Duration
7 Days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
2

Cycling to Lost World

  • Overview

What's included

Destination
Kalaw , Loikaw , Mandalay , Pindaya , Yangon Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Mandalay
Return Location
Yangon
Additional Information
Total cycling hour for whole trip: approx -31 hours
Price includes
  • Accommodation in single twin share room
  • Local knowledgeable guide in most part of tour
  • Unlimited bottled water
Price does not include
  • Meals, unless expressly states
  • Medical insurance and Travel Insurance
  • Other International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Visa arrangements
Complementaries
Useful Bag,Refill not landfill bottle,1 local sim card and 1 GB data for each traveler:
HIGHLIGHTS OF TRIP

 

Service Level    : Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; comfortable public and private transport”

Travel Style        :  Cycling adventure

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Physical Rating : Moderate (3/5) 
Minimum Age    : 12+

 

Transportation

Mandalay airport -Mandalay hotel by Private car

Loikaw -Yangon hotel (or Yangon International airport ) by Private car

 

  • Full Itinerary
  • Day 1 - Meal ( / / )
  • Day 2 -Meal ( B/L / )
  • Day 3 -Meal ( B/L / )
  • Day 4 -Meal ( B/L / )
  • Day 5 - Meal (B/L/)
  • Day 6 - Meal (B/L/D)
  • Day 7 - Meal (B/ / )
Day 1 - Meal ( / / )

Welcome Mandalay

  • Mandalay airport to hotel - 1 hour/40.3 km
  • Total distance cycled- 45 km on flat, paved roads that may be broken in some sections.

From the moment you touch down in Mandalay, you can expect a first-class service with a personal meet and greet from our experienced driver. Hand over your bags and enjoy a comfortable drive to your hotel. Today we will explore the magnificent city of Mandalay.

We’ll kick off our exploration with an enjoyable cycle to the beautiful Mahamuni Temple. Here lays the holiest Buddha artifact in Mandalay.

We will then move on to visit a marble carving workshop where we will have the unique opportunity to see workers practicing this traditional trade and hand carving spectacular Buddha images. We will take the time to visit a few other workshops where we can learn about ancient royal handicrafts, tapestry and puppet making before a lunch break at a local tea shop.

After a delicious local lunch, we will continue our explorations at a gold leaf production house where we can learn about this ancient craft and make some for ourselves.

This afternoon we will visit Shwenandaw Monastery, the ‘golden palace’. A grand example of 19th Century Burmese architecture, the monastery is beautifully gilded with gold, adorned with glass mosaic and home to impressive carvings of Buddhist myths.

Our final stop today will be the Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to the world’s largest book and made out of stunning marble tablets.

Today finishes with a glorious cycle along the old city walls before reaching the hotel in time for sunset.

 

 

 

 

Day 2 -Meal ( B/L / )

Mandalay-Pindaya

  • Total cycling hour-approx : 4-5 hours
  • Ywangan to Pindaya transfer by car approx: 1 hour 40 minutes

Another beautiful morning for cycling. Today we will head out into Pindaya.

Enjoy a blissful ride through patchworks of fields, local villages and a long descent. Say hello to children and their families as they wave excitedly.

On our arrival in Ywa Ngan, we will enjoy a well-deserved lunch break before loading the bikes for a short and comfortable transfer to Pindaya. 

overnight at Pindaya.

Day 3 -Meal ( B/L / )

Pindaya - Palaung Village – Kalaw

  • Total cycling hour-approx : 5 hours

Today we will enjoy a comfortable transfer to Kalaw where we will spend the rest of the day educating ourselves and exploring the local ethnic tribes with a ride down to the local Palaung villages. The Palaung people are a Mon ethnic minority group fondly known for the pickled tea and lahpet they hand grow and cure.

We will have the opportunity to see these wonderful tea plantations on our ride before stopping in Pein ne Pin. Here we are likely to see the local women weaving cotton in traditional village patterns including beautiful deep reds with blue stripes.

After a small rest, we will continue on our adventures with a cycle along a narrow dirt road, through tea plantations and on towards our next stop, Taung Ni village. Here the views are superb. Don’t forget your camera to appreciate these picture-perfect moments.

We will conclude the day with a ride down to Aung Ban, a larger regional trading town, before heading back to our comfortable Kalaw hotel.

Day 4 -Meal ( B/L / )

Kalaw-Pin Laung-Loikaw

  • Total cycling hour-approx : 5 hours

This morning we will say goodbye and depart the unforgettable Kalaw and visit to the Myin Ma Hti Cave which is home to beautiful limestone caves that house thousands of ancient Buddha images. We will hop on our bikes and enjoy an adventurous up and down ride over paved paths and dirt roads. Stop for the lunch at Pin Laung.

