Yangon River Island Cycling Adventure

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning

tour highlights

  • Biking adventure to unseen Yangon across the river
  • Explore the almost car-free island Kanaungto village
  • Passing through authentic local villages

tour details

Seikkyi Kanaungto is a village located on a river island just outside Yangon and unknown to most tourists. This is your perfect escape out of the bustling town. The cycling tour is easy and can be handled by everyone who is healthy and fit. The tour leads through villages, along rice fields and across rivers; perfect for everyone who wants to catch a glimpse of the Delta, without heading out too far.

tour description

Transfer to the starting point for biking tour. After a short 10 minutes cycling through downtown Yangon, we reach the Pansodan jetty, where we board the big ferry to Dala, across the Yangon river.
After crossing from downtown by ferry and cycling unknown parts of Dala along the river, a boat will take you to the island and you'll literally arrive to another world, some decades throwback in time. Small villages and monasteries hidden in bamboo forest, paddy fields and water buffaloes are waiting for you. On small paths you will explore the almost entirely car-free island, where the friendly locals go about their business in the fields, on the markets and small workshops along the route. After visiting the southern tip of the island, where, at an an old customs office, taxes from the passing riverboats are collected, a rest will be taken in an idyllic bamboo garden attached to a tiny village, where you can enjoy some chilled drinks and snacks and refresh yourself. Boarding the antique river ferry, it's only a very interesting 30-minutes ride until you reach back to the jetty in Yangon on Strand road. On the way back we visit the famous Khen Hock Kheong Chinese temple, before heading past Sule Pagoda back to the starting point, where a cold beer or softdrink waits for all finishers.


  • Transfer from/to hotel with driver only
  • Transfer/Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking local tour guide (other language guides are available on request at surcharge)
  • Ferry and Boat fees
  • Biking equipment with helmet
  • Entrance fees
  • Temple donations
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


  • Meals
  • Soft drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses


Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-17 April. Price to be advised on request.

Tour Length:
32km (20 miles)
Flat, mostly paved or concrete roads/paths, incl. short offroad parts (not difficult)

What to bring:
Sunglasses, sun screen, sports shoes (no flip flops), shorts and T-shirt for biking (to visit the pagoda, at least the knees and shoulders should be covered), money for snacks, camera
    Tour code: RGNDYRIBA

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