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Terms and Conditions

Deposit and Final Payment

A deposit of $800 per person is required at time of booking. Second payment of 50% of cost on 120 days before the departure. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellation

On cancellations more than 120 days prior to departure, all monies are refunded less a $800 administrative fee per person. Less than 120 days total deposit amount is forfeited less $800 per person. Less than 90 but at least 60 days prior, 50% of trip price is forfeited. Less than 60 days prior to departure, 100% is forfeited. In the unlikely event we have to cancel a tour, a full refund will be given.

Responsibility

Asia Photo Tours and their agents act only in the capacity as agents in all matters pertaining to hotel accommodations, sightseeing tours, and transportation, and are not responsible for any loss, damage, theft, or injury to person or property resulting from a defect in any vehicle, or the actions of any persons who provide services for this tour or for the action or inaction of any third party. Baggage is at the owner’s risk entirely. The tour operator reserves the right to withdraw the tour at any time, to decline any person as a member of the tour for any cause at any time.

Health

It is the responsibility of each tour member to inform the tour operator of any possible health problems or handicaps upon registration. By forwarding a signed reservation form and trip deposit, you certify that you do not knowingly have any physical or other conditions of disability that would create a risk for you or other trip participants. Once a trip has been confirmed, medical circumstances will not be considered as exceptions to our cancellation policy. We assume no responsibility for medical care or for special dietary requirements.

Trip Insurance

To allow for any unexpected contingencies, all participants are strongly urged to purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance.

Itinerary

While Asia Photo Tours endeavors to make the itinerary as accurate as possible, it should be considered as an approximate schedule of activities rather than a rigid schedule of events. Trip itineraries are subject to revision due to weather, ocean or trail conditions, government restrictions, and other reasons beyond our control. The tour leader has the right to make changes in the published itinerary whenever in his sole judgment conditions warrant, or if he deems it necessary for the comfort or safety of the tour. 1.      Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay-Inle-Yangon 2.      Yangon-Inle-Bagan-Kampalet-Bagan-Yangon 3.      Yangon-Sittwe-Mrauk U-Yangon 4.      Yangon-Loikaw-Yangon 5.      Yangon-Bagan-Yangon 6.      Chindwin River Trip-Mdy-Mingun-Amarapura-Mdy-Ygn 7.      Yangon-Bgn-Inle-Yangon 8.      Yangon-Hpa An-Bago-Ygn 9.      Yangon-Hpa An-Kyaik Hti Yo-Ygn 10.     Yangon-Sittwe-Mrauk U 11.     Yangon-Sittwe-Mrauk U-Sittwe-Ygn-Loikaw-Yangon 12.     Yangon-Lokkaw-Yangon-Bago-Hpa Ann-Kyaikhtiyo-Yangon 13.     Yangon-Sittwe-Mrauk U 14.     Yangon-Bagan-Monywa-Mandalay-Yangon-Loikaw-Yangon Contact us for detail at ” asiaphototours@gmail.com “.

Festival In Myanmar

Main Festivals in Myanmar : The Myanmar calendar subscribes to both the solar and lunar months, thus requiring an intercalary 30-day 13th month every second or third year. Therefore, the full moon days may change from one month to another in the usual calendar. The Myanmar months and the respective festivals are as follows….more information

Short Trip

Yangon-Mandalay-Monywa-Yangon (5Days/4Nights)

Day (1) Yangon- Mandalay(B,L )  (Flight )                                                                      Yadanar Theingi Hotel

  

Day (2) Drive Mandalay -Monywa (2. 5 hours) (B,L )                                                      Win Unity Hotel 

                                   

Day (3) Monywa photography (Cave temples, monasteries) (B,L )                                  Win Unity Hotel

 

Day (4) Monywa photography (Cave temples, monasteries) (B,L )                                  Win Unity Hotel

 

Day (5)  Monywa – Mandalay -Yangon (B,L )(Flight)                                                      

 

 

Day (1) Flight Yangon- Mandalay(L )  (Flight)                                                                 Yadanar Theingi Hotel

 

After breakfast and prepare for the flight to Mandalay. Check put and fly to Mandalay. Arrive Mandalay airport. On the road to Mandalay , we’ll visit Amarapura . Proceed to Mandalay and lunch at Restaurant. Proceed to Hotel and check in Hotel. After a break, evening at many white pagodas Photograph. Back to the Hotel . Overnight at Hotel.                                        

 

Day (2) Drive Mandalay -Monywa (2. 5 hours) (B,L )                                                           Win Unity Hotel 

                                   

