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Burma Tracks

Burma is a truly remarkable destination. Off the map for many years it is now creeping back into line with the rest of Asia and slowly but surely opening up its doors. Mandalay is a fascinating city and the capital Yangon has much to offer. But the true heart of the country lies in the small communities, villages and towns that are joined by what could best be described as tracks. Here we will cycle into wonderfully quaint communities and people who will open their lives to you in a minute

Inle Lake and the surrounding region is a centre for the Shan tribal communities. Kalaw is a hill station town high on the plateau, favourite haunting ground of the British Raj. Capturing the essence of stunning Bagan is impossible; your breath will be taken away no matter how much you are prepared Join us for our cycle adventure. It may be the most amazing journey of your life

14 Day Itinerary
Price:USD$2490 (includes 3 internal flights)
Day 1 - Arrive Yangon
We will have an evening meeting at 6 pm prior to dinner and drinks to discuss all aspects of our trip ahead
Day 2 - Yangon to Inle Lake (flight)
A morning flight to the airport in Heho (Shan State). We unpack our cycles and enjoy a leisurely pedal to the lake town of Nyaungshwe. We descend the low hills and cross the beautiful Heho valley. We then pedal through lush fields on to the lake. Once there we can enjoy a pedal around the town of Nyaungshwe, our base for the next few days. After our sumptuous Shan banquet we will be entertained by dancers, clowns and mythical Burmese characters
Day 3 - Inle Lake
We head out to the massive expanse of Inle Lake. Our destination depends on the location of the rotating rural market, which will provide us with fantastic visions of rural trading that have existed for 100’s of years. We visit the Phaung Daw U pagoda, the holiest religious site in the lake region
Day 4 - Inle Lake
A fantastic day of exploration awaits. We will enjoy a cycle around the lake region visiting the lakeside settlements and back country lanes. We pedal around the villages, waterways and pagoda. It is always interesting to check out the local markets
Day 5 - Inle Lake to Kalaw
We enjoy a beautiful ride today with a moderate ride on to the beautiful hill station of Kalaw. We may have a chance to drop into one of the small villages to see local trade. We stretch the legs as we ascend the low hills to the sleepy town of Kalaw
Day 6 - Kalaw
Today we enjoy a short ride to a local village and visit a monastery. Perhaps we will have time to visit some tribal Palaung settlements. An easy to moderate ride with fantastic views and lunch may be enjoyed in one of the local villages
Day 7 - Kalaw to Mandalay (flight)
We take a short flight to cultural capital of Burma. We have time for an orientation cycle tour of the city then enjoy a Shan feast near the old palace walls
Day 8 - Mandalay
We are cycling to the sights today. We will see the world’s longest teak span U Bein’s Bridge, visit the magnificent Shwe Ein Bin teak monastery and the auspicious Mahamuni Pagoda This evening we dine on the street side Mandalay BBQ restaurants then a chance to see the fascinating "Mandalay Marionettes" This evening we dine on the street side Mandalay BBQ restaurants then a chance to see the fascinating "Mandalay Marionettes"
Day 9 - Mandalay to Mingun (overnight boat on some tours)
Morning visit to the ancient capital of Mingun. The afternoon is free to explore the variety of pagodas and neighbourhoods of this bustling cultural melting pot. *Some departures, depending on the river and group size, stay on the boat from Mingun and head towards Bagan enjoying a wonderful night on deck or under the stars on the riverbank
Day 10 - Mandalay to Bagan
A full day on the ferry enjoying the river life and villages en route. An evening arrival is planned. Settle in to this amazing location amongst 1000 year old pagoda. *If we have enjoyed the overnight boat we arrive into Bagan late morning and settle in for the day
Day 11 - Bagan
We cycle through the 40 square kilometres of countryside dotted with pagoda and ancient structures. There is so much to enjoy and you may wish to hire a horse cart or a vehicle to take it all in. Burma’s first capital is truly a sight to behold
Day 12 - Bagan to Yangon (flight)
We take a flight back to the city of Yangon. We plan to visit the amazing Shwedagon Pagoda, the spiritual heart of the country today in the afternoon
Day 13 - Yangon
We have a full day to see the sites of Yangon including the beautiful lakes, the glorious Strand Hotel and the giant reclining Buddha. We also have time for some last minute shopping and time to reminisce about our wonderful journey in this timeless land
Day 14 - Depart Yangon
Today is departure day for the trip and no activities are planned. Please ask for our assistance for ongoing travel plans if required

Trip Options

Single Travellers:InquireDetails
Extra Accommodation: Single USD$85Details
Double USD$100
Arrival Airport Transfer:USD$25Details
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