Family Myanmar

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Visiting: Myanmar

Hotel & Bike

6 nights from £1758pp
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Guiding Guided i
Level Easy i
Standard Superior i
Code MY002
Good For Families
Distance 71mi/115km !
Runs Jan, Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Dec
Departs Mon, Tue, Sun
Fly to Yangon
Return from Bagan


What to expect

Discover Myanmar as a family, travelling in a small group with the support of an expert team. With two internal flights and some sections covered by transfer vehicle, you’ll experience incredible diversity while travelling at a relaxed pace. Boat trips and scavenger hunts add to the adventure, and you’ll learn about local legends when you tour through the Shan Hills and enter the Golden Cave. Kayaking to the Inle Lake stilt-villages is a highlight, and the sunset view from Mandalay Hill is stunning.

Riding on top quality bikes, you’ll be out for up to four hours a day, including rest stops, activities and local lunches. Tag-alongs and child seats are available, and the cycling is mostly on backroads, with a few dirt tracks and rougher sections. When you arrive in Bagan, prepare to be amazed by its two thousand Buddhist temples, which are best viewed from a hot air balloon. 

  • Stilt-villages and fresh markets of Inle Lake
  • Family activities including kayaking, boating and scavenger hunts
  • Wonderful Bagan temples with optional balloon ride
  • Easy cycling and short distances on quiet routes with plenty of stops

The Trip



  • Day 1: Arrive in Yangon 6 miles (10km)

    Meet in Yangon Airport at 9am for the flight to the Inle Lake area. Transfer to the lake and arrive in time for lunch. In the late afternoon, cycle through the countryside around Nyaung Shwe town, stopping at snack vendors to taste the local treats. Return to your hotel for dinner.
    Meals: Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 2: Inle Lake: bike and kayak 12 miles (20km)

    Cycle around the lakeshore past local markets, and see the morning mist clinging to the hilltops. Collect your kayaks and paddle on the lake past stilt-villages and floating gardens. If the timing is right, you can experience a visiting market or the Burmese Cat House breeding centre. Continue to a lunch spot, then cycle back to your hotel along the eastern shore.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3: Inle Lake - Pindaya 12 miles (20km)

    Leaving Inle Lake, take the transfer vehicle into the Shan Hills. Stop for lunch with views over rolling fields. Cycle mostly downhill to the next valley and the lakeside town of Pindaya, which sits beneath limestone cliffs. Check-in to your hotel, then visit the Golden Cave and see hundreds of Buddha statues. Learn about the legend of the princesses, giant spiders and saviour prince.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4: Mandalay (internal flight)

    Make an early start with a breakfast box, and transfer to the airport (45 minutes) for a short flight to Mandalay. Arrive late morning, check-in to your hotel and have lunch. Climb Mandalay Hill in the afternoon, completing a scavenger hunt and learning about local history and Theravada Buddhism. Stop at the top for sunset views, cold drinks, and prizes. Transfer back down in the car.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5: Cycle Ava & Transfer to Bagan 12 miles (20km)

    Cycle downstream beside the Irrawaddy River to the ruined walled city at Ava. Continue on quiet backroads and shady trails, stopping to taste local foods and see village industries like copper bowl making and mat weaving. Rest in the afternoon, with a 3.5 hour transfer to Bagan.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6: Bagan 16 miles (25km)

    Wake early to experience the Bagan pagodas before the day heats up. Visit the four finest temples: Shwezigon, Sulamani, Htilominlo and Dhammayazika, letting the kids explore while you learn about Bagan’s history. Have lunch beneath a shady tree, followed by free-time in the afternoon. Take a boat trip on the Irrawaddy River to watch the sunset.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7: Depart from Bagan 12 miles (20km)

    Cycle to Nyaung U, Bagan’s main commercial area, to visit the local workshops and see the British colonial-era buildings. Take a rickshaw ride, then drive back to the hotel for a shower. After a late check-out, your tour concludes with a final group lunch. From Bagan, flights to Yangon or the coast are fairly frequent – feel free to ask for advice when booking.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Note: You could add an optional sunrise balloon ride over Bagan on Day 6 or 7 – one of the best ballooning experiences in the world (available between 01 Oct and 15 Apr). Prices are approximately US$360 per person.


Family Friendly Hotels

Comfortable hotels in good locations with family friendly rooms. There are swimming pools in all the hotels apart from one night. 

Example hotels:
Pindaya Inle Inn
Mandalay Hill Resort
Hotel @ Tharabar Gate 

  • Family friendly hotels with larger rooms
  • Full Board
  • Support vehicle is always available
  • Luggage transferred each day

Dates & Prices

Please click on a departure date for price options at a glance - other dates may be available on request

Price includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Board basis: Full board 
  • Service of a local English-speaking guide
  • Internal flight from Yangon to Heho
  • Air-conditioned support vehicle available for assistance at all times
  • Transfers during the tour
  • Luggage transportation
  • Water and snacks while riding
  • All entry costs & attractions listed on the itinerary
  • For groups of at least 6 people an additional bike mechanic
  • Cycling jersey & a water bottle

Price excludes:

  • Flights & transfers
  • Visas
  • Alcohol & soft drinks
  • Tips

Children 12 years & under recieve a 20% discount

Please contact us to discuss alternative departure dates

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Well maintained Merida & Giant front suspension mountain bikes with softer seats, hybrid tires and handlebar bags are included in your tour price. Kids bikes to suit all ages are available, tag-alongs  & child seats for the little ones, helmets are included too, but you may want to bring your own.  

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Yagon

Getting back

Fly from Bagan to Mandalay or Yangon

News, Reviews & FAQs


Simply click on a question to reveal the answers

What if I can't find the departure date I need?

Please give us a call. If you are a group of four or more, we can usually add a departure date within the season to suit you.

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

Will I have a local guide?

Yes, your guide will be English speaking and local. The local guide will be a highlight of your tour as they are experienced and will pass on their knowledge and passion for their country. They will show you the best places to eat, help you meet local people along the way and give you a real feel for the local culture. 

Can I take a break from the cycling?

Yes, if you want to take a break, jump into the the air conditioned support vehicle that is always available.    

What will the group size be?

The tour requires a minimum of 3 people to run and there will be a maximum of 14 guests. 

What will the food be like?

Burmese food has a distinct taste, you will experience both Burmese and Shan cooking which is focused on the numerous side dishes rather than a main dish.  Drinking water is always included with meals, any other drinks will be extra. 

What snacks will I get during the cycling?

You will be supplied with local snacks & energy bars. Clean water and electrolyte drinks are provided to keep you hydrated. 

What will the weather be like?

Because Myanmar is the biggest mainland SE Asian country, there are large variations in the regional weather. The coolest time of year is generally November to February, with the highest temperatures in April & May. The June rains lower the temperatures but increase the humidity.  The wettest months are July & August before dry conditions return in November. Inle Lake can be a lot cooler than central Myanmar and has a longer and heavier rainy season. 

October & November are fantastic months to visit as tourist numbers are lower and the scenery is a lot greener. 

Can you arrange my flights?

Flights are not included with our tours. However, we are more than happy to offer advice on long haul and regional flights, based on our extensive experience of travel in Asia.

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