This culinary tour of Inle Lake brings you face to face with the sights, sounds, flavors and denizens of one of Myanmar’s most majestic natural sites. Here, among stilted villages, mangrove forests and bustling shoreline markets, you’ll see—and taste!—how this freshwater lake serves as the lifeblood of the Burmese, Pa-Oh, Inthar and Shan people who have lived on the lake and along its shores for generations.
Starting with a private motorboat tour all around the lake, you’ll discover Inle’s watery villages, leg-rowing fishermen and regional cuisine for a comprehensive sampling of lake life. On the first day of your culinary Inle Lake tour, you’ll explore the western village of Khaung Daing to sample the region’s famed Shan-style tofu snacks, and continue on to join an Inthar family prepare generations-old recipes for a traditional lunch in their home.
The next day, you’ll be driven down narrow lanes past monasteries and busy canals on a trishaw tour of Nyaung Shwe. Stop for tea at a local tea shop and head to Myanmar’s best winery, Red Mountain Estate, to enjoy lunch and a wine tasting. You’ll have a stunning view of Inle Lake with the Shan Hills as a spectacular backdrop! The next day, we’ll wish you a safe flight and transfer you to Heho Airport.