Elephant Ride and Other Unique Activities in Myanmar

Elephant Riding

Myanmar is world-renowned for its exotic flora and fauna, and one of the most popular outdoor activities is elephant riding. This is usually offered by tour companies that also provide eco-tours for the tourists. In the country, elephants play important roles such as in logging, military and ceremonies. At present, these gentle giants are widely used for tourism.

In addition to elephant riding, Myanmar has a gamut of activities that will surely satisfy the wanderlust in you.

Horse Riding

If you love riding horses, you will be pleased to know that the Yangon Equestrian Club offers riding opportunities. It is located around 12 miles outside Yangon and provides an array of riding options from the novice to the advanced level riders. Lessons are also offered in the Yangon Equestrian Club and in Shan state as well as in Mandalay.


If you plan to go to Inle Lake, don’t miss the chance to try sailing on the lake’s waters. The Yangon Sailing Club offers rowing and sailing boat rentals. You can also avail of sailing lessons if you’re a beginner.

Rock Climbing

This one has not yet hit it big in Myanmar, but it’s already making its steady climb. The Khakaborazi Mountain, highest peak in the country, provides an exciting venue for rock climbers.

White Water Rafting

This activity is also catching up among the adventurous tourists visiting Myanmar. You can try rafting at the Maykha River in Kanchin State.

Beach Hopping

Many people don’t realize that there are many wonderful beaches in the country. Although not yet at par with the beaches in Thailand, Burmese beaches are decent and good enough to be visited. The Andaman Sea area and the Bay of Bengal side are your two options in exploring the beaches in Myanmar.


Ride a boat to Taungthaman Lake located in Mandalay. This is a famous because of the attractions nearby like the Ubein Bridge and Inwa. You can also cruise the Irrawaddy River, the largest river in the country.

Tread the Colonial Trails

Learn about the cultural heritage of Myanmar by visiting Pyn Oo Lwin, Yangon or Kalaw where you will find historical artifacts, which have been well-preserved from the British colonial era.

Explore the Mrauk U

Mrauk U used to be the capital of the Rakhin State. Visitors will be delighted to see many temples and palace in this site.

Indeed, you will never run out of things to do in Myanmar, so better pack your travel bags and book a flight to the country if you want to break away from boredom and your monotonous daily routine. After your tour, you will be completely refreshed and revitalized!

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