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CYCLING TOUR OF MYANMAR

CYCLING TOUR OF MYANMAR

Cycling Adventures

Trip Type Cycling Adventures

Duration 12 Days 11 Nights

Route Arrival Mandalay - Amarapura – Sagaing - Mingun - Mandalay – Monywa - Pakkoku - Bagan - Cycling the temples - Popa - Meikhtila – Kalaw – Inle – Indain – Heho – Yangon

Description

Exploring Myanmar on two wheels will allow you to see the perspective view of locals’ life. Let’s Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR  with Jolly Myanmar your holiday.

Itinerary

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 1 - Arrival Mandalay

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 1 - Arrival Mandalay

Cycling Tour of Myanmar  starts upon arrival you will be welcomed by our local guide and car driver and transferred to Mandalay which was the last capital of royal kingdom and the second largest city of Myanmar. And check in the hotel, check the bikes. You will then visit Shwe Nan Daw monastery, Kuthodaw Pagoda which is renowned as “The World’s biggest book”. And drive up to Mandalay Hill for a sunset to cap off your first day in the Golden Land.

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 2 - Amarapura – Sagaing- Mingun-Mandalay (B/-/-)

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 2 - Amarapura – Sagaing- Mingun-Mandalay (B/-/-)

 After Cycling Tour of Myanmar breakfast at the hotel, your guide will take you on a bike ride to Mandalay’s outskirts. Your first destination is Amarapura, “the city of immortality” . Stop here to visit U Bein Bridge, the longest teak bridge of the world and the bridge spans about 1.2 kilometers in length and offers fabulous views of the surrounding farms and streams. Continue by bike across the Irrawaddy River to Mingun (33 kms/ app 2 hours). Visit the main sites of Mingun beginning with the famous Mingun Pahtodawgyi. This huge brick structure was left unfinished after an astrologer predicted the King’s would die should the temple be completed. In the 1800s, an earthquake left several large cracks in the structure. Continue your visit at the beautiful white Hsinbyume Pagoda whose distinctive style is meant to resemble the mythical Mount Meru. Then see the Mingun Bell which weighs 90 tons and is considered the world’s largest uncracked ringing bell. Then return to Mandalay by boat. The car will be waiting for you at the jetty and go back to hotel.

Overnight at Mandalay.
Ride up to 50 km.

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 3 - Mandalay – Monywa (B/-/-)

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 3 - Mandalay – Monywa (B/-/-)

Today Cycling Tour of Myanmar we transfer about an hour to the small town of Myin-Mu and then start our ride to the authentic Burmese town of Monywa. This is a pleasant ride on a tarmac road with little traffic as we cycle through the Chindwin Valley through tiny villages and plantations which produce a range crops from orange orchards to sugar cane.
On the way, we cycle a bit off road and will stop at the tallest standing Buddha image in Myanmar, Laykyun Setkyar. The Buddha image is 116 meters and is quite a site and makes for great photographing as it stands just behind one of the largest reclining Buddhas in the country.
As you approach Monywa, you will stop at the Mohnyin Thambuddhei Paya. This temple dates back to 1303 and his famous for housing more than 500,000 images of Buddha. Cycle into the tiny town of Monywa and check in to your hotel for the evening.


Overnight at Monywa.
Ride up to 70  km

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 4 - Monywa - Pakkoku - Bagan (B/-/-)

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 4 - Monywa - Pakkoku - Bagan (B/-/-)

Cycling Tour of Myanmar the day with a transfer to Yezagyo (approximately 2 hours) and cycle towards the Irrawaddy River, there will be plenty of villages to stop and opportunities to interact with locals who rarely come into contact with foreigners. On the banks of the Irrawaddy River, you will reach the small river town of Pakkoku. For centuries the only way to reach Bagan, the original capital of Burma, was by boat. Until recent years when bridges and roads were built, Pakkoku acted as the gateway to Bagan. At Pakkoku, you will board a boat for a relaxing 2 hour ride down the Irrawaddy. At the jetty, the support vehicle will be there to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.


