Authentic Shan Cooking Class and Canoe Trip on the Lake

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Morning

5 hours    English

tour highlights

  • Half day Shan cooking class combined with local market visit and relaxing canoe boat ride in Inle Lake

tour details

A perfect chance to enjoy the authentic Shan cooking class demonstrated by friendly and experienced local family.

Why choose this tour?

  • An authentic experience of shopping in a village and cooking local dishes on your own
  • Scenic canoe trip across the lake to witness Inthar floating gardens and local villages

tour description

In the morning, pick-up from your hotel and visit Mingalar market in Nyaung Shwe by tuk tuk (or) five-day rotating market by boat to make a tour and to buy ingredients. Learn about local traditions, lifestyle and eye-catching sight you will witness on the way. After that, enjoy a scenic boat ride about 15-20 min to the village on the northern part of the lake and you will be taken to a small stilt house. Upon arrival, have some tea before you start preparing to cook 8 or 10 local dishes of the surrounding areas. The recipes are quite easy to follow and rich in variety of tastes. Enjoy your own cooked lunch. Afterwards, take a canoe boat ride around the floating garden and the nearby villages before transfer back to your hotel.

customise the tour

  • Combine with half day Inle Lake excursion
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Boat transfer to/from your hotel
  • Tuk Tuk ride to the market in Nyaung Shwe or boat trip to 5-day rotating market
  • Canoe boat trip
  • English speaking cooking instructor
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Filtered water and wet towels


  • Inle Lake Zone Fee


  • Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-17 April. Price to be advised on request.
Tour code: EXIHCCCT

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