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
If you are keen to explore the remoter corners of the world, our Untouched Myanmar (Burma) trip is for you.
Get away from the crowds as you hike, bike and kayak amid the stunning scenery of Shan and Kayah States.
Activity Holidays accommodation across Myanmar
Pindaya Inle Inn (Pindaya)
Set amongst idyllic gardens, Inle Inn is a welcoming haven in charming Pindaya. The motel style unites feature elements of local design while incorporating modern facilities and the friendly staff ensure that guests feel welcomed after a day of sightseeing. Close to Pindaya's famous Buddhist caves and within walking distance of the town centre, Inle Inn is our favourite choice in town.
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.
Mountain Oasis Guesthouse (Kanpetlet)
Located just outside Kanpetlet, the main town in southern Chin State, Mountain Oasis is a collection of nine comfortable bungalows. The Chin-inspired rooms are basic with wood furnishings, en-suite bathrooms and spacious porches. The restaurant serves Burmese, Chinese and European food.
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.
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.
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.