Fascinating Inle Lake

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Discover 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.

  • Itinerary
  • Day 1: Visit to the morning market, which rotates locations on a 5-day basis
    Place Transport: Cruise
    Today’s Activities: Visit to the morning market, which rotates locations on a 5-day basis
    Meals: B
    Detailed Itinerary: 0800 AM – 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) We’ll start with 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 who gather 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 its weaving from 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 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 Inthar Heritage House to learn more about the history and culture of the lake’s indigenous people and enjoy a delicious coffee and cake (snack break not included). Return to your hotel around 16.00-17.00.

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