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Adventures in Golden Land

Duration

10 days

Price From

$2000

when

Nov, Dec

Destination

Myanmar

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Adventures in Golden Land

What a wonderful experience to discover a country by this fascinating vehicle, which is the bicycle. Myanmar is one of the most mysterious country of Asia, offering excellent road trip to all level of cyclists. Adventures in Golden Land will take you in the heart of Burmese culture and history.

day by day

day 1

ARRIVE MANDALAY | DINNER

Today, after a moment to relax in your hotel, you will immerse yourself in the Burmese daily life before your first visit. In the end of afternoon, you will head to Kuthodaw Pagoda, where you could admire the world biggest book, before visiting Shwenandaw Monastery, known also as the Golden Palace. Just before sunset, you will reach the top of Mandalay Hill for a stunning view of Mandalay and the Shan Plateau.

Overnight in Mandalay.

day 2

ANCIENT CAPITALS DISCOVERY | BREAKFAST ; LUNCH ; DINNER

Today you will discover Mandalay and its rural area on your bicycle. Your journey includes: Amapura, where you will discover one of the biggest monasteries dwelling more than thousands of Buddhist monks and the famous U Bein Bridge ; Sagaing, to ramble around Meditation Centers, Monasteries, and Nunneries ; Mingun, where you will visit U Min T hone Sal, the “30 Caves” Pagoda.

Finally, you will reach the little river harbor of Mingun to take a boat to Mandalay for about one hour.

Overnight in Mandalay.

day 3

THE MYSTICAL BAGAN | BREAKFAST ; DINNER

After a 4 hours ride across Burmese countryside, you will set up in Bagan. In late afternoon, you will take your bike for a plain ride. You will firstly reach Ananda Temple, masterpiece of Bagan, before heading to Manuha Temple, sheltering four huge Buddha Images. Then, you will continue to Dhamayangyi Temple, the biggest temple in Bagan and finally Sulamani, a 12th century temple. Your day will end with a breathtaking sunset on the top of the temple.

Overnight in Bagan.

day 5

KALAW EXPLORATION | BREAKFAST ; LUNCH ; DINNER

After an early breakfast, you will embark for a short flight to Heho (possibility to do it by car). Upon arrival, you will hit the road to Kalaw for an exploration of this charming city. You will visit the local market, before walking up the hill to observe the architectural particularity of Kalaw. Enjoy a walk around the Old Catholic Church, Kalaw Railway Station built in 1918, the colonial buildings on East Circular Road, and the Nee Paya, bamboo strip lacquer Buddha images in Pinmagon Monastery.

Overnight in Kalaw.

day 4

MYIT CHAY - PAKOKKU | BREAKFAST ; PINIC LUNCH ; DINNER

After a full breakfast, you will cross Irrawaddy river by boat to start your bike ride to the typical village of Myit Chay, where tourists are rare. You will embark for an hour boat trip to Kyaung Chaung. Upon arrival, you will ride about 13 kilometers up to the charming local market of Myit Chay before continuing your ride to Pakokku passing by many villages and rice fields on the road side. You will take a break and enjoy your picnic lunch in Pakokku before your boat trip back to Bagan.

Overnight in Bagan.

day 6

TREKKING TO THA YAW ROUND | BREAKFAST ; LUNCH ; DINNER

Today, you will be driven to your trekking departure point and enjoy a day tour to ‘Tar Yaw’ Palaung tribe village. You will trek to Tha Yaw round (including Palaung traditional houses) and visit hill tribe villages, discovering traditional lifestyle of these minorities, preserving their identity despite of the modernity pressure.

Overnight in Kalaw.

day 7

CYCLING UP INLE LAKE BANKS | BREAKFAST ; LUNCH ; DINNER

Today, you will hit the road to Nyaung Shwe via Shwe Yan Pyay, an old wooden monastery. You will pedal from here to Indein Pagoda complex, via Aung Pan. You will discover Indein Village and ancient pagodas. All along the road, you will pass many small villages, rice fields and vegetable plantations where local life inspire by its simplicity and beautifulness. In the afternoon, you will take a boat ride to your hotel for your own relaxation.

Overnight in Nyaung Shwe.

day 8

EVERYDAY LIFE OF INLE & BURMESE VINEYARD | BREAKFAST ; LUNCH ; DINNER

Today, you will explore one of the local 5 days floating market before a boat excursion on the lake, discovering floating gardens, floating villages, Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, and In Paw Khone village to observe the silk weaving and lotus petal robe weaving loom. In the evening, you will enjoy a short bicycle ride or Tri-shaw transfer to the Red Mountain vineyard for sunset and local wine tasting.

Overnight in Nyaung Shwe.

day 9

YANGON EXPLORATION | BREAKFAST ; LUNCH ; DINNER

After an short flight to Yangon, you will start your exploration of the former capital by Chaukhtatgyi, huge reclining Buddha Image, the Scott Market and the old colonial districts of Yangon. The next stop will be at Shwedagon Pagoda, symbol of the city before an evening walk around busiest streets of Chinatown, paradise of local food vendors.

Overnight in Yangon.

day 10

DEPART YANGON | BREAKFAST

After your last breakfast in Myanmar, you will be transferred to Yangon Airport for your onwards flight.

Trip Details

TOUR PRICE

Group Size 1 person 2 persons 3 – 6 persons Single Supp.
Deluxe
Premium
Superior
  • Prices are quoted in USD and net per person.
  • Prices are subject to change with or without prior notice. Amasia Travel reserve the right to change the quoted prices.
  • Prices do not apply over Christmas and New Year.

What you get

  • Nine nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, six lunches and nine dinners
  • Transportation and transfers in air-conditioned vehicle
  • All sightseeing as specified, including entrance fees
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Domestic flights as specified (Heho > Yangon)
  • Government tax and service charges
  • Excellent quality trails bikes and cycling equipment

What you Don’t

  • International and airport taxes
  • Myanmar visa
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and drinks, etc.
  • Any other services not specified in the itinerary

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