Magical Myanmar

10 Days

Magical  Myanmar is one of 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 Architectural land of Myanmar ( Bagan ), The Center of Cultural and Religion ( Mandalay ), Unique lake dweller ( Inle lake ), and  Forgotten Long-Necked Tribe ” Padaung Tribe in ( Loikaw) .Furthermore Those who join with Magical Myanmar Tour will deserve the unique opportunities to capture the most breathtaking photos through the lens.

Why to join Myanmar Photography Tour with us  ?

Myanmar now open doors to the world only a few years ago. hence , It is the right time to go and explore an unexplored corners of country and experience intact culture of its people.

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 Magical Myanmar
Type of tour Private Myanmar Photo Tour
Tour duration 10 Days / 09 Nights
Travel destination Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay-Inle-Loikaw-Yangon
Tour start point Yangon
Tour end point Yangon
Min / Max Group Size 02 pax to 06 pax
Departure guarantee Departure guarantee for minimum group size of 02 pax
Recommended travel period November to April
Tour customization Absolutely ! Please let us know your specific requirement

If you still want to do Private Myanmar Photo Trip in Mandalay , Yangon , Bagan and Inle . Please find the collections of Myanmar Photo Trips.

Magical Myanmar Photography Tour  will bring you to Myanmar’s incredible four destinations of Yangon , Bagan , Mandalay and Inle and then the we are to explore the forgotten tribe of Burma in Loikaw & environs, which includes a remote excursion to the few vanishing “Kayaw tribe” remaining in the remote area of Loikaw ..

  • Photographing the highlights of Yangon including, Indiatown, Chinatown and a sunset shoot of Sin Oodan jetty and the gold Shwedagon Pagoda and street photography.
  • Shooting village photos, a number of thousands of Buddhist monuments and ruins of Bagan from the secret corner of Bagan. Chasing the Buddhist monk procession going around the typical village.
  • Exclusive admission to the most beautiful wooden monastery in Mandalay for photographing Buddhist monk with special arrangement, hanging around the stone carving area.,
  • Special access to Buddhist Nunnery where to make the great portrait of Buddhist Nuns
    Iconic sunrise shots at famous wooden U Bein Bridge.
  • Visit to Inle lake for amazing photography opportunity.
  • Shooting selected long necked women in Loikaw and , Special access to the less known tribe of Burma “ Kayaw Tribe” in remote area of Loikaw .

<p>On arrival at the Yangon airport, You will meet your tour guide after clearing immigration and customs control at Airport, Depending on your flight’s arrival time at International Airport and our group departure from Airport then we have options to start exploring the highlights of Yangon with a first visit to Kalaywa Tawya Monastery with the resident of over 500 Buddhist monks in the monastery compound where you will have a chance to see the daily monastic activities like showering , learning and have lunch ( the last meal of the day around 11:00 am ). After that we will have a break for welcoming lunch at one of the good local restaurant and then transfer to your hotel for check in and a chance to freshen up and relax till after noon sightseeing . (Notice : Hotel Check in time is 14: 00 pm ).</p><p>15:00 pm – Get together in Hotel Lobby for group orientation and briefing about entire trip by local tour guide and tour leader</p><p>Around 15:30 pm , we'll leave hotel and head right out to Little India town, ( approximately 15 or 20 minutes drive from your hotel ) where Yangon's Indian shopkeepers compete and collaborate with their Burmese counterparts to sell the most amazing mix of items — old, obsolete, broken, second-hand and sometimes even new! — right off the pavement. (If you have a few missing letters on your 20-year-old laptop's keyboard, or need an ancient old Bakelite lamp-switch, you'll find replacements here!) 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 at good local restaurant then drive back to hotel and overnight stay in Yangon</p>

<p>We'll wake up in Yangon but for now Yangon must wait: we'll be back later to explore its highlights. Our mission today lies in Bagan, so bright and early we catch our short air-hop across to Bagan — where some fabulous shooting awaits.</p><p>After early breakfast, transfer to the Yangon airport for your flight to Bagan, upon arrival to Bagan, directly proceed to local Nyaung Oo Market in search of the wonderful moments of daily life and interactions between people.</p><p>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 ) . Then take a lunch break at good local restaurant and then take a little break at hotel for refreshing and relaxing before afternoon sightseeing.</p><p>Afternoon sightseeing begin hanging around the Sularmuni Temple and shooting the farm animals coming back in group on the dusty road near the Sularmuni Temple, then sunset shots from one of the best corner of Bagan . Then have a dinner at good local restaurant and overnight stay in Bagan</p><p></p>

