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Boats on Inle Lake, Inle Lake -

For most of it's existence, Inle Lake has been a serene piece of natural beauty, harboring a unique ecosystem and lifestyle, bringing together spectacular landscapes, perennial agriculture and gorgeous lotus fields into what my wife calls "a wallpaper scenery". The home of the Inn Thar people. The past few decades have brought a fair amount of development, which impacted largely positively the diverse communities sharing the lake. Bicycles were more or less replaced by motorbikes, long boats were fitted with Diesel engines, tourism and trade picked up. While major conservation efforts were put in place and, to be fair, Inle is...

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Alamanda Travels operates sales offices in Yangon and Nyaung Shwe, on the banks of the Inle Lake. Our ground handling subsidiary, Shwe Inn Thar, is co-owned and operated by the Inn Thar community in Southern Shan State, providing all travel support for your unmitigated access to one of the most amazing lands in Myanmar and the world. Our partnership, allowing for direct access of community-owned enterprises to the wider world, earned us the Product and Package Innovation Competition in 2016, and continues to be an amazing growth engine.

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