Burma - Mountains, Beaches & Stupas
Mountains, Beaches & Stupas
redspokes Burma cycle tour begins in Yangon with a sunset trip to the splendid Swedagon pagoda. Combining highlights of Myanmar’s cultural and geographical wonders we visit Inle lake in the north enjoying a memorable boat trip, where you will witness the unique Intha oarsmen navigating their traditional leg-rowed boats and encounter Intha and Pao hill tribes who come to the area to trade their wares.
Cycling picturesque roads we visit the Pindaya Caves; a magnificent Buddhist pilgrimage site with over 8 000 statues, located within limestone ridge. We continue along a rural inland route through forested areas of banana and coconut trees and farmland with a wide variety of crops from rice fields to peanuts, sesame and peas to reach the mighty volcanic Mount Popa. Ascend all 777 steps to the summit for panoramic views, sacred symbolism and pilgrims not forgetting the local monkeys. Our journey ends in Bagan. Dating back to the 11th Century, this is one of the world's most significant historic and religious sites and the former capital of the ancient Kingdom of Pagan. Here you can explore the many stupas, the old town, Nyaung Oo Market and the shimmering Shwezigon Pagoda.
As we head on to the west we fly to Ngapali with it's beautiful coast line of unspoiled white sand beaches, framed by coconut tree palms, looking out at cobalt blue sea on the Bay of Bengal. We have a few days exploring the area around Ngapali before we fly back to Yangon.
The tour will leave you with lasting memories of Burma's culture, rural landscapes and intriguing cities.
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Day to Day Details
- Yangon: Shwedagon Paya, circular train, bazaars.
- Inle Lake: stilt-houses, Intha leg-rowing oarsmen.
- Pindaya Caves: 8 000 Buddhist statues.
- Mt. Popa: volcanic mountain shrine.
- Bagan: UNESCO World heritage stupas and pagodas.
- Ngapali: white sand coast on the Bay of Bengal.
This map is for illustration purposes only and may not show the exact route taken on this tour.