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LucyL

Which tour company for Myanmar?

by LucyL »

I haven't been to Myanmar, but I traveled with Intrepid to Morocco and had a great time. They seem like a very solid company. Hope this helps!

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CuriousGeorge

RE: Which tour company for Myanmar?

by CuriousGeorge »

I've seen interesting looking options through Intrepid Travel, Peregrine Adventures and Kensington. Has anyone used any of these companies? Would love some advice.

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Bluebell

RE: Which tour company for Myanmar?

by Bluebell »

I've booked 3 trips thru Peregrine (Pakistan, Mongolia and Nepal) but they outsource to local travel companies, so that makes Peregrine the middleman.  Both Peregrine and Intrepid are Australia-based.  While I haven't been on an Intrepid trip, I've heard they are less structured and frequently use public transit, tho that may be different in Burma as local public transit is not very developed.  Most people on tours fly between destinations as the Burmese visa doesn't allow stays of over 30 days.

That said, I went to Burma last year with U.K.-based Exodus.  Our group of 6 had an excellent 14-day trip staying at local-owned hotels and guesthouses, flying between cities on new aircraft, and good local guides.

Another reputable U.K.-based company is Explore.  They usually keep their groups to 14 persons but with Burma being a hot destination now, companies may try to increase it.

There is also the question of staying at junta-owned hotels which happen to be some of the flashiest around.  Find out if the you will be staying at local-owned hotels, guesthouses, etc.  Same applies to internal airlines.

Tour prices also vary widely from $2,000 to well over $8,000, so read the fine print carefully.  You want to make sure that most of that money will trickle back into the community, not line the pockets of a travel company.  The Burmese can use all the help they can get.

Good luck!

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Charley P

RE: Which tour company for Myanmar?

by Charley P »

Look into OAT. Excellent company!

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Pauline Frommer

RE: Which tour company for Myanmar?

by Pauline Frommer »

There's a company called Adventure Center (its in California). It serves as a clearinghouse for British adventure tour companies. I'd look at the half-a-dozen companies it reps for Myanmar. You may also want to look at G-Advetnures, which is so invested in Bhutan its building its own hotel there (I believe), as well as Intrepidc Travel and Djoser tours. Whatever you do, make your plans early as space is limited and Myanmar is VERY popular.

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danny

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by danny »

Why not use a local company either to save the cost or to get better consultancy because they know their company well?

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daren

RE: Which tour company for Myanmar?

by daren »

Many tour companies for Maynamr and i have good experience with many companies because i visted many times Maynmar but i recommened to you that...

http://www.adventuremyanmar.com/

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Mt_Fansipan

RE: Which tour company for Myanmar?

by Mt_Fansipan »

I used Discovery Indochina once and they were excellent. I contacted Ms. Trang. She knows well things of Indochina countries and booked me good hotels. The price was reasonable. I will definitely go tour with them next year when I travel to Vietnam. Here is their web, you can look at many tour they have posted. Hope this help you somehow.

 

http://www.discoveryindochina.com/

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sirlawrence

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by sirlawrence »

Any information on Viking's tour of Myanmar would be most helpful.

 

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