Highlights of Myanmar Loop - 9 Days

Mandalay - Ywangan - Pindaya - Inle Lake - Kakku - Kalaw - Meikhtila - Bagan - Monywa - Sagaing - Mingun - Mandalay

Distance: 1295 km

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US$2,134

This is one of our most recommended motorbike tours in Myanmar which will definitely satisfy any bikers. The tour includes a wide variety of routes from paved roads to dirty mountainous tracks, passing through many scenic landscapes and taking you to the less touristy places and hidden villages.

On this special journey, we will visit some of the most popular spots in the Golden Land like Mandalay, Pindaya, Inle Lake, Kakku, Kalaw, Bagan, Monywa and also meet the ethnic groups in Shan State.

For the expedition up the mysterious Chindwin river, your bikes will be loaded on the boat to transport to a place where only local residents and their unique culture are found. Let's join in one of our Myanmar Motorcycle Tours and experience the best of Burma in the most interesting way.

Group Size

MAXIMUM: 10 RIDERS MINIMUM: 3 RIDERS

For bigger group, please contact us or click Customize Your Ride for better quotation!

Best time to take this tour

This tour can be taken at any time of the year but the best time to ride is from Oct to the end of April when the weather is moderate with less chance of raining. Even if it rains, it is not enough to spoil your ride. So, you can freely pick up this tour at any time you like. Come and ride with us!

Departure time

The tour will start in the morning at 8.00am with a pick up from your hotel in Mandalay. Please be noted that you need to arrive at least one day before the tour starts (we recommend two days earlier to acclimate and avoid jet lag). We are pleased to arrange hotel in Mandalay upon your request with additional cost.

Return time

The tour will end around 4.00pm or 5.00pm back in Mandalay, so it is possible for you to catch a departure flight on same day or take a connecting flight to extend your beach holiday in Ngapali (Ngapali beach is not recommended between May to end of August due to the rainy season).

Luggage

Most of touring time, you have to bring luggage along with you and pack it on the back of your bike. Chased pick-up truck is arranged on special requirement only. So, the luggage is recommended to be light and easy to tight up.

Fitness

While you don't have to be an athlete to join us on this adventure, we would not recommend this tour to those who cannot, for instance, climb a flight of stairs without puffing and blowing. Please note that there are some long days in the saddle. We reach some high altitudes on this tour, so if you have any existing medical condition, please consult your doctor before booking.

Gears

We strongly recommend that you bring your own gears to be the most comfortable and all protective. We also provide helmets, gloves, knee and elbow guards which are of high quality brands in many different sizes. Please be noted that we do not offer jackets, boots and trousers due to hygienic reasons. Good trekking or sport shoes and jeans should be enough.

All inclusive

Since almost everything is included in your tour package (motorcycle rental; accommodation; fuel cost; tour guide; all entry fees; all meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner; soft drinks and more), your biggest expenses will be paid for alcoholic beverages in the evening and shopping.

200$ should cover all your expenses if you are not a big drinker. Shopping is great so you might want to bring along some cash in case you see something you really like.

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Duration

9 days

Distance

1295 km

Starting Point

Mandalay

Finishing Point

Mandalay

PRE ARRIVAL 

Today should be your arrival day to Mandalay. Upon your request, we will be pleased to arrange your ground transport or accommodation in Mandalay.

It is to be noted that you are informed to meet up with your ground operation team in Mandalay on that day to do the technical inspection to the motorbike and other necessary gears and equipments arranged for your trip with us in Myanmar. In addition to that the agreement of taking and using the motorbike of Burma Motorbike Tours shall be made on that day.

1 Mandalay - Ywan Ngan - Pindaya (185 km) (L/D)

Pick up from your hotel in Mandalay about 8.00am, then be transferred by private car or taxi to our bike store. This morning we are to start riding from Mandalay to Pindaya. First we are driving to Kyauke and Han Myit Mo from where we are rolling up  through  the villages and continue the ride through  zigzagging your way up the mountains and then arrive at Ywan Ngan “A small town located on the top mountain” where to enjoy the lunch. 

After that we are driving through the narrowed road of the Shan Plateau will take you through some tea growing villages and cliff-side trails to a sealed road on the other side and we are to drive to the little village of Pa Laung Tribe called Ya Sa Kyi located on the top of mountain in Pindaya . Be noted that The village for your overnight stay is located above the sea level of more than 1,300 meters.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Village monastery in Ya Sa Kyi Village in Pindaya
2 Ya Sa Kyi - Inle Lake & Inle Lake sightseeing by boat (85 km) (B/L/D)

This morning we are to enjoy the breakfast at village monastery and walk around the little village to meet up with friendly tribal people and kids for doing charity activities. Then we are driving down to Pindaya through narrowed village road of Taung Paw Gyi to get to Pindaya. From Pindaya we are heading off to Nyaung Shwe (Inle). On the ways along the road side, you can see panoramic plantation fields of cabbages, paddy fields, seasonal flowers. Upon arrival to Nyuang Shwe, we are to enjoy the lunch before we check in hotel in Nyaung Shwe. In the afternoon, we are doing sightseeing in Inle by private boat . 

