Activity holidays in Burma
Burma is a vast country, encompassing a tremendous variety of landscapes stretching from the steaming jungles of the south, through semi-arid plains, to the foothills of the Himalayas. For those of an active persuasion there are wonderful options that will take you out into the great outdoors, surrounded by the exotic sights, sounds and smells of this beautiful country.
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Recommended Activity Holidays Experiences
Browse our selection of active experiences to see what might take your fancy. Any of these can be built into a tailored itinerary designed just for you.
Activity Holidays itineraries
Get away from the crowds as you hike, bike and kayak amid the stunning scenery of Shan and Kayah States.
Leave the tourist trail and discover little-visited gems in the southern reaches of Burma.
Activity Holidays accommodation across Burma
Loikaw Lodge by the Lake (Loikaw)
This small beautifully crafted lodge with local touches is undoubtedly the best option in Loikaw.
Only opened in late 2016 the Loikaw lodge is the nicest accommodation option in this area of Kahya state. Situated on the banks of Hteengarhlyar Lake on the edge of Loikaw town, this small family owned boutique accommodation only has twelve rooms. Each room has been lovingly designed, and beautifully finished with local hand woven fabrics, tribal photography, teak panelled floors and wooden furniture. You will not find TV's in the rooms but you will find shelves full of book and you'll be able to watch the sunset over the lake from your balcony or the lodge's terrace.
The onsite restaurants uses fresh, locally grown ingredients and traditional cooking methods to serve up delicious dishes. The menu is decided upon daily, dependent on what available ingredients there are at the morning market, so each meal will be different!
The cosy atmosphere of this lodge makes it a wonderful base for exploring the Kayah state.
Htee Thein Monastery (Htee Thein)
A unique experience staying overnight at a local village Buddhist monastery in rural Shan State. Facilities are basic but comfortable.
Aye village Homestay (Aye)
The homestays in the villages of Aye and Lote Pe village in Chin State offer a unique opportunity to get to know the local community in person. Facilities are simple but adequate for the more adventurous clients - guests are provided with a sleeping mat and mosquito net for sleeping on the wooden floor, with a cold shower wash basin and squat toilet. Meals are prepared by the host family and taken together.
Lashio Motel (Lashio)
Set your expectations at the right level and you'll be perfectly content with a night at the Lashio Motel. There's nothing flashy here, but if you want a clean and comfortable spot to sleep for the night, with a decent breakfast to get you started in the morning you won't be disappointed.
Pine Hill Resort (Kalaw)
The Pine Hill Resort offers chalet style accommodation up on the hill above Kalaw.
The resort has a slightly functional feel, but is perfectly adequate for those looking for a comfortable yet good value hotel here in Kalaw.
Mr Charles Hotel (Hsipaw)
Visitors to Hsipaw, in the hills of northeast Burma's Shan State, can now relax in the comforts of a modern hotel with a range of international amenities. Named after the property's founder, Mr Charles Hotel has 34 rooms, including five suites, all with minibars, hot and cold showers, satellite TV and complimentary wifi. Facilities include a restaurant and laundry. From this charming hotel, guests can explore the exotic local scenery, including the meandering Dotthawaddy River.