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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: All day

10 hours    English    Inle Lake

tour highlights

  • Visit a 5-day rotating market for local ethnic groups sell and buy goods
  • Full day boat trip on Inle Lake to observe floating vegetation and fishing canoes
  • Visit a traditional silk-weaving workshop
  • Visit to Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery (to be the oldest on the Lake)

tour details

Discover the Inle lake and its villages by boat for a stunning experience. Inle Lake is simply magical; its calm waters are dotted with Intha stilt house villages, floating vegetable gardens and fishing canoes against the back drop of the beautiful Shan hills.

Why choose this tour?

  • Full day boat trip to catch the best parts of beautiful Inle Lake with its authentic tradition and culture

tour description

Explore a 5-day rotating market (if your visit coincides with the schedule) which offers an insight into the life of the ethnic Pa-O, Danu and Intha people who come to these markets to sell and buy goods. Enjoy a full day boat trip on Inle Lake, a photographer's dream. Its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, plus scenic hills provide the perfect backdrop. See the lake's unique 'leg rowers' - Inthar fishermen who row standing up with one leg wrapped around a single oar, leaving their hands free to manipulate the conical fishing net. Stop at Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State. Lunch at Golden Kite Nampan Restaurant.
Visit a traditional silk-weaving workshop which uses wooden handlooms, and a blacksmith's forge. Pass endless floating gardens, where Intha lake dwellers grow fruit and vegetables. Continue by boat to visit Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, one of the oldest on the lake, where you can see exquisite Buddha statues which are more than 200 years old. Return to your hotel by boat as the sun lowers and the light softens over the lake.

customise the tour

  • Taste Shan tea and local snacks during visit to the 5-day market
  • Shop some souvenirs at local workshops
  • Get a chance to row the boat with one leg with a single oar
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Boat
  • Lunch
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


  • Inle Lake Zone Fee
Tour code: EXIFBILB

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