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Adventure Myanmar 3MY

Myanmar   |  Thailand

Few tourists have entered Myanmar on a motorcycle. Come with us and become one of the fortunate few!

“This is Burma and it is unlike any land you know about.“ (Rudolf Kipling, Letters from the East, 1898)

This famous quote from Kipling perfectly describes the remote charm of this fascinating country. Myanmar (formerly Burma) has been separated from the rest of the world for most of its history, preserving a state of historic uniqueness that has long been lost to the rest of Southeast Asia. Very few motorcyclists have had the privilege of venturing into such a breathtaking region, where unspoiled landscapes and golden stupas decorate a beguiling and welcoming culture. The travel may not always be easy… but WILL always be rewardingly worthwhile! Setting out from Chiang Mai (Thailand), we weave our way north until reaching the Myanmar border and going through the border crossing procedure. Depending on how busy the border is that day, we will spend that night in the Thai town of Mae Sai, or we‘ll already be in Tachileik, on the Myanmar side of the border.

Riding through beautiful mountain territory we will soon arrive at Inle Lake. We will have a rest day there and you can take a boat tour to explore the pristine lake area, floating villages and the amazing Indein, or simply stay at the hotel for a nice and restful day. Passing Mandalay, our next stop will be Bagan, where we will enjoy its many temples. If you want to experience something special, you way also take an optional, early morning balloon flight over the temple complex. Continuing to ride south, we will pass many small villages. An occasional stop allows us to visit with the locals and learn more about their lifestyle. After crossing the border back into Thailand, we have another fantastic day of mountain-road riding. By the time we arrive back in Chiang Mai we can truly claim to have had a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.


Start/Finish: Chiang Mai
Nearest airport: Chiang Mai
Duration: 13 days vacation, 11 riding days
Route: Total distance: 2893 km, 1798 miles
Accommodations: Middle-class hotels.
Rest day: Inle Lake
Highlights: Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake, Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, Irrawaddy River, Chiang Mai, Bago, Dirt road between Hpa-An and Mae Sot, Kawgoon Cave
Minimum number of participants: 8
13 days vacation
11 day riding route

Day 1: Arrival in Chiang Mai
Day 2: Chiang Mai - Mae Sai/Tachileik
Day 3: Mae Sai/Tachileik - Mong Ping
Day 4: Mong Ping - Inle Lake
Day 5: Inle Lake
Day 6: Inle Lake - Mandalay
Day 7: Mandalay - Bagan
Day 8: Bagan - Pyay
Day 9: Pyay - Bago
Day 10: Bago - Hpa-An
Day 11: Hpa-An - Sukhothai
Day 12: Sukhothai - Chiang Mai
Day 13: Departure from Chiang Mai

The daily riding kilometres are approximate distances and may vary. The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days; there is no riding on these days. Bear in mind the time difference between your country of origin and your travel destination. Arrival time should be arranged before 3 pm on the arrival day. Please book your flights accordingly. Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.

Tour prices & motorcycles 2016

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Suzuki V-Strom 650
$ 7.330,-$ 7.850,-$ 9.080,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2017

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Suzuki V-Strom 650
$ 7.330,-$ 7.850,-$ 8.770,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2018

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Suzuki V-Strom 650
$ 7.330,- *$ 7.850,- *$ 8.770,- *
* Please note that the dates and prices for 2018 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2018 and might change. Also, for this tour there are yet no prices confirmed for 2018. If the tour price differs more than 5% from last year’s pricing you can cancel your participation until October 31, 2017 without any cancellation fee.

CUSTOM TOURS: For custom tour bookings please refer to the pricing included in the special tour offer for your tour. If having any questions please contact our service team at customtours@edelweissbike.com!

Prices start at $ 7.330,-

per person

Included services

Motorcycle category 1

Testimonials

Adventure Myanmar

Our Adventure Myanmar tour with Edelweiss was something very special. First of all, we just so much enjoyed riding the roads in Northern Thailand. The roads are wide and well paved – mountain roads with tight curves and little traffic. We just could not stop smiling while navigating our bikes towards the border. After entering Myanmar, we quickly realized that our off-road experience would be handy. Myanmar is a very impressive country and we enjoyed the cultural highlights, especially the Buddhist monuments. People in Myanmar are very friendly and we always felt very welcome, no matter where we went. Wherever we stopped we were surrounded by kids and teenagers who looked at our bikes – a wild discussion with hands and feet helped explain to them the reason for our travel. This tour will stay in our memory as a great and different journey.

Marianne Goder & Josef Frauscher, Austria

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Tour dates

22.11. - 04.12.2016
On request only!
20.02. - 05.03.2017
20.11. - 03.12.2017
19.02. - 04.03.2018
19.11. - 02.12.2018
Riding hours per day:
7 to 9 h 
Route grading:
Tough 
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Remote areas
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