Explore the enchanting scenery between Inle Lake and Samkar Lake by boat and on foot passing fishermen, floating gardens, and some of the traditional Intha villages built on stilts on the lake. Walking through a bamboo forest, with sometimes a glimpse of the canal connecting Inle Lake to the Samkar Lake and visit the famous Taung To pagodas and have picnic at a beautiful spot.
Visiting Inle Lake is not just about being on the water but also about discovering the Shan and Intha villages on the banks of the river. We bring our bikes along on our private boat and stop every now and then for an hour of biking on the banks of Inle Lake passing traditional villages.
A private boat tour around the lake to discover the natural beauty of the lake, visit the floating gardens, villages on stilts and an Intha house where a traditional Intha lunch is served
Our all-time favorite trek to Pa O hill tribes from Shan State to get to know their life, visit their villages in the hills, eat their food and have the chance to dress like a Pa O (fun, at least for the picture!).
Travel by boat towards the ruins of Indein are partly covered by vegetation and looks like a “pagoda forest”. A home-made cooked lunch is served in a local house and we continue towards the Nam Pan village for a very interesting trip going local with a small canoe.
An active day by bike and foot on the west bank of the lake with fantastic views over the lake and the villages surrounding the lake covering parts of the area not frequently visited by tourists.
We start with a visit of the museum housed in the former palace of the last Shan prince of Nyaung Shwe. We have a Shan lunch at the local restaurant, continue to visit the local market, the ancient teak wooden Shwe Yan Pyay monastery with the oval windows and end the tour with a visit and some wine tasting of local produced wines.
Probably the best way to arrive in Inle Lake! Mountain bikes are ready for you to start a 4-5 hour biking trip to Indein. The trip is partly off-road and technically easy with most of the roads flat or downhill. Biking through numerous Pa O villages in an area where few foreigners have been before is a great experience. Stop on the way to enjoy the fantastic views over the lake and the Shan country side. Lunch is included in a local village.
An active and adventurous kayaking trip through rural villages of Shan state with a landscape of villages, beautiful nature with the Shan mountains in the background and floating gardens is passing by.
Meet Tin Tin – an Intha native from the lake who will share her traditional Shan recipes with you during a traditional Shan cooking class in a family house built on stilt on the lake. Enjoy a simple, tasteful, home-cooked food from a local lady who has been cooking her whole life for her family!
A full day of exploration by bike, boat and kayak, with a fantastic traditional lunch in an exclusive Shan house on the lake. A somewhat challenging day, but filled with the rewards of outstanding scenery & genuine connections.
Early morning boat ride will bring you to the starting point of a fantastic balloon ride over Inle Lake. Seeing the villages and the floating gardens from a hot air balloon gives you a completely different perspective of the beauty of this area. The balloons are usually flying from mid-November till mid-February.
Lunch is served on a rice carrier boat in the middle of Inle Lake. The boat has been transformed into an ephemeral restaurant fully equipped. An exclusive experience to taste delicious Shan food in a very special setting.
A spectacular and fun way to get a close insight to the traditional boat racing of the Intha people. During the year, different communities on the lake practise to become the yearly champion at the boat racing events in October. We let you participate with their training whereby 2 teams of 15 women on each boat practise and compete against each other. An unforgettable event that is supporting Intha women on the lake and preserving the boat racing culture.