2 independent reviews for Myanmar 10 day small group tour

Reviews for Myanmar 10 day small group tour

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review 2 Jan 2020

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

Myanmar is still one of those countries that are off-the-beaten-track. In some ways and in the best sense, it was like stepping back into the 19th century, into another time and another world. From Mandalay, the city name itself echoes its poetic charm, to Yangon, we travelled through a rich and varied landscape. Every day provided its own unique interest. Of special interest to me was the wide variety of trees everywhere, as I am a tree lover. Overall, very satisfied with this exotic experience.

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

Travel light, bring dollars, money goes a long way here. Make sure the bills are clean, without any stamps, and as new as possible. It will affect the exchange rate and in some cases, they will refuse the bills if they are too old or wrinkled.

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

Absolutely, case in point was the lunch that we had in the middle on Lake Inle in a private house on stilts where I actually went into the kitchen with grandma and cooked my own noodles, after having eaten her vegetable tempura and dumplings. The food, the views from the hour porch, and the overall ambiance was stunning, an unforgettable experience.

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

This vacation was totally unique, the ten-days was the perfect getaway from work, just what I needed. We spent an extra day in Mandalay at the start ad two days in Yangon at the finish to top off the experience. We were sorry to leave which kinda says it all. Kudos, by the way, to the local tour group, whose guides were charming, fluent in English, and quite knowledgeable. They even laughed at my jokes, God love them.

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review 10 Mar 2018

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

This country is simply gorgeous... You feel suspended between legend and reality! The locals are special people, always ready to welcome you with a smile. It's still a country unknown to the big tourism, but I hope more and  more people will decide to discover this amazing country.

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

I would suggest to be ready to discover a new and simple way to live. A lot of legends mixed with a smiling reality.

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

I have been at lunch in a beautiful house on stilts and the couple of owners have been so lovely! The lunch was delicious, so I am happy I could benefit them.

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

10 days Myanmar tour with Asian tour has been an amazing experience! My guides were really careful to help me and show me everything this beautiful land offers.

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