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Reviews for Burma photography tours


review 6 Feb 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

A brilliant itinerary!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I do not feel that we reduced environmental impact or supported conservation at all. All the local people that we invited to take part in the photo shoots were offered payment although I do not feel that this was making any sustainable change.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Truly magical experience with a spectacular photographer.

Read the operator's response here:

I think we preserved the environment by making a point of trekking to the villages by foot when it was clear that we could of drove it we really wanted to. Although I personally tipped the hill tribe women on the tour who partook in certain photo shots, that was always in the context of asking them to show us their traditional ways of life, like dancing, playing instruments, weaving or blackening their teeth etc. I never asked or encouraged anyone to give any villagers money directly. In fact, they were briefed not to, especially children. All participants were always encouraged to buy local handicrafts from the same people we photographed, which I think everybody did and I believe is an appropriate way to sustain/ conserve their traditions.

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