Myanmar Joined Tour

14 Days

Why to join Myanmar Photo Tour 2021?

Myanmar, formerly known as a Mysterious land of traditions and undiscovered destination in the world . Moreover Myanmar is an exciting country from a cultural, social and humanistic point of view, and a dream for many photographers all around the world. In particular, We , Burma Photo Tour is now proud of  giving  you the opportunity to go for yourself and photograph this wonderful country.

Furthermore This photographic journey will see us photographing the old world wonders of Yangon, Bagan, Mindat, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Loikaw and heading back to Yangon.

During this extraordinary 14-day long Myanmar photo tour 2021 & 2022, we will photograph  Bagan, with more than 2,000 religious monuments , impressive colonial city of Yangon and priceless culture city of Mandalay. Moreover explore the magical water land of lake inle  with its magnificent surroundings and impressive network of villages, channels and markets. In addition, We are to discover an undiscovered tribal lands of tattooed women and long neck women of the county .

What to photograph more ?

What’s more, In each of our travel  destinations in Myanmar, we will have a chance  to photograph local people in their daily routines. From craftsmen at their jobs and to monks going around the village for food collections praying in the surroundings temples . Without a doubt, we will surely have plenty of opportunities to capture incredible portraits.

Especially doing the great sunrise and sunset photography in Bagan , Mandalay and Inle lake is one of the important mission of our trip .

Obviously Should you not miss such opportunity to explore an unexplored corners of Myanmar thorough your lens ? Undoubtedly Your local guide is well experienced and highly recommended on Trip advisor. In other words , your local guide will always be on hand for advice and tips . Certainly he will open the doors of your mind and eyes to get your close to the locals and the best of Myanmar .

As a result of this , Everyday day of your photo expedition with us will be so full of photo expeditions beyond your expectation .

For that reason ,Now is the time to capture this well-kept secret of Myanmar like no other.

Tour Name Mysterious Myanmar
Type Of Tour Joined Photography Tour
Tour Duration 14 Days /13 Nights
Travel Destination Yangon-Bagan-Mindat ( Tattooed Women )-Mandalay

Inle Loiakw-Yangon

Maximum Group Size 08 pax + One Local Photography Guide
Guaranteed Departure Group Size Minimum 04 Pax
First Departure Date 23rd Jan 2021-05th Feb 2021
Second Departure Date 12th Jan 2022 -25th Jan 2022
Professional Local Guide Mr.Bo Bo ZawSee the link for his recommendation
Level of difficulty Easy ,Moderate except easy trekking in Mindat
Skill Levels Suitable for all levels of photographers
Prices Per Pax USD$ 2,585 Nett per pax

Based on group size of 08 pax

Discount price before 1st Sep 2020 USD$ 2,185 Nett per pax
Compulsory Extra Charges USD$ 250 if group size is less than 06 pax

This amazing journey will see us photographing the old world wonders of Yangon, Bagan, Mindat, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Loikaw and returning to Yangon.

Travel back in time to witness 11th century Religious monument of Bagan, also known as the “Land of a Thousand Pagodas” although over 2,000 temples remain standing and discover the cultural city of Mandalay .Photograph the iconic fisherman of Inle Lake, visit the long neck women of the Kayan tribe in the remote villages. We will visit the forgotten tribal  people with their intricately tattooed faces. Moreover the hot air balloon ride will be a once in a life time experience . January is an ideal time of the year to explore Myanmar, with a near perfect weather .

Highlights of our shooting

  • Street photography in colonial city of Yangon & witness the gold gilded Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.
  • Explore the countless pagodas at Magical Bagan
  • Experience the most colorful Ananda Pagoda Festival
  • Discover the intact culture of the last Burmese Kingdom in Mandalay
  • Experience the serene beauty of Inle Lake and fantastic lake dweller
  • Private photo secession with fishermen and weaving ladies
  • Meet with forgotten tattooed women in Mindat
  • Visit colorful ethnic tribe “ Long necked women ” in Loikaw
  • Private and surprise photography secession with locals
  • Cultural photo opportunities in untouched local villages and markets
  • Special portrait secession with distinguished local people
  • More special surprise

