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Myanmar Adventure Travel

Adventure tour in Myanmar is always attractive to travelers all over the world for their impressive sceneries. Especially, Myanmar captures the historical and cultural flavor of Buddha, which creates a unique construction system of pagodas and temples. You will have opportunity to Shwedagon Pagoda, a world heritage having existed for 2600 years, or the atmosphere of the 19th century in the Bagan Ancient City with 2000 pagodas,...Each place has its own meanings that are worth protection.

There are three main seasons in Myanmar: the fall, dry season and the rainy season. However, the most suitable time for an adventure tour in Myanmar is the fall, stretching from November to February, when the climate is not often rainy and quite moderate.

With more than 10 years experience as a reliable serious tourism agency, Galatourist assures to give travelers the most attractive tour which is far from tourist mass at a competitive price, hoping the journey will bring about satisfactory moments well valued for money. Moreover, the itinerary is fully customizable up to your condition and standard. Consult tours below for more information.
Adventure travel with Myanmar 2 weeks itinerary | 14 days 13 nights

Adventure travel with Myanmar 2 weeks itinerary | 14 days 13 nights

Myanmar Adventure Travel
Yangon (Rangoon) - Mandalay - Sagaing Region - Shan State (Inle Lake)
Yangon (Rangoon) - Mandalay - Sagaing Region - Shan State (Inle Lake)
Start in: Yangon
Finish in: Yangon
Duration: 14 days 13 nightsPrice: 1.009 USD 1.059 USD
Memorable experience by bicycle around the Myanmar | 10 days 9 nights

Memorable experience by bicycle around the Myanmar | 10 days 9 nights

Myanmar Adventure Travel
Yangon (Rangoon) - Mandalay - Bagan - Shan State (Inle Lake)
Yangon (Rangoon) - Mandalay - Bagan - Shan State (Inle Lake)
Start in: Yangon
Finish in: Yangon
Duration: 10 days 09 nightsPrice: 729 USD 759 USD
Experience unforgettable Myanmars trekking trip | 7 days 6 nights

Experience unforgettable Myanmar's trekking trip | 7 days 6 nights

Myanmar Adventure Travel
Yangon (Rangoon) - Mandalay - Shan State (Inle Lake)
Yangon (Rangoon) - Mandalay - Shan State (Inle Lake)
Start in: Yangon
Finish in: Yangon
Duration: 07 days 06 nightsPrice: 495 USD 505 USD

Top 9 destinations for an adventure tour in Myanmar


1. Shwedagon Pagoda

Like Thailand, Myanmar is a country whose citizens are Buddhist. Therefore, many pagodas have been built on this sacred land, and the most famous one is Shwedagon, which is also called Golden pagoda.
Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar
Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar

When you have an adventure in Myanmar, you will have the opportunity to admire four religious treasures including a stick, a water filtering tool, a piece of clothes and a hairpiece of four Buddhas. The most remarkable point of the pagoda is that the pagoda is overlaid with 90 tons of gold; the top of the tower is stuck with thousands of diamonds, jades and golden tambourines. Looking above the top, you may be surprised with the bright light of the 76-carat diamond. Shwedagon is considered as the most "expensive" pagoda in the world.

2. Sule Pagoda

If you have once listened about the theory that the Lord Buddha had given eight hairpieces to two Myanmar tradesmen, you will certainly wish to visit Sule Pagoda, where one of the pieces is held. Located not too far from the center of the Yangon city, the Sule has Mon ethnic construction, remarkable for ten copper bells around the place. Moreover, there are also eight Buddha statues, which stand for seven days in a week (two statues for Wednesday).
Sule Pagoda is an important Yangon landmark
Sule Pagoda is an important Yangon landmark

The pagoda was built in dome construction and easily gets the first impression with a spiral path. Looking down at the spot, yellow bright lights sparking makes it like a fairytale palace, which attracts any adventure Myanmar tourists at first sight.

See more: Adventure travel with Myanmar 2 weeks itinerary | 14 days 13 nights

3. Inle Lake

Inle Lake, which means a big lake in English, is located about 600 kilometers from Yangon city and in the list of five most worth-visiting places in a Myanmar adventure tour created by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.
Inle Lake boat hills view
Inle Lake boat hills view

You will have a relaxing time in your own childhood memories here for the whole scenery look like a beloved and peaceful village picture. Especially, when the sun sets, the water seems to turn into a magic red color, making it so peaceful that you can hardly find anywhere else. 
There are also many other tourist attractions near the lake such as the remains of Indein ancient town construction, Phaung Daw pagodaNga Phe Kyaung Monastery (which is full of friendly cats),...

