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What’s included

  • Burmese cycling tour leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Good standard hotel in Yangon, twin share B&B basis
  • Comfortable hotels outside of Yangon with all meals included
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece
  • Bicycle hire
  • Support vehicle

Cultural Cycling Tour of Burma

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Burma (Myanmar) | Cycling Tours

Cultural Cycling Tour of Burma
Moderate

Our range of cycling tours are graded from gentle to strenuous. Full details can be found in the detailed PDF Holiday Itinerary.

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Grade: Moderate ? Moderate
Duration:  17 days from the UK  
Cycling on: 9 days
Walks on: 2 days

Flight inclusive from £3,620,
Land only from £2,895

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All the sights, sounds and smells of the golden land – on two wheels.

Highlights

  • Explore the many temples in Bagan by bike – the best way to see this sprawling complex
  • Discover Inle Lake by boat and on foot
  • Take the train ride along the Gokteik viaduct
  • Cycle around the colonial hill station of Kalaw

Reviews          

Well thought out itinerary - good variety. Excellent local guide, the quality of the guide is crucial to the success of these group holidays. Small group size. Good hotels (much needed after a day cycling!).
Dr & Dr H, London

Very active trip, never a dull moment.
Mr & Mrs W, Gloucestershire

I can't imagine anything nicer than cycling around the plains of Bagan, exploring little-visited temples.
Linda Denniff, Operations and Reservations Assistant

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There are few better ways to see Burma than on two wheels. We will experience this remarkable country as we cycle along remote country lanes and deserted back roads. This is a diverse trip with the perfect combination of cycling, cultural sites and village life, designed to be enjoyed by all levels of cyclists at a comfortable pace.

Our cycling tour begins and ends in Burma’s former capital Yangon, here we enjoy visits to impressive sites including Sule Paya Stupa and Shwedagon Pagoda. Our journey continues on to discover the main cultural centres of this fascinating country. By bike we explore Bagan, one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites, the beautiful attractions of Mandalay and the iconic Inle Lake, as well as venturing further afield to the old British hill stations of Kalaw and Pyin Oo Lwin.

This is a diverse trip with the perfect combination of cycling, temples and village life, designed to be enjoyed by all levels of cyclists at a comfortable pace - it’s not a race!


At a glance

Grade: Moderate
Moderate

Duration:  17 days from the UK  
Cycling on: 9 days
Walks on: 2 days

Max. Altitude: 1,320m/4,330ft. cycling in Kalaw, days 7 & 8

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Yangon

Accommodation types: Hotels, Guesthouses

Meal arrangements: Bed and Breakfast in Yangon (Rangoon) and full board elsewhere. Lunches and dinners, where included, will be taken in a mixture of local restaurants and your overnight hotels.

Itinerary overview
DayActivity
1-2
(This is the itinerary for our 2017 departures. 2018 departures may vary and will be available soon). Fly to Yangon. Afternoon city tour.
3-4
Fly to Bagan. Explore temple complex by bike.
5
Fly to Heho, Cycle to Pindaya. Visit cave complex.
6-7
Transfer to Aung Ban. Cycle to Inle Lake. Boat excursion and sightseeing.
8-9
Train to Aun Ban. Cycle to and around Kalaw.
10
Fly to Mandalay. Cycle to Ava. Visit U Bein bridge.
11
Boat ride along Ayeyarwaddy River. Cycle to Mingung and Saigang hills. Return to Mandalay.
12-13
Train ride across the Gokteik Viaduct. Drive to Pyin Oo Lwin. Sightseeing. Drive to Mandalay.
14
- 15 Fly to Yangon. Boat trip to Dala Village. Trishaw tour. Sightseeing around Yangon.
16-17
Fly back to London.
Leader: Local Cycling Leader Burma
Local Cycling Leader Burma

These departures will be escorted throughout by an English speaking Burmese guide. Your guide will accompany you throughout the tour. Our local leaders are licensed to guide throughout the country and receive regular ‘top-up’ training.In addition to speaking English, many guides will speak the dialects used by some of the ethnic groups encountered in rural areas, once more adding to the interest and enjoyment of your holiday.


