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BREEZE CYCLING TOUR

BREEZE CYCLING TOUR

Cycling Adventures

Trip Type Cycling Adventures

Duration 8 Days 7 Nights

Route Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Myingyan – Bagan – Mt. Popa – Kalaw – Indein – Nyaung Shwe - Inle – Heho – Yangon

Description

Exploring Myanmar on two wheels will allow you to see the perspective view of locals’ life. Let’s cycle throughout Myanmar with Jolly.

Itinerary

Breeze Cycling Tour Day 1 – Arrival at Mandalay

Breeze Cycling Tour

Breeze Cycling Tour will start upon arrival at Mandalay, guide will greet you at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check in. After checking into your hotel and freshening up a bit, go for the bike fitting and go up to the top of Mandalay Hill for a sunset to cap off your first day in the Golden Land.

Overnight at Mandalay.

Breeze Cycling Day 2 – Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Myingyan – Bagan (B,-,-)

Cycling Day 2 – Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Myingyan – Bagan (B,-,-)

After breakfast at the hotel, it’s time to begin cycling! We will take some time to do a bike fitting before heading out to Mandalay’s outskirts.  Heading to the southwest of the city, your first destination is the 18th century capital of Amarapura (17 kms/ app 1 hour). Stop here to visit U Bein Bridge for a walk along this 200 year-old teak bridge.  The bridge spans over 1.2 kilometers in length and offers fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams.  Then, we will continue cycling through Ava Bridge and touring around the Ava (Innwa). Afterwards you will continue cycling to Myingyan.  Upon arrival at Myingyan, you will be shuttled on to Bagan for your hotel check in.


Overnight at Bagan.
Ride up to 107 km

Breeze Cycling Day 3 – Bagan Temple Cycling (B,-,-)

Cycling Day 3 – Bagan Temple Cycling (B,-,-)

After breakfast at hotel, spend a half day biking around the ancient temples. Start riding through Dhamma-ya-za-ka Pagoda, which has pentagonal terraces structure instead of the usual Bagan pagodas, and Dhammayangyi Temple - the most massive structure in Bagan. Continue to Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jatakas murals paintings and Shwezigon Pagoda, known for its magnificent golden stupa, after visiting Sulamani Temple. Proceed cycling to old Bagan by passing through Wetkyi-In and Taung Bi Villages for your different experience. On the way, you can see the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. Your final visit this morning is at the Thatbyinyu Temple, the highest one in Bagan. After taking a morning cycle around the Archaeological Zone, return to your hotel for a dip in the pool to avoid the heat of Bagan.  In the evening go out for the sunset.

Overnight at Bagan.

Ride up to 30 km

Breeze Cycling Day 4 – Bagan – Mt. Popa – Kalaw (B,-,-)

Cycling Day 4 – Bagan – Mt. Popa – Kalaw (B,-,-)

As our biking route leaves Bagan and heads further into the countryside, you will begin your ride by weaving through some of the lesser visited temples of the region.  The country roads are dotted with small plantations and lined by the toddy-palm tree. The toddy-palm plays an important role in Myanmar rural life, beyond creating juice and sugars, it provides materials for making household utensils, building and medicines. You will have a chance to stop at a roadside toddy manufacturer and observe the process of creating toddy juice. From here, you’ll feel the road rising as our cycling begins an ascent towards the national park that encompasses Mount Popa, the now extinct volcano.  This is the most challenging stretch of the cycle trip as you will be climbing a steep incline to reach the summit. Hundreds of macaque monkeys are known to inhabit this region, but they are not the only ones that live here. Mount Popa is also known as the abode of the Mahagiri Nats (local spirits). So important are these spirits to the people of this region, they are worshipped every year during a festival that takes place from May to June.  The final stretch of ride is a steep ascend before landing us at the heart of the national park. If you are feeling energetic, why not climb to the sacred summit of the Gods (Mount Popa’s peak). After visiting Taung Kalat, take your private coach and transferred until to reach Kalaw.
Kalaw is a charming little town with a mix of local and colonial-style houses. The slightly higher elevation means that the air temperature is usually much cooler than much of the country. After checking in to your hotel you may wish to enjoy a stroll around town or simply relax at your hotel.

Overnight at Kalaw.
Ride up to 55 km

Breeze Cycling Day 5 – Kalaw – Indein – Nyaung Shwe (B,-,-)

Cycling Day 5 – Kalaw – Indein – Nyaung Shwe (B,-,-)

In the morning begin a thrilling ride through the Shan Hills. The journey takes us downhill away from Kalaw to a small trade center “Aung Ban” where local ethnic people come to sell their products. Keep continue your ride to Indein and enjoy the scenic view on the Shan Mountains range on the way.
Nyaung Shwe is the gateway to Inle Lake, a charming town at the base of the hills with a colourful morning market, many monasteries and a laid-back atmosphere.

