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HeartSmart Myanmar Cycle

02/02/2018 - 12/02/2018

We explore at handle bar level this friendly land, where exceptional hospitality is guaranteed.

After flying to Mandalay, our cycling adventure starts in earnest in with a ride on the outskirts before returning by boat on the Irrawaddy River. Our cycling continues through timeless villages where we observe traditional lifestyles en route to Bagan, home to one of the finest collection of temples in South East Asia.

Exploring at a gentle pace, this magnificent region uncovers ancient pagodas and temples of a bygone era with intricate carvings, murals and astonishing architecture.

At sacred Mount Popa, the abode of ‘Nats’, known as ‘Spirits of Ancient Ancestors’ we leave our bikes and climb the 700 steps for stunning panoramic views from the golden temple at its summit.

Dates: 02 February – 13 February 2018
Trip duration: 12 days
Days cycling: 6 days
Location: Myanmar
Challenge grade: Introductory to Moderate
Accommodation: Hotels
Cost: $6880.00 (includes $2500 in fundraising)
Beneficiaries: Cardiac patients at Epworth HealthCare

Highlights
Cycle and discover the beauty of this untouched country
Wander through the colonial charm of Yangon
Witness the sunset from the top of Mandalay Hill
Visit the world’s largest bell in the ancient city of Mingun
Walk amongst the wonders at Sagaing, home to 600 pagodas and monasteries
Discover one of the finest collections of temples in South East Asia at Bagan
Climb more than 700 steps at Mount Popa for amazing views

Itinerary

Day 1 Depart Australia, late night

Day 2 Arrive In Yangon morning, sightseeing Yangon

Day 3 Fly Yangon to Mandalay, explore Mandalay

Day 4 Cycle to Amapurma, (50km), boat ride Irrawaddy

Day 5 Cycle the surrounds of Mandalay (50km)

Day 6 Cycle to Meiktila (75km)

Day 7 Cycle to Mount Popa (60km)

Day 8 Cycle to Bagan (45km)

Day 9 Cycle around Bagan ancient temples, traditional lunch in monastery (20km)

Day 10 Explore villages around Bagan (30km)

Day 11 Fly to Yangon, sightseeing, fly to Australia

Day 12 Arrive Australia

Trip Includes
Airfares Melbourne to Yangon with Thai Airways in economy class
Internal airfares Yangon to Madalay, Bagan to Yangon
Experienced bi-lingual local guide on whole tour
All meals as indicated in the itinerary
Private airport transfers
Private air conditioned vehicles and experienced drivers through out
Accommodation in a twin share basis
21 speed bikes and bike mechanic
Support vehicle and van during cycling
All sightseeing and entry fees as listed in the itinerary

Not included
Myanmar visa
Travel insurance (compulsory)
Items of a personal nature
Tips and gratuities

Hotels
Clover Hotel deluxe room Yangon
Ayarwaddy River View Hotel superior room Mandalay
Honey Hotel superior room Meiktila
Popa Mountain Resort superior room Popa
Zfreeti Hotel superior room Bagan

Group Flights

02 February 18 TG462 Melbourne to Bangkok Depart 2330 Arrive 0540
03 February 18 TG303 Bangkok to Yangon Depart 0800 Arrive 0845
04 February 18 K7244 Yangon to Mandalay Depart 0815 Arrive 0940
12 February 18 K7263 Bagan to Yangon Depart 1055 Arrive 1215
12 February 18 TG306 Yangon to Bangkok Depart 1950 Arrive 2145
12 February 18 TG465 Bangkok to Melbourne Depart 0005 Arrive 1305

Organiser

Jayne Coates, Epworth Medical Foundation 03 9426 6131

Further information

Download our detailed itinerary of the Myanmar Challenge.

Register

Register online with $200 deposit with our travel partner Huma Challenges

Details

Start:
02/02/2018
End:
12/02/2018
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Organizer

Jayne Coates
Phone:
03 9426 6131
Email:
EMFevents@epworth.org.au
Website:
www.epworthmedicalfoundation.org.au

Venue

Myanmar
Myanmar + Google Map

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