The highest peak in the Chin Hills is [Khonu Msung], or ‘ (Mount Victoria), in southern Chin State, which reaches 3,053 meters (10,500 feet). The Chin Hills-Arakan Yoma montane forests ecoregion has diverse forests with pine, camellia and teak. Falam is the largest town in the Chin Hills, lying at their southern edge. The Chin Hills are the eastern part of the Patkai Range, which includes the Lushai Hills and runs through Nagaland in India, as well as part of Burma. The Lushai Hills are frequently discussed with the Chin Hills as the topography, people’s culture and history are similar. The southern prolongation of the Chin Hills is the Arakan Range (Arakan Yoma), stretching as well from north to south.
Day 1 : Mandalay- Pyin Oo Lwin ( L, D )
8:00 AM pick up from your hotel - we start riding from Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin. Offroad touring around the villages and continue ride to Pyin Oo Lwin. We will go north zigzagging our way up the mountains and then arrive at the British hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin. We should have time to visit the picturesque Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens before sunset. We will have dinner at an upscale European/Asian restaurant on the lake. (Riding distance- 110km)
Day 2 : Pyi Oo Lwin to Ywangan ( B , L, D )
If we didn’t make it to the gardens the day before we will see them in the morning. We will also have time to ride around town to experience the old summer capital of colonial Burma. Then we will work our way back down the Shan Plateau (back-road this time) and have a spectacular river crossing on a small wooden boat.We will pass another mountain range before finally heading up a narrow paved mountain road to the small Danu town of Ywangan. The sleepy village doesn’t offer much for entertainment but the food is good, beds are clean and the showers are hot. Overnight at the hotel in Ywangan. (Riding distance- 175km)
Day 3 :Ywangan- Pindaya- Kalaw ( B , L, D )
After a simple breakfast at the Ywangan hotel we’ll head east over another mountain range on an unfinished road that will take us through some tea growing villages and cliff-side trails to a sealed road on the other side. We will then go to Pindaya where we will visit a famous Buddha filled cave where, legend has it, a Shan prince saved a group of captive maidens from a giant spider. On the ways along the road side you can see panoramic plantation fieles of Cabbages, paddy fields. We will continue to make our way south through Shan, Danu and Pa-O villages until we descent on Kalaw- British hill station at the colonial time. Relax at the hotel in Kalaw.
Day 4 : Kalaw-Meikhtila- Mt Popa ( B , L, D )
After breakfast, we will be down hill ride from Kalaw to Meikhtila about 130km. Then arrive at Meikhtila. After that we will be continue ride to Kyauk Padaung – small town to drive up to Mt Popa. Lunch will be at the local restaurant on the way. Then continue ride to Mt Popa. Arrive at Mt Popa check in hotel and relax at the resort. Overnight at the hotel in Mt Popa. (Riding distance-250km)
Day 5 : Mt Popa- Bagan ( B , L, D )
After breakfast, we will be down hill ride to Bagan through country road. You will be witness local village life along the road side. Afternoon arrive at Bagan and realx at the hotel. Evening we will take a sunset boat ride along the Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan. (Riding distance- 55km)
Day 6: Bagan Motorbike Tour (B , L )
After breakfast, you will be driving aroung Bagan through Pagoda and temples. You may begin your visit with a stop at the colorful Nyaung Oo Market where every day the locals come to buy and sell fresh produce and other goods. Continue to the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction in to Bagan’s rich history. Continue to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples. Built in the early Mon-style, Ananda contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed. Overnight stay in Bagan. (Riding Distance-40km) . End The Tour .
Our services include:
6 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
Accompanying escort car for luggage the whole route which can whole extra space
English-speaking throughout guide for entire trip
Private boat ride in tour
Motorbike rental and Helmet
Fuels for Motorbike
Government tax and service charges
Meals as mentioned as per program B= Breakfast, L= Lunch/ D= Dinner)
Our services do not include:
International, domestic flights
Accommodation in Mandalay and Bagan after day 6 .
Other meals not mentioned in the program
- Tips for guide and driver
- Personal expenses
- Camera Fees
Any other items not mentioned in the included services