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Inle Lake 3 nights
Day 1 Inle Lake: On arrival at Heho Airport you will transfer by road to Inle Lake. Continue by boat for about an hour to the Red Mountain Restaurant and winery for wine tasting.
Day 2 Inle Lake: After breakfast, transfer to a local Intha home and meet with the family in Pauk Par Village who will be introducing you to traditional cuisines. But firstly, the family will take you to one of the local markets around Inle Lake for the chance to buy some of the ingredients required for your cooking class. Return to their home to learn and cook like an Intha, then enjoy the lunch you have made. This afternoon, enjoy a longtail speedboat boat ride on Inle Lake and discover its calm serenity, still waters and colourful brush strokes of floating vegetation and slow moving fishing canoes. Enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery and watch the skill of the local fishermen who make use of their legs in a unique rowing technique to glide themselves gracefully around the lake. Visit the enchanting floating gardens, a teeming market and an Intha village around the lake before also visiting the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Inn Paw Khon Village (Lotus and silk weaving villages) and the Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery.
Day 3 Inle Lake: Travel by longtail speedboat to the western shore of the lake to a stairway for a walk to the hidden Indein temple complex, which consists of hundreds of small stupas overgrown by moss and greens. Continue on foot past rice fields to the village of Sae Ma, stopping to explore the village. In the afternoon meet the village locals on the lake and travel to one of the monasteries to observe the monastic activities.
Day 4 Inle Lake: Your tour concludes with a transfer back to Heho airport.
3 nights privately escorted side trip by air-conditioned car from £559pp
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