After breakfast drive to the Amarapura and  photograph dawn at U Bein Bridge area. We’ll also have a chance to shoot the models with decorative Thanaka on the faces of young girls there. Proceed to Mandalay and lunch at Ko’s Kitchen Thai food . After Lunch back to Hotel and check out from the Hotel. Drive to the Monywa about  2.5 hours . Arrived to Monywa Check in Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.                                        

 

Day (3) Monywa photography (Cave temples, monasteries) (B,L )                                      Win Unity Hotel

 

After breakfast, photograph: Po Win Taung caves that are famous for Buddhist religious structures, most of which are carved in the side of the hills (492 caves and 2,588 Buddha statues)  .Lunch at restaurant . Back to the Hotel. Over night at Hotel.

 

Day (4) Monywa photography (Cave temples, monasteries) (B,L )                                      Win Unity Hotel

 

After breakfast, morning photograph to Thanboddhtay  Pagoda, Bodhi  Tataung Pagoda and Laungdawmu Pagoda. Back to the hotel, lunch at the Hotel. After lunch photograph to  Po Win Taung caves that are famous for Buddhist religious structures, most of which are carved in the side of the hills (492 caves and 2,588 Buddha statues) . Back to the Hotel. Over night at Hotel.

 

 

Day (5)  Monywa – Mandalay -Yangon (B,L )(Flight)                                                   

After breakfast, Check out from the Hotel. And after drive to Mandalay. On the way you can see the Khin Mon Village and Khin Mon Pagoda compound .Arrived Mandalay lunch at Ko’s Kitchen Thai Restaurant. After lunch, transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon. Arrived Yangon  .

 

Yangon – Sittwe – Mrauk U – Sittwe – Yangon(4Days/3Nights)

Day (1) Yangon-Sittwe-MraukU (Drive)(B,L)(Flight)                                         Mrauk U Princess Hotel

 

Day (2) Mrauk U photography (B,L)                                                                     Mrauk U Princess Hotel

 

Day (3) Mrauk U -Tattooed Face  photography (Chin village)(B,L)                     Mrauk U Princess Hotel

 

Day (4) Mrauk U-Sittwe-Yangon (Drive)(B,L)(Flight)                                        

 

Day (1) Yangon-Sittwe-MraukU (Drive)(L)(Flight)                                             Mrauk U Princess Hotel

 

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Sittwe.  Arrive Sittwe, Lunch at restaurant and after lunch Proceed to Mrauk U. On the way we’ll see the ways of life and traditional way of living .Arrive Mrauk U and check in Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day (2) Mrauk U photography (B,L)                                                                         Mrauk U Princess Hotel

 

5:00 am , Early morning drive to Shwe Taung Pagoda and climb a hill. Photograph the amazing sunrise with the amazing view over Temples of  Mrauk U. Back to the Hotel for breakfast. Visit Koethoung  pagoda and photograph the  90 Thousand Buddha carved on the walls . We’ll also have some monks to model for us. Mrauk U photography : Shittaung Pagoda with best stone carvings, Andawthein temple with candles and sunset from Shittaung temple. Back to the Hotel . Overnight at Hotel.

 

 Day (3) Mrauk U -Tattooed Face  photography (Chin village)(B,L)                        Mrauk U Princess Hotel

 

05:00 am ,Early morning sunrise from Shwemyawar pagoda and back to the Hotel for breakfast. Bring pack lunch from Hotel . Drive to about 30 minutes to the Laymyo river. Take a private boat ride to Chin Village .About 1:30 boat ride to the Chin village. Lunch on the boat. We’ll visiting Tattoed faced Chin tribes.  Enjoy the photography in the Chin village. Back to Mrauk U . Over night at Hotel.

 

Day (4) Mrauk U-Sittwe-Yangon (Drive)(B,L)(Flight)                                                 

 

After Breakfast, check out from the Hotel and drive to Sittwe. Arrive Sittwe : photography and  Lunch at restaurant. Have to be at the airport one hour ahead of flight time. Fly back from sittwe to Yangon .

 

Yangon – Hpa An – Yangon (4Days/3Nights)

Day (1) Yangon – Hpa An (L) Drive Yangon to Hpa An (5 hours)                          Zwekabin Hotel

 

Day (2) Hpa An photography (Temples, monasteries, lake)(B,L )                              Zwekabin Hotel

             

Day (3) Hpa An photography (Temples, tall Buddha, reclining Buddha)(B,L )          Zwekabin Hotel

 

Day (4) Hpa An- Bago photography–Yangon ( Drive 5 hours) (B,L )                        

 

 

Day (1) Yangon – Hpa An (B,L) Drive Yangon to Hpa An (5 hours)                                   Zwekabin Hotel

 

Morning Yangon photography (dawn at Shwedagon) Back to the Hotel . After Breakfast, Check out Hotel and drive to Pha An. Enjoy the beautiful landscape and rice fields. Enjoy the village life. Lunch at local restaurant.  Over night at Zwe Kabin  Hotel.

