- This was a great tour. We happened to be there for the new year Water Festival which was a highlight - but after a few days became a bit annoying! Lots of things were shut because of the celebrations and it became quite stressful not being able to go out without getting drenched and keeping cameras and electronic equipment safe and dry. But it was a great celebration to witness and be a part of.
The time spent on the lake was amazing, and there are no words to describe Bagan.
I found there was more downtime on this trip compared to others I've been on - of course, the view on this was mixed in the group. Some people appreciated it, others found it frustrating. I think coinciding with the water festival meant there were fewer options as to what we could do during the free time.
For those worried about keeping in touch while away, there was good WiFi access in all the hotels but some people had no mobile phone coverage what-so-ever.
The hotels were of good standard - the Panda hotel at Yangon was probably the most basic, but all were comfy and clean and had the amenities you'd expect.
Published on: 22 April 2017