It’s the time of year when we’re starting to see more of the sun and the outside temperature’s getting ever so slightly warmer. It’s therefore the time of year when we start looking ahead to our summer holiday. Where to go this year? Somewhere new, far-flung and more exotic? Why not take a trip to Burma, now known as Myanmar?
Myanmar is now welcoming tourists with open arms, and for tourists making the trip, you’re guaranteed a holiday like no other. One of the best ways to see the natural beauties of Burma is to travel across it by bike. If you’re up for a more active holiday then seeing Burma by bike comes highly recommended by the team at Ayuda Myanmar Travel.
You can cycle and discover all that Myanmar has to offer. You can witness the colonial glory of Yangon, you can explore the daily lives of the local people who live around the Inle Lake, you can visit the Golden Rock, and you can explore the ancient Bagan, and much more.
There’s something for everyone in Myanmar, and on our holidays, you can see the country however you like.
Tour at a glance
|Tour Cost||starts from US$ 642|
|Bike Hire||included see our bikes here|
|Tour Grade||3 out of 5|
|Number of Cycling Days||2 full days|
|Group Size||Minimum 2. Maximum 6.|
|Accommodation||3 nights in 2-3 star hotels included|
|Meals||breakfast and lunches|
|Single Supplement||US$ 86|
|Total Cycling Distance||75 kilometres or more|
|Minimum age||18 years old|
|Vehicle Support||Full vehicle support.|
Yangon – Mawlamyine – Bilu Island (Island of Ogres) – Kado Village - Yangon
Day 1: Yangon – Mawlamyine(-/L/-)
Early morning, pick up at your hotel and then drive to Mawlamyine. On the way, you may make some stops for water, photos, meals and so on.
Upon arrival at Mawlamying, transfer to your hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon, if the time permits, you can make a warm-up biking at the city. Don't miss out the ride along the Mawlamyine Strand Road in the evening time to be able to enjoy the sunset.
Overnight at Mawlamyine
Day 2: Mawlamyine – Bilu Island - Mawlamyine(B/L/-)
Estimated Biking Distance = 35 Km
Mawlamyine, known as Molmein in the British times, is the 3rd largest city in Myanmar and situated in the south of Myanmar.
After breakfast, transfer to the jetty from your hotel, just a few minutes. Then take a private boat or ferry boat approximately 45 minutes to the jetty of Bilu Island or Ogre Island(you won’t meet Ogres there!!). Once you disembark, you mount the bike and you will be meeting firstly with the old Chevrolet at the jetty that still serve for transportation.
Activities on the island during the Mountain bike cycling excursion;
- You can visit the very friendly villagers’ house
- Go up the hill to see the panoramic views including the cycling trail coming towards the hill
- Visit the home industries such as Rubber-band making, Cigar pipe, and so on
After excursion making a loop on the island, you will be back at the same jetty to transfer the same way back to Mawlamying.
Overnight at Mawlamyine
Day 3: Mawlamyine – Kor Nat Village - Mawlamyine (B/L/-)
Estimated Biking Distance = 30 - 40 Km
Today cycling tour will take you to the most beautiful, Monastery Complex built and donated by the Colonial-Era Burmese Merchant, called U Na Oak. To reach the village, you will have to cross by the bridge over two rivers called Gyaing and Attran rivers.
You may visit Pomelo Orchards on the way to Kor Nat Village where you will see the best Glass Mosaic decorations and Teak Wooden Buddha Images. The monastery is donated by a Myanmar Well-Known Teak Merchant, U Na Oak. We used to learn about his patriotic battle in terms of inland water transport business against the then Irrawaddy Floatilla Company in the British times.
Walk around the monastery complex, take the pictures of the amazing wood-carvings decorated on the inner walls of the monastic buildings. Sometimes, you will see the European pillar pedestals at some of the buildings.
Then, you will be transfer to the jetty where you will have a One-Hour Boat cruising along the Attran River up to the city of Mawlamying.
Overnight at Mawlamyine
Day 4: Mawlamyine – Yangon(B/L/-)
After breakfast, drive back to Yangon(approximately 7 hours!). Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
End of Program organized by Ayuda Myanmar Travel & Tour Agency
Have a Nice Trip!
Package price nett per person in US $ based on
|2 pax||3-4 pax||5-6 pax||Single Supplement|
(Valid until 31st March 2019)
The group size is limited up to maximum number of 6 pax so that we can give the full attention to all travellers in a way of colse intimacy. We guarentee the departure when the minimum of 2 cyclists are confirmed. For solo travellers, we are happy to welcome them as always and they can have their own room as long as the single supplement is paid. Nevertheless, a shared room with another same-sex solo cyclist can be arranged at no extra cost.
As for 4 days, the bike rental fees are included in the fare. However, if you bring your own bike we will deduct the bicycle fees accordinely from the total cost.
Attran Hotel (Superior Room) or similar
Services not Included;
|3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Tiwn/Double room||Myanmar Visa and Travel Insurance|
|English Speaking Biking Tour Guide||Other hotel Accommodations|
|SAG accompanying wagon for Bikers & Bikes||Other meals not mentioned and Beverages at meals!|
|Entrance fees for the places mentioned in the program!||Tips for the guides, drivers, bell-boys, etc.|
|Very good Mountain Bikes with Helmet||Personal Expenses|
|Meals as mentioned in the program as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch & D=Dinner||Other services not mentioned in the program|
|Ferry fees for Mawlamyine Jetty – Bilu Island – Mawlamyine Jetty & Kado Village- Mawlamyine private boat||Porter fees at the airports & jetty|
|Water & Snow Towels|
How to book and confirm your trip?
