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Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Back Roads Through Burma tour

Back Roads Through Burma

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
11 days
From: $ 3,915 $ 356 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden pagoda
  • Visit the famous temples of Bagan by bike.
  • Explore the famous Hpo Win Taung caves
  • Enjoy the sunset at the Pagoda hills

Short Description

Explore the backroads of this magnificent country by bicycle in on this truly unique adventure which takes you across stunning countryside and mountain trials. You will get to visit some of the region’s best hidden cultures as well as see many of the iconic sights along the way. A truly magical experience.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Yangon
End City Mandalay

Travel Theme

Cultural Cycling & Biking

Destinations

Cities & Attractions

Bagan Mandalay Shwedagon Pagoda Yangon

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Trip Includes

  • Experienced professional cycling English speaking guide, second guide/mechanic from 8 pax up.
  • All airport transfers and private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Truck with spare parts + car/bus (according to group size) following all the way.
  • All sightseeing entrance fee as stated in the itinerary.
  • All meals mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • Two drinking water bottles for sightseeing per pax per day.
  • Snacks for cycling days (fruit, cookies, water, Electrolytes)
  • Overnight stays at standard hotels minimum 3* with daily breakfast.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Yangon arrival

Meal: Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Grand United

Upon arrival at Yangon airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your accommodation. Check-in at your hotel and relax at your leisure. This evening, transfer from your hotel (short walk or private vehicle) to Pan Suriya traditional Burmese restaurant for an unforgettable dinner and drinks. Enjoy beautifully decorated dishes of innovative Burmese cuisine with a different approach. Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel Grand United

Yangon (Rangoon), the former capital of Myanmar is still the largest city. It is the country’s economic hub and home to over seven million people. Instead of modern high rise buildings, the streets of the city are lined with impressive colonial buildings and a stroll through the leafy boulevards of town will feel like you have stepped back in time. Walk along Pansodan Street and admire the colonial style General Post Office and High Court. Stroll further towards the river and observe the City Hall and Customs House while passing religious pagodas and well maintained parks. After breakfast, start your day with a cycling trip to the river island. Lunch at local restaurant.  Continue the day with a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden pagoda, whose stupa dominates the city’s skyline. Then drive to Kandawgyi Lake and walk around taking in the local life and culture. Return to your hotel late afternoon. Overnight in Yangon.

Cycling Distance: 25 km

Day 3: Yangon – Inle Lake

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: AD1 hotel

After breakfast, transfer from your accommodation to the airport (with guide) for the flight to Heho. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by our guide and transferred to hotel in Nyaung Shwe. Take a rest at your leisure. In the afternoon start cycling around the lake. Return by boat and enjoy hot springs if time allows.

Cycling distance: 40 km

Difficulty: Moderate

Day 4: Inle Lake – Kalaw

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Nature Land Hotel

Today is a full day cycling from Nyaungshwe to Kalaw through Indein and Aungban. Stop for lunch along the way. Dinner and overnight stay at Kalaw.

Cycling distance: 80 km

Difficulty: Challenge

Day 5: Kalaw – Mt. Popa

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Popa Mountain resort

After breakfast, start your cycling day from Kalaw to Payangazu. Lunch is at local restaurant along the way. Then transfer to Mount Popa via Meiktila and stop for sightseeing there. Dinner and overnight stay at Popa.

Cycling distance: 80 km

Difficulty: Challenge

Day 6: Mt. Popa – Bagan

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Floral Breeze Hotel

In the morning, depart to visit Mount Popa. Rising 1,518 meters above sea level, Mount Popa is considered the sacred home of the spirits. We will cycle to Bagan and stop along the way at many interesting sightseeing stops. Lunch is at local restaurant. Late afternoon, end your cycling day with sunset at a beautiful pagoda in Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.

Cycling distance: 50 km

Difficulty: Moderate

Day 7: Bagan – Pakokku

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Juno hotel

Enjoy unrivalled views from a pagoda during the sunrise. Today we will visit the famous temples of Bagan by bike.

After lunch at local restaurant, transfer to Pakokku later in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay in Pakokku.

Cycling distance: 30 – 40 km

Difficulty: Easy – Medium

Day 8: Pakokku – Monywa

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Monywa hotel

After breakfast, start your cycling day from Pakokku to the countryside through rustic villages. Then transfer to famous Hpo Win Taung caves and stop there for a good look around. In the afternoon, continue cycling to reach Monywa. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and take a rest after a long ride. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight in Monywa.

Cycling distance: 70 km

Difficulty: Challenge

Day 9: Monywa – Sagaing

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accomodation: Shwe Pyae Son Hotel

In the morning, transfer to visit some pagodas in Monywa, especially giant Buddhas. Then continue cycling to Myinmu, stop on the banks of Ayeyarwaddy for lunch. In the afternoon, transfer to Sagaing. End your day by enjoying sunset at the Pagoda hills. Dinner and overnight stay in Sagaing.

Cycling distance: 70 km

Difficulty: Challenge

Day 10: Sagaing – Mandalay

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Nandi Myanmar Hotel

After breakfast, visit Sagaing Bridge then transfer to Innwa and Amarapura for sightseeing. Lunch at Amarapura. Start cycling to Mandalay until late afternoon to enjoy sunset at Mandalay hill. Dinner and overnight in Mandalay.

Cycling distance: 50 km

Difficulty: Moderate

Day 11: Mandalay departure

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

This morning is at your leisure. Lunch after check-out in Mandalay. Depending on the flight schedule, transfer to airport for your departure flight.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 12

Cancellation Policy:

Notice of cancellation of your holiday by you once it has been confirmed must be in writing to us. Cancellation charges will be calculated from the date we receive written notice of cancellation. Any amendment charges that arose before the cancellation, and any deposits paid for any pre-booked items or services will still be payable

If we cancel your holiday you will receive a full refund of all monies paid to us.

Deposits are non-refundable.

Land & internal air cancellation fees apply.

In addition cancellation fees per person/ per trip.

Days prior to Departure

45 or more

Deposit

30 – 44  

50% of total tour cost

21 – 29  

75% of total tour cost

0 – 20  

100% of total tour cost

Additional Information:

  • Please note that this proposed itinerary is subject to availability. We will only proceed with all reservations upon receiving your written confirmation. We recommend your confirmation as early as possible.
  • Please refer to the pre-departure guide which has been provided with this proposal.
  • Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All flight times are local.
  • All cycling/trekking distances are based on average distance and subject to guests ability and route conditions

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International flight to Myanmar.
  • Myanmar visa.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guides, drivers, porters, etc.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

Meals Included:

10 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches and 7 Dinners

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