13 Days in Myanmar Workshop
The Soul and Spirit Tour
Photo tour led by David Metcalf and Suki Belaustegui
Myanmar has more than a hundred different ethnic groups. We will visit some of these as we explore some of the less touristy parts of this country, which is going through enormous change. It is a fascinating and wonderful time to visit as it ventures down the road of democracy.
Like many, Dave visited Myanmar for the first time in 2015 and was immediately captivated by the beauty of the landscapes, fascinating history and genuine, warm friendly people.
There will be a strong emphasis on photography and learning ways to capture the true spirit of the people of Myanmar, as Sebastian (Suki) Belaustegui, a renowned photographer from Argentina, guides you through his world of story telling through images.
This workshop will spend a lot of time in traditional villages getting to know the people and understanding about the way they live and giving you the confidence and skills to make truly breath taking images.
The workshop begins in historic Mandalay, a fascinating city for street photography and some beautiful areas to visit nearby. You see a colour palette of beautiful sunrises, historic monasteries, colourful monks, river scenes over the three days we will spend here.
Then to Bagan, the charming temple town where we step back in time and visit villages where it seems time has stood still. This vast archaeological area contains three thousand temples, which date back to the 11th century CE and we will photography these from above in a hot air balloon (optional), by horse and cart and then cruise up the Ayeyarwady river at sunset.
We will visit villages around the Mount Popa area and then make our way to Inlelake for four days. Inle is simply amazing, however we will not follow the typical tourist trail but head to the southern end of the Lake and explore the village of Samkar.
We will meet and photograph the Shan, the Intha and the Pa-O tribes, to learn something of their way of life. We will stay overnight here for a very authentic experience.
We then head by plane to Yangon for a day where we finish this wonderful adventure.
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- Fees are exclusive of your own travel to and from Yangon.
- Fees do not cover international travel and medical insurance.
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Originally from New Zealand, David's passion for photography started when, 19 years old, he bought his first Kodak camera. David is an insightful tutor who inspires you to put the manual down, engage with the subject, access your creativity and capture the essence of a photo. He is the author of three cultural photography books and is a spokesperson for the indigenous Dayak people of Kalimantan. David’s tours connect you with travel and culture, opportunities that take you to a higher level of seeing and feeling.