Off The Beaten Trails Motorcycle Tour

Myanmar motorcycle tours

Your off the beaten trails Myanmar motorcycle adventure tour starts from last royal capital, Mandalay. Drive along rural roads of Myanmar and experience the simple countryside life. You will certainly attract attention and will be greeted by smiles and laughter. During this tour you get to see and explore: Pyin Oo the summer capital of the British with colonial mansions and botanical gardens and waterfalls; Bagan the greatest kingdom of the Burmese and cultural treasure of the country; remote and mountainous Chin state with its tribal villages and tattoo faced ladies. From Chin state we venture through remote region to Mrauk U ancient riverside kingdom which kings had hired mercenaries from Europe and Arabia during its heyday. From Mrauk U drive to Ngapali Beach and chill at the pristine beaches before driving or taking flight to Yangon.

Duration: 15 days
Price: TBA
Meals: Full board
Guide: English speaking local motorbike guide

 

Tour itinerary

Transfer to your hotel in Mandalay. Settle in and free time to explore Mandalay. Evening briefing and meeting the local team.
Overnight Stay: Hotel Yadanarbon or similar Mandalay

Day 2: Day trip to Pyin Oo Lwin

On the first day of your motorcycle journey we do a warm up drive to Pyin Oo Lwin and return back to Mandalay for the night. This is 1.5hr drive in each direction. In Pyin Oo Lwin check out the local market with all sorts of merchandise, cruise around town, coffee plantations, spot some colonial era mansions, visit botanical gardens, and enjoy panoramic views of multi-tiered waterfall. On this day we could also visit the jade market of Mandalay.

Distance covered: approx. 140km
Overnight stay: Hotel Yadanarbon or similar Mandalay

Day 3: Drive to Bagan

Head off old road to Bagan passing Tada Oo and Myingan. This is pleasant ride passing through farming villages on roads with light traffic. The drive to Bagan takes around 5 hours and we break the journey with lunch at Myingan town. Arrive to Bagan in the afternoon. Foreigners are not allowed to drive motorbikes in Bagan so we’ll change to e-bikes or car and climb up to temple terrace to witness sunset.

Distance covered: approx. 180km
Overnight stay: Bagan Umbra Hotel or similar

Day 4: Bagan

Today is free for exploring Bagan independently. We can help arranging different optional day activities.
Recommended optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air balloon flight of the arceological area

Overnight stay: Bagan Umbra Hotel or similar

Day 5: Bagan – Mindat

We cross the river by ferry from Bagan and drive around five hours with motorbikes to Mindat , small town located on mountain ridge in Chin state. The road condition has improved greatly during the recent years. The terrain is very flat until reaching Chin state where hills grow to mountains.

Distance covered: approx. 180km
Overnight stay: Mountain Oasis Resort or similar

Day 6: Mindat – Mt Victoria – Kanpetlet

After breakfast we drive down to deep valley and take long snaking road up passing through many Chin villages. This is very good area for photography and many of the ladies here have facial tattoos. Our drive is going up some more until long traverse on single track forest road passing Aye Village. As we get closer to Mt Victoria the forest gets denser and you will be on a little road in the jungle until emerging to new road end at the foot of Mt Victoria. It is 3miles from here to the summit and the trail to the top is ideal for motorcycles. After some summit shots we drive down to our hotel.

Distance covered: Approx. 80km
Overnight stay: New Sky Palace hotel in Kanpetlet

Day 7: Kanpetlet – Ann

Early departure and long driving day to Ann town which is located between Mrauk U and Mt Vic.
Ann has considerable military base so you might have a chance to knock down  few beers with friendly army lads at the local pub in the evening.

Overnight stay:  Local guest house in Ann

Day 8: Ann – Mrauk U

Another long driving day as we travel over the Rakhine Yoma mountain range to the Kaledan and Lay Myo Rivers delta. We will reach Mrauk U by the evening.

Overnight stay: Shwe Thazin Resort or similar

Day 9: Mrauk U

Relaxing in Mrauk U and visits to the achelogical sites. Shittaung, Ko Taung temples etc.

Overnight stay: Shwe Thazin Resort or similar

Day 10: Mrauk U to Sittwe

Drive to Sittwe on the Bay of Bengal. Explore Sittwe sights in the late afternoon.

Overnight stay: Shwe Thazin Hotel or similar

Day 11: Sittwe to Ngapali

There is occasionally local passenger speedboat from Sittwe to Taunggok which we will take if possible and continue overland with motorbikes to Ngapali driving few hours on dusty roads through farming lands.

Overnight stay: Linn Thar Oo Lodge or similar in Ngapali Beach

Days 12-13: Ngapali Beach

We have reserved 2 days for recovery and great seafood at Myanmar’s premier beach resort Ngapali Beach.

Overnight stay: Linn Thar Oo Lodge in Ngapali

Day 14: Flight to Yangon

Flight from Ngapali to Yangon and free exploration of the city.  Visiting downtown’s colonial quarters and Shwedagon Pagoda, the greatest religious moment of all.

Overnight stay:  East Hotel or similar

Day 15: Departure from Myanmar

This is guide line itinerary and subject to changes


Our tour price includes
* English speaking local motorbike guide
* Motorbike and equipment for each participant
* Accommodation
* Meals
* Entrance fees for sites visited


Not included
* Flights to and from Myanmar
*Private Insurance
*Expenses of a Personal Nature
*Tips & Gratitudes

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