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Duration of Tour: Open
Tour runs: Year Round / On request
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All the touring sites in this program have been thoroughly crafted by our in-country management teams and represent a line of experiences we can definitely recommend.
Day (1): Day-in Cycling Mawlamyine - Bilu Island (Home Industry visits at the villages) - Mawlamyine (est; 4 hours)
Mawlamyine, known as Molmein in the British times, is the 3rd largest city in Myanmar and situated in the south of Myanmar. It is about 6 to 7 hours to go by car. To arrange the cycling tour (with Mountain Bikes!!!) , you need to drive there first and start the adventure from the city. Of course, if you want to do all the way from Yangon, it is also possible, however, there are some hindrance on the way.
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;
(1) You can visit the very friendly villagers’ house
(2) Go up the hill to see the panoramic views including the cycling trail coming towards the hill
(3) 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 Mawlamyine.
Overnight at Mawlamyine
Day (2): Day-in Cycling to U Na Oak (visit one of most beautiful monasteries in Myanmar) (est; 4 hours)
Today cycling tour will take you to the most beautiful (but few people know it, indeed!!!) 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. It is their rule effective so far today that you can’t cross the bridges by bicycle and therefore, you need to load the bikes on the accompanying Sag Wagon. Then unload after crossing the bridge for continuing the cycling tour.
You may visit Pomelo Orchards on the way to Kado 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 Mawlamyine.
Overnight in Mawlamyine
Day (3): Day-in Cycling from Pa-an to Kaw Kun Cave (best terra-cotta of Myanmar on the Cave-walls) (est; 4 hours)
Sleeping one night in Pa-an, the capital city of Kayin State, one of the ethnic majority, is worth a lot. Surrounding the city are the Natural Lime-stone Caves, Hot Springs, Pagodas & Temples, the Thanlwin (Salween River) with Natural beauty with Clear Water for a pleasant boat trip, and many more.
Cycling excursion for today, we will make along the motorway but not very busy with trucks and car. All the way, you can enjoy the beauty and nature of the countryside.
On the cycling route, you may drop in at the Kyauk Ka Lat Monastery which is surrounded by the water of the natural lake and the name of the monastery derives the Lime-stone column that is jetting out into the sky. 20 minutes Cycling from that monastery will take you to Kant Kaw Ta Htaung, one-thousand Buddhas sitting under the Kant Kaw Trees. That Buddha Complex is located just at the foot of Mt. Zwekabin, the symbol of Kayin State.
Among the outstanding places that we can visit in Pha-an and surrounding areas is the Kaw Kon Cave. Kaw Kon Cave has many Terra-cotta Tablets on the walls of the cave from the entrance to the inner part of the cave. The historians guess the donation date of the tablets is in 7th Century.
Walk into the cave, enjoy the works, efforts, and inspiration of the then people taking pictures all around. Besides the tablets, along the corridor leading to the cave’s interior part, there are many Buddha Images donated recently.
After the cave visit, leisurely paddle your bike back to Pa-an.
Overnight in Pa-an.
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