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(Distance: 2.950 kms.)

We are proud to offer our customers this pure adventure tour: 19 days unseen Thailand & Myanmar (former Burma). We were the first tour company to organize tours across the Thailand/Myanmar border with motorbikes. It was a long and hard process to manage all the paperwork with the Myanmar government. We are so happy, that Myanmar is opening up more and more their wonderful and amazing country for visitors. Please be informed, that you need a visa before you can cross the border. In Myanmar visa on arrival is still not possible as it is in Thailand. You should contact the Myanmar embassy or consulate in your home country first. For more Visa information, please see below.
Please be informed that this 19 DAY TOUR does include the arrival and the departure day, it means that we will be actual for 16 days on the road. The hotel on the arrival and the departure day is of course include the tour price.
We run this tour only once the year. Places are limited and in high demand. Please have a look in our tour dates section for further information. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact us any time.

Tour Dates:

2019 | 02. February – 21. February |
2020 | 01. February – 20. February |

For all our Tour Dates, please click here or download our PDF Tour Calendar or comb through our Google Online Calendar. Please don’t hesitate to contact us any time in case of further questions.

Tour price per person:




252,000 THB

Rider in shared
twin-bedded room


138,600 THB

Pillion in shared double or twin-bedded room


28,000 THB

single room


33,000 THB

surcharge for upgrade
to BMW F800GS

All tours are fully inclusive. All tour prices are final prices. No hidden costs or upgrades and other surprises.

Tour Includes:
• Tour and transfer services as described in the itinerary with English speaking professional Thai and Burmese tour guides,
• The services of an escort vehicle (minibus in Thailand and small truck in Myanmar) for transport of the main luggage; both guide and driver will take care of baggage delivery and pick-up at each hotel,
• Accommodation as per hotels and room types specified in the itinerary,
• All Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) – fullboard, except on arrival and departure day in Chiang Mai,
• All entrance fees to sights specified in the itinerary,
• Motorcycle Kawasaki ER6 650cc, fuel during the entire tour (optional: Kawasaki Versys against surcharge)
• Compulsory third-party insurance in Thailand,
• Experienced German motorcycle mechanic accompanies the tour,
• Myanmar-experienced and English/German speaking “road captain” as biking tour guide during the whole tour,
• Temporary drivers’ licence (valid 1 year) for Myanmar issued on the basis of a valid international driver’s license,
• Vehicle registration and inspection fees (Myanmar Road Transport Administration Department),
• Service charge, room tax and baggage handling.

Tour Does Not Include:
• Services that are not mentioned in the itinerary,
• Domestic flights in Thailand: Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Bangkok,
• Meals not specified in the itinerary,
• Visa fee for Myanmar,
• Insurance during the trip in Myanmar,
• Expenditure of a personal nature, such as tips, telephone charges, laundry, minibar, etc.,
• Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness). We highly recommend to take out appropriate insurance in your home country.

Tour Itinerary:

Arrival at Chiang Mai Airport (International Terminal) from Bangkok. Your guide will await you outside customs hall and transfer you to Mae Saa Valley, located roughly 20 kms. north of Chiang Mai. Dinner with the tour crew and accommodation at Centara Away Suansawan Resort, Mae Rim at Mae Saa Valley (Standard Rooms).

DAY 2. CHIANG MAI – MAE SOT (360 kms.)
Breakfast at the resort. Today’s ride from Chiang Mai to Mae Sot at the border between Thailand and Myanmar is, although relatively long (360 kms.), an easy ride for which we can use the whole day. Much of it is on dual-lane highway, except for the last 80 kms. which will take us along a nice and winding road across the mountain range separating Mae Sot from the rest of Thailand.
Lunch at a local restaurant on the way. Dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation at Centara Mae Sot Hills Resort.

