Biking Adventure in Bagan 03 days

Routing: Bagan - Mt. Popa - Popa Taungkalat - Bagan

Best Highlights of the tour


  • Visit the most famous site of Myanmar, Bagan Archaeology
  • Amazing biking to explore the site and climbing up to Mt. Popa
  • Cycling to the second highest pagoda in Bagan for magic sunset over Irrawaddy
  • Stay one night at peak of Mt. Popa - the most sacred site for meditation in Myanmar
  • Beyond biking experience, enjoy forest, green field and stunning views from the mountain
  • Enjoy the top favorite biking site of Myanmar
Bagan is among the best places that travelers must visit in Myanmar. The semi-desert area hosts for over 2000 pagodas and stupas. Biking on those easy paths of Bagan is the most fantastic way to get into local villages. You can access from handicraft villages as well as relics reflecting the awesome architecture techniques which were performed by skillful builders hundred years ago there. Our biking Bagan tour also offer you an higher challenge by a conquer to the top of Mt. Popa

Day 1: Cycling around Bagan
After enjoying breakfast, we embark our day tour to the most famous places in Bagan such as Old Bagan, Myinkaba, Minnanthu… The highlight of the day is typical architecture of the temple and exploring culture of local people. The day closes with a haunting sunset on the peak of Shwesandaw pagoda then come back our hotel for checking in.
Cycling: ~ 30 km
Meals: Not available
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan


Day 02: Cycling to Mt. Popa (B)
Breakfast at hotel, our destination of the day is Mt. Popa, the most sacred site for meditation in Myanmar. The further you bike this day, the more time you will see forests, green fields and golden temple spires. After about 1 hours driving, we start our biking tour on the best way head to Mt. Popa then climbing to the top of the Mountain to visit Popa Klat. Enjoy our lunch at Popa resort and relaxing until the late afternoon. We ride the bike around the village before check in the hotel near the Mountain. Total distance: 80 km
Cycling: ~ 80 km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Mt. Popa


Day 03: Cycling to Bagan (B)
If you are interested in visiting Popa Taungkalat for a panoramic view of the mountain, you will have time to do it in the morning. As we leave Mt. Popa, you will have chance to know how local people make peanut oil, palm sugar... 
Back to the Bagan hotel for relax and get ready for your next destination of amazing Myanmar
Cycling: ~ 50 km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan



Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:

1. Tour start and ends at Mandalay hotel - Myanmar
2. You will be escorted by private English speaking guides (on spots).
3. Your car is private with air-conditioning.
4. Your bike is professional Mountain Trek Bikes
5. Meals are daily breakfasts and as indicated in programs
6. 02 bottled water/day/person and snacks
7. Boat trips as mentioned in itinerary
8. Entrance fees where requested.
9. Your accommodation are twin sharing, 3 star standards
10. This tour is subject to single supplement if requested
11. Trip price valid until 31 December 2014. Traveling on Christmas Eve and New Year Eve may subject to surcharge


Note: Myanmar Now is changing day by day since our country opens, the price of the tour may change at the visiting time. Please feel free to contact us for price while proceeding with the tour.

Tour Exclusions:

Visa arrangement, Other drinks when you are traveling, Support truck, Professional bike protection gear rentals, Support truck with mechanics, personal expenses and others not mentioned

Best time to go this tour
Period for best enjoy: from October to February because this is the coolest time of the year. You can easily enjoy outdoor activities and sightseeing
Period for best value: remain time of the year when is considered as low season and you can enjoy discounts and offers. Please note:
From March to May is dry season. In semi-dessert areas such as Mandalay or Bagan, they can be very hot, but other higher areas such as Inle lake, weather is still cool and comfortable
From June to September is monsoon season. In coastal regions, like Yangon, and hilly places, such as Inle lake, you may be caught by heavy, sudden rains but in Mandalay or Bagan it hardy sees rainfall during this time

Physical rating of this tour: 3 stars
: These trips are a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about doing anything physically demanding unless you want to.
: Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
: it will raise your heartbeat. Some moderate physical activities such as several walking in fairly distance are included. A good level of fitness is required
: Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The majority of activities included on this trip will be challenging. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy your holiday.
: Our highest physical rating. Get ready for a heart-pumping adventure with plenty of challenges and some extreme conditions. You'll be required to be seriously fit for this trip as difficult activities are included.
For the trek on this trip the general rule is you will need to be very fit and the more preparation you have done for it, the more you will enjoy it. You will be walking with your day pack, with the possibility of extreme variations in temperature. We recommend that you undertake regular aerobic exercise in the months before you travel, particularly if you are not in the habit of regular exercise. Doing mountain walks or climbing long stair cases with a pack is good preparation (try putting a few bricks in your pack for real training). Walking, jogging, swimming or riding a bike are all good ways to increase your aerobic fitness, which will allow you to enjoy the trek to its fullest.

