Sunrise Bike Tour in Bagan, Myanmar
Experience sunrise over Bagan's pagoda-strewn plain, a truly spectacular and memorable event. This bike tour add-on includes hotel pick-up before enjoying a postcard sunrise at our favourite viewpoint, we then bike to a morning market for a Tea Shop breakfast before joining our Bagan Morning Ride tour.
This bike tour runs in Bagan.

Note: This tour is only offered as an optional add-on to our 'Bagan Morning Ride.' 

 

The starting time depends on the time of sunrise. In the winter months this is around 6.30am while in the summer it can be an hour earlier, so we will pick you up accordingly.

In any case, and at any time of the year, sunrise over Bagan is a memorable event! 

Our local guide will take you to one of the best spots to see this, with the myriad spires of the pagodas silhouetted against the rising sun. During their season, the flight of the balloons across the plain adds another layer of drama to the spectacle.

 

After watching the sunrise we’ll take you to join the locals in a typical tea shop to taste some Burmese breakfast specialities. Afterwards we'll explore a small and interesting produce market to get a flavour of daily life for inhabitants of this village.

Soon it will be time to meet up with our later-starting guests on the route of our Morning Ride and continue our adventure together.

Please note: Myanmar day tours will not operate April 13th to 16th due to Burmese New Year holidays. We will re-open April 17th and apologise for any inconvenience. Hope you enjoy the many celebrations happening this time of year!

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Tour details

$15 USD

0.5 day duration

3 km distance

Difficulty: Mild

Tour code: GHMX17

Tour Features & Inclusions

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Bagan Sunrise

Enjoy an iconic Bagan sunrise view and snap some postcard worthy photos of the moment, from our favourite viewing location, to share with friends and family. Following this we'll soak up the atmosphere at a local tea shop and at the village market.

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Bagan Trails

Leaving town we ride on well made, paved road to get the feel for our bikes. Soon this changes to unsealed backroads and trails. The atmosphere out here on the plain, littered with iconic temples, is peaceful, and there is no better way to experience that than by using Bagan's network of dirt and sand trails, thus avoiding the main tourist crowds.

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Nice Ride

Impeccably maintained Merida mountain bikes with a helmet are provided. The bikes have front suspension, a comfortable saddle and an upright riding position. We also have specially equipped tires to minimise the incidence of punctures from the tiny thorns that lie in the sands of the Bagan Plain. We provide a handlebar bag to carry your personal items in and a refillable water bottle is provided.

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Your Guide

An experienced English speaking, local leader will host you on this trip who is well spoken, very well informed, and charming. Our leaders are often cited as being the main highlight of the tour. We use local leaders who have a passion for their country and are always well informed on topics ranging from history, politics, cuisine and importantly local customs and cultures. Our leaders will take pride in introducing you to every aspect of their country.

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Tea Shops

Following a beautiful sunrise and ride we'll join the locals at a teahouse to taste some authentic Burmese breakfast specialties.

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Vehicles

As we always put safety first and don’t want anyone riding in the dark we’ll have a vehicle pick you up from your accommodation and bring you to the sunrise viewpoint.

Small group cycling tours

1 to 10

This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 1 traveller. And we limit the group size to only 10 travellers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.


Tour Itinerary

For the Bagan Sunrise Experience

Hotel Pickup and Sunrise

We'll pick you up from your accommodation and drive you to our favourite sunrise viewpoint which is on the western side of the Bagan Plain, giving us the best position to appreciate the forest of pagoda spires that appear silhouetted against the rising sun. Behind us, the brilliant white pagoda at the top of Tant Kyi Taung is the first to be illuminated. In front, the smoke from the fires cooking breakfast creates a magical mist that wraps itself around the temple spires. Early-morning birdsong heralds the arrival of the sun’s first rays, breaking from behind the hills of Thuyin Taung.

While not exclusive to Grasshopper, this spot is rarely discovered by the casual visitor as it is an unassuming building that barely even has a name of it’s own. Of course some horse-cart drivers and local guides know that this is the best viewpoint, especially when the balloons are flying, but we are often here alone, unlike the crowds on the better-known temples.


Bike Ride, Teashop Breakfast and Local Market Village Tour

Our bikes will be waiting at this spot so once the sun has risen we'll jump on and head off looking for some breakfast. Happily there's not too far to go before we'll join the locals at a typical Tea Shop and enjoy some local breakfast specialities, including tasting the twelve different ways to take Burmese tea! After we'll visit the small but bustling local produce market, set up in the narrow village streets.


Bagan Morning Ride

By this time those who have chosen our Morning Ride without taking this sunrise extension will be nearby so we will meet up with them and then continue on the regular route of the Morning Ride.

PLEASE NOTE: you should wear clothing suitable for this bike tour: quarter length pants, shorts, t-shirts are all advisable (shoulders must be covered at the temples), as are comfortable closed shoes to prevent scratches from briars. Sunscreen is also a must.


What's the Riding Like?

Flat terrain, some sand

3km riding

After the sunrise we’ll set off on the bikes and roll down a short hill on a tarmac road, in search of breakfast. As morning is a busy time in Myanmar we may find some light traffic but we do not have far to go. Once we’re on the route of our Morning Ride we’ll avoid the main roads as much as possible and travel on small, often sandy lanes. Please note that the Bagan Morning Ride following this is about 20km.


Making a Booking

Like what you see? Book the Bagan Sunrise Experience day tour with Grasshopper Adventures.

Click on the 'Book this tour' button below or at the top of the page to reserve your place on this tour.

Full payment will be taken at the time of booking.

If you wish to book less than 24 hours in advance, you should contact the Grasshopper shop to confirm your booking.

For Assistance Phone:+95 9257 546 905

Bagan Zone Pass

You will need a Bagan Zone Pass for this tour. These are usually sold as you arrive at the airport or bus station. If you don't already have one, you can purchase one on the day. 

This sunrise tour departs daily.

Please note: Myanmar day tours will not operate April 13th to 16th due to Burmese New Year holidays. We will re-open April 17th and apologise for any inconvenience. Hope you enjoy the many celebrations happening this time of year!

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Starting Time & Meeting Point

Grasshopper Adventures Shop 
Corner of 3rd Street and Hnin Si Street, New Bagan, Myanmar

For Assistance Phone: +95 9257 546 905

Pickup time: 6:30am approx. (seasonal variation) 

For a face to face chat about this and other amazing tours feel free to visit us at our Bagan shop.


What our guests tell us...

Just a selection of our great reviews!

The morning tour with sunrise add-on is a MUST for anyone visiting Bagan and able to ride.

theexitplansNovember 2018

The breakfast tea and quick market tour was exceptional. Glad I booked this tour! I get to see the major temples in Bagan in the best way. Yeye made sure we are comfortable and brought us to the best places minus the crowd. Joining this tour made my Bagan trip memorable.

GianJuly 2018

I was the only person on the sunrise part of the tour but my guide Ye Ye was more than happy to proceed, took me to a beautiful secluded spot to watch the switch from stars in the night sky to the sun rising over the temples of Bagan...mesmerizing!

stephaniesP375OGJanuary 2019

This made our first day in Bagan a perfect one. Thank you Chit for your wonderful tour! We have gained a new friend in Bagan.

YiTingLNovember 2018

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