4. U Bein Bridge

U Bein is a 200-meter long bridge in the Mandalay outskirt, connects two sides of the Taungthamna River, far about 20 kilometers from the center of the city. Standing on the bridge, you can capture the most beautiful sunset scenery in the world.
U Bein Bridge was constructed over 150 years ago
U Bein Bridge was constructed over 150 years ago

The bridge is completely made in wood which was taken from the Amarapura palace when the Mindon King moved to Mandalay in 1857. The best moment for sightseeing here is in the late afternoon when the sun sets and hides in very far mountains. You can walk on the bridge or hire a boat sailing on the river. Every afternoon, hundreds of tourists of adventure tour in Myanmar come here to enjoy the scenery as well as listen to the holy mocks' stories about Buddha.

5. Bagan Ancient Capital

Bagan Ancient Capital is always one of the most favorite attractions for Myanmar adventure tours because it is also known as a "myriad temple homeland". There are 2000 temples, pagodas and towers, storing the most Buddha cultural constructions. It is called ancient capital because Bagan used to be the thriving capital city built in 1044 by King Anawrahta.
Bagan Ancient Capital - myriad temple homeland
Bagan Ancient Capital - myriad temple homeland 

To visit the city, you are suggested to have a ride or a cart to visit any temples you want as well as experience the atmosphere of Myanmar country in the 11th century. You will bear in mind that each temple has its own surprising story. For example, the biggest one is Dhammayangyi with another name "misfortune temple" because it was the place the King killed all the slaves.

See more: Experience unforgettable Myanmar's trekking trip | 7 days 6 nights


6. Mandalay Palace

The palace is located in Mandalay city and is the last capital of Myanmar's reign. Therefore, it is also called the Royal Palace. The whole construction was made of wood in the 1850s and follow the traditional style of the country. In particular, all the blocks had the same hight, and the importance level of each block is shown in the number of towers. The palace includes many different blocks such as clock tower, tooth relics tower, the supmere court, king tombs, guest hall, glass palace,...were delicately created.
Mandalay Palace
Mandalay Palace is also called the Royal Palace

All of them creates originality and majesty for the work and attracts tourists of Myanmar adventure travel to come to visit once in a lifetime.


7. Pindaya Cave

Besides the famous destination of adventure Myanmar travel and tour Inle Lake, Pindaya Cave located in a small town is another attractive one. Alongside the way to the cave are hundreds-year-old Banyan trees with canopies covering a large area. Looking from the outside, it looks like a big pagoda. However, when going into, you will see a great number of illuminated figurines of different size and length. There are about 8000 statues in total, alternately with stalactites to contribute to the majesty of Pindaya cave.
There are about 8000 statues in Pindaya cave
There are about 8000 statues in Pindaya cave

Especially, a circle of reincarnation is put in the second area. It is said that if the traveler goes around the circle seven times, he/she will get a lot of fortune in the near future. 

8. Taung Kalat monastery

Taung Kalat is the most famous monastery in the world. You have to go through 777 sarns leading to the monastery. It is because it was built in the top of Popa mountain, which was 1518 meters above the sea level. The mountain is also considered as the home of 37 Great Nats, who are responsible for the safety of the area. However, when standing on the top, you can see the overview of the Bagan ancient town and enjoy the fresh atmosphere, which is worth for your trial.

Taung Kalat is the most famous monastery in the world
Taung Kalat is the most famous monastery in the world


Up to now, we have not found out how the ancient people could build the monastery on such a high mountain. The construction is all made of rocks like most of the monasteries in Myanmar. If you have a Buddha interest and the unique solemnity of the religion, Taung Kalat is an awesome choice in your adventure tour in Myanmar


9. Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market 

Myanmar is not only famous for a system of pagodas and citadels but also the homeland of precious stones. And Bogyoke Aung San is one of the biggest gem markets with a variety of products, contributes a great number of travelers to adventure tourism in Myanmar each year. First built in 1994 as a small market, it has now become a top gem-purchasing center of Myanmar and Southeast Asia.
Bogyoke Aung San Market
Bogyoke Aung San Market

The sources of the gemstones here are from many "ruby valleys" such as Mogok, Mongshu and Phakant. With the diversity in the price, from some USD to some thousand USD, tourists can easily find out their suitable items. Especially, the products here are assured in quality due to the protection of the Government. There are also other kinds of products such as jewelry, handicrafts...which are perfect gifts for a journey.

Galatourist do hope with all the suggestions about, travelers will have more interest in an adventure tour in Myanmar, a country with many specific Buddha features. Contact us for more information about the itinerary and the package of Myanmar travel now.
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