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Myanmar Photograph in 15 days

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HIGHLIGHTS

Capture stunning landscape
Get amazed by the jungle and mountain area in Kan Hlan Konr and shoot the best photo of fishermen on the Inle lake showing their special fishing technique.

Snap the local life through your lenses
Portrait elderly men and women at the Home for Ages in Mingun. Catch everyday life in local villages away from the tourists at Shan Kalay Island and a tropical plantation field.

Frame iconic Myanmar
Zoom in on Bagan, one of the world’s wonder and capture the “Golden Rock” in the sunset light. Focus on the pagodas with monks walking towards prayers in the largest city, Yangon.  

ITINERARY

Day 1YANGON - Arrival

Your adventure in Myanmar has started.

  • You will be welcomed at the airport then transferred to your arranged hotel for relaxation.
  • Get ready for a welcome dinner, hosted by your local expert. Learn about the culture in Myanmar while enjoying good quality Vietnamese coursing and let the excitement begin!.

Day 2Yangon - FLY - Bagan

Settle into a morning flight from Yangon to Bagan.

  • Hanging around the market ground of Nyaung U Market in search of the wonderful moments of daily life and interactions between people.
  • Great chance for shooting at long colonnade with the shadow of concrete pillars while visiting Shwezigon pagoda, a 1000-year-old Buddhist stupa whose glittering golden bell-shaped dome became a model for pagodas throughout Burma.
  • Indoor shot with set up photo secession of young Buddhist novices in one of the Buddhist temples.
  • Lunch break, refresh and relax at the hotel.
  • Shooting farm animals coming back in groups on the dusty road near Sularmuni Temple.
  • Sunset shots from Pyathatgyi, one of the best temple of Bagan.

Photo shooting highlight:  Sunset shot from one of the best temples in Bagan.

Day 3Bagan - Highlights

Use the day in Bagan – one of the world’s wonder alongside Angkor in Cambodia and Borobudur in Indonesia.

  • Sunrise shots from one of the most secret corner pagodas in Bagan.
  • Indoor shots inside the temple with natural rays coming through the perforated window while exploring highlights of Bagan through your lens.
  • Lunch break, refresh and relax at the hotel.
  • Explore the less touristic local villages for shooting village photos (a few photo secession will be arranged to shoot lacquerware maker or designer at lacquerware factory in the village.
  • Silhouettes shots of the cluster of Bagan Temples from the ground.

Photo shooting highlight: Insight shooting of a temple with natural rays.

Day 4Bagan - FLY - Mandalay - Highlights

Fly from Bagan to Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, a population of one million souls and busy economic hub of the top half of Myanmar. Home to plenty of famous sights which including the most photogenic and interesting insights.

  • Explore the street of stone sculptors, where men attack blocks of white marble with drills and angle-grinders.
  • Visit a village on Shan Kalay Island located at the Ayeyarwaddy River.
  • Lunch break, refresh and relax at the hotel.
  • Indoor shooting opportunities at Wooden Monastery of Shwe in Bin In, iconic attraction in Myanmar.
  • Street and wholesale fish market photography and sunset shot around the riverside of Mandalay.

Photo shooting highlight: Capturing the local life in a local village on the Shan Kalay Island.

Day 5Mandalay - Amarapura - Sagaing - Mingun - Boat - Mandalay

Get ready for a busy day with enthusiasm throughout the whole day, as the day will start with a beautiful sunrise and end with a stunning sunset.

  • Free sunrise shots at the U Bein Bridge, the world’s longest teak footbridge reaching 1.2 km. The bridge stretches across the Thaungthaman Lake and comes alive in every sense as dawn approaches. Monks in crimson will cross from one end to the other; fishermen cast their nets in the still waters, and the occasional cyclist adds movement and backlit geometry to the scene. You will capture dozens of great images before the morning has even started!
  • Make the most iconic photos of young Buddhist nuns praying and meditating with the special arrangement at one of the secret place for professional photographers in Sagaing’s impressive nunnery.
  • Free shooting around Mingun with the Massive Mingun Pagoda (Pa Htoe Daw Gyi) and some organised photo secession at the unique architectural Myatheindan stupa with Buddhist nuns.
  • Make the best portraitures of elderly men and women with distinguished looks at Home For Ages in Mingun.

Photo shooting highlight: Shoot some great shots of elderly men an women at the Home For Ages in Mingun.

