The country of Myanmar is an amazing place, lost in time. There are few places in the world today left to travel where you can fully escape “Westernization” of a culture. Due to an isolated past Burma has been able to hold onto it’s culture longer than most of SE Asia. But now, as the country’s military regime has started to open its borders and expand its citizen’s human right, Burma is going to move quickly into the modern era as its neighbors already have. But we still have time to explore this exotic country before too much change occurs.

Our tour is an amazing opportunity to photograph life in Burma as most foreigners have never seen. We will experience the religious culture (Buddhist & Musslim), the stunning beauty of unspoiled mountains and lakes and the friendly nature of the Burmese people. Myanmar’s landscape is rich with religious monuments and temples doting the landscape providing photographic opportunities you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Quick Overview

  • Yangon
  • Inle Lake
  • Bagan
  • Mandalay
  • Paleik, Mahamuni and Amarapura and U –Bein Bridge

Itinerary

Day 1: Feb 16th

Day 2: Feb 17th

  • Yangon
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Lunch at the hotel.
  • Optional: Half day car and guide + 16 USD per person based on 10 persons.
  • Free day until… late afternoon and evening excursion to Shwedagon Pagoda area.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Overnight at Clover Hotel 

Day 3: Feb 18th

Yangon – Inle Lake K7 – 266 / 0800 – 0910
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport. Transfer to Inle Lake.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Late afternoon boat trip, including fee for foot rowing demonstration.
Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight at Paramount Inle resort. [http://www.paramountinleresort.com/]

Day 4: Feb 19th

  • Inle Lake
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Full day excursion around the lake
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
  • Overnight at Paramount Inle resort.

Day 5: Feb 20th

  • Inle Lake – Bagan K7 – 264 / 1625 – 1705
  • Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast it is possible to walk around the village.
  • Lunch at the hotel.
  • Transfer to airport. Flight to Bagan. Transfer to hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
  • Overnight at Thazin garden hotel

Day 6: Feb 21st

  • Bagan
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Excursion to Popa Mountain from 10:00 (One group will hike up the 1500 meter Popa Mountain through the exploded crater. The second group will continue to photograph the farms in the Popa mountain village. Then truck will take them to higher elevations not very far from the 1500m top) returning after sunset (if weather is good enough).
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
  • Overnight at Thazin garden hotel

Day 7: Feb 22nd

  • Bagan
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.
  • Free day at your own leisure.
  • Optional: Full day car and guide + 25 USD per person based on 10 persons
  • Overnight at Thazin garden hotel

Day 8: Feb 23rd

  • Bagan – Mandalay by boat
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to docks. Malikha boat to Mandalay (5:30 – 17:30). Lunch on boat.
  • Transfer to hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
  • Overnight at Ayerwaddy river view hotel.

Day 9: Feb 24th

  • Mandalay
  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Lunch at the hotel.
  • Optional: Half day car and guide + 20 USD per persons based on 10 persons
    Afternoon /evening excursion to Inn Wa.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
  • Overnight at Ayerwaddy river view hotel.

Day 10: Feb 25th

  • Mandalay
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Excursions to Paleik, Mahamuni and Amarapura and U –Bein Bridge.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
  • Overnight at Ayerwaddy river view hotel.

Day 11: Feb 26th

  • Mandalay – Yangon 7Y – 132 / 0920 – 1115 via Heho
  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Transfer to airport. Flight to Yangon.
  • Transfer to hotel.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Walking excursion.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
  • Overnight at Clover Hotel.

Day 12: Feb 27th

  • Yangon – Departure
  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Transfer to Yangon International Airport for flights back home (or whevever you choose to go next)

Things to Know

Getting to Burma / Myanmar

All participants must fly into the city of Yangon airport where you will be met by our tour leader. It is recommended that you fly into Yangon from Bangkok as that provides the easiest and most frequent options.

You can find tickets from Bangkok to Yangon on these airlines.
www.airasia.com
www.thaiair.com
www.bangkokair.com
www.maiair.com

Electricity:

The electric grid in Myanmar is very fragile and electricity tends to go out several times a day in most locations. The hotels chosen all have backup generators for such occurances so it should not be an issue; however, it is good to know that it can happen.

Wi-fi is available in all hotels; however, connection stability can be quite variable.

Price Includes:

All Lodging
All Travel (within the country – planes, boats, vans)
All Meals
All Entrance Fees
And of course All Photographic Training.

Price does Not include:

Insurances
Personal expenses
Overweight luggage (above 20 kg) charges at airlines, and bus

Tour Overview
  • Myanmar (Burma) Photography Tour
  • February 2018 – 12 Day
  • $4,995 all inclusive
  • Single Person Supplement $750