Meals introduction
While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.

Meals included and additions: 
02 breakfasts included
Meals additions to this tour: 10US$/person (lunch) and 12US$/person (dinner) 

Important notes
ACCOMMODATION IN MYANMAR:
As tourism infrastructure is starting to develop, you may find the accommodation standards to be lower than in other Asian countries. Since Burma has recently become a popular tourist destination, pricing is also inflated due to demand, and at times our hotels can change as bookings are bumped by hotels charging a higher price to other travelers. Please be patient with any last minute hotel changes, and please be aware that often although the price of the accommodation is quite high due to demand, some hotel standards can be quite basic.

HOT AIR BALLOONING IN BAGAN:
There is a company which operates hot air ballooning flights in Bagan. Such flights only take place around sunrise for about an hour and are entirely subject to suitable weather conditions, especially low wind conditions and good visibility. In the hotter times of the year, the number of passengers who can be carried within required safety parameters reduces considerably. It is not possible for us to make bookings for hot-air ballooning in advance of our arrival in Pagan. If any clients wish to make a booking at that time, we can then provide contact details for the ballooning company who can then advise if they have any vacancies for the following day. As at March 2013 the cost of such flights was about US$300. Such flights are not a part of any service offered by Peregrine and any participants will be required to sign indemnity releases provided by the ballooning company.

Passports and Visas 
It is each traveler's responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel and a visa if required. Please check whether your nationality in Myanmar Visa exemption list, otherwise you do need to have your VISA done before going. Please check the information at our Myanmar Visa guide for specific. 

Cell Phones & Calling Cards 
You may wish to carry a cell phone while traveling. Check with your cell phone provider if your phone will work in the destination(s) you are visiting. Myanmar service is dominated by the GMS technology standard, while some of the world such as U.S uses the incompatible CDMA standard. We suggest that you should check carefully or you may incur high international roaming fees. 
However, the SIM card in Myanmar is not very popular and still quite expensive. You may need to check with your service providers for roaming fees when taking tours to Myanmar
When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country's Exit Code + destination Country Code + Phone Number. Country Code of Myanmar is 95
 
Wireless Internet Access 
Passengers traveling with WiFi enabled devices (such as a personal computer, smartphone, tablet, or digital audio player) may be able to connect to the internet via a wireless network access point (or hotspot). WiFi access in hotels and/or cruise lines often involves a fee which, in some cases, can be very expensive. 
Please ask your hotel receptionist to avoid unexpected charges.
 
Credit Card Usages and Currency 
Myanmar’s national currency, the kyat (pronounced chat, and abbreviated K) is divided into the following banknotes: K1, K5, K10, K20, K50, K100, K200, K500 and K1000. Travellers should ensure they arrive in Myanmar with their entire travel budget in US dollars, as ATMs are still very hard to come by (although this may change)
For credit/debit cards, surprised tourists in Yangon found themselves helpless when trying to use them. However, a couple of high-end hotels in Yangon and Mandalay are able to accept credit cards, and sometimes give cash back. This is done via a processing system linked outside the country, Singapore or Vietnam, and is at the mercy of internet connections
  
Trip Preparation 
A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names. 
If you lose the originals while traveling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills. We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock. Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage.

Tour at Glance

Trip Duration:

3 days 2 nights


Activity:

Hiking, SightSeeing, Biking, Moutain Climbing,


Group size:

Min: 2

,

Max: 12


Transportation:


  • Physical Grading:

    Accommodation:


  • Day by Day Program:


    Day 1: Cycling around Bagan. (B)
    Day 02: Cycling to Mt. Popa (B)
    Day 03: Cycling to Bagan (B)

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