Overnight at Nyaung Shwe.

Ride up to 80 km

Breeze Cycling Day 6 – Inle sightseeing (B,-,-)

Cycling Day 6 – Inle sightseeing (B,-,-)

Today will be full day tour on the outrageously beautiful lake by private boat to see a colorful 5-day market where the hill tribes come to exchange their goods with the lake people. While on the boat tour, you will also observe the unique lifestyle of Inn Thar people… the leg rowers, floating gardens, fishermen with strange fishing gears etc. Visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda one of the main principle shrines in Myanmar and dating back to the 18th century; continue to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries on the lake and where inside its large wooden meditation hall and are over 200 year old ancient Buddha statues. Then take a boat ride to Innpawkhone, weaving village to see the only one lotus thread producing and weaving of the world. And ride the boat down a small canal will take you to the Pa-Oh village of Indain, positioned on the western shores of Inle lake.  Take a leisurely stroll around the village before ascending to the top of a hill. Once you have arrived at the summit, you will be greeted by an iconic Buddha image which sits enshrined among hundreds of stupa ruins and overgrown shrubbery. Then ride back to your hotel by enjoying sunset on the lake.


Overnight at Nyaung Shwe

Breeze Cycling Day 7 – Inle – Heho – Yangon (B,-,-)

Cycling Day 7 – Inle – Heho – Yangon (B,-,-)

This morning transfer to the Heho airport for your flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, you’ll venture downtown to explore the city centre and its fabulous mix of architecture and sites. The streets are filled with historical buildings many of which have a faded colonial charm not seen elsewhere in Asia. You’ll start at the post office – a lovely historic building- and walk to Sule Paya in the middle of downtown, passing by Strand Hotel, Mahabandoola Garden and Independence Monument along the way. Then visit Little India and Chinatown, a colorful cacophony of restaurants, temples and markets. Reach Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, where there is time to browse through the dozens of stalls and shops. This is Yangon’s best market for handicrafts and other goods. (Note: Market is closed on Mondays and public holidays).

In the late afternoon, you will continue to Shwedagon Pagoda the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Although the origins of the pagoda are unclear, the local legend states that the original structure was built 2500 years ago then renovated several times until taking its current shape in the 15th century. The 8-sided central stupa is 99 meters tall and gilded with gold leaf and is surrounded by 64 smaller stupas and your guide will show you around the massive complex, explaining why this temple is so revered. Enjoy breathtaking views of the golden stupa from this vantage point.

Overnight at Yangon.

Breeze Cycling Day 8 – International Departure (B,-,-)

Cycling Day 8 – International Departure (B,-,-)

This morning you will be transferred to airport to fly back home.

  • 1 pax = USD 1173
  • 2 pax = USD 1399
  • 3-4 pax = USD 1217
  • 5-6 pax = USD 1173
  • 7-10 pax = USD 1107
  • Single Supplement = USD 220
  • Accommodation in Twin Room / Double Sharing Room
  • English Speaking regional guides
  • Meals as mentioned in the program as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Private air-conditioned van for transfer and sightseeing
  • Domestic Flights
  • Mingun Boat
  • Daily Water & Towels
  • Fuel and Toll Gate Fees
  • All entrance fees mentioned above and boat fees
  • Myanmar Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Early check-in and late check-out fees at the hotel
  • Tips for the guides, drivers, bell-boys, etc.
  • Other meals not mentioned and Beverages!
  • International airport tax if any!
  • International flight ticket
  • Entrance fees for extra site visit not mentioned above
  • Grand United Hotel or Similar (Yangon)
  • Hotel Yadanarbon or Similar (Mandalay)
  • Kaday Aung or Similar (Bagan)
  • The Nyaung Shwe City Hotel or Similar (Nyaung Shwe)

BREEZE CYCLING TOUR

Tour Type - Cycling Adventures

Duration - 8 Days 7 Nights

Route - Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Myingyan – Bagan – Mt. Popa – Kalaw – Indein – Nyaung Shwe - Inle – Heho – Yangon

ADVENTURE CYCLING TOUR

Tour Type - Cycling Adventures

Duration - 13 Days 12 Nights

Route - Yangon – Heho – Inle lake - Indain - Pindaya – Mandalay – Mingun - Mandalay - Monywa - Bagan – Mt. Popa - Bagan– Yangon – International Departure

10 DAY 9 NIGHT TRIP

Tour Type - Cultural

Duration - 10 Days 9 Nights

Route - Mandalay – Amarapura – Ava – Sagaing – Mingun – Mandalay – Bagan – Mount Popa – Heho – Pindaya - Naungshwe – Inle - Indain – Heho - Yangon - Dhala – International Departure