Day 6Mandalay - Monywa

Leave Mandalay and head to Monywa, located 180 km away.

  • Optional sunrise shots from around the corner of the moat of Mandalay Palace
  • Stop at Kaung Mu Daw Pagoda in Sagaing for shooting
  • Visit local villages on the way to Monywa with tropical plantation field
  • Shooting around the river bank of Chindwin River and hunting sunset

Photo shooting highlight: The stunning Kaung Mu Daw Pagoda in Sagaing for some architecture pictures.

Day 7Monywa - Poe Win Taung - Mandalay

Excursion to Poe Win Taung located beyond Chindwin River. Transfer to Jetty and take the ferry to cross Chindwin River. Take a one hour drive to Poe Win Taung “ Natural Cave “

  • Indoor shots and staged shots around Poe Win Taung Cave. A Buddist cave complex that contains 947 small and large richly decorated caves.
  • Overnight in Mandalay

Photo shooting highlight: Beautiful cave decorations at the Poe Win Taung Cave.

Day 8Mandalay - FLY - Heho - Inle - BOAT TRIP

Settle into a morning flight from Mandalay to Heho.

  • Indoor shoat Shwe Yan Pyay Wooden Monastery, famous for its oval-shaped windows. Creating different and beautiful scenery to your picture collection.
  • Take a boat ride from Nyaung Shwe to the hotel in Inle for a short break.
  • Free silhouettes shots of fishermen during the sunset.
  • Connect to the local people and shoot the portraiture of lake dweller in Pauk Par village.

Photo shooting highlight: Portraits of local people in Pauk Par Village.

Day 9Inle - Indein - BOAT TRIP

Boat down to the west of Inle Lake through a long narrow canal to Indein village, known for its market and two groups of ancient pagodas.

  • Sunrise shots. A set up of fishermen is made to create the perfect picture.
  • A visit to Indein Fiver Day Market local market to photograph market activities, tribal people in their traditional clothes walking up to the pagoda complex of Shwe Inn Dein.
  • Free shooting at a traditional hand weaving workshop in Paw Khone Village
  • Sunset shots around floating garden area

Photo shooting highlight: Pictures of the iconic fishermen a the Inle Lake.

Day 10Inle - Shwe Nyaung - TRAIN - Augn Ban - Pindaya - Kan Hla Kone village

Travel from Inle to Kan Hla Kone village, a little village of the Pa O Tribe where they grow oranges and tea leaves at plantations. It is the best village to discover the daily life of the hill tribes through your lens and the village activities.

  • Experiencing a train ride down to Heho from Shwe Nyaung.
  • Landscape photography and take a light trekking to Kan Hla Kone from Pindaya
  • Homestay at Village Monastery of Kan Hla Kone

Photo shooting highlight: Best shooting opportunities for landscape photography.

Day 11Kan Hla Kone - Pindaya - Heho - FLY - Yangon

Early morning free shooting around the village with morning light.

  • Enjoy your breakfast at the village monastery before trekking down to Pindaya.
  • Transfer to Heho for a flight back to Yangon, where you will overnight in Yangon

Photo shooting highlight: Morning pictures in the Kan Hla Kone village.

Day 12Yangon - Kyaikhtiyo - Golden Rock

Set off for a pleasant drive to Kyaikhtiyo, home to one of Myanmar’s most well-known landmarks. Renowned for its unstable location and religious significance, the ‘Golden Rock’ is a massive boulder covered entirely in gold leaf and precariously balanced right on the edge of a jagged cliff.

  • Allied War memorial park near Htauk Kyan, the final resting place for over 27,000 Allied soldiers where you can make a brief stop.
  • Kin Pun, a small town at the foot of the mountain, switch vehicles to a public local truck for a winding, exhilarating ride to the top of the mountain.
  • Overnight in Kyaikhtiyo

Photo shooting highlight: The view of the mountain where Kyaikhtiyo is located.

Day 13Golden Rock - Bago - Yangon

Visit the Golden Rock

  • Merge in a totally different atmosphere gazing at the glinting boulder bathing in the purple and misty light of dawn.
  • Explore several stupas and shrines scattered on the ridge at the top of Mount Kyaikhtiyo.
  • Take a return trip to Yangon and explore the former capital of the Mon Kingdom. Browse through the colorful local market where vendors sell flowers, produce and spices
  • Visit a thousand-year-old Shwemawdaw Pagoda which features a spire taller than the one of Shwedagon Pagoda and the 55-meter long Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha, which is recognized as one of the country’s most extraordinary images.
  • Overnight in Yangon

Photo shooting highlight: The breathtaking landmark of Myanmar, the ‘Golden Rock’.

