MEET THE WOMEN OF myanmar (currently on hold)

ROAD TRIP SUMMARY

a socialLY-impactful road trip TO Explore unbeaten paths in the Highlands

MOTORCYCLE WOMEN ROAD TRIP MYANMAR

“This is Burma, and it is unlike any land you know about.”

 

In the late 1800s, the famous author Rudyard Kipling wrote this sentence about Myanmar (formerly Burma).

Smiling and hospitable Myanma women, peaceful floating gardens, majestic thousand-year-old golden pagoda, sparkling green vegetation.

Yes, “This is Burma,” and it will lead you to discover the unknown

and even the beauty within you.

sharing with burmese women

MOTORCYCLE WOMEN ROAD TRIP MYANMAR

The Myanmar’s population of around 55 million living within the country’s borders is comprised of 135 different ethnic groups, many with their own languages and traditions.

We’ll meet some women entrepreneurs and leaders along the way, supporting women’s rights and sustainable tourism.

We’ll learn about women’s role in a rapidly evolving society and how they are preserving their traditional skills.

discovering myanmar’s legacy

MOTORCYCLE WOMEN ROAD TRIP MYANMAR

Join pilgrims and worshippers at pagodas, gaining a deeper understanding of Myanmar’s spiritual side.

Learn the secrets of some of the country’s tastiest dishes as you cook alongside local women and witness skilled weavers spinning the finest textiles.

And chat with farmers, fishermen and other locals along the way who will share their story with you.

LEADING TO off-the-beaten tracks

MOTORCYCLE WOMEN ROAD TRIP MYANMAR

Tourism is still relatively small in Myanmar so even during the peak season, sites are seldom crowded, and it is easy to feel like you have stumbled upon a hidden gem!

This trip goes one step further, relying on secondary roads whenever possible to take you through areas rarely seen by tourists.

The riding days on rural roads will give you the unique opportunity to truly see what Myanmar is all about.

ROAD TRIP SUMMARY

duration:
12 days, 9 riding days

ROUTE:

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This 11 Days tour, of which 9 days are riding days, will start and end in Mandalay.

Even beginner riders can complete this journey with a bit of grit and patience- slowly but surely is perfect fine for this journey!

We will never be ‘off-road’, however there are times where massive potholes and patches of loose gravel require more focus.

DISTANCE:
Approx. 1,700km

MOTORCYCLE:
Bajaj Boxer 150X 100cc, Honda CRF250L 250cc or Royal Enfield Himalayan 400cc

HOUSING:
Small guesthouses run by locals

NUMBER OF participants:
8

INCLUDED:

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– Bike rental and fuel for 9 days

– Airport transfers

– 30 meals

– Entry tickets at local tours

– E-bike in Bagan and boat trip in Inle Lake

– Support team

– English-speaking local woman guide

– All meals and purified drinking water

– Accommodation (twin share)

– Myanmar sales tax

– Support vehicle for repairs and bags

– All classes/activities in communities conservation areas permits

EXCLUDED:

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– International flight

– Visa fee

– Personal expenses and tips

– Drinks other than water

– Credit card fees (approx. 4%) and/or bank transfer fees based on your bank’s regulations

– Personal travel insurance

PRICE:
EUR 2,500 / pers

MEET OUR local team

Anne

partner of freew

MOTORCYCLE WOMEN ROAD TRIP MYANMAR

Anne is an American rider living in Myanmar since 2010.

Anne founded Myanmar Pure Travel to provide a customised experience to the visitors of Myanmar and support the local communities in developing tourism skills.

Combined with its in-depth knowledge of the country, this team will connect you with the people, culture and places that make Myanmar so special.

Q&A

 

 

Can I arrive earlier/ leave later?

Yes. We can recommend and help you book a few extra nights accommodation and we will cater for airport pick-up/drop-off.
Costs will be borne by you.

Do I need to bring cash? and How much?

Yes, you can easily change your cash in Mandalay, but it will be more difficult in the rural areas.
Since the trip is all inclusive, your budget will depend on the optional activities you wish to do and tips you wish to leave (suggestion: EUR 500 max).
You can also withdraw and pay in most places with your VISA cards.

How is medical assistance in Myanmar? Do you have somebody on the team who can give first aid?

We will carry a first aid kit and one of our team members will be able to carry first aid gestures.
Clinics and hospitals are easily accessible on our route too.

Do we need any specific vaccines or medicines?

Covid-19 vaccines are compulsory to enter India (take your printed certificate), and take sufficient quantity of any of your personal medications.
You can check any update here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/burma
And we will let you know closer to the date if there is any new in-country health requirements.

What insurance do I need to take?

Any international travel insurance that covers medical repatriation and “dangerous” activities such as motorcycling travel.
Covid-19 vaccines are compulsory to enter India (take your printed certificate), and take sufficient quantity of any of your personal medications.

How much do we usually tip in Myanmar?

During the trip, we will take care of the tips for the team for fair allocation.
Outside the team members, you can usually tip 10 to 15% of the bill amount.

What if I don't get on with my roommate or she snores? What is the extra cost of a single room and can I get one along the trip if I need it?

As you get to know your fellow travelers, you will certainly be allowed to swap roommates.
We can eventually allocate a single room but cannot guarantee it as availability might be scarce in some areas we are travelling to.
Extra cost for the single room will be between 20 and 25 euros per night.

How is the food? And how is the water?

Myanmar cuisine is not well-known but it is delicious!
During the journey we will have breakfast at our guesthouse, where there will be a mix of local dishes (such as Mohinga, a fish-based noodle soup) and western options like toast and eggs.
For lunches and dinners, we’ll head out to restaurants in the area. You can expect a spread of tomato-based curries, flavorful salads, sour side dishes and salty soups at most meals but we will also introduce you to delicious barbeques, regional dishes such as stuffed-fish in Inle and sour pork sausages in Loikaw and plenty of fresh vegetables.

Where are we staying?

During the trip we will be staying in small guesthouses run by locals, many of whom are women.
While homestays are not allowed in Myanmar, many of the guesthouses have the same warm atmosphere as a family home.
One night you may be sharing toilet facilities with your fellow riders but on all other nights you will have an ensuite bathroom with maximum 2 persons/room.

What happens in case of an accident/ if I break the bike? or if the bike gets stolen?

Bikes are insured. For small damages below 100 euros, your deposit will be used.
For bigger damages, the insurance will cover the costs.
Security of the bike will be our responsibility.

Do we have mechanics assistance?

Yes on the team.
However, mechanics shops are available along the route and it’s very easy to get mechanical assistance anywhere, especially for Royal Enfields (hence our choice of these bikes).

pictures of our road trip