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Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Route: Heho – Inle Lake – Heho
Start from: Heho
End at: Heho
 

Highlights:

  • Exploration by bike, boat and kayak around Inle Lake
  • A fantastic traditional lunch in an exclusive Shan house
  • Outstanding scenery & genuine connections
  • Adventure through the tribal farmlands of the plateau
  • Thrilling boat ride down the weirs of the Indein Waterway
  • Forest single track

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & Normal SS on boat

inle 01You will be picked up at the Heho airport from where a scenic one-hour drive leads to Nyaung Shwe, the gateway village to Inle Lake. Along the way, stop at the wooden Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery which features beautiful carvings and a collection of Buddha images. Start with a visit to the Nyaung Shwe morning market where locals gather every morning to buy and sell fresh produce from the lake and its surroundings. Take a tour by local trishaw the bustling canal and watch the boats unload their produce for distribution to markets around the country. Visit the ‘tomato house’, a warehouse where produce is sorted and priced for sale. Upon reaching the edges of Inle Lake, board a private motorboat for a river cruise past Intha villages built on stilts over the lake and floating garden. Also, observe the leg-rowing fishermen. Visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, housing five sacred Buddha images covered too much in gold leaf and make the Buddha Images to disappear its, original shape and form instead become look like a big chunk of Golden Mushroom. Then return to land for your overnight stay.

Overnight in Nyaung Shwe

Day 2: Inle Lake by Bike, Boat & Kayak Tour (B, L)

inle 02Today, you will be brought to take a ride alongside fields of flowers tended by friendly villagers, pass remote monasteries and cycle through peaceful bamboo forests. Afterwards, a long-tail boat takes you to secret cycling destinations and to a traditional Shan House for a sumptuous feast of local cuisine.
In the afternoon, paddle along narrow waterways and through stilt-house villages to gain a new perspective on life in these unique communities.

Overnight in Nyaung Shwe

 

Day 3: Mountain & Lake bike adventure (B, L)

inle 03Start the day with the colourful communities of Pa-O farmers, rolling hills and sweeping vistas. Then, marvel at the skill of your boatman as he navigates the weirs of this jungle-clad waterway and spot remote pagodas behind the trees. After some exhilarating single- track forest cycling we arrive at a remote winery. Here we enjoy wine, food and panoramic views.

Overnight in Nyaung Shwe

 

 

Day 4: Departure (B)

inle 04Today, depending on your departure schedule, you may explore more nearby sights around Inle Lake on your own before our driver pickup you at your hotel to transfer to Heho airport for your departure.

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