Active Inle Lake with Bike and Kayak Adventure

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Full Day

9 hours    English

tour highlights

  • Alternative way of exploring Lake Inle by kayaking and biking
  • Authentic local experience to learn about the farmers and taste home-cooked lunch at their hut
  • Cocktail treats at the end of the trip

tour details

This tour offers an interesting alternative way to spend your day exploring the beautiful Inle Lake while actively kayaking or biking through the rural lanes of Southern Shan State. Authentic Inthar food will be provided at the Farmer’s Hut with a view over the floating garden.

Why choose this tour?

  • An active mode of travelling around Inle Lake by biking and kayaking off-the-beaten route
  • An interesting insight of local farmers on the lake and in Myae Ni Gone village
  • Get a glimpse of bird watching on your way to a village
  • Authentic taste of Inthar dishes

tour description

Around 08:30 hours, pick-up from your hotel and proceed to the village where you will start kayaking. Enjoy the peaceful morning and witness the beautiful scene on the way from Ma Lat Khout village to Shwe Wa Gyi village. Binoculars will be provided so that you can observe some of the lake’s native birds. Next, explore the well-known floating tomato gardens where you will get the chance to meet and talk to friendly local farmers and learn about their rural lifestyle on the lake. This will be followed by more kayaking through the lake’s quiet and unexplored villages, with time to stop by a monastery and local family homes if you desire. For lunch, enjoy authentic Inthar food at the Farmer’s Hut with a view over the floating garden.
After lunch, continue by boat about 30 minutes to start biking. The first stop will be at Myae Ni Gone village which is known for their rice crackers. You will have a chance to learn about how they make these delicious treats. Afterwards, get back on the bike for a tour of rural life. You will witness farms where betel leaves, Arica nuts, peanuts, rice, flowers, zucchini and sugar-cane are grown. Depending on the season, you will have the option to join the farmers in the process of harvesting. Continue pedalling through some off-route villages and this tour will eventually be ending in Tone Lae. Enjoy cocktails and a chance to see Inle’s famous one-leg rowing style that is still practiced by the local fisherman.

customise the tour

  • Try famous one-leg rowing style of the lake’s fishermen
  • Shop some local products on the way
  • Optional visit to Indaing pagodas
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Boat transfer to/from your hotel
  • English speaking local guide
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • One free drink during lunch
  • Sunset cocktails
  • Mountain bikes, helmets and kayaking equipment
  • Drinking water and wet towels


  • Inle Lake Zone Fee


  • Please bring a change of clothes as you are likely to get wet from sitting on the kayak. 
  • It is advisable to wear sun block and sunglasses since you will get exposed to the sun a lot during this tou
  • There will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-17 April. Price to be advised on request.
Tour code: EXIFIBKA

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