  1. Day 1 - Fly London to Yangon.

    Depart London on an overnight flight to Yangon.

    Overnight iconOvernight: In flight
  2. Day 2 - Arrive Yangon. Afternoon city tour.

    Upon arrival at Yangon international airport, you will be welcomed by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. There will be an afternoon visit to some of Yangon's highlights starting from the colonial-style city centre and the landmark Sule Paya stupa - built over 2,000 years ago. From the nucleus of the city you travel to the top and visit one of the world's most spectacular monuments, the Shwedagon Pagoda, a gleaming bell dome structure that dominates the city's skyline on Singuttara hill. Legends state that the sacred hairs of the Buddha are enshrined here. You will then explore some hidden market streets, monastic compounds and artisan stores before returning to your hotel.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Kandawgyi Palace Hotel or Chatrium Hotel or Similar, Yangon
  3. Day 3 - Flight to Bagan. Explore temple complex by bike.

    After breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred to Yangon airport for your flight to Nyaung U (Bagan). You will then begin your cycling journey into the ancient kingdoms of Bagan. You will cover around 20-25 km today. This is leisurely and relaxed paced cycling, exploring some of the back roads and tracks and making stops at various temples. The terrain is mostly flat and unpaved. One of the sites that you can visit today is the gold gilded Swezigon Stupa, purported to contain a holy tooth relic of the Buddha. Not far from the stupa, the Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple is a sight to behold, housing Bagan's best preserved mural paintings of the Buddha's Jataka re-incarnations. Next you will have the opportunity to learn how Bagan's famous lacquerware crafts are produced in Myingaba Village before continuing on to visit Htilominlo Temple to learn how Burmese sand paintings are created. The day's temple tour ends with a visit to the beautifully symmetric and majestic Ananda Temple with its four standing Buddha images that seem to gaze at the viewer with fixed serenity wherever the viewer stands. You end the day with magnificent sunset views from a temple terrace as the as the sun dips behind the temple ruins.

    Bagan
    Whilst there are conflicting accounts of the number of temples located across the 16 square miles (41 square kilometres) of Bagan (varying from 1,800 to 4,000) the importance and splendour of this archaeological site is indisputable. The majority of monuments that you see today date from between the 11th and 13th Centuries, when Bagan was the capital of the first Burmese Empire. Although with a cursory glance it may appear that one architectural form dominates, there is actually a fascinating variety, from giant monolithic structures to small stupas standing not much taller than a human and with interiors filled with statues or with walls adorned in beautiful paintings. The original settlement in Bagan was famously 'cleared' by the government during the late 1980s/early 1990s. Villagers were forced to relocate to 'New Bagan.' Today, therefore, apart from temples 'Old Bagan' is primarily the site of a few hotels, tourist restaurants and the grandiose (if somewhat out of place) archaeological museum. The other main settlement in this area is the river port of Nyaung U.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Thazin Garden Hotel or Similar, Bagan
  4. Day 4 - Further exploration of Bagan.
    cultural cycling tour of burma bagan balloon flight.

    This morning there is the option of taking a balloon ride over Bagan. Please contact our office for more details.
    Bagan is an amazing area with so much to see that it is just too much for one day, which is why you will also spend today exploring this magical site by bike. This allows you to go further afield and visit the sites that people can't reach by bus and is too far away for walkers to visit. This should allow you to really get a feel for Bagan and allow a glimpse back to a bygone era with horse and carts and oxen working in the fields.

    Your guide will tailor the length of the ride depending on the sites you visit and the length of time spent exploring these majestic structures. In the afternoon you will return to your hotel and maybe take a dip in the inviting pool before another delicious dinner.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Thazin Garden Hotel or Similar, Bagan
  5. Day 5 - Fly to Heho. Cycle to Pindaya. Explore Shew Oo Min Cave complex.

