You will drive to the train station for a train ride to Nyaung Shwe. During the trip, you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful green landscapes and mountain in Shan State. You will disembark the train after a 3.5 hour-ride and continue by road to Nyaung Shwe. Upon reaching the edge of the
lake, you will board a private motorboat and begin heading out onto Inle Lake.
Along the way, you will pass several villages that are built on stilts over the lake, which is inhabited by the local Intha people. Observe the daily activities of the local leg-rowing fishermen and see their “floating gardens”.You will also visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses loads of early Shan Buddha Images. Proceed next to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main haven, which contains five sacred images of Buddha decorated in gold leaf. There are also many traditional crafts originating on Inle Lake and, should you wish, you can stop for a visit to one making incredible woven items from lotus silk, boat builders (depending on the time of year), a cigar making workshop, blacksmiths or even silver smiths. The tour will come to a close with a return trip by boat back to your hotel.
Meals included: breakfast, picnic lunch on the train. Dinner on own account. Overnight on Inle Lake.
INLE LAKE, 2 NIGHTS