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Pakokku: The River Less Traveled by Bike

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Overview

Get wrapped up in the culture and atmosphere of rural Myanmar with this exciting adventure through Bagan's outskirts. Travel across the Irrawaddy River and venture by bicycle to Pakokku passing farms, local markets and villages untouched by the modern world, ultimately returning to Bagan on a private boat cruise. 
 

Itinerary

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Pakokku: The River Less Traveled by Bike
- Full Day
Today your tour will start at 07:00.

After breakfast, take a short transfer to the Irrawaddy River to begin the Pakokku tour. Board a wooden motorboat and watch the pagodas of Bagan fade into the distance as the boat travels to the river’s western shores.

Upon landing, hop on the bikes and start pedaling toward Myitche, a typical village with many local industries. Stop for a visit at the morning market, a huge, colorful marketplace. Rub shoulders with the locals while browsing the stalls of fresh produce, delicious snacks and other items for sale. Continue to a nearby neighbourhood to witness the production of various household items made from rattan (or cane).

Then return to the main road for the ride to Pakokku. The 40-kilometre ride is on a flat, mostly sealed tarmac road. There is little traffic along the way and plenty of opportunities to stop for photos of the farms, fields and small villages that surround the roadside. Depending on the time of year, the fields may be busy with farmers planting or harvesting tobacco, cotton, chili and peanuts- crops that thrive in this region of Myanmar. This bike ride offers a unique chance to see up-close the ways of life of the farmers and residents of rural Myanmar.

Upon reaching Pakokku, take a break and enjoy a simple, but tasty lunch of local dishes.

From here, the adventure moves back to the water with a two-hour private boat trip down the Irrawaddy River. Relax and enjoy this scenic stretch of the river, retracing the path of the morning’s bike ride. Nearing Bagan, the temple spires begin to come into view offering a different perspective of the archeological zone.
 
Wrap up the Pakokku tour with a late afternoon disembarkation at the jetty and transfer back to the hotel.  (L)


Important Information


Our services include:
– English
-speaking guide
– Transfer to and from boat jetty
– Private Boat Trip as mentioned
– Lunch + water + snacks
– Bike Rental
– Drinking water
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

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