Inle Lake & Shan Hills
Inle Lake is located in Shan State to the north-west of Yangon and is a large freshwater lake, home to the Intha people. They live on the lake, building their houses on stilts, with an array of cottage industries in evidence such as cheroot rolling, silk weaving and metal work. The five-day market moves from village to village, and you often see Shan hill tribes coming down to sell vegetables and goods. The best way to see everything is on private long-tail boat, and most the hotels are located around the lake, and opt for either luxury retreats or smaller boutique hotels. Spot unique leg-rowers criss cross the lake, catching fish as they go. Many guests use Inle as a way to relax after a tour including Bagan and Mandalay. You can take longer day trips into the Shan Hills to see the remote villages before seeing the another superb sight of Kakku. To the south of Inle, take a long day-trip down to Sagar where you can totally get off-the-beaten track away from other tourists. Inle also combines perfectly with Pindaya and Kalaw to the north, and Inle is accessed through flights to Heho Airport.
Inle Lake & Shan Hills Accommodation
This is just an overview of the hotels and lodges we feature, from characterful boutique lodges to luxury hotels. We do have a range of other hotels that we use, so if you don't see from our portfolio what you are looking for, we almost certainly know about it and can help plan an itinerary using it.
Inle Lake & Shan Hills Experiences
This is a selection of experiences that allow you to see the destination in new and interesting ways. Almost all our experiences include a private guide, and can be then tailored to your particular interests. Indeed, many of the experiences we offer are created individually for our guests, so this list is by no means conclusive. In fact, we leave a couple of our best ideas up our sleeves for when you enquire with us.