OFF-THE-BEATEN TRACK

To experience Myanmar at its most authentic, most captivating you need to venture off-the-beaten track. Beyond the country’s landmark sites and historic wonders lie timeless villages, pristine beaches and endless miles of backroads and trails where Myanmar’s true beauty awaits discovery. Whether you are a hard-core adventurer or prefer a more luxurious holiday, let Odyssey Travels take you off the tourist trail and into the heart of Myanmar

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RECOMMENDED OFF-THE-BEATEN TRACK MYANMAR TRIPS

There are many ways to get off-the-beaten track in Myanmar. With everything from comfortable ecolodges in rural villages to bone-rattling roads, the options are seemingly infinite! Here are some of our favorite itineraries that we hope will inspire intrepid travelers to go beyond the pages of the guidebook and follow Odyssey away from the crowds.

GOLDEN ROCK, MAWLAMYINE & HPA AN DISCOVERY

6 Days/5 Nights

Journey from Yangon to the Mon and Kayin States, an area full of rich culture and stunning landscapes. During the 6-day Myanmar holiday you’ll join local pilgrims on a visit to the sacred Golden Rock and explore Mawlamyine’s fascinating architecture. After cruising the Than Lwin River to Hpa An, spend two days discovering remarkable caves, verdant countryside and villages untouched by time.

RIVERS, WATERFALLS & THE COAST

10 Days/9 Nights

Calling all water lovers! This off-the-beaten track adventure takes you to some of Myanmar’s most spectacular natural wonders. Bike and trek to hidden waterfalls near Mandalay then camp along the shores of the Irrawaddy River in search of endangered freshwater dolphins. Travel to the quiet southern reaches of Inle Lake before flying to the coast for a few days on a quiet beach.

EXPLORE INDAWGYI LAKE & MYITKYINA

5 Days/ 4 nights

Head to the far-flung northern reaches of Myanmar for an unforgettable off-the-beaten track experience. Touch down in Myitkyina, capital of the Kachin State, where you’ll visit the confluence of the Irrawaddy River and taste fiery local cuisine. Then follow the road less traveled to Indawgyi Lake where your days will be spent kayaking, trekking, exploring villages and basking in nature.

BOAT & BIKE MYANMAR

7 Days/6 Nights

See Myanmar from a different point of view with Odyssey’s Boat & Bike Myanmar journey. Cruise to rural riverside villages and mingle with fishermen in hopes of spotting endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins. Trade the boat for a bike and pedal from Mandalay to majestic Mount Popa and on to Bagan. The last stop on this Myanmar journey is Inle Lake, where more memorable bike and boat adventures await.

LOIKAW & SOUTHERN INLE EXPLORER

6 Days/5 Nights

Step into a region of rugged natural beauty and timeless traditions with our Loikaw & Southern Inle Explorer. This intrepid Myanmar itinerary starts with two days in Loikaw, venturing to far-flung villages and encountering unique cultures. Travel north to Phekone Lake for a memorable stay at a small, village ecolodge before journeying by boat to Inle Lake.

TRAIN TO THE NORTH: MANDALAY TO HSIPAW

4 Days/3 Nights

Head to the highlands for a memorable off-the-beaten track journey. Start with a swim in stunning waterfalls near Mandalay before driving up a scenic backroad to Pyin Oo Lwin. A train ride then takes you across the jaw-dropping Goteik Viaduct to Hsipaw where the adventure continues with village walks, river trips and ample time to soak up the scenery.

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