    After breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred to the airport for a short 30 minute flight to Heho, a quiet transit town with one of the few airport links in the beautiful hills of Shan State.

    With your support vehicle behind, you will start your ride straight from Heho airport and soon arrive at bustling Heho market. From here you continue across the picturesque Shan Highlands to reach the famous Shew Oo Min Cave at Pindaya. Set high on a limestone ridge, the enormous cave is unique in housing thousands of Buddha images donated by Buddhist devotees over many centuries. There are many smaller caverns at the complex also filled with Buddha statues as well as numerous stalactite formations. Aside from the caves there are many small shrines and pagodas strung out along the ridge. Your hotel is located close to the foot of the cave complex.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Conqueror Hotel (Superior Room) or Similar, Pindaya
  6. Day 6 - Conqueror Hotel (Superior Room) or Similar, Pindaya
    cultural cycling tour of burma inle lake sh.

    The Conqueror Resort Hotel is located at the foot of the Shwe Oo Min Cave complex in Pindaya. The spacious, bungalow style rooms have traditional Burmese interiors and are well-equipped. Superior grade rooms also have a private balcony. The hotel has a grand dining room, outdoor pool and attractive gardens.

  7. Day 7 - Transfer to Aung Ban. Cycle to Kaung Taing on Inle Lake. Afternoon boat ride across the lake.

    After breakfast at your hotel you transfer to Aung Ban where you will begin today's ride to Inle Lake.

    En route you will pay a short visit to an interesting local family workshop to learn how traditional Shan umbrellas and paper are made from mulberry tree pulp.

    Descending from the Shan Highlands to lower lying paddy and farming fields you take a small road to Khaung Daing travelling along the eastern shore of Inle Lake. At Khaung Daing you swap pedal power for motorboats and embark on an afternoon boat excursion on the lake. You will no doubt see the famous fishermen who balance and row with one leg, a technique indigenous to the Inn Thar minority group who do this only on Inle Lake. You will also see floating islands and gardens made from the naturally tangled roots of water hyacinth plants and reeds.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Pristine Lotus Resort (Lotus Villa) or Similar
  8. Day 8 - Visit vineyard, Inn Thein pagoda complex and local villages.

    The morning you transfer by boat to Nyauang Shwe town and visit nearby Red Mountain Estate to tour the vineyard situated on the side of mountain. There will be the oppoortunity to taste some of the country's premiere wines, and observe the different aging methods completed in the cellar cave.

    Then you journey out by boat, following the currents of a small river to reach the Inn Thein pagoda complex, a site that can make you feel as if you've stepped through a forgotten portal in time. To access the complex, you walk through verdant bamboo groves that open up to a field covered with ancient, crumbling pagodas constructed over 1,000 years ago. A covered stairway climbs the hill behind the field to reach Shwe Inn Thein Paya where you will find over 1,000 zedi mainly constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries and in various states of repair and decline. There are great views from here across the lake and valley.

    From Inn Thein, you boat back to the lake and visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, the home of some of the country's most sacred Buddha statues which are covered in gold leaf by devout followers. You will also make a visit to the Inpawkhon weaving village to learn how local silks, linens and lotus fabrics are handmade and crafted. As an extra treat, you stop at a house for Burmese cats, built over the lake, where you can see the efforts to preserve and reintroduce this rare, pure breed of feline to Burma.

    At Nampam Village, local craftsmen demonstrate how Burmese cigars, or "cheroots," are traditionally packed and rolled, and you end the day with a magnificent sunset canoe ride with the local boatmen who gracefully navigate and row perched on one leg.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Pristine Lotus Resort (Lotus Villa) or Similar
  9. Day 9 - Cycling around Kalaw - 20-30 km.

    This morning you will be transferred to Shwe Nyaung railway station where you board a train for the scenic three hour ride to Aung Ban. On the way you pass lush paddy fields and small villages as the train gradually climbs 400m/1,312ft up to the cooler Shan plateau, known for its fertile land.

