Capture the Heart of Myanmar
What to Expect
The people of Inle Lake live in four cities bordering the lake, in numerous small villages along the lake’s shores, and on the lake itself. The population consists predominantly of Intha, with a mix of other Shan, Taungyo, Pa-O (Taungthu), Danu, Kayah, Danaw and Bamar ethnicities. Most are devout Buddhists, and live in simple houses of wood and woven bamboo on stilts; they are largely self-sufficient farmers.
Transportation on the lake is traditionally by small boats, or by somewhat larger boats fitted with single cylinder inboard diesel engines. Local fishermen are known for practicing a distinctive rowing style which involves standing at the stern on one leg and wrapping the other leg around the oar. This unique style evolved out of necessity as the lake is covered by reeds and floating plants, making it difficult to see above them while sitting. Standing provides the rower with a view beyond the reeds.
- maximize your limited time available for capturing the sunrises and sunset, hot-air balloons, shrines, and amazing local people from diverse ethnic groups
- get closer to real people and communities your tour fees support to capture the everyday beauty, culture, and colors of Myanmar
- late afternoon village life under warm pre-sunset light
- explore by private boat and air-con vehicle