16 Days – 15 Nights (Cycling Tour)
Yangon – Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin – Lashio - Thibaw – Kyauk Me – Monywa - Bagan – Popa - Yangon
Day – 1: Yangon
Meet with our guide on arrival at the Yangon international
Airport and transfer to the hotel. Today's sightseeing tour
includes the old colonial style city center, the gilded Sule
Pagoda, dating back over 2,000 years. In the evening visit
to the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most spectacular
religious monuments will conclude the tour of this
picturesque Garden City. The golden dome of the Shwedagon
Pagoda rises 98 meters above its base and is covered with 60
tons of pure gold. Accommodation at the hotel, in Yangon.
Day – 2: Yangon – Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin (Flight, Car)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport for a domestic
flight to Mandalay. As soon as you arrive at Mandalay
airport you will proceed directly to Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar’s
highland city of flowers. Arrive Pyin Oo Lwin and start
cycling tour in Pyin Oo Lwin. Accommodation at the hotel, in
Pyin Oo Lwin.
Day – 3: Pyin Oo Lwin - Naung Mon - Lashio ( By train)
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast transfer to train
station with typical horse cart of Pyin Oo Lwin. After 55
kilometres out of Pyin U Lwin en route to Lashio you will
pass gokteik viaduct which was built in 1896 by the
Pennsylvania Steel Co. and is the second highest railway
bridge in the world. After about 2 hours by train from Pyin
Oo Lwin you will arrive Naung Mon station and drive to
Lashio. Arrive Lashio in the evening and cycling tour in
Lashio . Accommodation at the hotel, in Lashio.
Day – 4: Lashio - Thibaw
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast starts cycling to
Thibaw (about 70 kilometres ). On the way you will visit
natural hot spring and you can also see seasonal fruits and
local people. Arrive Thibaw. Thibaw is the town of (Saw bwa)
means Maharajar and it is also native town of our last king
Thibaw who is the last king of Myanmar kingdom. .
Accommodation at the hotel, in Thibaw.
Day – 5: Thibaw
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast take the boat in the
Zawgyi river to visit small villages to see ways of life of
local people. It will take about 2 hours walk for the round
trip. Accommodation at the hotel, in Thibaw.
Day – 6: Thibaw - Kyauk Me
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast start cycling to
Kyauk Me ( 36 kilometres ). You can see tea plantation,
small workshop of making papers which is use for Chinese
funerals and Khaw Pote, a very popular Shan snack made by
glutinous rice. Kyauk Me is also famous for Khaw Pote.
Accommodation at the hotel, in Kyauk Me.
Day – 7: Kyauk Me - Pyin Oo Lwin
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast starts cycling until
Zee Pin village. From Zee Pin village cycling again to Pyin
Oo Lwin. From Kyauk Me to Pyin Oo Lwin is about 92
kilometres. Today is probably the most challenging riding
day of the trip. As we pass from one mountain valley to
another, the road snakes, winds and climbs though a heavily
forested canyon. Accommodation at the hotel, in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Day – 8: Pyin Oo Lwin - Mandalay
Breakfast at the hotel. After late breakfast starts cycling
to Botanical Garden and local market. Then proceed cycling
until Mandalay is about 73 kilometres from Pyin Oo Lwin.
Accommodation at the hotel, in Mandalay.
Day – 9: Mandalay – Amarapura – Sagaing – Mingun -
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast start cycling to Sagaing,
ancient capital of Myanmar in 13 century. It is situated
about 46 kilometres from Mandalay. On the way visit
Amarapura. Then proceed to Mingun, famous for its 90 tons
weigh ringing bell and also known as the largest ringing
bell in the world. Then back from Mingun by boat through
famous Ayeyarwady river. Accommodation at the hotel, in
Day – 10: Mandalay - Monywa
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast start cycling tour to
Inn Wa, ancient capital of Myanmar. Then continue by car to
Myin Mu. From Myin Mu starts cycling to Monywa ( about 77
kilometres) across the dry interior today features a ride
west into the desert landscape of central Myanmar where
bullock carts still significantly out number cars. There are
several interesting sites to explore on the way to the
provincial capital of Monywa including Thanboddhe pagoda
with over 500,000 Buddha images, a monumental reclining
Buddha image and Boddhi-tataung Pagoda, home to a grove of
ancient 1000 banyan trees. Accommodation at the hotel, in
Day – 11: Monywa - Po Win Hill - Monywa
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast start cycling to Jetty
there you can take the boat about 15 minutes to cross the
Chindwin River. Arrive Nyaung Pin Gyi jetty and start
cycling to Powin Hill. At Powin Hill there are natural lime
stone caves and the caves themselves contain Buddhist
statues and murals dating to the 17th and 18th centuries.
Most exhibit the Inwa style, though some may date as for
back as the 14th to16th centuries. A covered stairway climbs
a hill to the main cave shrine, but there are dozens of
large and small caves in the area filled with old Buddha
images. Accommodation at the hotel, in Monywa.
Day – 12: Monywa – Pakokku - Bagan
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast you will be transferred
by car to Chaung Oo to start cycling today heading south out
of Monywa we take a seldom-driven road through a rice
growing region along the Chindwin River to Pakokku, a port
city set south of the Chindwin confluence. On the way you
will stop in PAKHANGYI to visit one of the oldest ornate
teak monasteries of the country. You will visit the typical
local market (if time permit) and possibility to see the
weaving of the characteristic Myanmar cotton blankets. Here
we take a local boat across the river and continue cycling
into Bagan for sunset on a pagoda. Accommodation at the
hotel, in Bagan.
Day – 13: Bagan
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast start cycling tour along
the river side across the Nathtaukkyaung, Taungbila village,
university of lacquerware then continue to explore the
Nyaung Oo Market which is very active in the morning not
only for the local people but also for the tourists, then
continue to the Shwezigon Pagoda a prototype of later
Myanmar stupa. Then to the Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi Temple with
fine mural paintings of Jataka scenes Ananda Temple, an
architectural masterpiece resembling a Greek Cross. In the
evening cicyling to visits some of the beautiful monument
and sun set at Pyathagyi temple. Accommodation at hotel, in
Day – 14: Bagan – Popa - Bagan
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast start cycling to Mt Popa,
an extinct volcano where you will climb the monkey-populated
hill (feeding them if you're brave enough), for a panoramic
view of the surrounding area. It is just a short, easy ride
across the desert plain of Bagan. Mt. Popa is the site of a
popular Buddhist temple build on top of a free-standing
volcanic plug and home of the Nats, impish gods who can
allegedly have the power to make your life delightful or
miserable. Accommodation at the hotel, in Bagan.
Day – 15: Bagan - Yangon (Flight, Car)
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast transfer to
airport to take domestic flight to Yangon. Arrival Yangon
where you will visit Bogyoke market, formerly known as Scott
Market and china town to enjoy a colorful vegetable market.
Accommodation at the hotel, in Yangon.
Day – 16: Yangon Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Yangon
International Airport for your departure flight.