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.


  • 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: 16 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 Mandalay


* 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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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

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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 a 1.5hr drive in each direction. In Pyin Oo Lwin we check out the local market with all sorts of merchandise, cruise around the town, coffee plantations, viewing some colonial-era mansions, visit botanical gardens, and enjoy a ride to the amazing waterfall.

Distance covered: approx. 160km
Overnight stay: Hotel in Mandalay



Head off old road to Bagan passing Tada Oo and Myingan. This is a pleasant ride through farming villages on roads with light traffic. The drive to Bagan takes around 5 hours with a lunch break in Myingan town. Arrive to Bagan in the afternoon. Foreigners are not allowed to drive motorcycles in Bagan, so we’ll change to e-bikes to cruise with. Finish the day with a sunset from one our favorite temples.

Distance covered: approx. 180km
Overnight stay: Hotel in Bagan

Myanmar motorcycle tours - Bagan


Today is free for exploring Bagan independently. We can help to arrange different optional day activities.

Optional: Sunrise Hot Air balloon flight over Bagan temples.

Overnight stay: Hotel in Bagan


trekking in chin state - chin lady


We cross the river to Pakokku head to Mindat, a small town located on the mountain ridge in Chin state. The road condition has improved greatly during the recent years. This takes now 4-5hrs. The terrain is very flat until reaching Chin state where hills grow to mountains. A great ride up to Mindat along winding mountain road.

Distance covered: approx. 180km
Overnight stay: Hotel in Mindat


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Although there has been much road construction around Mindat expect dirt roads and steep hills today. The days ride will take you down to the deep valley and up long snaking road passing through many Chin villages on the way. This is a very good area for photography and many of the ladies here have facial tattoos. Our drive is climbed up some more until long traverse along the mountain range. 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’s summit. It is 3 miles from here to the summit on the jeep road. From we drive down to Kanpetlet 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.
Nothing much to see in Ann. There is quite a big army base and surely some beer stations that get busy in the evening and have football on.

Overnight stay:  Guesthouse in Ann




Another long driving day over the Rakhine Yoma mountain range to the Kaledan and Lay Myo Rivers Delta. We will reach Mrauk U by the evening. Mrauk U is after Bagan most impressive cultural treasure of the country. The Arakan kings used to hire samurai and European mercenaries to protect the wealthy trade city that controlled much Bay of Bengal’s business.

Overnight stay: Hotel in Mrauk U


DAY 9 > Mrauk U Mrauk U [B/L/D]

Explore Mrauk U & Vesali and ride to some villages around the archaeological sites. Some noteworthy temples to check out are Shittaung, Ko Taung temples, and Ananda Thukkanthein.

Overnight stay: Hotel in Mrauk U




Drive to Sittwe 3hrs on the Bay of Bengal. Explore Sittwe market and town in the afternoon. OR if you wish to push on further and continue southbound to Taunggok and have less distance to cover next day it is possible just let us know in advance to adjust the hotels.

Overnight stay: Hotel in Sittwe



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



We have reserved 3 days for chilling out by the Ngapali Beach. Myanmar’s premier beach destination. You can explore here deserted beaches and small fisherman villages or simply take it easy.

Overnight stay: Resort in Ngapali



Early departure long day and drive to Pyay or Prime. From here we drive up to Magwe, Yenangyaung, Meikhtila and finally to Mandalay for a well-deserved rest.

This is very long day and requires early departure.

Overnight stay:
 Hotel in Mandalay



Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and free time until its time to transfer to airport.

This is guideline itinerary and subject to changes




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