Discover Inle Lake and The Inthar Culture

- A Secret Retreats journey -
4 days / 3 nights
from 600 USD /person



This journey has been personally designed by Misuu,
born on the lake, owner of Inle Princess and the driving force behind the Inle Heritage Foundation.

All our itineraries have generally been constructed on the basis of the rooms that have the most charm or best view, and not necessarily the first prices, nor the most expensive suites.
We can of course adjust according to your request.

Highlights of the Journey:

  • Excursions by boat
  • Inle Heritage Foundation
  • Artisan village

Mystical, even magical, Inle Lake stretches over twenty kilometers long, nestled in the mists of the Shan plateau. It is on this lake that the tribe of Inthar builds its houses on stilts and its cultures over the water and lives of various activities. Here the tomatoes, the flowers, grow on floating islands several meters thick which consist of dry herbs, aquatic herbs and water hyacinths, fixed to the bottom of the lake using bamboo stakes . Fishing also plays an important role, and the fishermen here row in a unique way, standing with one leg! Various crafts are still practiced, such as weaving (silk and lotus fiber), the forge to make both household utensils and agricultural tools, goldsmithing, the manufacture of traditional Shan lacquers and local cigar (cheroot ) or traditional paper.
The proliferation of ancient Buddhist monasteries, the remarkable ruins in the villages of Sagar and Indein, the Phaung Daw Oo pagoda (the most revered sanctuary in the south of Shan State) are all sites to visit, not to mention the many local markets. It is this vast program that we invite you to discover.


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Your Journey Day by Day

from 600 USD /person for 4 days / 3 nights

based on 2 person sharing the same room


Day 1 : Heho Airport to Inle Lake (-/-/D)
After welcoming you on arrival at the tiny Heho Airport, we will drive to Nyangshwe town, where you will take a boat to reach Inle Princess, the last few hundred meters must be quiet, so no engine, just a gingle leg paddle to reach the pier at the hotel. Discover the property, settle down in you room. No other arrangements for the day, so you can relax by the pool or at the Spa. Dinner will be served in the main restaurant or on the terrace facing the lake.
HOTEL: Inle Princess Resort (Mountain House)
Day 2 & 3 : Inle Lake (B/(L)/D)
During the 2 full days here, the program is flexible and our guide will check with you upon arrival. You will have a guide, a boat for 2 days for you to explore the whole lake.
A typical day could be to start with a visit to one of the 5 days market, visit the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda the famous 5 Buddha images and Ywa Ma Village to see Floating market place, longneck lady, umbrella making and gold & silver smiths. Continue to Ngape Chaung monastery formely called the jumping cats monastery and passes by the floating gardens. Lunch (included) and site visit at Inthar Heritage House where the 5 conservation projects are operating on site in In Paw Khon Village. Visit silk, cotton & lotus weaving after lunch in the same village. Then continue to Nampan village where you can see Boat and cheroots making.

The second day could be dedicated to visit other sites like:
- Main Tauk Village and Forest Monastery with a meditation monastery on the top of the small hill and panoramic view of the lake
- Khaung Taing Village - known for local snacks and a natural hot spring
- Thaung Tho Temple Complex & Monastery, at the south of Inle Lake. Inthar and Shan villagers come for worship and festival gatherings. All can be decided with your guide. Each night, dinner at the hotel.
HOTEL: Inle Princess Resort (Mountain House)
Day 4 : Airport - Departure (B/-/-)
After breakfast and depending on your flight time, a driver will drop you at the airport.

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary

Discover Inle Lake and The Inthar Culture

4 days / 3 nights
from 600 USD /person

based on 2 person sharing the same room


The total price includes:
Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis at Inle Princess Resort.
3 dinners at Inle Princess and 1 lunch at Heritage House
All transfers from/to airport
Entrance fees to Inle Lake area
2 full days of activities with a guide and a boat only for you

The total price does not include:
VISA – Most countries do need visa for Myanmar (online application via We recommend you to check when you issue air tickets. Please make sure your passport is valid for 6 months beyond your departure date.
Other meals that are not included in the program.
Drinks, personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
Options and other activities not included in the program.

This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Misuu and Inle Princess Resort.


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