Your local guide will greet you at the airport whatever day or time you may land in Yangon . It is because our program will start at 15:00 . But we will have meet and greet program at hotel lobby at 14:00 to introduce to each other and to listen to the trip brief of your local guide .
At 15:00 , we will start exploring the highlights of Yangon with the first visit to Chauk Htet Gyi Pagoda “ The Huge Reclining Buddha Statue in the length of 72 meters “ where we are to wander around the number of Buddhist monasteries and your local guide will let you have some surprise opportunities to make the some grate photos of monks and novices around the monasteries .
As the sun drops, our thoughts inevitably turn to one of the wonders of the religious world: Shwedagon, the famed Golden Pagoda. Photographing Shwedagon is anything you want it to be. There are challenging but still interesting to observe and shoot different religious activities of all Buddhist people. Free shooting around the pagoda platform will be done till sun is completely down. Then have a dinner and overnight stay in Yangon.

Our sincere suggestions : Please settle the bill to hotel tonight if you have some bills to settle
Pack your luggage and get it ready for tomorrow because you are to wake up early tomorrow morning to catch the flight to Bagan .

Today We are to wake up very early in Yangon but for now Yangon must wait: we’ll be back later to explore its remaining highlights.
After early wake up , take away the breakfast box and transfer to the Yangon airport for your flight to Bagan, ( Flying hour from Yangon to Bagan is approximately 1hrs and 15 minutes ) upon arrival to Bagan, we are directly to proceed to Mindat (Southern Chin State ) (160 Km, 6-7 hours) by 4 x 4 jeep. Mindat which is located in the western part of Myanmar, accessible by road from Bagan, one of the most famous ecotourism sites in Myanmar, . A visit to Chin region ia an opportunities to observe their strange traditional custom and chin women with tattoos on their faces. Mindut are popular destinations in the southern part of chin state visited by tourists for its picturesque beautiful scenery and fine weather. Hunting is still practice and one can see various head bones of animals proudly hanged at walls of their houses. Their primitive weapon is the bow and arrow. In chin this weapon is universal, being used both in fighting and hunting such larger animals. On the way to Mindat Our delicious lunch will be at one of simple local restaurant in the small town called Paut then drive straight to Minday. Upon arrival at Mindat in the evening, check-in at a small & simple hotel. Enjoy dinner at a small local restaurant and overnight stay in Mindat

After wake up , pack all our camera equipments and get all necessary stuffs ready and then drive straight to local restaurant where we will have breakfast . After breakfast, Today’s our mission lies in Mindat . With the help of local experienced chin guide, we are to explore Chin villages around Mindat where you will see three different kind of tattooed women , They are called Munn tribe , Makham tribe and Daing tribe . Each tribe has their distinguished tattooed design.
Off course, We are going to explore the chin villages , but not all villages , only special places where we can see the chin women with the best tattooed design on their face . and after morning excursion and shooting is done , take a lunch break at good and simple local restaurant . then a little break to recharge your battery and to rejuvenate your enthusiasm for afternoon shooting .
Afternoon sightseeing include a visit to Pan Auk Village , start half day trekking to Pan Aut Chin Village. We will see different tattooed faces of the other Chin women and their way of life. It is one of the big villages of about 40 villager. In our sightseeing in the village, it will include old shaman’s house, wooden memorial poles of their nat festivals, old stone tombs at their cemetery and Chin traditional huts under decorated by many skulls, horns and bones of the different animals. Where we will do light trek around village to observe the village life of Munn Chin Tribe . Then back to Mindat and dinner is arranged at simple and good local restaurant in Mindat . overnight stay in Mindat.

This morning we are to enjoy the breakfast at hotel in Mindat and then check out the hotel to visit some tribal villages to make the different great photos of landscape photography with tattooed women and some indoor photography as well . We will spend the rest of morning around Mindat and beyond . In the afternoon , we are driving back to Bagan and we will get back to Bagan in the late afternoon . enjoy the dinner at local restaurant and overnight stay in Bagan .

