Rebecca

Rich, rewarding trip - Oct 17 - Nov 11, 2019

Traveler: Rebecca W. - Local specialist: Anne Cruickshanks

From start to finish, in country operator Myanmar Pure made our 26-day trip to Myanmar a seamless, rewarding experience. Passing off logistical arrangements allowed us to focus on all this geographically and ethnically diverse country has to offer. Our requested itinerary included the well known "don't miss" sites and a peek into the often unseen "real" life of Myanmar people. Myanmar Pure delivered. Owner Anne's relationship with her local guides brought us into homes for meals, tea, and conversation. We were even serendipitously invited to join wedding receptions in two small villages, an opportunity missed if our guides had not been there to translate. More often than not, we were the only foreign visitors in places off the standard tourist trail.

While the known sites were certainly worthwhile, the overall best part of the trip for us was the brush with day-to-day life. The depth of that experience we owe to Myanmar Pure. Anne chose well when she selected local guides Zayyar, Lu Wine, Thinzar She and Aung Naing Thu. They were our gateway to rewarding interactions with the people we met on the course of our travels. And, they were just plain fun to be around.

We recommend "the kimkim team" for anyone considering Myanmar. Your pre-trip questions will be answered promptly, courteously and completely, and in-country logistics will, if our experience is an indicator, run smoothly.

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Anne Cruickshanks, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Becky & Rich,
Thanks for sharing your feedback of your recent Myanmar journey - I'm glad we were able to design a rewarding, smooth trip for you! The unexpected experiences (like weddings!) and interactions are magical and delighted that our guides were able to bring you a bit closer to their local culture through these events.
All the best to you and we hope 2020 brings many more rich travel experiences,
Anne