Experience Authentic Myanmar with Burma’s Best Guides and Support Local Communities Through One-of-a-Kind Responsible Tourism Adventures for All Ages

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Myanmar remains a land of mystery and adventure, a “bucket list” destination – especially for photographers and experienced travelers. The world-class monuments, rich local culture, and incredibly friendly Burmese people make Myanmar one of the most enjoyable travel destinations in the world. Our private and small-group Myanmar tours are the highest-quality, most authentic tour experiences in Burma.

Burmese history, culture, and traditions are unique in Southeast Asia. More than the panoramic landscapes and majestic Buddhist temples, there is a special feeling we have in Myanmar that calls visitors back. The leisurely pace, traditional ways of life and friends we make along our journey are all part of the magic of Myanmar. Myanmar is also one of the safest countries in the world to travel. 

Our sightseeing and photography tours in Myanmar are led by a team of professional Burmese and Western guides who pride themselves on professionalism and responsible tourism. Three Treasures is a locally-owned, western-managed social enterprise created to promote sustainable tourism and improve local livelihoods in Myanmar.  This isn’t just empty talk or a company policy. We work closely with our founding non-profit, Myanmar SEEDS, to re-invest our tour income in community projects in Bagan. On our tours you will see firsthand the projects supported by your tour fees.   

Myanmar Tour Destinations

Customize your Myanmar day tour and enjoy the most spectacular temples and authentic tastes of Burma. Our sightseeing and photo tours in Bagan, Mandalay, and Yangon feature a mix of iconic temples and lesser-known sites for an unforgettable adventure.

Bagan Day Tours

Bagan Day Tours

Our Bagan sightseeing tours feature iconic temples and remote villages for an intimate and memorable experience in Bagan. Explore Bagan with a knowledgeable local guide and see off the beaten path temples others miss! Customize your day tour of Bagan...
Mandalay Day Tours

Mandalay Day Tours

Customize your Mandalay day tour and enjoy the most spectacular temples and sites in the last of Burma's royal capitals. Our Mandalay sightseeing tours avoid crowds and bring you closer to the real Myanmar.
Yangon Day Tours

Yangon Day Tours

Our Yangon day tours feature the iconic Shwedagon and Sule Pagodas, and colorful Bogyoke Aung San Market. Adventurous travelers will enjoy exploring Yangon's vibrant streets, markets, and sacred sites hidden within the city.

Unique Myanmar Sights

Bagan, Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the first kingdom that unified the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom’s height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 4,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone, of which the remains of over 2,200 temples and pagodas still survive today. Our Bagan temples tours and photography experiences uncover the hidden gems of this unique site of global importance.

Buddhist Monasteries, Monks & Nuns

Theravada Buddhism is practiced by a great majority of the Burmese population, where monasteries are respected education centers and monks are venerated in society. Myanmar daily life is characterized by personal merit-making rituals and community charity activities, or “donations” (dana), to accumulate good karmafor a favourable rebirth. Our monastery meditation experience in Bagan offers an exclusive opportunity to get a taste of monastic life in Myanmar. 

Burmese Tea Shops and Betelnut

Although Myanmar produces fine coffee, Myanmar tea and lively tea shop culture are preferred by most Burmese. The dark red tea, served in over 20 varieties and often flavoured with condensed milk, is a staple. Myanmar tea shops bustle with stimulating conversation, joking, and debate over many hot cups day and night. Betelnut and the multitude of stalls selling it, can be seen everywhere, the blood-red spit causing blackened teeth a shock to many foreign visitors. Our Yangon street photography tour is an excellent opportunity to join local customers for a taste of Myanmar tea and informal portraits.

Traditional Burmese Village Life

Mobile phones and the Internet were introduced to the Myanmar people only in 2012. Change is slowly coming, but for the moment much of Burma remains like a time capsule from the bronze age where animals and manual labor, not machines, are the do most of the work.  Here, our houses are grown from the earth and our roads and tools are made by hand. Step back in time on a visit to a remote Myanmar village rarely, if ever, seen by foreigners. Our Bagan Living Heritage Tour includes a rural village walk where you can meet and learn from traditional Burmese bush-knowledge.

