DAYS 10-13 | Inle Lake
As you hit Inle Lake, you’ll immediately appreciate the immense natural beauty of this vast expanse of water hemmed in by the steep hills of the Shan plateau. And at The Sanctum, you’ll experience superb Burmese food and hospitality. Older generations of the indigenous Inthar people still fish using their traditional method of using their legs to row, leaving their hands free to deploy their large nets. Their homes are the stilt villages, each with its own trade, from silversmiths to lotus flower silk weavers. Inevitably, Inle Lake also has its fair share of gold and white temples, along with some spectacular teak monasteries suspended above the water. A particular favourite experience of ours, is exploring the Indian pagoda complex that is slowly being overrun by the jungle. Lara Croft eat your heart out.