Bike Trip in Myanmar (7Days – 6Night)

Yangon – Thanlyin – Yangon – Heho – Nyaung Shwe – Inle – Heho – Bagan – Yangon

DAY 01

BANGKOK 1377188186_plane YANGON Aiga_bus
Arrival, welcome at the airport by our local guide who will follow you throughout the trip. Transfer to the hotel.

Lunch at local restaurant. On the afternoon, visit Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda, an immense reclining Buddha. At the end of the day visits famous Shwedagon Pagoda, famous for its gold covered almost 100 m height which shelter 8 hairs of the Buddha.

Dinner and overnight at hotel, Yangon.

Yangon, capital of the Union of Myanmar, is located on a fertile delta approximately 30 km from the sea. In spite of its 4 million populations, Yangon does not know yet the stress of the large Asian cities. Larges avenues bordered by trees dating from the British time, the Victorian style colonial buildings and some impressive religious monuments like the famous Shwedagon Pagoda or the Reclining Buddha of Chaukhtatkyi make Yangon a charming city with very pleasant environment.

DAY 02

YANGON – THANLYIN Aiga_bus 1377188362_cycle

Breakfast.

Departure to Thanlyin. You will reach this city after 30 to 45 minutes by car and across the bridge of 270 meter length, built by Chinese engineers. You will discover the city with bicycle, the market of Thanlyin, brickyards at the village Aung Chan Tha, the blacksmith at the village Zitaw, Tarwa, Studio Film at the Sittsitaw village. Picnic lunch at Sittsitaw village.

Continue the visit with the soya paste workshop at the village Pauk Taw, then the Pagoda Parda Gyi, and while crossing the river of Yangon, visits Kyauk Tan Island.

Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel, Yangon.

DAY 03

YANGON plane HEHO bus NYAUNG SHWE cycle

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and fly to Heho, northern Shan state. Road to Nyaung Shwe (1 h), at the edge of Inle Lake. Lunch at local restaurant.

Discover the city by bike to the edge of the lake until Mine Thauk village, by taking a track at the edge of the lake and crossing by the rice plantations. The boats await you at Mine Thauk village.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Visit Nga Phe Chaung monastery, also called “jumping cats monastery” since the monks trained the cats jumped inside rings. This monastery is entirely made of wood and contains an astonishing collection of Buddha images. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, which contains five Buddha’s statues (during the pagoda festival , in September/October, four of them are transported on a gigantic gilded boat for the visit of the villages around the lake). Then, visits many artisanal factories of weaving of silk and cheroot workshop…

Dinner and overnight at hotel, Nyaung Shwe.

DAY 04

INLE LAKE – INNDEIN boat cycle

Breakfast.

Idyllic framework, blotted around the mountains, the Inle Lake is a punctuated villages on pile, temples and monasteries. You can discover the life of the lake: it’s surprising floating vegetable gardens, fixed on the bottom of the lake by large poles of bamboo; its fishermen inthas, principal ethnic of the lake, which ancestral mode of fishing, with a bow net and while rowing with a leg, is the unique in the world.

You can walk in the village and visit the old pagodas built in 12th century. Lunch at local restaurant.

Inn Dein, located on south-western bank of the principal lake, is the most picturesque part of the lake. The brook which leads to the village is animated with various activities on its banks. Inn-Dein village is used as principal entry to approach the western part of the lake and to discover the close villages situated on the hills.
Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel, Nyaung Shwe.

Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel.

DAY 05

INLE bus HEHO plane BAGAN bus cycle

Breakfast.

Transfer to the Heho airport and fly to Bagan. Discover the archeological site of Bagan with bicycle or by horse-cart (your choice). Visit Minnanthu village to see the country side and visit some temples. Lunch at local restaurant. Continue to the village of Nyaung Oo and its picturesque market, Kyaukku U Min. Return to Bagan by boat.

Dinner  and overnight at hotel, Bagan.

DAY 06

cycle BAGAN plane YANGON bus

Breakfast. Visit Shwezigon Pagoda, then Wetgyi Inn, Gubyaukgyi and Htilominlo temples. Lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to the airport and fly back to Yangon. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel, Yangon.

DAY 07

YANGON plane BANGKOK

Breakfast. Leisure time in the morning and lunch at local restaurant.
Then transfer to the international airport, assistance for check-in formalities.