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This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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One of the best trips I've ever done.
Our guide took us to meet his family. They greeted us warmly, fed 16 of us and showed us their family business, all done with a smile and a welcome that took our breath away. We also happened on a local wedding in Began. Once again we were welcomed with open arms and invited to meet the bridal party, wonderful.Sights are one thing but experiences like these are humbling and made us all reflect on where our western society has gone wrong.
Than Naing was sensational. His smile never left his face no matter what happened and he had plenty of challenging moments with our group. He was so enthusiastic and went over and above the call of duty to make sure we could experience as much as possible. He was even there the morning after the trip ended because we had a late flight.He came to ensure we were OK and helped us organise our day to the best advantage. He was knowledgeable on all aspects of life in Burma. He had snacks in his bag in case we ran out of energy. He thought of everything.He also looked after any problem medical or otherwise in a swift and efficient manner and remembered to ask you was everything ok. He made the whole trip so easy for us from start to finish and even produced a written account of where every penny of the tip money was spent!
He is such a good human being,a wonderful advertisement for Buddism.We all wanted to put him in our pockets and take him home.
This is advertised as a moderate trip. Most of our group were 60 plus which does change the goalposts.At times it was demanding and of course very hot, so travellers need to be prepared for that and have a reasonable level of fitness.
Although the Pagodas are stunning ,I do think the trip could cut back a little on the number visited,or leave it optional at times. The ladies would have liked a little more time to shop at leisure.It takes time to strike a bargain and we were often under pressure. However ,once again Than Naing came to our rescue to secure a good price on several occasions.N53H3
A truly inspiring trip. Well organised, lots to see and a good itinerary.
Cruising up the Irrawaddy river was surreal. An unbelievable "Am I really here?" experience.
Alex was great- organise us, informed us and helped us make the most of a great trip.
Be prepared for early mornings, but they are so worthwhile- make sure you take your camera and your sense of wonder.
One of the best trips I have ever been on.
I cannot speak highly enough of this tour. I had debated for a while whether to do an organised tour or go to Myanmar independently, and I am certain I made the right choice in choosing this tour. The itinerary was very well constructed to see the absolute highlights and to make the very best use of time. The organisation was superb and Joseph made everything so easy for us. This is a great tour for the highlights and jams in so much, but without feeling rushed.
The country as a whole is amazing - it is full of charm. Watching the sunrises and sunsets in Bagan, from the top of some of the temples, was incredible. The sunrise wasn't part of the itinerary, but Joseph helped a few of us to see a sunrise from the top of one of the temples. As well as seeing a sunset from a 'popular' spot, we were also taken to a much quieter spot also.
Joesph was awesome! His knowledge and passion for his country was superb, and he helped us to understand the culture, history and customs. He had a great manner with the group, and everyone respected him and wanted to do their part to show respect for his country. On 'free days', he was on hand to offer advice and sometimes he'd offer some of his time to escort some of the group around the town. When someone was ill, he wanted to make sure they were ok (he even did a pharmacy run). Nothing was too much trouble. Joseph went above and beyond, and we had a great time in his company. Joesph took charge of the tip kitty for us and made sure the drivers and porters were shown appropriate appreciation for their efforts - the way in which he did this with such honesty made us all smile and appreciate Joseph's goodness.
Embrace the temples! Myanmar is a Buddhist country and many of the highlights are seeing the pagodas/temples/stupa - you see a lot, but they're all different. You'll need to wear appropriate temple clothing most days (covered shoulders and knees), so pack accordingly (or invest in a longyi at the local markets). You'll also be taking shoes on and off a lot - trainers can be a pain to unlace/lace. Take a torch and be prepared for lots of barefoot climbing and walking.
Embrace the early mornings - there are lots of them, but they're really worth it.
There's a good laundry opportunity at Lake Inle.
Just a brilliant trip all round! Thank you!
Nearly all nationalities require a visa to enter Burma (Myanmar), and this must be obtained prior to departure. It is now possible to obtain a visa upon arrival however we strongly recommend against this as the authorities have been known to close this service with no advance notice. For further information see http://www.exodus.co.uk/assets/travelink/Burma.pdf
Following the National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi's political party, announcement that the full boycott of tourism to Burma should be lifted we are now advocating a return to Burma.
The decision to return has not been taken lightly, we have talked with various organisations and taken guidance from the Burma Campaign UK, the Free Burma campaign and Tourism Concern, all of whom have
also decided to lift their call for a full tourism boycott to the country. Although it is impossible to entirely avoid the government controlled infrastructure, we endeavour to use locally owned, private services.
Nick Nikolsky - Product Manager
Unfortunately we are not qualified to answer all your questions in regards to travel health, so we strongly recommend you contact your GP or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information.
Nomad Travel Clinics are experts in preparing people for travel, providing advice on vaccinations, anti-malarial and staying healthy whilst overseas. We have arranged a special 10% discount for Exodus passengers on any vaccinations that you may require! Take along your Nomad discount card, sent with your confirmation pack, or call Exodus for your special discount code.
Visit www.nomadtravel.co.uk/exodus for further information.
For additional information please visit: www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
Charlotte Taylor - Customer Operations
The hotels are of a very good standard, roughly comparable to a 2/3 star standard with air conditioning, spacious rooms and centrally located. Because certain areas have only opened up to tourism relatively recently, in the past 15 years or so, most of the hotels are newly built but in a traditional style. More remote areas can also have slightly more basic facilitiers, but these are usually more than compensated for by the location.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
On average, a lunch should cost no more than £3 and dinner up to £10 including drinks. The standard and quality of the restaurants is very good while still retaining a traditional ambience. In the more remote locations, it's amazing how the local people can prepare such delicious meals!
Diane Knight - Sales
For information on travelling through Burma, and it's recent history, see here.
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