Eco Tourism Experiences by Viewpoint Ecolodge
Tailor Made Events
The EcoLodge arranges eco-tours, whether for a group or single guest. Our adventure manager tailors trekking, mountain bikes, cultural tours and horseback riding, all supervised by well-trained guides with full knowledge of the Shan State…a memory to cherish forever.
Exotic Lunch On The Lake
Exotic and memorable dining unlike any ever experienced before: lunch on our floating restaurant on Inle Lake. We have transformed a rice carrier boat into a fully equipped restaurant. Our on-board chef prepares your gourmet lunch on the boat while you take in the breathtaking scenery and enjoy exquisite dining, an experience you will never forget.
Far off the beaten path, Shan picnics take place in a bamboo forest glade — Indein or Taung Toe — in the shadows of exquisite Belle Époque hangings. These special “déjeuner sur l’herbe” take place near ancient pagodas and ruins. Guests sit on pillows around a natural woven palm mat while enjoying a luxurious picnic.
Shan Cooking Classes
Participants visit the local market with our head chef to purchase the food prepared for a special gourmet lunch. The chef explains how to shop, traditional bargaining and the ingredients being purchased. The cooking class returns to ViewPoint, where you will visit our Green house – Aquaponic and biopinc soilless garden – to get organic ingredients, then the chef begins the basic lessons and prepares the meal with the class. At the conclusion, everyone enjoys a special aperitif at the rooftop before being served the lunch they prepared.
Hidden Intha Village House
Enjoy a traditional meal at a wonderful authentic Intha house at an island village on Inle Lake. The village is private and therefore off-limits to regular tourist boats. Guests are welcomed into the house by the owner, who operates the production of traditional handmade cigars on the ground floor. Observe the hand-rolling procedure close-up, have a smoke if you wish. After the meal, a walk will be arranged through a luxuriant bamboo forest next to a clear water stream. The path eventually joins a small canal where our boats are waiting to take you back to your Inle journey.