MYANMAR – Inle Lake – Lunch on Rice Carrier

A delightful Shan traditional cuisines floating in the middle of the lake. A former rice-carrier boat has been refurbished as a floating restaurant for one of the most unique culinary experience on Inle Lake.


Classic, Family, Gastronomy, Honeymoon

Country - City

Myanmar - Inle Lake

Price Level


Max pax

100 persons


All year round

Arrival city

Inle Lake

Departure city

Inle Lake


A special culinary experience floating in the serene landscape of Inle Lake. A former rice-carrier boat has been refurbished as a floating restaurant serving Shan delicate cuisine. Both the backdrop and the ballet of waiters and cooks, serving the guests from traditional canoes, make this lunch one of the most unique culinary experience on Inle Lake.

Can be combined with


Inle Lake – Balloon flight over Inle

Selling points

  • Experience unique in Myanmar – private lunch on a traditional boat in the middle of the lake
  • High quality cuisine presenting a selection of Shan and Intha specialities – the ethnics living on the lake and in the region
  • Private chefs on board for catering service
  • Foods are freshly prepared on near-by kitchen boat and brought to the table by canoe
  • More than a floating dinner, it is a surprising and impressive logistics that is performed flawlessly

Time And Transportation

Approximately 20-30 minutes by boat to reach the location of the rice carrier from different sightseeing places.


1-2 hours (Lunch only)

Min pax

1 person

Max pax

40 persons - spread on several boats

How to sell it

  • Recommended to offer on the arrival day on the lake – a perfect introduction to Inle Lake and wow effect guaranteed. Even if clients arrive directly from airport and haven’t done any sightseeing before lunch. Having lunch in the boat is the perfect way to get to enjoy Inle Lake
  • Particularly recommended for guests looking for a special occasion (birthday, honeymoon, wedding proposal, etc.) as this experience is one of the most unique and private
  • Suitable both for groups and FIT : guests will be divided into several groups on several boats in case of larger number of pax. The boat doesn’t feel empty if clients are only 2 or 4 as the whole set up and logistics remain impressive
  • This will be the best catering clients will have on the lake – do not include other type of catering after as they might be disappointed. If you have several types of catering incldued on the lake (for example lunch at local house), we advise then that you put this activity as the last catering to keep expectations high
  • More impressive than the Shan picnic in the bamboo forest, we would classify this activity higher for VIP

Why this activity

  • High quality – activity provided by ViewPoint Lodge – both in terms of logisitcs and quality of food
  • Unique experience, only possible on Inle Lake, with this supplier

Good to combine with

  • Classic sightseeing around Inle Lake
  • Advised on the arrival day on the lake (if not other special catering is scheduled on the trip – see note in “How to sell”)

Do not combine with

  • Any other lunch activities or activities that already included lunch
  • Shan picnic in bamboo forest on another day

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Competitor comparison

  • This service is arranged by Viewpoint Eco Lodge and it offers to other DMCs as well.


  • High quality food which are freshly-prepared
  • Unique setting and serene view of Inle lake
  • Quality catering and facilities
  • Possible to combine with most of activities around Inle lake


  • In rainy season, no clear view of the surroundings and travelers might get soaked.
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility issues


  • Recommended maximum pax is 40 persons
  • Maximum capacity for boat is 15 pax per boat.
  • If there are more than 15 pax, clients will be on separate boats
  • Kitchen boat, canoe (to carry the dishes) and toilet boat will be available during lunch
  • Inform supplier in advance about food allergies or special diet
  • Inform supplier in advance for travellers with mobility issues

Price range

250 per group (for 1 to 4 pax)

Quotation guideline

  • On ERP
  • 250 per group for 1 to 4 pax
  • Extra 60 USD per pax from 5 to 40 pax


  • Lunch boat
  • Meals as mentioned in menu – free flow drinks included (soft drinks, water, coffee, tea, local beer and local wine)
  • Meal FOC for guide (1 guide per group)


  • Transportation
  • Zone fee
  • Easia guide

Important notes

  • Reservation is required to make by Easia Yangon Office.
  • For FIT and small groups, book 1 week in advance.
  • For big group, please book 2 week in advance.
  • Location of lunch boat is near Kyae Sar Gone village and Pwe Sar Gone village.
  • Inform supplier in advance about food allergies or special diet
  • Inform supplier in advance for travellers with mobility issues
  • Viewpoint Ecolodge provides FOC for 1 Easia guide per group.
  • Payment will be settled by Easia Inle Office.

Special Guide notes

  • Provide restaurant contact to guide.
  • Guide needs to recheck with restaurant for location.
  • Location of lunch boat is near Kyae Sar Gone village and Pwe Sar Gone village.
  • Recheck if there are travellers with food allergies or special diet.


Viewpoint Ecolodge

Address: Corner of Heaven Road, Yone Gyi St, Nyaungshwe, Inle Lake, Shan State.

Phone: 09450006601 (Reservation), 09428359004 (F&B Manager), 09254227546 (Resident Manager)




Special Information

Shan Discovery Menu

Tapas Starter

  1. Tofu Fritter with green pepper dipping sauce
  2. Spring onion fritters with tamarind dipping sauce
  3. Citrus salad
  4. Crispy Milky Shan crackers
  5. Tomato salad with sweet basil
  6. Roasted rice crackers like a bruschetta
  7. Steamed spring onion with rice powder in banana leaves


  1. Soon-tham consommé – Gingered fermented mustard leave broth


  1. Garail fish fillet baked in banana leave with Shan aromatic herbs and spices
  2. Sweet chicken thigh curry braised with braised tomatoes and tamarind
  3. Braised pork ribs with pumpkin curry
  4. Burned aubergine salad- Eggplant pulp with fresh pounded tomato
  5. Braised butterfly beans – Fresh ginger, tomatoes and spring onions
  6. Creamer potatoes tempura with fresh bay leaf
  7. Steamed shan rice baked in banana leave


  1. Pumpkin custard
  2. Chocolate mousse
  3. Lemongrass crème brûlée


Lunch on Rice Carrier

Enjoy the exclusive culinary experience on a boat with backdrop of serene Inle Lake. Transfer to a seclude area of Inle lake, where a local rice carrier boat awaits you. The boat was transformed into a private floating restaurant for exquisite dining experience. You will be accompanied by a kitchen boat, where the foods are freshly prepared, brought them to you on canoes, course by course. On-board chefs will help prepare your gourmet lunch. Discover and enjoy delicious Shan cuisines as well as the beauty of tranquil Inle lake.


Une expérience culinaire à ne pas manquer sur le lac Inle ! Sur une barque flottante, transformée en un restaurant tout confort, savourez un délicieux repas traditionnel Shan dans un cadre incroyable.


Pranzo su una barca gallegiante

Un ‘esperienza culinaria da nonperdere sul Lago Inle ! A bordo di una bara galleggiante, trasfornata in un ristorante con ogni confort, gustatevi un delizioso pasto tradizionale shan circondati da un quadro idilliaco.


Ein kulinarisches Highlight auf dem Inle Lake, die Sie nicht verpassen sollten! Ein typisches Shan-Mittagessen, bei dem Ihnen das Wasser im Mund zusammenlaufen wird, wird Ihnen auf einem Reisboot inmitten der wunderschönen Umgebung des Inle Sees serviert. Das Boot wurde zu einem voll ausgerüsteten Restaurant umgebaut. Entspannen Sie sich und genießen Sie ein exquisites Mittagessen, während Sie von Ihrem schwimmenden Privatrestaurant aus das Leben auf dem See kennenlernen.