Burma / Myanmar the golden land

Myanmar Photo Tour

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Myanmar Photo tour

Itinerary of Myanmar Photo Tour

Day 1 – Yangon-Arrival

Arrival Yangon International Airport welcomes by our experienced guide with your name

Transfer to hotel & check-in. Orientation About culture and customs go out for Dinner at Padonamar Myanmar Traditional food.

 Free evening at the market to get the feel of the city.

 Overnight at Yangon (Dinner at the restaurant)

Day 2 – Yangon

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Chaukhtetgyi reclining  Buddha the biggest one of Yangon. We’ll also photograph the monasteries around Chaukhtetgyi and do photo shoots with monks. Proceed to Shwedagon Pagoda: 2500 years old great Shwedagon Pagoda with over 90 tons of gold. We can photograph people praying, offering water to Buddha’s, offering candles and incense and Sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda

 Overnight at Yangon (Lunch and Dinner at restaurant)

Day 3 – Yangon– Bagan ( By Flight)

Early morning, check out and drive to the airport for the flight to Bagan. If time permits, we’ll have a chance to visit the fish market to do photography there. Arrive, Bagan. Lunch at the Bagan restaurant. Check-in Hotel. Afternoon Bagan Photography:  We’ll have candles to light up and photograph the Buddha with praying girls, Shwezigon pagoda with monks walking with umbrellas. Praying monks in the temple with rays coming in,  Lunch somewhere in between at best Bagan restaurant. Sulamani temple with the best murals from 12 -13 century. Drive to around Pyathetgyi Temple to photograph the goats and cows going home with dust by sunset. Anothe rbeautiful day on our Myanmar Photo Tour. Dinner at the restaurant. Back to the hotel . ( B, L, D ) 

Day 4 – Bagan -Photography

Early morning 05:00 am, drive to Shwesandaw Pagoda for sunrise. Back to the Hotel for breakfast. Follow the monks to the village and photograph them collecting rice from the villagers. This is really amazing to watch and photograph. Visit Ananda temple with the most beautiful standing Buddha images from 11 century, beautiful indoor light. We’ll also visit the lacquerware making village and photograph them working. Lunch at restaurant. Evening Visit to Okkyaung Gyi temple for sunset and photograph the group of temples from the ground by sunset. Dinner at the restaurant.  Back to the hotel and overnight at Hotel. ( B, L, D )

Day 5 – Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura ​​(By Flight/ By Car)​​(B/L/D)

Early morning flight to Mandalay. If time permits, we’ll have a chance to photograph the sunrise from Myaukguni temple. On the road to Mandalay, we’ll stop at Palaik with over 800 temples, weaving village, local school, and photograph the village life.  We’ll set up some monks and kids studying by the monastery there. Proceed to Mandalay. Lunch at Ko’s kitchen, Thai restaurant,  check-in Hotel. We’ll also visit Sandamuni pagoda and set up a photo shoot with little monks with an umbrella by the hundreds of white pagodas. Afternoon special visit to Amaparura to photograph the Taungthaman lake, villagers with Thanaka on their faces, photograph the fishermen around the lake, and sunset over U Bein Wooden Bridge by sunset. Dinner at the restaurant.  Back to the hotel. ( B, L, D ) 

Day 6 – Mandalay – Mingun – Mandalay​(By Car/ By Boat)​​(B/L/D)

Breakfast: 04:30 am, leave Early morning 05:00 am boat ride to Mingun. Photograph the Sin Phyu Me pagoda with nuns and monks with umbrellas, praying villagers at the top of the pagoda, proceed to Unfinished  Pagoda Pathidawgyi with the big crack on the wall, photograph the village life, back to the Mandalay. Lunch at Myanmar traditional restaurant. Visit puppet factory and traditional art-making families and workshop, photograph the Buddha making family, carving, painting. Proceed to the Ayeyarwaddy river front to photograph the life by the river, people weaving bamboo, bamboo traders, and photograph the fishermen throwing the net by sunset. Dinner at the restaurant. Back to the Hotel. Over night at Hotel. ( B, L,D )

Day 7 – Mandalay – Heho – Inle ​​​(By Flight/ By Car/ By Boat)​(B/L/D)

