Shimmering Inle Lake

Life on a mountain lake

Placid. Exotic. You won't want to leave Inle Lake

Day One: Heho, a Forest and a Lazy Boat Trip

Your private car, driver and guide meet you at charming Heho Airport and drive you across a heavily forested mountain range and down into the Inle Valley. Then a lazy afternoon on the lake to see how life revolves around water in the Shan States. You will see men rowing boats with their legs, floating gardens and livestock pens and other oddities. You might want to venture to a nearby hot spring to enjoy a soak, or maybe a relaxing massage.

Day Two: Longboat to Indein and a Local Market

After breakfast your guide is waiting  to escort you to your private longboat. If it's a market day, you will visit the lakeside market first, followed by a stop at Indein Pagoda, with its kilometer-long corridor of handicraft vendors and its 16th Century funeral stupas.

Then a short ride to the to a nearby restaurant for a taste of the local delicacies. After lunch, you are ferried across the narrow waterway to visit the most sacred structure on the lake, the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda with its famous five small Buddhas, the lake's guardians.

Later, you visit a floating weaving factory and glide through the extensive Floating Gardens. Return to the hotel via the Tha Le Oo Pagoda.

Day Three: Onward, or Stay Longer?

Nobody seems to want to leave Inle Lake. We can add another day to relax, see local vineyards and taste some wine, or perhaps a day trip to the mysterious Kakku Valley. If you are flying onward to Yangon, your airport return will leave after breakfast.

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Prices and Hotels
Prices depend on your choice of hotel and when you want to travel.

We offer several different hotels in Inle Lake, ranging from three to five stars. If you have a specific hotel in mind, please let us know. All of the hotels we use are carefully chosen for location, amenities, quality of service, security and value. We use only hotels that are LGBT-friendly.
We inspect most hotels at least once a year.

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Great Value Package

Includes private airport transportation, accommodation with tax, service, and daily breakfast beginning on day 2, full day tour with private boat and guide, Inle "Zone Fee." Not included: airfare, other local transportation, beverages, meals other than breakfast, massage, gratuities, features not specifically mentioned in the itinerary, or items of a purely personal nature.

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