Myanmar, with its magnificent surroundings and beautiful landscapes, is absolutely one of the most unique countries for cycling. Myanmar bike adventure tour is designed to experience the country, it’s culture, religion and the people along the way to explore every tour-attraction-avenue in the country. From the chilly Shan Hills to the central plain Mandalay, descend down the splendid colonial charms of Pyinoolwin, riding along the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River, crossing through the desert like terrain with rolling hills of the Popa Mountain Range and cycling amongst the thousand of temples in Bagan, visitors will find a real taste for their passion of outdoors and enjoying it on a bike. It is a flawless tour, a combination of colorful country-side with glorious ancient Myanmar capitals.
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Tour Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Tour Type: Adventure
Cities: Yangon, Mandalay, Myitthar, Myingyan, Bagan, Mount Popa
Price: From US$ 1900/person
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Day 1 Yangon Arrival
Arrive in Yangon where you will be welcomed by your local tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Late afternoon visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar’s most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds, rubies, sapphires and topaz – a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this “Golden Land”.
Day 2 Yangon – Mandalay by flight
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for your morning flight to Mandalay, the city of bicycles. Start biking from the airport after assembling. The supported pick-up will be waiting you and following you on the way to hotel. Recommend to bike until you get near the city. And then you will be transferred to the Hotel. Bike to some highlights in Mandalay such as Mahamuni Temple, craft shops and sunset at Mandalay Hill. Overnight at Mandalay City Hotel.
Day 3 Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing – Amarapura – Mandalay by boat + bike
After breakfast, bike to the jetty. Cross the Ayeyarwaddy River by a private boat (45 minutes). Visit Mingun,an exclusive village and asylum for KING BADON whose dedications are of today-tourist-site. Things to see are unfinished and semi-ruined Pathodawgyi Pagoda, Mingun bell and Myatheindan Paya which is a resemblance of the universe. Bike to Sagaing along the Ayeyarwaddy River, one of the ancient capitals in Kobaung Dynasty. Your supported vehicle will be waiting for you. Drive up the Sagaing Hill, nestling a number of monasteries for retreat, viewing the Mighty River from the top. Return by your support vehicle or continue cycling along the avenue via the river bank is on your wish. Arrive back Mandalay and overnight at hotel.
Day 4 Mandalay – Myitthar by bike
Biking out of the city is not fun and you will be transferred out of Mandalay for about 20 minutes to avoid the congested traffic. Bike southward along the superb high-way for about 40km and arrive Kyaukse, the rice bowl during the Bagan period. This thriving small town is assumed to be the birth place of Burmese, according the British scholar G.H Luce. Then, turn right to a by-way and arrive Myittha, a small charming town. Best place to be local as today night stop is arranged in a Monastery with very simple accommodation.
Day 5 Myitthar – Myingyan by bike
Say goodbye to the chief monk. Breakfast shall be at a local tea-house near the market. Have a leisure walk there and bike to the south further. The road is flat, narrow and roughly tarred. Pass through many villages along the way. Should you take delight in visiting a local house on the way, the guide and the driver with you shall be of assistance.
Day 6 Myingyan – Mt. Popa by bike
Today shall be the most beautiful day to bike. The road is typical to the central dry zone. Begin biking across the dry interior of Myanmar. There are a number of places where they have yet to build bridges so we bike through dry riverbeds or small streams. Tonight we stay at a lovely lodge overlooking Mt. Popa, the site of a popular Buddhist temple build on top of a free-standing volcanic plug and home of the Nats, impish gods who can allegedly have the power to make your life delightful or miserable.
Day 7 Mt. Popa – Bagan by bike
After hiking to the top of Mt. Popa, it is just a short, easy ride across the desert plain to the Bagan. The area is intoxicating. We have another very good hotel in Bagan, perhaps Myanmar’s most important and impressive historical site. Spreading over 15 square miles on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River Bagan is an enormous, ancient collection of temples and stupas. Some are crumbling ruins. Others have been magnificently restored.
Day 8 Bagan
What make the experience of cycling with 2000 millennium old religious edifice better? Relax and enjoy this special place. There will be a formal tours of some of the major temples in the Bagan area or you are welcome to explore the area on you own. This evening we will take a boat ride on the Ayeyarwady River. There is a golf course in Bagan. Both a caddy and an umbrella bearer come with your green fee!
Day 9 Bagan – Yangon by flight.
Morning at leisure or continue explore the rest archaeological zone or bike to a local village and witness the simple life of Bagan people. First, see the market at Nyaungoo and continue seeing the architectural works on the temples. Fly back to Yangon with evening flight.
Day 10 Yangon departure
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your return international flight.
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