Myanmar Inle Lake Tour

Irrawaddy River, Myanmar (Burma)

Close  U Bein Bridge, the longest teakwood bridge in Amarapura, Myanmar.

Myanmar Inle Lake Tour

Inle Lake is Myanmar’s largest freshwater lake in western Shan State. The picturesque lake is famous for its floating villages, gardens and the Intha people, who live here. Life on the Inle Lake is utterly captivating: wooden houses built on stilts, fishermen steer their one-man boats with a characteristic rowing style, wrapping one leg around their oar. Fishing and handicrafts form an important part of the local economy, along with silk weaving and silversmiths, all plying their trade on the lake.

Travelling in Myanmar is best done in luxury, and at your own pace. Take a comprehensive tour of Yangon city’s cultural highlights. Transfer to the ancient capital of Bagan, famous for its temple-strewn plains. With over 3,000 pagodas, temples and Buddhas, including the world’s largest reclining Buddha, it is unmissable. Next, visit the massive fresh water Inle Lake, rimmed with high hills, stilted villages inhabited by the Intha people.

And, explore its highlight towns; Yangon, Bagan & Inle Lake.

What We Love
  • Internal flights as indicated with private airport transfers and assistance.
  • This is a private tour with your own private guide and driver for flexible touring based on your individual interests.
  • Trouble-free travel experiences, as we take care of all the logistics, so that you avoid queuing, irritations and delays.
  • Highly personalised itinerary designed by Myanmar specialists.
  • Around-the-clock support with our local contacts throughout Myanmar.
What to Know
  • Myanmar has fantastic beaches like the Ngapali Beach.
  • The Internet isn't censored anymore, but it's still slow.
  • You'll need plenty of cash – and make sure it's clean.
  • Hotels are expensive, Room rates shot up 350% last year.
  • We can arrange special activities such as visits to local homes, ballooning in Bagan, private monastery tours, meditations led by local monks and many more.

Myanmar Inle Lake Tour See the awe-inspiring temple complex of Bagan and cruise along the floating villages of Inle Lake.
(7 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake

Begin in Yangon, the capital city. With your private guide and driver, tour cultural highlights such as the glittering Shwe Dagon Pagoda. Perched on a hill like a gold beacon, huge and bell-shaped it dominates the city and the surrounding countryside. Also, visit Bogyoke (Scott) Market, which has a vast selection of traditional Burmese handicrafts. Experience British, Burmese, Chinese, and Indian influences, studded with its past colonial architecture, mixed with high-rise buildings.

Next, fly to awe-inspiring Bagan, where thousands of pagodas and temples nestle within an eight-mile curve of the Irrawaddy River. One day take an optional private boat on the Irrawaddy River to enjoy views of pagodas and daily life, ride in a horse-drawn carriage among the temples of Bagan at sunset or take a private excursion to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano that’s considered the home of Burma’s most powerful nats (animist spirits). 

Next, visit the massive fresh water Inle Lake, home of the Intha people. Rimmed with high hills, stilted villages inhabited by the Intha people, known for leg-rowing their flat-bottomed boats. For many travellers, Inle is heaven on earth, a place to while away the days canoeing, cycling and walking through the lush countryside. For others, it is a place to meditate. Return to Yangon and connect with onward flight.

Day 1 – Arrive Myanmar
Yangon Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night.
Afternoon private city touring.

Day 2 – Transfer
Bagan Private transfer to airport for flight to Bagan.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights.
Full-day private touring of ruins.

Day 3 – Explore
Bagan Full-day private touring of local markets, craft studios, temples and pagodas.

Day 4 – Transfer
Inle Lake Private transfer to airport for flight to Inle Lake.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights.
Begin touring this afternoon.

Day 5 – Explore
Inle Lake Full-day private tour of Inle Lake villages and other highlights.

Day 6 – Transfer
Yangon Private transfer to airport for flight to Yangon.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night.
Afternoon private city tour.

Day 7 – Depart
Yangon Private airport transfer.


  • Yangon:       The Governor's Residence or The Strand
  • Bagan:         Aureum Palace Resort or Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
  • Inle Lake:    Inle Princess Resort

Check In/ Out

  • Check In: 14:00h
  • Check Out: 12:00h
Myanmar Inle Lake Tour Irrawaddy River, Myanmar (Burma)

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There Myanmar has two international airports: In the capital Yangon and at Mandalay. Due to the lack of travel services in Myanmar most airlines fly to Yangon via Bangkok, Kaula Lumpur or Singapore.  Also, there are flights connecting Chiang Mai (in Thailand) to Yangon and Mandalay. It is best to check prices for flights to Bangkok and from there to Yangon return as buying two tickets can be cheaper. We suggest that you book in advance to get the best rates for flights.

When to go The best time to visit Myanmar is between October and April when the weather is dry and not so hot. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.