Get the best out of Inle Lake in just two days
This Short Break takes you to the site of some of the most iconic images of Myanmar – Intha leg rowers manoeuvring their conical nets as the Inle Lake waters reflect another beautiful sunset. It also gets you exploring the dry land – home to many different ethnic tribes including the Shan, Pa-O, Taung Yo – trekking between small communities, shining a light on meditative Buddhas deep in a limestone cavern, and climbing up to ancient, atmospheric ruins of crumbling stupas and zedi. Boat between floating villages and monasteries, and experience the country’s heritage ¬– in a small museums or with a lunch of traditional recipes. This short trip is the perfect encapsulation of what makes Inle Lake so special.
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Take a full day to trek around the villages around Inle Lake, meeting some of the locals who make up the many groups that contribute to the ethnic diversity of this colourful country
Soak up the tranquillity of Inle Lake while cruising the water, visiting floating gardens and villages
Taste the culture of the region with lunch at Inthar Heritage House, whose tasting menu is built on the foundations of grandmother’s traditional Inthar recipes
See how Inthar Heritage House keeps another part of Myanmar’s heritage alive with a Burmese cat reintroduction program, and also learn about the vocation training school run to help disadvantaged youths
Navigate a long narrow canal to the Indein ruins complex, then climb the stairs up to this historic temple, with over 1,000 stupas overlooking Inle Lake
This trip operates on a join-in basis with our experienced partner Urban Adventures. On each day you will join in with other travellers, who have potentially booked on a different trip.
With the flexibility of daily departures, there is a chance you may end up travelling solo on this trip. You will always have a local guide and all included activities will remain the same.
Local guides are likely to differ for each day tour, however they will always be knowledgeable local experts.
Activities on this Short Break include hiking in the hills surrounding Inle Lake. Please make sure you pack walking shoes and clothes appropriate for these activities and local weather conditions.
Temperatures can be extreme in Myanmar. During the day the weather can be very hot so please bring appropriate clothing, use sun protection and drink plenty of water. In the evenings temperatures really drop (especially in the mountains), so bring base layers and warm clothing.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Inle Lake Short Break trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. This Short Break Adventure begins from the joining point hotel at 8.30am on Day 1 and finishes with a drop off at the same hotel at 5pm the following day. Please take this into consideration when booking flights and accommodation.
2. Pick-up will take place between 8 - 8.30 am from the Paradise Hotel. (Please see Day 1).