DAY 3. MAE SOT – MAWLAMYINE (190 kms.)
Today we cross the “Goodwill” Bridge which links Mae Sot with Myawaddy, Thailand with Myanmar. As it is not usual that Myanmar immigration and customs officials are dealing with a group of motorcycles entering Myanmar, we are prepared to have a lot of patience until the lengthy procedures to get all the papers right, inspect all the motorcycles, etc. are terminated. Afterwards we drive from Myawaddy across the Dawna Mountain Range to Kawkareik on the Western side of the mountain range. Immediately after leaving Myawaddy on the Burmese side of the border we will encounter what will be the worst road (but only road link available to us) during our tour to Myanmar. Approximately 45 kms. of road are in a bad state so that the Myanmar government has decided to let traffic use this road in only one direction on alternate days – hence we should encounter no or almost no traffic in the opposite way on this stretch of road. Lunch at a local restaurant on the way.
Later, we cross the Thanlwin (Salween) River for the first time as we continue to Thaton, get onto the main road linking North and South Myanmar and continue in Southern direction towards Mawlamyine (Moulmein). Shortly before we reach Mawlamyine, we cross over the Salween River again as we take Myanmar’s longest bridge connecting the cities of Mottama and Mawlamyine. Mawlamyine is Myanmar’s 3rd largest city and capital of Mon State. This charming and multicultural city lies at the mouth of the Salween River and was British Burma’s first capital from 1826 – 1852. Depending on how much time remains after our arrival, we visit the Kyaikthanlan Pagoda which the famous English writer Rudyard Kipling meant in his poem when he wrote: “By the old Moulmein pagoda lookin’ lazy at the sea. There’s a Myanmar girl a-sittin’ and I know she thinks o’ me”. Sunsets at this pagoda are a scene to behold.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation at Mawlamyine Strand Hotel (Superior Rooms).

Breakfast at the hotel. We start the day with a short excursion of around 20 kms to Mudon, site of a huge reclining Buddha. From there, we drive North, again across the Thanlwin (Salween) Bridge, as we continue to Thaton, which was the capital of the former Thaton Mon Kingdom which ruled Lower Burma from the 9th – 11th century and stretched far into Thailand. Lunch at a local restaurant on the way.
From Thaton we continue in Northern direction to Kyaik Hto, a small town in Mon State, known for its rubber plantations and the Golden Rock Pagoda in the vicinity.
Dinner and accommodation at Sane Le Tin Resort (Superior Rooms) which also boasts a small private zoo.

DAY 5. GOLDEN ROCK – BAGO (150 kms.)
Very early breakfast at the hotel. The morning is spent visiting one of Myanmar’s landmarks, famous for its precarious position and religious importance: Kyaiktiyo: the ‘Golden Rock’, a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. We ride to Kin Mon, the base camp from where a steep 15 km road leads to the upper staging point. The journey is made in open trucks, which are very crowded. From the summit where you disembark from the truck, it is a mere 10-15 min. walk to the Golden Rock. A visit to the Golden Rock is a mesmerizing experience as you will encounter the religiosity of Myanmar people in stunningly beautiful natural surroundings. Afterwards, return to Kin Mon base camp by truck. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Afterwards we take off in direction of Bago, also called Pegu and formerly known as Hanthawaddy (or Hongsawadee to the Thais). This city is located only 80 kms to the Northeast of Yangon. We visit the charming and characteristic monastery of Kya Khet Wai, an eminent teaching centre for hundreds of monks from neighbouring regions who come to study Buddhism and the over a thousand years old Shwemawdaw Pagoda with its spire taller than the Shwedagon Pagoda. If we have enough time, we can also visit the 55-meter long reclining Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha, which is among the country’s most impressive Buddha images.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation at Han Thar Gardens Resort.

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we leave our motorcycles behind as bikes are not allowed in Yangon (Rangoon) the capital of Myanmar. We ride by bus into Yangon (approximately 90 kms.) and to the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda containing a huge reclining Buddha image. Then we visit the tranquil Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake with Karaweik Hall, a royal floating barge. This is an ideal spot to take photographs of the lake and the beautiful gardens and trees lining its shores. Then we enjoy a typical Myanmar lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we drive to the Eastern entrance of Shwedagon Pagoda passing the picturesque streets of Yangon and enjoying nice photo opportunities towards the Shwedagon Pagoda. We walk through the small shops where monk accessories, Buddha statues, flowers etc. are sold. The entrance to the Shwedagon Pagoda is always very busy with sellers and Myanmar visitors. We enjoy the sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, famous worldwide – its golden stupa is the ‘heart’ of Buddhist Myanmar. The Pagoda is believed to be 2.500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar people praying and making offerings at Shwedagon, and it’s a fascinating place to spend time watching the world go by. Return to Bago and our hotel.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation at Han Thar Gardens Resort.

