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Dive head first into the life and culture of the Inthar, the native residents of Inle Lake. Dress in traditional outfits and venture through stilted villages, getting an up-close look at the people’s daily activities. Explore leg-rowing fishermen, vegetables at floating farms and prepare an Inthar meal at a local house.

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The Inthar Life - Half Day

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Today your tour will start at 08:30.

Embark on an insightful excursion on Inle Lake. Spend a morning learning about the Inthar people, the native residents of the lake.

Don a pair of Intha trousers and a hat then head to the boat jetty and board a private motorboat (The motorboat has everything required for an enjoyable journey- cushioned wooden chairs, life jackets, umbrellas- for sun and wind protection- and blankets in the winter months.)

Cruise onto the Lake’s waters and enjoy the views of the lush mountains that surround the lake. See Intha fishermen at work and stop for a closer look at their unique techniques.  Observe how they use one leg to balance the boat, the other leg to support the fishing cage, one arm to aim the fishing cage and the other arm to steer. It is a technique that is unique to the region and takes years to master. 

Head onwards to the floating gardens to see how these unique farm beds are built using bundles of weeds, mud and bamboo poles. Explore the rows of tomatoes, eggplants and other produce that grow on the highly-nutritious gardens.

Continue to an Inthar home, stepping into another scene of local life. Join the hosts in the kitchen for an interactive cooking class. Learn how to cook Inthar favourites like fish steamed in banana leaf, tomato salad, stuffed potato rice balls and more. Then sit down to enjoy the tasty meal and soak-up the experience of dining in a family house.

Say farewell to the host family and transfer back to the hotel, having spent a day like a typical Inthar! (L)


Our Services include:

  • English-speaking local guide
  • Private boat
  • Intha trousers and hat
  • Lunch
  • Drinking Water

Our Services do not include:

  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Any other items not mentioned
  • Inle Lake Zone Fee

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