Today is the final day of the Ananda Pagoda Festival offers an extraordinary photo opportunity. So we are to wake up early to head off to Ananda Pagoda where number of thousands of Buddhist monks and novices will be lining up to collect the alms donated by the pilgrims in attendance. It is promised that there are countless opportunities for making the great photos of novices and local people .
After that we will proceed to one of the hidden temple where to do surprise photo secession and staged shots then have a short break for lunch and take a midday break at hotel .
In the afternoon , we are doing some landscape photography with horse drawn carriage and do sunset shots from the best sunset corner of Bagan . Overnight stay in Bagan.

Early in the morning, well before dawn, head off for Sunrise shots from Shwesandaw pagoda, Of course this is a grand indulgence! — but Bagan is one of the visual wonders of the world, up there alongside Angkor in Cambodia and Borobodur in Indonesia. And Bagan is simply vast, nearly 70 square kilometres in extent, and if the weather smiles on us there is simply no better way of photographing its mind-boggling scale or capturing its dreamlike mood .then back to hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, we will directly proceed to local Nyaung Oo Market in search of the wonderful moments of daily life and interactions between people. After that a visit to Shwezigon pagoda a 1,000-year-old Buddhist stupa whose glittering golden bell-shape dome became a model for pagodas throughout Burma ( Where the great chance for shooting at long corridor with the shadow of concrete pillars ) . Before we are doing one of staged shot with local girl working some craft inside temple and around . then take a short break for lunch and have a midday break at hotel .
During the midday break, everyone is invited in hotel lobby to share experience in photo shooting and take some advice from local guide for better photography.
In the evening, we’re off to one of our special Bagan spots to shoot silhouettes shots during the sunset then enjoy the dinner and overnight stay in Bagan.

Today we will drive to Mandalay from Bagan- driving to Mandalay is better than flying to Mandalay . If you drive to Mandalay . there will be good chance to see some local villages and rural lives on the way . So we can stop and make some great photos on the way to Mandalay. Upon arrival to Mandalay : we will focus on making some great photos around the marble street and then go to Mahamuni pagoda . Then take the lunch break and check in hotel . In the afternoon , we are to explore the best photography playgrounds of Mandalay including Kuthodaw Pagoda known as The World’s Largest Book where to do some great photos and then we are doing sunset photography from the corner of the palace of the moat or riverside village based on situation at that time . Enjoy the dinner and overnight stay in Mandalay .

- Today we are to challenge our enthusiasm by ourselves for the whole day sightseeing without a little break at hotel before the sun come up till the sun is completely down.
- Around 05:15 am, We're off to nearby U Bein Bridge, at 1.2km the world’s longest teak footbridge. It's a hugely photogenic structure. It stretches across Thaungthaman Lake it comes alive in every sense as dawn approaches. Monks in crimson cross from one end to the other; fishermen cast their nets in the still waters, and the occasional cyclist adds more movement and backlit geometry to the scene. you’ll have captured dozens of great images: after making the classic shots near by the wooden bridge. We are to head off to one of the impressive nunnery in Sagaing where we are making the most iconic photos of young Buddhist nuns praying, meditating with special arrangement ( Remarks : this nunnery is one of the secret place for professional photographers and no other photographers and normal clients go there , only one of the hidden photogenic spot for our clients).
- After shooting at Buddhist Nunnery in Sagaing , we are to drive straight to Mingun from Sagaing ( it takes approximately 45 minutes ) . upon arrival to Mingun , enjoy lunch at good local restaurant and afternoon shooting start from Massive Mingun Pagoda ( Pa Htoe Daw Gyi ) with some Buddhist nuns or young novices. Then walk down to Myatheindan stupa ( one of the impressive stupa with unique architectural design ). One more photos secession will be arranged at Myatheindan stupa with Buddhist nuns. Then visit to Home for old aged in Mingun where making meaningful portrait of elderly men and women is compulsory. After that stream down to Mandalay and enjoy the diner at hotel in Mandalay and overnight stay in Mandalay .

