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Fantastic train to Inle Lake

1/Day  Flexible & Private Tour
 Inle Lake
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For anyone who prefers a new way to Inle lake, taking a scenic train ride from Kalaw is an excellent choice. It is great time to enjoy enjoy green scenery of Shan state & having fun with interesting locals on board. Follow up, a boat trip around the lake will let you enter an amazing floating world with a chance to visit on-lake traditional villages, colorful eco-friendly gardens as well as religious sanctuaries.


  Take an epic train from Kalaw to Inle Lake

  Visit and experience interesting local floating life by boat

  Unlock hidden history in PhaungDawOo Pagoda & Ngaphechaung Monastery

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Inle Lake Train to Inle Lake, boat tour around the lake, visit Ngaphechaung...
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    Train to Inle Lake, boat tour around the lake, visit Ngaphechaung Monastery, PhaungDawOo Pagoda, Inpawkhon village, blacksmith workshop

After a hearty breakfast, you will be brought to Kalaw train station for a 3-hour train ride to Shwenyaung train station, the nearest railhead to connect the iconic Inle Lake – our very next destination. Upon reaching the lake bank in NyaungShwe jetty, we step in a private board and start out a fantastic trip around the lake. Upon the tranquil lake, it offers beautiful reflection of floating bamboo houses of Intha people who grow food on floating gardens in addition to fishing. Along the way, observe lake farmers collecting crops on boats or the iconic image of leg-rowing fishermen in their long thin wooden craft catching fish for livelihoods. Sailling further the lake, you will also visit Ngaphechaung Monastery – the oldest and biggest monastery over Inle Lake. It is an attractive wooden monastery famous for unique architecture, impressive collection of Buddha images. From here, we proceed to PhaungDawOo Pagoda, the most important and visited destination of all Buddha believers around the lake where you could also find five 800-year-old golden images well preserved in the center. Our guide will tell you the mysterious story about these precious images.  On the way back to your lake hotel, we stop by Inpawkhon village to explore traditional lotus weaving technique and beautiful textiles in a family-run workshop. If time permits, we will also visit blacksmith and silver smith making workshops before settling in your lake hotel for nice relaxation then.

Optional: Drive Kalaw – Inle Lake (3 hours)

Fantastic rail journey from Kalaw to Inle Lake

Catching a slow train from Kalaw to Inle Lake, it is the chance to to gether local feeling with a seat on outdated carriage dated back from colonial time. The train has long played such a vital role on daily life of Shan Hill locals as importantly affordable link connecting lands. Sitting near the opened windows, relax your mind and enjoy your hassle-free time observing the laid-back charm of naturally preserved Shan mountains, beautiful countryside and vibrant local life going by..


Immerse in the wonderful floating life in Inle Lake

Upward the western of Shan state is the pictureque Inle Lake –  the Venice of Myanmar. Stepping off Nyaung Shwe marina, you will take a motorized boat to navigate through stilt villages, floating garderns and meet locals who spend their entire lives on the water. Passing Ywa Ma village and Kay Lar Village where Intha people built their unique houses with long straight wooden poles stretching into the lake bed, it is your tranquil time in relaxed atmostphere of thelocally significant Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and get to unfold the interesting story of the five Buddhas inside. As the dawn is coming and the warm light turns the still surface of the lake a golden colour, just pause for a while and cherish true value of unforgetable moment.



Train, Boating
Included Services
  •   Private transports in air-conditioned vehicle
  •   Water & tissues on coach
  •   Train ticket from Kalaw to Inle
  •   Local English-speaking guide
  •   Private boat on Inle Lake
  •   Our personal assistance


  •   International & domestic flights
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Visa application & fees
  •   Personal expenses
  •   Meals, drinks not mentioned
  •   Zone fee in Inle Lake
  •   Tips & gratuities for guide and driver

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