Burma Photography Tour

Burma photography tour – this trip is designed to ensure that you see the highlights at the appropriate time of day to get the best possible images. The emphasis will always be on getting ‘out and about’, taking great photos.  Local photographer will always be on hand for advice, tips and  he will open the doors to get you close to the locals and the real Burma ( Myanmar ). This trip will be so full of photo opportunities that it will be hard to return home without a magnificent set of pictures.

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Tour duration: 12 days 11 nights
Start: Yangon – Finish: Yangon
Tour type: Photo, Classic
Tour operates: Year round/Upon request
Activity level: Moderate
Tour route: Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Heho – Taunggyi – Kakku
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Day 01: Yangon Arrival

Upon arrival at Yangon airport, you will own arrange the transfer to your hotel. Visit the huge Reclining Buddha Statue at the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda, followed by a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda – one of the world’s most spectacular monuments. You can enjoy the beautiful sunset at the pagoda and take the best photos. Return to the hotel for rest and free to discover the city at night.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Welcomed dinner
Photo themes: Shwedagon pagoda, Reclining Chauk Htat Gyi pagoda, street-life, architecture, Yangon City at night.

Day 02: Yangon – Bagan Heritages

This morning, fly to Bagan. Begin to visit the vibrant Nyaung Oo Market, the economic center of Bagan. Local people gather at this bustling market daily, to buy and sell a variety of goods, from fruit and vegetables to clothing, china, and lacquerware. Continue to the gold-plated Shwezigon Pagoda, Bagan’s greatest reliquary, built to house relics of the Buddha brought from abroad. From here, drive to the small village of Wetkyi-in to see the wonderful Kubyaukgyi Temple, renowned for its ancient murals. Your morning excursion also includes the Htilominlo Temple, which houses four Buddha figures on the ground floor and four more on the first floor. After lunch, continue your exploration of the city’s treasure trove of Buddhist art and architecture.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Sunrise, temples, pagodas, architecture, ‘on the road’.

Day 03: Balloon Ride – Bagan Local Life

Admire the beauty of Bagan from the space when floating on Balloon Ride. Spend the remainder of the day continuing to explore Bagan which consists of more than 2500 temples and pagodas and mingle with the daily life of the locals. This archaeological site brings us to the scared history of ancient Bagan capital with the development of Buddhism. Visit archaeological museum. As we travel further into the land of temple spires, Gawdamgangyi, and Manuha, Kaweyai villages. We continue to visit the lacquarware factory in the afternoon.
The highlight of this day is the sunset from the second highest temple the Shwenandaw. Enjoy a traditional puppet show at your hotel.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Bagan from space, village life, architecture, sunset view at Shwesandaw pagoda.

Day 04: Mt. Popa Excursion

Head southeast to Mt. Popa in the morning. Mt. Popa is well-known as a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honored by some Burmese people and the nat museum, which is home to 37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. Hike up for 777 steps to the summit for an exotic scene throughout the Bagan plain. Enjoy lunch in the restaurant with a stunning panoramic view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central plain. Back to Bagan for a sunset boat cruise, on the way stop at a cottage industry village to learn the local product as well as to see the collection of juice made from the palm trees, and its conversed type to brown sugar.
Accommodation in Bagan
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Mount Popa, landscapes, ‘on the road’.

Day 05: Bagan – Mandalay – Mingun – Royal Palace

Depart Bagan for Mandalay by air in the morning. Start your sightseeing today with a boat ride upstream to Mingun, home to Uncomplete Wall, Sandamuni pagoda, Hsinbyume and Mingun ringing bell. Our local expert will be pleased to introduce you the life of people who live on the banks of Irrawaddy river. After lunch, we will discover the royal Mandalay vestiges and relics covering Mahamuni Image, Imperial Palace, Golden Palace Monastery and Kuthodaw Pagoda also known as the world biggest book. The highlight of this day is the panoramic sunset from the peak of Mandalay Hill. Free to discover the Mandalay night market.
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Ruined temples, riverlife, Mingun Bell, Royal Palace.

Day 06: Sagaing – Ava – Amarapura

This day we will travel outside of the city to the Buddha land of Sagaing. This religion hub is responsible for entire education for monks with different level in Burma. After visiting Sagaing University, we will continue to visit Buddha Cave and U Min Thonze Pagoda, Soon U Pon Nya Shin Pagoda, Tupayon temple where you can enjoy the great panoramic view of Mandalay. In the afternoon, we will travel to Ava, Amarapura to discover the Maha Aungmye Bonzan, Gabaya Monastery, Leaning Nam Myint Tower and the nearby attractions. Enjoy a walk over U Bein bridge, the longest teak wood bridge in Burma (Myanmar).
Accommodation in Mandalay
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: River life, ruined temples, U-bein bridge, Ava Maha Aungmye Bonzan.

Day 07: Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya – Nyaungshwe

Early morning drive to the airport for the flight to Heho. Upon arrival, enjoy a scenic drive to Pindaya. This mountainous area is famous for its cave which is full of Buddha statues. As you travel further into Shan state, you will encounter different ethnic minorities. Take a breathtaking walk to visit local villages, experience the way local people plan tea, rice, flowers. We then continue the trip with 2 hour drive to Nyang Shwe town then check in the resort. Free at leisure.
Accommodation in Nyaungshwe
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Pindaya Cave, handicraft industries, lake life, landscapes of Shan State.

Day 08: Nyaungshwe – Taunggyi – Kakku – Inle Lake

This day you will have a very interesting visit to Taunggyi and Kakku. On the way you can visit Shwe Yan Pyay in Nyaungshwe. After 1 and a half, you will reach Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State then visit the local market. Continue to Kakku, the non-touristic attraction with many stupas of Myanmar and Shan style located harmoniously. Return to Inle Lake. On the way back to Inle Lake, you can visit the Htan Cave which is a small copy of Pindaya and Indein.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Tanggyi ethnic market, Kakku, landscapes of Shan State, ‘on the road’

Day 09: Inle Lake – Indein ruined temples

Skimming along the waterways in a long-tail boat, catch a first glimpse of floating gardens, stilt houses, and fishermen propelling their skiffs with one leg wrapped around an oar. Visit the infamous Phaung Daw U Pagoda, which enshrines five Buddha images believed to have been carried to this area by the widely-traveled 12thcentury King Alaungsithu then Nga Phe Chaung Monastery or Jumping Cat Monastery in other words. After lunch, we discover the ruined Indein, situated on the southwestern corner of the lake. Here you can wander through a typical lakeside village and observe local people in their daily activities. From the top of old Shwe Inn Dein, an impressive collection of ancient and unrestored Shan style stupas, enjoy a stunning view out across the lake and beyond.
Accommodation in Inle Lake
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Intha fishermen, lake life, ruined city of Indein, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Jumping Cat Monastery

Day 10: Inle Lake – Ngapali Beach

Flight from Heho Airport to Thandwe. Transfer from Thandwe Airport to Ngapali Beach would take 10 minute drive. Here, in the Bay of Bengal is the beautiful Ngapali beach with its charming fishing village and coconut trees. Overnight at Ngapali.
Accommodation in Ngapali
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Ngapali Beach, surroundings.

Day 11: Ngapali Beach – Yangon

Take a flight returning to Yangon. Free at leisure.
Accommodation in Yangon
Meal: Breakfast
Photo themes: Yangon

Day 12: Yangon Departure

Rest and unwind then take your flight back home with impressive memory of Burma (Myanmar).
Accommodation: Not available
Meal: Breakfast

 

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