High Road to Lhasa

We had a wondeful time in Tibet. Our Tour Leaders did a fantastic job and greatly enhanced our experience. We also felt very safe in the hands of the various drivers that we had throughout the trip.

B Cullum & T Jenkins | Victoria
 
 

Cycle Myanmar

Few can argue that Myanmar is a gem of a destination. We explore at handle bar level this welcoming land, which until recently, has been relatively undiscovered by westerners. After flying to Mandalay, our cycling adventure starts in earnest with a ride on the outskirts before returning by boat on the Irrawaddy River. Continuing through timeless villages, we observe traditional lifestyles enroute to Bagan, home to one of the finest collection of temples in South East Asia. Exploring at a gentle pace, this magnificent region uncovers ancient pagodas and temples of a bygone era with intricate carvings, murals and astonishing architecture. At sacred Mount Popa the abode of 'Nats', known as 'Spirits of Ancient Ancestors' we leave our bikes and climb the 700 steps for stunning panoramic views from the golden temple at its summit. Last but not least, Inle Lake with its bustling local markets, handicrafts and stilted villages provides a perfect and relaxing conclusion to this inspiring adventure.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Yangon
DAY 2 Fly to Mandalay
DAY 3 Cycle outskirts of Mandalay (65km)
DAY 4 Cycle and transfer to Meiktila (45km)
DAY 5 Cycle to Mt Popa (50-70km)
DAY 6 Mt Popa to Bagan (45km)
DAY 7 Bagan
DAY 8 Fly to Heho and drive to Inle Lake cycle (35km)
DAY 9 In Inle Lake
DAY 10 Drive to Heho, fly to Yangon and visit Shwedagon Pagoda
DAY 11 In Yangon, trip concludes

traveller reviews

Thank you for providing a well organised, active, culturally eye opening tour around Myanmar. The people were friendly and the scenery varied and spectacular. I haven't been fed this well since... my last World Expeditions trip! The most memorable part was climbing an ancient pagoda to watch the sun set slowly over hundreds of ancient temples Old Bagan. The view from Mt. Popa over the stunning Taung Kalat was a very close second!

S. Sherriff Ramsgate, NSW Australia

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Trip Code: CMY
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  11 days
Activities:  Cycling Adventure Touring
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