Myanmar Cycling Tour (13 Days/ 12 Nights)
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Yangon - Inle Lake - Pindaya - Ywar Ngan - Mandalay - Monywa - Pakokku - Bagan - Mt.popa - Yangon

13 Days/12 Nights Bike Tour Proposal

 

DAY  ITINERARY 
1 Yangon arrival & Evening: visit Shwedagon Pagoda if time permit 
2 Yangon – Heho (AM Flight) and Heho – Taung Toe Village – Khaung Daing Village – Red Mountain (by bike)
3 Inle Lake Full day sightseeing (by private boat)
4 Nyaung Shwe – Heho –  Pindaya Sightseeing (by bike)
5 Pindaya – Ywar Ngan – Mandalay (by bike)
6 Mandalay full day sightseeing (by private car)
7 Mandalay – Mingun – Sagaing – Ava – Amarapura – Sunset from U Bein Bridge (by bike)
8 Mandalay – Sagaing - Thanbodday Pagoda – Monywa (by bike)
9 Monywa – Ma U Village – Pakokku – Bagan (by bike)
10 Bagan Full day Sightseeing (by bike @ horse cart at sunset time)
11 Bagan – Nyaung Toe Village – Net Pa Lin Village -  Mt. Popa  –  Bagan Sightseeing (by bike)
12 Bagan – Yangon (AM Flight) and Yangon full day sightseeing (by private car)
13 Yangon Departure

 

DAY(01) YANGON ARRIVAL & EVENING: VISIT SHWEDAGON PAGODA IF TIME PERMIT

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Arrival Yangon by international flight. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Evening visit Shwedagon Pagoda rises 326ft (99.3m) above its base. Erected more than 2500 years ago and enshrining eight hairs of Buddha placed in a treasure chamber deep under its base. It is the highest symbol of the people's devotion to Buddha. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY(02) YANGON – HEHO (AM FLIGHT) AND TAUNG TOE VILLAGE – KHAUNG DAING VILLAGE – RED MOUNTAIN (BY BIKE)

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This morning, check out from the hotel and transfer to airport in order to leave for Heho. Arrival Heho you are now in the Shan State. Agreeable climate 800 meter above sea level. You are going to ride the bike from Heho to Nyaung Shwe. On the way, you are going to see local ways of life at Taung Toe Village. Then, proceed to Khaung Daing about 1 hrs. Visit Khaung Daing Hot Springs is the first natural hot springs in Inle Lake, Shan State. Natural hot mineral waters flow into the thermal pools and private baths providing the picturesque setting for fine relaxation and good health. In the evening: you are going to visit Red Mountain Vine Yard tasting. Transfer to the hotel and check in. Overnight at hotel in Nyaung Shwe.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY(03) INLE LAKE FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING (BY PRIVATE BOAT)

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This morning, start highlight sightseeing in Inle Lake. Take a short boat trip on Inle Lake to reach the hotel. Sightseeing by boat on the beautiful Inle Lake home to Inthar national race, many of whom live in stilted houses built over the water. Inle Lake is second largest lake in Myanmar, stretches 11 miles (17.7 km). On the boat trip you will visit the market places, floating villages and floating gardens, silk & lotus stem weaving. You can also see Inthar technique of leg-rowing where one leg is wrapped around the paddle to drive the boat and also their traditional way of fishing. Afternoon: visit the famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Nga Phe KyaungMonastery, one of the oldest monasteries on the lake to see ancient Buddha images. Overnight at Hotel in Inle Lake.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY(04) NYAUNG SHWE – HEHO – PINDAYA SIGHTSEEING (BY BIKE)

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This morning, our guide will pick up at hotel and transfer to biking point in order to leave for Pindaya, which is believed to contain more than 8000 Buddha Images of all sizes, caved in wood, stone, marble and bronze Thickly glided. Arrive at Pindaya,Visit Pindaya Caves, which enshrines thousands of Buddha images of all sizes of wood, stone, marble and bronze, some are richly covered with gold leaf. The caves are believed to contain over 8000 images. Shan papers production cottages are also interested to visit where handmade papers are produced from the plup of mulberry bark dried in the sun. Other cottage industry interesting to visit is oiled paper umbrellas used by monks and nuns. Every part is worked by hand. Transfer to the hotel and check in. Overnight at hotel in Pindaya.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY(05) PINDAY – YWAR NGAN – MANDLAY (BY BIKE)

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Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, check out from the hotel and start to bike to Mandalay by passing Ywar Ngan Township, which is located within Taunggyi District, Shan State. On the ways, you are going to see Denu tribe and explore about local ways of life. Then, proceed to Mandalay about 4 hrs. Mandalay is the second largest city and the last royal capital of Burma. Arrive Mandalay, transfer to hotel and check in. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY(06) MANDALAY FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING (BY PRIVATE CAR)

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Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, start highlight sightseeing in Mandalay. Drive to Amarapura, capital before Mandalay for visiting silk weaving industry cottages. Morning visit Amarapura Mahagandayone monastery where over thousands of monks are dwelling. Visit Mahamuni Golden Buddha Image, bronze casting and marble stone cutting craftsmen quarters and gold leaf beaters. Visit Mandalay Palace was built of teak wood on raised brick plinth gilded with gold and vermilion. The queens' chambers are laid out according to priority - 1 Southern, 2 Northern and 3 lesser queens in the West. Mandalay Palace took five years to construct, from 1857 to 1861. Visit Ku Tho Daw Pagoda also known as world's largest book, surrounded by 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist scriptures. It was built by King Mindon in 1857, modeled on the Shwezigon Pagoda at Nyaung U. Proceed to Golden Palace Monastery, which was once part of the palace complex where King Mindon lived. Evening view the sunset from Mandalay Hill. Overnight at Hotel in Mandalay.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY (07) MANDALAY – MINGUN – SAGAING – AVA – AMARAPURA – SUNSET FROM U BEIN BRIDGE (BY BIKE)

