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Motorcycle Tour Myanmar

This is one of the most recommended motorbike tours in Myanmar which will definitely satisfy any bikers. The tour includes a wide variety of routes from paved roads to dirty mountainous tracks, passing through many scenic landscapes and taking you to the less touristy places and hidden villages.

Key information

  • Terrain: 65% asphalt, 35% off-road (no tar road)
  • Bike: rental bike (Kawasaki KLX150cc, KLX250cc or Honda CRF250cc)
  • Mileage: 1,295 kilometers / 805 miles
  • Daily rides: 55 - 265 kilometers / 34 - 165 miles
  • Riding gear: included: helmets, gloves, knee guards
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 7 dinners

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Bo Bo
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  • Stars and ends in Mandalay
  • Enjoy Inle Lake sightseeing by boat
  • Explore the forgotten tribes of Shan Plateau
  • Have lots of fun sightseeing in Bagan by car
  • Pay a visit to the Phaung Daw Oo pagoda
  • Wander through the temples in Kakku
  • 8 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


9 riding days
Group size: 2-10 participants
Airport transfer included: Mandalay International Airport
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You will stay at carefully selected quality hotels and resorts along the route.


Arrival day

Today should be your arrival day to Mandalay. Upon your request, Burma Motorbike Tours will be pleased to arrange your ground transport or accommodation in Mandalay.

It is to be noted that you are informed to meet up with your ground operation team in Mandalay on that day to do the technical inspection to the motorbike and other necessary gears and equipments arranged for your trip with Burma Motorbike Tours in Myanmar. In addition to that, the agreement of taking and using the motorbike of Burma Motorbike Tours shall be made on that day.

Day 1: Mandalay - Ywan Ngan - Pindaya (185 kilometers / 115 miles)

Pick up from your hotel in Mandalay at about 8 a.m., then be transferred by private car or taxi to the bike store. This morning, you are to start riding from Mandalay to Pindaya. First, you ride to Kyauke and Han Myit Mo, where you ride through the villages. Continue the ride by zigzagging your way up the mountains and then arrive at Ywan Ngan: A small town located on the top mountain” where you will enjoy lunch.

After that, you ride through the narrow road of the Shan Plateau. This will take you through some tea growing villages and cliff-side trails to a sealed road on the other side and you are to drive to the little village of Pa Laung Tribe called Ya Sa Kyi located on the top of mountain in Pindaya. Be noted that yhe village for your overnight stay is located above the sea level of more than 1,300 meters.

  • Meals: Lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation: Village monastery in Ya Sa Kyi village in Pindaya

Day 2: Pindaya - Inle Lake - Nyaung Shwe (85 kilometers / 53 miles)

This morning, you are to enjoy the breakfast at a village monastery and walk around the little village to meet up with friendly tribal people and kids for doing charity activities. Then, you ride down to Pindaya through narrow village road of Taung Paw Gyi to get to Pindaya. From Pindaya, you head off to Nyaung Shwe (Inle). On the way along the road side, you can see panoramic plantation fields of cabbages, paddy fields, and seasonal flowers. Upon arrival to Nyuang Shwe, you are to enjoy lunch before you check into the hotel in Nyaung Shwe. In the afternoon, you will be sightseeing in Inle by private boat.

It is a chance to see not only the magnificent scenery but also the authentic local life on the water. Here, a boat is your main transportation which will take you through flourishing floating gardens with all kind of vegetables and fruits. Moreover, you can see the incredible image of the one - leg rowing fishermen with your own eyes, watching them with their daily work.

Next, you will pay a visit to Phaung Daw Oo pagoda - the largest and most outstanding structure on the lake. It is said that the place holds the five holy Buddha images made of gold. After that, Nam Pan village is your last stop of the day where you can see how people make cheroot (Myanmar Cigar), lotus silk, and cotton.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Nyaung Shwe

Day 3: Nyaung Shwe - Kakku - Taung Gyi - Nyaung Shwe (130 kilometers / 81 miles)

Today, you are to set off from the low-lying lands at Inle Lake toward Kakku, through the rolling hills toward the east of the lake. The drive is spectacular, crossing over the railway line and through small villages inhabited by the Pa-Oh people. This area was closed to visitors for many years and even now only a few intrepid tourists make their way through here.

After two hours, you'll arrive at Kakku. The first view of Kakku is breathtaking: there are more than 5200 individual stupas, some of which are 20 metres high, and several Buddha images scattered throughout. There are no clear facts about the history of the stupas but most date back to the 11th to 13th century, the same period when Bagan was thriving. Wander throughout the temples, taking your time to enjoy the wonder and awe of this site and discover the intricate carvings and details on the structures. Enjoy lunch at Kakku pagoda. After that, you ride back to Nyaung Shwe by way of Taung Gyi.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Nyaung Shwe

Day 4: Nyaung Shwe - Kalaw (125 kilometers / 78 miles)

Today shall be one of the exciting days of your trip to ride to Kalaw from Nyaung Shwe through all unexplored villages of Shan Plateau that provides the unlimited possibilities for off-road rides in the region. Riding along the scenic landscapes of the plateau is an incomparable way to get closer to the real and typical life of the people and to enjoy the panoramic and colourful sceneries. Upon arrival to Kalaw, you are to check into the hotel and have a free and easy time for the rest of the day.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kalaw

Day 5: Kalaw - Tar Yaw Thit - Hin Gar Kone - Myin Ka - Kalaw (120 kilometers / 75 miles)

Today after breakfast at the hotel, you are to start riding around Kalaw, located on the western edge of the Shan Hills at an elevation of 4,356 feet. Kalaw was built as a hill station during the British colonial period.

