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Yangon-Bagan Bicycle Adventure

Yangon-Bagan Bicycle Adventure

Myanmar Stipvisite in Myanmar AsiaTrips

8 Days / 7 Nights

from Yangon / to Bagan

Tour Highlights
8 days and 7 nights of wonderful and exciting bike adventure
• Leisurely pedal across small tranquil villages and fields
• Come in contact and learn from the locals
• Cycle through the Ayeyerwady regions
• Hike up Mount Popa and visit the Temples of Bagan
• Journey by train to Pyay
• Cycle to Paung Ta Le to visit the beautiful, bustling morning market
• Visit the Shwe Bon Thar Muni Paya
• Relax in a bubbling mud pool
• Pass one of the driest regions of Myanmar
• Relax in the peaceful surroundings of Mount Popa
• Climb the 700 meter high extinct volcano
• Learn how palm juice is extracted
• Pedal your way through Bagan temple complex
• Take a break from biking and enjoy a scenic boat ride
Pedal your way to the Burmese countryside in this exciting 8-day tour. Visit ancient sites in Yangon and Bagan while enjoying the local scenery. Along the way, you will also get to visit famous markets, archeological sites, and villages. You will also enjoy a unique experience on top of the revered Mount Popa.

Itinerary

Day 1: Yangon – Pyay (-)

Upon arrival in Yangon your car and guide will greet you at the airport. The morning is free for sightseeing or shopping. Around noon you will board the ’71 up’ train to Pyay from the Yangon train station. The journey takes around  6-7 hours and you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Burmese countryside. There will be several vendors selling snacks, drinks and tea. Disembark just outside Pyay and continue by car the final hour to Pyay.

Overnight in Pyay.

Day 2: Pyay (B, L)

Fuel up with breakfast before setting off on your first day of riding. Starting from the hotel, bike 12 miles to Paung Ta Le to explore the lively morning market. The market is an important part of Pyay life featuring lively. Peruse the stalls and meet the local vendors. Stop for a cup of tea to complete your Burmese morning.

Next, stop at Payama, one of four stupas that once sat at the corners of the old Sri Khetra city. Bronze statues of musical troops were excavated at this site. Continue biking to Mhaw Zar and explore Sri Khetra archeological museum. Visit Baw Baw Gyi Paya, the oldest stupa in the area stupa, Lay Myat Nar temple and Ba Yin Ma cemetery and Payagyi, another corner stupa. Next, a visit to the famous Sal Tree, the tree under which Buddha was born, will leave you feeling inspired. You’ll return to the hotel for lunch and a break from the mid day heat.

This afternoon, cross theIrrawaddy River to visit Shwe Bon Thar Muni Paya. According to legend, the Shwe Bon Thar Muni Buddha image was one of three replicas of the Maha Myat Muni Buddha image. Return back to Pyay and climb up to Shwesandaw Paya to enjoy sunset. Overnight in Pyay.

Total Distance: approximately 48 km; 95% flat,5% slope of 10-20, 90% on tar road, 10% on dirt road

Day 3: Pyay – Magway (B, L)

After breakfast, you will depart by car and for Magway. Your biking tour will begin at Koe Pin Junction. You will travel 60 km on flat flat roads with limited traffic. Stop at some of the many villages along the way and get to know the friendly locals.

A lunch box will be served on the way, as well as some local soft drinks and fresh fruits. When you arrive at the main street near Thit Yar Kaut Village, you will be transfer the final 26 km to Magaway by car. Relax in Magway or explore the town. Take a trip across the Irrawaddy to Na Ka Pwe Taung, an unusual pool of bubbling mud with a nearby temple. Overnight in Magway.

Total Distance: 60km; Total driving distance 170 km; 100% flat, tar road

Day 4: Magway – Mt Popa (B, L, D)

Wake up early this morning and fuel up for a challenging ride to Mount Popa (90km). As you bike through this arid region, notice the toddy palm fileds. These trees play an important role in Myanmar life. They are used as building material, for houshold items, as medicine and tapped for thier juices. You will stop to observe the process of making toddy juice and sugar.

A lunch box will be served on the way, along with local soft drinks and fresh fruits. This afternoon you’ll reach Mount Popa Mountain Resort, your hotel for this evening. Sitting atop a volcanic peal, youwill enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding plains. Cool off in the swimming pool or relax with a cup of tea and contemplate the days adventures. Dinner this evening is at the resort. Overnight at Mt Popa Mountain Resort.

Total Distance: 122km; 100% tar roads; 90% flat or rolling hills, 10% uphill at a slope of 25

Day 5: Mt Popa – Bagan (B, L)

After checking out of your hotel, and climb to the top of the Mount Popa, important to Myanmar culture, religion and history. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, ancient Burmese animist spirits. Learn about nats and nat worship from your local guide and enjoy the spectacular views.

At the base, hop on your bike the journey to Bagan (50km). The route begins with a downhill coast, leveling out to flat roads through toddy palm farms and small villages. You will stop at a local village and lunch in a toddy farmer’s hut. After lunch, you’ll learn how they collect the sap from the toddy trees and process it into molasses, alcohol and other goods. As you approach Bagan, you will begin to see the ancient temple tops in the distance. Reach your hotel in Bagan, check in and relax. Overnight in Bagan.

