Visit Burma 8 Nights 9 Days - January 2015

Friday, 13 February, 2015

Just had an excellent "Best of Burma" tour organised by Tamarind Travels. For 8 nights/9 days in January 2015 a lot was packed in, and the service provided by Cho Cho, the tour consultant, and the 4 guides was first class.

Considering this was a relatively inexpensive tour compared to big name companies, the quality of accommodation, the transportation provided and the standard of the guides was excellent. The guides were definitely not the huffy monotone sort frequently found on organised tours, they were friendly, engaging and fun.

Knowing Myanmar is a devote Buddhist country I knew there would be a lot of temples and pagodas I thought I might get fed up seeing them again and again. However, the carefully selected itinerary and imparted knowledge from the guides meant this never happened, the history, style and differences for each were highlighted and made them all of interest.

But then there were so many other things to see and experience as well! The culture (fairly laid back), the impressive scenery, the numerous monumental sites and exquisite details have all left a lasting impression, but in particular Bagan and Lake Inle stood out for me . And as for the people, wherever I went they were good humoured, friendly, polite, courteous and gave Thailand a run as "the land of smiles".

Nothing seemed too much trouble, even a requested change to the itinerary was readily organised (I wanted to change my departure point from Yangon to Tachileik).

Overall, an excellent value, well structured and coordinated tour. My thanks go out to Cho Cho, Kyaw, Aye, Albert and Joyce for making this an wonderfully unforgettable holiday.

Mr. C. Longley - UK