BAGAN TOUR TO PAKOKKU BY BIKE AND BOAT

BAGAN TOUR TO PAKOKKU BY BIKE AND BOAT
Tour Destination:
BAGAN - IRRAWADDY RIVER - PAKKOKU
Tour Hightlights:
"BAGAN TOUR TO PAKOKKU BY BIKE AND BOAT" gets wrapped up in the culture and atmosphere of Myanmar with this exciting adventure through Bagan's outskirts. Travel across the Irrawaddy River and venture by bicycle to Pakkoku passing farms, local markets and villages untouched by the modern world then return to Bagan on a private boat cruise. With this Bagan day trip you will come to realize the true beauty of Myanmar: its people and landscapes. This tour can also be done by 4WD Jeep for those who enjoy a 'softer' adventure. ..
Price:
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Bagan, located on the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, is home to the largest and densest concentration of Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins in the world with many dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. The shape and construction of each building is highly significant in Buddhism with each component part taking on spiritual meaning. Bagan became a central powerbase in the mid 9th century under King Anawratha, who unified Burma under Theravada Buddhism. It is estimated that as many as 13,000 temples and stupas once stood on this 42 sq km plain in central Myanmar

Bagan Biking Tours & Bagan Boat Trip ( - /L/- ) Bagan biking tours to Pakokku - Myanmar Daily Tours

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.Bagan Boat Trip to Pakkoku in MyanmarAfter 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.

Time:
0700-1700
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
L=Lunch

Our Services Include:
English-speaking guide
Transfer to and from boat jetty
Private Boat Trip as mentioned
Lunch + water + snacks
Bike Rental

 

Our Services do not Include:
Meals other than mentioned
Bagan Zone Fee
Personal expenses
Any other items not mentioned
Visits not mentioned in the program

 
 
 

Note: Please contact us for price with Support Vehicle Throughout

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