Day (2) Hpa An photography (Temples, monasteries, lake)(B,L )                                       Zwekabin Hotel

             

After Breakfast visit to Pha An market .Visit Kyauklale Bayin Nyu cave with hundreds of Buddha images, Kawkyu cave , kawtakaung cave and Shweyinmyaw Pagoda. Lunch at local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

 

Day (3) Hpa An photography (Temples, tall Buddha, reclining Buddha)(B,L )                  Zwekabin Hotel

 

After Breakfast, Check out Hotel and drive to Pha An .Enjoy the beautiful landscape and rice fields.Visit Kyauklale Bayin Nyu cave with hundreds of Buddha images, Kawkyu cave , kawtakaung cave and Shweyinmyaw Pagoda. Enjoy the village life. Lunch at local restaurant. Overnight at  Zwe Kabin Hotel.

Day (4) Hpa An- Bago photography–Yangon ( Drive 5 hours) (B,L)

            After  Breakfast. Check out from the Hotel and drive from Hpa An to Bago( 5 hours ). Lunch at Bago restaurant .After Lunch Bago photography : Shwe Tharlyaing Buddha , Shwemawdaw  pagoda and drive back to Yangon

Yangon – Bagan – Yangon (3Days/2Nights)

Day (1) Yangon– Bagan (Flight) (L)                                                              Westay@Boutique House 

Day (2) Bagan – Balloon Over Bagan – S/S   (B,L)                                     Westay@Boutique House 

Day (3) Bagan – Yangon (Flight)  (B)                                                      

 

Day (1)  Yangon– Bagan ( By Flight) (B,L,)                                                                                      Westay@Boutique House 

After breakfast ,check out and drive to the airport for the flight to Bagan. Lunch at best Bagan restaurant. Check  in Hotel . Afternoon Bagan Photography : Dhammangyi temple , the biggest temple of Bagan with the reclining Buddha from 13 century. We’ll have candles to light up and photograph the Buddha with praying girls. Sulamani temple with the best murals from 12 -13 century. Drive to Pyathetgyi Temple to photograph the goats and cows going home with dust by sunset. Dinner at restaurant. Back to the hotel.

Day(2) Bagan – Balloon Over Bagan – S/S (B,L)                                                                                       Westay@Boutique House 

5:00 am Early morning pick up by balloon ride. After tea and coffee by the balloon field , enjoy the most amazing flight. Back to the hotel. Enjoy breakfast . Morning photography : Nattaung teak monastery , Ananda Temple know as the temple with the most beautiful Buddha Images .Lunch at BBB Myanmar restaurant .After lunch : Photography : Bagan traditional lacquerware making families, great panoramic view from Thitsawadi temple. Afternoon special visit to Minanthu village to photograph the weaving, the ladies with cheeroots , people carrying water from the lake, and village life. Highlights : We’ll have ox-carts arranged at sunset by the temples. Proceed to dinner at Tharaba restaurant with Chinese food. Back to the Hotel and overnight at Hotel.

Day(3) Bagan – Yangon (Flight)  (B)

    After breakfast, prepare for the flight back home and flight back to Yangon.

Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Inle – Yangon(8Days/7Nights)

Day (1) Yangon– Bagan (Flight)(B)                                                             Westay@Boutique House  

Day (2) Bagan – Mandalay(B,L)                                                                      Yadanar Theingi Hotel  

Day (3) Mandalay -Mingun-Amarapura – Mandalay(B,L)                               Yadanar Theingi Hotel  

Day (4) Mandalay-Ava-Sagaing -Mandalay(B,L)                                           Yadanar Theingi Hotel

Day (5) Mandalay – Heho – Pindaya(B,L)                                                      Conqueror Hotel

Day (6)  Pindaya– Inle ( By car ) (B,L)                                                                    Hupin Hotel inle Lake

  

Day (7)  Inle –S/S(B,L)                                                                                       Hupin Hotel inle Lake

 

Dayd(8)    Inle – Heho – Yangon (B)                                                                   

  

 

Day (1)  Yangon– Bagan ( By Flight) (L)                                                                                      Westay@Boutique House 

After breakfast ,check out and drive to the airport for the flight to Bagan. Lunch at best Bagan restaurant. Check  in Hotel . Afternoon Bagan Photography : Dhammangyi temple , the biggest temple of Bagan with the reclining Buddha from 13 century. We’ll have candles to light up and photograph the Buddha with praying girls. Sulamani temple with the best murals from 12 -13 century. Drive to Pyathetgyi Temple to photograph the goats and cows going home with dust by sunset. Dinner at restaurant. Back to the hotel.

