Inle Lake Day Tours

 

 Fascinating Inle Lake Excursion ( Full day excrusion )

Tour Highlights

Explore the culture wonders, natural beauty and unique lifestyles of Inle Lake on this full day guided excursion. Travel by private, longtail boat and wind through stilted houses to hidden craftshops, venture ashore to see jungle-shrouded temples, dine on traditional Inthar cuisine and witness the fishermen of Inle. Location: Inle Lake, Myanmar Duration: 8 hours (approx.) – Full day Start/End: Your hotel in Inle Lake

1 Day

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$ 26per pax
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Detail tour program

Your guide will greet you at your hotel this morning to embark on your Inle Lake day trip. Board your private motorboat (on board are cushioned wooden chairs, lifejackets, umbrellas- for sun and wind protection, and blankets in the winter months)

Firstly we are to start a visit to the morning market, which rotates locations on a 5-day basis. (Note: there are no markets on full moon or dark moon days) This daily market attracts people from all over the lake’s shores to buy and sell their wares- if you are lucky you may see Pa-Oh, Inthar and Shan people in their traditional outfits. Wander amid the stalls where your guide will explain the local produce and goods for sale.

Then continue across the lake, passing through villages with stilted houses and floating gardens built up from strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored to the bottom with bamboo poles. You will also see the leg‐rowing fishermen who steer their boats with incredible balance.

We make our way to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains 5 sacred Buddha images and houses royal barges used during the pagoda’s annual festival.

Proceed to the village of Inpawkhone to observe the traditional silk weaving techniques of Inthar people. Inpawkhone is also known for weaving with the stems of lotus flowers, a time consuming process that results in high quality materials famous throughout the country. We also visit a cheroot factory where local Burmese cigars are rolled by hand.

Stop for lunch midday where you will taste delicious, traditional Inthar dishes while soaking in the views of the lake and its surroundings.

This afternoon we will travel to Indein, on the southwestern shores of the lake. The boat will travel down a small canal with so many twists and tours that is leading to the Pa-oh village of Indein. Explore the area on foot, strolling around the village and wander through the beautiful Alaung Sitthou area. Alaung Sitthou is filled with picturesque stupas and has magnificent views of the lake.

Should time allow, we’ll stop at one of the local house on the lake where to learn more about the history and culture of the lake’s indigenous people and enjoy a authentic green tea with traditional snacks then you will be transferred back to your hotel Return to your hotel around 16.00-17.00.

Price 1 Pax/ pax 2 Pax/ pax 3 Pax/ pax 4 Pax/ pax 5 Pax/ pax 6 Pax/ pax
91 $ 52 $ 39 $ 32 $ 28 $ 26 $
  Our services include:
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch break at local Restaurant
  • Private boat at Inle

 Authentic Excursion to Sagar ( Full day excursion )

Tour Highlights

With less tourist , spectacular scenery and more than a few fabulous sites to see, Sagar offers a taste of the ‘real’ Inle Lake. The main attraction in Sagar is the sunken stupas, 108 old stupas often flooded by water, but it is the natural beauty, friendly people, local lifestyles and serene waterways that make this day trip an unforgettable adventure. Location: Inle Lake, Myanmar Duration: 8 hours (approx.) – Full day Start/End: Your hotel in Inle Lake

1 Day

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$ 30per pax
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PROGRAM DETAILS

You will be picked up at your hotel and transfer to jetty then we are to leave for Sagar, the far southern region of Inle Lake. Very few tourists make the trip down to this region yet it is one of the most beautiful places in the Shan State, with the mountains forming a backdrop for the small villages and fishermen on the water. The area was only recently opened to tourists in 2003.

The boat journey takes 2.5-3 hours but is full of fabulous views and home to many unique species of birds, both indigenous and migratory. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Upon arriving in Sagar area there are several stops that will be made (the order will depend on the time, other tourist boats and activity in the villages) The main highlight for many travelers are the ‘sunken’ stupas of Sagar- 108 stupas from the 16-17th centuries that are partially underwater for a few months a year. There is also a local monastery and village that can be visited here.

Continue to the village of Thaya Gone, home to Pa-Oh, Shan and Inthar people and known for its production of local rice wine. Watch the process of distillation and then sample some of the local brew if you wish. In Thaya Gone there is also the chance to climb to the top of a small hill which there are great views of the lake and surrounding villages.

Another stop will be made in Sae Khaung Pottery Village to see the crafting of oil and water pots as well as the natural, underground kilns used by the villagers. On the western shores of the Sagar area is Tar Kaung, a series of more than 200 stupas which also make a fabulous photo stop.

Lunch will be arranged along the way (either picnic lunch or local lunch at a small restaurant)

Around 2.30 the boat will begin its journey back to the main section of Inle Lake. Traveling back in the afternoon the light has shifted and the route looks much different on the return, with different activities occurring on the water and in the villages. Rice noodles can be seen drying in the sun, spun cotton is hung out to dry and kids are returning from school at this time of day.

