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Best Myanmar Photography Tour

Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

Overview

Best Myanmar photography tour is designed for the photographers who wish to shoot some photos with Myanmar cultural background in the high cultural destinations in Myanmar. This photography tour is escorted by well experience photographer guide, which is so important to have a good local photographer, to give the best guidance of the location and time and to arrange some necessary shooting settings to have the qualified photos. With this tour, you will make the best pictures of people, life style, monument and nature. The destinations are diverse and you will be able to take all the colors and aspects of Myanmar.

Trip Profile

Arrive at Yangon

Depart from Mandalay

All inclusive tour / All seasons

Yangon – Bagan – Sat Sat Yo village – Pindaya - Inle lake – Mandalay

Day 1 Arrive at Yangon – Yangon City Tour
Day 2 Yangon – Bagan by flight
Day 3 Bagan
Day 4 Bagan - Sat Sat Yo village
Day 5 Bagan – Inle lake by flight – Inle lake Tour
Day 6 Inle lake – Indain Pagoda
Day 7 Inle lake – Pindaya by road
Day 8 Pindaya – Madnalay by road
Day 9 Mandalay
Day 10 Mandalay – Sagaing –Amarapura – Innwa
Day 11 Departure

Highlights

  • Strolling along the old streets in Yangon colonial town to take picture of Myanamr urban life styles
  • Taking picture of oversize 60 meters long reclining Buddha ‘Chauk Htet Gyi “ with some models
  • Going around the majestic Shwedagon pagoda ,the world ‘s most beautiful pagoda and taking pictures of rituals and Pagoda best color at sunset time
  • Exploring ancient city Bagan with some thousand of pagodas and temples to admire the skillful arts , architecture and passion towards the religion of the past and taking pictures the contract of the lights and lighting system inside the temples with some models
  • Excursion on the famous lake “Inle “to discover the interesting water world on the lake with villages of the houses on the long stilts, floating tomatoes gardens,. fisher men who row the canoes with legs and their techniques of fishing on the lake and take pictures of daily life of tribes and their portaits
  • Going around the last capital city “Mandalay “ with last Royal Palace
  • Taking pictures with Some monument and best photo of charming U Bein wooden bridge at sunset time or sunrise time
  • Taking the stunning picture of rural life at Sat Sat Yo village kids with Myanmar extinct traditional hair styles of 19 centuries
  • Some shoots in local markets ,monasteries and sunset and sunrise misty moment at the best beautiful place
  • Escorted by very profession local photography guide to assist you

Inclusions

  • 3 - 4 stars hotel for 10 nights
  • All meals for 11 days except last dinner on the departure date together with complementary breakfast of the hotel
  • All transport charges mentioned in the program with private air-conditioned cars with water and refreshment tower / boat ,horse cart /e-bike fees
  • 2 times domestic flights fees
  • All entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the program
  • Local professional English language speaking photography guide
  • Private cars fees for long trip from one city to another city

Day 1 - Arrival at Yangon

Arrival at International airport, our talented photography guide will welcome you at the airport. Then transfer to hotel and check in the hotel. After the hotel check in, our well experienced photography guide will lead you to the interesting points to make the best shoots. You will start with colonial town with the majestic colonial buildings where you can shoot of the beautiful colonial buildings and street life style. Then you take the photos at Dela jetty, in China town, Indian town to have different perceptive features of life in Yangon. After these captures, lunch at reputed restaurant. After lunch, you proceed to Kandawyi Park to capture the beauty of Yangon and Shwedagon pagoda which is the holiest pagoda in Yangon, alive with rituals and has full of splendors of the holy energies. Make your best shots under the guidance of our guide. After pagoda, dinner at one of the best restaurants and overnight at hotel.

