Get a taste for life in the region at a morning market, before a fun train ride to ShweNyaung, a real local experience. Explore a nearby town before enjoying an afternoon of relaxation. A tour of Inle Lake begins with the morning market which is a chance to meet some of the people who gather here from the surrounding hilltribe villages. See the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the lake’s main sanctuary, then learn about local crafts at a weaving village, silversmith and see how typical Burmese cigars are made by hand. In the afternoon, visit a local village. Spend your last morning on Inle Lake observing the lives of those who earn their livelihood on and around the lake. Witness the unique fishing techniques used by local Inthar fishermen, and see the ‘floating gardens’ where local people use indigenous methods to grow a variety of crops suspended in the water.