Saturday, July 16, 2016

8-Day, 7-Night. Mandlay-Inle-Bagan Loop

Equipment: Honda CRF250L
Dates: November 10th - 17th
Price: $2100 Shared Rooms
Single Supplement: $250

Day 1, Nov 10th: Arrive and tour Mandalay
We will arrange your pickup at the airport, bus station or train station and to take you to the hotel to meet your bikes and have a quick day tour of Mandalay and the surrounding area. Over dinner we will go over the trip ahead and general driving precautions in Myanmar. 

Day 2, Nov 11th: Mandalay to Pindaya
After breakfast at your hotel we head out of the congested city and up into the hills of Shan state. We will only drive on a main road for the first hour and then we will ride on relatively desolate roads all the way to Pindaya. We will cross a river and mountain on an unfinished road before climbing back up onto the Shan plateau where we will stay above 1000 meters all the way to our destination. 

Day 3, Nov 12th: Pindaya to Inle
Pindaya is famous for its Buddha filled cave so we will visit that in the morning before setting off to the East. Before we go to Inle we'll pass through Taunggyi then enter the Pa-O self-administered zone. We'll visit the Kakku Pagoda complex, then cut west over the mountains to get to Inle Lake.

Day 4, Nov 13th: Inle to Kalaw
A trip to Inle lake wouldn’t be complete without a tour on the lake so we will start the day with a boat tour of the lake's attractions. We will then take a back road through more remote villages to the hill station of Kalaw. We will stay in a quaint hotel in heavily wooded area.

Day 5, Nov 14th: Kalaw to Mount Popa
After Breakfast at our hotel we begin our day of all sealed roads to Mount Popa. We will quickly descend down winding roads until we are back to the lowlands of middle Myanmar. We will pass through the arid rolling hills and plains to get to Mt Popa in time to enjoy sunset from either our hotel or the volcanic mountain itself.

Day 6, Nov 15th: Bagan Tour
We will have a very short ride from Mt Popa to Bagan to meet our local guide.  We can either travel by motorcycle, van or horsecart depending on your preference. He will escort us around the multitude of ancient temples for the day until we retire to our hotel for the rest of the evening.

Day 7, Nov 16th: Bagan to Mandalay
Our last day of riding will be on mostly sealed roads with a few river (dry and wet) crossings before we get back to Mandalay. We'll try and get back to make it to the longest teak bridge in the world at sunset. At night we'll have a final goodbye dinner at a local BBQ buffet restaurant.

Day 8, Nov 17th: Mandalay to ?
We will meet you in the morning to help you make it to your train/bus/plane to get out of Mandalay or just say goodbye as you continue your travels on your own.

What's Included?
Airport pickup, dropoff
Hotels. Comparable to 2 star.
Food. Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Driving Permit
Motorcycle:Honda CRF250L
Entrance Fees, Camera Fees

What Isn't Included?
Insurance. It is highly advisable that you arrange travelers insurance before coming to Myanmar
Hotel Room Service Fees or Phone Charges
Damage to bikes from accidents

Friday, July 15, 2016

Motorbikes For Rent

We rent all kids of motorbikes to fit all budgets. We have small semi auto stepthroughs and automatic scooters for short trips around mandalay and enduro motorcycle to really get the remote experiences Myanmar has to offer. Have a look at The Bikes Page for more details

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

15-Day, 15-Night Ultimate Myanmar Motorcycle Tour

Jan 4-18 (fully Booked) 
If you have a group of 3 or more we can run this tour privately on the dates you choose.
$3700 XR125L or $3900 CRF250L
+$450 Single Supplement

This is our longest tour of Myanmar covering over 2000km in 15 days on roughly 80%-90% sealed roads. This will be a motorcycle trip like no other in an unspoiled, genuine and isolated country that is just starting to open up to the rest of the world. We will go up into Shan villages, The hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin, Inle Lake, the surreal capital Naypyitaw, the immense Mount Victoria, Chin Villages, the incredible Bagan, the spiritual volcanic Mount Popa and back to the cultural heart of Myanmar, Mandalay. Our local guides in Mandalay, the Shan villages, Inle Lake, Chin State and Bagan will be there to enhance your experience by helping you better interact with the many ethic groups we will come across on our journey. We'll do this trip on the extremely reliable, comfortable and stealthy Honda CRF250L which is perfectly suited for the terrain and distances we will be covering. We will also have a support truck for our trip so we can travel light and make sure we get to each destination on time no matter what happens. There will be a good mix of posh, rustic and mid range accommodation to give you a memorable experience without feeling too isolated from, or too immersed in, the local culture. This once in a lifetime trip, at this moment in history, will be an amazing experience we hope to share with you. Contact Zach at for more information.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Dee Doke - Waterfalls and Caves - Day Trip from Mandalay

Dee Doke is a set of waterfalls and caves that is 48km outside of Mandalay. This place isn't in any guidebooks yet but it will be soon because many locals head out here to swim and explore the unspoiled natural scenery that Myanmar has to offer. This is a popular destination for young people to swim and jump off rocks into the blue-white mineral rich water from the Shan plateau above

The caves are about an hour hike form the base of the mountain where you can park the bike so make sure to bring plenty of water.
There are so many pools at Dee Doke so you can look around until you find your own private pool to swim in.
Getting to Dee Doke is fairly easy from Mandalay. The ride out is all on sealed roads so any of my bikes can make the trip.  

This cave is completely desolate so you have to bring your own flashlights and extra batteries!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mandalay Map

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I get a lot of questions about where to go and what to do in Mandalay so I decided to make a nice little Google map and post it on here.  I try to have a decent tourist map of Mandalay but be more geared toward people on a motorbike. I list gas stations, off-limits bridges, and parking locations for someone who is driving on a motorcycle and I also put some general touristy stuff like Mandalay's shopping spots, money changers, restaurants and entertainment. My location is also on here to help you better find Mandalay Motorbike. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

4 Ancient Capitals Around Mandalay Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

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The best way to visit all 4 of the ancient capitals around Myanmar in 1 day is by motorbike. I made this map to help people get an idea of the basic route to take to get to all these capitals in just 1 day. I have many people that rent my bikes just to do this tour but they usually skip out on Mingun because the think it is too far. Mingun is just 20km north of Sagaing on a peaceful single lane road that follows the Ayarwaddy so it doesn't take long to get there.
I arranged the trip so you visit Inwa(Ava), Sagaing, Mingun and then end with a sunset at U-Bein Bridge in Amarapura but you can arrange the order of the cities you visit in any way you like.
The route should be about 100km total, but that depends on how many side roads you take. To play it safe, figure 5 hours of driving time and then add time for meals and sightseeing.
Don't like to ride? I don't run a tour but you can find motorcycle taxis that will do this tour for you. Check around Royal Guesthouse and any other backpacker hotel. They don't need the map, just tell them where you want to go, and it should cost around 15,000-20,000 Kyat.
Happy Riding,
Zach B