Inle Lake

Situated near 900 metres above sea level and surrounded by blue and hazy mountain ranges, Inle Lake is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’ when going through the canals and stilted villages by boat.

Heho, a small town in Kalaw town-ship is the primary air gateway to this serene lake area, whilst Nyaung Shwe is the main village just north of the lake with a vibrant town atmosphere.

Offering an idyllic setting, the lake is 22km in length and 10km in the widest place.

The shallow waters are home to the Intha people, renowned for their floating gardens and the unique one-legged rowing style of their fishermen using traditional conical nets.

Life on the lake is captivating and a complete contrast to the Western world.

You’ll find a number of hotels on the lake to choose from with their traditional and distinctive Inle architecture.

Most travellers often skip Inle Lake bound for Bagan, but a stay here will no doubt leave you with a lasting impression.

Country Myanmar
Official LanguageBurmese, minority languages
CurrencyMyanmar kyat
Amata Garden Resort

Amata Garden Resort

Inle Lake, Myanmar
With unbroken views of the tranquil yet soothing backwaters and the emerald green Shan Hills, this resort sits on the eastern bank of Inle Lake at Ing ...
Hotel Amazing Nyaung Shwe

Hotel Amazing Nyaung Shwe

Inle Lake, Myanmar
Nestled in the heart of Nyaung Shwe town, the main village around Inle Lake, this hotel is considered a landmark, combining the best of traditional My ...
Inle Princess Resort

Inle Princess Resort

Inle Lake, Myanmar
Sheltered in a peaceful inlet on the eastern shore, beneath Blue Mountains that range across the high Shan Plateau, this resort is a hidden refuge in ...
Thanakha Inle Hotel, Nyaung Shwe

Thanakha Inle Hotel, Nyaung Shwe

Inle Lake, Myanmar
Located in the burgeoning town of Nyaung Shwe, this hotel is a charming retreat overlooking the picturesque Inle Lake canal and the magnificent Shan m ...
Villa Inle Resort & Spa

Villa Inle Resort & Spa

Inle Lake, Myanmar
Admire the beauty of Inle Lake with a stay at this resort spread over more than 20 acres on the eastern fringe of the lake. Bungalows at the resort ar ...
A Glimpse of Myanmar

A Glimpse of Myanmar

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
For those short on time, enjoy a scenic and fascinating experience on this seven day tour capturing the main destinations and highlights of Myanmar. N ...
A Taste of Myanmar

A Taste of Myanmar

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
Offering a culinary spin on this Myanmar tour, visit key cities whilst enjoying local flavours and tastes – a great tour for any foodie at heart. M ...
Essential Myanmar

Essential Myanmar

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
Enjoy a varied and rewarding Myanmar experience, visiting the main historical destinations along with a private sunset cruise on the fabled Ayeyarwady ...
Explore Kakku

Explore Kakku

Inle Lake, Myanmar
Price per person from $ 62
Explore the surrounding areas of Inle Lake with a drive to Taunggyi, the capital of the Southern Shan State and a former British hill station. Visit t ...
Golden Myanmar

Golden Myanmar

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
This tour is the golden jewel with all the main highlights as well as stays in the lesser known Pyin Oo Lwin and Hsipaw areas. A great overview tour. ...
Hidden Laos by Bicycle

Hidden Laos by Bicycle

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Laos
Discover the stunning northern part of this magical country by bicycle. Immerse yourself in Laos’ deep-rooted traditions and culture – explore the Lao ...
Indein Boat Excursion

Indein Boat Excursion

Inle Lake, Myanmar
Price per person from $ 69
Visit Indein and its enchanting 17th century pagodas. To reach Indein and the nearby village, enjoy a boat ride up a small scenic creek that runs into ...
Magical Inle Lake

Magical Inle Lake

Inle Lake, Myanmar
Price per person from $ 64
Travel by boat around the lake to get a close-up view of the tranquil villages on stilts and floating gardens. See the Intha fisherman with their uniq ...
Myanmar Family Adventure

Myanmar Family Adventure

Bagan, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
This 10 night package specially designed for family travel, covers all the key cities including activities to give children a different perspective on ...
Red Mountain by Bicycle

Red Mountain by Bicycle

Inle Lake, Myanmar
Price per person from $ 106
Jump on a bicycle and ride to the outskirts of Nyaung Shwe, where concrete buildings give way to their bamboo precursors. The streets become shadier a ...
Sagar Exploration

Sagar Exploration

Inle Lake, Myanmar
Price per person from $ 101
Travel by boat to the less visited area south of Inle Lake. The scenic boat trip takes up to three hours. Get an insight into the unspoiled culture an ...
Shan Cooking Class

Shan Cooking Class

Inle Lake, Myanmar
Price per person from $ 60
With a local chef visit the morning market in the city centre at the lake town, Nyaung Shwe. Learn about the local produce and ingredients from which ...

Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.