Unique Experiences:
Take a very local bus and sit side-by-side with local villagers on their postal run down to the lake
Trek through nature to reach the remote Pa O hill tribe villages and feast on traditional Shan State dishes
Stay at a community-based tourism project with bungalows on stilts on the quiet side of Inle Lake
Explore Inle Lake by private boat as you visit monasteries, a local pottery factory, temple ruins and more
Trip Length: 3 Day(s) 2 Night(s)
Physical Rate: 2/5
Age Policy: Adults: to years of age
Children: Prohibited
Infants: Prohibited
Included in Price:
Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
Transportation: Transfer from Nyaung Shwe hotel to bus station by tuk-tuk, from Nyaung Shwe bus station to Phaya Taung by local bus, and from Phaya Taung to Nyaung Shwe by private boat
Miscellaneous: English speaking guide
Excluded from Price:
Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
Tips & Gratuities



Day 1: Nyaung Shwe to Phayartaung

Pick-up at your hotel at around 08:00. Embark in your local boat and you will head off to visit Samkar (2h-2h30 by boat). Visit the Hmawbi temple ruins, observe pottery production at Kyauk Taing, floating gardens, village homes on stilts and other sights the lake is famous for. Visit the Samkar monastery and surrounding Samkar village. A packed lunch will be served on the boat as your travel around. Continue to Phayartaung by boat. Upon arrival, you will meet by a representative of your hotel who will take you on a short 5-minute walk to your hotel.

Transportation: Transfer by tuk tuk to Nyaung Shwe jetty (if your hotel in Nyaung Shwe), private motor boat Nyaung Shwe or your hotel in Inle Lak to Phayartaung
Accommodation: Inle Sanctuary Phayartaung (private room with private bathroom)

Day 2: Phayartaung

We start the day early at 08:30am with a two-and-a-half-hour trek to visit several Pa O hill tribe villages. The Pa O, one of the distinctive hill tribes of Shan State are known for their navy blue clothes, colourful red and orange turbans, and their farming and trading skills. During this day trek, you will get to briefly step into the shoes of the Pa O and learn about how they live. Depending on conditions, we may also pass caves and hot springs along the way to the village.
We’ll arrive at our village destination around noon and sit down to enjoy the typical food of Shan province. After lunch, we’ll continue walking for another three hours before arriving back at the hotel around sunset.

Please note that in order to support the local community, we will be accompanied by a local guide. What they lack in English skills they more than make up for in their love for their region and the pride they have in their community. At the end of the day, we’ll arrive back in Nyaung Shwe and descend from our boat at the jetty.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Inle Sanctuary Phayartaung (private room with private bathroom)

Day 3: Phayartaung to Nyaung Shwe

You’ll be free to sleep in and relax. Check-out at 12h00 and transfer by private car back to Nyaung Shwe (2h -2h30).

Transportation: Phayartaung to Nyaung Shwe by private car
Meals: Breakfast

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