DAY 7. BAGO – PYAY (320 kms.)
Breakfast at the hotel. We leave Bago in the morning and ride to Pyay (formerly called Prome), situated on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River. Most of today’s drive takes us through vast plains made colourful with small villages and towns. Lunch is taken at a local restaurant on the way.
Prome is a lovely town and if time permits we visit the Shwesandaw Pagoda on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River, one of the most scenic spots in the country.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation at Lucky Dragon Hotel.

DAY 8. PYAY – BAGAN (380 kms.)
Breakfast at the hotel. Our ride today takes us in Northern direction and more or less along the Ayeyarwaddy River, all the way to Bagan. Again, the landscape is mostly flat and becoming visibly more arid. Lunch at a local restaurant on the way.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation at Bawga Theiddhi Hotel (Superior Rooms) in New Bagan.

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we explore the archaeological site of Bagan. Visits include the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda, which is Bagan’s most important reliquary shrine – look out for images of the 37 ‘nats’ housed in a small hall; Gubyaukgyi (Wetkyi In Village), a ‘cave’ temple with fine frescoes of the ‘Jataka Tales’; and Ananda Temple, a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery with beautiful, well-preserved 18th century murals. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we learn about one of Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts at a lacquerware craftsmen’s workshop in nearby Myinkaba Village. Then, we continue to Manuha Temple, built in the Mon-style in 1059, and Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, a temple noteworthy for its mural paintings which today are under the protection of UNESCO. Finally, we proceed to Shwesandaw Pagoda to watch the sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River.
Dinner at a local riverside restaurant. Accommodation at Bawga Theiddhi Hotel (Superior Rooms).

DAY 10. BAGAN – MANDALAY (260 kms.)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, a scenic overland journey leads us first to Mount Popa (approx. 50 kms.), an extinct volcano with a shrine dedicated to animist spirits known as “Nats”. For the energetic – and if time allows it – there is the possibility to climb the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the volcanic plug. Afterwards we continue our journey through pleasing landscape and local villages to Mandalay. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Dinner and accommodation at Ayeyarwaddy River View Hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we drive out of Mandalay to Amarapura to visit Mahagandayone Monastery, home to some 1.200 monks and one of the most prestigious monasteries in Myanmar. Afterwards, we will take a stroll over a historic bridge, known as U Bein Bridge, originally built in 1.851 entirely of teak wood and spanning over the Taungthaman Lake. Return to Mandalay for lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay and start with a visit to one of the most revered religious monuments of Myanmar, the Mahamuni Pagoda. Then, we continue to Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung or the Golden Palace Monastery, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world’s largest book made of marble.
Dinner at Bistro @ 82nd Street. Accommodation at Ayeyarwaddy River View Hotel.

DAY 12. MANDALAY – INLE LAKE (260 kms.)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today’s ride promises to become very scenic as we head into the mountains and up to the high plateau of Southern Shan State. Lunch at a local restaurant on the way. In the afternoon we reach Nyaungshwe at the fabled Inle Lake.
Dinner and accommodation at Thanakha Inle Lake Hotel (Deluxe Rooms).

Breakfast at the hotel. Inle Lake is a photographer’s dream as its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, to which scenic high hills provide the perfect backdrop. We spend most of the day touring the lake by boat, passing endless floating gardens, where fruit and vegetables are grown and will observe the lake’s unique “leg rowers” – the Intha people row standing up with one leg wrapped around an oar. We visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State and see traditional handicrafts – silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. Lunch at a local restaurant on the lake.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation at Thanakha Inle Lake Hotel (Deluxe Rooms).

DAY 14. INLE LAKE – MONGPING (370 kms.)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today’s ride takes us first up a steep mountain to Taunggyi, the capital of Southern Shan State. From there we ride into fantastic mountain scenery and on a road which until this year was forbidden for any foreign visitors. We ride through spectacularly beautiful mountain scenery and through many ethnic minority villages, particularly of the Shan people. The road takes in Eastern direction and again across the Salween River which we had already encountered on our very first day in Myanmar more than 1.000 kms. further South. Simple lunch at a local restaurant on the way.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation at the simple Sein Yatanar Guest House in Mongping as there are no hotels around here.

Breakfast. Today’s drive is relatively short and takes us again through breathtakingly beautiful mountain scenery to Kengtung, the capital of Eastern Shan State. Kengtung is a lovely town built around a lake. We will have lunch after our arrival in Kengtung and then spend the afternoon exploring this charming little town.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation at Private Hotel (Superior Rooms).