- After breakfast at hotel , we are to check out hotel and drive straight toNyaung U to fly to Heho for a visit to Inle lake , upon arrival to Heho, directly drive straight to Shweyan Pyan Wooden Monastery, famous for Oval shaped window Where we will do free shooting and some opportunist shots around monastery Then directly proceed to Nyaung Shwe which is major gateway to Inle lake and lunch break at local restaurant In Nyaung Shwe. After lunch , transfer to jetty in Nyaung Shwe and then take a boat ride to hotel for check in and have a short break.
- - Afternoon sightseeing start floating around the typical floating village called Pauk Par Village to have a chance of shooting unique way of life and life styles of People and we are to visit one of local house in the village to connect you with the local family for chatting and shooting .then hanging around the fishermen for shooting fishermen fishing naturally before sun is down . then drive back to hotel and have a dinner at hotel . overnight stay at Ananta Inle Hotel .

This morning we are to wake up early again to make the iconic sunrise shots with local fishermen – So your local guide know the best shooting ground where to do the best staged shots with fishermen during the pre and post sunrise – then we will have the quick breakfast at your hotel and before we are heading off to the village of weaving factory where to see the local ladies doing all process of weaving factory – Needless to say , Weaving factory is one of the good place for doing the best way of life photography – After that visit to local cigar factor and meet with the pretty girls making hand-rolled cigar – then moving to Indein known as the hidden treasure of Inle Lake which lies the small village of Indein with hundreds of ancient pagodas of many shapes and sizes and in various states of ruin. Some of them have been restored, but most are in the crumbling state overgrown with bushes.
Upon arrival to Indein , we will have the short break for lunch before we are walking up to the huge pagoda complex of ancient pagodas . Definitely we will make some landscape photography with tribal people around the pagoda complex and do some free shooting . then we are heading back to hotel and on the way back to hotel , we are doing silhouettes shots during the dust and enjoy the dinner at hotel and overnight stay in Inle lake .

we will start our boat trip to Hpe-Kom, the last lake of Inle. On the way we will visit Sagar village, famous for more than 400 pagodas and stupas on its land. Have lunch on the lake and continue our boat ride to Hpe-Kom. Admire the beautiful, lush scenery on boat side of this lake. Inle´s calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation, fishing canoes and bamboo houses will free your hassle away. We will reach Hpe-kom and after 1 hour driving, arrive Loikaw, the capical of Kayah State.
Check in hotel in Loikaw, we will visit the Kayah museum to study the traditional way of living of the Kayah people. At late evening, we will proceed to Thiri Mingalar Taung Kwe Zedi, the landmark of the Kayah State, to enjoy panoramic view of Loikaw and its surroundings at sunset time and overnight stay in Loikaw

Today we are leaving our hotel in loikaw early to get to the remote village of long necked women earlier than other local and foreign visitors .In addition to that morning light is the best to do the better landscape photography on the way . It may take 40 minutes drive to the first village of long necked women where we will see the number of families of long necked women – Off course, we do not visit every house of the village . Please do trust your local guide who know the best place where we can do indoor photography , portrait photography and village photography – And also it is promised that you will have the great photos with different shooting styles beyond your expectation . enjoy the picnic lunch in the village and we will head back to loikaw if we are happy with great photos we took . On the way back to Loikaw, we will drop in one of local village where we can see Kayah tribe in their colorful tribal clothes . then moving back to loikaw town and overnight stay in Loikaw .

Today we are to say good bye to A Little Loikaw Town and drive to Heho airport , But journey by road is the best way to explore all secret beauty of country and lesser known tribal people and less visited local villages . So we will surely have the countless opportunities to do some landscape photography , meet with tribal people and make some stops at local village on the way – Off course, we are to enjoy the lunch at local restaurant on the way – catch the domestic flight to Yangon . Upon arrival to Yangon , transfer to local restaurant for the fareware dinner and overnight stay in Yangon.

