Duration
8 Days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
2

Discover Southern Myanmar By Bicycle

  • Overview

What's included

Destination
Bago , Golden Rock , Hpa-An , Mawlamyine , Thahton , Yangon Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Yangon
Return Location
Yangon
Additional Information
Total cycling km for whole trip: approx-250 km
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
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips to guide and driver
Complementaries
Useful Bag,Refill not landfill bottle,1 local sim card and 1 GB data for each traveler:

Join us on this unforgettable 8-days cycling adventure through the best of rural Myanmar.

Immerse yourself in the country’s magical culture with a once in a lifetime pilgrimage to the sacred Golden Rock. Meet the locals and experience their lifestyles with a fascinating cycle around the charming Bilu Island. Savour the natural beauty of Myanmar’s landscapes while cycling through endless rice paddies and limestone mountains.

 

Service Level     :  Basic

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

Travel Style        :  Cycling adventure

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Physical Rating : Challenging (4/5) 
Minimum Age    : 12+

 

Transportation

Yangon sightseeing-Yangon-Bago by Private car

Hpa An-Yangon by Private car

 

  • Full Itinerary
  • Day 1 - Meal ( / /D)
  • Day 2 -Meal (B/L/D)
  • Day 3 -Meal ( / /D)
  • Day 4 -Meal (B/L/D)
  • Day 5 - Meal (B/L/D)
  • Day 6 - Meal ( /L/D)
  • Day 7 - Meal ( /L/D)
  • Day 8 - Meal ( / /D)
Day 1 - Meal ( / /D)

Arrive Yangon

From the moment you touch down in Yangon, you can expect a first-class service with a personal meet and greet from our experienced guide and a comfortable transfer to downtown.

We will kick of today's adventures with a visit to the breath-taking Kyaujhtatgyi Pagoda and its incredible 70-meter-long reclining Buddha.

We will continue our stroll through Yangon's colonial inner city with picture perfect photo stops on the way into downtown.

Here we can explore the vast range of fabulous architecture, historical buildings and Asia's finest colonial charm such as the post office.

After spending some time soaking in the city, we will continue our walk on to Sule Paya, passing by the famous Strand Hotel, Mahabwndoola Garden and the Independence Monument before it's onward to absorb the colors and culture of Little India and Chinatown.

Later this afternoon we will continue our sightseeing to the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar known as “Shwedagon Pagoda” with its unbelievable 90 meters, gold leaf stupa.

As the sun begins to set on an unforgettable first day, we will enjoy the breath-taking views from the Pagoda and surrounding skyline before transferring back to dinner.

Welcome dinner at the local Padonmar Restaurant.

Overnight in your comfortable Yangon hotel.

Day 2 -Meal (B/L/D)

Yangon – Bago – Kyaikhtiyo (Cycling)

  • Transfer from hotel to Waw: 3 hours
  • Cycling distance up to: 68 km

After your delicious hotel breakfast, we will relax with a comfortable transfer to Bago, 80 km Northeast of Yangon, Bago was the capital of the Mon Kingdom during the 15th century.

Today, our short visit to Bago begins at the stunning Shwethalyaung Temple, home to a beautiful 55-meter long reclining Buddha

After some time here, we will continue our explorations onto one of the most fascinating pagodas in Myanmar, the Mon-style Shwenawdaw Pagoda which boasts a spire 114 meters taller than that of Shwedagon Pagoda.

Afterwards, we continue our scenic transfer as far as Waw in the Mon State. From here we change to pedal power, jump of our bicycles and enjoy the Burmese countryside. As we cycle through tiny villages and beautiful plantations, take the opportunity to interact with the locals and many interesting street vendors.

We will take a well-earned break to enjoy a local lunch along the way.

After refueling on lunch, it’s time to continue our ride on to the town of Kinpun, also known as ‘basecamp’ for the journey to the Golden Rock. From the base of the mountain we will be transported by a local, open-air truck along a winding road for around 45 minutes and dropped off near the top before continuing on foot to explore Golden Rock.

Delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff and covered by over 60 tonnes of gold leaf, Golden Rock is one of Myanmar's most visited pilgrimage sites. The pagoda here is said to hold a scared hair of the Buddha.

Tonight, dinner will be enjoyed at local restaurant.

Overnight in Kyaikhtiyo.

Day 3 -Meal ( / /D)

Kyaikhtiyo – Thahton (Cycling)

  • Transfer from Kyaikhtiyo to Kyaikhto: 15 mins
  • Cycling distance up to: 68 km
  • Difficulty: Medium

After a restful night's sleep, this morning there is the option to visit the Golden Rock again to see the rising sun cast its rays upon the rock. Local pilgrims gather by the rock to make offerings in the solitude of the morning.After witnessing this unforgettable site, return to base camp by foot and open-air truck.