Day 2 – Yangon – Bagan by evening flight

Breakfast and check out the hotel. Then start your visit with the longest reclining Buddha called “Chaukhtetgyi Buddha “. After some shots there, you proceed to the Scott Market, the biggest handicrafts market and take the shots there. After the market, head to the train station to take the local circular train to makes some captures of the real and authentic life at the train station and on the train. After train ride, lunch at one of the best restaurants. Then head to the Domestic airport to take the flight for Bagan. Flight time is proximately one hour from Yangon to Bagan. Arrive at Bagan. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 – Bagan

Wake up early to go for the sunrise shot in the morning from a temple’s terrace or a somewhere. After sunrise shots, back to hotel and have breakfast. After breakfast, you start your photography tour with local colorful market of Nyaung U and then proceed to the highlight temples of Bagan such Shwezingone pagoda ,Gyupyaukgyi temple and Htilominlo temple .You make some shots of them with our cultural model .After morning shot , lunch at one of the best restaurant in Bagan .Then visit the Lacquer wares workshop .Lacquer ware is Myanmar famous traditional handmade craft .You have some shots there and proceed to the some famous temples such as Ananda temple, the master piece in temple architecture, Dhamayangyi temple, the biggest one in Bagan and Sulamani temple to capture their most impressive architectural beauty . Then you make the best shots of Bagan landscape view at the sunset point catching the falling sun-rays and the changes of the colors of light over Bagan's temples. After the sunset shot, dinner at the restaurant with the puppet show and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 Bagan - Sat Sat Yo village

Breakfast at the hotel and you will drive you to Sat Sat Yo village which is situated about 60 km from Bagan .Driving time is about 1 hour to get there. This village is very far from the cities and least developed one. Thus the way to this village is not a paved road and is sometimes bumpy. The attraction of this villages is several kids who wear Myanmar traditional hair styles which we cannot find in other villages neither .According to our tradition, they have to wear the long hair coiling on the top of the head as a hair knot and the border around it is covered with shorter hairs .There are boys and girls who always stay at the monastery for the whole day except the night time to sleep at their parent home . They represent an extinct authentic Myanmar culture since 18 centuries .Upon arrival , we will go to meet the abbot of the monasteries to ask his permission to take pictures of the kids .Then we will start to take pictures with the kids with the instruction of our professional and experienced photography guide . Stay there for the whole morning and come back to Bagan on lunch time .on the way. On the way you can stop at a farmer house to see how we cook the Palm juice to make sugar and our traditional rice liquor distillation process. Dinner and over at Bagan.

Day 5 – Bagan – Inle Lake by morning flight

Early breakfast and check out the hotel. We will drive you to airport to take flight for Inle lake .Flight time is about one hour .You will stop at the beautiful Shan Monastery called Shweyanpyay. Have some shots of the monastery structure, novices inside the monastery and the mosaic temple nearby. After the monastery visit, proceed to Inle lake. When you arrive at the jetty of the lake , you take the local long boat to access the villages of the Inle lake .When you arrive at the villages on the lake , you start your visit with tomatoes floating garden and jumping cats’ monastery (cats do not jump now) .After that , continue to see Kela village to enjoy way of life of Inle people ,Phaung Daw U pagoda, the holiest pagoda of the lake and the local interesting crafts and places of the lake such as lotus flower weaving family ,black smith workshop,local boats manufacturer's workshop, silver smith work shop and Karen family know as Long neck Karen women with the lunch at the traditional restaurant. You make your best shots of them with the guidance or our photography guide. At the end, you take pictures of leg rower fisher men on the edge of their fishing canoes with the background of sunset light. After that last shoot, back to hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 – Inle lake – Pindaya by road (78 km – 2 hours drive)

Early breakfast and check out the hotel. We will drive you to beautiful Pindaya city in Shan State with the lake in the middle of the town .It is the capital city of Danu tribe and there is a famous natural lime cave with over 8000 Buddha statues inside. Especially , the region of Pindaya is incredibly beautiful with three colors .As the soil color is natural read and when the seasonal corps’s colors are combined with it , the land become itself a colorful picture . On the way, you do some shots of the beautiful landscape with colorful fields and sometimes with farmers who are digging gingers, picking up chilies .Upon arrival at Pindaya city, lunch at peaceful restaurant and have Pindaya traditional food. After lunch, visit a local family who makes traditional umbrella which is made of Bamboo and paper of white mulberry tree bark. You can have some shots of their work. After that, visit Shwe U Min pagoda, the holy lime cave with 8000 Buddha statues. You will also have some interesting shoots there. After pagoda visit, proceed to hotel and check in. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 – Indain

