The Spirit Of Myanmar

10 Days

The Spirit Of Myanmar , is one of Private Photo Tours Myanmar that will cover cover many aspects of Myanmar; people, architectural, landscapes, street and market scenes, as well as portraits. We will photograph the amazing golden Pagoda and colonial buildings in Yangon ,  Architectural land of Myanmar ( Bagan ), The Center of Culture and Religion ( Mandalay ) the craftsmen markets (wood, marble, gold…) and the U Bein Bridge , The Inle Lake, fishermen and the floating market, and the small villages where we will have many chances to meet with the local communities and journey to interesting tribal land  ( Kyaing Tong ) .

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 Spirit Of Myanmar
Type of tour Private Myanmar Photo Tour
Tour duration 10 Days / 09 Nights
Travel destination Mandalay-Kyaing Tong-Inle-Bagan-Yangon
Tour start point Mandalay
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 Moderate Elevation Changes & Trekking
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 Private Photo Tours Myanmar .

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to assist you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment.

We are committed to raise your awareness and spark your creativity and to help you grow as a photographer by working with you as part of a group and individually with hands on support, and reviews of your work. Learning within a group will give you the opportunity to share ideas, knowledge and your passion, which will expand your photographic perspective.

  • Photographing the highlights of Yangon including, Indian town, 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.
  • Shooting the great portraiture of tribal people and landscape photography in Kyaing Tong.
  • Visit to Inle lake for amazing photography opportunity.
  • Private photography sessions with young novice monks in stunning surroundings
  • Some special surprises!

Today you are to fly to Mandalay from Yangon or Bangkok or Singapore ( But you are suggested to land in Mandalay not later than 13:30 for the purpose of doing sightseeing in Mandalay ) . Upon arrival to Mandalay , you will be welcomed by your local photography guide to start sightseeing in Mandalay . Our first visit will be going to the street of stone sculptors or marble street where to do the best street photography of people carving and polishing the marble statue then we are moving to Mahamuni Pagoda just close to marble street to photograph what is happening around the pagoda platform then we all will be transferred to the corner of moat ( The Moat Of Mandalay Palace ) from where to do sunset photography . then transfer to hotel 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, . 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 that enjoy the lunch at Buddhist Nunnery in Sagain .
– After lunch , we are directly driving straight to jetty in Mandalay where we are to take a boat ride to Mingun ( Approximately one hour boat ride for upstream rive to Mingun and forty five minutes drive for downstream river back to Mandalay . upon arrival to Mingun, 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 overnight stay in Mandalay.

This morning we will enjoy the breakfast before checking out the room and then transfer to airport to fly to Kyaing Tong located in in the far east of Shan State, is part of the Golden Triangle with Laos and Thailand. It is a diverse area, with Chinese and Thai influences. First, we will visit a local market where people sell all sorts of products, including worms to eat.
We are doing the sunset photo shoot at the historical and legendary Naung Tong Lake with local children. In the evening, we’ll spend more time going over images taken so far. Overnight stay in Kyaing Tong .

Today we are to do adventurous activities for getting the great tribal photos of Kyaing Tong . Our mission today lies in Akha village which is a bout 02 hours drive , a long with a short hike where we are photographing Hokyin people in their traditional costumes .
Off course, we are to hike around 04 different Akha Villages where you will observe the intact culture and traditions of the Akha people and also we will not fail to visit another interesting tribe “ Silver Palaung Tribe for some portrait opportunities .The Palaung people have a very distinctive and attractive attire which is very photogenic. They are famous for their red clothing with silver and lacquered waistbands. By the dust , we’ll spend time with farmers cultivating their terraced rice fields using traditional methods, for a sunset landscape photo shoot.Then drive back to Kyaing Tong and overnight stay in Kyaing Tong

This morning we may have the enough time to explore some tribal villages nearby the town before we take our flight to Heho. It is because domestic flight to Heho may be around 12:30 or later ( based on available flight schedule we booked ) . then fly to Heho which is major gateway to Inle lake .
Upon arrival to Heho , we will take minimum one hour drive to Nyaung Shwe Town to access to Inle Lake and on the way , we will stop at one of the famous wooden monastery with oval shaped window where to do free shooting around the monastery compound before moving to Nyaung Shwe from where to take a boat ride to check in your hotel on the lake and overnight stay in Inle Lake .

