Cycling Mrauk U Adventure Tour

Tour Overview

Discover the hidden treasure ancient Royal capital of Arakanese Kingdom on two wheels. By riding of bikes, you will be impressed to see countless archaeological evident around Mrauk U such as temples, stupas, Buddha images, moats, ramparts, fortress, mainly built of sand stones during the hey days of Arakan kingdoms. Experience with exciting Bike and Boat trip along Lay Mro river to explore the vanishing Tattooed blood faces marked for life of Chin ladies.

Tour Code: RTM-MBA-01

Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights

Destinations: Sittwe-Mrauk U-Chin village-Sittwe

Recommended Season: From October to April

Price: Upon request

Tour Highlights

  • Find an amazing the stunning beauty of Mauk U with its’ distinctive temples on the hills atop which are in wondering moment of your life.
  • Artistic archaeological religious monuments are awaited to be discovered of you where the local are devoted from their heart.
  • Fit to ride to see the Chin women tattooed faces with incredible scorpion web pattern on the Lay Mro river

Program Detail

Day 1 : Yangon-Sittwe and rolling the city by bike

Upon arrival at Sittwe airport by flight, warmly welcome by Road To Mrauk-U Travels & Tours and meet and greet your local English speaking guide to transfer to your hotel. Shortly refreshing at your hotel to fit your Cycling around Sittwe. Your touring of Sittwe starts off along the strand road by the market to breath in the beauty of Kaladan river to Mahakuthala monastery where is a collection of old coins, palm manuscripts, old Buddha images and old lacquer wares. Then heading to the Sittwe a breezy beach riding through the city center enjoy your energetic sunset over the sea from the famous Sittwe View Point. Return back to your hotel by pedaling along the strand road.

Day 2 : Sittwe - Mrauk-U ( Bike & Boat ) (B,L ). Cycling distance 50 km, boating 2-3 hours

It would be very wonderful to visit Sittwe fish market in the morning. After your breakfast in the early morning you will be picked up from your hotel by our guide and leading to fish market which is always bustling with the early life of dwellers.  Then start your bike adventure to the lost Arakanese kingdom, Mrauk U. Your luggage will be load to pick up car and will transfer to Boat.

Making our way through the city center and crossing a small bridge to be on the beaten track toward to a small town about 33 km riding. On the way detouring the Rakhine Traditional Longyi weaving center and you will pass one of the major inland transport bridge. Around at about 11 am you will arrive a small town which can remarkable with landmark golden glittering pagoda on the hill. This golden pagoda and small town is just by the Legendry Kaladan river. Load your bikes and board on your private boat to lead a small village with zigzags waterways. It may take 2 to 3 hours depends on the tides. Enjoy your picnic lunch on your boat. Then take a rest to refresh and at mean time, you could gaze the untouched mangroves along the river. When you arrive a small village, prepare to ride the off the beaten path. It would be wonderful to visit that village to see ways of life of local people. You will be warmly welcome to visit family’s houses. Say them Mungalaber ( Mingalabar )…. Drink a cup of tea with local people . Ride your way between the rice field, pass the Nipa palm firm. Short break at the head of the wooden bridge and you will be finally greeted by Hidden Mrauk U at about 5:00-5:50 pm before sunset.

Day 3 : Discovering Mrauk U by bike. Cycling about 30 km

Sunrise of Mrauk U is one of the best place to shot landscape photos. You will be picked up from your hotel in early morning by your guide and ride to break the day light at the dawn time from vantage of  Takywat Sayar hill.  Enjoy your memorable sunrise from there.

Then enjoy your breakfast Rakhine Monti rice noddle with fish soup at the local tea shop. After refreshing at your hotel, set off to discover the Hidden Treasure of Mrauk U by cycling across city center of Mrauk U market, the temples, city walls, Letsekan lake, gate, home cottage industry of palm leaf fan production. Your lunch will be served at the local restaurant with Rakhine cuisine. After lunch, taking a break for a while at the hotel.

In the afternoon, touring the temples by cycling in a easy riding to visit the main temples of Shithaung temple, known as 80000 Buddha images enshrined, built in 1535 with sand stone, looks like fortress with interior tunnel and stone carving relief, the adjacent Andaw Thein temple and proceed to Htukan Thein Temple & Lay Myat Hnar). Take a photo panoramic of temples by the Laymyatnhar temple. Enjoy the sunset from a vantage point hill to enjoy the very unforgettable sunset and back to your hotel. Overnight in Mrauk-U.

Day 4: Cycling to Lay Mro river ( Bike & Boat ). Cycling 33 km ( Soft & Hard )

It is a wonderful to go Lay Myo Chin villages to see tattooing faces of Chin Ladies as marked for life. Normally tourists visit day return trip from Mrauk U by car & boat. Now we have developed a tour program cycling adventure trip to Lay Mro Chin villages which in pleasant riding on the newly off-road and beautiful landscapes. Set off your bike to challenge cycling from Hotel 7:00 after breakfast to ride first 24 km through the beautiful rice fields, greenery hills. We do sightseeing other minority tribe, Khamee village. Enjoy traditional performing of Khami belles at the village. Have your home cook lunch at the village house. After lunch in the afternoon continuous to ride 10 km more between the beautiful mountains and then feel the breathtaking by viewing to Lay Mro river from the hill. Detour an ancient pagoda at the Krit Chaung village and visit Chin tattooed faces in the village. And Hop on the boat to ride on the Lay Mro river and welcome from Lay Mro river Bamboo House. Take a walk through a Chin village to visit in the evening. It is your enjoyable swimming at the river.

Day 5 : Trekking, boat & bike. Cycling distance : 16 km

After breakfast at the Bamboo house, board on your boat to go upstream of Lay Mro river and visit a Chin village. Than start your trekking about 1 hour. You could enjoy to trek in the greenery bamboo jungle. When you arrive another Chin village, very wonderful landscape is awaited to be breathtaking. After visiting Chin villages, boating down stream to have your lunch at the bamboo house.

After lunch, load bikes on boat to cross the river and ride on bike along the east bank of river across the many villages, seasonal gardening, vegetables. Then cross the river again to the west bank of the river to ride back to Mrauk U. Check in at your hotel and finish our one night trip to Lay Mro Chin village.

Day 6. Mrauk-U – Sittwe ( by car ) - Yangon / Ngapali Beach

Morning breakfast at hotel. Check out from hotel & drive to Sittwe if time permit, lunch break at the restaurant and transfer to Sittwe domestic airport for the flight back to Yangon/ Ngapali Beach. Bye Bye amazing land and your cycling guide. We are sure the trip will be memorable for evermore..