It is a chance to see not only the magnificent scenery but also the authentic local life on the water. Here, boat is your main transportation which will take you through flourishing floating gardens with all kind of vegetables and fruits. Moreover, you can see the incredible image of the one - leg rowing fishermen with your own eyes, watching them with their daily work.

Next, we will pay our visit to Phaung Daw Oo pagoda - the largest and most outstanding structure on the lake. It is said that the place holds the 5 holy Buddha images made of gold. After that, Nam Pan village is our last stop of the day where we can see how people make cheroot (Myanmar Cigar), lotus silk and cotton.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Nyaung Shwe
3 Inle - Kakku - Taung Gyi - Nyaung Shwe (130 km) (B/L/D)

Today we are to set off from the low-lying lands at Inle Lake toward Kakku, through the  rolling hills toward the east of the lake. The drive is spectacular, crossing over the railway line and through small villages inhabited to the Pa-Oh people. This area was closed to visitors for many years and even now only a few intrepid tourists make their way through here.

After two hours you'll arrive at Kakku. The first view of Kakku is breathtaking: there are more than 5200 individual stupas, some of which are 20 metres high, and several Buddha images scattered throughout. There are no clear facts about the history of the stupas but most date back to the 11th-13th century, the same period when Bagan was thriving. Wander throughout the temples, taking your time to enjoy the wonder and awe of this site and discover the intricate carvings and details on the structures. And enjoy the lunch at Kakku pagoda. After that we are diving back to Nyaugn Shwe by the way of Taung Gyi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Nyaung Shwe
4 Nyaung Shwe - Kalaw (125 km) (B/L/D)

Today shall be one of the exciting day of your trip to ride to Kalaw from Nyaung Shwe through all unexplored villages of Shan Plateau that provides the unlimited possibilities for off  rides in the region. Riding along the scenic landscapes of the plateau is an incomparable way to get closer to the real and typical life of the people and to enjoy the panoramic and colourful sceneries. Upon arrival to Kalaw, you are to check in hotel and free and easy for the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Kalaw
5 Kalaw - Tar Yaw Thit - Hin Gar Kone - Myin Ka - Kalaw (120 km) (B/L/D)

Today after breakfast at hotel, we are to start riding around Kalaw, located on  the western edge of the Shan Hills at an elevation of 4,356 feet, Kalaw was built as a hill station during the British colonial period. 

The climate here is very pleasant and in spring and summer, the roads around town are lined with thickly flowering crocus. The cooler temperatures and scenic surrounding countryside, filled with ethnic hill tribe villages, makes this area the most popular part of the country to where we are to explore the forgotten tribes of Shan Plateau by two wheels. As you are back to Kalaw in the afternoon, you are to relax and refresh for the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Kalaw
6 Kalaw - Meikhtila - Mount Popa (265 km) (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you will be downhill riding from Kalaw to Meiktila about 130 kilometers, then arrive at Meikhtila. After that, you will continue the ride to Kyaukpadaung, a small town to drive up to Mount Popa. Lunch will be at the local restaurant on the way. Arrive at Mount Popa in the late afternoon, check in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Mount Popa
7 Mount Popa - Bagan & sightseeing in Bagan by car (55 km) (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you will be downhill riding to Bagan through a countryside road. You will witness local village life along the road side and upon arrival to hotel in Bagan, check in the room and continue sightseeing in Bagan by car which includes the Shwezigon pagoda, one of the four most significant buildings in Bagan.

Continue to visit the Htilominlo pagoda, famed for its original fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations which are remarkably well preserved before the visit to the Ananda Pagoda, one of the finest, largest and best persevered in Old Bagan. You will also have a chance to see a lacquer ware workshop whose birthplace is in Bagan. Finally, visit the Dhammayangyi pagoda, Bagan’s largest temple. Enjoy sunset from one of the most scenic spots in town and return to the hotel. Dinner with puppet show in the local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan
8 Bagan - Pakokku by boat & Pakokku - Monywa (190 km) (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will drive to the Bagan Jetty for a leisurely boat journey on the Irrawaddy River to Pakokku. After three hours boat ride on the Irrawaddy River, we will get to Pakokku from where we start driving to Ma Ahu Alae Village - a small village with full of ancients pagodas, lovely people with great smiles. Take a short break then continue riding through the unexplored villages of A Neint & A Myint. We can take regular stops and interact with the locals who rarely come into contact with foreigners. Then continue riding to Monywa. Upon arrival, enjoy the beautiful sunset from the top of Pagoda in the pagoda complex of Lay Kyun Sakkya, Standing Buddha Image in Monywa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Monywa
9 Monywa - Sagaing - Mingun - Mandalay (140 km) (B/L)

