Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 
 

Cycle Myanmar

Few can argue that Myanmar is a gem of a destination. We explore at handle bar level this welcoming land, which until recently, has been relatively undiscovered by westerners. After flying to Mandalay, our cycling adventure starts in earnest with a ride on the outskirts before returning by boat on the Irrawaddy River. Continuing through timeless villages, we observe traditional lifestyles enroute 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. Last but not least, Inle Lake with its bustling local markets, handicrafts and stilted villages provides a perfect and relaxing conclusion to this inspiring adventure.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Yangon
DAY 2 Fly to Mandalay
DAY 3 Cycle outskirts of Mandalay (65km)
DAY 4 Cycle and transfer to Meiktila (45km)
DAY 5 Cycle to Mt Popa (50-70km)
DAY 6 Mt Popa to Bagan (45km)
DAY 7 Bagan
DAY 8 Fly to Heho and drive to Inle Lake cycle (35km)
DAY 9 In Inle Lake
DAY 10 Drive to Heho, fly to Yangon and visit Shwedagon Pagoda
DAY 11 In Yangon, trip concludes

traveller reviews

Thank you for providing a well organised, active, culturally eye opening tour around Myanmar. The people were friendly and the scenery varied and spectacular. I haven't been fed this well since... my last World Expeditions trip! The most memorable part was climbing an ancient pagoda to watch the sun set slowly over hundreds of ancient temples Old Bagan. The view from Mt. Popa over the stunning Taung Kalat was a very close second!

S. Sherriff Ramsgate, NSW Australia

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Trip Code: CMY
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  11 days
Activities:  Cycling Adventure Touring
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Next Trip:  11 March 2017
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