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Three Treasures Responsible Tourism & Trading

#14 of 86 Tours in Bagan
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Bagan, Myanmar
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About Three Treasures Responsible Tourism & Trading
We offer customized private and small group tours in Bagan, Mandalay and Yangon. Our Myanmar adventures are for people who usually don't take tours or hire guides. Three Treasures is a Burmese social enterprise with western management offering photography tours, Bagan balloon rides, meditation, crafting, cooking classes and village walking tours in Myanmar (Burma). Three Treasures is the first of its kind in Bagan, offering once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences that support local communities in a way that is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. Are you searching for secluded temples for sunrise? Magical sunsets on the Irrawaddy riverside? Real interactions and memories with locals? Contact us today!
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Faces of Bagan Private Photography Tour

Spend an entire day exploring the culturally rich city of Bagan and capturing the daily lives of residents during this private photography tour. Catch a stunning sunrise over ancient monuments to begin the day and then proceed to local villages, temples, and ruins to photograph facets of life in Myanmar. Breakfast, water, and an air-conditioned vehicle are included.
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12 hours
from $199.00

Bagan Instagram Photo Tour

This tour will take you to the most scenic and Instagram-worthy sights around Bagan where you’ll snap photos and experience the beauty of its temple landscape. Immerse yourself in the nature and Burmese culture while exploring ancient monuments and cultural wonders. Visit secret spots and the most famous temples and stupas as your guide helps you position yourself for the most iconic and flattering shots.
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10 to 12 hours
from $179.00

Bagan Family Tour with Sand Painting Class

This engaging tour tailored specially for families gives you the chance to awaken your inner archaeologist and adventurer! Immersive activities that emphasize learning and exploration allow you to experience Myanmar's majestic Bagan region with all ages. You’ll wander through the enigmatic carvings of ancient temples and see hot air balloons float majestically across the Bagan plain. A sand painting class in Old Bagan and other dynamic activities will keep your family’s itinerary exciting and full of discovery.
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1 day
from $349.00

Lost Temples of Bagan Private Tour

Take a private tour of Bagan and discover its hidden gems and lost temples. Start with a sunrise over the monuments of Old Bagan, learn about the local handicrafts industry, admire the ancient temple murals from as far back as the 9th century, and much more. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and lunch at local restaurants and admire the sunset from the banks of the Irrawaddy River.
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12 hours
from $119.00