The adventure tour and other trips with Ayuda Bicycle Tour Agency are confirmed in a short time normally within 3 days when you agree to confirm and to join the tours. Once you turn on green light for booking the tour, we will start doing all the reservations such as hotels, airline tickets, boat tickets and other items in the field of "SERVICES INCLUDED"!.
Should you send deposit? What are the payment terms?
Upon receiving booking confirmation, we NEED a deposit of 50 % so that your booking can be 100% guaranteed. The rest of the payment is to be paid 40 days before the tour starts. We offer you 2 ways of payment:
1- Visa or Master card with 4.5% bank surcharge
2- Payment by bank transfer. Our bank details are in the below and the bank transfer fee for sending payment has to be covered on your own and CIM will cover the bank receipt fee in order to receive its payment.
Bank Account Details
|Name||:||Ayuda Myanmar Travels & Tours Co. Ltd.|
|Bank Account Number||:||0004103030003435 (USD)|
|Bank Name||:||AYA Bank Limited|
|Bank Address||:||AYA Bank Building 416, Mahabandoola Road, Kyauktada Tsp., Yangon|
In case of cancelation from your end (in very seldom case, we hope!), the followings are the terms;
- 90 to 60 days before arrival: 15% of total cost
- 60 to 45 days prior to commencement 30% of total cost
- 45 – 30 days prior to commencement 50% of total cost
- 30 – 15 days prior to commencement 75% of total cost
- Less than 15 days prior to commencement 100%
- No refund will be guarenteed for late arrival or early departure from trip
- Single Supplements are subject to the above cancelation policy
- Ayuda Bike Tour agency reserves the right to amend route and modifications of the accommodations as required by the conditions
How are the accommodation methods?
(a) Twin sharing room for same gender/age
(b) Double sharing room for couples
(c) Single room for single person (with supplement cost applied)
Clients who join our trips have to go through below our liabilities and will be asked to sign the form of understanding our liabilities upon arrival.
We are not responsible for any baggage or property lost during the tour with us. We advise that, do not wear jewels while walking or cycling on the street. Keep your camera in your backpack. Do not hold it while cycling. Ayuda Bike Tour Agency is not held responsible for any accident, injury or dead during trip conduction with us. Clients who join the trip with us understand that they are willing to join the trip by themselves and at their own risk. We will brief the safety and the road conditions before tour starts. Ensure to follow our guideline, be ware of the hazard. It is absoultely safe now to do also trekking in Myanmar while doing your bike tours with us following our outlined itinerary and our specialized tour guide.
If you, the client, refuse to wear the helmet provided by Ayuda Bike Tour Agency, you will be responsible for any head injury. We ensure the bikes are in good condition, have reliable brakes. We provide all spare parts including puncture repair kits and our guides are trained with a good extent of mechanic knowledge. We try to take quiet road, routes free from cars, wherever possible. If it is necessary to ride a bike on a busy road make sure to be careful to avoid accident and being hit by cars: go slowly, look carefully before turning or crossing roads and stick well into the pavement.
We are not responsible for any health care during the tour with us. Client who join the trip with us has to be wellbeing and we recommend the client to purchase travel insurance before their departure dates. Travel insurance should include and cover evacuation cost. We recommend good hospitals in any town, city and SOS International. We provide first aid kit in the support van and all our guides are trained with first aid.
Clients who fail to sign "Form of Understanding our Liabilities" and personal infomation forms prior to the departure of the tour will not be permitted to join the tour and the policy of cancelations will be applied.
Discount & Child Policy
For our repeated customers, we will offer a discount of 5% when first return for tour with us and discount 10% when return for second and more tours with us.
Children above 12 years old are charged as adult price. Children between 8-11 years old will get 25% discount on the tour. Children below 7 years will get 50% discount but will share accommodation with their parents as possible.
Make sure all travel documents have been prepared including passport (at least 6 months validity), passport size photos for the visas (please check our FAQs for more information) and flight tickets. We cannot however be responsible for your documents not in order or mistakes by embassies, sudden changes to regulations, or actions of border officials that are beyond our control. We are able to advise on mandatory health requirements. Take all the necessary medication including malaria tablet, Tama Flue (bird flue tablet), sun cream, sunglasses, cycling gloves and cycling shorts etc.,
Tour Guide / Tour Leader Responsibility
Ayuda Bike Tour Agency provides cycling tour guide for a group below 6 people; for group starting from 6 people and above, we provide one cycling tour guide and one Mechanic or tour leader. Both tour guide and tour leader are the representatives of the company. Their responsibilities are to make sure the trip runs smoothly and our clients are well looked after in all aspect including the food, snacks, water and drinks, bike mechanic, accommodations. Any complaints about any aspect in the trip, should be brought to the guide's or tour leader's attention and with a copy of written notice to the management team of Ayuda Bike Tour Agency. Our guide or tour leader will act immediately to solve any problem that occurs during the tour with our backup service within 24 hours from our management team. Sometimes, the guide or tour leader is also assigned to take any photos or films during the tour and our partner to do promotion or marketing purpose. As you are being our valued clients joining the trip with Ayuda Bike Tour Agency, kindly permit us to do so without asking any payment.
Welcome to Myanmar!
|Open Dates||Guarenteed departure if 2 pax confirmed|