Then take a three hour transfer to the Loikaw by private vehicle. Loikaw, the capital of Kayah state is home to several, interesting ethnic groups. Loikaw is blessed with mountains, lakes, markets and many hill-tribes – the most famous being the Padaung or ‘long-neck’ people. If time permits, watch the sunset at Taung Kwel Sedi.

Overnight at Loikaw.

 

Day 5 - Meal (B/L/)

Loikaw – Ghost Cave – Loikaw

  • Total cycling hours-approx : 4 hours

Fill up on your delicious breakfast because this morning we will head out on a 40-minutes cycle ride to the Aung Ta Pyay cave where we will have time to explore this eerie natural wonder.

From the cave, we will enjoy a scenic cycle to Daw Saw Bee Village, through PaO and Kayah Villages before stopping with a local resident to enjoy a chat and a homemade lunch.

After lunch, take in the stunning surroundings as we enjoy a casual 30-minute bike ride to Bee Village and onto Kyet cave. Get ready to be mesmerized because Kyet cave is like no other. Littered with mysterious coffin like stones inside, you’re sure to be truly intrigued.

Once we are finished discovering this one of a kind site, we will head back to Loikaw on our bikes, taking in the stunning scenery on our journey.

Overnight at your Loikaw hotel.

Day 6 - Meal (B/L/D)

Loikaw- Panpet -Loikaw

  • Total cycling hour- approx : 5 hours

We hope you wake up hungry and enjoy your local breakfast.

With plenty of post breakfast energy we will make a cycle adventure from Loikaw to Panpet. First, we will see the famous Ngwe Daung Dam and arrive to Demoso. With some luck, see the bustling five-day market in Demoso. From there you’ll be begin a laid-back,35 km ride to Pan Pet village on highway road and village road passing through the villages with some of the best-kept secrets and under-appreciated scenery.Enjoy the lunch at the village local home.

After lunch and time to regenerate our energy supplies, we will continue with our cultural exploration with a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the only few women left in Panpet that grow their own cotton and thread and weave traditional textiles.

After a day to remember, we will enjoy fare-ware dinner together at a top-rated local restaurant.

Overnight at your comfortable hotel.

Day 7 - Meal (B/ / )

Loikaw to Yangon

  • Loikaw to Yangon - 1 hour

Enjoy a well deserved lay in bed, a late breakfast and free time until you head back to the airport with memories to last a lifetime.

It’s time to say farewell as you fly back to Yangon.

Our guide will drop you to your desired hotel in Yangon or Yangon International Airport for the ultimate convenience.

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More about Kalaw Discover Kalaw

More about Loikaw

More about Mandalay Discover Mandalay

More about Pindaya

More about Yangon Discover Yangon

Bursting onto the South East Asia travel scene over the past few years is the stunning city of Yangon. Nestled on the bustling banks of the Yangon River and boasting a charming colonial Downtown, and infinite opportunities for adventure, Yangon has something for everyone. Immerse yourself in culture at the unmissable Shwedagon Pagoda and marvel at the fascinating Kyauk taw Gyi. Take a break and enjoy a relaxing afternoon cooling down at the breath taking Kandawgyi Lake.   Read more
  • Additional Activities Detail

More about this tour

1.Roaming around loikaw

Sightseeing tours in Loikaw bring together an adventurous trip through the city with a convenience of having someone pick you up and take you round in comfort and point out all the interesting things you may otherwise miss. Certainly having a knowledgeable local to explain the context of  Loikaw’s historical and cultural landmarks really beings sightseeing to life.

2.Hidden Community tour from Loikaw

Hidden community tour takes you to a guided cultural experience, letting you tour the authentic long neck Kayan Women Village(Kayan Tribe).

  • Accommodation Details Info
Accommodation

1 night at Mandalay hostel,1 night at Kalaw hostel and 3 nights at Loikaw hostel

Mandalay Accommodation

Option-1

Hotel Aurora

Inclusion

  • Breakfast
  • Free wi-fi in all rooms

Deluxe Double - Bed City View

Rooftop public area

Option-2

Celia hostel

Inclusion

  • Breakfast
  • Shared bathroom
  • Air-conditioning
  • Free wi-fi in all rooms

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Free bottled water
  • Mini bar
  • Refrigerator

2 single bedroom

Dining room

Kalaw Accommodation

Option-1

Pine Wood Villa Resort 

Inclusion

  • Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Smoking area

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Free bottled water

Bungalow bed room

Rooftop Public area

Option-2

Unique BNB

Inclusion

  • Breakfast
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bar

Rooftop Lounge Public area

Hillside Twin bed room

Restaurant

Loikaw Accommodation

Amazing box hostel (or similar hostel)

Inclusion

  • Breakfast
  • Shared bathroom

Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

Rooftop bar Public area

Note:

We will try our best to get hotel displayed here. Due to hotel availability, we will confirm actual hotel name once you book tour.  

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Cycling to Lost World

Duration
7 Days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
2

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