Welcome to Eastern Myanmar

Travellers to eastern Myanmar get the chance to experience both beautiful Inle Lake and some of the finest trekking in the country. Then there's the intriguing opportunity of getting right off the tourist trail in areas that see very few foreigners. While much of eastern Myanmar remains closed due to ongoing conflict, more and more places are opening up to visitors. Now, tiny Kayah State and its charming capital... Read More

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Eastern Myanmar activities

$11.25 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

2-Hour Sunset on Inle Lake

You will be picked up from your hotel by boat, and taken to the middle of the lake to view sunset over the Shan mountains. Take pictures of the local fishermen on their way home, silhouetted by the falling sun. This will include the famous leg-rowing fishermen, floating gardens and the villages on stilts. A stop will also be made at Paung-Daw-Oo Pagoda, an important religious site in the Shan State. After the last rays have been and gone, make your way back to your hotel as the temperature drops in time for dinner.

$36 Cultural & Theme Tours

Inle Lake Full Day Tour

A full day guided journey of Inle Lake and all of its charm await you today as you board your boat and cruise along the lake. You will have your own personal guide with you who will provide insight and history on the different villages and people who call the lake home. Hills surround the lake on all sides, as the lake's shore and islands host various villages on stilts.On your journey you will witness local fisherman and their one of a kind skill used to glide across the lake. The unique technique of leg rowing where one leg is wrapped around the paddle to cut through the water and propel their vessel across the lake.You will have a chance to visit the floating gardens, a teeming market and an Intha village around the lake. The day also includes a visit to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Inn Paw Khon Village and the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery. After having time to experience these unique sights you will be guided back to finish off your day.

$37 Tours & Sightseeing

Private: At Home with the Intha on Inle Lake

After morning pickup from your Inle Lake hotel, transfer to your boat.As you cruise around the lake to meet local Intha people, your guide shares informative commentary about the history and culture of the region. Visit a farm constructed on an island that floats on the lake and meet the farmer. Learn about the Intha technique for leg-rowing and daily life on the lake, then stop at a local village to see the homes that perch on wooden stilts in the water.Spend time with a local family in their home to experience their culture and customs. Try some local cuisine as you chat with the family members and your guide assists with translation. After your time with the family, return by boat to your starting point where your tour ends with hotel drop-off.

$50 Kid Friendly

Private Full-Day Inle Lake Tour with Transfer

Our guide and driver will pick you up from Heho Airport or your hotel in Inle and drive to Nyang shwe, the gateway village to the Inle Lake. Along the way, stop at the Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which features carvings and a collection of Buddha images. Observe the local Intha people who row by the one-legged in lake and see their floating garden. Visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda which enshrines five Buddha images covered in gold leaf and the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery which famous for its jumping cats trained by monks. Pass the endless floating gardens, houses, monasteries built on stilts on the lake and some villages to enjoy life on the lake. Enjoy your lunch at local restaurants. After sightseeing, transfer you back to hotel.

$40 Walking & Biking Tours

Private: Cycling to a Vineyard to enjoy Sunset and Wine from Inle Lake

Set off in the afternoon from your hotel with your own personal guide for an exciting journey to the outskirts of Nyaung Shwe.  Enjoy the fresh air and natural surroundings as you cycle to your first stop, Tuang Myot village to take photos of Kyauk Phyu Gyi, a huge seated Buddha image. Continue on your cycling journey and take in your surroundings including a sugar cane farm towards your journey to a small village of Payagi. Your end destination is a local vineyard which is located on a hillside offering spectacular views over Inle Lake. On arrival take a break to rest while you are informed about the wine production process using the locally grown grapes. Take a stroll through the vineyard and explore the fields, winery and cellar. As the sun sets in the background be sure to taste some of the wine for yourself and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before being transferred back to your hotel.

$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Inle Lake - Indein Full Day Sightseeing Tour

The air-conditioned car (or local boat) and guide from Nice Style Travel & Tours will pick you up at your hotel at 6:30 am.  The local stationed guides are regional guide license holders awarded from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. At 7:00 am, you will start your boat tour to Indein pagoda complex and nearby village of Pa-O hill tribes, located on western bank of Inle Lake. The village is not on the lake but can be reached via a short and enjoyable boat ride through irrigation canals. It is an archaeological site worthy to visit where hundreds of Shan style ruined pagodas stand on slop of a hill. Some of the pagodas dated back to 17th and 18th centuries. On the boat trip, you will visit the market places, floating villages and floating gardens, silk & lotus stem weaving cottages. You can also see Inthar technique of leg-rowing where one leg is wrapped around the paddle to drive the boat and also their traditional way of fishing. After visiting Indein Pagoda Complex, return back to Inle and transfer to local restaurant for lunch. After your lunch, visit the famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda the lake’s main sanctuary, which contains 5 sacred Buddha images. Then, visit Nga Phe Kyaung (also known as Cat Jumping Monastery), one of the oldest monasteries on the lake to see ancient Buddha images. Discover how the Burmese cigars are rolled by hand in a cheroot factory. The tour will finish around 5:00 pm and the car or boat will transfer back to your hotel.