Day(2) Bagan – Mandalay (B,L)                                                                                     Yadanar Theingi Hotel

After breakfast and prepare for the flight to Mandalay. Check put and fly to Mandalay. Arrive Mandalay airport. On the road to Mandalay , we’ll visit to Amarapura , Mahaganda yon monastery with over 1000 monks lining for lunch. Photograph them after lunch. Proceed to Mandalay and lunch at Ko’s Kitchen Thai food. Proceed to Hotel and check in Hotel. After a break, drive to Visit puppet factory and traditional art making families and workshop, photograph the Buddha making family ,carving, painting and Mahamuni Pagoda Festival . Proceed to the Ayeyarwaddy river front to photograph the life by river, people weaving bamboo, bamboo traders and photograph the fishermen throwing the net by sunset. Back to the Hotel .Over night in Hotel.  

Day(3 Mandalay -Mingun-Amarapura – Mandalay(B,L)                                                    Yadanar Theingi Hotel

 

Breakfast 05:00am , leave Early morning 05:30 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 restaurant. Back to the hotel and take a rest. Afternoon photography drive to Amarapura and photograph the U Bein Bridge area. We’ll also have a chance to shoot the models with decorative Thanaka on the faces of young girls there. Walk through the bridge and from the ground level halfway, we’ll photograph the sunset over U Bein Bridge. Back to the Hotel .Overnight at Hotel.        

Day(4)Mandalay-Ava-Sagaing -Mandalay(B,L)                                                                              Yadanar Theingi Hotel

            Early morning drive to Ava and visit the village and the old wooden monastery of Ava , Old pagodas from 16 Century and photograph the rice fields surrounded by old pagodas.  Then  proceed to Sagaing. Lunch at Sagaing. Photography in Sagaing: Pottery village, Silver smith workshop and biggest Pagoda of Sagaing Kaungmudaw. Visit U Minthonese 30 cave Pagoda with 45 Sitting Buddhas, proceed to Sagaing Hill. Photograph the panoramic view of Ayeyarwaddy. Back to Mandalay.

 

 

Day(5) Mandalay- Heho – Pindaya (B,L)                                                                                     Conqueror Hotel

         Early morning an hour  drive to Mandalay airport for the flight to Heho. Drive about an hour and half  to the Pindaya.  Check in Hotel. Lunch at Green tea restaurant with traditional food. Afternoon Visit to Umbrella making , paper Making  and then proceed to Pindaya Shwe Oo Min cave pagoda with over 8000 Buddha images .

Photography in the cave.Back to hotel and enjoy dinner at Hotel.

 

Day(6)  Pindaya– Inle ( By car )  (B,L)                                                                                          Hupin Hotel    

           After breakfast ,Check out from the hotel and on the way Visit to the Pindaya market. And then Drive to Inle lake .Take a boat ride for to the hotel and check in  Hotel .Lunch at the restaurant and  Proceed to Inndein to photograph  the Shwe Inndein Pagoda with over 1000 Stupas . We’ll have Pa O tribes and monks model for us to be in between the old stupas. We’ll also have a chance to visit the Jumping cat monastery , Paungdawoo Oo pagoda too. Back to the Hotel. Dinner and overnight at Hotel . 

 

Day(7)  Inle –S/S  (B,L)                                                                                                           Hupin Hotel                                                                                                                              

            Early morning 5:30 , early morning photography : fishermen in the early morning most before breakfast. Back to the Hotel for breakfast. Inle lake photography: take a boat ride to the local five day to photograph the market life with the  Pa O, Palaung tribes. Floating villages, floating gardens , and special visit to Long neck Pa daung family and photograph them weaving and portraits. Lunch at Nampan Jasamine Inle restaurant. Afternoon , special lotus weaving factory, cheroot factories , photography around the floating villages and sunset with the fishermen. Back to the Hotel and dinner at Hotel.    

 

Day(8)    Inle – Heho – Yangon  (B)                                                                                             

       After breakfast , check out from the Hotel Take a boat ride to Naung Shwe.On the way to airport you can take to photograph  Shwe Yan Pye pagoda & Shwe Yan Pye monastery . And then Drive to the  airport to fly back to Yangon.