You’ll reach your hotel early this evening in time to freshen up and watch the sunset.
Price 1 Pax/ pax 2 Pax/ pax 3 Pax/ pax 4 Pax/ pax 5 Pax/ pax 6 Pax/ pax
117 $ 65 $ 47 $ 39 $ 33 $ 30 $
  Our services include:
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch break at local Restaurant
  • Private boat at Inle-Sagar-Inle

Explore Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp ( Full day excursion to Elephant camp )

Tour Highlights

A visit to Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp is more than journey which is located in the gorgeous Shan State, a mystical tapestry of lush jungle landscapes, rushing rivers and intriguing indigenous culture, Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp is one of the country’s prime assets. . An awe-inspiring window into the gentle nature of these incredible animals. Location: 45 minutes drive down from Kalaw Duration: 8 hours (approx.) – Full day Start/End: Your hotel in Kalaw

1 Day

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$ 128per pax
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Program Details

This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in Kalaw then drive down to t Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp in Magwe village (the drive takes around 45 minutes). Upon arrival, a guide from the camp will greet you and you will be served with the welcome drink while receiving a briefing on the day’s activities, the background of the camp and the history of elephants in Myanmar.

After that , start a short walk to the river, passing through a reforestation project set up by the camp and villagers. Be greeted by the elephants – the guide will explain their name, age, and how they ended up retiring at the camp. Trays of bananas and sugar cane will be brought out and some time will be enjoyed feeding the elephants. Afterwards, get dressed in traditional Shan garments to prepare for the elephants bathing. Walk to a natural pool, located between two small falls in the stream, where you’ll join the elephants for a bath.

And then you are to return to the reforestation area to plant a tree before heading to the main camp for lunch. There is time in the afternoon to explore more on foot with the local trekking guide or interact with the elephants.In the late afternoon, it is time to say goodbye to the elephants and mahouts and transfer back to Kalaw.

Price 1 Pax/ pax 2 Pax/ pax 3 Pax/ pax 4 Pax/ pax 5 Pax/ pax 6 Pax/ pax
175 $ 145 $ 141 $ 134 $ 131 $ 128 $
  Our services include:
  • Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp Package
  • English-speaking guide at Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp
  • Lunch at Elephant Camp
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Water and refreshing towel

Explore an unexplored site of Kakku ( Full day excursion to Kakku )

Tour Highlights

Should you be prepared to be amazed ?: explore into the depth of Shan hills to the hidden ‘forest of temples’ at Kakku. Traveling from the flatlands around Inle Lake, drive higher and higher into the hills, criss-crossing the railway line and villages. The journey is more than expectation when reaching Kakku: more than 5000 stupas from the 11th century rise high above a plain. Wander amid these mysterious stupas, far from the tourist trail. Location: Kakku, Myanmar Duration: 8 hours (approx.) – Full day Start/End: Your hotel in Inle Lake

1 Day

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$ 46per pax
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Detail program

Your journey to Kakku in the morning will begin after breakfast, you will be picked up by local Pa-Oh guide at your hotel in Inle .then you are ready to set off from the low-lying lands at Inle Lake toward Taunggyi, then head into the rolling hills toward the east of the lake. The drive is spectacular, crossing over the railway line and through small villages inhabited to the Pa-Oh people. This area was closed to visitors for many years and even now only a few intrepid tourists make their way through here.

After two hours you will be landed in Kakku which is the place to feel and see the fantastic view of Kakku pagoda complex with more than 5200 individual stupas, some of which are 20 metres high, and several Buddha images scattered throughout. There are no clear facts about the history of the stupas but most date back to the 11th-13th century, the same period when Bagan was thriving. Wander throughout the temples, taking your time to enjoy the wonder and awe of this site and discover the intricate carvings and details on the structures.

In addition to visiting the temples, your local Pa-O guide will introduce you to the customs and lives of the people as you stop to visit nearby villages.

Afterwards we will have lunch at a local restaurant near Kakku train station and then resume our drive back to Inle Lake.

Price 1 Pax/ pax 2 Pax/ pax 3 Pax/ pax 4 Pax/ pax 5 Pax/ pax 6 Pax/ pax
146 $ 81 $ 71 $ 57 $ 52 $ 46 $
  Our services include:
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch at Local Restaurant (Kakku)
  • Private boat at Inle
  • Zone Fees at Kakku
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Water and refreshing towel

A Journey into Shan Hill ( Day Return Trekking )

Tour Highlights

Discovering out-of-the-way places, meeting local people, seeing stunning views or just challenging yourself – a walking or trekking in Shan Plateau  will give a completely different perspective on the environment around you that is simply impossible to achieve from a vehicle.

1 Day

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$ 46per pax
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Location: Inle Lake, Myanmar Duration: 8 hours (approx.) – Full day Start/End: Your hotel in Inle Lake Distance = 29  km Trek condition = 20% up, 20% down and 60% flat (hard trek)

Deatail Program

Inle – Inne –Thapyaykone – Thaleoo (Trek) Trekking starting point is at Minetauk, on the eastern shore of the lake. Day tour & trek to the summit of the blue and hazy mountain range. Visit the traditional Pa-O village of Inne. Walk up to the mountain of Inne. The village is located about 15 km from Inle lake. On the way enjoy the beauty of nature, the Tawya monastery and seasonal terrace crop plantations. Lunch will be offered at Inne with Pa-O food. After lunch, explore the village and study the local life-style. Return back to Inle lake by descending the slope passing through Thapyaykone village and then proceed to Thaleoo village. Return back to your hotel by boat.
Price in USD Nett Per Pax 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
$ 98 $ 52 $ 36 $ 30 $ 29 $ 26
Our services include :
  • Local English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Private boat transfer from / to hotel
  • Picnic lunch at local village
  • Village fund
  • Bottled waters and refreshing towels  .
 
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