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Myanmar Biking Tours: Mandalay to Bagan cycling (9 Days / 8 Nights)

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Myanmar Biking Tours: Mandalay to Bagan cycling (9 Days / 8 Nights)

Though it is famed for its regal history, unique culture and magnificent temples, Myanmar remains one of the least visited countries in Southeast Asia. Come discover this secretive land for yourself on a thrilling bicycle journey that will take you from the former royal capital of Mandalay to the temple-dotted landscape of Bagan.

Along the way, you’ll get a glimpse at the real face of Burma, as you cycle through rural countryside, sample flavourful regional cuisine, and chat with local traders, farmers, and artisans.

Day 1 – Arrive YANGON (D)

Arrive in Yangon. Meet your Exotissimo guide at the airport and transfer to hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2 – YANGON – MANDALAY (B,L,D)

Yangon Myanmar

After breakfast, transfer to Airport for the flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival at Mandalay, welcome by English speaking guide and transfer to hotel for check in. (The bikes will be carried by car to the hotel.) Full day free at leisure with car and guide available for sightseeing.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 3 – MANDALAY – AMARAPURA – MANDALAY (B,L,D)

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide joins you on bike to ride out of Manadalay. Heading to the south-west of Mandalay, 18th century capital, Amarapura and visit the U-Bien’s bridge the longest teak bridge in the world (1.2km). Proceed to Mingun by bikes and explore there.

In the afternoon, leisurely back by boat to Mandalay. Continue biking among the ”hidden” places in Mandalay including a gold leaves workshop, Mahamuni Pagoda and Mandalay Hill to observe the lifestyle and daily busy life of local people.
Overnight in Mandalay.

Day 4 – MANDALAY – SAGAING – MONYWA (B,L,D)

After breakfast, your soft adventure biking trip to Monywa is begins, west of Mandalay via Sagaing. It is situated about 140 km to the west of Mandalay on the east bank of the Chindwin River is Moniwa, a typical Burmese town. Moniwa is the major trading centre for agricultural products from the surrounding Chindwin Valley. The Thanbokde Pagoda with its 6,000 Buddha images, the Boddhi-tataung Pagoda with its grove of 1,000 sacred banyan trees and the huge reclining Buddha are the main sights of Moniwa.
Overnight in Monywa

Day 5 – MONYWA – PAKKOKU – BAGAN (B,L,D)

Shwesandaw Pagoda SunsetAfter breakfast, riding to Pakkoku via Myitche, it is a small village famous for local industry as Burmese slippers, woven blankets and paper-mache animals. Nice to know about Myanmar’s cottage industry. From Pakkoku, take the private boats (bikes go on the boat together) to Bagan .
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 6 – BAGAN (B,L,D)

After breakfast at the hotel, full day of biking around the ancient temples. Morning sightseeing of Bagan features the colourful Nyaung Oo Market, the Shwezigon Pagoda and its magnificent golden stupa, Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jatakas murals paintings and the elegant Htilominlo Temple noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. In the afternoon, observe the process of traditional lacquer ware, one of Myanmar’s best-known handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan. Visit Ananda, an architectural masterpiece of the early-style temple with four impressive standing Buddha images, Ananda Okkyaung, one of the few surviving brick monasteries from the early Bagan period.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 7 – BAGAN – MT. POPA – BAGAN (B,L,D)

After breakfast at the hotel, ride a bike to Mount Popa passing small settlements where men climb up the palm trees to collect the juice of it to make jaggery or liquor. Mount Popa has played an important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since the earliest times. Mt. Popa is likened to the Pathenon of Greece as it is the abode of Myanmar traditional Nats (Spirits).

It is fascinating to study how ancient Myanmars believed in Nats: 37 kinds in number. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. The view over the Myingyan Plain from the top of the Popa-Taung Kalat volcanic peak is simply breathtaking. Late afternoon, back to Bagan by bike or by car.
Overnight in Bagan.

Day 8 – BAGAN – YANGON (B,L,D)

Continue biking tour in Bagan to the Myinkaba village and Minnanthu village. At Myinkaba village, observe the process of traditional lacquer ware, one of the best-known Myanmar handicrafts and a specialty of Bagan. Visit the monuments of Myinkaba village, Gubyaukkhi, an early period Pyu-style temple of Hindu influence with some of the oldest mural paintings in Bagan, Manuha and Nanpaya temples.

In the afternoon, enjoy an excursion to the countryside village of Minnanthu, the least visited temple area in Bagan. Observe the local farmers’ way of life together with a visit to some of the most interesting temples such as Payathonzu, with its unusual architecture and Tantric Buddhism influence, Lemyethna and Nandamannya temples.In the evening, transfer to airport for the flight to Yangon.
Overnight in Yangon.

Day 9 – DEPART YANGON (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy the day free at leisure till the transfer to the airport for the departure flight.

Cost in US$ per person in the party (valid 30 Sep’12)

MANDALAY TO BAGAN CYCLING

2 pax

1,356

3 – 4 pax

1,162

5 – 6 pax

1,145

7 – 10 pax

1,022

11 – 15 pax

859

    Single supplement

93

INCLUDING:

– 8 nights accommodation in half¿double/twin at selected hotel category with Abf
– Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
– Entrance fee for the visit mentioned in the program
– 2 domestic flights RGN/MDL and NYU/RGN on Air Mandalay or Yangon Airways or Air Bagan including insurance surcharge & current fuel surcharge
– All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles
– Supporting van/bus (with space for bikes) during the biking trip
+ 2 people: Town Ace van
+ 3-4 people: Hice Ace van
+ 5-6 people: 22 seater minibus
+ 7-10 people: 29 seater minibus
+ 11-12 people: 33 seater coach

– Transportation of the bicycles RGN – MDL and NYU – RGN
– English-speaking throughout biking guide from Mandalay – Bagan (who will bike with the grp together) and English-speaking station guide in Yangon
– Private boat from Pakkoku- Bagan

EXCLUDING:

– Other meals not indicated in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
– Entrance fees for the sites not mentioned in the program
– Bike rental (usd 70/person)
– International flights to/from Yangon
– Other transfer for visits
– International Airport departure Tax: 10 USD/person
– Visa fees
– Tips & porters at the hotels
– Drinks and Personal expenses
– Any other items not mentioned in the included services

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the constant fluctuations of the world oil prices, local suppliers are liable to raise their contract rates without notice due to fuel increases. We always do everything we can to absorb such increases, however in some cases it can be impossible for us to operate the file without incurring a loss. In such cases we reserve the right to increase our price if necessary. This will always be with a minimum advance notice of 30 days.

We apologize for any inconvenience that may arise from these conditions. However we hope your clients understand that in this increasingly uncertain world, such measures are necessary and that by guaranteeing the price with full payment in advance, they at least have some control over the cost of their holiday.

Huong Viet Travel has been established since 2002 at Hanoi Capital of Vietnam & known as one of the most outstanding travel agents not only in Vietnam but South East Asia. With tour of all kinds: Cultural tour, sightseeing tours, eco-tours, adventure tours, honeymoon tours, customized tours… Besides that we are also able to offer some more extra services like hotel bookings, car transfers in segments, Visa to Vietnam, Visa extension & train & air-tickets throughout Vietnam & from Viet Nam to other countries in region”


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