New Ash Green
- This was a fantastic tour seeing a lot more of Burma than other tours due to the number of days available. The pace was stated as moderate but it was faster than that. Only a few half days free time. There is a risk of being templed out as so many are included in the itinerary. The rural areas were fantastic. Seeing how people live and work is like going back in time. It was good to see it now as things must change as tourism bring more needed money into the economy. The highlights were Golden Rock, Bagan, Kalaw and Inle Lake. We enjoyed the many boat trips which were more enjoyable than travelling by coach all the time. The only negative comments are that the Hotel in Mandalay was so noisy if you had an outside room as it overlooks the main station and the trains sound their horns from 4.00am. I would have liked an extra day hiking around Kalaw by not seeing so many temples. Our guide May Mon was excellent and was a good ambassador for the country.
Published on: 18 March 2017