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Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, drive to jetty. Take a boat trip about 1 hr to Mingune, located on the western bank of the Ayeyarwady River. Arrive Mingune. , visit huge unfinished Mingun Pagoda built between 1790 and 1797 which was split by earthquake in 1838. It is possibly the world's largest pile of bricks. World’s largest working bell of 87 tons cast in 1808 by Bodawpaya. Mya Thein Tan pagoda an image of Sulamani Pagoda at the peak of Mount Meru in Tavatimsa plane of nats. In afternoon, you are going to return biking from Mingun to Sagaing crossing over the Sagaing Bridge. Continue to Inwa (Ava) by boat. Inwa was founded in 1364 and served as capital of Burmese Kingdom for nearly 400 years. Inwa’s finest attraction to visit is the teak Bagaya Monastery which dates from 1834. The 90ft high masonry watchtower Nan myin, the leaning tower of Inwa is all that remains of King Bagyidaw’s palace. Visit Maha Aungmye Bonzan also known as Me Nu Ok Kyaung, the brick structure built in 1818 is same style as common teak monasteries. Evening: enjoy beautiful sunset from U Bein Bridge, 1.6km long wooden bridge said to be the longest teak bridge in the world, built over 150 years. Overnight at hotel in Mandalay.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY(08) MANDALAY – SAGAING – THANBODDAY PAGODA – MONYWA (BY BIKE)

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Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Sagaing. In Sagaing visit Soon Oo Ponya Shin Pagoda, perched on the highest hill which offers panoramic views of the valleys and wide Ayeyarwady River. After visit to U Min Thonze (Hall of thirty Buddhas). Start bike trip to Monywa. On the way, visit Thanbodday Pagoda complex with more than 580,000 Buddha Images, all in seated or standing poses. Bodhi Tataung complex, three miles east from Thanbodday. Arrive Monywa, check-in at hotel. Monywa located on the eastern banks of Chindwin River is bustling up country town 84 miles (135 km) from Mandalay. Overnight at hotel in Monywa.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY(09) MONYWA – MA U VILLAGE – PAKKKU – BAGAN (BY BIKE)

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Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, check out from the hotel and visit local market. Start your biking trip to Bagan, on the way, you are going to visit Ma U Village in order to explore about local products and different ways of life. Then, proceed to Pakkoku, an unspoilt small town famous as a tobacco trading centre and for its weaving shops. Across the Ayeyarwaddy River by bridge to leave for Bagan, on the banks of the Ayerwaddy River is home to the largest area of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world, many dating to the 11th and 12th century. The shape and construction of each building is highly significant in Buddhism with each component part taking on spiritual meaning. Arrive Bagan, enjoy amazing sunset from one of the very famous pagoda if time permit. You will be transferred to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY(10) BAGAN FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING (BY BIKE @ HORSE CART AT SUNSET TIME)

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Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, Start for highlight sightseeing in Bagan. Visit Shwezigon Pagoda, prototype of later Myanmar stupa & of the famous pagoda of Myanmar. Kyansithar Umin, long dimly lit corridors decorated with frescoes. Htilominlo Temple, 150ft high temple with fine plaster carvings, glazed sandstone decorations in the base. Ananda Temple, one of the most beautiful temples in Bagan built by King Kyansitthar. Visit Thatbyinnyu Temple, tallest in Bagan, Myinkaba Gu Byauk Gyi Temple with mural paintings, then to Manuha Temple which houses four immense Buddha images, Myinkaba lacquerware village to see the manufacturing stages. Take the horse cart and enjoy the sunset from Shwesandaw Pagoda. Overnight in Bagan.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY(11) BAGAN – NYAUNG TOE VILLAGE – NET PA LIN VILLAGE – MT. POPA – BAGAN SIGHTSEEING (BY BIKE)

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Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, village and Paya Thonzu worth for seeing its 13th century mural painting. Start your biking trip to Mt. Popa by passing local Phwarr Saw Village, Nyaung Toe Village, Net Pa Lin Village, where you can see really amazing local daily activities and explore about jaggery (palm sugar) production huts. Proceed to Popa (about 3 hours). Popa Taung Kalut is 2417ft (737m) standing apart from higher forested mountain, looks like a tower. The mountain was shaped out of a volcano that may have erupted some 250000 years ago. The 25 minutes climb steep and stiff. It gets cooler as you get higher and views are fantastic. In the late afternoon, return to Bagan and you will be transferred to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Bagan.

Meals : Breakfast

DAY(12) BAGAN – YANGON (AM FLIGHT) AND YANGON FULL DAY PRIVATE TOUR (BY CAR)

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Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to airport in order to leave for Yangon. Arrive Yangon, AM walk along Strand Road Yangon River to see the busy harbor area, from where ferries leave for Pathein in the Delta and for upcountry towns along the Ayeyarwady River. Take a short drive to visit China town market and photo stop around old colonial buildings. Visit Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott Market) closed on Every Monday and gazette holidays. Walk on the busy streets of downtown. In the evening the pavement turns into a night-market with a variety of goods on display. It is the opportunity to see “the real Yangon”. Farewell dinner at Karaweik Restaurant with Myanmar culture show. Overnight at hotel in Yangon.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

DAY(13) YANGON DEPARTURE

Breakfast at hotel. Free relax and leisure till departure. Transfer to Yangon airport to aboard the international flight.

Meals : Breakfast

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