CYCLING MYANMAR15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS PROGRAM
Yangon – Inle – Pindaya – Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Bagan – Yangon
Continue to some of Yangon’s most interesting sites including Chaukhtetkyi reclining Buddha Image, originally built in 1907 and 70 meters in length. Bogyoke Aung San Market (formerly Scott Market) was built in 1926 by the British Municipal Commissioner Gavin Scott. It is a shopping paradise for foreigners and locals alike with a wide array of souvenirs and handicrafts including traditionally woven silk and cotton.
The Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden Pagoda, is a 98-metre gilded stupa which lies to the west of Kandawgyi Lake, A wander around the Shwedagon is an unforgettable experience.
Afternoon visit includes Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State. See the traditional handicrafts – Silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a black-smith shop and a cigar-making works.
In the afternoon visit Pindaya Cave which is set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque lake, where thousands of different types of Buddha images are on display in the various cave chambers. Visit some local houses where families produce Shan Paper and parasols.
In the later afternoon, arrive back in the hotel
Drive to Kyone Village where the bike riding starts. While biking, enjoy the very charming scenery through the Shan Highlands. Biking route will be ended in Myo Gyi village (107 km, 450 – 1110 Hm up, 2200 Hm down) where one will take the car to Mandalay.
Take the bike to Mandalay Hill to enjoy the sunrise. Why don’t we sit in a Tea-shop to taste the tea culture which is very famous among Myanmar people?
Visit the gold leaf beaters – back-breaking work but highly regarded. Men now have the chance to place their gold leaves onto the most holy Buddha image of the country: the spectacular Mahamuni that’s been growing in size every year by more and more thick layers of gold.
We are going to taste the local train experience today (approx. 4 hours). Upon arrival at the station, transfer to the hotel by bike.
Explore the town centre by the famous horse-drawn carriages. Sightseeing continues to the local market and the National Kandawgyi Garden, the beautiful botanical gardens of Pyin Oo Lwin. The cooler weather allows many flowers and fruits, commonly found in temperate climates, to thrive here.
Overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Proceed to Sagaing located on the Ayeyarwady River, 20 km to the southwest of Mandalay on the opposite bank of the river. Sagaing with numerous Buddhist monasteries is an important religious and monastic center. The pagodas and monasteries crowd the numerous hills along the ridge running parallel to the river.
Ava,founded in 1364, remained the royal capital for almost 5 centuries. The impressive Maha Aungmye Bonzan, a monastery built in 1818 is the main attraction.
Continue to 1.2km long U Bein wooden Bridge to enjoy the beautiful sunset.
During the journeys we can admire the natural beauty of the river and the life its banks while relaxing on the sundeck. If time permits, stop at Yandabo, a village specializing in Pot-making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb.24, 1826. Visit the Pot workshops, the monastery and the school.
Disembark at the late afternoon in Bagan jetty.
Afternoon visits to lacquer craftsman’s workshop in nearby Myingaba village. Sightseeing continues with visits to Manuha Temple, built in Mon style in 1059, Nanpaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument that is said to have been the palace of King Manuha, and Myingaba Gu Byaukkyi Temple (under the protection of UNESCO), noted for its ancient monuments. Enjoy the sunset at Dhammayazika Temple.
Transfer to the hotel.
Tour cost includes
- Accommodation in Twin/Double sharing room with breakfast
- Air conditioned car
- Domestic flights
- Private boat excursion in Inle
- Mountain Bike
- Entrance Fees as per mentioned program
- English speaking station guides in each region
- Porter charges at airports and jetties
- 2 bottles of Drinking water and 2 pieces of snow towel daily
Tour cost not includes
- Video and Camera Charges
- International Flights
- Personal Expenses and drinks
- Insurance (Medical, Travel, Personal Belongings
- Christmas & New Year special Gala Dinner
- Any other services are not available in this (specific) tour package, which are not stated in services inclusive
Regarding accommodation, it can be upgraded depending on your budget. We are working with numbers of good quality hotels ranging from 2* up to 5* Deluxe. Tourism in Myanmar has increased considerably in the past year and there could be a great shortage of hotels in most cities if the traveling period falls on high season (Oct~Mar). We will try our best to allocate best available hotels matching with your desired category.