Grasshopper Adventures, a bicycle tour operator in Asia, has launched two new guided tours that seek to take adventurers off the beaten track and uncover a hidden side of each destination.
Inle to Samkar, a 2-day Adventure
The two-day tour offers an opportunity to explore the lesser-known lower part of the Inle and Samkar lakes. Participants get to cycle the upper and lower lake on little-travelled roads and discover parts of the area that remain hidden from the eyes of most tourists. Here, guests see village and farm life the way it has been for centuries in Myanmar. A combination of bikes, boats, and kayaks gives access to all of the lake’s beauty and Instagrammable surroundings.
Located in Phaya Taung village, guests spend the night in a family-run resort made up of individual bungalows. Priced at US$285 per pax, the tour also includes meals and accommodation.
Bagan Countryside Sunset by Bike and Boat
With a focus on nature, culture, and life in the countryside, the tour around the Unesco World Heritage Site is targeted at those who have already visited Bagan’s famous pagodas. After an afternoon cycling through rural trails and villages and into the dry-zone’s most fertile area, the day concludes with a sunset cruise down the Irrawaddy River, with drinks and local snacks provided. Priced at US$60 per pax.
Both tours are available year-round at Grasshopper Adventures’ Nyaug Shwe and Bagan locations respectively. Available for purchase through the company’s website, these tours are also available for DMCs and local travel agents interested in offering unique products to their customers.