10 days Myanmar - Shan State Exploration Motorbike Tour
10 days Myanmar - Shan State Exploration Motorbike Tour

10 days Myanmar - Shan State Exploration Motorbike Tour

Inle Lake also known as Inle Sap, is a freshwater lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State, part of Shan Hills in Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, Bagan was the capital of the Kingdom of Bagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom’s height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2200 temples. The Bagan Archaeological Zone is the main draw for the country’s nascent tourism industry. It is seen by many as equal in attraction to Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Day 1:Arrive in Mandalay (no riding) ( D )

Whenever you arrive in Mandalay our guide and driver will pick you up at the airport, bus station, or train station and take you to the hotel. You will have today to settle in and adjust to Myanmar time. We will have dinner at a local Burmese restaurant where you can meet the other riders and go over the trip ahead. Overnight at the hotel in Mandalay

Day 2 : Mandalay-Kyauk Se-Ywangan (B , L , D)

If we didn’t make it to the gardens the day before we will see them in the morning. We will also have time to ride around town to experience the old summer capital of colonial Burma. Then we will work our way back down the Shan Plateau (back-road this time) and have a spectacular river crossing on a small wooden boat. We will pass another mountain range before finally heading up a narrow paved mountain road to the small Danu town of Ywangan. The sleepy village doesn’t offer much entertainment but the food is good, the beds are clean and the showers are hot. Overnight at the hotel in Ywangan. (Riding distance- 175km)

Day 3 :Ywangan- Pindaya- Nyaung Shwe (B ,L ,D )

After a simple breakfast at the Ywangan hotel, we’ll head east over another mountain range on an unfinished road that will take us through some tea-growing villages and cliff-side trails to a sealed road on the other side. We will then go to Pindaya where we will visit a famous Buddha-filled cave where legend has it, that a Shan prince saved a group of captive maidens from a giant spider. On the way along the roadside, you can see panoramic plantation fields of Cabbages and paddy fields. We will continue to make our way south through Shan, Danu, and Pa-O villages until we descend on Inle Lake. We will make our way into Nyaungshwe town to a modern hotel for the night.

Day 4:Inle Lake Boat Tour (No Riding) ( B, L, D )

We’ll take a rest from the bikes today and take a boat ride on Inle Lake. The lake is home to the Intha people who have lived with the lake for countless generations. The Intha people have a special relationship with the lake that is best explored and investigated while on the boat. We will also have a local guide who will help us unlock the secrets of this serene lake and its people. Lunch will be on the lake and we’ll have dinner in town. Overnight at the hotel in Nyaung Shwe.

Day 5: Nyaung Shwe- Indein-Pattu Pauk Village offroad ( B ,L , D )

After breakfast, we will be riding through country road to Indein Village. Visit Shwe Indein Pagoda and trek around Bamboo Forest. Lunch will be at the local restaurant. Then continue the offroad ride to Pattu Pauk Village where Danu and Pao hill tribes living in. You can feel the feeling look like jungle riding. Dinner and overnight at local home stay villages. (Riding distance- 95km)

Day 6: Pattu Pauk Village- View Point- Myin Ma Hti- Kalaw offroad ( B, L , D )

After breakfast, we ride to Palaung Hill Tribe Villages. Then continue the ride to enjoy a panoramic view over the hill from View Point. Picnic lunch and continue offroad ride to Lamine Village. After that riding to Kalaw. Arrive at Kalaw in the late afternoon. Relax at the hotel and evening before dinner we will take a walk in the nightlife in Kalaw. Overnight at the hotel in Kalaw. (Riding distance 40km offroad)

Day 7: Kalaw-Meikhtila- Mt Popa ( B ,L , D )

After breakfast, we will be down a hill ride from Kalaw to Meikhtila about 130km. Then arrive at Meikhtila. After that, we will continue the ride to Kyauk Padaung – a small town to drive up to Mt Popa. Lunch will be at the local restaurant on the way. Then continue the ride to Mt Popa. Arrive at Mt Popa check-in at the hotel and relax at the resort. Overnight at the hotel in Mt Popa. (Riding distance-250km)

Day 08: Mt Popa- Bagan ( B ,L , D )

After breakfast, we will be down a hill ride to Bagan through a country road. You will witness local village life along the roadside. Afternoon arrives at Bagan and relaxes at the hotel. Evening we will take a sunset boat ride along the Ayeyarwaddy River. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan. (Riding distance- 55km)

Day 09: Bagan Free driving ( B, L, D )

After breakfast, you will be free to drive around Bagan through Pagoda and temples. You may begin your visit with a stop at the colorful Nyaung Oo Market where every day the locals come to buy and sell fresh produce and other goods. Continue to the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda for an introduction to Bagan’s rich history. Continue to Ananda Temple, an architectural masterpiece and one of Bagan’s most beautiful temples. Built in the early Mon style, Ananda contains two unique Buddha images whose expressions seem to change depending on the distance from which the statue is viewed. Overnight stay in Bagan. (Riding Distance-40km)

Day 10: Bagan-Myingyan- Mandalay (B , L )

After breakfast, we will be a long driving distance to Mandalay. The riding distance will be around 320km. Lunch will be at the local restaurant. After lunch continues the ride to Mandalay. Evening arrives at Mandalay and dropped you at your hotel in Mandalay.

(End of Tour Program)


Our services include:

  • 8 nights of hotel accommodation + 1 night at local homestay with daily breakfast
  • Accompanying escort car for luggage the whole route which can whole extra space

  • English-speaking guide for the entire trip

  • Private boat ride in Inle and Bagan

  • Motorbike rental and Helmet

  • Fuels for Motorbike

  • Permission fees

  • Liaison fees

  • Government tax and service charges

  • Meals as mentioned as per program B= Breakfast, L= Lunch/ D= Dinner)

  • Our services do not include:

  • International flights to/from

  • Travel Insurance

  • Beverage

  • Other meals not mentioned in the program

  • Tips for guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Camera Fees
  • Any other items not mentioned in the included services


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