The climate here is very pleasant and in spring and summer, the roads around town are lined with thickly flowering crocus. The cooler temperatures and scenic surrounding countryside, filled with ethnic hill tribe villages, make this area the most popular part of the country, where you can explore the forgotten tribes of Shan Plateau by two wheels. As you are back to Kalaw in the afternoon, you are free to relax and refresh for the rest of the day.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kalaw

Day 6: Kalaw - Meikhtila - Mount Popa (265 kilometers / 165 miles)

After breakfast, you will be riding downhill from Kalaw to Meiktila for about 130 kilometers, then you will arrive at Meikhtila. After that, you will continue the ride to Kyaukpadaung, a small town to drive up to Mount Popa. Lunch will be at the local restaurant on the way. Arrive at Mount Popa in the late afternoon for check in at the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Mount Popa

Day 7: Mount Popa - Bagan (55 kilometers / 34 miles)

After breakfast, you will be downhill riding to Bagan through a countryside road. You will witness local village life along the road side and upon arrival to hotel in Bagan, check in the room and continue sightseeing in Bagan by car which includes the Shwezigon pagoda, one of the four most significant buildings in Bagan.

Continue to visit the Htilominlo pagoda, famed for its original fine plaster carvings and glazed sandstone decorations which are remarkably well preserved before the visit to the Ananda Pagoda, one of the finest, largest and best persevered in Old Bagan. You will also have a chance to see a lacquer ware workshop whose birthplace is in Bagan. Finally, visit the Dhammayangyi pagoda, Bagan’s largest temple. Enjoy sunset from one of the most scenic spots in town and return to the hotel. Have dinner with a puppet show in the local restaurant.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Bagan

Day 8: Bagan - Pakokku (by boat) - Monywa (190 kilometers / 118 miles)

After breakfast, you will drive to the Bagan Jetty for a leisurely boat journey on the Irrawaddy River to Pakokku. After three hours boat ride on the Irrawaddy River, you will get to Pakokku. Then, you start driving to Ma Ahu Alae Village - a small village full of ancients pagodas and lovely people with great smiles. Take a short break, then continue riding through the unexplored villages of A Neint and A Myint. You can take regular stops and interact with the locals who rarely come into contact with foreigners. Then, continue riding to Monywa. Upon arrival, enjoy the beautiful sunset from the top of Pagoda in the pagoda complex of Lay Kyun Sakkya, Standing Buddha Image in Monywa.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Monywa

Day 9: Monywa - Sagaing - Mingun - Mandalay (140 kilometers / 87 miles)

Today after breakfast at hotel in Monywa, you drive back to Mandalay. On the way, you drop in at a nunnery in Sagaing just 21 kilometres southwest of Mandalay. Sagaing is another of Myanmar’s ancient capitals, famous for its many hundreds of white, silver, and gold pagodas and monasteries that dot its hilly landscape. Take the short break for lunch at the nunnery before continuing the drive to Mingun along the Ayeyarwaddy River Bank. From Mingun, you cross the river by ferry to Nan Daw Kyun: The Island of Royal Palace, then drive back to Mandalay.

Return your bikes to the ground service team. Your private car or taxi will take you back to your hotel in Mandalay or Mandalay International Airport (MDL) where you check in for your departure flight home.

  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Skill levels required for this tour


  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents


  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions


Bo Bo Zaw


On this special journey, you will visit some of the most popular spots in the Golden Land like Mandalay, Pindaya, Inle Lake, Kakku, Kalaw, Bagan, Monywa, and also meet the ethnic groups in Shan State.


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • Mineral water, soft drinks, coffee, or tea served with the meals
  • Myanmar driving permits
  • Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage
  • Gasoline / petrol
  • Third party liability insurance for motorcycles
  • Mandalay International Airport (MDL) pick-up and drop-off
  • English speaking professional road captain with license on a motorcycle leading group
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing fees
  • Riding gears (helmets, gloves, knee guards)
  • T-shirt of Burma Motorbike Tours for souvenir

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Myanmar visa fee
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Single supplement (upon request)
  • Room service, laundry, and phone charges
  • Damage to the motorcycle caused by the user (exclude reasonable wear and tear)
  • Travel insurance (cover against cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)
  • Tips and gratuities to guide
  • All other services not mentioned

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Mandalay International Airport (MDL). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Burma Motorbike Tours will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Mandalay International Airport Airport transfer included: Mandalay International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.

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Support vehicle is available with minimum of 7 riders.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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