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 Myanmar (Burma).
Activity Holidays accommodation across Myanmar
Mountain Oasis Guesthouse Mindat (Mindat)
Located on the opposite side of Mount Victoria from its sister property in Kanpetlet, the Mountain Oasis Guesthouse in Mindat is a similarly simple but welcoming selection of small lodges set amongst the hills and forests of Chin State.
Hti Ne Homestay (Inle Lake)
The Homestay programme at Hti Ne has been recently established by a local Community Involved Tourism (CIT) group. The Pa'O region was one of the first communities to be granted an overnight B&B license, which means it is now possible for travellers to stay in simple, yet extremely authentic Pa'O style lodging. The homestay facilities are fairly basic and you will be staying with a welcoming host family in their home, you will have a private room with a Western-style toilet and cold water shower. Your hosts don't speak a great deal of English but are eager to communicate with the help of books and hand gestures, and of course your guide is around too.
Mountain Top Guesthouse (Golden Rock)
Perched on the top of the Kyaiktyo mountain, the Mountain Top is the best of the very limited range of accommodation options available at the Golden Rock. Rooms are simple but acceptable, with panoramic views over the mountainous scenery beyond. Expectations should be managed in terms of the quality of meals, but this is the best in town and for a single night is a perfectly tolerable option.
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.
Burma Boating (Myeik Archipelago)
The small fleet of elegant yachts owned and operated by the Burma Boating company offers a unique opportunity to explore the beautiful and as yet largely undeveloped Mergui Archipelago is considerable style and comfort. Scheduled itineraries of 3, 5 or 6 night operate throughout the sailing season from October to May, or private charters can be arranged with personalised itineraries arranged to suit your available time and interests. This is a spectacular way to explore one of Asia's most incredible gems.