Mandalay is the economic hub of Upper Burma and is considered the center of Burmese culture. A continuing influx of Chinese immigrants, mostly from Yunnan, in the past twenty years, has reshaped the city’s ethnic makeup and increased commerce with China. Despite Naypyidaw’s recent rise, Mandalay remains Upper Burma’s main commercial, educational and health center.
Day 1: Mandalay – Kyaukse-Monywa (Roughly 160km) ( L, D )
8:00 AM, after breakfast, my guide will be picked up at your hotel in Mandalay. Then take a motorbike tour from the hotel and drive to Monywa. Arrive at Monywa in the afternoon and visit around Monywa. Visit Thanboke De Pagoda, Kyauk Khar Village to see their handicraft workshop. Evening comes back and relaxes at the hotel in Monywa.
Day 2: Monywa-Hpo Win Taung- Pakkoku-Bagan (Roughly 190km) (B, L, D )
After breakfast, we continue our motorbike trip to Bagan. We drive and visit to Hpo Win Taung & Shwe Ba Taung. Then drive to Pakkoku crossing the bridge through the Ayeyarwaddy river. Visit the town around and we drive to Bagan. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.
Day 3: Bagan-Mt.Popa – Kyauk Padaung- Meikhtila- Kalaw (Roughly 300km) (B , L , D )
In the morning, after breakfast sightseeing visits Bagan and drives to Mt Popa. On the way, the scenery changes as you cross into one of the aridest regions of Myanmar. The landscape is filled with toddy palm fields and you will have a chance to stop and observe the process of creating toddy juice. The toddy palm plays an important role in Myanmar's rural life, beyond creating juice and sugars for the people, it also provides shade as well as provides materials for making household utensils, buildings, and medicines. Lunch at a local restaurant with your arrangement. Arrive at Mount Popa Mountain Resort, your hotel for this evening. This beautiful eco-friendly resort is perched on the slopes of a volcanic peak to visit Popa Mountain and its surroundings. Climb up to the top of Mount Popa. Mount Popa has played an important role in Myanmar's culture, religion, and history since the earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. We will be downhill and driving around the Kyauk Padaung and continue driving to Kalaw passing through Meikhtila. Overnight at the hotel in Kalaw.
Day 4: Kalaw– View Point- Hinkhagone – Pattu (B, L, D) (Offroad) (Roughly 50km offroad) ( B, L, D)
Early morning start your Offroad trip. The road and trail go through beautiful scenery. On the way visit the villages of Palaung, Danu, Pao, and Taung Yoe. Your local station tour guide will introduce you to the villagers
and will show you the traditional ways of life. Rest in Hinkhagone a Palaung village. The path goes up and down. Native along the way do the plantation for Tea leaves, Coffee, Cordial leaves, Mustard, Ginger, Malt Rice,
Cabbage, Cauliflower, Sesame. After your lunch & short rest at the monastery continue your AAdvantage
It is about 3 hours Offroad. The people in this area grow fruits; Arvogado, Banana, Oranges, Jack fruits, and Papaya. You will have the chance to see the crab apple trees along the way together with some shady Banyan trees. After that, you have to drive for another 2 hours to Pattu village. Native along this way do the plantation, especially for Ginger. Dinner and overnight in the village.
Day 5: Pattu Village-Indein- Khaung Dai – Inle Lake (B, L, D) (Offroad) (Roughly 50km offroad and 40 km on the normal road) ( B, L, D )
After breakfast continues the 3 hours Offroad trip to the shore of the Inle lake. Arrie at Khaung Dai Village. The trail goes through the beautiful scenery of the Bamboo forest. The natives of Pao, Taung Yoe, and Intha along the way grow fruits; Banana, Papaya, Potato, and Beans. Then continue to drive to Inle lake through Khaung Dai- Nyaung Shwe route. Overnight at the hotel in Nyaung Shwe.
Day 6: Nyaung Shwe-Inle- Ywangan- Mandalay (Roughly 280 km) (B, L )
After breakfast, we will be visiting Inle lake and driving a motorbike to Ywangan (a small town which is also famous for its beautiful scenery, and blue lake). Then continue driving to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay in the evening and drop you at your hotel.
(End of Tour Service)
- Professional tour guide with his bike / Mechanic
- Gasoline of the tour guide
- Your gasoline
- Your motorbike and helmet
- Permit for a motorbike tour
- Accommodation in hotel or guest-house depending on location
- Mosquito nets during Home-stay overnight
- All equipment helmet,
- All Meals in tour B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner
- Your insurance
- Gloves and jacket for your safety and pant
- For cleanliness reasons pants are not included
- Any meals not on the tour and your drinks during the trip
- Your expenses
- Accommodation in Mandalay
- Coverage for any damages to the e-motorcycle (unfortunately there is no insurance here to cover this)
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