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 )
In the morning, after breakfast, my guide will be picked me 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– Teetain Indein- Khaung Dai – Inle Lake (B, L, D) (Offroad) (Roughly 40km offroad and 40 km on the normal road) ( B, L, D )
After breakfast, 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, then continue 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 5: Nyaung Shwe-Inle- Pindaya-Ywangan- Mandalay (Roughly 280 km) (B, L )
After breakfast, we will be visiting Inle lake and driving motorbikes to Pindaya. Visit Pindaya cave and continue drive to Ywangan (a small town which is also famous for its beautiful scenes, and blue lake). Then continue driving to Mandalay. Arrive at Mandalay in the evening and drop you at your hotel. (End of Tour Service)
Our services include:
4 nights of 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 guide for the 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 transfers for visits
- Tips for guide
- Drinks and Personal expenses
- Any other items not mentioned in the included services
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