    From Aung Ban you will cycle across the rolling landscape and farming regions to the former colonial British hill station of Kalaw which is populated by Danu, Palaung and Pa-O minority groups. Kalaw is situated in a protected valley at an altitude of 1,320m/4,330ft.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Kalaw Heritage Hotel (Mountain View Room) or Similar, Kalaw
  10. Day 10 - Cycling round Kalaw.

    You will join in the ubiquitous tea culture of the Burmese people at a local tea shop and sample freshly cooked local snacks before heading out of Kalaw town to Myin Ma Hti limestone cave, which houses various holy shrines and Buddha images.
    From here you will cycle to visit some local villages near Kalaw.

    If you wish to take a break from cycling another alternative is to take a forest hike and climb up to a view point on top of the mountain and enjoy a drink at a Nepalese family's café before you descend down to a reservoir lake through the forest covered path.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Pine Hill Resort (Deluxe Room) or Similar, Kalaw
  11. Day 11 - Fly to Mandalay. Cycle to Ava and U Bein Bridge - 50-60 km.

    After breakfast at your hotel you will transfer to Heho airport for the one hour flight to Mandalay. You will cycle straight from the airport to the ancient kingdom of Innwa (Ava) this is a beautiful ride passing local villages and old temple sites. Inside the city walls you will make stops at Nan Myint watch tower, and a 300 year old teak wood monastery.

    You will take a lunch break in Innwa and then cross Myint Nge river by ferry and cycle to Amarapura, site of the last kingdom before king Mindon moved the capital to Mandalay. From here you will continue on to visit the U Bein Bridge. In 1851, at the time when Amarapura was still the royal capital, U Bein Teak Bridge was built. Stretching some 1,200m/3,900ft across Taungthaman Lake this impressive structure is the world's longest teak bridge, supported by over 1,000 separate wooden posts. You will spend some time here enjoying the sunset, with the option to walk out to the centre of the bridge and perhaps enjoy some refreshments at a tea stall. You will then be transferred back to your hotel for your evening meal.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Ayeyarwaddy River View or Similar, Mandalay
  12. Day 12 - Cycle to Mingun, to Sagaing and to Mandalay – 35 km.

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will ride your bikes through Mandalay to the river jetty and embark on a one hour boat journey across the Ayeyarwaddy River to the rural village of Mingun. The scenery along the Ayeyarwaddy is timeless - oxen working the fields, water buffalo wallowing in the mud, golden pagoda spires, fishermen, villagers bathing in the river and of course, every type of boat and river craft imaginable

    Alighting from the boat you will pay a visit to the 50m/165ft high, brick built Mingun Paya, dramatically cracked in half by an earthquake in the 1800s. This giant, unfinished pagoda would ultimately have become the world's largest had its instigator, King Bodawpaya, not died before completion. Another attraction is Mingun's bronze bell, believed to be largest un-cracked one in the world.

    Your bike ride follows a paved road with light traffic traveling through friendly villages over rolling hills until reaching the site of Ancient Kingdom of Sagaing. From the Sagaing Hills, you will enjoy views of the hillside dotted with countless pagodas and transfer back to Mandalay for sightseeing. You will visit the snake pagoda, Mahamuni Buddha's temple and Shwe Kyaung royal palace building.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Ayeyarwaddy River View or Similar, Mandalay
  13. Day 13 - Transfer to Pin Oo Lwin. Train ride over the Gokteik Viaduct to Nangpein Village. Return by vehicle to Pyin Oo Lwin. Sightseeing.

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to Naungcho and board a local train for the journey to Naungpeing Village. The view from the train is fascinating and the scenery is beautiful, passing through rural countryside with close-up views of small villages, hill top pagodas and people working in the fields. You may make a stop along the way, offering a chance to stretch your legs and witness the lively exchanges between train passengers and sellers hawking their wares, which vary from rice and noodle dishes, to snacks of hard boiled quail's eggs and even local herbal remedies. Before too long the train slows and the dramatic Gokteik Railway Viaduct comes into view. In 1901 when the Pennsylvania Steel Company built the viaduct it was the second highest bridge in the world, spanning a deep gorge 102m/335ft to the river below. The train slows right down to make the 690m/2,264ft crossing, giving you plenty of time to capture some spectacular photos and enjoy the creaking of the girders beneath!

