Highlights of Myanmar
10-day travel enduro tour through Myanmar, the country of the 1.000 pagoda
Join us on an exciting motorbike tour through Myanmar, the country of the thousand pagoda. During our tour, you will meet locals, visit the Pindaya caves with their many buddha statues, enjoy a wine tasting, get to know how the Burmas craft their cigarres and much more - all while riding your motorbike!
Day 1: Welcome to Mandalay!
After your arrival at the airport of Mandalay, our tour guide will welcome you and drive you to your hotel, where you can check-in and relax after your flight. In the evening, we will meet our tour guide in the lobby of our hotel and enjoy a typical barbecue together, which will give you a first impression of the Burmese kitchen. While doing so, you have also got the chance to get to know your fellow travelers and discuss the upcoming days with your tour guide.
Day 2: The coffee plantations of Ywangan
After breakfast, we will ride the first couple of kilometers on our motorbikes on our way to Ywangan. During the ride, we will enjoy some authentic and unique views of the rural regions surrounding Mandalay in between the marvelous mountain landscapes. Upon our arrival at Ywangan, a Danu village, we will check-in to our rooms before visiting the local coffee plantations, an exciting cave and the waterfalls nearby.
Day 3: Visiting the Palaung
We enjoy a Burmese breakfast before continuing our motorcycle tour through the marvelous Shan plateau. The Shan state is one of the most important agricultural regions of Myanmar, as Shan is where corn, cauliflower and zucchini are grown. On our way to Pindaya, we ride through the village of Palaung, a mountain nation that still wears their traditional gowns made of colorful dresses with thin silver belts. Here, you have got the chance to meet the friendly village inhabitants in the most authentic way possible before we go on a hike to the Yasakyi peak, rewarding us with a fantastical view over the region. We continue our ride and reach Pindaya, where we will visit the Pindaya caves which are made of limestone and decorated with numerous buddha statues in all possible forms and colors. Afterwards, we will visit a traditional workshop where the typical Burmese paper umbrellas that the region is known for are crafted. In the afternoon, we will once again mount our motorbikes and ride to the Inle lake. Our way leads us through the Tuscany of Myanmar, made of amazingly beautiful mountain landscapes that light up in many colors during November and December. Finally, our day ends with an exclusive wine tasting at the local vineyard Aythayar before we go and get some well-deserved rest.
Day 4: Swimming gardens of the Inle lake
The magically-appearing Inle lake is mainly known for its swimming gardens and the unique leg rowers, which we will also get to see. Our day starts with a visit to the local morning market, where many of the numerous ethnicities of the Shan state purchase their groceries. Afterwards, we will visit the Phaung Daw Oo pagoda, one of the mostly praised pagoda of the Intha, where we get to see the five antique, golden buddha statues. We continue our ride to the Nge Phe Chaung monastery and cross the lush green swimming gardens the region is famous for. After our arrival in the village Inn Paw Khone, we will visit a lotus and silk weaving mill and learn, how traditional Burmese cigars are crafted. In the afternoon, you are free to decide what you would like to do. Explore the region, join a cooking class, go for a kayak tour or ask our tour guide for further information on what you could possibly do.
Day 5: Between pagoda and ruins
We start our day with a rich breakfast, before heading to the historical pagoda complex of Indein, which was built in the 17. century. Here, you kann stroll through the wide pagoda field and experience the mystically-appearing ruins, which are partly covered in giant roots or even host a fully-grown tree themselves. Afterwards, we will ride our motorbikes through Aungban, pass some marvelous landscapes and finally reach Kalaw. Kalaw is especially interesting due to its colonial charme and forms part of the former British Hall Stations, former health resorts, which were chosen due to their nice cool temperatures. Again, you can choose what you would like to do this afternoon - explore the region and maybe go for a hike.
Day 6: Mt. Popa, home of the Nats
After breakfast, an especially long riding day is waiting for us: from the Shan plateau, we will ride through the charming towns of Thazi and Meikhtila until we reach Mt. Popa. The holy Mt. Popa is an extinct volcano that, according to the legends, is home to the mystical holy ghosts called Nats. To reach the monastery on top of the mountain, we have to climb 777 steps and pass some of the cheeky monkeys that we will meet along the way. However, every step is worth it: once we reach the top, a stunning view over the surrounding national park is waiting for us.
