Equipment: Honda CRF250L
Dates: Dec 23 2019 - Jan 02 2020
Price: $2500 Shared Rooms
Single Supplement: $300
Distance: roughly 1200km
Riders: up to 6
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.
Dec 24 Day 2. Mandalay to Monywa about 200km
After breakfast at your hotel we head out of the congested city and across the Ayeyarwaddy river to Sagaing Division. We'll travel back up the other side of the river to Mingun to see the unfinished pagodas and the world second largest bell. We will then travel on some sandy trails and back roads toward the massive Buddha statues at Laykyun Satkyar. After that it is a straight shot to Monywa on nice roads. In Monywa we will be in a very nice hotel to relax and get ready for day 3
Dec 25 Day 3 Monywa to Bagan 180km
In the morning we'll cross the Chindwin River on a local ferry and explore the ancient sandstone templke complex of Po Win Taung. Afterwards, we'll take some village trails thru a quarry and then onto sealed roads toward Tant Kyi Taung on the west side of the Ayeyarwaddy River. We'll then take the second ferry of the day to Bagan.
Dec 26 Day 4 Bagan to Yenangyaung about 115km
Bagan is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site so we should probably spend some time exploring it in the morning. We can explore on ebike, bicycle or our motorbikes. Since we have to take our shoes off at each temple most clients opt for the ebike option, but it is up to you. After lunch, we'll have a short, 115km, ride south to the oil town of Yenangyaung.
Dec 27 Day 5 Yenaungchaung to Ann 225km
We will have our breakfast outside, overlooking the sandy plains of the Ayeyarwaddy in the morning at the hotel and the go south to Magway. Then we will go west over the Arakan mountain range(over 1300M) to the the sleepy Rakkhine town of Ann.
Dec 28 Day 6 Ann to Ngapali Beach 225km
We'll ride along the Bay of Bengal through numerous Rakkhine fishing villages as we work our way south. Passing thru Toungup, and Thandwe and then going west to our seaside hotel.
Kick back and relax. We have a free day to do whatever the hell you want. If you're up for it, we can take a boat tour/ snorkeling trip the the outlying islands or explore the nearby fishing villages and coconut groves.
Dec 30 Day 8 Ngapali Beach to Gwa 150km
Today we keep on going south along the beach to the small seaside village of Gwa. Gwa has a great desolate beach that is perfect for tearing up with the bikes. This probably won't be allowed to do once the resorts move in but for now it is your own private drag strip. The town certainly has a rustic feel so we have lots of opportunities to interact with the curious locals.
Dec 31 Day 9 Gwa to Pyay 270km
Today we cross back over the mountains thru the Kyetpaung Reserved Forest, out of Rakkhine State and into Ayeyarwaddy Division. After crossing the mountains we begin our long trip northwards for the rest of the trip. If we have time, and you're not "templed out", then we can visit the riverside Shwe Myin Tin Pagoda on the western banks of the Ayeyarwaddy river.
Jan 01 Day 10 Pyay to Naypyitaw 260km
The new capital city of Naypyitaw has to be one of the strangest cities on the planet. This lonely new city has some of widest roads in the country...with almost nobody to use them, We will ride out of Pyay on small local roads across the Pegu Range then we will come across this bizarre new city that seems to rise up out of nowhere. We will stay at one of the many unfrequented massive hotels that was built to accommodate many more guests than actually make it to this failed megalopolis.
Jan 02 Day 11 Naypyitaw to Mandalay 320km
Our last day of riding will be going strait north to Mandalay thru the central heartland of Myanmar. We will make to U-Bein Bridge just in time for sunset. We will have to battle with Mandalay traffic one last time as we ride in rush hour traffic into the center of the city.
Jan 03 Day 12 Game Over Man!
The motorcycle tour is over but your adventure continues. 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.
Minimum Group Size: 3 people
Maximum group size: 8 people
11 nights accommodation in twin shared rooms.
Breakfast is usually at the hotel but we will get local food when hotel breakfast isn't available.
Lunches will almost always be local, simple and under 1 hour.
Dinners will be the big meal of the day at a nicer restaurant in each area.
One non-alcoholic drink will be provided at each meal
Entrance fees /Camera Fees/ Zone Fees
Any mechanic charges to fix the motorcycle
Insurance. Please make sure you have travel insurance that cover motorcycle accidents.
Room service or phone charges
Damage to the motorcycle caused by the user.
Other services not mentioned