Bagan Photography Tour

5 days to get your photo game to the next level

Dramatic sunrise, mystic pagoda forest, story-telling photos of little novices walking in the village, are these your ideas for awesome photos? Following the experienced guide Mr.Aung Aung who knows the locals and the best places to take any photo that you fantasize.

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Why You'll Love This Trip...

  • Totally focused on the beauty of Bagan and make the 5 days an important milestone for your photography journey; plus some common sightseeing.
  • Mr.Aung Aung is one of our best photo guides in Bagan, who has been working with some world-class photography companies and he knows the best places and time to shoot.
  • This 5-day trip includes only the guiding, meals and transfer, great flexibility allows it to be fit into any trip to Myanmar.
  • Based on a join-in experience with max number of 6 travelers, chance to meet with fellow photographers yet enough time at each location.

5-Day Bagan Photography Workshop

This trip is designed based on a join-in experience. The group size will be within 6 travelers and departure date will be during late October - early December and February to March. Specific dates will be advised. However, it's also possible if you'd like to adpot the ideas to your own trip; tailor-making service will suit your interest much better.

Detailed Itinerary

The detailed itinerary is a rough layout of daily activities and it's subject to change upon the spot.

5-Day Bagan Photography Workshop

This trip is designed based on a join-in experience. The group size will be within 6 travelers and departure date will be during late October - early Decemeber and February to March. Specific dates will be advised. However, it's also possible if you'd like to adpot the ideas to your own trip; tailor-making service will suit your interest much better.

Detailed Itinerary

The detailed itinerary is a rough layout of daily activities and it's subject to change upon the spot.

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Day-01 Bagan Gathering

Meet with Mr.Aung Aung and other photographers at the restaurant of Bagan Hotel River View.
Mr. Aung Aung is one of our top photograhy guides and he will brief you about the upcoming trip before dinner. Briefing will be around one hour.
Enjoy a nice meal and get to know fellow photographers while the sun is slowly setting over the Irrawaddy River. Get back to your hotel afterwards.

Services Included: Ground transfer, a-la-carte dinner with one drink and Mr.Aung Aung's briefing.
( * We will have a shared transfer for all the travelers; of course, you can continue with exploring the area on your own.)

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Day-02 to 04 Bagan Photography

During the following 3 days, you will be guided to the best spots for sunrise and sunset photos; also after some visits in the local villages, we will have some villagers, monks and novices modeling for you; one 4-hour night shooting in the temple complex is also included.
Photography is done mostly during the early morning and evening. During the day, you will be taken back to hotel for rest and set out again in the afternoon.

Services Included: Ground transfer, Aung Aung's guiding, modeling, entrance fee to the temple complex, daily lunch and afternoon tea time at local diners (subject to availability).

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Day-05 Bagan Departure

You will have a free morning to explore Bagan on your own.
Our transfer will come and pick you up for lunch. After lunch, you will spend the whole afternoon inside of some famous pagodas and temples with monks and novices posting for you. Time to make some story-telling masterpieces now!
This 5-day trip will come to a lovely ending with a nice meal at Sharky's. Say goodbye to Mr.Aung Aung and other photographers and get back to your hotel.

Services Included: Ground transfer, Aung Aung's guiding, modeling, entrance fee to the temple complex, lunch and a-la-carte dinner at Sharky's (or other restaurant due to availability) with one drink.
( * We will have a shared transfer to get you back to your hotel. For those who need to depart in the morning or anytime during the day, please make special request. Transfer time scheduel will be adjusted on the spot.)

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Gatsby Tips for The Well-Traveled

We believe it takes more than just excellent skills to capture Bagan's charm. What Mr.Aung Aung, or any other photography tour guide of Gatsby team, excels at is not teaching you how to shoot. Instead, he is there to offer your tips, bring you to the best possible locations that only the locals have access to and introduce you to those friendly villagers who might be his neighbours, relatives and friends.
Nothing is inexorable in this trip. Being flexible, we are always happy to make adjustments for you for a private version of this trip. We have some tips for photography in Bagan.

  • This trip is only operated during late October - early December and February to March, which is considered the best time to travel in Myanmar. But photography in Bagan is possible any time during the year: in the rainy season you will have startling clouds and colors; even in the hot summer, you will gain longer hours for sunrise and sunset photos.
  • Adjusting to the lighting conditions during the morning can be tricky and our photography tour guides will be happy to offer suggestions. Tripod, nevertheless, is always necessary.
  • Board lighting during the middle of the day is not ideal for photography, so we will send you back to hotel for a short rest.
  • We are not specifying any locations of shooting in this trip and a more detailed itinerary will be sent to you once booked.
  • Mr. Aung Aung also works with other world-class photography workshops, we will have other tour guides for you while he’s not available. The tour might also be led by our co-founders, Andy Beales or Mia Beales, who have won world prizes for their masterpieces.
  • The local government will charge extra fee for photographer groups and we got it covered in the trip. However the policy will be changed soon and we will keep you posted.
  • Running on a small-sized group means you have enough attention and guidance from your guide and we will ensure at least one hour of shooting at each location.
  • Included meals are mostly local cuisine with some international options. Please let us know in advance if you have any specific dietary requirements and we will try our best to accommodate.

A trip to Myanmar is meant to be a lifetime experience. Looking for more tips to make sure you got everything you dreamed of in Bagan? You may refer to our article Bagan Photography Tips. Or you can talk to our team for first-hand experiences and insider tips.

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