Day 14Yangon Free Shooting

Free to relax or taking wonderful shooting around Yangon at your leisure time.

  • Street photography around downtown Yangon. Optional visit the Yangon train station in the afternoon to photograph life around the station.
  • Free shooting around the pagoda platform of the Famous Shwedagon Pagoda

Day 15Yangon - Departure

Free time to explore the last parts of Yangon until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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INCLUDES

Accommodations at suggested hotels or similar
Meals as mentioned
Transportations: car, plane, train and cruise
Activities and excursions as detailed
Government taxes currently in force

EXCLUDES

International flights from and to your home country
Tips for guides and drivers (not mandatory)
Travel insurance of any kind that you subscribe to personally
Any of exit taxes applied to some countries (Cambodia-Laos)

EXTENSION

BEACH BREAK - 4 DAYS - VIETNAM
SIEM REAP - ANGKOR WAT - 4 DAYS - CAMBODIA
LUANG PRABANG ANCIENT TOWN - 4 DAYS - LAOS

 

Lounge on the beach and let the sand kiss your toes!

Vietnam’s 3,444 km (2,140 miles) long coastline and tropical/ subtropical climate make it the perfect place for those who wish to spend their holidays swimming warm turquoise water and sunbathing on a white-sand beach, at all times of the year!

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THE CULTURAL SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT 4 days/3 nights

Be enchanted by the awesome Temples of Angkor and the history of Khmer Kings discovered at the magnificent UNESCO Heritage site.

Day 1 – SAIGON – FLY – SIEM REAP   Settle into a flight from Saigon to Siem Reap. Arrive and be welcomed by our guide and be transferred to your arranged accommodation. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.

Day 2 – SIEM REAP – ANGKOR THOM – TA PHROM – ANGKOR WAT   Arriving in Angkor Wat, you will rove among the ruins of the world’s most famous Hindu temple complexes, built for gods, and fit for kings: Baphuon (a temple in honour of another Hindu deity, Shiva) with its spectacular layered structure, the Terrace of the Leper King with its beautiful carvings of gods, nagas, and dancers; the Royal Enclosure and its small and particularly significant temple, Phimeanakas. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.

 

Day 3 – SIEM REAP – BANTEAY SREI – BANTEAY SAMRE Advance to an off-the-beaten-track site, an hour away from Angkor Wat, encountering stunning Cambodian countryside and uncovering more temples: visit Banteay Srei, called the citadel of women and come face to face with the meticulously restored enclosed temple of Banteay Samre, complete with carvings of lions and nagas. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.

Day 4 – SIEM REAP – TONLE SAP – Departure Travel to Tonle Sap and find yourself surrounded by a completely aquatic landscape, see how everyday life is transformed by its proximity to and dependence on water. Free time until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight

 

 

A natural wild and mysterious! /2 days 1 night

« History, Nature and Spirituality » are the word that resonates with travelers of this divine, landlocked country“The ancient kingdom of a million elephants” reflects its rich historical heritage by the splendor of its many temples dedicated to Buddha.

1 – Luang Prabang – Highlights – Dinner on Cruise
Discover this serenity town, a designated UNESCO Heritage Site on Tuk Tuk to visit: The National Museum (Ancient Royal Palace), the Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Ahman, Wat Mai the richly decorated temple. See the Ock Pop Tok textile gallery. In the afternoon, embark on a traditional boat to cruise long Nava Mekong river. Enjoy dinner with Baci ceremony and traditional dance show. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.

Day 2 – Luang Prabang – Khuang Sy Waterfall – Ethnic Minority Villages

Departure to the beautiful waterfalls Khuang Sy about 30km from Luang Prabang. En route, visiting min0rity villages such as H’mong village of Ban Thinkeo, Khmu village of Ban Thapaene and weaving village of Ban Xang Khong where traditional product also called Saa paper made from mulberry leaves.  Get to the waterfall, nestled in the lush tropical vegetation, a beautiful clear pool for swimming. Back to Luang Prabang for your departure flight.

