6D Mrauk U Photo Tour
Depart: 7th January 2020, Tuesday
Return: 12th January 2020, Sunday
Tour Details Summary
5 Days
Tour Type
Photography & Cultural

Tattooed faced women of the Chin Tribe, hidden monasteries and temples of Mrauk U, idyllic villages and markets of Sittwe

Tour Price
(Land Tour Only)
Single Pax Twin/Triple Share
SGD ($)
2,150 1,850
Odyssey card holders are entitled to a further 0% discount off the listed prices.
Airfare Detail

Via Singapore Airlines

7 Jan   SIN-YGN   SQ998   0755/0920 hrs
12 Jan  YGN-SIN   SQ5019   1735/2210 hrs

Estimated Airfare = S$300.00

Domestic Flight 
7 Jan   RGN-AKY   YH511   1130/1320 hrs (Air Thanlwin)
12 Jan   AKY-RGN   Y5402   0850/1010 hrs (Golden Myanmar Airlines)

Min/Max Pax
Current Pax
Tour Status
No. of Pax
I do not mind sharing a room with another single participant to save on the single supplement charges (Subjected to availability - single supplementary charges will be refunded upon successful pairing)
Important Notice

All tours are land tours and based on twin sharing only.If you have registered as a single participant and do not wish to pay for the single supplement, we will try our best to match you with another single participant; otherwise, you will need to incur the single supplement charge in order to join our tour.

The domestic airfare of SGD$200.00 is included. However at the time of booking and confirmation, should the domestic airfare increase, the participant has to bear the additional costs.

  • Tour Itinerary
  • Tour Inclusions
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Day 1 - Arrive Yangon in the morning. Depart for Sittwe on your domestic flight, transfer to Mrauk U (4 hrs). Upon arrival to Mrauk U, check-in to hotel.

Day 2 (B,L,D) - After breakfast, we start our day with a visit to Ratanabon Pagoda with its intricate network of alleyways and corners. Here we will invite our model monks to pose for us as we photograph them in ambient or candlelight. We then continue onto to Htukkananthein Temple to photograph our model monks as well as the Buddhist scriptures and murals. Just before lunch, we have a short stopover at a local Tet village where we will meet the lovely Tet ladies with their age old practice of enlarged ear lobes. They are the last of their kind as we photo document these living idols.

After lunch, we continue onto to two of the grandest temples in Mrauk U, the Shittaung, with its 80,000 Buddhist images as well as the uniquely oblong Kottaung with an equally impressive number of Buddhist statues. By late afternoon, we return to a watering hole near Ratanabon and photograph the local women collecting water with aluminium jars on their head. Sunset will be at an elevated hill near Ratanabon.

Day 3 (B,L,D) - This morning, we wake up extra early for the classic sunrise over the Mrauk U valley at one of the pagodas. After breakfast, we depart for the Chin tribe up river (3 hrs) to photograph the tattooed women of the Chin tribe, the last of their kind in a natural mountain village setting. At the villages, we will distribute a collection of clothing and foodstuffs to the local villages and children. These will include a charity pack of rice, basic foodstuffs, stationary, etc.
Lunch will be a packed lunch. Return to our hotel in Mrauk U in the evening.

Day 4 (B,L,D) - Sunrise today will be at Mrawa Paya, with its multiple layers and distant pagodas, a scene that looks like out of a page of the ancient Wethali kingdom. We return to the hotel for breakfast before transferring to Sittwe overland. Arrive Sittwe by late afternoon.

Day 5 (B,L,D) - After breakfast, we visit the lively Sittwe market for some of the best rural street photography in Myanmar. After lunch, we will have a photo sharing session to ensure your photography development in on track. Late afternoon we visit ViewPoint Beach where we will practice coastal photography and the use of filters for long exposures. After dinner, retire for the night.

Day 6 (B) - After breakfast, we transfer to airport for our return flight back to Yangon and catch the connecting flight back to Singapore. 

- Domestic airfare: Yangon-Sittwe-Yangon (incl. taxes & 15kg baggage allowance)
- English speaking guide throughout
- 5N accommodation in comfortable basic hotels
- All meals as per itinerary
- Boat fees to Chin tribe
- Temple passes to Mrauk U archeological park
- Monk model hire fees
- Singapore Trekker Tour Leader & Photography Assistance

- International Airfare: SIN-YGN-SIN
- Personal expenses eg. beverages during meals, shopping, etc
- Personal travel insurance (recommended)

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An enjoyable trip with lots of photo opportunities under the expert guidance of Adrian.

CHUA SIONG AIK, Ban Gioc waterfall Vietnam

I must admit that my recent trip to West Java was fairly relaxing and easy going as well.
Facing the Indian Ocean, the coastline of Sawarna offers fascinating and stunning scenery for
seascape photography during golden hour – the times around sunrise and sunset. However, the most
challenging task is to secure firmly the camera and tripod on rocky and undulating grounds.
I was completely overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of magnificent waterfalls in Ciletuh Geopark. Diehard photographers can spend hours at the various waterfalls to try out and experiment creative options in composition, lighting and mood at different high-low vantage points. Throughout the trip, participants were in high spirits and felt well-rewarded with many wonderful shots. Adrian, you had again done an excellent job in fulfilling our dreams of an ideal photographic trip. Thank you.

FL Foong, 5D West Java Photo Trip (27th April – 1st May 2019)

This is about my 6th trip with SgTrekker and i\’ve enjoyed all the trips – i like the comaraderie with the various groups (always punctual), fun, food and decent to luxurious accommodation, . Adrian ensures that we are well-fed with good to best local food, and he patiently ensures all our different dietary requirements. Besides bringing us to interesting and scenic places and an element of adventure, there\’s also a balance in knowing about the culture, food and people. Lake Baikal has been an adventure for me as i always wondered if i\’d survive the extreme cold. Thankfully, Adrian briefed us well, and so we were prepared and survived. This is another trip with fond memories and thanks to Adrian for his generous sharing of tips and tricks and ensuring that we all get some good shots to bring home.

Pat Choo, 6D Lake Baikal (12-18 Feb 2019)
Singapore Trekker Odyssey Club