Today after breakfast at hotel in Monywa, we are driving back to Mandalay which is just 140 km far. On the way, we drop in Nunnery in Sagaing just  21 kilometres south west of Mandalay. Sagaing is another Myanmar’s ancient capitals, famous for its many hundreds of white, silver and gold pagodas and monasteries that dot its hilly landscape. Take the short break for lunch at Nunnery before continue driving to Mingun along the Ayeyarwaddy River Bank. From Mingun, we are crossing the river by the ferry to Nan Daw Kyun - The Island of Royal Palace, then driving back to Mandalay.

Return your bikes to our team of ground service. Our private car or taxi will take you back to your hotel in Mandalay or Mandalay international airport where you check in your departure flight home.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: N/A

END OF SERVICES!

Optional trip to Ngapali Beach & Yangon are available upon your request with an EXTRA.

Rider

$2134

Rider in a shared twin-bed room

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Pillion

$1510

Pillion in shared double or twin-bed room

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Inclusions

  • 8 night accommodation at carefully selected quality hotels and resorts
  • 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Mineral water, soft drinks, coffee or tea served in the meals
  • Myanmar driving permits
  • Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage (Kawasaki KLX150cc)
  • Gasoline, petrol
  • Third party liability insurance for motorcycles
  • Mandalay airport pick-up and drop-off
  • English speaking professional Road Captain with license on a motorcycle leading group
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing fees
  • Riding gears (Helmets, Gloves, Knee Guards)
  • T-Shirt of Burma Motorbike Tours for souvenir and MORE!

Exclusions

  • Airfares
  • Myanmar visa fee
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Single supplement (upon request)
  • US$145/bike surcharge for using Honda CRF250cc or Kawasaki KLX250cc
  • Room service, laundry, phone charges
  • Damage to the motorcycle caused by the user (exclude reasonable wear and tear)
  • Travel insurance (cover against cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)
  • Tips & Gratuities to guide
  • All other services not mentioned

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews

Skippy M

Aspen, Canada

"This is a great company! (1 month Moto rental)"

April 2019

My Girlfriend and I spent a month in Myanmar on a Honda CRF 250 rented from Burma Motorbike Rentals. This was the first time they had rented this bike for such a long season, in the summer, for two passengers with bags going to places less traveled.
We had issues with the bike, some self-inflicted, and BMR was always there ... More +

PhilEtFred

France

"Fantastic trip 8 days"

Feb 2019

We highly recommend Burma Motorbike Tours ! All was well organized in a short time and according to our wish.
Sam, our guide, was very helpful, friendly and always thinking for the best solution to provide the best user experience according to our choices.
The bikes CRF250L were very useful for the off-road ways to see the so beautiful villages. We’ll ... More +

nzerz

New Zealand

"BURMA MOTORBIKE TOURS The best way to discover Myanmar"

Jan 2019

Review of: 10 DAY MYANMAR MOTORBIKE TOUR

I rode on a 10 day tour with Burma Motorbike Tours in January 2019. The overall experience was excellent - it was efficient from start to finish, the bikes were good brands and in great condition, the support throughout the 10 days fantastic, their knowledge of the roads of the vast range of areas ... More +

Fatparrot

New Zealand

"Fantastic trip!!!"

Feb 2019

We’be just completed a 10 day motorbike tour of Central Myanmar with Burma Motorbike Tours. The trip was fantastic, great itinerary, superbly organised, grest guides, intetesting accommodation, fantadtic sights. I’ll go again in a heartbeat!!!!!

Shane R

Australia

"Burma Motobike Tours rates 10 out of 10 to me"

13 Nov 2018

Recently I had a short trip with BMT Myanmar. Mandalay to Mindat. Mindat surrounds. Kampalat. Mandalay.
I was single traveller and they tailered a tour to suit me and my time frame. The service offered was excelent. Bike was as new. Accomadation perfect. I will return 2019.

MichalLP

United States

"Best experience, EVER!"

12 Apr 2018

I simply cannot stress enough how fantastic our experience with Burma Motorbike Tours was. Firstly, they were so accommodating as we tried to find an experience that fit our budget and timeline. Secondly, our guide Maung, was perfect. He was experienced, patient, spoke very well, and was super knowledgable about the area. As a result, I feel like we got ... More +
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