Mandalay is the economic hub of Upper Burma and considered the centre 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 In the morning, after breakfast, my guide will be pick up at your hotel in Mandalay. Then take motorbike tour from hotel and drive to Monywa. Arrive at Monywa in the afternoon and visit around Monywa. Visit Thanboke De Pagoda, Kyauk Khar Village to see for their handicraft workshop. Evening come back and relax at the hotel in Monywa.
Day 2: Monywa-Hpo Win Taung- Pakkoku-Bagan (Roughly 190km) (B , L , D )
After breakfast, we continue motorbike trip to Bagan. We drive and visit to Hpo Win Taung & Shwe Ba Taung. Then drive to Pakkoku crossing the bridge through 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 visit to Bagan and drive to Mt Popa. On the way, the scenery changes as you cross into one of the most arid 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 rural life, beyond creating juice and sugars for the people, it also provides shade as well as provides materials for making household utensils, building and medicines. Lunch at local restaurant with your own 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 and visit Popa Mountain and surrounding. Climb up on the top of the Mount Popa. Mount Popa has played an important role in Myanmar culture, religion and history since earliest times. Its shrine is dedicated to the worship of the 37 Nats, the Burmese ancient animist spirits. We will be down hill and driving around the Kyauk Padaung and continue drive 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 goes 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 advanture.
It is about 3 hours Offroad. The people in this area grow fruits; Arvogado, Banana, Oranges, Jack fruits, Papaya. You will have the chance to see the crab apple trees along the way together with some shady Banyan trees. Afterthat 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 normal road) ( B , L , D )
After breakfast continue the 3 hours Offroad trip to the shore of the Inle lake. Arrie at Khaung Dai Village. The trail goes through beautiful scenery of Bamboo forest. The natives of Pao, Taung Yoe and Intha along the way grow fruits; Banana, Papaya, Potato and Beans. Then continue 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 visit around Inle lake and driving motorbike to Ywangan (small town which is also famous for its beautiful scence, blue lake). Then continue driving to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay in the evening 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 motorbike tour
- Accommodation in hotel or guest-house depending on location
- Mosquito nets during Home-stay overnight
- All equipments helmet,
- All Meals in tour B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner
- Your personal insurance
- Gloves and jacket for your safety and pant
- For cleanliness reason pants are not includes
- Any meals not in tour and your drinks during the trip
- Your personal expenses
- Accommodation in Mandalay
- Coverage for any damages to motorcycle (unfortunately there is no insurance here to cover this)