Today on our Myanmar Photo Tour. Early morning breakfast and transfer to the airport for the flight to Heho. Arrive Heho. If time permits, we’ll go up to Mandalay Hill for the great sunrise photo shoot. We’ll stop at traditional Shan Umbrella making and paper making. Proceed to NyaungShwe  Proceed to Inle lake. We’ll have lunch at Nyaungshwe. Drive to Jetty and transfer into a long-tail boat. All the transportation in Inle lake by boat. Check-in Hotel. We’ll go out to photograph the villages on the water, local monastery around the lake to photograph the monks studying. Nile leg rowers and Inle lake fishermen with conical nets by sunset. Dinner at the restaurant.  Back to the hotel. ( B, L, D ) 

Day 8 – Inle – Indein – Inle​​​​(By Boat)​​​(B/L/D)

Early morning sunrise photo shoot by fishermen fishing. We’ll photograph the fishermen with conical nets , stick nets fishing by sunrise. Back to the hotel for breakfast . After breakfast , we’ll take a boat ride to a local market. Then , proceed to a special archeological site , Inndein. We’ll photograph the 1000 ruins over Inndein. Lunch at local restaurant. We’ll also visit Phaungdaw Oo pagoda from 11 th century. We’ll also photograph the floating gardens, floating villages, Long neck family ( Padaung family) and their weaving house. Back to Inle lake. Sunset on the way to the Hotel. Back to the hotel. Dinner at Hotel.( B, L,D )

Day 9 – Inle – Heho – Yangon​​(By Flight/ By Car)​​​(B/L/D)

Early morning sunrise photoshoot and sunrise by a village and back to the hotel for breakfast, Early morning boat ride to Nyaungshwe. Drive to Heho for the flight back to Yangon. Arrive Yangon. We might have a chance to stop at the local souvenir shop. Check-in Hotel. Lunch at Green Elephant Myanmar restaurant. Afternoon  Old Rangoon, old buildings, street photography. Proceed to Sin Oo Dan Jetty to photograph the small boats leaving Yangon by sunset from the jetty with seagulls and boats by Yangon River. Dinner at the restaurant .Over night at Hotel. ( B, L, D )

Day 10 – Yangon –Departure

After breakfast, prepare for the departure flight. Transfer to Yangon International Airport. Say goodbye to the Win Kyaw Zan and Myanmar. ( B ) End of our Myanmar Photo Tour.

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November / December / January /March


10 days/9 nights

Photographic themes:

landscape, Villages, mountains, culture, people, wildlife








Inle lake


  • Transfer from/to airport upon arrival and departure
  • all accommodations in Hotels
  • Meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Private transportation – Sightseeing with Air-con Van+ fuel,
  • Flight  – Yangon – Bagan
  • Flight – Bagan  – Mandalay
  • Flight – Mandalay – Heho
  • Flight – Heho -Yangon
  • Entrance and archeological zone fees
  • Boat fees for Mingun and Inle lake.
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Drinking water in the Van.   * Maps for everyone.
  • Guide fees for the tour guide.
  • Full-time services of your English speaking local guide
  • Professional Photographic Guide Tim Vollmer
  • Service charges & Government Tax

Not included:

  • International Airfare/train ticket
  • Alcohol
  • Optional Balloon Ride Over Bagan US $ 340 Nett per person.
  • Travel insurance, health insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any site, etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary)
  • Model fees
  • What is not mentioned as included

Getting there:

You will organize your own travel to and from Yangon

Join me on the Myanmar Photo tour

Photography Instructor for the Myanmar Photo tour

Tim Vollmer

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Tim has devoted his life to photography. Photography has been his long-held hobby and great passion. Tim has always felt drawn to the power and beauty he finds in nature. Tim has been leading photo tours and workshops in Iceland and many different countries over the years. He has had the world as his workplace. He is Photographing everything from the dramatic landscape in Iceland, to the native people in the remote corners of the world and the culture that is unique to each country.

His journeys have taken him around the world in pursuit of memorable travel experiences and the creation of compelling images. His work has been featured in international publications. His images and stories are shared on various internet outlets. As a driven artist, professional, entrepreneur, and adventurer, Tim is eager to share his passion, knowledge in photography, and travel through the tours he designed on his own, or through his partnership with professional photographers from around the globe. Tim and his family lived 11 years in Iceland. Now they are based in the Czech Republic.

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