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I have to report that we had a really wonderful time in Myanmar and that all the arrangements worked out brilliantly, thanks to Lightfoot Travel. Whenever we arrived anywhere there was a guide and driver or a boat to swoop us up and transport us around the place. The hotels were on the whole excellent. The itinerary was just right – a couple of nights (mainly) in each place and in the right order, i.e. the beach bit at the end rather than the beginning. It was a nicely diverse programme, although I do realise that these are the main tourist spots and one has to largely stick to them.
Everyone had told us how lovely the Burmese people are and we were not disappointed. The 5 guides we had were all very different but all equally well-informed and on the whole with good English. They did not mind being flexible with the programme. We were glad to have done the ‘hills’ itinerary rather than the ‘river’ one as we did in any case spend quite a bit of time on the Irrawaddy.
We loved the walks, the boat trips on the river and Inle lake, the bike ride down to the lake, the winery visit, the visits to the markets. There was something new and exciting every day. The Sandoway hotel at the end of 3 nights was perfect for relaxation, beautifully run and on such a beautiful beach. Apparently we were given an upgrade there. Our cottage was in the second row but with a sea view.
All the flights both international and internal worked out very well.
I would recommend anyone to go to Myanmar now before it gets any busier (unless they open up other areas) and I will recommend Lightfoot Travel as their travel agents! Thank you so much for arranging at such short notice such a fantastic and unforgettable holiday. We took about 750 photos so we shall be re-living it all again soon!