World-Class Photo Tours in Myanmar

Capture the most photogenic temples and colorful faces on our photography tours in Bagan, Mandalay, and Yangon. Enchanting temples, lively walking tours, and authentic interactions with locals make our tours an unforgettable experience in Myanmar.

Bagan Photography Tours

Bagan Photography Tours

Bagan temple sunrise A young monk in Bagan Explore Bagan with a knowledgeable local guide and see off the beaten path temples others miss! Customize  your private day tour of Bagan and enjoy the most spectacular temples  and...
Mandalay Photo Tours

Mandalay Photo Tours

Htike, your Mandalay photo guide, enjoys making portraits inside the wooden walls of Shwenandaw Kyaung in Mandalay. Explore the most photogenic sites of Mandalay in the best light! Photograph the most impressive temples, U Bein Bridge, local workshops...
Yangon Photography Tours

Yangon Photography Tours

Golden Shwedagon Pagoda, colorful Bogyoke Market, street photography and the largest collection of colonial buildings in Southeast Asia await you on our Yangon Photography Tours.

Unique Myanmar Photo Opportunities

Unforgettable Ancient Temples & Remarkable Panoramic Landscapes

Myanmar’s deep Buddhist roots are exemplified in the country’s dense temple architecture dating back 2,500 years. From the majestic Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, covered in over fifty tons of gold and thousands of precious stones, to the 2,200+ temples of the Bagan plain, finding the right position and the best light is the biggest challenge for the travel photographer.  Our tours directly support the care and maintenance of more than a half-dozen temples and monuments in Bagan.

Thanaka Face-Painting and Wearing the Longyi

Thanaka, used daily across Myanmar, is a cosmetic made from the bark of a native tree and is known to have sun-protecting and moisturizing properties. Normally worn by women and young people, it is not uncommon to see thanaka applied in lovely designs and patterns that appear bright yellow on the wearer’s face. A gift from India, thelongyiis a one-piece garment widely worn in Burma on the lower body. Traditional culture retained into the present day are part of what make Myanmar such a unique place to visit.  

Myanmar Street Photography

The juxtaposition of old ways and new trends is a fascinating sight on the streets of Yangon and Mandalay. Brightly-colored walls, decorative wood carvings, and golden features offer stunning backdrops to unpredictable street scenes. Red-robed monks, smiling children, and the energetic working life of a country emerging into a globalized world after decades of isolation await the keen street photographer in Myanmar.

Yangon’s Colonial Buildings

Yangon boasts the largest number of colonial-era buildings in Southeast Asia and has a unique colonial-era urban core that is remarkably intact. The colonial-era commercial core is centered around the Sule Pagoda, which is said to be over 2,000 years old. The city is also home to the gilded Shwedagon Pagoda – Myanmar’s most sacred Buddhist pagoda. 

Our Quality Guarantee

We host our own tours, using only our own guides and staff. You will never be passed on to freelancers or third-party operators.

Award-Winning Myanmar Tours!

We won a 2017 Tourism Innovation Award from UK AID/BIF for our community-based tourism activities in Bagan. Above all, we create rewarding exchanges between host communities and our guests that empower and inspire. Because of our close relationships with local communities through our development projects, you will see firsthand the projects and communities who benefit from your visit.

Ian and his team arranged an incredible two days for us, full of sunset dinners, e-bike adventures, sunrise sightseeing, Buddhist history and culture, private Pagodas, and wonderful conversations about life, love, and happiness. It was truly an experience we will never forget.

Alli, Chicago (via Tripadvisor)

Join us for the intimate, once-in-a-lifetime experience that you traveled so far to find. Forget the big bus tours – we invite you to join our family of village communities for an amazing holiday experience in Myanmar!