Day trip to Sagar Inle lake is to enjoy the  spectacular scenery and more than a few fabulous sites to see, Sagar offers a taste of the ‘real’ Inle Lake. The main attraction in Sagar is the sunken stupas, 108 old stupas often flooded by water, but it is the natural beauty, friendly people, local lifestyles and serene waterways that make this day trip an unforgettable adventure.


Tour Name Day trip to Sagar Inle Lake
Type of tour Culture Tour
Travel destination Inle-Sagar-Inle Lake
Tour start point & end point Nyaug Shwe or Inle
No of travelling days Full Day
Recommended travel period From October to May
Min / Max Group size 1-6 Pax

Services inclusion

  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch break at local Restaurant
  • Private boat at Inle-Sagar-Inle
  • Water and refreshing towel

Services exclusion

  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Any other items not mentioned
  • Visits not mentioned in the program

Inle-Sagar-Inle Excursion

You will be picked up at your hotel and transfer to jetty then we are to leave for Sagar, the far southern region of Inle Lake. Very few tourists make the trip down to this region yet it is one of the most beautiful places in the Shan State, with the mountains forming a backdrop for the small villages and fishermen on the water. The area was only recently opened to tourists in 2003.

The boat journey takes 2.5-3 hours but is full of fabulous views and home to many unique species of birds, both indigenous and migratory. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Upon arriving in Sagar area there are several stops that will be made (the order will depend on the time, other tourist boats and activity in the villages) The main highlight for many travelers are the ‘sunken’ stupas of Sagar- 108 stupas from the 16-17th centuries that are partially underwater for a few months a year. There is also a local monastery and village that can be visited here.

Continue to the village of Thaya Gone, home to Pa-Oh, Shan and Inthar people and known for its production of local rice wine. Watch the process of distillation and then sample some of the local brew if you wish. In Thaya Gone there is also the chance to climb to the top of a small hill which there are great views of the lake and surrounding villages.

Another stop will be made in Sae Khaung Pottery Village to see the crafting of oil and water pots as well as the natural, underground kilns used by the villagers. On the western shores of the Sagar area is Tar Kaung, a series of more than 200 stupas which also make a fabulous photo stop.

Lunch will be arranged along the way (either picnic lunch or local lunch at a small restaurant)

Around 2.30 the boat will begin its journey back to the main section of Inle Lake. Traveling back in the afternoon the light has shifted and the route looks much different on the return, with different activities occurring on the water and in the villages. Rice noodles can be seen drying in the sun, spun cotton is hung out to dry and kids are returning from school at this time of day.You’ll reach your hotel early this evening in time to freshen up and watch the sunset.

  • Private travel with PM : This itinerary is available as a private journey
  • Book with trust and confidence : This small group journey is guaranteed to materialize with the group size of minimum 01 pax or 02 pax

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August 13, 2019


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