Yangon Bike Tour With Uncharted Horizons – Myanmar

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Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar, with a population of 6 million and a mix of English, Burmese, Chinese and Indian influences. But don’t let this big city scare you because a Yangon Bike Tour with the guys at Uncharted Horizons will take you off the beaten track and it is by far one of the best things to do in Yangon.

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HOW TO BOOK A YANGON TOUR

The best way to book an unforgettable Yangon Tour with Uncharted Horizons is by contacting them via email, phone or directly through their website. It is best to book in advance to secure your spot on the Yangon Bike Tour.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (+95) 9450062960 or (+95) 99771176085

Website: www.uncharted-horizons-myanmar.com

WHERE DOES THE YANGON TOUR START

The meeting point for the tour is at the Uncharted Horizons office located in downtown Yangon.

Uncharted Horizons Address: No. 109, 49th Street (middle block) Pazundaung Tsp, Yangon, Myanmar.

From my hotel in central Yangon, I ordered a Grab Taxi to pick me up and drop me off to the Uncharted Horizons office which cost me around 4500 Kyat for a 30-minute drive.

Grab Taxi is the cheapest and most efficient transport in Yangon. Download the Grab app from the App Store on your smartphone in order to use Grab Taxi services.

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Uncharted Horizons office in downtown Yangon

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YANGON TOURS WITH UNCHARTED HORIZONS

Uncharted Horizons has 4 different tour packages to choose from, 3 of which are bike tours and 1 is a non-cycling tour. Regardless of which one you choose, each tour is an incredible, off the beaten track, Yangon sightseeing adventure.

ISLANDS & RIVERS (HALF DAY)

28km | Difficulty 2 of 10 | 7:30am – 12:30pm or 1:00pm – 6:00pm | 44,000 Kyat ($28)

Escape downtown chaos on this popular half-day tour. Navigate Hidden backstreets and colorful local markets in and around Dala. Learn about Uncharted Horizons’ new community projects as a part of their commitment to sustainable tourism.

Ride through quaint rural villages and mangroves on River Island and get in touch with the super friendly locals there. This easy tour allows you to experience authentic rural Myanmar on two wheels.

TAWANTAY EXPLORER (FULL DAY)

70km | Difficulty 7 of 10 | 7:30am – 4:30pm | 68,000 Kyat ($43)

This tour heads away from the Yangon tourist attractions and out to the Delta, experiencing life far beyond the tourist trails. A tour designed for more adventurous and fit travelers.

Experience the famous python pagoda, ride through bamboo forests and local villages on a mix of dirt trails and country roads. Explore the pottery village in Twantay and the historic Shwesandaw Pagoda before having lunch at a canal restaurant.

Also, on this tour, you will be cycling through the rice fields towards the River Island then later catching a local boat back to Yangon.

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YANGON WILD WEST (HALF DAY)

34km | Difficulty 5 of 10 | 7:30am – 12:30pm | 44,000 Kyat ($28)

On this tour with Uncharted Horizons, experience the bustling city life and serene green villages as you head out through western townships towards the coconut market.

Cross the Hlaing river on a local boat, ride through rural villages to the clock monastery where you’ll meet the friendly Abbott before moving onward to River Island and back to downtown Yangon by boat and bike.

This Yangon bike tour is an ideal tour for explorers and those looking for something different.

ISLAND DISCOVERY (HALF DAY)

12km | Non-cycling Tour | 8:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 5:00pm | 62,000 Kyat ($40)

A non-cycling tour, ideal for families, photographers and those who want to explore at a relaxed general pace without having to ride a bike.

Traveling by Trishaw (Burmese rickshaw bicycle), boat and short walks, this is the perfect way to experience colorful markets, rural villages, and friendly locals – combined with stops at a local tea shop to sample delicious Burmese snacks and tea. The perfect escape from busy downtown Yangon.

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A quick stop at a rural monastery

MY EXPERIENCE WITH UNCHARTED HORIZONS

We were lucky enough to have Jochen, the founder of Uncharted Horizons, to be our personal guide on the Islands & Rivers half-day tour, which was truly an unforgettable adventure and cultural experience in Yangon.

Jochen has been living in Yangon for the last 6.5 years, he knows the local language and he sure knows his way around the city and the outskirts of the city. During the Yangon bike tour, Jochen not only shared with us some history and interesting facts about Yangon but also had us actively engaging with all of the locals as we rode through their rural villages.

We were also positively surprised by all the equipment Uncharted Horizons provided with us; the aluminum bikes were super lightweight and made it easier to carry them across bridges and into ferries when needed. We were also provided with an aluminum water bottle for the day and a stylish helmet.

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We would have never seen and experienced the ‘Yangon’ if we wouldn’t have booked this tour with Uncharted Horizons as none of the locations that we visited are main tourist attractions and in fact, we didn’t see any other tourists during the whole tour.

By the end of the day, my butt was sore and my back was sweaty but I seriously couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. To top it all off, we enjoyed a cold beer and a raging sunset on board a local boat that took us back across the river to downtown Yangon.

WHERE TO STAY IN YANGON

Yangon has dozens of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay to suit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Inya Lake Hotel

Mid Range: East Hotel

Budget: Backpacker Hostel Yangon

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WHAT TO PACK FOR MYANMAR

When visiting Myanmar, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you:

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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