Self-Drive Holidays

Safe, Fun Ways to Escape the Crowds

After months of lockdown, we are all dreaming of traveling again! With our traveler’s safety in mind, Odyssey has designed self-drive Myanmar holidays – memorable adventures that avoid the crowds while showcasing the most beautiful parts of the country.

Rather than flying from A to B, you’ll traverse scenic roads and have the freedom to stop as often as you like. We’ve partnered with AVIS to include the best quality rental cars available and selected charming, boutique Myanmar hotels for your overnight stays. As well, each trip features at least one unique guided excursions to help you discover something new.

While on the road, the Odyssey team is on call 24 hours a day for any assistance you may need- whether you have made a wrong turn and gotten loss or want some tips on the best restaurant along the way.

Once you have done a Myanmar self-drive holiday, you will be hooked! Check out our tour descriptions below and send us an email to start planning your Myanmar road trip.

SHAN & KAYAH STATES:   Head to the hills! This 5-day Myanmar road trip takes you to Kalaw, Pindaya, Inle Lake and Loikaw before looping back through Nay Pyi Taw. Along the way, you’ll discover scenic backroads, explore traditional villages and sample locally-grown food and drinks. Fabulous hotels, like the charming Loikaw Lodge and historic Kalaw Heritage Hotel, ensure a good nights’ rest after a day of driving and a tea experience in a family’s house is sure to be one of the highlights of your self-drive Myanmar holiday.

YENANGYAUNG, SALAY & MT POPA: Explore the region around Bagan, where few tourists venture, driving to the riverside towns of Yenangyaung & Salay. While there, we’ve included village walks, bike rides and boat trips to immerse you into countryside life.  Then the last stop on this four-day Myanmar road trip takes you to Mt Popa to enjoy cooler temperatures and a night at a relaxing hilltop resort.

HPA-AN ESCAPE: For a short escape from Yangon, head to Hpa An!  The capital of the Kayin State is home to towering limestone cliffs, fabulous caves and vibrant rice paddies. A half-day bike ride takes you through stunning countryside and landmark sites before leaving you with free time to explore on your own. This three-day trip is the perfect Yangon weekend getaway!

MANDALAY & BAGAN: Discover something new with this Mandalay and Bagan road trip! In Mandalay, bike through the quiet countryside or opt for a tasty (socially distanced) food tour. Continue along country roads to Bagan, enjoying a pool day or exploring hidden temples. Wrap up the journey with a sunset cruise on the Irrawaddy River! Even if you have explored these two landmark sites before, Odyssey’s self-drive holiday will

Ready to hit the road? Get in touch! Let’s start planning your Myanmar self-drive holiday today- send an email ([email protected]) or give us a call on 09 269869090.

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