Mandalay to Thai Border: 14-day 13-night One Way Enduro tour.
December 1st 2018 – December 14th 2018
3600 Euro per rider (shared rooms)
Distance: Roughly 2000km
Equipment: Honda CRF250L
This is our last big tour of 2018. We will be traveling almost 2000km one way from Mandalay to Htee Khee border crossing in Tanintharyi Region. We will skip Bagan on this tour and instead go to Lake Inle, Naypyitaw and then straight south. Weĺl have a couple beach days at the end of the tour and then we'll ride across some fairly treacherous roads to Htee Khee border crossing. The tour ends at the border with Thailand. This tour will have a mix of Off Road, Pavement and gravel roads. The tour ends at the Thai border but if you want we can end it in Dawei City. Please email us with questions and more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec 1, Day 1. Arrive In Mandalay
Welcome to Mandalay. The cultural heart of Myanmar. Mandalay Motorbike will arrange you pick up at the airport and get you to our hotel in downtown to start the tour. After filling out some paperwork and picking out our bikes, we will have a tour around town to see the major sites and get a feel for riding in Myanmar
Dec 2, Day 2. Mandalay to Nawnghkio 180km
Our first full day of riding is get us up and out of the central plains of Myanmar and into the Shan hills. We will take a secluded road up to the hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin. After some sightseeing in Pyin Oo Lwin weĺl go further up the road toward China to the town of Nawnghkio at the edge of the Gokteik Gorge.
Dec 3,Day 3. Nawnghkio to Ywangan. 240km
Today will be a big riding day so we will start off early in the morning. We are up in the mountains all day on a winding road that passes thru many shan villages on our way to Ywangan. Ywangan is a quiet coffee growing village in the Danu Self-Administered Zone.The last 50km to Ywangan will be some technical single track through a mountain pass.
Dec 4, Day 4 Ywangan to Inle Lake 150km
After a traditional breakfast at our hotel we are back on the road. Today we will have a great mix of dirt trails and paved roads through mountain villages to Inle Lake. We will have stops at a spiritual topaz colored forest pond and Pindaya caves before crossing the final mountain pass to Nyaungshwe, the gateway to Inle Lake.
Dec 5, Day 5 Inle Tour
We are in a tourist town now so we should do the touristy thing and see the lake. We will off the bikes and on a boat much of the day.
Dec 6, Day 6 Inle to Naypyitaw. 250km
The area south of Inle lake has stunning scenery and there are so many little trails to explore. We will pass through villages of the many different hill tribes of the area. The road down the Shan plateau toward Naypyitaw is a narrow winding road that is seldom used which makes it perfect for making great time and soaking in the scenery. Once we get to the plains the roads get wider and wider until we are all the way up to 20+ lanes in the zany new capital or Naypyitaw.
Dec 7, Day 7 Naypyitaw to Taungoo <150
We have a short ride today so we can take our time at breakfast. The road straight to Taungoo is just over 100km but we will have lots of village roads to take along the Sittaung River to keep us occupied.
Dec 8, Day 8 Taungoo to Kyaiktiyo 250km
We continue to follow the Sittaung River south along dirt roads today. We will cross into Mon State and have a stop at the Sittaung Bridge, the site of a famous WW2 battle before we get into Kinpun by evening.
Dec 9, Day 9 Kyaiktiyo to Hpa-An 140km
Time to get up early. We will ride a truck, or the newly completed cable car, up to the top of Kyaiktiyo to see the famous golden rock and all its religious pilgrims in the morning. Afterwards weĺl work our way directly south to Hpa-an on the Thanlwin River
Dec 10, Day 10 Hpa-An to Ye 220km
Today is a long day on mostly sealed roads to the town of Ye. We will pass through the town of Thanbyuzayat and visit war cemetery dedicated to the prisoners who died constructing Burma's death railway.
Dec 11, Day 11 Ye to Dawei (Maungmagan Beach) 175km
We will leave Mon State and enter Tanintharyi Division on today's ride. There are significantly more rubber plantations as the smooth road works its way south. Southern Myanmar also starts to show its similarities to Thailand the further south we go.
Dec 12, Day 12 Dawei Rest Day. Chill on the beach or join us for a boat ride and snorkeling trip.
Dec 13, Day 13 Explore Dawei Peninsula. about 150 km
The Dewei peninsula is full or unspoiled beaches, fishing villages and mountain trails. Let's get on the bikes and explore! We will also move into more posh accommodation in Dawei City for the evening.
Dec 14, Day 14 Dawei to Htee Khee Border 160km
This is it. Our last day of riding and your last day in Myanmar. The road is only 160km but in very rough shape with checkpoints along the way. We hope to get to htee Khee sometime around 1pm so you can cross the border and catch the bus to Kanchanaburi about 1 hour away.
Support Truck(if we get more than 3 riders)
Airport pickup, dropoff
Hotels. Comparable to 2 star.
Food. See each day for meal covered
Entrance Fees, Camera Fees
What Isn't Included?
Insurance. Make sure your travel insurance covers you riding motorcycles in Myanmar
Hotel Room Service Fees or Phone Charges
Damage to bikes from accidents
*If you wish to stay in Myanmar we can arrange your onward travel from Dawei to Yangon or to anywhere else in Myanamar. Hell, if you want to ride in the truck back to Mandalay let us know. We always need help loading and unloading bikes.