Overnight at Bagan
Ride up to 50 km

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 5 - Bagan- Cycling the temples (B/-/-)

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 5 -  Bagan- Cycling the temples (B/-/-)

After Cycling Tour of Myanmar breakfast at the hotel, spend a full day biking around the ancient temples. Start with a visit to the colourful Nyaung Oo Market where the locals come to buy and trade fresh produce and handicrafts. Continue to Shwezigon Pagoda, known for its magnificent golden stupa, and Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jatakas murals paintings. Your final visit this morning is at the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. This afternoon, observe the process of traditional lacquerware, one of Myanmar's best-known handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan. Then, visit Ananda, an architectural masterpiece reflecting the early-style of Bagan temple construction and containing four impressive standing Buddha images. Continue to nearby Ananda Okkyaung, one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan.


Overnight at Bagan
Ride up to 30 km

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 6 - Bagan – Popa (B/-/-)

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 6 - Bagan – Popa (B/-/-)

Cycling Tour of Myanmar 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. This afternoon you’ll feel the road rising as we ascend towards the national park that encompasses Mount Popa, the now extinct volcano.  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 our ride ascends steeply before landing us at Popa Mountain Resort. If you are feeling energetic, why not climb to the sacred summit of the Gods (Mount Popa’s peak). On the flat plateau lies Tuang Kalat Buddhist monastery —a focal point for annual pilgrimages to Mount Popa.

Overnight at Popa Mountain.
Ride up to 45 km

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 7 - Popa - Meikhtila (B/-/-)

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 7 -  Popa - Meikhtila (B/-/-)

This morning Cycling Tour of Myanmar check out from Popa Mountain Resort and ride to Meikhtila. The road is good and the traffic light, varied scenery and lots of stops make it an enjoyable ride. The terrain starts out quite hilly but there are options to ride in the support van if you wish. Along the way, you will pass by villages and you will have plenty opportunities to observe traditional lifestyles of the rural Burmese. Their life is lacking in many modern amenities yet the concepts of mutual help and cooperation are central to village life. Along with the Nats in Mt. Popa, there are a number of social and religious customs which prevail exclusively in this region of Middle Burma.  

Overnight at Meikhtila.
Ride up to 100 km

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 8 - Meikhtila – Kalaw (B/-/-)

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 8 - Meikhtila – Kalaw (B/-/-)

Today Cycling Tour of Myanmar continues to the former British hill station of Kalaw (approx. 100 km). On today’s ride, you will be able to see firsthand the diversity and regionality of Myanmar. You will begin riding along the toddy palm tree lined plains of the Ayerwaddy valley until you reach the bamboo and pine tree forests of the Shan Hills. 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 100 km

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 9 - Kalaw – - Indein - Inle lake (B/-/-)

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 9 - Kalaw – - Indein -  Inle lake (B/-/-)

Cycling Tour of Myanmar it is the last day of cycling of the trip you are going to ride to Lake Inle, second Venice (Approx. 80 km). It is undulated road and more downhill. On the way, you will pass by the small town, Aung Bann, the town of trading and you will the tribes selling the typical products, fruits and snacks. The road to Inle is renowned for its scenic beauties, the landscape, colorful vegetation, and tribes working in the farms, whole lots of village life on the way. And you will visit Shwe Indein Pagoda complex. And keep riding to Nyanung Shwe. You will end your cycling at the hotel.

Overnight at Nyaung Shwe.
Ride up to 80 km.

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 10 – Inle – Indain ( B,-,-)

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 10 – Inle – Indain ( B,-,-)

Cycling Tour of Myanmar 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 Inle.

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 11 – Heho – Yangon ( B,-,-)

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 11 – Heho – Yangon ( B,-,-)

After breakfast, cycling tour of myanmar you will be transferred to the airport to go to Yangon and after arriving visit the downtown Area with the Old City Hall and take a stroll along Colonial Buildings ending at the old Strand Hotel. In the afternoon visit Kandawgyi Park to take a stroll in the relaxation zone, Chaukhtetgyi Reclining Buddha image which is the biggest one in Yangon, and then drive to the most significant pagoda, Shwedagon, which the global scholars describe as One of Wonders in The World. Shwedagon plays very important role in the Old Burmese History not only standing as the holiest structure for the Buddhist all over the world. Afterwards, check in the hotel.

Overnight in Yangon.

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 12 – International Departure ( B,-,-)

Cycling TOUR OF MYANMAR 12 – International Departure ( B,-,-)

Today Cycling Tour of Myanmar you will be transferred to airport to fly back home.

  • 1 pax = USD 3512
  • 2 pax = USD 2131
  • 3-4 pax = USD 1841
  • 5-6 pax = USD 1765
  • 7-10 pax = USD 1655
  • Single Supplement = USD 355
  • 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