<p>This morning, Optional sunrise shot and early morning sunrise shots from ground level before dawn . after breakfast we'll explore Bagan and its environs from ground level. Grand discoveries and opportunities await! Especially we are to visit to typical local village namely West Pwar Saw village to capture meaningful portraits of local old woman with very distinguished face, hanging around the behind the scene of the village, explore the traditional lacquer ware workshop and capture the slices of rural life and then lunch break and relax and rejuvenate energy and enthusiasm for afternoon shooting.</p><p>In the evening, we're off to one of our special Bagan spots to shoot silhouettes shots of local people with special arrangement till sunset and overnight stay in Bagan. </p>

<p>Today after breakfast at hotel ,we are heading off to Mandalay from Bagan by passing the beautiful countryside of Myanmar –( Approximately It will take four hours by car to Mandalay ) , On the way to Mandalay – We are to take a short break at some nice sport for the beautiful landscape shots – Upon our arrival at Mandalay , we are to drive straight to Sagaing in Sagaing where we are making the most iconic photos of young Buddhist nuns praying, meditating with special arrangement . after that we are drive straight up to Sagaing hill ,on the way we are to drop in U Hmin Thone Zae Pagoda and then drive straight up to Sagaing Hill to enjoy the scenic view of its environ. Then drive straight back to restaurant for lunch .</p><p>After lunch , we are driving back to the street of stone-sculptors, where men attack blocks of white marble with drills and angle-grinders. From the clouds of marble-dust emerge Buddha likenesses in all shapes and sizes to address Burma's seemingly insatiable appetite for these religious icons .Mandalay's Mahamuni Pagoda, with its ancient Buddha statue, draws us next. The statue is traditionally held to be one of the only five likenesses of the Buddha in existence and the pagoda is therefore especially revered. Simply walking down the main hallway approaching the central pagoda is an experience! — Past fortune-tellers and stalls selling religious knick-knacks, in the footsteps . after that directly proceed to 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 Dust approaches.. you’ll have captured dozens of great images: after making the classic shots near by the wooden bridge. Then drive back to Mandalay and overnight stay in Mandalay</p>

<p>After breakfast at hotel , we are to check out hotel and drive straight to Mandalay International Airport ( 48 km away – approximately 1 hr drive ) 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, still having a chance for clients who is sill enthusiastic to make the perfect shots of Buddhist monks there. 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.</p><p>Afternoon sightseeing start visiting to traditional hand weaving workshop in Inn Paw Khone Village known as the weaving village of Inle lake – Free shooting would be done in the weaving factory till you are happy with you photos – Lotus Fabric ( Unique product of Inle lake as well as Myanmar ) , Silk and cottons fabric are mainly woven traditionally and manually in the factories of the village ), after that we are to float 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 Lake.</p>

This morning , wake up early for doing the staged shots with local fishermen then enjoy the breakfast at hotel before we go to five day market ( Market day on the lake is not daily market – Market open at different place of the lake ) you will see the tribal people at the market place and then we will visit one of the local house on the lake to meet up with family and doing the portrait photography . then take the lunch break .
After that we will visit and see the long neck woman to shoot before we head off to Indein pagoda and village . we are doing the landscape photography at Indein Pagoda and then head back to hotel and overnight stay in Inle lake .

<p>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.</p><p>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</p>

<p>After breakfast, one hour drive to Padaung native village called "Pan-pet". In this old village, only the Padaung races are living. We will seed their traditional clothing and long ring deceration on their neck, lad and hand. Not only thise traditinla clothing but also we will see autherntic way of lift of Padaung people in the village. After lunch, we will make another one and half hour scenice driving to old Kayar village which lines far from the city. This village is one of the unique old villages of the orginal trip called Kayar tribe in their Kayar state. Most of the women are still using their traditional clothes as in the picture. In the late evening, return to Loikaw and overnight stay in Loikaw.</p>

<p>After breakfast, two and half hour drive to Ka Yaw village this is lesser known village as well as visited by visitors .special permission required to access to this village and the road condition to this village is good but narrow with twist and turns .</p><p>Ka Yaw Tribe living the village still keep their tradition and they live on farming and weaving . Shooting the iconic photo of Ka Yaw Tribe shall be done around the local house of the village with the help of local guide . picnic lunch shall be arranged at local house in the village .</p><p>In the late afternoon , we are heading back to Loikaw and </p><p>Overnight stay in Loikaw .</p><p></p>

This morning after breakfast in Loikaw , we are heading off to Loikaw airport to fly back to Yangon . Upon arrival to Yangon, we are to continue the remaining highlights of Yangon for shooting until you will be seen off at Yangon International Airport for your onward destination .

