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In addition to tourist sights, Inle Lake is also home to many hotels – mostly high end – which line the lake shore and often feature rooms or bungalows perched right over the water.


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$43 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.

$43 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.

$1079 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Night Myanmar Private Tour with Flights from Yangon

Day 1: Yangon full day tourMeet a driver upon arrival in Yangon. If time allows, short circular train ride to Yangon Central Railway Station, visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, walking tour around Yangon's colonial-era buildings, afternoon visit to Bogyoke Market, Kandawgyi Park, sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda.  Day 2 Full day tour around Ancient Bagan (B)  Meet a driver at your hotel, and transfer to the airport for an early morning flight to Bagan. Visit Nyaung U Local Market, Shwezigon Pagoda, Wetkyi-in Gubyaukkyi , Htilominlo Temple, and Tharaba Gate by horse cart tour. After afternoon check-in and a rest, continue to Ananda, Ananda Okkyaung, Thatbyinnyu Temple, Shwe Gu Gyi Temple, Gawdawpalin Temple, and Dhammayangyi Temple, catching sunset from a temple.  Day 3: Excursion to Mt.Popa (B)  After breakfast at the hotel, visit to Toddy plam, jaggery making. Continue to Popa Taung Kalat, an extinct Volcano over 1500 meters high summit, about 48 km south east of Bagan. After the visit, leisure at the the hotel and take a sunset river cruise in the Ayeyarwaddy river. Day 4: Sagaing - Mingun boat trip  (B) After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for a flight to Mandalay. Continue to Sagaing Hill, Soon U Pon Nya Shin and U Min Thonesal Pagoda. Evening boat trip to Mingun, the unfinished Mingun Pahtodawgyi, Mingun Bell, and Myatheindan. Day 5: Amarapura and Mandalay city tour (B) After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Maha Gandayone Monastery, the teak U Bein bridge, and Mahamuni Pagoda. In the afternoon, visit to Yadanarbon Market, the Shwenandaw Monastery, Atumashi Monastery, and Kuthodaw Pagoda, catching panoramic views of Mandalay from Mandalay Hill.  Day 6: Shan State Wineries (B)  This morning flight to Heho airport. Visit to Aye Thar Yar Vineyard near Taungyyi and next to Inle Heritage by boat, In the Evening visit to Red Mountain Winery, enjoy scenic view to Inle Lake and beautiful sunset. Day 7: Inle Lake (B) Take a full day tour of Inle Lake by private boat, taking in villages, the unique leg-rowing style of local fishermen, and floating gardens. The tour also includes visits to the silver smith factory, the silk weaving village, the Cheroot making factory, the boat making workshop, and the jumping cat monastery, as well as Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Shwe Inn Dein Pagoda.  Day 8: Inle Lake – Yangon (B) In the morning, transfer to Heho airport for a flight to Yangon. On arrival, transfer to hotel, free at Leisure at the evening. Day 9: Yangon Departure (B)  A driver will meet you at your hotel for transfer to the airport, where this tour concludes.

$699 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Bagan and Inle Lake Tour from Yangon

Day 1 Yangon – BaganPick up from your Yangon hotel at 5am, transfer to Yangon airport for flight to Nyaung U airport. On arrival Bagan, starts with visit to busy Nyaung U Local Market. Continue to Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas, Kyansttha U Min , a tunnel with interesting feature of painting. Htilominlo Temple, between the early and the late Bagan Period, lacquer Ware Industry. Afternoon visit to Ananda Temple, an architectural master piece resembling a Greek cross: Ananda Okkaung a brick Monastery with 18th century mural Painting: Dhamayangyi a massive temple which will show the finest brick work on the plain of Bagan.  Enjoy sunset view along Ayeyarwaddy river by small boat.Overnight: Zfreeti Hotel or similar Day 2 Bagan (B)After breakfast, we will visit to authentic Minnanthu village to see daily life of villagers, traditional cotton weaving, silversmiths, and Pwa Saw village to see more handicraft workshops, experience a glimpse of traditional Myanmar rural life. Next to Myinkaba Village by horse cart to explore hidden temples and some traditional lacquerware workshop which is very well known in Bagan. After the refreshment ,visit Gubyaukgyi Temple admiring the fine stuccowork from Bagan period. Continue to Nanpaya temple, built in the Mon style with intricate stone carvings, and said to have once been King Manuha's residence. Overnight Hotel in Bagan.Overnight: Zfreeti Hotel or similar Day 3 Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake (B)After Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Nyaung U airport for flight to Heho airport. On arrival Heho, transfer to Inle Lake through Pindaya. On the way, visit Pindaya Cave inside thousands of Buddha images and beautiful banyan trees in Pindaya. Finally transfer to red mountain winery and vineyard for tasting wine.Overnight: Royal Inlay Hotel or similarDay 4 Inle Lake (B)Take a full day tour of Inle Lake by private boat with chances to see villages, the unique leg-rowers fishermen and the floating gardens, built up from the strips of water hyacinth and mud and anchored with bamboo poles. The tour also includes visits to the silver smith factory, the silk weaving village, the Cheroot making factory, the boat making workshop, the jumping cat monastery and the most famous Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda where the Buddha images have been covered in so much gold that they look like balls of solid gold. And visit to Indein Village ancient Ruins pagoda of Nyaung Oaks.Overnight: Royal Inlay Hotel or similarDay 5 Inle Lake – Heho – Yangon (B)After breakfast and hotel check out, transfer to Heho airport for domestic flight to Yangon Airport and connect to International airport or Yangon hotel.

$59 Private & Custom Tours

Inle Lake Excursion Private Tour Full Day

our trip starts at your hotel in Inle Lake; you will explore Inle Lake by boat on, around Inle Lake there are many small villages. Once here, you may see the unique leg-rowing fishermen, typical floating gardens, local methods of fishing, village lives and magnificent scenery. Visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, the holiest sites in this area of Shan State; the weaving village of Inpawkhon and to one of the local markets in the Inle Lake region (available on market days only).After lunch we will  Have chance to discover one of the most amazing historical sights on the shore of the lake which consisting of hundreds of small stupas overgrown by moss and greens. Return to your hotel by boat through lush vegetation scenery. Trip ends.

$35 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Inle Lake Boat Tour with Lunch

Meet a guide at your hotel or resort on the shores of Inle Lake, then set out by boat to see the best of Inle Lake. One highlight of the day is Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the most highly revered monastery in the Inle Lake area, and the site of the yearly Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda festival. You will also stop at the weaving village of Inpawkhon, and if it's a market day, pause to explore one of the local markets in the Inle Lake region. After lunch at a local restaurant, proceed to the western shore of Inle Lake to find the hidden Inndein Pagoda complex (this stop depends on water level). Visit one of the most amazing historical sights on the lakeshore, with hundreds of small stupas overgrown by moss and greens. Return to your hotel by boat, traveling through lush vegetation and beautiful scenery. There will also be the opportunity to visit a floating garden, and any visit to the lake would not be complete without witnessing the unique leg rowing technique used by Intha fisherman.This full-day tour concludes with drop-off at the original departure point by 6pm.