- A guided tour of important places
- Accommodation in single twin share room
- Unlimited bottled water
- All meals included
- Beautifully illustrated souvenir map
- Current Hotel Taxes and Service Charges
- Departure Taxes or Visa handling fees
- Excess baggage charge
- First class or best available hotels in the area
- Increases in airfares or Government imposed taxes
- International Air, unless expressly paid for
- Meals, unless expressly states
- Observation and participation in allowed activities
- Other International flights
- Personal expenses
- Porterage for a maximum of two bags per person
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tips to guide and driver
- Visa arrangements
HIGHLIGHTS OF TRIP
- Experience 135 km cycling ride for 3 days from last kingdom of Myanmar, Mandalay to UNESCO site Bagan
- Discover unique sunset Bagan with bicycle
- Great Chance to ride hot balloon to experience unforgettable bird eye view over Bagan
Indulge your inner explorer with mystical visit to the thousands of temples at Bagan, the incredible Thanbodday Pagoda and revel in a stunning view at the famous U-Bein Bridge. Enjoy the boat ride on the fabulous Irrawaddy River.
Service Level : Basic
“Simple and clean hotels and hostels; comfortable public and private transport”
Travel Style : Cycling adventure
Physical Rating : Moderate (3/5)
Minimum Age : 12+
- Full Itinerary
- Day 1 - Meal ( / / )
- Day 2 - Meal ( / / )
- Day 3 - Meal ( / /D)
U-Bein Bridge; cycle/drive to Monywa
- Cycling km approx. 65 km
(The first part is along the main road which can be busy: depending on traffic and how everyone is feeling, your leader may suggest cutting out the first 25 km, so that you avoid the busy section and only cycle the last 40 km on quieter roads)
Prepare yourself for an early start today as we head out to one of Myanmar's most exciting and utterly iconic sights, U Bein Bridge.
This unique teak bridge spans over a kilometer and is best enjoyed at sunrise when villagers use it to begin their journey to work, and the fishermen below get ready for a day on the water. Don’t forget your camera because this is one of the most photogenic sights of the country and not to be missed.
After a comfortable drive to Myin Mu (approx. 2 hours), we will hop on our bikes and hit the road to Monywa visiting the beautiful Hindu style Thanbodday temple en route. Thanbodday is one of Burma's main attractions, yet like a lot of sites outside Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan is seldom visited by foreign tourists. The site dates back to 1303 and contains hundreds of gleaming gold-topped stupas. Inside, there are more than 500,000 Buddha images of all shapes and sizes for us to enjoy.
We will also take the opportunity to stop at the unmissable Boditahtaung pagoda, which houses the largest reclining Buddha image in the country, at 100 m long and 27 m high before heading over to view the largest standing Buddha in the world, Laykyun Setkyar.
Drive and cycle to Pakkoku; boat ride on Irrawaddy River to Bagan
- Cycling km approx. 50 km
(For those that would like to make this day even more memorable with an optional balloon ride please consult the Optional Extras section.)
We will start of the day with a relaxing cycle from the hotel towards Ma Au village where we will transfer to Pakkoku jetty (transfer approx. 1 hour/55 km) and board a boat on the fabulous Irrawaddy River. Our destination is the ancient wonder of Bagan (Pagan).
Welcome to the magical Bagan! Here there are over 2000 temples and pagodas littered across 25 square miles, making Bagan one of the world’s most spectacular and most untouched archaeological sites. This is a special place where Buddhism, Hinduism and Nat worship come together amongst an array of fascinating shrines.
Explore Bagan temple complex by bike
- Cycling km approx. 25 km
Wake up this morning in a mystical wonderland.
After breakfast spend the morning exploring the vast temple complex. Enjoy the unique peaks and brick stupa spreading out as far as the horizon. Building commenced here after the former Kings of Bagan introduced Theravada Buddhism in the mid-11th Century, a string of Kings followed building temples to worship their gods. Ananda Pahto with its bejewelled 'hti' (umbrella), Dhammayangyi pahto and Shwesandaw Paya are the largest and most impressive sights. They will top of our list to visit today, with plenty of smaller hidden gems offering unique opportunities to climb and delve deeper into Bagan’s fascinating history.
This afternoon, enjoy some time relaxing at the hotel out of the heat of the sun.
Web will meet for the most magical experience of the day, sunset overlooking these stunning temples.
More about Bagan Discover Bagan
More about Mandalay Discover Mandalay
- Additional Activities Detail
More about this tour
Horse- Card Riding Experience in Bagan
Sightseeing with horse-cart is an unique and interesting activity in Bagan. We will take you go around exploring the best of temples and specially enjoy the stunning sunset view in late afternoon. Meet our local guide at your hotel in bagan. The first stop of the day is Min O Chan Tha Pagoda. Then continue to Dhammayangyi Pagoda, the giant temple in Bagan built by the King Narathu. Head to Sulamuni Temple located right behind Dhammayangyi pagoda, you’ll see the amazing and incredible paintings from the 18th century on the Temple’s walls. Enjoy the delicious lunch at local restaurant. Then, we will get back on the horse cart to observe Myinkabar Village where you will find out about the lacquerware method and its unique manufacturing style. This full-day trip explores the best of Bagan’s temples where you can enjoy the magnificent sunset over Bagan. After sunset, you will be driven back to your hotel.
- Accommodation Details Info
1 night at Monywa hotel and 1 night at Bagan hostel
Hotel Chindwin (or similar hotel)
- Free wi-fi in all rooms
- Air conditioning
- Daily housekeeping
- Front desk [24-hour]
BaobaBed Hostel (or similar)
- Swimming pool
- Free wi-fi in all rooms
- Hot tub
- Front desk [24-hour]
Dining, drinking, and snacking
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary tea
- Free bottled water
- Free welcome drink
- Mini bar
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed - Room plan
Rooftop with swimming pool
We will try our best to get hotel displayed here. Due to hotel availability, we will confirm actual hotel name once you book tour.