Total Distance: 50 km; 100% tar road; 90% flat and 10% downhill

Day 6: Bagan – Biking the Temples (B, L)

Today will be spent on a leisurely biking tour of Bagan’s villages, markets and temples. Visit to the colorful, vibrant Nyaung Oo Market where locals come to buy and sell fresh produce and other goods. Learn of Bagan’s rich history at the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda.

Continue to Ananda Temple, one of Bagan’s most stunning temples. This temple houses two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed. Lunch at local restaurant. This afternoon, visit to a traditional lacquer ware workshop and observe the production of one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts. Continue biking through the Bagan plains and arrive at an elevated temple to watch the sun set. Overnight in Bagan

Total Distance: 16-20 km

Day 7: Bagan – Myitche – Pakokku – Bagan (B, L)

This morning you and your guide will bike to the jetty for a short ferry ride to the western banks of the river. Back on your bike, you will cycle to Myitche, a typical Irrawaddy River village. Stop by the morning market, a huge, colorful market selling fresh goods and handicrafts. Taste some of the many delicious local treats. Afterwards, you’ll visit a small village to watch locals weave housewares from rattan. (Note: due to the nature of this day we will not have a support car with us today. A motorbike will be accompanying the group with drinks and snacks as well as to take care of any emergency situations.)

Next, you will begin the journey to Pakkoku, a 40 kilometre shady, flat ride with limited motorists. You will cycle past fields of tobacco, cotton, chili and peanuts. During harvest seasons, you will have the opportunity to stop and visit with farmers as the work the fields. We’ll arrive in Pakkoku at midday. Pakkoku is a thriving market town and famous throughout the country for making the best ‘slippers’. You will visit a slipper workshop to see how these velvet sandals are made. Take time to pedal around the town and stop to have a bite of lunch. This afternoon,take a relaxing, private boat cruise down the Irrawaddy River (approximately 2 hours).

Overnight in Bagan.

Total Distance: 40 km (25 miles); 90% sealed, tarmac road; 10% dirt track

Day 8: Bagan Departure (B)

This morning is at leisure before transferring to the Nyaung Oo Airport for your onward flight.

Rates & Services

Rates: 01.05. 2016 – 30.09.2016

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room(single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 2.394 389
Hotel Category Superior 2.510 402
Hotel Category First Class 2.819 709
Note: On 24.12 and 31.12, some hotels charge for compulsory gala dinners. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.During certain dates, seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and Myanmar Water Festival in April. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

Rates: 01.10. 2016 – 30.04.2017

Price per person in USD (private tour) 2 persons in double room 1 person in single room(single traveller) Single room supplement
Hotel Category Standard 2.548 414
Hotel Category Superior 2.670 427
Hotel Category First Class 2.999 758
Note: On 24.12 and 31.12, some hotels charge for compulsory gala dinners. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.During certain dates, seasonal surcharges may apply, especially during Christmas, New Year and Myanmar Water Festival in April. Please inquire with us to find out whether this applies for your tour.

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For rates for 3 or more travellers in one booking, please inquire with our team.

Services included in our rates:
Accommodation with daily breakfast at the hotel booked
Transportation as per the itinerary
Air-conditions back up support vehicle
• English Speaking Biking guide
• Zone fees and entrance fees as per places in the itinerary
• Mechanic for groups of 5 and above
• Helmet, water bottle, Myanmar cycling jersey, snacks, meals as mentioned
• Tips for porters and restaurant
• Entrance fees
• Domestic flights & boats mentioned in the program
Services NOT included in our rates:
International and domestic flights (unless expressly mentioned differently above)
• Applicable Visa/s and fee/s
Travel insurance of any kind
• Additional meals, drinks, tips etc
Any meals that are not mentioned in itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
• Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping etc)
• Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (e.g. typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc
• Any extra surcharges or fees (e.g. peak season, historical sites, camera/video fees etc)
• Bikes info: Impeccably maintained Merida mountain bike with handle bar bags are included in the price. These are 9 speed (27 gears), aluminum frame bikes with hydraulic disc brakes, comfortable saddles and tyres to suite the terrain.
Travel dates [&] minimum no. of travellers:
• any day departure
• no minimum number of travellers
• this tour is a private tour and you will not be travelling with people other than those you booked with
As this is a private tour, you can depart on the day of your choosing and alter the daily sightseeing program to suit your interests. Inquire with our team to extend this tour or to combine it with our other programmes.

Our Selection of Hotels for You

Hotel Category Standard:
Pyay: Lucky Dragon **(* ) (Standard room)
Magway: Nan Htike Thu Hotel ** (Superior room)
Popa: Popa Mountain Resort  **** (Superior room)
Bagan: Shwe Yee Pwint Hotel *** (Bagan room) / Bagan Thande Hotel *** (Superior room)
Hotel Category Superior:
Pyay: Mingalar Garden  *** (Superior room)
Magway: Nan Htike Thu Hotel *** (Junior Suite)
Popa: Popa Mountain Resort  **** (Deluxe Garden View)
Bagan: Amazing Bagan Hotel  ****  (Deluxe)
Hotel Category First Class:
Pyay: Mingalar Garden  *** (Superior room)
Magway: Nan Htike Thu Hotel *** (Excutive Suite)
Popa: Popa Mountain Resort  **** (Deluxe Taungalat View)
Bagan: Aureum Palace Hotel ***** (Deluxe room)

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