Myanmar For All Seasons: A Unique Photo Tour

specialDeparture August 11-22, 2015
Nature is mesmerizing during the August monsoon in Myanmar! The photography is amazing with rain, umbrellas, colorful clouds, sky, farmers in the fields and amazing reflections of life. Award winning travel photographer, Paul Sivley, is your escort along with internationally acclaimed photo guide Win Kyaw Zan on a photo adventure unlike any other. The rest of the time, you can photograph like normal but with diverse natural effects that no one else will have in photos. Shelters will be provided to shoot. Myanmar For All Seasons: A Unique Photo Tour is for those of you who want pictures of an unforgettable experience.
All photos courtesy of Win Kyaw Zan


Win Kyaw Zan is an accomplished photographer based in Yangon. He is our local guide as well as photographer sharing his tips on how to get your best shots. Having worked with a number of distinguished international travel photographers for over a decade, including Art Wolfe, Nevada Wier, Jock Montgomery, Scott Stulberg, Roger Nelson and Gavriel, Win understands the needs of photographers. His knowledge of local cultures, his ability to access monasteries and gain permission to enter and photograph very special areas and activities, is second to none. Win has become one of the most sought after guides for professional photographers all over the world. In addition to his native Burmese tongue, Win speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and English. Win’s personal connections throughout Myanmar makes this more of a smooth photo tour. Win is a gentleman and you will find it a joy to travel in his company. Click Here to See Win’s Photos


Day 1 – Arrival Yangon
Welcome by Win on arrival and transfer to the Hotel. After a break, orientation on the country, customs and photography. Afternoon photography in downtown. Options are Chinatown, local markets, reflections and people with umbrellas on boats. Back to the Hotel. Sedona Hotel/ Similar Hotel (Lunch)

Day 2 – Yangon (Photography)
Early morning 5AM drive to central fish market and enjoy the rainy season photography with beautiful cloudy skies with boats, fishermen and people working in the fish market. Back to the Hotel for breakfast. After a short break, we’ll go to a nunnery to photograph the nuns standing in line for lunch holding umbrellas . We’ll have a chance to photograph the nuns collecting rice, praying and having lunch. We’ll also visit a monastery . Lunch at Green Elephant Myanmar restaurant. After lunch, special visit to Shwedagon Padogda. Capture the amazing clouds over Shwedagon and we’ll stay late to capture the night photography. Back to the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3 – Fly Yangon-Bagan
Eary morning flight to Bagan. Visit: Local market with colorful umbrellas , rich colors and people selling and buying goods. Panoramic view over 1000 year old temple. We’ll have a chance to photograph the amazing clouds over 2500 temples and pagodas. The local village, lacquerware making families, local farming village and people working and ploughing in the rain. Amazing off season photography in Bagan. Lunch at Nandar Myanmar restaurant with best Myanmar puppet show. We might have a chance to capture the amazing sunset with colorful clouds over 2000 pagodas. Back to the Hotel. Ayeyar Riverview Hotel/ Similar Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 4 – Bagan (Photography)
Early morning – Sunrise over Bagan. Back to the hotel for breakfast. Bagan photography: follow the line of monks to photograph the monks collecting food from the villagers. Amazing photography in the village with rich colors and village life in the rain. Visit some amazing murals. Enjoy a private photo shoot with monks: praying with candles, walking with bowls, at sunset. Overnight in Bagan. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5 – Fly Bagan – Mandalay
Early morning flight to Mandalay. Short stop at Palaik ancient site with Pagodas in the trees. Visit a local school and proceed to Mandalay. Lunch at Ko’s kitchen . Check in Hotel. After a break, we’ll drive to Amarapura to photograph the world’s longest teak bridge, U Bein Bridge, with people, monks, villagers carrying goods on their heads. We might have a chance to shoot the sunset. We’ll enjoy the colors on the bridge and people are amazing. We’ll also have a chance to capture the bridge with amazing clouds. Mandalay Sedona Hotel/Similar Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 6 – Mandalay – Amarapura – Mingun – Mandalay
Photo session of the Mandalay area (temples and people) before visiting the largest ringing bell in the world at Mingun.
(Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 7 – Fly Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya
Early morning flight to Heho and drive to Pindaya. Explore the Pindaya Cave. Back to the Hotel. Conqueror Resort/Similar Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 8 – Pindaya – Inle Lake
Drive to Inle Lake. Evening sunset shoot with fishermen with conical nets. Private photo shoot with 5-7 fishermen at sunset with amazing clouds and colors. Back to the Hotel. Sky Lake Resort/Similar Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 9 – Inle Lake (Photography)
Early morning sunrise photography in the village and view more fishermen. Capture the amazing light over Inle lake and floating villages. Lunch at Nampam restaurant . Inle lake photography: local market, long neck family, floating villages with leg rowers with amazing lighting. Lotus weaving and silk weavings. Back to the Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 10 – Inle Lake – Inndein (Photography)
Visit the jungles around Inle Lake to see the mysterious hidden Inndein pagodas. Back to the Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 11 – Drive Inle -Heho -Fly to Yangon
After breakfast, take a boat ride back to Heho and fly back to Yangon. Photography in Yangon with amazing clouds, people with umbrellas, lunch at Shankan restaurant , downtown photography, shopping and night photography photography with a panoramic view. Back to the Hotel. Sedona Hotel/Similar Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 12 – Depart Yangon
After breakfast, transfer to the Yangon international airport for the departure flight. (Breakfast)

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Cost $ 5795.00 per person
Based on twin share
NOTE: Rate is at 5-6 persons
Single supplement: $ 1150.00 per person

Cost includes:

by Paul Sivley & Win Kyaw Zan

– Hotels with Twin sharing room-single supplement applies
-*Flights: Yangon – Bagan , Bagan – Mandalay , Mandalay – Heho , Heho – Yangon
(4 Domestic flights with best airlines)
– Sightseeing Van: Sightseeing with Air-con Van
– Entrance and archeological zone fees
– Porters at the airports.
– Meals: Breakfast at Hotel , lunch are best local restaurant
– Boat fees for Mingun and Inle lake
– Drinking water in the Van
– Maps for everyone
– Guide fees for the professional tour guide
– Service charges
– Government Tax

Does not include:
-Visa Fees
-* International airfare
– Departure tax US$ 10
-* Meals: All Dinners
– All kind of Drinks
– Personal shopping
– Camera & Video Fee
– Tipping to the locals and to the model
– Travel Insurance
– Gratuities

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