1 Day Inle Still Waters Run Deep the Indein Experience Tour

Combine lush jungle scenery and adventurous Lara Croft-style expeditions through lost kingdoms, then add flying cats to create the perfect mix of the serene and the surreal on Inle Lake.


You cannot visit Inle Lake without exploring its famous stilt villages. For almost a century, farmers in the area have farmed unique floating gardens or, as locals call them, ye chan, built from rafts of water hyacinth and silt anchored to the lake bed with bamboo stakes. Your traditional long-tail boat will take you to meet some of the villagers to find out what it’s really like to live and work on top of a lake. Our very first stop of this tour will be a local home, we will meet with a local family, share our stories and see how people live their day to day lives.

After experiencing the tranquillity of the lake, it’s time for a bit of history. At the monastery of Nga Phael Chaung, you will see intricate thrones used by the great monks over a hundred years ago. After admiring antique thrones, we will hop back in our boat and glide through a few more floating villages where you will have a chance to meet local artisans such as silversmiths and silk weavers. Then you are in for a real treat like lunch in a traditional Inthar restaurant. Or you could choose to eat in one of the Chinese or European-themed restaurants, the choice is yours. Once you have filled your belly with local culinary culture, it’s time to learn more about the extraordinary Inthar people at their heritage museum.

We will then take a boat through Indein Creek, floating past farmers ploughing rice fields with their water buffalo. The next stop is an Indiana Jones fantasy come true — the ancient crumbling ruins of a lost village among lush green forest. We will ascend 800 steps, past decaying pagodas and colourful remnants of old temples, to find one of the world’s most stunning scenes laid out before our eyes: a sea of decaying stupas, a truly captivating sight. If this view isn’t on your bucket list already, it darn well should be.

Our tour ends with one final boat ride across the placid waters of Inle Lake, giving you another opportunity to capture that quintessential holiday snap of the Inthar fisherman with his conical fishing net. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see and do during your stay.


  •  Take a long-tail boat through the dreamy floating villages and lush gardens of Inle Lake
  •  Visit a local home and discover daily life
  •  Admire the throne room at Nga Phael Chaung Monastery
  •  Get a taste of traditional Inthar cooking while eating with locals at one of the popular old restaurants around the lake
  •  Channel your inner Indiana Jones and explore a real-life lost city
  •  Climb over 800 stairs for a truly awe-inspiring view of 1,000 ornate stupas slowly crumbling into the lake below


48 Hours
Full Day
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Operating Hours

Tour Starts Time: 08:30hrs

What You Get


  •  Local English speaking guide
  •  Boat fare
  •  Lunch


  • Entrance fees
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips or gratuities for your guide

Additional Information

  • What to wear: Modest clothing, easy slip on shoes
  • This is a child-friendly tour. 
  • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • Meeting Point: Nyaung Shwe City Hotel, No. 20, Win Quarter Nyaung Shwe Township, Southern Shan State.

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  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
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