Inle Wine Tasting
Tickle your taste buds by taking a lunch stop at the Red Mountain winery. Take a tour of the winery and try their new selection of wines. This is a lovely stop on route to your lakeside hotel and offers great views of the surrounding area.
Located on the side of the famous Inle Lake, in the southern Shan State of the Union of Myanmar, the Red Mountain Estate produces the best wines of the country. Since the beginning, the wines are produced with locally grown grapes. All of the 400,000 plants have been imported from France and Spain, and the variety chosen after experimentation. It’s a combination of different factors, the cool climate, the soils, the long experience of the French winemaker. The wines are made in the tradition of western wines with new technologies and modern equipment.
Wines available to taste:
- Shiraz & Shiraz Tempranillo (red)
- Pinot Noir (red)
- Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay & Late Harvest (white)
- Rose D’Inle (rose)
Inle Lake by Boat
There is nothing more tranquil than boating around on the picturesque Inle Lake and watching the local Intha people go about their daily lives. Watch the boatmen row with only their legs and marvel at the wonderful floating communities with their incredible floating gardens which have to be seen to be believed.
We offer day trips to the following places:
- The 2000 hillside stupas of Kakku
- The fascinating temple complex at Indein
- Htan Phaya and Pa-O village
- Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
- Paw Khon Village
- Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery
- 5 day floating market (In a different location every day)
Visit the Artisans of Inle Lake
Silk Weaving & Dying: Silk weaving has found its home on the lake for over 100 now and more recently lotus weaving has become very popular. You can visit the floating factory and watch the artisans at work before visiting the show room and picking up some fabulous souvenirs.
Silversmiths: The Ywama village gold and silver smiths are another fascinating lake stop and have been in operation for decades. You can not only pick up a good bargain but also watch and marvel at their intricate work.
Cigar Rolling: Watch the young women tirelessly rolling local cigars or ‘Cheroots’ one after another. The cigars are rolled from one tobacco leaf and contain a blend of dried banana, pineapple, star anise, brown sugar, tamarind, honey and rice wine.
Umbrella & Paper Making: This is another artisan that is well worth visiting as you learn how to make decorative paper and traditional Umbrellas (parasols). A truly delightful way to spend an hour or two.
Towns & Cities in Myanmar
Myanmar has no shortage of captivating destination to visit on your holiday. Refer to our Towns & cities guide to plan the perfect trip.
Our Favourite Hotels in Myanmar
There are so many beautiful hotels to choose from in Myanmar. So we have selected a few of our most favourite and characterful hotels; giving you a taste of what you can expect.