DAY 16. KENGTUNG – CHIANG RAI (230 kms.)
Breakfast at the hotel. We leave Kengtung in Southern direction and ride one more time through beautiful mountains and along a long valley to Tachilek and the Myanmar / Thai border which we reach before lunch. After customs / immigration procedures are terminated, we will have lunch on the Thai side at a restaurant which overlooks the bridge linking Myanmar with Thailand.
After lunch, a short drive of just over an hour takes us to Chiang Rai and our hotel for the night.
Dinner and accommodation at The Legend Boutique River Resort & Spa.

DAY 17. CHIANG RAI – CHIANG MAI (190 kms.)
Breakfast at the hotel. Our last ride today is quite easy and follows the main road from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai. As we will have plenty of time, we do not need to get up early and can make several stops on the way. We will visit Wat Rong Khun, a contemporary purely white temple with startling design. Inside the temple you will find astonishing paintings (they even include George Bush and Keanu Reeves) that “show an escape from the defilements of temptation to reach a supramundane state” – (sic: Wikipedia). The artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat also created the mural paintings at the Buddha Prateep Temple in London. Lunch at a local restaurant on the way.
We will reach Chiang Mai in the mid-afternoon.
Accommodation at Ban Thai Village Hotel (Superior Rooms).

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day at leisure. Chiang Mai has a lot to offer: shopping, culture and a vibrant pub and bar scene. There is also the possibility to undertake an optional excursion up to Doi Suthep Mountain overlooking Chiang Mai and to visit Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai’s most revered temple on the mountaintop. According to an old legend, Monk Sumana presented the king with a bone relic of the Lord Buddha. He then tied it to the back of a royal elephant that
stomped through the jungle for days. The elephant finally stopped at the actual place of the temple where he died. Both the king and monk Sumana agreed that this would be the place where Doi Suthep temple would be built.
Farewell-Dinner at a popular restaurant.
Accommodation at Ban Thai Village Hotel (Superior Room).

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Chiang Mai Airport (International Terminal).



Suansawan Resort
Centara Mae Sot Hill Resort
Sane Le Tin Resort, Kyaik Hto
Han Thar Garden Resort, Bago does not have its own website
Lucky Dragon Hotel, Pyay
Bawga Thaiddhi Hotel, Bagan
Ayeyarwaddy River Hotel, Mandalay
Thanakha Inle Hotel, Inle See
Sein Yatanar Guest House, Mongping does not have its own website
Private Hotel, Kengtung
The Legend River Boutique Hotel, Chiang Rai
Ban Thai Village Hotel, Chiang Mai

Most nationalities do not require a visa to enter Thailand for a stay that does not exceed 30 days. However, it is important to note that Thailand’s immigration regulations require that passports must remain valid at least six months beyond visitors’ intended length of stay in Thailand.
Furthermore, it is important to note that Thai Immigration authorities only grant a visa-free stay of maximum 15 days in Thailand if tourists enter the country overland (from Myanamr) rather than through an international airport. Hence, after returning overland from Myanamr, you will only be allowed a maximum visa-free stay of 15 days in Thailand.

First of all, please note that today it is irrelevant whether you refer to Burma or to Myanmar.
In order to facilitate the issuance of visas through a Burmese Embassy or Permanent Mission, it is best if persons with pre-booked travel arrangements submit along with their visa application a so-called “Visa Confirmation Letter” from the tour operator in Yangon responsible for the tour arrangements. We shall obtain the visa confirmation letter and forward it to you. The confirmation letter implies that the tour operator is responsible for you during your entire stay in Myanmar and eliminates further questioning by the Myanmar Embassy.
Please note that Myanmar Embassies generally do not consider the exact travel dates but simply stamp visas valid for 3 months and entitling the holder for 1 single entry into Myanmar within these 3 months. Therefore, we will forward to you the visa confirmation letter approximately 1 ½ months before the start of the tour to ensure that the validity of your visa will extend beyond the length of your stay in Myanmar. Once you have received your visa confirmation letter, you should contact the nearest Myanmar Embassy or Permanent Mission to obtain visas application forms, fill in the visa application forms in triplicate, attach one passport photo to each copy of the application form and enclose a printout copy of the visa confirmation letter with the application. Please refer to for a list of all Myanmar Embassies, Permanent Missions and Consulate Generals.

