Pack Up for Travel Beyond Pandemic

Posted on Tue November 17, 2020.

Top 10 Adventure Activities in Myanmar !

These places are less crowded and have had less/none covid-19 hit, as well as mysterious, cultural richness and natural beauties for a traveler who is looking for spiritual inspiration and an adventure.
Here are our recommended things for your Myanmar travel beyond pandemic !

1.    Flying over Bagan

Bagan was once the capital of the ancient Bagan kingdom and now a top tourist destination in Myanmar, attracting visitors from all over the world to come and admire the spectacular sight of man-made wonder.

The experience of flying in a hot air balloon in Bagan can be magical.  It's nothing like flying in a plane, and more like floating in the breeze.  There are essentially no sounds, other than the odd blast from the burners, or the clicking of camera shutters.  

As the balloon lifts off from the ground, you'll be asked to sit down for the launch, and shortly after you'll be given the OK to stand.  The winds are fairly predictable, and your flight will last about 45 min or so.  The basket is very stable, and doesn't sway at all.  

Hot air balloons over Bagan are not a budget friendly experience, but most people consider it a once in a lifetime opportunity.  So if you're in Myanmar, and you have the means, it's certainly something worth considering.  It might just be the cherry on the top of your Bagan visit.

See more for this activity > Sunrise Balloons Ride in Bagan

2.    Bike among the ancient temples

Taking an electric scooter to speed by Bagan’s temple terrain might be faster, but biking around Myanmar’s most famous ancient city is the more untrammeled approach to getting intimate with its history.

Mornings and before sunset are the best times to pedal—both for cooler temperatures and marvelously lit views that are iconically Bagan. Cheers to adventure!

To see any place from the back of a bike is one of the best ways to get to know it, and this is especially true for Bagan.

See more for this activity > Bagan Cycling

3.    Hike up Mt. Zwe Ka Bin

If you fancy mixing in a bit of culture and adventure, why not try your luck climbing the famous Zwe Ka Bin Mountain? The trek takes 2-3 hours long depending on your fitness level and takes you through a Buddha forest with a sweeping viewpoint overlooking Myanmar with a few cheeky monkeys to make the viewpoint more interesting. Most travelers that venture here are usually based in Hpa An.

You can enjoy this activity in this program > Combination of Kayin And Mon Tribe

4.      Explore the hidden Saddan cave

Since the inside of this cave has pagodas, drawings, and images of the Buddha scriptures, you’ll have to walk barefoot and feel the mushy ground underneath. Going back to the main entrance will require you to either go back through the cave or take a better route with a boat ride capturing the phenomenal views.

You can enjoy this activity in this program > Southern Myanmar Overland Loop

5.    Count your steps at the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world

Let’s take a break from all the pagodas and temples to get closer to nature. U-Bein is just a perfect place for it. Located outside Mandalay city just a bit, U-Bein is fairly easy to visit.

This bridge is the longest teak footbridge in the world and spreads about 1300 yards across the Taungthaman Lake.

U-Bein is even more perfect to visit during sunset. Remember to bring your camera to capture breathtaking photos. You’ll also have chance to interact with the locals and see tranquil their daily life around the lake.

See more for this activity > Half Day U Bein Bridge and Amarapura Tour

6.    One night trek to Inle Lake

Trekking from Kalaw to Inle Lake is a popular way to experience the agricultural side of Shan State. Extraordinarily breathtaking scenery will join for the entire trip. Hikes usually take three days to complete and there are various pathways that cut through fields filled with anything from rice to tea. The steepest part of the journey is right outside of Kalaw.

The busy season for hiking between Kalaw and Inle is during Myanmar’s winter months (November to February). Expect to share the trails and temple floors with many other adventurers during this time.

See more for this activity > Off the Beaten Track from Kalaw to Inle Lake

7.    Take a boat ride on the lake and see the traditional fishermen

It’s no lies; Inle Lake is one of the most stunning lakes in the world, not only for its beautiful scenery but also for the great views of the golden stupas and rustic stilt houses.

One of the best ways to enjoy the beauties of Inle Lake is to ride on one of the long tail wooden boats just like the locals do. This slender boat will take you around the lake to see its most beautiful moment during sunrise or sunset. The real privilege is watching the local village life unfolding before your eyes while floating on the water.

Explore more for this activity > Highlights of Inle Lake

8.    Journey across Goteik Viaduct via rail

Once the highest viaduct in the world, Gokteik Viaduct is now a popular spot for visitors who travel between Mandalay and Hsipaw. The train ride over this verdant valley is full of interaction, fun and thrill.

The ride over Gokteik is probably one of the most rewarded experiences in Shan State. This part of Myanmar Train Travel is not expensive yet offering so much interaction with local people. 
Many choose the journey from Hsipaw to Mandalay which lasts for 4, 5 hours while the other stops at Pyin Oo Lwin, famous for European like hill station and it takes about 3, 5 hours. This travel allows you to meet vendors, fruit sellers both onboard and at the stations the train passes through. 

You can enjoy this activity in this program > Charming Colonial Town and Gokteik Viaduct

9.    Jungle Trek in Ngapali

If you want to catch a glimpse of Myanmar’s lush jungles, you can embark on a 3-hour trek to the top of a mountain to give you stunning views of Ngapali Bay. Known as one of Myanmar’s most popular beaches, this short trek will take you through rice fields and small villages all while you see some of the jungle’s vibrant wildlife. The hiking path is quite clear although guided tours are also easily available.

10.    Dive into the Serene Water of Mergui Archipelago

Looking for some activities to do in Myanmar? Well, we’ve got you covered! Head to the Mergui Archipelago to view some of the unique vibrant fishes and explore the marine life underwater. This site serves as the perfect spot to snorkel, dive and relax on the shores but make sure you book for the packages in advance as commuting from one place to another might be little difficult here otherwise.

Discover more for this activity > 3 Days Snorkeling Trip to Nyaung Oo Phee Island

Is this enough to get you thrilled for adventure journey to Myanmar? If it is, let us arrange your best adventure trip to the country by sending your request to [email protected] and get our experts start planning your Myanmar itinerary today!