Kalaw – Kayah State – Samkar Lake – Inle Lake

Elephant, tribal people and serene Samkar Lake

An excellent detour between Kalaw and Inle Lake! Washing and feeding elephants, home cooked Shan and Palaung lunches, encountering different tribes, nature and short walks and passing by boat 3 fantastic lakes. This itinerary is excellent to get to know the country and its colourful people a bit better and is excellent for photographers.


Day 1: Feeding and washing Elephants – stay at Kalaw Heritage Hotel 

Day 2: A former Shan palace & home cooked Shan lunch – stay at Loikaw Lodge

Day 3: Trail of the ancestors trek and long neck villages – stay at Loikaw Lodge

Day 4: Kayah village walk & BBQ lunch at local family house – boat ride on Pekon & Samkar Lake – stay at Inle Sanctuary

Day 5: visit Samkar Lake– continue by boat to Inle Lake