Burma photography tour

Grab your camera and discover fascinating Burma on this two week all-levels photography tour, lead by an experienced travel photographer.
Yangon Rangoon circular line Mandalay Ruined City of Ava U Bein Bridge Photography workshops Mingunt Irrawaddy river boat trip Bagan, including sunrise and sunsets Pindaya Cave Temples Inle Lake Opportunity for winery visit Local villages and markets aplenty
US $3060including domestic flights only
12 Days
Small group
Group size
Maximum 12
More info
Includes all transport, activities, entrance fees, single room accomm.
(3-4*) & certain meals as per itinerary.
Visas & local tips not included but no single room supplement.
(Fully licensed & UK govt.
ATOL protected.)
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Description of Burma photography tour

Price information

US $3060including domestic flights only
Includes all transport, activities, entrance fees, single room accomm.
(3-4*) & certain meals as per itinerary.
Visas & local tips not included but no single room supplement.
(Fully licensed & UK govt.
ATOL protected.)
Make enquiry

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For departure dates contact us on 1-866-821-6866

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Vacation information

Our top tip:
Activity level:
Easy to moderate
11 nights 3-4* hotels
Single rooms included with no surcharge
Accomm., transport, 2 domestic flights, local guides, professional photographer, activities, entrance fees & meals as per itinerary
11 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Photography tour:
Our photography tours are limited to a maximum of 10 persons. The tour will be accompanied by a professional travel photographer experienced in the region as well as by licensed, local guides. Small group sizes are less intrusive to local cultures and environments, allow more interaction with local people, greater flexibility and easier one on one assistance and advice. For solo travelers a single room is automatically included with no surcharge. Please note that friends and partners of a non-photographic bent are more than welcome and also fully catered for.


5 Reviews of Burma photography tour

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 07 Feb 2017 by

Difficult to choose.. but Sunrise looking over the ruins of Bagan watching many hot air balloons appear over the horizon was probably the most memorable. I would describe the vacation as a photographic adventure taking in many of the sights of Mayanmar! The accommodation was good standard and trip matched my expectations. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2017 by

The most memorable was the size and variety of this fabulous country and the warmth of the people plus the food! All great making Myanmar very special. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2016 by

The most memorable moment of the trip was the balloon flight over Bagan! Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Feb 2015 by

Excellent small group led by an experienced photographer who showed us many different ways of using light and lenses and who was also relaxed and fun to be with. Our experiences felt real. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2012 by

Having Nathan Horton on the trip gave a very interesting slant to an already enjoyable vacation. Nathan had a flair for taking the group to places which were not on the tourist trail and this was very much appreciated. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


Benefits arise with a small group (max 10) with respect to any nature based activities: hiking, snorkelling, bird watching etc. Not only do smaller groups have less negative impact on the natural environment but, as above, it is easier for a guide to transmit instructions and knowledge. There is also far more chance of spotting birds and wildlife with lower numbers.

If governments see that creating and maintaining National Parks can create revenue, then it is an incentive for them to preserve such areas and create new ones instead of short term gain from logging, plantations etc. And if local communities can see that National Parks, Forest Reserves, Wildlife Sanctuaries etc bring in revenue for local communities and employment for local people then it is an incentive for them to respect such protected areas and participate in tourism schemes.

We therefore feel it is essential to incorporate as many such protected areas into our itineraries as possible – not only to show the scenery and exotic flora and fauna to visitors, but also to encourage authorities and local people to establish and take care of.


Our Images photographic tours, in keeping with our philosophy, emphasise photography that appreciates local people, their cultures and religions, and encourage a positive impact on the places and people we visit.

We have included destinations not usually included in Burma itineraries such as Aung Ban, Kalaw, Pindaya, Pyin U Lwin as well as including less ‘touristic’ sites such as local markets in the more frequented destinations such as Mandalay and Yangon.

We are also hoping to shortly introduce an extension of our itinerary to Sittwe and Rakhine State.

Experience has shown that our small group sizes offers major benefits in various areas, and is integral to our concept of responsible tourism.

• Socially, small numbers create a much more cohesive group with far less chance of cliques or 'groups within groups' – it's often been described by those who travel with us as "more like a group of friends and not like a tour group at all".
• Service is inevitably improved with a high ratio of guides and tour-leaders to customers and we are able to offer a more personalized service. Information and directions are passed on far more easily and a high level of flexibility can be maintained, which isn't possible with larger groups.
• Transport; we are able to use smaller types of transport as well as making public transport more practical. i.e. pick–up trucks and minibuses instead of large coaches. This has practical as well as ecological benefits
• Restaurants and Accommodation; we use smaller, locally run restaurants and accommodation that larger groups wouldn't be able to do - again another essential element of our tours.
• Interacting with local people; another significant advantage is when visiting local people, villages, tribal groups and so on, a smaller group has far less impact, is far less intimidating and there's a much greater chance of a warm welcome and opportunities for genuine interaction. (No villager is going to invite 16 people in for a cup of tea!)• Nature and the Environment: Similar

Great care has been made to insure that a maximum of expenditure goes to privately owned and local companies, hotels, restaurants etc and a minimum amount to government owned properties such as unavoidable entrance fees to sites such as Bagan, as well as actively endeavouring to avoid places or companies that may be privately owned but have close contacts with the government.
Indeed certain state-run museums and sites we judged non-essential have been deliberately omitted from our itinerary.

Additional specific schemes supported on this itinerary include;

Visits to local handicraft manufacturers and ‘cottage industries’ in for example Inle and Pindaya.

Visits to local markets

Use of local forms of transport where practical such as cyclos/rickshaws and ox or horse carts.

Visits to hill-tribe villages – Palaung and Danu and a visit to a Palaung school where we are looking at possibilities of material assistance in terms of books, pencils, sports items etc

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