then cruise the Irrawaddy River for about one hour to Mingun.
• Mingun is located on the western bank of the Irrawaddy River, 7 miles upriver from Mandalay.
• Arrive in Mingun, then visit the unfinished pagoda; built between 1790 and 1797 by King Bodawpaya, which was split by an earthquake in 1838. It is possibly the world’s largest pile of bricks with each side of the enormous base measuring 240ft. The lowest terrace measures 460ft.
• The world’s largest working bell weighing 87 tons, cast in 1808 by Bodawpaya is also very interesting to see.
• The Hsinbyume or Mya Thein Tan pagoda built by King Bagyidaw in 1816.
• Start bike trip to AVA and enjoy your lunch at a river restaurant in AVA.
• Then by bike, to U Bein Bridge. U Bein Bridge, 1.6km long wooden bridge built over 150 years ago. Watch the sunset behind U Bein Bridge.
• Return to Mandalay.
• Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Mandalay.

Day 10: Mandalay-Sagaing -Monywa
• Full breakfast at hotel.
• Travel by bike along the Strand Road, following Irrawaddy River (50km) to Sagaing. Upon arrival in Sagaing, you will take a small truck up Sagaing Hill.
• Visit Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda, U Ming Thonze (Hall of Thirty Buddhas) and Nunnery quarters.
• Return to the foot of the hill by truck.
• From there, travel by vehicle to Monywa. If time permits, visit Thanbodday Pagoda and Buddhitahtaung Pagoda.
• Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Monywa.

Day 11: Monywa- Pho Win Taung / Sarlin Gyi- Monwa
• Full breakfast at hotel.
• After breakfast, start your bike ride to Po Win Taung, about 30km west of Monywa, located on the western bank of the Chindwin River. • Visit Pho Win Taung and Shwe Ba Taung Pagoda cave complex. This complexe of 492 cave temples are packed with 2588 Buddha figures and there are beautiful 16th century wall paintings in some of the caves.
• Drive across the Chindwin Bridge to Monywa.
• If time permit visit city tour in Monywa by bike.
• Dinner at a local Restaurant.
• Accommodation at Win Unity Resort, Monywa. (Superior rooms)

Day 12: Monywa Pakokku Bagan
• Full breakfast at hotel.
• Check out from hotel and start your bike trip to Pakokku via Chaung Oo. About 48km.
• On the way passing small villages and seasonal vegetable plantations. It’s nice to see the life of the village people and their culture. At Pakokku cross the Irrawaddy River to Bagan.
• Arrival in Bagan and hotel check-in.
• Dinner and Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

Day 13: Bagan – Mt.POPA – Bagan
• Full breakfast at hotel.
• Start your bike trip to Mt. Popa.
• Mt. Popa is about 30 miles (50km) from Bagan. Mt. Popa or Popa Taung Kalut is 2417ft high (737m), rising from the forest floor, like a tower. The mountain is an extinct volcano that may have erupted some 250,000 years ago. The 25 minute climb is quite steep but gets cooler as you get higher and the views are fantastic!
• On the way visit jaggery (palm sugar) production huts.
• After your return to Bagan, visit Myinkaba Lacquer ware village, Dhamayangyi Temple.
• Enjoy the sunset at Pyathatgyi Temple.
• Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the Hotel in Bagan.

Day 14: Bagan – Yangon B,L,D
• Full breakfast at hotel.
• Early rise in the morning to take a bike trip to watch the Sunrise over the temples of Bagan.
• We visit Nyaung U local market and some famous Pagodas on the way back to the Hotel.
• Breakfast at Hotel
• After breakfast, check out from hotel and Transfer to Nyaung U Airport for your Air Kanbawza Flight K7 265 from Nyaung U to Yangon.
• Upon arrival into Yangon, transfer to the hotel and check in.
• Rest of the day is at your own leisure.
• Dinner at Golden Duck restaurant.

Day 15: Departure from Yangon
• Full breakfast at hotel.
• Time at your own leisure.
• Transfer to Yangon airport to board your international flight home.

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TRANSFER: Transfer to Domestic Airport.
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