    Alighting from the train at Naungpein Village, you transfer by car to Pyin Oo Lwin. The tranquil beauty and cooler hill temperatures of Pyin Oo Lwin appealed to the British Administration, who developed it into a summer retreat from the hot, dusty plains of Mandalay in 1896 after defeating the last king of Myanmar. But it is renowned amongst the local Burmese for the flowers, fruits and vegetables that grow so well in its cooler climes. You will visit a nearby tea plantation where you can enjoy a packed lunch. After which you will travel to the renowned botanical gardens - the National Kandawgyi Gardens, where you can feast your eyes on the wonderful variety of flora that can be found in the region. To end the day, you enjoy a horse cart ride around the town before going to your hotel which is close by.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Kandawgyi Hill Lodge or Similar, Pyin Oo Lwin
  14. Day 14 - Cycle around Pyin Oo Lwin and walk in the Botanical Gardens. Local cycle ride. Transfer to Mandalay

    Today your cycle ride will start with a visit to some of the main colonial buildings of Pyin Oo Lwin before making your way back to the lovely Kandawagyi gardens where there will be time to explore this large park on foot and mingle with the monks and nuns who also enjoy visiting the famed gardens. You will then have a picnic out on the grass overlooking the lake and watch Burmese life go by.

    In the afternoon you will hop back onto your bikes and head out into the surrounding farming communities where you will get off the road and ride along wide farm tracks, alongside the paddy fields and small villages. There will be plenty of time to stop and take pictures and to enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful area.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Link 78 Hotel (Deluxe Room) or Similar, Mandalay
  15. Day 15 - Fly to Mandalay. Trishaw tour of Dala Village.

    After breakfast you transfer to Mandalay airport and fly back to Yangon.

    Following lunch you travel to Pasondan Jetty and cross the Yangon River by local ferry to reach Dala Village. Dala provides a striking contrast to Yangon with its limited urban development and village feel. You'll explore by trishaw, a three-wheeled bicycle taxi that manouvers through small lanes, market streets and friendly village neighborhoods. You can observe the daily activities of Burmese locals and get a feel for the authentic rural lifestyle of Burma. En route you make a stop in a pagoda and finish the trishaw tour with refreshments and a bit of people watching in a local tea shop. Finally you return to your hotel in Yangon.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Kandawgyi Palace Hotel (Deluxe Room) or Similar, Yangon
  16. Day 16 - YANGON WALKING TOUR

    Today you will be taken on a walking tour of Yangon which starts with a short train ride on the circular line around Yangon. This is a great way to experience day to day life in Yangon and after a few stops you will hop off and visit to the quaint Yangon old quarter, built during the British colonial era where many charming historical buildings are still located. During your stroll through bustling market streets full of merchants and food stalls, you visit a local pharmacy and learn about Myanmar traditional medicine, stop for tea and snack in the fashion of locals, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Yangon.

    You continue with a visit to one of Asia's architectural landmarks, the elegant Strand hotel built by the Sarkies brothers. Inside, you will visit the River Art Gallery, where the works of some of the most famous and skilled Burmese artists are on display, fitting of the grand surroundings.

    Tonight will be your last night in Burma and a great opportunity to relive your fantastic cycling holiday through this truly amazing country.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Kandawgyi Palace Hotel (Deluxe Room) or Similar, Yangon
  17. Day 17 - Transfer to Yangon airport for flight to UK.

    Today you will be free to relax before you are transferred to Yangon airport for your onward flight.

