Your tour will begin bright and early as you meet your local guide at the meeting point and let them whisk you to the boat that will take us to our first stop.
For 45 minutes we’ll glide across the lake admiring beautiful views of the green hills beyond and the idyllic stilt villages with their pretty floating gardens.
We will dock at Thale Oo Jetty and once we have disembarked the boat, your guide will give a quick safety briefing.
Your scenic trek will take approximately 3 hours, taking you through some of Southeast Asia’s most spectacular panoramas; through the peaceful serenity of the Shan Hills, a mesmerising region that is famous for its rubies, sapphires and other precious gems, all of which is on the waitlist for UNESCO World Heritage status.
Passing through terrace farms, bamboo forest and lush plantations, we’ll arrive at Thale Oo, a pretty hilltop village where we will meet a friendly local family and talk to them about rural life on the lake. We’ll then share a deliciously traditional Burmese lunch with our new friends before making our way to another village.
Here we will take a walk around, admiring the different styles of home and chatting to locals about their everyday lives. The views of the lake from this are to die for, so you’ll definitely want to spend some time pondering the vistas and taking Instagram-worthy pictures that you’ll treasure forever.
After a short boat ride, you’ll find yourself back in the hustle and bustle of Nyaung Shwe, where your tour ends.
Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see and do on the lake and where to go for authentic souvenirs, such as lotus silks, intricate carvings and hand-made textiles.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, boat fees, lunch, water and snacks.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide
Dress standard: We strongly recommend that you wear shoes/trainers and clothes that are comfortable and appropriate for a long trek.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Travelers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.