Due to the cumbersome logistics involved with obtaining all necessary permits and border formalities, we must impose the following conditions for registration of your participation in the tour:

• The deadline for latest registrations is 30. September 2016
• Confirmation of your participation in the tour will only be confirmed against the payment of USD 1.000 deposit (down payment) of total tour price
• First come – first served: the date of receipt of your deposit (down payment) will determine whose participation will be confirmed first. We will not confirm participation in the tour before receipt of your deposit.

We shall guarantee the departure of the tour with a minimum of 6 bikers and shall limit the maximum size of the group to no more than 15 bikes.

With your registration for the tour, we also need the following personal data from you:

Family Name(s) – as per passport:
First Name(s) – as per passport:
Passport Number:
Date of Birth:
Passport Issue Date:
Passport Issue Place:
Passport Expiry Date:

Please note that in order to participate in this tour, you must be in possession of a valid international driver’s license for motorcycles in excess of 500 cc.

For inquiries or in case of any uncertainties, please contact us under

Owing to the fact that we shall have to fully prepay all suppliers far in advance, we require your full prepayment of the tour (minus the deposit) by latest 30. September 2016.

Please note that the following cancellation fees apply in case that you are obliged to cancel the reservations of the tour at last minute:

If cancellation is received: Fee (in % of total tour price)
between 01 and 14 October 2016: 50 %
between 15 and 30 October 2016: 75 %
on or after 01 November 2016: 100 %

We strongly recommend that you purchase individualized travel and / or medical insurance from any insurance company in your home market to prevent from having to incur any unexpected medical or travel expenses.

The motorcycles carry compulsory third party insurance according to Thai law but do not carry full comprehensive insurance as this is not available in Thailand for rental motorcycles. The tour participant therefore carries the maximum risk of 175.000 THB in case of total damage to his/her motorcycle. The participant is not liable for technical failure in the case of engine or gear box problems nor for wear and tear.

The motorcycles only carry compulsory third party insurance for Thailand – not for Myanmar as our Thai insurance company’s coverage does not extend beyond Thailand. Consequently, the participant carries the full risk in case of any accident, regardless of whether the accident is caused by the tour participant or by a third party. Please bear also in mind that in the case of an accident, the adversary will most likely not be carrying any insurance coverage at all. Hence, the tour participant carries the maximum risk of 175.000 THB in case of total damage to his/her motorcycle.

Against the surcharge of 9.000 THB we offer limited comprehensive insurance cover with a maximum liability/participation of 35.000 THB (instead of 175.000 THB) for the participant in case of damage sustained to his/her motorcycle. For minor damage, we will collect the costs for repair at the end of the tour as it is easier to handle such minor cases on the spot. Tour participants who opt for full comprehensive insurance cover will also have to deposit 35.000 THB in cash at the beginning of the tour.

It is also important to know that the participant is liable for damage caused to his/her motorcycle in the case of an accident caused by a third person. Third party insurance in Thailand generally only covers bodily harm caused to the third party and does not cover damage caused to the vehicle of a third party.

The tour participant agrees to deposit USD 1.000 or 35.000 THB in cash at the start of the tour. The deposit will be returned in full upon the accident-free use of the motorcycle during the tour. Tour participants who opt for full comprehensive insurance cover will also have to deposit USD 1.000 or 35.000 THB in cash at the beginning of the tour.

American Express, Visa and Master Card are widely accepted in Thailand. Cash payments are only accepted in Thailand’s own currency (Thai Baht). It is easy to exchange major foreign currencies into Thai Baht as there are official money changers at most touristic places. ATM’s can be found almost everywhere. Please do not bring Euro cheques as these can only be cashed at major banks.

ATM’s are not yet widespread in Myanmar and only major hotels in Yangon and sometimes upcountry accept the most common credit cards such as American Express and Visa. At many places, however, credit cards will not be accepted at all. Hence, it is useful to bring cash US Dollars, preferably also in small denominations as many shops upcountry cannot easily provide change for a 100-Dollar bill. You may also want to change some foreign currency into Myanmar Kyat as the Burmese start to trade more and more in their own currency. When paying for something small with US Dollars, change will most likely be rendered in Myanmar Kyat. This change, in turn, can be used again for buying a drink or for small tips, etc. Bringing traveller cheques is useless as only the Myanmar Investment and Commercial Bank (MICB) or the Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank (MFTB) in Yangon would trade in these through cumbersome and time-consuming procedures. However, it is now possible to change US Dollars and even Euro into local currency at most airports and many other places.

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