Myanmar has a ‘beaten track’, a trail of wonderful sights that are easily worth two weeks or more of your time to explore. Beyond these attractions, however, lies a world of undiscovered adventure. The far north of Myanmar is the birthplace of the mighty Ayeyarwady River, the perfect place for a riverboat adventure through the spectacular second defile, or a wild-water rafting trip through unexplored gorges. The far south is equally remote; a wonderland of undiscovered islands and fantastic diving. The hills of the border regions harbor tribal people who have kept their fascinating traditions, from facial tattooing to tiger hunting and the wearing of protective neck rings. Visit a remote silver mine where steam trains are still in use, or take a dawn balloon ride over the amazing skyline of Bagan. Mr Myanmar Travel has put together 10 adventures where you can step off that beaten track, and experience something extraordinary. .
The Paduang, a small ethno-linguistic subgroup of the Kayah people, have become famous in recent years due to a very unusual tradition. From late childhood, Paduang women are fitted with brass neck rings, or coils ... and no one seems to remember why!
With friendly people, wide open roads and relatively few vehicles, Myanmar is a cyclist’s paradise. Mr Myanmar Travel can arrange cycling itineraries that take you along roads that see few, if any foreign visitors but bring you to the country’s most popular destinations.
This adventure takes you to the wild north of Myanmar, Kachin state, and the confluence that gives birth to the great Ayeyarwady River. Your journey takes you south, via Myitkyina to Bhamo, the farthest navigable point on the river for large ships.
For many years strictly off-limits to foreigners, The Myanmar Mines narrow-gauge Railway is the last accessible steam railway in Myanmar. Situated at Namtu in northern Shan State, this is a very exciting destination for railway enthusiasts.
The Naga, one of the least known tribal groups in Myanmar, live in the hilly districts of Sagaing Division, along the Indian border. The districts populated by these fascinating people, about 100,000 strong, are closed to outsiders except once a year.
Imagine floating above the plains of the great Ayeyarwady River as the sun rises and thousand-year-old pagodas emerge from the morning mists. This is the memorable experience we can offer in association with British-owned and operated Balloons over Bagan.
Situated west of Bagan, across the mighty Ayeyarwady River in the Southern Chin Hills, Mt Victoria lies at the core of Natmataung National Park. Known in the Chin language as Khon Nu Son, the mountain towers 3180 metres and is of volcanic origin.
The Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago, comprising some 804 tropical islands scattered like emeralds across the Andaman Sea, was closed to foreigners for over 50 years, until 1997. Due to the area’s isolation.
You may have already read about the amazing Putao region on the ‘Trekking’ pages of our website. But the far north of Myanmar offers even more adventure than walks into pristine valleys and mountain climbs; this totally unspoilt region is also the location of some of the world’s best white-water rafting.
Scattered across 36,000 square kilometres in the Andaman Sea, the 804 islands of the Myeik Archipelago comprise one of the most unspoilt tropical seascapes anywhere on earth. The islands, mostly uninhabited, are home to some of the last Sundaic rainforest along with rare wildlife and birds. The seas are clear, unpolluted and scattered with coral reefs. The beaches are of powder-fine silver sand; the only footsteps, your own.