<p>This morning we are to leave hotel early and walk around the city center of Yangon where to enjoy the morning activities including colonial buildings, morning street market , some vendors and local tea shop through your lens . after that a visit to Yangon train station to do the last street photography of your trip before you all are heading back to hotel for refreshing and checking out the room . then you are to say good bye to your local guide and you all will be transferred to airport for your onward travel destination.</p><p>You can consider to take optional Extension trip to Golden Rock ( Pre or Post Trip ) You can request us to get the detail program to Golden Rock .</p>

Services Inclusion

  • Professional Local photography guide through the trip
  • • 13 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast
  • • Meals ( Lunch & Dinner from Day 01 to Day 13 )
  • • Private ground transportation & private boat
  • • All domestic flights in Myanmar based on detail program
  • • Entrance fees to photography locations and government zone fees
  • • Government Taxes
  • • Bottled waters and refreshing towel during the sightseeing

Services Exclusion

  • • International Airfare to/from Myanmar
  • • Optional single room occupancy
  • • Modeling fees for staged shots
  • • Travel insurance
  • • Extra charges for hotel early check in and later check out
  • • Extra charges for early arrival and late departure
  • • Extra charges for excessed checked in luggage at airport
  • • Equipment and baggage insurance
  • • Visas (if applicable)
  • • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone etc.
  • • Tips to local photography guide , driver and boat man
Why should i joined this tour ?

Myanmar is an incredible country with friendly people. You’ll get to see one the best places for the beautiful landscape , intact culture and tradition in South East Asia . If you have a dream of making the great landscapes and document the daily lives in far-flung regions, this trip is mainly designed for you. While several photography tours are being offered to Myanmar, none of them provide a similar experience because The local guide who is leading this trip is well experienced and know all the best places more than other foreigner tour leaders and organizers know . So No need to worry about getting the best pictures of Myanmar if you travel with professional local photography guide –Mr.Bo Bo Zaw.

Is Myanmar safe to travel ?

While news reports of military action in remote Myanmar in 2017 were tragic, please understand that Myanmar remains one of the friendliest, most welcoming, and safest travel destinations anywhere in the world. Petty crime for tourists such as pick-pocketing is rare, and personal violence on tourists is all but nonexistent.

How fit do I need to be?

Our trips are designed to be enjoyed by anyone who is reasonably fit. However some trips visit remote areas with limited or non-existent medical facilities so you must be in good health. Factors such as long walks, bumpy roads, dust, traffic, stairs, humidity, delays and unfamiliar customs and cultures also add to the physical toll. Keep in mind you will need to carry your own bags.

How about health requirement to travel to Myanmar ?

No vaccinations are officially required for a visit to Myanmar. You should check a travel immunization clinic and check with your doctor. Take along any prescription medication with sufficient supplies, as those might not be readily available in Myanmar. The sun can be remarkably hot, and a hat and high-factor block cream are advisable.

What is useful travel tips for trvavel to Myanmar ?

Being a valued client of Burma Photo Tour , We hereby would like to provide you all necessary travel tips before heading off to our country “ Myanmar ”formerly known as Burma provides a taste of travel in the Asia of yesteryear. Its relative lack of development in comparison to other more visited part of Asia is apparent and visitors should know and prepare accordingly those who are planning a visit to Myanmar may need to adjust some of usual travel habits. Here are some practical travel tips to help with your preparations and when you are getting around on the ground.

1. Check travel requirements and Visa – Application process

Regarding the Visa-Application Process, Tourist E-Visa system would be available and launched since 1st September 2014. All International Tourist who are determined to travel to Myanmar can obtain the entry visa through online. All entry Visa applied through online will be obtained within one week and must be used within three months of issued date and is valid for a visit of up to 28 days.
For more detail information for Visa- Application Process, Why not visit at

2. Register travel details with your embassy

Letting your government know you are planning to visit any foreign country is good practice. For Myanmar, register your travel and contact details at your country’s embassy in Myanmar so that they can contact you in case of an emergency.

3. Get travel insurance

Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers treatment in Myanmar and medical evaluation out of the country in case of emergency as repatriation can be very expensive .Also, speak to your doctor about your travels and seek advice on any vaccinations you may need, especially if you’re expecting to visit rural areas.

