AIGS Educational Tour: The Mines and Markets of Mogok

The four-night AIGS Mines and Markets Tour provides a rare opportunity for students, professionals and interested amateurs alike to gain first-hand experience of Mogok's legendary ruby, sapphire and spinel deposits, and nearby markets.


The group will convene at Mandalay Airport around mid-day on Day 1:

Day 1: At 12.30 pm, the group will set off on a six-hour drive from Mandalay to Mogok.

Days 2 to 4: The group will visit traditional, open-pit and tunnel mines, as well as all the local markets.

Day 5: At 4 am, the group will set off on the drive back to Mandalay.

Terms and Conditions

The price of the tour is $1,800 per participant, which includes mine access, local driven transportation, accommodation, food, insurance and, in the rare event that it should be required, emergency evacuation

Please note that the above fee does not include transportation fees to the initial meeting point at Mandalay Airport. In addition, it is each participant's own responsibility to organise and pay for their entry visa into Myanmar, should they require one.

In the very rare instances where unforeseen political or environmental issues that may endanger the safety of participants and staff, AIGS reserves the right to make changes to the pre-announces dates and/or schedule.


This field trip was much more than I ever expected it to be, with everything was so well-organized and all the places we visited were extremely interesting. Thank you very much for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!! - Anette Juul-Nielsen

Thank you very much for a very interesting trip. I could not imagine a better introduction to Mogok's mines and  markets, as well as Myanmar in general - Helene Heide-Jorgensen