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Cycle Burma CBUR
Burma Cycling Holiday
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Signalling the end of a fifteen-year tourism boycott, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, gave her blessing for the return of tourism to Burma in November 2010. National League for Democracy (NLD) leader U Win Tin said, "We want people to come to Burma, not to help the junta, but to help the people by understanding the situation: political, economic, moral - everything." The return of small groups and individuals to Burma has been endorsed by Burma Campaign UK and the Free Burma campaign. We are delighted to have returned to the country, having respected the boycott, we remain acutely aware of our ethical responsibility. We use a privately-owned Burmese agent for all of our local services, and our itineraries have been carefully planned to limit the use of services owned by, or affiliated with, the former military junta. This ensures that the Burmese people benefit as much as possible from our tours. We strongly believe that we contribute positively to the local economy, whilst providing our customers with the privilege of direct interaction with the local people, as well as an insight into the country's unique culture and heritage. On the 8th November 2015, 50 years of military rule came to an end when the NLD won a land-slide victory in Burma's first national vote. The country is embracing an unprecedented period of change, but with the military junta still retaining 25% of its seats. Visiting Burma now offers a fascinating insight into the politics of a country grappling with, and slowly embracing democracy and the 21st Century.
- The road less travelled - Discover untouched Burma along quiet backroads by bike
- Rangoon (Yangon) - Colonial grandeur, golden temples and street markets
- Bagan - Explore one of South East Asia's most spectacular archaeological sites by bicycle
- Inle Lake - Longtail boat trips and cycle rides across the Shan Plateau
- Shan Highlands - Hilltribe villages and former British hill station of Kalaw
- Mandalay - Ancient capitals, river cruises and sunset from Mandalay Hill
- Mount Popa - Burma's sacred 'Abode of the Spirit Gods'
Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.
1Join tour Rangoon (Yangon)
2Fly to Heho and explore Inle Lake by boat
3Ride around Inle Lake to Shwe Indein pagoda complex; optional wine tasting
4Cycle Inle Lake to Kalaw
5Ride north to Pindaya; Visit Pindaya Caves
6Cycle backroads to Myaing then drive to Mandalay
7Morning ride then Irrawaddy Boat back to Mandalay
8Visit Ubein Bridge followed by a tour of Mandalay city
9Mandalay to Chaung U village, cycle to Monywa via Thanbudday complex
10Morning on the bikes; afternoon cruise to Bagan
11Bagan sightseeing by bike
12Return cycle ride to Mount Popa
13Fly to Rangoon (Yangon); afternoon city tour
14Tour ends Rangoon
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