4. Bring copies of your travel documents

Make sure to have a spare copy of your passport particulars, travel insurance policy, emergency contact numbers, travel visas and other important particulars on hand in case you need them. Keep these in your hotel safe and don’t forget to leave a copy with a friend or relative back home.

5. Bring US dollars in mint condition.

Make sure they do not have any marks or folds otherwise you won’t be able to exchange them for kyat Myanmar Local currency)

6. Wear comfortable clothes but be respectful of the Buddhist dress code.

This is especially true if you are planning to visit the Buddhist temples. It can get really hot in Myanmar so it’s important to wear light clothing, but for women in particular, it’s equally important to be properly covered up and decent.

7. Wear footwear you can easily remove.

You’ll be walking around barefoot in the Buddhist temples and leaving your footwear by the entrance. Sandals or flip flops are probably the way to go.

8. When taking a taxi, negotiate for the price first.

Taxis in Myanmar don’t have meters. Ask your guest house staff for an approximation of the cab fare for your intended destination.

9. When on the road, patience is a virtue.

Traffic can get pretty bad, and some cabs do not have working air conditioning.

10. The Use of Mobile Phone in Myanmar
For more than decade , SIM cards in Myanmar were quite expensive and difficult to obtain, but as of August 2014 cards sold by the Ooredoo , Telenor , MPT and Mytel network have become generally available for a cheap K1,500. Cards work on a top-up basis, with K1000, K3000, K5000 and K10,000 cards available. SIM cards and top-ups can be bought at numerous street-side retailers in downtown Yangon and Mandalay, as well as other larger towns and cities. Shops usually display this sign:
. Ooredoo , MPT and Telenor SIM cards are 3G and 4G mobile data enabled and standard SIM and micro SIM & Nano cards are available.
International roaming with a small number of western mobile networks is now possible in Myanmar; the situation is changing fast, so it is best to check with your operator. Some roaming services are available with Asian networks, including Thailand (AIS), Singapore (M1 and Singtel), Indonesia (Telkomsel) and Vietnam (Viettel). You may encounter a block on SMS text messaging even if you are able to make and receive calls.
Note that mobile network access is often patchy or non-existent in rural areas, but usually works well in towns.
Dialing codes-To make calls from Myanmar to another country, dial 00 then the international code for the country you are calling, then the local area code (minus the 0).
To make calls to Myanmar from abroad, dial your country’s international access code, then 95 and the local area code (minus the 0). Be warned that making calls to Myanmar can be difficult: calls will often not connect, particularly to numbers outside of Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw.
Internet Access -Given the lack of development in Myanmar, the availability of internet access is surprisingly widespread: you can find an internet café or hotel with wifi even in remote locations. However, internet speeds can be extremely slow, especially in rural areas.
Prices at internet cafes are usually around K500 per hour, although they may be higher outside cities. You can find free wifi at many restaurants and bars.
Due to bandwidth restrictions, internet speeds can change markedly according to demand through the day. Speeds are often quickest in the early morning. If you use Gmail and you are working or spending an extended period of time in Myanmar, it is worth downloading Gmail Offline; this works much better than regular Gmail with slow connections, and also allows you to work offline.Previous government internet restrictions have now been lifted, so people are free to access most websites and services – including Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and so on.
11. Money, Exchange and ATM’s
Brand new foreigner currency Bills -One more thing to know and care is Foreigner Currency Matter that you all are highly advised to hold crisp , un-creased, unmarked, brand new dollar bills while travelling to Myanmar .Only four foreign currencies are widely accepted and can be exchanged at all authorized money changer . These foreigners curriencise come in range of US DOLLAR, EURO CURRENCY ,SINGAPORE DOLLAR AND THAI BATH . The rest of foreign currencies are not likely to be accepted and exchangeable in Myanmar.
Exchanging dollars to kyats -The best way to exchange recommended foreign currencies is at the authorized money changer which are widely available at Local Banks , Domestic Airports and all popular tourist spots. But It is advisable to refrain from using the money exchangers on the street who try to lure you with higher rates- it is said they cleverly short change you and unless you are willing to count your money three times , then it’s not worth the hassle .
ATM’s -There are true stories in Myanmar that a sporadic scattering of ATM machines are widely equipped drawing out kyat, there are machines at the airports and that can be found many in Myanmar (including at the most famous spot in town – the Shwedagon Paya) and Mandalay city centers, as well as in Nyaung U in Bagan. You might find ATM’s in the smaller towns, but don’t leave it this late to stock up on cash, just in case.
12. When to use dollars and when to use kyats
Typically, US dollars are mainly used for paying for your accommodation and some forms of transport, such as internal flights. Everything else from food, street snacks, tuk tuks and guides are paid for in kyat. However, should you find yourself low on dollars, most locals are happy to except kyat instead?
13. What to take for your holiday to Myanmar?
1. Flat walking shoes @ sandals.
2. Hat & sunglasses.
3. Swimming attire.
4. Lightweight travel towel.
5. Money belt.
6. Lightweight waterproof coat or umbrella.
7. Basic first aid kit.
8. Alarm clock.
9. Small torch ( flashlight ).
10. Travel plug / international adapter.
11. Women’s sanitary products.
12. Camera.
13. Ear plugs / Eyes Mask.
14. Day pack and / or small back pack.
15. Appropriate clothes for religious monuments.

