Village life along the Old Dhammazedi Road – full day tour by bike - 1 Day

Yangon the best day escape and great urban adventure trip by bike. Seeing real countryside in Myanmar, visit local houses, see their homemade business such as weaving, seasonal fruit jams production and handicraft. Biking is the best and most highlights on the flat and easy road, biking through the old Dhammazedi Road and see green green paddy fields, river and bridge. Healthy trip due to active outdoor activities, fresh air, green scenery and delicious home cooked lunch. Great opportunities to meet locals and see people lifestyles in the countryside where do not have running water not electricity.

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 165
2 Pax: 95
3-4 Pax: 80
5-7 Pax: 70
8-15 Pax: 65

Day 1
Village life along the Old Dhammazedi Road – Full day

An exciting day is ahead of us as we’re going to follow parts of the old Dhammazedi Road (used by former Bago kings to visit the Shwedagon Pagoda) and meet countryside communities, from farmers to village teachers. From Yangon (or from Bago) we drive in about 2 hours towards Kawa where mountain bikes are ready for a trip through the country side to Ohn Hne. The bike trip is about 2.5 hours (29 km), partly unpaved, all flat road. We visit the beautiful monastery and continue by car to Thakala. Our host family is waiting for us in this small town to accompany us by bike, boat, motorbike or on foot (45 min) – depending on the season and the path conditions – to their community. Htee Tan village is a traditional village showcasing typical life: it has a village pond where water is collected during the raining season so the villagers have water to drink, wash, and cook during the dry season. There is a village school, a monastery that serves as a community centre, there is no electricity, no running water or even wells. A quiet community where people have been living for ages and stay together in good times and bad times. A family style lunch awaits us, followed by a stroll around the town. In the afternoon we continue by car towards Thongwa to visit the lively market before crossing the river and arrive in downtown Yangon.

Short video presentation in youtube:

Frontier Journal wrote about this bike tour:

https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/a-bike-ride-escape-from-yangon

Village life along the Old Dhammazedi Road – Full day

  • A private air-con car transportation
  • Pick up and drop off service at your hotel
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Fares for all methods of public transportation used on this tour
  • Fresh drinks or fruit
  • Jams tasting
  • Bamboo bridge or boat transfer at small creek on the way
  • Home cooked lunch
  • Boat / Motorcycle taxi fees
  • Contribution to the village 2000 Kyats per visitor

Village life along the Old Dhammazedi Road – Full day

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs)
  • Tips for guide, driver and local communities
  • Any other services/items not mentioned in inclusions