Western Myanmar Motorcycle Tour

Western Myanmar motorcycle tour is carefully planed so you can see and experience the beauty of western Myanmar with some amazing scenery and challenging back roads. During these 17 days you will see and experience beautiful nature, local way of life and the cultural highlights of western Myanmar

Join us on a motorcycle adventure through Western Myanmar, famed for its ancient kingdoms, spectacular mountains and unspoiled beaches. Be introduced to Myanmar and its culture in the old royal Capital Mandalay, explore the mysterious pagodas in the ancient kingdom of Bagan, admire the breath taking views at the summit of Mt Victoria, and relax on the pristine white sand beaches of Ngapali. You will experience the highlights of this amazing region as well as many lesser known off the beaten track destinations.


Highlights

  • Discover the remnants of last Burmese kingdom in Mandalay
  • Explore the ancient trails connecting the myriad temples of Bagan
  • Meet the Tattoo faced ladies of remote Chin State
  • Admire the breathtaking views from the summit of Mt Victoria
  • 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
  • Ride your bike on the 20 Lane Highways of Myanmars young capital Naypyitaw

Duration: 16 days
Trip Type: Cultural Road Trip
Destinations: Mandalay, Bagan, Chin State, Mrauk U, Ngapali, Naypyitaw
Guide: English speaking local motorbike guide
Grading: Moderate
Tour price: On request
Departures: Private tours
Starts: In Mandalay
Ends: In Mandalay

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 > DRIVE AROUND ROYAL CAPITALS [B/L/D]

After breakfast start your warm up day and pick up the essential survival skills for driving motorcycle in Myanmar and explore some Mandalay sights.

Across the river we visit Mingun with its massive brick Pagoda and the biggest bronze bell in the world. After Mingun, we drive on dusty lanes along the Irrawaddy (approx. 20km) to the ancient imperial capital Ava (Inwa). Here we drive of the beaten tracks and visit some archaeological sites and have a lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we start heading back to Mandalay, visiting Amarapura on the way and pay a visit to some of its skillful craftsmen to learn about different handmade products.

After Amarapura we drive to Ubein Bridge for a sunset refreshment before heading back to your hotel.

Distance covered: approx. 60km
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 > NGAPALI BEACH [B/L/D]

We have reserved a full day for recovery and great seafood at Myanmar’s premier beach resort Ngapali Beach.

Overnight stay: Resort in Ngapali

 


DAY 13 > DRIVE TO PYAY [B/L/D]

After R&R in Ngapali, we head off back towards Mandalay. Today we have a long drive day across the Rakhine mountains back to the arid central plains of Myanmar where we will overnight in Pyay.

Overnight stay:  Hotel in Pyay

 

 


DAY 14 > PYAY TO NAYPYITAW [B/L/D]

Today we continue to Napyitaw, Myanmars young capital, established in 2005. One of the highlights here for drivers are the massive 20 lane highways that cut through the city. They tend to be eerily empty making for a perfect driving experience.

Overnight stay: Hotel in Naypyitaw


DAY 15 > NAYPYITAW TO MANDALAY [B/L/D]

On our last day of driving, we head off from Naypyitaw to Mandalay. The day is spent driving through a serene landscape of paddies and quaint villages. Once we reach Mandalay in the late afternoon, we will have an ending brief and say our farewells to all the crew members.

Overnight stay: Hotel in Mandalay


DAY 16 > DEPARTURE FROM MANDALAY [B/-/-]

Spent the last day exploring Mandalay before your transfer to the airport

 

 

 

 

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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