Today we start our cycle from Kyaikhto (a 15 mins transfer from the base camp) and head southeast to Tha Hton. In the 3rd century BC, Tha Hton was the capital of the Mon State. Its port, tactically placed directly east of Yangon and across the Gulf of Moattama. Tha Hton is known to the Burmese as a spiritual land as it is the origin of the country’s specific form of Buddhism, the Theravada practice. Myanmar is the final remaining country in the world that this form of Buddhism is still practiced. Theravada Buddhism is known as the oldest form of Buddhism and today we will cycle to its ancient origins for a memorable, cultural and educational day ahead.

On arrival to Thahton around noon, we will check in to our comfortable hotel to enjoy some refreshments before dinner.

Dinner will be served at a hand selected local restaurant.

Overnight in Tha Hton.

Day 4 -Meal (B/L/D)

Thahton – Mawlamyaing (Cycling)

  • Cycling distance up to: 68 km
  • Difficulty: Medium

After an enjoyable local breakfast, we will begin today's adventures with a cycle to Mawlamyaing, the first capital of British Burma between 1827 and 1852. Once known as Moulemein, as written by Rudyard Kipling in his poem Mandalay, the city still retains its colonial charm.

We will stop to enjoy a local lunch along the way.

This afternoon, we will arrive in Mawlamyaing and proceed to the fascinating Mahamuni Pagoda and Kyaikthanlan Pagoda. Built in traditional Mon-style, they are the city's tallest and most visible stupas.

After spending some time here, we will continue on to the beautiful Seindon Mibaya, a wooden monastery over 100 years old. Be sure to take an enjoyable walk along the town’s Strand Road for a glimpse of the impressive Kaladan Mosque, built during the colonial era.

To end another unforgettable day, we will head to a temple for a breath-taking view point overlooking the town, the Thanlwin River and Belu Island as the sun sets overhead.

Tonight, we feast on local cuisine with a Traditional Mon style dinner at a local hand selected restaurant.

Overnight in Mawlamyaing.

Day 5 - Meal (B/L/D)

Mawlamyaing - Bilu Island Loop Cycling

  • Cycling distance up to: 50 km
  • Difficulty: Medium

Transfer from Bilu Island to hotel: 25 minutes

After a local breakfast, we will take an exciting cycle across the new bridge of Bogyoke Aung San and over to Bilu Island (aka Ogre Island).

Bilu Island is commonly known to locals as Ta Kaw Sa Man in Mon, which translates to ‘Ogre Island’. Here we will enjoy a peaceful ride around the island where we will have the opportunity to pass through local villages and observe local life before an educational visit to handicraft workshops where tradesmen traditional produce authentic wooden pipes, bamboo hats, rubber bands and small blackboards.

We will indulge ourselves with a well-deserved lunch at a local restaurant or a delicious packed lunch will be provided.

After completing a full loop of this incredible island, we will return back to Mawlamyaing by a comfortable coach transfer.

Tonight, dinner will be enjoyed at a local restaurant.

Overnight at Mawlamyaing.

Day 6 - Meal ( /L/D)

Mawlamyaing – Hpa An (Cycling)

  • Cycling distance up to: 77 km
  • Difficulty: Medium

Enjoy a leisurely morning wandering around Mawlamyaing. Take the opportunity to visit the bustling central market for a spot of shopping before we stretch our legs with a cycle ride towards Hpa An.

Hpa An is a small town surrounded by beautiful limestone rock formations and is the capital of the Karen state. This morning is yours to enjoy this stunning region.

En-route, we will take the opportunity to visit Kawhnat-Kadoe, the village of U Nar Ouk. During the colonial times, U Nar Ouk ran a local boat company and fell into fighting competition with the famed Ayeyarwaddy Flotila group. A price-war ensued, resulting in free ferry travel for all locals. Today, this famous business tale is taught in the text books of all local primary school children.

We will also take the time to enjoy a visit to the local monastery. Built and donated by U Nar Ouk, here we can enjoy the stunning arts collection adorning the walls.

A delicious local lunch will be served along the way.

Later this afternoon we will arrive in Hpa An. Upon arrival we will transfer to the jetty and take an exciting free boat ride across the river to the foot of Par Pu Mountain. Her we can take a highly recommended 30-minute assent to revel in the breath-taking views of Hpa An below.

Tonight, dinner will be served at a highly rated local restaurant.

Overnight in Hpa An.

Day 7 - Meal ( /L/D)

Hpa An (Cycling)

Following a comfortable night at your hotel, prepare to set off by bike to visit the beautiful Shwe Yin Mhyaw Pagoda on the banks of Thanlwin River.

After, we will continue our explorations on to Hpa An market. This vibrant market is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy local fruits, vegetables and handicrafts. After a spot of shopping we will continue our scenic cycle until we reach Eindu village where we will take a well-deserved rest and enjoy a local lunch.

Lunch at local restaurant or delicious lunch box will be provided.

After lunch, awaken your inner adventure seeker at the natural wonder of Saddan Cave where we will explore with an exciting 20-minute tunnel walk. From the exit we cool down with a short canoe ride passing under a stone cave and amongst endless paddy fields surrounded by lush landscape.

