In this designated cycling based program, we cycle through unique landscapes and our route passes through traditional villages with friendly people. From a long tailed boat, we see the floating gardens and markets on Inle Lake. We will trek to the hill tribes in the Shan country. By train we go high in a former mountain resort from the colonial era which we can explore by horse. With a cozy boat trip on the Ayeyarwaddy River we reach the ruin fields in Bagan, which we will explore by bike. In Yangon, the former capital of the country, we will enjoy trishaw ride to interact with local people.See more
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Arrive in Yangon where you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. After a rest,
take a walk around the city in China Town and Indian Town.
Start the day by taking in delightful sights such as the magnificent Sule Pagoda, City Hall and the colonial era buildings.
Then we will take the opportunity to get an insight into local life style by cruising on Yangon River by ferry boat.
Continue to some of Yangon’s most interesting sites including Chaukhtetgyi reclining Buddha Image, Bogyoke Aung San Market - a shopping paradise for foreigners and locals alike - and the Shwedagon Pagoda, a 98-metre gilded stupa which lies to the west of Kandawgyi Lake.
Fly to Heho and upon arrival in Heho airport, start your bicycle expedition. Board long-tailed boats for the journey to your hotel built on stilts above the water.
Today you will travel up the channel to the archaeological site of Indein with its hundreds of
Shan stupas. Here take a short walk along a river and lush bamboo forest.
Afternoon visit includes Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State. See the traditional handicrafts – Silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a black-smith shop and a cigar-making works.
Today our journey leads to Pindaya. It is an unforgettable experience passing through the
paddy fields, yellow sesame fields and bamboo forests.
In the afternoon, visit Pindaya Cave which is set in a limestone ridge overlooking a picturesque
lake. Thousands of different types of Buddha images are on display in the various cave
chambers. Visit some local houses where families produce Shan Paper and parasols.
Today, you will enjoy some light trekking to See-Kya-Inn Hill tribe village. Take in the breathtaking views, as the trail leads through tea leaf plantations in traditional villages of different ethnic groups.
Visit the typical farmhouses, where you have the chance to gain an insight into the simple life of the tribe people. Lunch box will be served.
In the later afternoon, arrive back in the hotel.
Today we will be experiencing a very challenging path through a mountainous and forested
region and most beautiful landscape we have ever seen.
Drive to Kyone Village where the bike riding starts. While biking, enjoy the very charming scenery through the Shan Highlands.
Biking route will be ended in Myo Gyi village where one will take the car to Mandalay.
Take the bike to Mandalay Hill to enjoy the sunrise. Why don’t we sit in a Tea-shop to taste the tea culture which is very famous among Myanmar people?
Visit the gold leaf beaters – back-breaking work but highly regarded. Men now have the chance to place their gold leaves onto the most holy Buddha image of the country: the spectacular
Mahamuni that’s been growing in size every year by more and more thick layers of gold.
We are going to taste the local train experience today. Upon arrival at the station, transfer to the hotel by bike.
Explore the town centre by the famous horse-drawn carriages. Sightseeing continues to the local market and the National Kandawgyi Garden, the beautiful botanical gardens of Pyin Oo Lwin. The cooler weather allows many flowers and fruits, commonly found in temperate climates, to thrive here.
Morning enjoy the bike ride down to Mandalay. Enjoy the panoramic view and stretch out your legs walking in a village on the way.
Located 11 km up the Ayeyarwady River from Mandalay, Mingun has a monumental uncompleted stupa. King Bodawpaya also had a gigantic bell cast to go with his huge stupa, weighing 90 tons, and is today the largest ringing bell in the world.
Proceed to Sagaing, which, with numerous Buddhist monasteries, is an important religious and monastic center. The pagodas and monasteries crowd the numerous hills along the ridge running parallel to the river.
Continue to 1.2km long U Bein wooden Bridge to enjoy the beautiful sunset.
Today's highlight is the Irrawaddy river trip from Mandalay to Bagan. During the journey we can admire the natural beauty of the river and the life on its banks while relaxing on the sundeck.
If time permits, stop at Yandabo, a village specializing in Pot-making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb.24, 1826. Visit the Pot workshops, the monastery and the school.
Disembark late afternoon in Bagan jetty.
Have a wander around the traditional market in Nyaung U. At the stunningly beautiful golden
dome of Shwezigon pagoda you will hear the story of King Anwaratha and his conversion to Buddhism. You will also visit Gu Byauk Gyi, a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes and Ananda Temple with four huge standing-Buddha images and numerous seated figures arranged around the interior gallery.
In the afternoon, visit lacquer craftsman’s workshop in nearby Myingaba village.
Sightseeing continues with visits to Nanpaya Temple, a unique sandstone monument that is said to have been the palace of King Manuha, and Myingaba Gu Byaukkyi Temple (under the protection of UNESCO), noted for its ancient monuments.
Enjoy the sunset at Dhammayazika Temple.
Today, you will go on an excursion to Popa, an extinct volcano. En route, stop at Palm Juice shop and see the process of Palm Juice and Jaggery.
Upon arrival at Popa, the volcanic plug that houses a picturesque complex of monasteries and Pagodas can be reached by a winding 777 steps.
After a short visit in Popa, drive back to Bagan and transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon.
The whole day is at leisure before international departure flight.
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