Inle Sanctuary at Phayartaung
For anyone seeking peace and natural beauty, Inle Sanctuary, Phayartaung offers one of the most breathtaking locations in Myanmar. The six spacious, luxury stilt houses, built on a pier jutting out into the middle of Inle’s three lakes, have unrivalled views of the water and surrounding hills. Inle Sanctuary is a sustainable ecolodge located by Sakar (or Samka) Lake, an unexplored lake south of Inle Lake. The ecolodge is 100% solar powered, sources all food locally, and supports development in Phayartaung village.
Each of the lodges has been built to the highest standards using traditional and locally sourced materials such as hardwood and bamboo. Guests can look out over the lake through large picture windows or from loungers on the outside deck. With the lotus filled lake beneath your feet, it is the perfect place to enjoy the scenery at any time of the day. The sunrises and sunsets are stunning and at night the deck is the perfect place to view the stars.
SAMKA LAKE REGION
While most travelers are familiar with Inle Lake, lesser known is the Samka Lake (also known as Sakar Lake) region. Straddling the border of Shan State and Kayah State, this remote lake area is still authentic, and for now, mostly untouched by large-scale tourism as it requires a little more effort to get to. As part of our program, we'll take you on an experiential journey of service and purpose through an immersive six days in Phayartaung Village.
GETTING THERE AND AWAY
Phayartaung is a small and very rural market and fishing village that holds one of the region's famous 5 day markets. It is home to a very special monastic school where many children from surrounding villages come to learn. Our meeting point as a group will be at Yangon International Airport. The flight from Yangon International Airport to Heho Airport is approximately one hour. We'll be transferred by minivan from Heho Airport to the Inle Sanctuary Resort. Round-tri airfares between Yangon and Heho are included in the price of the retreat, and we'll be booking the flights for you. You will have to get to Yangon on your own. If you need any assistance booking your flight from your destination to Yangon, we'll be happy to help.