 

TRAVEL NOTE

TIME TO VISIT VIETNAM

Northern Vietnam

January
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
The weather is foggy and much colder in Sapa
10°C–15°C (50-60°F)
The weather is foggy and much colder in Sapa
10°C–15°C (50-60°F)
Cloudy skies and little rain
17°C-25°C (63°-77°F)
Cloudy skies and little rain
17°C-25°C (63°-77°F)
Temperatures are getting higher and the rain start to fall
25°-35°C (77°-95°F)
The amount of rain rises with the temperature
25°-35°C (77°-95°F)
The amount of rain rises with the temperature
25°-35°C (77°-95°F)
The amount of rain rises with the temperature
25°-35°C (77°-95°F)
Less rain and temperature comes back to warmer weather
20°-24°C (68°-75°F)
Less rain and temperature comes back to warmer weather
20°-24°C (68°-75°F)
Less rain and temperature comes back to warmer weather
20°-24°C (68°-75°F)
The weather is foggy and much colder in Sapa
10°C–15°C (50-60°F)

Central Vietnam

January
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Dry season with high temperatures, but rain is still common
20°C-35°C (68°F-95°F)
Dry season with high temperatures, but rain is still common
20°C-35°C (68°F-95°F)
Dry season with high temperatures, but rain is still common
20°C-35°C (68°F-95°F)
Dry season with high temperatures, but rain is still common
20°C-35°C (68°F-95°F)
Dry season with high temperatures, but rain is still common
20°C-35°C (68°F-95°F)
Dry season with high temperatures, but rain is still common
20°C-35°C (68°F-95°F)
Dry season with high temperatures, but rain is still common
20°C-35°C (68°F-95°F)
This region is the most affected by the monsoons during
the hot season 20°C-25°C (68°F-77°F)
This region is the most affected by the monsoons during
the hot season 20°C-25°C (68°F-77°F)
This region is the most affected by the monsoons during
the hot season 20°C-25°C (68°F-77°F)
This region is the most affected by the monsoons during
the hot season 20°C-25°C (68°F-77°F)
This region is the most affected by the monsoons during
the hot season 20°C-25°C (68°F-77°F)

Southern Vietnam

January
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Warm and dry weather that is perfect for a beach holiday
30°C-35°C (86°F-95°F)
Warm and dry weather that is perfect for a beach holiday
30°C-35°C (86°F-95°F)
Warm and dry weather that is perfect for a beach holiday
30°C-35°C (86°F-95°F)
Warm and dry weather that is perfect for a beach holiday
30°C-35°C (86°F-95°F)
Short violent rainfalls in the late afternoons but still high temp-
-eratures 30°C (86°F)
Short violent rainfalls in the late afternoons but still high temp-
-eratures 30°C (86°F)
Short violent rainfalls in the late afternoons but still high temp-
-eratures 30°C (86°F)
Short violent rainfalls in the late afternoons but still high temp-
-eratures 30°C (86°F)
Short violent rainfalls in the late afternoons but still high temp-
-eratures 30°C (86°F)
Short violent rainfalls in the late afternoons but still high temp-
-eratures 30°C (86°F)
Short violent rainfalls in the late afternoons but still high temp-
-eratures 30°C (86°F)
Warm and dry weather that is perfect for a beach holiday
30°C-35°C (86°F-95°F)

PHYSICAL LEVEL

Cycling Tour:
Level:
This is a middle-level Cycling Tour, appropriate for kids over 6 years old
Kayaking Tour:

Level:
This is a low-level Kayaking Tour, appropriate for kids over 6 years old

PASSPORT AND VISA

Your passport must be valid 6 months after the expected date of your departure from the country.
For Vietnam, we will take care of the whole process for your VISA on arrival.
Cost: $25 US dollars.

  1. After receiving your scanned passport information, Hanoi Voyages will process and obtain an entry permit-Invitation Letter, which is an official document of the Vietnamese government that allows you to enter the Vietnamese soil and guarantees that the visa will be issued at the airport on arrival.
  2. Once Hanoi Voyages receives the Invitation Letter, we will send the document directly to you by email.

WHAT TO PACK

To make sure you will enjoy all of the activities included in this trip without missing of anything, here is a short list of what you should bring with you:
– Trekking shoes (or running shoes)
– Sunscreen
– Sunglasses
– A Raincoat


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