How can i get into and out of Yangon and Mandalay ?

From where you are, you can fly to the following Asian hubs to connect to Yangon. Bangkok (most convenient), Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Take note that the tour ends in Mandalay. From here you have 3 options
o Continue your journey by yourself,
o Return to Yangon for your return flight
o Fly out from Mandalay to Bangkok or Chiangmai , Singapore .
o Check skyscanner for airline options, best fares and connections.

What is booking procedure , payment and cancellation policy ?

Booking procedure:
• All prices for the tours are quoted in US Dollars.
• To book a place of Mysterious Myanmar, We require a deposit or registration fees . The deposit is due at the time of booking. The deposit shall be paid online via credit card.
• Other than the deposit, you need to fully complete the registration form for you and your guests, if any.
• If you are traveling solo and want to share a room, we will try our best to find you a match. However, if, for any reason, we don’t find a suitable match, the single supplement fee will apply.
We will send you an email shortly after confirming your booking. Do not book your flights at this time unless otherwise indicated by us. We will let you know once the minimum number of guests to run the tour has been reached.
When to pay payment
• 1st Payment Registration fees
30% of tour value must be settled as registration fees at the time of booking to secure your place , if your booking time is within 90 days before the travel date – you are to settle the full payment
• Balance of payment
Balance payment to be settled 90 days before travel date . If you fail to settle the balance payment , your reserved place will be released . Failure to meet the payment schedule will result in cancelation and forfeit of deposit.

Cancelation and Refunds
If, for any reason, Burma Photo Tour must cancel the trip, 100% of paid deposits will be fully refunded. We reserve the right to cancel any trip/tour/group due to insufficient registration at any time. In the event of such cancellation, those with reservations shall be notified as soon as possible, and a full refund of trip payment will be given.
If a guest needs to cancel, we must receive written notification, email is accepted.
The following cancelation fees apply:
• 120 days or more before departure: no charge.
• 91 days to 119 days before departure: 50% of the deposit.
• 61 days to 90 days before departure: 50% of tour fee.
• 60 days or less before departure: 100% of tour fee.
In the event that you have to cancel, we will do our best to fill your spot. If we do so, we will refund 100% of the tour fee less an administrative fee of $ 150.-
Refunds will be not be made for any other costs you may have incurred as a result of your booking.
Travel and medical insurance that includes emergency evacuation coverage are mandatory. We recommend that you purchase this as soon as the trip is confirmed to protect your investment.
NOTE: There must be a minimum 04 people registered for the tour. Do not book your flights until we inform you that we’ve reached the minimum number of people.

What key skills you wil take away ?

