Inle Tour

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Inle

Located in the heart of the Shan State is the indescribable Inle Lake, shares borders with Thainland & Laos. It is the second largest freshwater lake in Myanmar and is approximately 900 meters above the sea level & it is outrageously beautiful above sea level. Inle Lake is located in the mountains so it is cooler than other areas. The culture of the people is not like the rest of the country, and they have preserved their customs and way of life for hundreds of years. The inhabitants of the lake are called the "Intha", and their unique way of living will surely impress. Everything from rowing a boat to growing vegetables and fruit is unlike anywhere else.

One of the first things you will notice on this 22km lake is the fishermen. They have a very strange way of rowing their boats as they use their leg to assist in the work. Balancing on the tip of the boat the Intha fishermen propel their handmade boats around the lake for work and pleasure. You will also witness the fishermen using strange cone shaped nets to catch various fish for their family as well as for the markets
 

 

Excursion Inle:

Start at 08:00 AM and boat excursion on the Lake. And you will see the lake's unique “Leg Rowers" – the Intha people row standing up with one leg wrapped around an oar.

Visit local tribe market which held every 5 days in their correspondent village, Indein Village with its pagoda complex.

Then continue to visit to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in the southern Sahan State. Five images, which are ferried around the lake during Phaung Daw U Festival (late September/early October – please check with us for exact festival date). Then stalls on the ground floor of the shrine and nearby sell brightly colored cotton Shan shoulder bags, other local crafts and 'antiques', Inn Paw Khone village where we can see the traditional hand weaving of silk & louts petal robe, Nga Phe Kyaung (Jumping Cat Monastery), wooden monastery on stilts over the lake, floating garden and floating garden.

Pax 01 02 03-04 05-06
Price 75 40 35 25

Include : Excursion by boat & English speaking guide service
Exclude : Entrance fees, meals & drinks

Excursion Sagar:

Start your boat trip to Sagar at 08:00AM from Nyaung Shwe. It takes approximately 3 hours and the landscapes on the way make emotions and delights to be there. Upon arrival, visit Sagar Village & its pagodas. It was formerly located on the hills, but after the construction of the water supply, the village was removed and the temples are still remains there. There are hundreds of Buddha images in sitting, standing & reclining positions, which are supposed to be over seven hundred years old.

Late afternoon, Back to Nyaung Shwe.

Pax 01 02 03-04 05-06
Price 130 70 50 40

Include : Excursion by boat & English speaking guide service
Exclude : Entrance fees, meals & drinks

Excursion Pindaya

Start at 08:30 AM from Nyaung Shwe (97 KM/ 3 hours) by car. Visit Pindaya Caves, ensconced in limestone ridge overlooking the lake. Inside the cavern there are more than 8008 Buddha images – made from alabaster, teak, marble, brick, lacquer and cement. Then visit some Local Houses where families produce Shan Paper and Parasols.

Then drive back to Nyaung Shwe.

Pax 01 02 03-04 05-06
Price 130 70 50 40

Include : Transportation & English speaking guide service
Exclude : Entrance fees, meals & drinks

Excursion Elephant camp, near Kalaw

Elephant camp at Magwe village, which is focused on protection on local ecology, elephants and traditional of local people.

Nature grows undisturbed in this 150 acres private preserve, where we plan to include a Myanmar Elephant camp. We are offering the opportunity to learn about Mahout’s and their elephants.

Star from Nyaung Shwe at 08:00 AM and drive to Magwe village, near Kalaw (01: 45 minutes).

Where our camp is located. Welcome & who will lead you to the camp (5mins) walk Light refreshment. Walk (5-7mins) to the river where elephant bath and you can join in feeding and bathing the elephants. Chance to see elephant families down in the valley with their bamboo houses.

Exploration of the forest area on elephant back, opportunity to see butterflies, birds and orchids around our conservation area. (30-45 min).

Picnic Lunch will be served in the main camp. After lunch, you are free to explore the surrounding area with our local trekking guide. You are also welcome to join us by planting regional trees from our nursery in our forest recovery efforts.

Returning to main camp by foot (10-20mins)

Drive back to Nyaung Shwe.

Entrance fees for elephant camp: 95 USD/ PAX

Include : English speaking conductor at elephant camp, Elephant camp fees
Exclude : Transportation, Entrance fees, meals & drinks

Excursion Kakku

Start at 08:00 AM from Nyaung Shwe. Drive to Taungyi (45 minutes). Visit colorful local market at Taung Gyi. Then continue to Kakku – the ruins of Kakku in countryside inhabited by Pa Oo people situated in the rolling Shan State. Kakku pagodas are very unusual and little is known about its origins. The Pa Oo people believe that the original pagodas was built on the site of some 2 000 years ago. Dozens of small stupas surrounded the main pagodas in a huge circle. You can wander through the stupas which are decorated with fine stucco work and Buddha images. The tranquility and peacefulness provide the site to be visited and above all, the hill tribes living nearby, Pa Oo are additional attraction of the place.

After visit Kakku pagodas and Pa Oo local villages, drive back to Nyaung Shwe.

Pax 01 02 03-04 05-06
Price 150 80 65 45

Include : Transportation & English speaking guide service
Exclude : Entrance fees, meals & drinks