Active: Cycle Myanmar (ABCA)

Countries Visited: Myanmar
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinations? No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Standard
  • Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences
  • Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character
  • Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience
  • All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
    Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
    Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinations? No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
    Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
    Group Size: Max 12, Avg 8.
    Meals Included: 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
    Accommodations: Hotels (13 nts).

    Highlights
    Bike around the villages and gardens of Inle Lake, visit the ancient cities of Ava and Amarapura, cycle around the incredible stupas in Bagan, hike through limestone caves at Pindaya, marvel at the pilgrimage site of Mt Popa.

    Description
    You might not immediately associate Myanmar (Burma) with cycling, but we think you'll change your mind once you've taken this two-wheeled trek through ancient cities and beautiful gardens. Once you get off the bike, you'll have the chance to hike through limestone caves and make a pilgrimage to Mt Popa. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience to get active in a place that's the furthest thing from your backyard.
  • Call (201) 438-8300 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13251968

    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    13 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1YangonDay 1 Yangon
    Arrive at anytime today. Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned. You are free to relax and explore the city. Please try to arrive before 6pm for an important group meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and other group members. Following this, enjoy an optional group dinner where you can sample some of the local cuisine. Additional Notes: Please note that most nationalities require a visa to enter Myanmar (Burma); please double check this with your travel agent or local Myanmar Embassy prior to your arrival. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2NyaungshweDay 2 Yangon/Nyaungshwe (1B)
    Leave Yangon this morning and fly north to Heho. From here, travel by road a further 1 hr to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Take the rest of the day to explore Nyaung Shwe. Wander the numerous side streets, stupas, and restaurants around the town. Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
    Day 3Inle LakeDay 3 Nyaungshwe/Inle Lake (1B)
    Bike out to Inle Lake today, your first experience of cycling around Myanmar (Burma). First, take a boat down the canal to Inle Lake. Pass villages built on stilts over the water, inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the leg-rowing fishermen and see their floating gardens, built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. In the afternoon, cycle around the lake itself. Stop for lunch with a local Intha family and admire the views across the lake as we follow the road past paddy fields and tiny villages. Included Activities: Cycling
    Day 4PindayaDay 4 Heho/Pindaya (1B)
    After a short ride to Heho, enjoy a ride out to the village of Pindaya, set in a picturesque valley. Once here, enjoy the routes around the village, exploring country tracks on two wheels. Discover the myths and legends around the area. Included Activities: Pindaya Cycling Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s), 35km)
    Day 5PindayaDay 5 Pindaya (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Hike up among the caves surrounding the village of Pindaya. Passing the Shwe U Min Paya pagoda, the 152.4m (500 ft) caves are filled with thousands of images of Buddha, many dating back centuries. These images are made in a variety of materials, from cement to marble. Keep an eye out for monks in prayer, even in the smaller caves. Included Activities: Pindaya Hills Hike
    Day 6PindayaDay 6 Pindaya (1B, 1L)
    Hike through friendly villages and enjoy the view. The scenery around the hills is spectacular and is among the best in Myanmar. Return to Pindaya to spend the night. Included Activities: Pindaya Hills Hike Day 2
    Day 7MandalayDay 7 Mandalay (1B)
    Discover the history and culture of Mandalay. Start at the base of Mandalay Hill and visit Shwe Nandaw Kyuang (Golden Palace Monastery), which is noted for its intricate wood carvings, and Kayuk Taw Gyi Pagoda to view the massive marble Buddha. Finally, check out Kuthodaw Pagoda, home to `the world's largest book', a collection of more than 700 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings. Continue to Mahamuni Pagoda, with its 3.8m (12.5 ft) tall Buddha image, which is covered with so much gold leaf that it has a lumpy appearance. Check out some of the craft shops in the area. In the late afternoon, head to Mandalay Hill to walk (or take the lift) to the top for gorgeous views over the city, countryside, and Irrawaddy River. Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s), 30km) Plane (2.00 hour(s))
    Day 8MyingyanDay 8 Mandalay/Myingyan (1B, 1L)
    Jump back on the bike today, leaving Mandalay behind and head for Myingyan. Pass through the former Ava Kingdom, which once ruled upper Myanmar (Burma), before arriving at the city of Sagaing. The city is known for its numerous Buddhist monasteries, so stop here to wander around the many sites. Looking along the river, pagodas seem to sprout from the trees, puncturing the skyline. Continue on to Myingyan by bus, and spend the evening there. Included Activities: Cycling Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 45km)
    Day 9Popa HillDay 9 Myingyan/Popa Hill (1B, 1L)
    Cycle through the dry interior of Myanmar. Pass through fields of crops and varied farmland as the terrain steadily rises en route. Head uphill towards the pilrimage site of Mt Popa. Included Activities: Cycling
    Day 10BaganDay 10 Popa Hill/Bagan (1B)
    Cycle downhill from Mt. Popa towards the plains of Bagan. The journey passes through villages that are endemic to the region. Buffalo plough the fields and farmers collect their crops as you cycle by. Included Activities: Cycling
    Day 11BaganDay 11 Bagan (1B)
    The journey begins with a visit to an elevated temple that offers a panoramic view of the magnificent plains of Bagan. Continue to colorful Nyaung Oo market, where locals buy and sell fresh produce and other goods. Visit the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction to Bagan's rich history. After, visit nearby Wetkyi-In Gubyaukgyi, a cave temple with exquisite jataka mural paintings, and the elegant Htilominlo Temple, noted for its fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations. Later, check out a local monastery for a special monk blessing. Included Activities: Guided Bagan Cycling Tour
    Day 12YangonDay 12 Bagan/Yangon (1B)
    Transfer to the airport and fly to Yangon. Enjoy a free afternoon. Transport: Private Vehicle (0.25 hour(s), 4km) Plane (1.50 hour(s))
    Day 13YangonDay 13 Yangon (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    10/14/2017$3,549.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 10; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/18/2017$3,549.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    12/16/2017$3,549.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    01/06/2018$3,549.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    02/10/2018$3,549.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    03/10/2018$3,549.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    10/13/2018$3,549.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/17/2018$3,549.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    12/15/2018$3,549.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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    Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

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    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

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