1 day
Duration
7/10
physicality
Saga
location
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
group-size
Year-round
dates

Authentic Inle Lake – Sagar

Discover the lesser-seen Sagar to the south of Inle Lake and see the curious sunken stupas as well as the local village life of the regions Pa-O hill tribes.

ARRIVAL LOCATION Sagar
DEPARTURE LOCATION
Sagar
INCLUDED
Private transfers
Professional guide Meals (Lunch)
Boat cruises Entrance fees
NOT INCLUDED
Internal and external flights
Personal expenses
Visa fee
Travel insurance

The serene and vast Inle Lake is a natural beauty surrounded by traditional Shan villages. You will enjoy a private boat trip excursion to Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Nga Hpe Kyaung Monastery and floating villages along the lake.  The nature, the green plantations, the unique fishing technique and leg rowing of the natives will enthrall you. You will visit the village where you can see vibrantly colored areas inhabited by the Shan and Pao people. The trip to Shan State will be rounded up with tasty, healthy and fresh Inn-Thar cuisine.

Set off this morning for Sagar, the far southern region of Inle Lake. Very few tourists make the trip down to this region yet it is one of the most beautiful places in the Shan State with the mountains forming a backdrop for the small villages and fishermen on the water.

The boat journey takes 2.5-3 hours but is full of fabulous views and home to many unique species of birds, both indigenous and migratory. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Upon arrrival in Sagar area there are several stops that will be made (the order will depend on the time, other tourist boats and activity in the villages) The main highlights for many people are the ‘sunken’ stupas of Sagar- 108 stupas from the 16-17th centuries that are partially underwater for a few months a year. There is also a local monastery and village that can be visited here.

Continue to the village of Thaya Gone, home to Pa-Oh, Shan and Inthar people and known for its production of local rice wine. Watch the process of distillation and then sample some of the local brew if you wish. In Thaya Gone there is also the chance to climb to the top of a small hill which there are great views of the lake and surrounding villages.

Another stop will be made in Sae Khaung Pottery Village to see the crafting of oil and water pots as well as the natural, underground kilns used by the villagers. On the western shores of the Sagar area is Tar Kaung, a series of more than 200 stupas which also make a fabulous photo stop.

After lunch at a local restaurant, the boat will begin its journey back to the main section of Inle Lake. Traveling back in the afternoon the light has shifted and the route looks much different on the return, with different activities occurring on the water and in the villages. Rice noodles can be seen drying in the sun, spun cotton is hung out to dry and kids are returning from school at this time of day.

 
Inle Lake
Phaung Daw Oo1
Nga Hpe Kyaung Monastery 2
floating villages along the lake3
Truck carrying locals in Shan

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