This morning we are to wake up early to do the sunrise photography or do the staged shots with fishermen during the sunrise . So we are to wake up early to drive to the best shooting ground where to do staged shots with fishermen . After that head back to hotel to enjoy the quick breakfast . And then visit local market ( Mobile Market on the lake which is held in different corners of the lake on every five day ( not daily market ) – If your travel date to Inle lake is coincided with one of the Five Day Market on the lake ) then visit the village of weaving factory where to do photographs of village activities and the weaving women at the factory . After that a visit to floating village where to meet the the local girls making the hand-rolled cigar . Then take a short break for lunch and have a short midday break at your hotel .
In the afternoon, we are to move around the village schoole ( If village shool open on that day )to photograph the kids rowing the boat with their feet after the school is dismissed .then moving around the floating garden of the lake for doing the some landscape photography and doing the silhouettes photography during the dust and overnight stay in Inle lake .

This morning we are moving to Indein known as “ The Hidden Gems Of The Lake ”located in the southwest of the lake . We are cruising along the narrow canal with so many twist and turns . Upon arrival to Indein , we are heading to the cluster of ancient pagodas built over the mountain .Where we will explore in depth of ancient pagodas and meet with tribal people selling the local textile around the pagoda . then have a short break for lunch before taking one hour boat ride back to Nyaung Shwe to transfer to Heho Airport . then we are flying to Bagan . Upon arrial to Bagan , transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Bagan .

Early in the morning, well before dawn,head off for Sunrise shots from one of best sunrise corner , 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
Then We are to 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. And Shwezigon is much more than a pagoda: it's a vast and complex compound filled with shrines, stupas, smaller pagodas, statues (some definitely conversation pieces!), prayer halls and two wonderful causeways which, when visited at the right time, will give you some of the most memorable and iconic images emerging from Myanmar. After that we are planning to do indoor photography inside one of the hidden temple of Bagan . ( Off course, The best photography playgrounds in Bagan are well surveyed and researched by team of Burma Photo Tour ). Then take the midday break after lunch .
In the afternoon , One more indoor photography with the natural light coming through the perforated window of temple will be organized and then wander around the best corner of Bagan for doing landscape photography before doing the sunset shoots . then transfer back to hotel and overnight stay in Bagan .

This morning after breakfast , we are going to one of the local village where to wait for the line of novices coming . Our mission in this village is to chase the line of novices going around the village . Off course , That is the best opportunities of your trip to make the great photos of novices and village photography . then we are doing one more indoor photograph to photography the best portrait of elderly man and women . after than We are to visit some famous pagodas like normal tourist and doing architectural shots inside Sularmini Temple before taking the short break for lunch . then head back to hotel and check out the room . In the afternoon , We are exploring the remaining highlights of Bagan to do landscape photography before flying back to Yangon . Upon arrival to Yangon , transfer to hotel and overnight stay in Yangon .

This morning we are to wake up early to visit 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 came up . after that head back to hotel for breakfast or enjoy the breakfast at local tea shop in city center . after that we are walking around the city center to explore Yangon’s colonial buildings and morning street market . then your optional visit to Bogyoke Market ( it closes on Monday ) where to do shopping to find the finest souvenirs of Myanmar . after that head back to hotel and check out the room before lunch break .
In the afternoon, we are visiting Yangon’s train station where to do the free shooting and street photography around busy train station and then you all will be transferred to airport .

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
When is the best time to join this tour ?

November to February is the best time to join this program .because of winter season and pleasant temperatures .

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?

he 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$  2,402 Nett Per Pax
For group size of 03 to 04 pax USD$  1,958Nett Per Pax
For group size of 05 to  06 pax USD$ 1,627 Nett Per Pax
Single supplement for single occupancy USD$ 272

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
  3. 02 Nights at Deluxe Room of Royal Palace Hotel , Bagan
  5. 02 Nights at Superior Room of Hotel Sakura Princess Mandalay
  7. 02 Nights at Deluxe room of Amazing Inle Resort

  1. 02 Night at Deluxe room of Amazing Kyaing Tong Hotel , Kyaing Tong

( 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

04 Domestic flights – MDL-KET / KET-HEH/HEH-NYU/NYU-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 –

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

The Spirit Of Myanmar