Myanmar Off The Beaten Trails Motorcycle Tour

Your off the beaten trails Myanmar motorcycle adventure tour starts from the last royal capital, Mandalay. From here we drive along the rural roads of Myanmar and experience the 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, an ancient riverside kingdom few travelers have experienced. From Mrauk U we drive to Ngapali Beach and relax on the pristine beaches before driving or taking a flight to Yangon.


Highlights

  • Discover the remnants of last Burmese kingdom in Mandalay
  • Cool down in the colonial hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin
  • Explore the ancient trails connecting the myriad temples of Bagan
  • Meet the Tattoo faced ladies of remote Chin State
  • Be among the first to  explore the mysteries of the lost of the kingdom of Mrauk U
  • Relax on the pristine white sand beaches of Ngapali

 

Duration: 15 days
Trip Type: Cultural Road Trip
Destinations: Mandalay, Pyin Oo lwin, Bagan, Chin State, Mrauk U, Ngapali, Yangon
Guide: English speaking local motorbike guide
Grading: Moderate
Tour price: On request
Departures: Private tours
Starts: In Mandalay
Ends: In Yangon

 

myanmar trekking tours - mandalay palace

DAY 1 > ARRIVE TO MANDALAY  [-/-/D]

Welcome to Myanmar! Your guide will meet you at the Mandalay airport and transfer to your hotel in town.

Settle in and then enjoy free time to explore Mandalay. Welcome dinner, trip briefing and meet the local team tonight.

Meals included:
Overnight stay: Hotel in Mandalay

 


Myanmar motorcycle hire and rental scooters

DAY 2 > DAY TRIP TO PYIN OO LWIN [B/L/D]

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 in Mandalay

 


bagan

DAY 3 > DRIVE TO BAGAN [B/L/D]

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: Hotel in Bagan


Myanmar motorcycle tours - Bagan

 DAY 4 > BAGAN [B/L/D]

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: Hotel in Bagan


trekking in chin state - chin lady

DAY 5 > BAGAN TO MINDAT [B/L/D]

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: Hotel in Mindat


Myanmar Motorcycle Tours and Rental

DAY 6 > MINDAT – MT VICTORIA – KANPETLET [B/L/D]

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: Hotel in Kanpetlet


trekking in chin state valley viewsDAY 7 > KANPETLET – ANN [B/L/D]

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:  Guest house in Ann

 

 


DAY 8 > ANN – MRAUK U [B/L/D]

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: Hotel in Mrauk U

 

 


DAY 9 > Mrauk U Mrauk U [B/L/D]

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

Overnight stay: Hotel in Mrauk U

 

 


DAY 10 > MRAUK U TO SITTWE [B/L/D]

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

Overnight stay: Hotel in Sittwe

 

 


DAY 11 > SITTWE TO NGAPALI BEACH [B/L/D]

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: Resort in Ngapali Beach


DAYS 12 – 13 > NGAPALI BEACH [B/L/D]

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

Overnight stay: Resort in Ngapali

 

 


DAY 14 > FLIGHT TO YANGON [B/L/D]

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:  Hotel in Yangon

 

 


DAY 15 > DEPARTURE FROM YANGON [B/-/-]

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and any free time you have left in Yangon prior to your flight

This is guide line itinerary and subject to changes

 

 

 

Included:

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


Not included:

• Visa to Myanmar
• International air fares or domestic air fares
• Early check-in, late check-out, services
• Meals or any other item not described in the itinerary
• Personal expenses
• Drinks during meals, hotel extras and personal spending
• Insurance / get a good policy before you come with repatriation cover
• Tips & Gratuities to guide and crew
• Any damages caused to bikes (rider need to cover)

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