Day 7: The inhabitants of Set Set Yo
We leave our hotel rooms after breakfast and continue our ride to Bagan. On our way, we wil pass villages such as Set Set Yo, which is mainly known for the extravagant haircuts of its inhabitants which you cannot find anywhere else in Myanmar. Afterwards, we will visit a palm sugar plantation, where we can learn how palm sugar is grown. We continue our ride to Bagan, where you can spend the afternoon doing whatever you would like to do. Unfortunately, tourists are not allowed to ride motorbikes in this area - however, if you would like to, you can rent an e-bike instead.
Day 8: Temple city Bagan
After breakfast, we will explore the temple city Bagan, one of the most beautiful archaeological sites of southern east Asia and a UNESCO world heritage city, together. During our e-bike tour, we will see the highlights and visit the golden Shwezigon pagoda as well as the four giant buddha statues of the Ananda pagoda. With over 2.000 temples, this region has a lot to offer, which is why our e-bikes will definitely come in handy today. You will definitely be surprised as to what you can experience off the beaten path!
Day 9: Taking the long way to go back to Mandalay
Today is our last riding day, which means that we will ride our motorbikes back to Mandalay. On our way, we will first visit the traditional village Ma Ahu Alae near Pakkoku before continuing our ride to Sagaing, which we will reach shortly before returning to Mandalay. The city is situated a bit down the river from Mandalay and is home to many golden stupas, which are distributed among the Sagaing Hill and form one of the religious centers of Myanmar. We will enjoy another stop at Amarapura, where the longest teak wood bridge of the world is situated. And: the U-leg bridge is one of the most popular photo motives of Myanmar as a whole. Finally, we will reach our hotel rooms, take some time to refresh ourselves and enjoy a last dinner together while reliving our adventurous motorbike tour through our stories.
Day 10: See you again in Myanmar!
After breakfast, our tour comes to an end and it is time to say goodbye - to Mandalay, to Myanmar, to your rental bike and to your fellow travellers. According to your flight time, we will give you a ride to the airport, where you can check-in and board your plane in a relaxed way. Have a safe trip home and see you again on one of our motorcycle tours!
For your convenience, the tour price already includes the rental fee for one of our 350 cc Royal Enfield Classic motorbikes that are in perfect condition. Against a small surcharge, you can also rent a Honda CRF 250 L instead.
If you'd instead prefer to bring your own bike, please see our FAQ section to make sure your motorbike meets all of our requirements for this tour.
For your own safety, we require you to wear a helmet, gloves, a motorcycle jacket or jersey and durable motorcycle boots while riding. For this purpose, please bring your own protectional gear. Upon request, you can rent a helmet from us free of charge.
For your convenience, we have decided against offering set departure dates for this tour. Instead, you are free to choose any starting date you'd like - the best time to travel through Myanmar on a motorbike is between November and February.
In accordance with §651r BGB, you will receive a risk coverage certificate immediately after completing your reservation that protects the amount that you have paid to us in the case of our insolvency.
The minimum number of participants for this trip is 1 person. Unless you specifically booked this tour as a private tour, we may join you with other travelers.
If you've got any further questions with regards to this tour, please go to our FAQ section where we have already answered the most common questions for this tour. Please also get acquainted with our travel advice of the respective country well before your journey and adhere to the advice given. All tours are subject to our terms and conditions. Please also familiarize yourself with the customers' rights when booking a packaged tour before you book your trip. Before the commencement of the trip, you need to sign and hand in the disclaimer, if you do not do this, you cannot take part in the journey.
2 899,00 €
- 8 guided day tours with an experienced guide - Rental motorbike on all riding days incl. fuel - Rental helmet - Program according to the itinerary if not declared optional - Private boat at the Inle lake, e-bike in Bagan - 9 overnights in double bed rooms with breakfast - 8 x lunch - 9 x dinner - Airport transfer to the accommodation and back - Luggage straps - Technical assistance during the tour - Support vehicle (for groups of 5 people and more)
- Protectional gear - Arrival and departure to the tour's starting point and back - Insurance - All meals and drinks that aren't explicitly marked as included - Personal expenses and tips - Visa fees