Following our cave adventures, we will unwind with a visit to the peaceful Lumbini Garden, home of a thousand Buddha images and located at the base of Mt. Zeatin.

Our final stop of the day is the unmissable Kyauk Kalatt Pagoda. This beautiful Pagoda is uniquely built on layer of natural rock formations and flanked by a beautiful lake which promises stunning photo opportunities and the perfect sunset spot.

Dinner will be served tonight at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Hpa An.

Day 8 - Meal ( / /D)

Hpa An – Yangon

  • Cycling distance up to: 54 km
  • Difficulty: Medium

Wake up this morning and take it easy with a comfortable drive back to Yangon.En-route back to the city we will take the opportunity to visit Kawgun Cave, two miles outside Hpa An township. A natural limestone cave, measuring 200 feet high and 300 feet in length and adorned with thousands of Buddha images, the cave is simply a sight to behold.

Sit back and enjoy the scenery as we drive through some of Myanmar’s most sumptuous landscapes with a local lunch stop on the way.Upon arrival in Yangon, enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel.

Tonight, dinner will be served at a local restaurant.

Overnight in your comfortable Yangon Hotel.

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More about Bago

91 kilometres northeast of Yangon in the direction of Mandalay sits the untouched, yet upcoming town of Bago. Dating back to 825 A.D, Bago is one of the richest, most vibrant archaeological sites in the whole of Myanmar. Perhaps its most notable site is the incredible reclining Buddha, Shwe-Tha-Lyaung measuring in at a magnificent 55 metres long and 16 metres high. Don’t miss the Shwemawdaw also known as the 'Great Golden God Pagoda' of Bago, with its impressive spire built in 8th century by the Mon. The pagoda reaches over 23 metres in height and is visited by pilgrims from near and far, all hours of the day and night. Read More

More about Golden Rock

More about Hpa-An

More about Mawlamyine

More about Thahton

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.Full Body Massage Experience in Yangon (34 USD per pax)

Close your eyes, relax and let us take good care of you with a therapeutic traditional Thai and Burmese body massage to deeply revitalize your entire body with remedies that incorporates acupressure techniques pressed and kneaded by expert palms.A full-body massage shows that the therapist will massage your entire body throughout a therapeutic massage lasting at the very least 90 minutes.This fascinating treatment provides physical and spiritual renewal with pressure points applied to effectively stimulate natural self-healing.

2.Sunset Cruise in Yangon (40 USD per pax)

Duration-2 hours

Enjoy views of Yangon, and Sunset dinner in the very heart of the city—the River Yangon itself. Cruise along the river and watch the city light up, dine on tasty BBQ Chicken, BBQ Sauce, Fried Mix-Vegetable, Fried Potato and mineral waters. Rounding off the experience will be a cool, tropical breeze and making this a simply unforgettable occasion.

3.Dinner Cruise in Yangon (40 USD per pax)

Duration-2 hours

Yangon Dinner Cruise is the perfect way to finish your day, combining a cruise on a boat ride, through the heart of this great city, with a delicious sit-down dinner. It is the ideal way to cruise along the Yangon River.

Buffet Dinner (non-religion), Drinking water and Welcome Juice.

Cruise Time in Winter-5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Cruise Time in Summer-5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

  • Accommodation Details Info
Accommodation

2 nights at Yangon hostel,1 night at Tha Hton hotel,2 nights at Mawlamyine hotel and 2 nights at Hpa-An hotel

Yangon Accommodation

Option -1

Scott Yangon Hostel

Inclusion

  • Breakfast
  • Free wi-fi in all rooms

Popular facilities

  • Restaurants
  • Front desk (24 hours)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Mini bar

1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed

Restaurant

Option-2

The Lodge yangon hostel

Inclusion

  • Free welcome drink
  • Free wi-fi in all rooms
  • Shared bathroom

Superior Double Bed City View

Rooftop  public area

Option-3

Little Yangon Hostel

Inclusion

  • Breakfast
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free wi-fi in all rooms

Guestroom

Dining room

Kyaikhteyoe Accommodation 

Thuwanabumi Mountain view ( or similar view)

Inclusion

  • Breakfast
  • Swimming pool
  • Daily housekeeping

Popular facilities

  • Garden
  • Restaurants
  • Front desk (24 hour)

Swimming pool

Exterior view

Thahton Accommodation

Thuwanabumi Thahton hotel (or Similar hotel )

Exterior view

Mawlamyine Accommodation

Than Lwin Hotel (or similar hotel )

Inclusion

  • Breakfast
  • Air-conditioning
  • 24 hour room service
  • Daily housekeeping

Hotel Exterior view

Superior room

Hpa An Accommodation 

Golden Palace hotel (or similar hotel)

Inclusion

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

Superior Double Room

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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Southern Myanmar Adventure

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Destination
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Travellers
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