Services Inclusion

  • • Professional Local photography guide through the trip
  • • 09 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast
  • • 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
  • • Meals ( Lunch and Dinner )
  • • Modeling fees for staged shots
  • • Permission Fees to Archaeological department in Bagan
  • • Travel insurance
  • • Extra charges for hotel early check in and later check out
  • • 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
Can I bring my non-photographer partner with me?

Yes, you can. Because We will visit many interesting places in Myanmar and having a great fun , experience and photos during the trip is as much on the program .So that Your partner will enjoy the journey with the group. However, non-photographers should note that our daily activities of trip program is mainly designed to photograph the highlights of the trip and is generally slower-paced than regular travel itinerary .

What should I pack for one of your photo tours?

The clothing you will need will depend greatly on the destination you are travelling to. We will provide a thorough suggested clothing and gear list in our welcome kit that we send out to all tour participants. Our general recommendation is to dress in layers and pack as light as possible. Try to stay away from heavy cotton clothing like jeans, sweatshirts, and coats. Lighter alternatives that are warm, wrinkle free, and light are your best bet.

What is the most appropriate type of luggage to bring?

We suggest one camera bag, preferably a backpack and one bag for clothes/gear, and one small satchel like the size of a personal item allowed on international flights. You are responsible for carrying your bags on and off buses and trains, and up and down hotel staircases, so pack smart and light.

How far in advance do I need to book?

The rule of thumb is: The sooner the better. We have no way to know when other people will book us . Because this is the private photography tour . Our trained and experienced guide to escort you is very limited so it’s hard to know if and when our experienced local guide will be quickly booked . Our advice is to book as soon as you’ve made the decision to travel, that way your spot is secured.

When is the final payment due?

Generally, the final payment is due in full 45 days before the beginning of your tour. If you’ve booked your trip within 45 days of the departure date, full payment is needed at the time of booking. Last minute bookings require payment up front before confirmation.

Do I need to take Travel and Medical Insurance?

Yes. 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).

What is required in my medical and travel insurance?

Your policy MUST cover medical costs in case of hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation. If you are going on one of our adventure activities, make sure your insurance covers you for this activity. Once you have paid your deposit or full payment, certain fees will apply if you cancel. Therefore we require taking insurance at the time of booking to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances.

Where can I get proper travel and medical insurance?

We strongly recommend World Nomads and Global Rescue.

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.

Do I need to take any medical supplies?

The pre-departure information kit will contain a suggested list of items to bring, but it doesn’t cover medications. We recommend you carry personal medical items for managing common minor ailments such as colds, diarrhoea, blisters, headaches, heartburn, and sore throats etc. Travellers who take regular medication should take an appropriate supply. Allergy and Asthma sufferers should ensure that they have an adequate supply of their routine medicine as some major cities have high levels of smog or pollen.

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.

Do your tours include international airfare?

It is not possible to include international airfare in our prices.

Can i make the program flexible ?

Off course , that is your private photo tour , all shooting activities can be flexible and rearranged depending your shooting style and expectation .

How to book a tour ?

Just fill up the contact form telling us details as requested and we will confirm the booking for you.

Tour Prices Nett Per Pax

For group size of 02 pax USD$  2,592 Nett Per Pax
For group size of 03 to 04 pax USD$  2,063 Nett Per Pax
For group size of 05 to  06 pax USD$ 1,678 Nett Per Pax
Single supplement for single occupancy USD$ 288

Prices is valid till 31st May 2021 & it is subject to change without prior notices

Services Information

Accommodation of 03 star ++++

  1. 01 Night at Deluxe room of Esperado Lake View Hotel , Yangon

  1. 02 Nights at Deluxe Room of Royal Palace Hotel , Bagan

  1. 01 Night at Superior Room of Hotel Sakura Princess Mandalay

  1. 02 Nights at Deluxe room of Amazing Inle Resort

  1. 03 Nights at Superior room of Famous Hotel in Loikaw

( Notes : Prices will be a bit changed if you want us to upgrade or downgrade the accommodation )- And also 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)

Domestic Flight

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

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

Modeling Fees

Modeling Fees not include in our offered prices and services : please discuss about modeling fees with your travel consultant before you join the tour .

Private Transport

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

  • 07 seat Van with A/c for group size of two pax to three pax
  • 09 seat Van with A/c for group size of four pax to five pax
  • 14 seat Van with A/c for group size of six pax

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 –


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