Wonderful Myanmar - Jan 3 - Jan 12, 2020

Traveler: Ian R. - Local specialist: Anne Cruickshanks

Anne was outstanding from initial contact, providing excellent advice during the planning phase and at every point during the trip. Nothing seemed too much trouble and she certainly goes the extra mile. The trip was wonderful and full of surprises. The daily itineraries were well balanced but it felt like every day had an unexpected bonus whether it was e-bikes in Bagan or the Irrawaddy cruise boat in Mandalay. We also loved meeting Anne in Mandalay. This was easily the best organised holiday we have had and we have had many. Our high expectations for the trip were exceeded.
We loved Myanmar and the people. The guides (Wai, Nay, Thinzar and Naing) were all superb....knowledgeable, enthusiastic, flexible and charming.
We were glad we did the trip in the order we did (Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake) as highlights increased as we moved through the locations. There were certainly many highlights but the balloon trip over Inle Lake probably takes the accolade.
The hotels have all been great, with the Sanctum Inle Lake up there as amongst the best that we we have ever stayed in!
I also think the holiday was excellent value. So all in all a holiday to remember.

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Anne Cruickshanks, local specialist, responded to this review:

Mingalarbar Ian,
Thank you for sharing your feedback and delighted that your Myanmar holiday exceeded your expectations! We do put a lot of effort in to ensure the trip is well organized and hassle-free, so I'm glad you were able to just relax and enjoy each experience along the way. I'll be sure to share your kind review with our guides, your balloon pilot in Inle and with the team at Sanctum Inle!
Best regards,
Anne