Mandalay is the economic hub of Upper Burma and considered the central 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 )
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– Teetain Indein- Khaung Dai – Inle Lake (B,L,D) (Offroad) (Roughly 40km offroad and 40 km on normal road) ( B, L , D )
After breakfast, 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, then 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. Overninght at the hotel in Nyaung Shwe.
Day 5: Nyaung Shwe-Inle- Pindaya-Ywangan- Mandalay (Roughly 280 km) (B , L )
After breakfast, we will be visit around Inle lake and driving motorbike to Pindaya. Visit Pindaya cave and continue drive 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)
Our services include:
4 nights hotel accommodation in ½ double/twin at selected hotel category with daily breakfast
Entrance fee for the visit mentioned in the program
Fuels for Motorbike
English-speaking throughout guide for entire trip
Motorbike rental and Helmet
- Government tax and service charges
- Meals indicated in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Our services do not include:
Truck car for transfer Motorbike if necessarily
Other meals not indicated in the program (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Entrance fees for the sites not mentioned in the program
Accommodation in Mandalay
International and Domestic flights to/from Yangon
Other transfer for visits
- Tips for guide
- Drinks and Personal expenses
- Any other items not mentioned in the included services