    Overnight iconOvernight: In flight
  18. Day 18 - Fly Yangon to London

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2017

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Sat 4 Nov - Mon 20 Nov 2017Guaranteed£2945 Book£3620 Book

2018

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Sat 3 Feb - Mon 19 Feb 2018Available£2945 Book£3740 Book
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2019

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Sat 2 Feb - Mon 18 Feb 2019Limited & Guaranteed£2985 BookContact us

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What’s included

  • Burmese cycling tour leader
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Sightseeing where specified
  • Good standard hotel in Yangon, twin share B&B basis
  • Comfortable hotels outside of Yangon with all meals included
  • Carbon offset for clients taking our flight-inclusive option
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms micro fleece
  • Bicycle hire
  • Support vehicle

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional trips
  • Tips
  • Visa for Burma
  • Lunch and Evening meals in Yangon


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Reviews

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Overall score:           (Based on 4 reviews)

Excellent local Burmese guide          

Well thought out itinerary - good variety. Excellent local guide, the quality of the guide is crucial to the success of these group holidays. Small group size. Good hotels (much needed after a day cycling!).

Cycling tour of Burma          

Very active trip, never a dull moment.

Perfect country for cycling          

I have been lucky enough to ride my bike in many different countries around the world and I truly struggle to think of a country more suited to exploring by bike than Burma. The rolling landscape and the traffic free back roads and farming tracks all help to make this an amazing way to see this incredible country.

Can't imagine anything nicer          

I can't imagine anything nicer than cycling around the plains of Bagan, exploring little-visited temples.


Extend your holiday

Hpa-An extension, Burma
  • Visit Hpa-An, the capital of the beautiful Karen State
  • Stay in an idyllic boutique lodge at the foot of Mount Zwegabin
  • Visit the precariously positioned Golden Rock in Kin Pun

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We are delighted to offer an exciting new extension in Burma to visit Hpa-An, the capital of Karen State lying south east of Yangon. Hpa-An is a charming town set on the banks of the mighty Salween River, one of the great rivers of south east Asia which rises in Tibet and flows down to the Andaman Sea. This is an incredibly beautiful region of green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts.

As an additional attraction on this exciting extension you will stay at a charming recently opened boutique lodge, the Hpa-An Lodge, which offers a very high standard of accommodation and is already receiving glowing reports from all who visit it.

We offer two versions of this extension, with one including a visit to the Golden Rock in Kin Pun.


Ngapali Beach Extension
  • Relax in style at a Ngapali beach resort, perfect to add on to your Burma trek or tour
  • Choice of hotels, from mid-range to luxury
  • Spa treatments are available

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Ngapali Beach, with its pristine white sand and sparkling turquoise water, is the best in the country and a perfect way to end your holiday in Burma.


Balloons over Bagan - extension
  • Spectacular sunrise views over the temples of Bagan
  • Excursion lasts 2.5 – 3 hours, with an hour-long balloon flight and refreshments afterwards
  • Balloons take off daily from October through to March.

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Visitors to Bagan now have the opportunity to enjoy spectacular views of the ancient Kingdom of Bagan in a hot air balloon. The world-famous archaeological site of Bagan is known for its marvellous sunsets and sunrises, mostly enjoyed from the top of one of the monuments but a balloon flight gives you the chance to see Bagan from a bird’s-eye view.


Golden Rock, Burma - extension
  • Walk 4km to reach the top of Golden Rock, for an unforgettable sunrise or sunset
  • Three day extension visting pagodas and giant buddha's as well as the Golden Rock
  • Available to add to your Burma holiday between October and May

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Extend your stay in Burma with a visit to the Golden Rock of Kyaikhtiyo, one of the most revered pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. Perched on the edge of a ledge at a height of 1,100m, the precariously positioned gold-plated boulder is said to maintain its balance thanks to a single hair of the Buddha being enshrined inside the pagoda.

During your three-day extension, you’ll also visit pagodas, stop off at the Allied War Graves Cemetery at Htauk Kyan, see reclining Buddhas and drop in at local villages before returning to Rangoon for your final night in what will have been a memorable trip to Burma.


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