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Myanmar Biking

Myanmar (Burma), Asia

Contact provider for price 9 Days January
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Butterfield & Robinson 12 people max
  • Yangon airport road, mingaladon, yangon division, burma
  • Active & Adventure trips
National Geographic Traveler's Tours of a Lifetime 2011
It is the quiet mystique of Myanmar that proves so compelling. Here is a nation that, for many, feels largely undiscovered and yet is one of the gems of Southeast Asia—and one of the most extraordinary trips in B&R’s long history. From biking the lush countryside, to strolling through ancient villages and spectacular temples, to floating along the current in the deluxe comforts of a riverboat, we take in Myanmar at a pace that reflects the gentle character of the country and reveals a land that will forever live in your imagination. Any decision to travel here must be carefully considered—but we think it’s the right thing to do. The Burmese people embrace us and encourage us to return.

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Myanmar (Burma), Asia

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 1 Fly from Yangon to northern Myanmar, lunch at a winery (seriously), and bike to Inle Lake.
Day 2 Bike to remote villages, walk to a temple for a picnic lunch and watch local fishermen ply their craft.
Day 3 Board a boat to the ancient ruins of In Dien, explore villages, check out local weaving.
Day 4 Cross Inle Lake, visit a monastery and fly to Mandalay, where we’ll bike into the city.
Day 5 Sunrise bike ride, tour of the Amarapura Monastery. Lakeside ride and watch marble carvers.
Day 6 Board the RV Paukan, cruise the Ayeyarwady, stopping in at trading posts and isolated villages along the way.
Day 7 Cooking lesson aboard the Paukan, a temple tour by bike in Bagan and further cultural explorations.
Day 8 Morning ride to view temples and then onto a lacquerware studio to observe an artist at work
Day 9 After breakfast, fly to Yangon to catch international connections or to stay a few extra days.

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