Myanmar girl is painting Thanakha pattern
Tour highlights: - Yangon - Bagan - Kalaw - Heho - Inle Lake
The tour begins & finishes in: Yangon

Best of Myanmar, including some biking 8 Days

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 / Yangon: Yangon Arrival – Tour (B)

Day 2 / Bagan: Yangon – Bagan Tour (B)

Day 3 / Pindaya: Kalaw – Pindaya by Bike (B)

Day 4 / Inle Lake: Pindaya – Heho – Inle Lake – Boat Trip (B)

Day 5 / Inle Lake: Inle Lake (B)

Day 6 / Inle Lake: Inle Lake Boat Trip (B)

Day 7 / Yangon: Inle Lake – Heho – Fly to Yangon (B)

Day 8 / Departure: Yangon – Departure (B)

 

Trip Includes

  • 07 nights accommodation at hotels
  • English-speaking accompanying bike guide
  • 02 domestic flight (Yangon-Heho, Heho – Yangon) 
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • Porter fees at the airport
  • Accompanying support vehicles depending on the group size
  • Two water stop for every biking day with seasonal fresh fruits and snacks
  • Entry and zone fees
  • Drinking water and a towel on every biking day as much as needed
  • Boat excursion at Inle Lake

 

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Yangon Arrival – Pick up & Check in hotel – Tour

Highlights with Photos: YangonMahabandoola ParkShwedagon Pagoda

Arrive at Yangon International Airport, where you will be met by your English-speaking local tour guide and transferred to your hotel. (If the room is not ready, explore Yangon.) After refueling at the hotel, stroll through downtown Yangon, where most of the colonial buildings, such as the city hall, Mahabandoola Park, the high court, and the telegraphic office, add to the city’s elegant beauty. Visit the Strand Hotel to feel the warmth and atmosphere of a bygone era. Continue your journey to the Pansoedan jetty, which serves the locals who live on the other side of the Yangon River. This evening, Visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, made famous by Rudyard Kipling and one of Myanmar’s holiest sites, this evening. The massive bell-shaped stupa is gold-plated, and its tip is set with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and topaz – a stunning sight as the sun sets, and an appropriate place to start our journey in this “Golden Land.” Return to your Yangon hotel after visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda and spend the night.

Overnight: Yangon

Meals: Breakfast


Day 2: Yangon – Bagan

Highlights with Photos: BaganNyaungOo market, Shwezigon PagodaGubyaukgyi TempleHtilominlo TempleManuha Temple

We’re off to the airport this morning to catch an early flight to Bagan. Check into your hotel and then go on a sightseeing tour of the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive tour of Bagan includes the NyaungOo market, Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype for later Myanmar stupas, KyansitthaUmin, Wet-Kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite 13th-century mural painting, and Htilominlo Temple. After visiting lacquer ware workshops, proceed to Manuha Temple, built by exile King Manuha; Nanphaya said to have been King Manuha’s residence; Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece; and Oak-Kyaung monastery, decorated with multi-color mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of Bagan’s temples.

Overnight: Bagan

Meals: Breakfast


Day 3: Kalaw – Pindaya by Bike

Highlights with Photos: Pindaya caveInle Lake

Today, we travel north to Pindaya along a road flanked by beautifully manicured fields, from which much of Myanmar’s product is derived. Lunch in Pindaya, then a short rest in the hotel. We’ll go to the Buddha-image-filled Pindaya cave before dinner.
Biking distance expected: 50 km (fluctuated road)

Overnight: Pindaya

Meals: Breakfast


Day 4: Pindaya – Heho – Inle Lake – Boat Trip

Highlights with Photos: HehoNyaung Shwe

Today we travel north to Pindaya on a road flanked by beautifully manicured fields where much of Myanmar’s product is grown. Lunch in Pindaya, then some downtime in the hotel. We’ll stop by the Buddha-image-filled Pindaya cave before dinner.
Biking distance: 50 km (fluctuated road).

Overnight: Inle Lake

Meals: Breakfast


Day 5: Inle Lake

Highlights with Photos: Shan Plateau
Today we travel north to Pindaya along a road flanked by beautifully manicured fields, from which much of Myanmar’s product is derived. Lunch in Pindaya, followed by some downtime at the hotel. We will go to the Buddha-image-filled Pindaya cave before dinner.
Cycling distance expected: 50 km (fluctuated road).

Overnight: Inle Lake

Meals: Breakfast


Day 6: Inle Lake Boat Trip

Highlights with Photos: Phaungdawoo PagodaJumping Cat monastery

After breakfast at the hotel, we will go on a boat trip to Inle Lake. We will visit floating plantations and gardens, villages with leg rowing in the people, traditional finishing methods, a one-of-a-kind lotus yarn production, a handloom weaving cottage with its own showroom, blacksmith and cheroot-making industries, and so on. You will visit the Jumping Cat monastery and the Phaungdawoo Pagoda, which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State.

Overnight: Inle Lake

Meals: Breakfast


Day 7: Inle Lake – Heho – Fly to Yangon 

Highlights with Photos: HehoIndein PagodaPa O Tribe Village, Yangon

After breakfast, go to a market location that changes every five days. Continue our journey by motorized boat to the Indein pagoda complex in the lake’s southwest corner. The boat leaves the lake and travels through a narrow canal with a beautiful natural setting to a small Pa O tribe village. Follow an old covered path from the village to a 13th-century monastery and the very impressive ruins of hundreds of ancient pagodas, some hidden in the vegetation. The main stupa area at the top of the hill provides breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains as well as down to the valley and the lake in the distance. Transfer to the airport in the afternoon and fly back to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

Overnight: Yangon

Meals: Breakfast


Day 8: Yangon – Departure

Highlights with Photos: KaraweikRoyal LakeSchwedagon PagodaBogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market

If your flight is in the morning, you will be driven to the airport for your return flight.
Visit Karaweik, a royal barge, for fantastic photo opportunities along the “pilgrims” causeway across the Royal Lake with stunning views of Schwedagon Pagoda, and visit Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) market, famous for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets, for afternoon or evening flight departures. It is one of Yangon’s major bazaars and was built by the British in 1926. There, you can buy anything from a simple Myanmar slipper to a jewelry crown. Transfer to the airport in the afternoon for your return flight.

Meals: Breakfast