Bagan Instagram Photo Tour


from $139USD/person
Aircon Photo-friendly 4-10+ Hours 1+ Guests

Capture Your Bagan Experience

Bagan is without a doubt filled with an endless collection of temple landscapes and beautiful monuments that would stun even the most articulate poet. This photography tour is designed for those who wish to visit the most iconic and picturesque sites throughout the Bagan area for use on social media and beyond. On top of snapping some Instagram-worthy pictures, you’ll learn about the Burmese culture and history behind those sites and immerse yourself in the beauty of its magnificent temples, villages, and landscapes. Whether you’re using a camera or smartphone, your photos will be fantastic!

More Than Temples

Bagan is more than just its temples, and we’ll explore the vibrant village life of the area. Try a local specialty in a Nyaung U teashop or try tanakha, the traditional Burmese cosmetic and sunblock. From the active riverside communities on the Irrawaddy to the lively local markets, we’ll dive into the local scene and have some great opportunities to capture spectacular temples, stunning landscapes, portraits, and street scenes.

We’ll visit the majestic Bagan Temples, as well as some of the lesser-traveled surrounding ruins. To avoid the crowds, we’ll time our visits so the light is best and the crowds are at their lowest. You don’t need a special camera to get beautiful images on our Bagan Instagram tour – a simple smartphone will take amazing shots in the magical golden light of Bagan!

What to Expect

Our Bagan Instagram tour will take you to the most engaging and Instagram-worthy photo spots in and around Bagan’s ancient pagodas. Relax in air-conditioned comfort as your driver whisks you along the dusty roads to iconic and hidden spots. Snap photos and experience the stellar beauty of Myanmar’s crown jewel among the 3,000+ monuments scattered across the Bagan plain along the Irrawaddy River. Immerse yourself in the spellbinding scenery and Burmese culture while exploring ancient monuments and natural wonders.

Your guide will not only snap cool shots for you but will also explain the history of the incredible ancient temples as well as the Burmese people and their rich and historical Buddhist culture. We provide photo props such as traditional Burmese umbrellas, candles, and incense to add color and drama to your photos.

Tour Highlights

  • Get amazing shots of yourself with a background of colorful balloons flying over Bagan’s ancient temple landscape
  • Visit the most iconic and picturesque sites in Bagan and snap Instagram-worthy photos to share your adventures with friends and family
  • Skip the crowds and save time with your experienced photography guide who knows all the spots you’re looking for
  • Travel at your own pace to get the shots you want. It’s all about the final image.

Sample Itinerary

Hotel pickup 30 minutes before sunrise
Sunrise viewing from less-touristic area
Outdoor breakfast at our “home temple” within the Bagan monument zone
Interior and exterior shooting in hidden sites around Minanthu village ruins 
Secret Temples 
Pyathada Temple area in late-morning light
Lunch Break
Indoor photo shoot near Sulamani 
North Guni temple area
Travel outside Bagan monument area to an extraordinary riverside monastery with ancient pagodas on site. Perfect lighting conditions.
Return by taxi for temple sunset view

Visit Bagan with Insiders

Uncover hidden sites and secret temples on our Bagan temples tour. Classic temples, as well as lesser-known and remote sites await as you travel comfortably by air-conditioned private taxi and driver. We take you to significant sites, monuments and locations rarely visited by tourists. A truly exceptional day out for the “Best of the Best” in Bagan!

Why Choose Us?

Part of what makes our Bagan photography tours so special is the direct contact with locals as we share our community connections with our tour guests. This allows our guests to experience Myanmar more authentically than any other tours on offer, and to capture better, more intimate photos of local people and activities. Our photography tours are operated in cooperation with Myanmar SEEDS, our development nonprofit and founding partner.

Price includes:

  • Air-conditioned private taxi and driver
  • Experienced English-speaking licensed tour guide with photography training
  • Outdoor breakfast
  • Chilled drinks all day

Price excludes:

  • Bagan Archaeological Zone fees
  • Lunch

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