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review 7 Feb 2017

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

It was a fantastic experience; our favourite parts were staying on Inle Lake, visiting the National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens near Mandalay and the Golden Rock. We also spent a day on a cycle trip around Inle which was great!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

There is a lot to do and see and the tour was really busy. We only had 15 nights and little free time to digest the experience. I would recommend staying for longer - go to Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Pindaya, etc etc but extend the tour and stay longer in places other than the cities and visit the beaches - they look amazing and we plan to go back and travel away from the main tourist areas. Its a very safe place to travel.

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

We tried to buy things directly from local people in markets etc. The tour was well planned and we stayed in small hotels etc with guides and drivers from a local company. We did make some internal flights but that is inevitable if you want to cover the distances that we covered in the available time. The airlines tend to be owned by 'cronies' but hopefully that was the only contribution we made to their vast fortunes. We also tipped staff directly and helped the guides with English language when requested.

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

We are SO lucky to be able to travel here - it was a real delight. The locals were really friendly (and it felt genuine rather than chasing the tourist dollar!) It was a very busy holiday with a good balance of culture, nature and sight-seeing. Had we known how busy we would be we would have added a beach break at the end.

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