Breakfast at the hotel. Then head back to Inle Lake and start the visit with the colorful market to meet different tries of the area in colorful dresses. It is so interesting to take pictures of the people, lifestyles, and market life. Aftermarket, proceed to Indain pagoda, the ancient pagoda with the ruin of over 1000 stupas and temples. Its environ is scenic and beautiful with natural bamboo forest, the green mountain stream and Pa -O tribe in their colorful dress. Lunch first at the restaurant and after lunch, you proceed to pagoda complex. You will meet Pa O and take some pictures of them in their native nature with the arrangement of our guide. After the visit and photo shot of the pagoda, back to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 8 – Pindaya – Mandalay by road (221 km – 5 hours drive)

Early breakfast and check out the hotel. Then we will drive you to Mandalay, 221 km for 4 hours .The sceneries along the way to Pindaya to Mandalay is pretty .Just behind the Pindaya ,you will pass countless number of colorful fields ,green mountains , peaceful villages with gardens and bamboo houses .They will attract you to do some shoots .You can stop definitely at the Mainmaye Mount with a number of pagodas and Buddha statues crowning on small hill top on the plain .This is one of the most beautiful way in Myanmar and will stop at a Danu village .You can buy something in advance to give to the kids of the village and walk in their village to see their bamboo houses and avocado garden .Kids will follow you and everyone in the village will greet you with smile .After the village visit , we will continue to drive direct to Mandalay with one stop for lunch on the way .Upon arrival at Mandalay , we do hotel check in .Dinner at a good local restaurant and over night at Mandalay.

Day 9 – Mandalay – Mingun

After breakfast, we will pick you up at the hotel. Then we will take you into the town to start our shooting .First in the morning time .we will go to Kuthodaw Pagoda with our models to shoots some pictures. Kuthodaw pagoda is a photogenic with its over 700 small temples in line in white color enshrining holy Buddha text as known as World Biggest book as well .Then we will continue to visit Shwenandaw monastery meaning golden monastery which used to be King Mindon private palace and was transformed to monastery after his death .it was extraordinarily beautiful with wood carving of mythological figures .After that ,we will let you take some pictures inside royal Palace and Mandalay hill ,then visit Gold leaf making workshop .famous handycraft of Mandalay and then continue to see Mahamuni Buddha Statue covered with 9 ton of Gold leaves and crafts nearby .After all morning shoots in Mandalay , we will take you to Minguin village by boat .Lunch will be on the boat enjoying the scenic beauty of the river .In Minguin village , you will have some shoot of Phahtodawgyi Pagoda ,biggest bell of Myanmar with 90 ton and photogenic white Pagoda Mytheindan . Then back to Mandalay at sunset tiem and enjoy sunset on the boat. Dinner at a good restaurant with puppet and cultural dance .Overnight at Mandalay.

Day 10 – Mandalay – Sagaing – Innwa – Amarapura

Early wake up to go to the U Bein bridge to photograph the marvelous teak wood bridge on the lake of Amarapura city under the morning misty light. After that, breakfast at local restaurant and have the traditional breakfast of Mandalay, Nangyi noodle dish. Then visit Mahaganayone monastery with 1400 monks. In the monastery, you can take a picture of the life style of the monks. Then visit weaving looms to see the most famous silk fabric wares of Myanmar ceremonies. After weaving looms, proceed to Innwa, a small island of the old capital to see the beautiful monasteries which are Bagaya wood monastery and Mel Nu monastery together with the old ruined palace wall. You have to take local boat and horst cart to visit Inwwa Island. Lunch at Innwa. After Inwwa Island, you proceed to Sagaing Hill. Sagaing hill is a beautiful hill with thousands pagoda and over 200 monasteries and nunneries and the most photogenic point of Sagaing city. Visit Swan U Pone Nga Shin pagoda, the hill top pagoda and enjoy the scenery over the hill and Sagaing city. Sunset at Sagaing hill .After sunset, back to Mandalay. Dinner at local restaurant and over night at Mandalay.

Day 11 – Departure

After breakfast , you can have some time at the hotel .Depending on your departure fligh time , we will come and pick you at the hotel .If there are whole day morning , we will show you busy Jade market and local market Zay Cho and you can have some shoots in the markets. Then lunch and drive to Mandalay international airport to return .Our service at the airport.

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