BAGAN TO PAKOKKU – BIKE AND BOAT
Tour Route: BAGAN - IRRAWADDY RIVER - PAKKOKU721 Views
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|Tour Type:||Private tour guide + Local Tour Guide + English Language|
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- Zero shopping stops.
- Flexible time schedule to suit your pace.
- Selected and trained guides.
- Meals are in quality local restaurants.
- Western style service standard
Bagan To Pakokku – Bike And Boat
This morning your guide will greet you at the hotel. Transfer to the Irrawaddy River jetty where the boat is waiting (bikes and helmets will also be here). A short ferry ride takes you across the waterway to the western banks of the river where it’s time to start pedaling.
From the jetty we’ll embark on the first leg of our journey to Myitche, a typical Irrawaddy River village with many cottage industries. We’ll stop for a visit at the morning market, a huge, colorful market selling everything from fresh goods to handicrafts.
This is a very local market and the vendors will be surprised to see tourists as very few go. There are many delicious treats being made, a good chance to try the local snacks. Nearby there is a small village where the locals weave housewares from rattan (or cane) and we will make a short stop there to see the production.
Then we start on the road to Pakkoku, a 40 kilometre ride that is flat and mostly on sealed tarmac. There are large trees providing partial shade and very few cars on the road, only the occasional cyclist, motorbike or ox cart. The land in this area is extremely fertile and the road is lined with fields growing tobacco, cotton, chili and peanuts.
Depending on the time of year the locals may be planting, harvesting or processing the crops and there are plenty of chances to stop and interact with the local farmers.
We’ll arrive in Pakkoku at midday. Pakkoku is a thriving market town which is famous throughout the country for making the best ‘slippers’ (velvet sandals popular with the locals). Take time to pedal around the town and stop to have a bite of lunch. We will also visit a slipper-making workshop.
After the morning’s adventure, it’s time to take a break from the midday heat and cruise back down the Irrawaddy River by private boat (approximately 2 hours). Put your feet up, relax and enjoy this scenic stretch of the river reaching Bagan mid-afternoon where you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Total Distance: 40 km (25 miles); 90% sealed, tarmac road; 10%dirt track
NOTE: Due to water levels this trip is only available from 1 September – 31 March
- English-speaking guide
- Transfer to and from boat jetty
- Private Boat Trip as mentioned
- Lunch + water + snacks
- Bike Rental
- Meals other than mentioned
- Bagan Zone Fee
- Personal expenses
- Any other items not mentioned
- Visits not mentioned in the program
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