The Best Myanmar Photo Tours ?
Eyes on Myanmar is one of Myanmar Photo Tours 2021 which has been designed to provide you with photogenic opportunities throughout all Unique locations of Myanmar . Additionally innovated program of Myanmar Photo Tours 2021 is specially arranged in combination with Architectural land of Myanmar ( Bagan ), The Center of Cultural and Religion ( Mandalay ), Unique lake dweller ( Inle lake ), Furthermore Those who join with Eyes Onn MyanmarTour will deserve the unique opportunities to capture the most breathtaking photos through the lens. Because this program is one of the best Myanmar Photography Tour Programs designed by Burma Photo Tour.
Why to travel to Myanmar for better travel photography ?
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. Now, We , Burma Photo Tour is now proud of giving you the opportunity to go for yourself and photograph this wonderful country.Off course ,The impact of the Western world is evident but hasn’t overrun local traditions – yet.
In contrast, No other country has the sheer variety of Myanmar . Therefore It is not easy to put your camera away on daily basis .Even more this trip is designed to ensure that you get to photograph the obvious highlights at the specific time of day because local guide who is leading this trip is well experienced and highly recommended by his clients on TripAdvisor . Also 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 you close to the locals and the True Myanmar.
As a result Every day of your photo expedition with us will be so full of photo opportunities beyond your expectation
|Tour Name||Eyes On Myanmar|
|Type Of Tour||Joined Photography Tour|
|Tour Duration||09 Days /08 Nights|
|Travel Destination||Yangon-Bagan- Mandalay -Inle-Yangon|
|Maxium Group Size||08 pax + One Local Photography Guide|
|Guaranteed Departure Group Size||Minimum 04 Pax|
|First Departure Date||09th to 17th –Jan -2021|
|Second Departure Date||13th to 21th -Feb 2021|
|Third Departure Date||07th to 15th Nov 2021|
|Professional Local Guide||Mr.Bo Bo Zaw –See the link for his recommendation|
|Level of difficulty||Easy ,Moderate|
|Skill Levels||Suitable for all levels of photographers|
|Prices Per Pax||USD$ 1,643 Nett per pax
Based on group size of 08 pax
|Discount price before 1st Sep 2020||USD$ 1,443|
|Compulsory Extra Charges||USD$ 210 per pax if group size is less than 06 pax|
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.If you are planning to do Private Myanmar Photo Tour, We have well designed Myanmar Photography Tour Programs, Please check one of Myanmar Photography Tour Programs that may meet your expectation .
Eyes On Myanmar is one of private photo tours in Myanmar which has been designed to provide you with photogenic opportunities throughout all Unique locations of Myanmar . Additionally innovated program of Myanmar Photography Tour is specially arranged in combination with the glittering gilded pagoda Shwedagon Pagoda and historic buildings in Yangon , Architectural land of Myanmar ( Bagan ), The Center of Cultural and Religion ( Mandalay ), Unique lake dweller ( Inle lake ).
This photography tour to Myanmar, professionally led by experienced and trip advisor recommended local Mr.Bo Bo Zaw and This is the kind of special program which is carefully planned to maximize photography opportunities and takes you through all these beautiful things that is Myanmar .
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
- 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
- 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
Welcome to Myanmar , arrival to Yangon International Airport and you will be welcomed by your professional photography guide and then we will start our photography expedition in Yangon : Our shootings are advised as below :
From the airport : we will go straight to Buddhist monastery where to do free shooting around the monastery and there are more than hundred novices living in this monastery compound . we will finish shooting in monastery around 11:30 then go straight to local restaurant for lunch before you all check in at hotel for short break .
Afternoon sightseeing will start around 03:00 pm – firstly head off to city center where to see a lot of interesting colonial buildings and we will do street photography in the city center before we go to the most famous pagoda “ Shwedagon 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 enjoy dinner at good local restaurant and overnight stay in Yangon.
This morning , we are to wake up early and transfer to hotel to fly to Bagan by morning flight . upon arrival to Bagan. We are to continue shooting the highlights of Bagan. We are doing minimum two main shootings in morning .
01 – Visit to Local market where to see a lot of local people exchange the goods . we will do the free shooting at the market .
02- We will visit Shwezigone pagoda where to do staged shots with local people .
Then take the lunch break and hotel check in for short break .
For afternoon shooting :
01- We will do the best portrait photograph inside the temple of Bagan around 03:00 pm .
02- Sunset shot from the best sunset corner of Bagan. And enjoy the dinner at local restaurant and overnight stay in Bagan
This morning you are to wake up early to do sunrise photography from the best corner of Bagan and then we will go back to hotel to have the quick breakfast before we go to the village where to shoot the line of novices going around the village . Shooting the line of novices going around the village is very interesting. And then we are doing one more staged shot – shooting the pretty girl making the traditional handicraft near the temple . then take a short break for lunch and midday break at hotel .In the afternoon, we are doing interior photography ( architectural shots with your wide angel lens ) then we are doing the landscape photography with the low rise temples before the sun goes down . then enjoy the dinner at local restaurant . 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 in Inle.
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 .
Today we are to fly back to Yangon by morning flight. you will land in Yangon by 11:30 and upon arrival to Yangon , you will be transferred to hotel and enjoy the lunch at local restaurant .
Afternoon sightseeing will focus on doing the street photography at Yangon Train Station and Busy habor to do the sunset photography and overnight stay in Yangon .
<p>Today you are free and relaxed in Yangon before your departure to Yangon Airport or you can join extension trip to Golden Rock , If you are interested in joining us , please let us know to provide the full program .</p>
- • Professional Local photography guide through the trip
- • 08 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast
- • Meals ( Lunch & Dinner from Day 01 to Day 08 )
- • 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
- • 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/
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.
13. Ear plugs / Eyes Mask.
14. Day pack and / or small back pack.
15. Appropriate clothes for religious monuments.
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.
• 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 4 people registered for the tour. Do not book your flights until we inform you that we’ve reached the minimum number of people.
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.
ravel 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).
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 09 Days/ 08 Nights Packages
|For group size of 08 pax||USD$ 1,643 Nett Per Pax|
|USD$ 200 Special Discount
( Early registration before 30th Sep 2020 )
|Single supplement for single occupancy||USD$ 283|
Accommodation of 03 star ++++
- 02 Nights at Deluxe room of Best Western Green Hill Hotel , Yangon
- 02 Nights at Deluxe Room of Royal Palace , Bagan
- 02 Nights at Superior Room of Hotel Sakura Princess
- 02 Nights at Deluxe room of Shwe Inn Thar Inle Resort
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)
- 08 Lunch at good local restaurant from Day 01 to Day 08
- 06 Dinner at good local restaurant / 02 Hotel dinners in Inle Lake
Notes : Only meals included – No extra beverages included in the serivces
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
- 24 seat tour coach with A/c throughout the trip
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 – https://evisa.moip.gov.mm/
30% deposit is requested for your registration and see The Payment and Deposit Policy on FAQ
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
- 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