• Develop core photography competence.
• Understand landscape, night. People and street photography.
• Effective composition tips.
• Shoot great travel photographs.
• Manage challenging light situations and using available light.
• Create panoramic images.
• People interaction skills in spontaneous situations & street photography.

Do I need to take Travel and Medical Insurance?

Travel and Medical insurance is mandatory for all Burma Photo Tours trips. Domestic government medical insurance and private health schemes will not cover you in most overseas countries. Burma Photo Tours recommends World Nomads for your travel and medical insurance. You may take other coverage, of course, but you must be adequately insured before participating in our tours. Please check the terms of the policy carefully, particularly the limits of cover (eg. for replacement of photographic equipment, baggage loss etc) and the procedure for making claims (most policies stipulate that claims must be made within a certain time after completion of your journey).

Are there any age limits?

On certain trips, we may require a doctor’s letter that certifies health and fitness of participants who are over 70 years old.
Minors between the age of 13 and 17 are not able to join our tours unless accompanied by a parent. Our tours are not suitable for younger children under 13.

Tour Prices Nett Per Pax For 14 Days/ 13 Nights Packages

For group size of 08 pax USD$  2,585 Nett Per Pax
USD$ 400 Special Discount

 ( Early registration before 01 Sep 2020 )

USD$ 2,185
Single supplement for single occupancy USD$ 430
Compulsory Extra Charges If group size is less than 06 pax USD$ 250 Nett per pax

Services Information

Accommodation of 03 star ++++

  1. 02 Nights at Deluxe room of Best Western Green Hill Hotel , Yangon

  1. 02 Nights at Standard Room of Hotel Mindat ( Tattooed women area )

( No reference website –Clean Hotel , Not 03 star rated )

  1. 03 Nights at Deluxe Room of Royal Palace , Bagan
  3. 02 Nights at Superior Room of Hotel Sakura Princess
  1. 02 Nights at Deluxe room of Shwe Inn Thar Inle Resort

  1. 02 Nights at Superior room of Famous Hotel, Loikaw

Similar room and accommodation will be replaced and booked if the above mentioned room type of hotels not available by the time of our reservation)


13 Lunch at good local restaurant from Day 01 to Day 13

11 Dinner at good local restaurant / 02 Hotel dinners in Inle Lake

Notes : Only meals included – No extra beverages included .

 Domestic Flight

03 Domestic flights – RGB-NYU/MDL-HEH/HEH-RGN

( Remarks : 20 Kg for checked in luggage & 07 Kg for carry on luggage )

Modeling Fees for staged shots / Tips to drivers & Boat men, restaurant and hotel

Certain amount must be shared and paid upon arrival

Private Transport

Different types of private transport will be arranged based on different group size

  • 24 seat tour coach with A/c throughout the trip and except journey to Mindat
  • Two separate Van with A/c will be arranged for excursion to tattooed women in Mindat

Optional Ballooning in Bagan

Optional Ballooning in Bagan not included in our services:

  • USD$ 300 per pax for standard services
  • USD$ 370 per pax for premium services

Offered prices based on double occupancy

All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. A single supplement will apply if you like to take a single room .We will make every effort to connect you with a roommate should you like to share a room. However, if we’re unable to make a match, the single supplement will apply.

 Myanmar Visa Fees

Myanmar Fees not included in our services and prices as well- But you are informed to apply Myanmar Visa through Official Government Website –

 Deposit Request

30% deposit  is requested for your registration and see The Payment and Deposit Policy on FAQ

NOTE: There must be a minimum 04 people registered for the tour. Do not book your flights until we inform you that we’ve reached the minimum number of people.

Prices For Optional Extension Trip To Golden Rock -02 Days/01 Night

  • For group size of 03 pax ( Must be minimu, 03 pax )
  • USD$ 320 Nett Per Pax

Single Supplement For single occupancy

  • USD$ 60

Services inclusion

  • One night deluxe room of mountain top hotel ( Based on double/twin sharing room )
  • Private van with A/c
  • Entrance Fees
  • Professional Photography Guide
  • Public up and down hill truck to Golden Rock


You can send your enquiry via the form below.

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