The Best Of Myanmar

15 Days

The Best Of   Myanmar is one of Photo Tours Myanmar which has been designed to provide you with photogenic opportunities throughout all Unique locations of Myanmar . Especially innovated program of  Myanmar Photography Tour is specially arranged in combination with Yangon with the Shwedagon Pagoda, British Colonial architecture, street vendors, Primitive Tribal land of tattooed women   ( Chin state ). 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) , Besides Explore the untouched nature of Shan Plateau ” Pindaya ” . Furthermore Those who join with Myanmar Private Photography Tour will deserve the unique opportunities to capture the most breathtaking photos through the lens.

Why to join Myanmar Private Photography Tour with us  ?

For the reason that 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 The Best Of Myanmar
Type of tour Private Myanmar Photo Tour
Tour duration 15 Days / 14 Nights
Travel destination Yangon-Bagan-Mindat-Mandalay-Inle-Loikaw-Pindaya-Yangon
Tour start point Yangon
Tour end point Yangon
Min / Max Group Size 02 pax to 06 pax
Skill Level Suitable for ALL skill levels, novice to advanced
Physical Difficulty Light to Moderate
Departure guarantee Departure guarantee for minimum group size of 02 pax
Recommended travel period November to February
Tour customization Absolutely ! Please let us know your specific requirement

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

This trip is carefully organized to the photographers  that enjoys capturing images in a slow paced manner. It is not a rigorous trip and all ages can easily handle this excursion. With our main focus on the culture, people, arts and hidden beauty of Myanmar, we will capture images of fairy-tale pagodas, intersting architecture and lively street life. For those that  enjoy landscape photography, and architecture this trip is ideal. Those interested in intact culture and untouched nature will be immersed in the spiritual aspects of Myanmar. January is an ideal time of the year to visit this area, with near perfect weather.

  • 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.
  • Shooting selected tattooed women in Chin state , Special photo secession with the most distinguished tribal men and women in Mindat.
  • 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 .
  • Explore the untouched nature of Shan State and Interesting Cave in Pindaya

<p>On arrival at the Yangon airport, you will be welcomed your tour guide, Transfer to your hotel for check in and a chance to freshen up and relax. Settle into the hotel and meet for a group orientation and lunch break.</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.
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>This morning we will enjoy the breakfast at hotel and after breakfast , we are to continue our expedition to Mindat " Remote Land Of Tattooed Women , We will make some stops on the way for our opportunist shots. </p><p></p>

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.

<p>This morning , we will finish our breakfast at hotel in Mindat and then check out the room and we will explore the remaining highlights around Mindat including landscape shooting nearby the river and village photography with tattooed women and tribal people and then take a short break for lunch and drive back to Bagan. Upon arrival to Bagan, check in hotel and overnight stay in Bagan.</p>

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 .

<p>This morning we are to wake up too early and go to U Bein Bridge located in Amarapura where to do the best sunrise photography – So we must be at the bridge minimum 30 minutes before sunrise . and then we will walk on the bridge to do free shooting and enjoy the breakfast at local tea shop before we go to Sagaing . Where to visit Buddhist Nunnery and do the landscape photography from the top of Sagaing Hill. After than we will take the cruise streaming up to Mingun . We are doing the staged shots in Mingun including the stages shots at Pahtoedawgyi Pagoda and Myatheindan Pagoda . then we are to take the boat before the sun goes down and stream down to Mandalay . Enjoy the sunset from the boat on the way back to Mandalay . enjoy the dinner at local restaurant . Overnight stay in Mandalay.</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.
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.

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 .

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

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>Today we are to take the long drive ( minimum five hours ) from Loikaw to Pindaya . a charming town of Pindaya, also referred to as the “Switzerland of Myanmar”, due it’ stunning scenic wonders consisting of rolling hills and vast fields of seasonal vegetation.En-route you will make stops to take photos of local villagers in their daily lives, working in their farms or buffalo boys on their way to work. Upon arrival to Pindaya, check in hotel and overnight stay in Pindaya.</p>

<p>This morning , you are to wake up early again and drive up to view point of Pindya Cave Pagoda from where we are to take the stunning photos during the sunrise and then we are to do some staged shots around the best photography playgrounds of Pindaya and visit the umbrella making factory where you still can make some great photos of ladies making the colorful umbrella . then head back to hotel and check out the room and enjoy the lunch before transferring back to Heho aiport and catch the flight back to Yangon . Upon arrival to Yangon, you all will be transferred to hotel and overnight stay in Yangon .</p>

This morning you are free and relaxed until your departure to Yangon International Airport .

Notes : You wish to explore some unexplored corners around Yangon , Why not let us know to let you know the best photography playgrounds around Yangon

Services Inclusion

  • Professional Local photography guide through the trip
  • • 14 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.
Required Coverage:
• Accident & Sickness Medical Expense Coverage (minimum $100,000 USD)
• Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains (minimum $200,000 USD)
• Accidental Death / Dismemberment
• Trip Cancellation Coverage
Suggested Additional Coverage:
• Hospital Room and Board
• Baggage and Personal Effects Coverage
• Trip Delay / Interruption
• Visitor to Bedside
We strongly urge you to evaluate your risk and to take out travel insurance that covers the full value of the Trip and personal effects in the case of Trip cancellation, loss or theft of baggage, and emergency evacuation. The Tour Operators their owners, agents and subsidiaries will not be held responsible for these expenses. It is vital for you to realize that if you experience a delay or find it necessary to cancel or cut short the Trip for any reason, you will lose part or the entire sum of the amount paid (see the section “Deposits, Payments, Cancellations and Refunds” in the terms and conditions above).
Travel insurance helps to minimize the risk of monetary losses you would incur in the event of a delay of your departure due to weather, airline strike, missed connection, etc., your inability to travel for reasons such as illness, injury, unforeseen financial complications and other personal circumstances, or if you were required to cut the Trip short for medical or any other reasons.
There are restrictions and limitations on any insurance program. For this reason, we recommend that you read carefully the fine print of your insurance policy.

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.
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.

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$  3,962 Nett Per Pax
For group size of 03 to 04 pax USD$ 3,132  Nett Per Pax
For group size of 05 to  06 pax USD$ 2,579 Nett Per Pax
Single supplement for single occupancy USD$ 674

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

Services Information


  1. 02 Nights at Deluxe room of Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake , Yangon

  1. 03 Nights at Deluxe Room of Royal Palace Hotel , Bagan

  1. 02 Nights at Standard Room Of Hotel Mindat in Mindat
  2. 02 Nights at Deluxe Room of Mecure Mandalay Hill Resort

  1. 02 Nights at Deluxe room of Shwe Inn Thar Inle Resort

  1. 02 Night at Deluxe front view of Keinnary Lodg in Loikaw

  1. 01 Night at Superior room of Conqueror Resort in Pindaya

( 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 – Yangon to Bagan / Mandalay to Heho/ Heho  to Yangon

( 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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The Best Of Myanmar