Burma Beyond the Tourist Trail

Burma Beyond the Tourist Trail

Style: TravellerCultural discovery away from the crowds
Duration: 15 days
Type: GroupTravel with a small group of other travellers


What do our clients think of our small group adventure holidays?

A very enjoyable time. We feel we have a much better understanding of Myanmar: it's people, culture and politics as a result of this trip. We have seen many wonderful sights ( not all pagodas though they are varied and amazing!). This trip is marketed as beyond the tourist trail. Mostly we were firmly on it but the local variations such as village walks and meals, train and bus rides helped us feel we were seeing a bit more and you could not have missed out on the main tourist areas of Bagan and Inle. We also did the Mon extension. The Golden Rock was a great experience.

Anonymous, UK

A very enjoyable time. A magical trip, wonderfully organised, fantastic staff, exceeded all expectations which were pretty high to start with. All guides were exceptional. Couldn't have asked for more.

Sarah Denham UK

A very enjoyable time. Very well organised trip with great variety of activities and seeing non-tourist places made it very special. Nina was one of the best guides I have ever travelled with. Very professional, knowledgeable, helpful and always full of smiles.

Marta Tari, UK

A great range of activities, lots of variation every day, wonderful people who are so hospitable and always smiling!! A real holiday and adventure

Chris Haywood, UK

The guide was very professional, courteous and anxious that we should be comfortable. He was brimming with information and helped break up the journeys with titbits of information on Burmese life & history.

Jessie Craft, UK

Wonderful holiday with great experiences of places and people. Variety of guides with varying degrees of English but all were extremely knowledgeable and keen to share, be questioned on local and traditional issues.

Jane Thornton, UK

We very much enjoyed our time with all your staff and we would definitely use you again and recommend you to other people. We had a fantastic time. Myanmar is beautiful and we hope to go again. Thank you very much.

Pat Mealham and Ian Greenwood, UK

Our guide Tim Ni was excellent. She was personable, efficient and receptive to our wishes. Also we thought the trip overall was really good value for money.

Carol Johnson, Spain

We had a brilliant time. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole holiday and we're very sorry when it ended. Tin Mi our guide was excellent and gave us a summary of what we did throughout the trip.

Janette and Charles Stephenson UK

Our guide Nyo was brilliant, speaking more than good enough English and understood our desire to see more of the people and country and arranged visits around this. She is very knowledgeable and willing to share this with us.

Andrew and Jennifer Smith, UK

Accommodation was excellent. People were friendly and service was perhaps too excellent. Everything ran smoothly. Myanmar is a wonderful place to visit and full of interest.

Nick Tyldesley, UK

Wonderful guide and so very knowledgable. Looked after us so well and was always available to answer any questions.

Ian Farnell, UK

The whole holiday was very enjoyable. Could not fault anything.

Jean and Theo Byrne, UK

I was amazed at the organisation: every flight left on time, and guide and car were waiting for us.

Darryl D'Cruz, UK

Very pleased with all arrangements. Guide and drivers went out of their way to be flexible and knowledgeable and to ensure we met people and had a real experience of Myanmar.

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Our guide in Mandalay was first rate and made the experience very memorable with his enthusiasm and interest in the sites visited. Our guide in Inle Lake was very good and professional - a lovely lady.

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We were very impressed with all our guides and the way they looked after us. As well as being very knowledgeable, their client care was exemplary.

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Guide was excellent. Itinerary for first time to Myanmar was well thought of. It was a brilliant trip, great company, with only fantastic memories.

Stephen and Ivana Holloway, UK

We thought the local guides were really excellent - friendly, knowledgeable and reliable. They enabled us to see lots of interesting places in the time we had. Their advice was invaluable.

Ceri Jones and Sue Wicks

Our guides, who were all great were all very attentive and knowledgeable on all aspects of Myanmar, from the sites we visited, to local agricultural methods/ Buddhist religion and how it is a part of their lives/elephant conservation and of course the country's new future!! . The cycling was great fun in each location and added another dimension - Most of all the people we met were so friendly and welcoming. Great itinerary, great people and great country which we would love to return to.

Fizz Partridge, UK

We had a brilliant time! Thanks so much for making it all happen and so smoothly and we will certainly travel with you again.

Wendy Bisiker, UK

This was the best experience of my life, it has been a long held dream to visit Myanmar and it surpassed expectations. Your itinerary and the professionalism of the staff from those in the office to the guide are a credit to you. 
Catherine Waters, UK

A very enjoyable time. Quality of the local guides and insight was excellent. The transport was likewise - very comfortable but didn't feel cut off from what we were travelling through, as tourist buses often do. The size of group helped.

Mark Hainsworth, UK

A thoroughly enjoyable holiday, extremely well organised with a wonderful range of experiences.

Liz and Ewan Robertson, UK

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