Yangon Private Instagram Photo Tour with Personal Photographer

Yangon Instagram Photo Tour Highlights:
- Visit Yangon's most notable sites
- Visit the most iconic and picturesque sites around the historic Yangon and snap many Instagram-worthy pictures with your personal photographer
- Learn about Burmese food, traditions, and culture from your guide
- Travel at your own pace to get the shots you want
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1 day
from $234.88
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mikewarren1888 wrote a review Dec 2019
Seattle, Washington12 contributions5 helpful votes
I traveled through SE Asia for 3 1/2 months, and my full day photo tour with Three-Treasures, and its fantastic guide, Thandar Oo, was my favorite activity of my trip! We toured a couple of temples, but at my request focused on local people. Thandar took me to some local villages that Three-Treasures supported, and I was able to photography and meet locals. This was just a fantastic experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Bagan!!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Natali wrote a review Dec 2019
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Thank you Thandar (our guide), Ian (founder) and Three Treasures Tours for your exceptional commitment to the people and communities of Bagan. I could list the many wonderful things we did on this 12-hour tour - from the sunrise over the templed landscape, the delicious South Asian samosas and Chinese-style doughnuts for breakfast, the sand-painting (I had no idea what it was either, but all will be explained, and it is both relaxing and fun - and in a temple, no less), a visit to a local farm, a ride in an ox-cart (arranged last minute at our child's request), wandering the sandstone caves of a local monastery, the sunset boat ride down the Irrawaddy river - but in fact the most wonderful aspect of this tour was our guide Thandar and the company she works for. Thandar was flexible and arranged our day so that it unfolded seamlessly. She knew exactly when to share information and when to let our little family explore things for ourselves. Thandar trained in Law and has a million other qualifications to her name, including speaking Japanese (and English), being a social justice advocate, and taking beautiful photographs. Three Treasures Tours was established only a few years ago as a way of strengthening existing engagement with locals, especially in education and agriculture, reflecting Ian's background in permaculture. The depth of these relationships was apparent everywhere we went. Our post-sunrise breakfast, for example, was prepared by a family living adjacent to a quiet and lovely temple we had visited, whose income is supplemented by Three Treasures Tours. You could spend your money on a purely commercial enterprise when you visit Bagan/Myanmar, or you could give something back by choosing to spend you money with organisations like Three Treasures Tour. I definitely recommend the latter - you won't regret it.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Tony P wrote a review Dec 2019
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This was an incredible, authentic, enriching, wonderful experience. We started the day at 5:45am, when we were collected at our hotel by our guide. She took us to an incredible viewing location to watch the sunrise over the plains, and the balloons rising out over the mist and pagodas. We were then taken to a secluded pagoda, where we were able to walk around the catacombs, and observe a morning prayer. Breakfast was an incredible feast of local delicacies. We then visited a local village, it’s school, and enjoyed an ox and cart ride around the village. We observed local farming techniques, and a range of commercial activities (sewing, sesame seed sieving etc.). It was a humbling experience observing the daily lives of the local villagers. We were then taken to a local lunch venue, which served an incredible range of local dishes. After lunch we did some sand painting, and then visited another secluded monastery and pagodas, climbed the nearby hill and ascended the hilltop pagoda to take in breathtaking river, mountain, valley views — it was an incredible panorama. We finished the day with a boat ride downstream and saw an incredible double sunset through the clouds and then over the mountain range. We returned home at 6:30pm. They were able to pack so much in to the day, it was truly incredible. I honestly would give this tour six stars if I could. The guide was knowledgeable, helpful and engaged in sharing her understanding of the area. We avoided the crowds, while still being able to see most of the significant monuments. Our guide’s knowledge of the UNESCO process was incredible, and we shared a conversation about the challenges the sites face. We had our daughter (9yo) with us and grandma (70yo) and we everyone got something out of the day. Couldn’t recommend this tour and this company more highly. It’s also clear how this company works with local people. We were able to visit local people, who happily and comfortably welcomed us in to their homes, showed us their daily activities. It was evident the support that this tour company provides to local communities.
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François 17 wrote a review Jun 2019
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As my girlfriend birthday was on the 31st of may, I wanted this day to be really special for her. I contacted Three treasures Myanmar through email with my wishlist for the day. Not only they responded really fast but also perfectly understood what I was looking for. The tour with our incredible guide Thandar hit the spot. From the sunrise on Bagan temples, to the sandpainting workshop, to the handycraft village as well as the sunset cruise and the birthday cake. She brings you to places off the beaten tracks and is very knowledgable about the place and people living there. Moreover, part of the money you paid is going toward helping out community and that brings the feel good factor. If you are looking for tailored made, high quality and a unic experience, this is the go to company.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Nichola M wrote a review Apr 2019
Marrickville, Australia50 contributions8 helpful votes
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We spent a day and a half with Thandar from Three Treasures tourism. She is an amazing guide making our trip to Bagan very special. Thandar has great local knowledge and was able to take us to some of the lesser known temples and monasteries around Bagan. We were successfully able to dodge the crowds even at sunset and sunrise. We visited Bagan at the hottest time of year so traveling in an air conditioned van really helped ease the pain of the hot dusty days making the tour much more enjoyable than it would have been by e-bike or Tuk-Tuk. Three Treasures tourism are working really hard with the local communities to ensure tourism money goes to the right people. We felt very comfortable that the people we met were being fairly treated for their interactions with tourists. We would highly recommend a private tour with Three Treasures. Thank you Thandar and Ian for helping us to capture such special memories of Myanmar.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from threetreasures, General Manager at Three Treasures Responsible Tourism & Trading
Responded Apr 24, 2019
Hi Nichola, Thank you so much for your visit and your positive review! We are only able to carry out our work here in Bagan thanks to the support of visitors like you! Happy travels, Ian and Thandar
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