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Forums » Myanmar (Burma) » Has ANyone Heard Anythnig, Negative or Positive, About Intrepid Travel's Tours to Burma

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kalea

Has ANyone Heard Anythnig, Negative or Positive, About Intrepid Travel's Tours to Burma

by kalea »

I was intrigued as they seem slightly less expensive than the rest, but I was wondering if that would lead to a downtick in the quality of the trip. Does anyone know?

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RE: Has ANyone Heard Anythnig, Negative or Positive, About Intrepid Travel's Tours to Burma

by Mango »

Haven't heard about their Burma trip, but a friend did Morocco with them and enjoyed it a lot. I think the good thing about them is that they're based in Australia, so you'll be traveling with an international group and not just Americans. 

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RE: Has ANyone Heard Anythnig, Negative or Positive, About Intrepid Travel's Tours to Burma

by Bluebell »

Cost doesn’t necessarily affect trip quality.  Intrepid appeals to travelers who appreciate value, basics and a more hands-on approach.  While I haven’t tried them myself, we did run into a small group in Mandawa, Rajasthan who were mostly backpackers on their way to the railway station.  The company uses public/local transportation whenever possible.  Of course, with the infrastructure in Burma being in such poor shape, the group would be flying between major destinations and taking mini-buses between shorter hops (but even that will be slow-going).

Sometimes a tour will seem inexpensive because it quotes only the land cost; then you will be nickel-and-dimed for other expenses (meals, entry fees, permits, “customary tipping”, etc.).  Read Intrepid’s Trip Notes on what is/is not included.  Best, ask them for references from past travelers who have done the particular trip you’re thinking of doing.

Good luck!

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