BEAUTIFUL INLE LAKE - 3 Days

A sheet of blue glass water at 900m above sea level, with its own native inhabitants, the INTHA people who live on stilted homes built on the lake. Inle Lake is 13.5 miles long and 7 miles wide. Dotted around the lake are the stilt-house villages and floating gardens of the Inhta tribe. We can easily encounter at any moment with Shan, Pa-O, Taung Yo, Danu, Kayah and Danaw tribal people at the market or on the trip. Boats are the main means of transport around the lake. A beautiful day on the lake we will see stunning floating gardens, floating markets, floating villages, busy fishing canoes, unique leg-rowers, silk-weaving home-industries, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and the famous Ngaphe Chaung Monastery also known as Jumping Cat Monastery, where a dozen cats living in the monastery have been trained by the monks to jump through a ring on call.

In the surrounding hills is Kalaw, a pleasant holiday resort since colonial times, where the atmosphere is dominated by the scents form pine forests. The Pindaya Cave located about an hour drive from Kalaw is also famous for its collection of over 8000 Buddha statues made from cement, alabaster, lacquer, teak and bricks representing the Buddha in as many dimensions. One can learn traditional umbrella and paper workshop in Pindaya home. Trekking and camping tours are available at Maenal Mountain and from there possible extend the visit to Pa O village.  For the train lovers, Kalaw to Shwe Nyaung is a beautiful ride. A colorful carpet is famous in this Shan Land and it’s indeed breathtakingly beautiful and inviting international travelers to experience the friendliness and simplicity of the tribal people.

 

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 410
2 Pax: 240
3-4 Pax: 205
5-7 Pax: 180
8-15 Pax: 155

 

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Day 1
HEHO ARRIVAL – TRAIN JOURNEY KALAW TO SHWE NYAUNG – INLE (L)

Upon arrival Heho Airport, welcome by guide and car, we’ll then transfer to Kalaw to catch our train to Shwe Nyaung. Train departs from Kalaw at around 12:00. Simple lunch is served in Kalaw. Kalaw to Shwe Nyaung by train journey is a beautiful ride. A colorful carpet is famous in this Shan Land and it’s indeed breathtakingly beautiful and inviting international travelers to experience the friendliness and simplicity of the tribal people. At Shwe Nyaung Station, we’ll pick up and transfer to the hotel.

Explore Inle Lake by horse and Red Mountain Winery Visit – half day in the afternoon (Drinks & BBQ)

You can experience the areas natural beauty and cultural attractions from horseback or a local horse drawn cart. Six-acre wide land host to nine friendly horses in an idyllic setting of dragon fruit trees, wild flowers and a small, shimmering-blue lake. The host Intha Family friendly invites you to relax at the horse club with drinks, snacks and local cuisine served at open air veranda. The beautiful and healthy horse, the photogenic venue and professional service will ensure you have an equestrian adventure at Inle Lake that you will never forget. Our horse trekking tour to Red Mountain will pass through fields full of dragon fruit, sugar cane, sunflowers and corn. One hour is from the horse club to Red Mountain journey and we can take an hour rest at Red Mountain vineyards where we can indulge in local foods and spectacular view from the top. At the end travel back to horse club through local plantations. Car pick up and drop off is included.

Day 2
A beautiful day on the Inle Lake – full day (L)

Inle Lake is well known for its unique leg rowers and scenic beauty with wonderful floating gardens, tomato and flowers plantations, many cottages and the stunning views of the water lies between the steamy mountain ranges. Your exploration of a day on the lake will include local five days market held by around the Inle Lake, find different tribes from the mountains and the lake, fisher men, leg-rowers and colorful vegetables at the market. During the visit, the boat trip will pass through the floating gardens and stilt houses near Khaung Daing, In Gyauk and See-Sone-villages. We’ll stop at one Intha house to have a local tea and have conversations with host family and learn their family business. Continue to visit famous pagoda Paung Daw Oo, Burmese Cats breathing areas, teak boat factory or Cigar making from local women in and out around fishermen villages and Lotus Weaving where you can see only in Inle Lake. Traditional Inthar’s foods for lunch will be served.

Day 3
5-days rotating market and Indein temples visit – full day (L)

Morning pick up from the hotel and transfer to boat jetty, start the day by visiting one of the 5 DAYS ROTATION MARKET (only on market day). Shan, Pa-O, Taung Yo, Danu, Kayah and Danaw tribal people are coming and selling their vegetables and goods at the market. At the south coast of Inle Lake to see people are more origin, and their typical style stilt-house villages and the beautiful nature. Afterward, a fantastic boat trip to Indein Village which is located west of Ywarma. After walking up a covered stairway climbs the hill, we’ll see crumbling stupas of Shwe Inn Thein Paya, a complex of nearly 1054 weather-beaten zedi, most constructed in 17th& 18th centuries. There are great views across the lake and valley from the pagoda, enjoy the scenic view! Indein is one of the biggest and liveliest market areas when there is sometimes five-day market held. We can stay here a few hours to look at the various temple ruins, souvenir shops and a nice walk through bamboo forest and over a little bridge. Lunch is included with traditional Intha’s foods. Boat and guide are available the rest of the day on the lake.

BEAUTIFUL INLE LAKE

  • All transfers and transport as per the program with a private A/C car
  • All meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Service English speaking stationed guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Train ticket
  • Horse riding
  • Red Mountain Estate wine tasting & BBQ
  • Boat jetty pick up and drop off
  • Boat rental
  • Water, drinks and snacks
  • Cold towel

BEAUTIFUL INLE LAKE

  • Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Personal expenses
  • All drinks
  • Visa fees and/or visa authorization
  • Tips
  • Other expenses that not mentioned on the itinerary