Best of Myanmar & Beach - 14 Days

Best of Myanmar & Beach - 14 Days

14 Days
From
$2080
$1986

Best of Myanmar & Beach - 14 Days

14 Days Starting and ending in Yangon

Visiting:

Yangon

,

Mandalay

,

Old Bagan

,

Kalaw

,

Inle Lake

,

Ngapali Beach

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact On The Go Tours with specific dietary requests

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

1809/BOBB

Group size:

2 - 24

Age range:

18yrs or 16yrs accompanied by an adult

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

Request A Private Tour

From:

$2080

$1986 (USD)

tourhub discount: $94


  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 60 days before departure

Tour Overview

Enjoy the classic sights of Myanmar, a land of ancient traditions, glittering stupas, Buddhist pagodas, stunning landscapes and friendly people. Experience these highlights on our 14 day itinerary, finishing the tour in this exotic land on the beautiful beaches of Ngapali overlooking the clear waters of the Bay of Bengal.

Highlights

  • icon

    Yangon – Admire the golden Sule Pagoda, stroll through Maha Bandoola Park and visit the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda

  • icon

    Ngapali – Spend three days relaxing on the pristine beaches and swimming in the turquoise waters at the Bay of Bengal

  • icon

    Sagaing Hill – Discover incredible views of rolling hills dotted with stupas and visit the striking Thirty Caves Pagoda

  • icon

    Pindaya – Explore inside the giant cave network which is home to many rock carved images of Buddha

  • icon

    Kalaw – Relax in the former British hill station and enjoy a trek through the picturesque Palaung Hills

  • icon

    Mount Popa – Climb the steep steps to the summit of the extinct volcano where your rewarded with amazing panoramic views

  • icon

    Mandalay – Gaze down over the city from Mandalay Hill and visit the impressive red and gold Royal Palace

  • icon

    Irrawaddy River – Cruise from Mandalay to Bagan and watch the day-to-day life of the local fishermen and villagers on the riverbanks

  • icon

    Amarapura – Visit the largest teaching monastery in Myanmar and the famous U Bein Bridge at sunset

  • icon

    Bagan – Enjoy a tour of the city’s plethora of wonderful temples and the stunning Mingalazedi Pagoda

Show all

Itinerary

Expand All

icon Day 1 : Yangon

Location:

  Yangon


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Saturday. Welcome to Myanmar and Yangon, the commercial and spiritual centre of the country. After your airport transfer to our hotel, the remainder of the day offers free time. Opt to discover the bustling streets of downtown Yangon or spend the afternoon relaxing. In the evening there will be a welcome meeting from your tour guide.

icon Day 2 : Yangon

Location:

  Yangon


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Today we explore Yangon which was once the capital city and while it is no longer the administrative centre of the country, it remains the commercial and spiritual heart of the country. In the morning we visit the city’s religious buildings including the peaceful Sule Pagoda in the heart of the city, and Botahtaung Pagoda, a riverfront complex with a 40m high golden stupa at its centre built 2,500 years ago. We will also wander through Maha Bandoola Park, a pleasant park which is encircled by a host of colonial buildings and heritage sites, including Independence Monument, City Hall and High Court.



Stopping for a lunch break at the Yangon Tea House you can enjoy a traditional cuppa and maybe a side of crispy gourd or flaky-pastry savoury buns before browsing the handicrafts of Bogyoke (Scott) Market. Then we visit the giant 70 metre-long reclining Buddha of Chaukhtagyi Paya at Chaukhtagyi Pagoda, which has a crown encrusted in diamonds and other precious stones



We save the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar, for the evening. The central stupa, reaching 90 metres tall and covered in gold leaf, dominates the downtown city skyline and is visible throughout most of the city. An iconic symbol of Myanmar which attracts thousands of pilgrims every year, join the locals as they make offerings, pray and pay their respects. The glistening gold stupa turns a kaleidoscope of vivid yellows, oranges and reds as the sun sets – a stunning sight.

icon Day 3 : Mandalay

Location:

  Mandalay


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Yangon – Mandalay. This morning we fly to Mandalay, Myanmar’s last royal capital before the start of the colonial era. Just south of Mandalay is the ancient city of Amarapura, a former capital of Myanmar. Here we visit the largest teaching monastery in the country, the Mahagandayon Monastery.



Travelling into Mandalay we explore the Royal Palace, visit the historic Shwenandaw Monastery and a local handicraft workshop, where we can watch bronze sculpting, gold leaf marking and wood carving. The afternoon is free to relax before an evening excursion to see the world’s largest book at the Kuthodaw Pagoda and visit Mandalay Hill, the city’s natural watch tower. Looking out over the sweepings vistas of the city, hopefully as the sun sets in a cloud free sky, is a delightful way to end the day.

icon Day 4 : Mandalay

Location:

  Mandalay


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning we cruise up the Irrawaddy River to Mingun. Here lies what was intended to be the world’s largest pagoda before the death of King Bodawpaya. Standing at an impressive 50 metres of the intended 152, it is still a striking sight with a dramatic crack snaking down the middle after the earthquake of 1838.



Travelling on to Sagaing Hill we take in the wonderful views over the river and the rolling hills, which are studded with pagodas and stupas. On the hill we visit the ancient hill top Swan Oo Pon Nya Shin pagoda, the striking Thirty Caves Pagoda which has its thirty doorways, and the dome shaped Kaungmhudaw Pagoda.



We return to ancient Amarapura this afternoon, to see how traditional fabrics are woven at a cottage industry workshop, before visiting the famous U Bein Bridge - the longest teak bridge in the world. Set over the enchanting Taungthaman Lake we see the bridge in all its magnificent glory, at sunset. Travelling back to Mandalay, spend the evening at leisure.

icon Day 5 : Bagan

Location:

  Old Bagan


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Mandalay - Bagan. This morning we transfer to the jetty to board an Irrawaddy Riverboat that will take us south to Bagan. Enjoy the picturesque journey along the peaceful Irrawaddy River, which runs from the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean, passing scenes of everyday life in Myanmar – villages of homes raised on stilts, bullock carts trundling along the roads and the top spires of pagodas poking out from the tops of trees. The journey takes approximately 9 hours and the riverboat we travel upon is the MGRG Express. Upon arrival to Bagan there will be free time and stay in our Bagan hotel this evening.



Please note: Between 01 Apr and 31 July each year the water level of the river is at its lowest which prevents cruises from operating. These dates do vary depending upon rainfall and the amount of water coming down the river. If travelling with us during this time we have included the cost of a flight between Mandalay - Bagan within our tour price. Day 5 arrangements during this period are morning at leisure in Mandalay before transferring to the airport for your flight to Bagan where we spend the night. Please also note that only breakfast is included when we fly to Bagan, lunch and dinner is excluded.

icon Day 6 : Bagan

Location:

  Old Bagan


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Early this morning there's the opportunity to float over Bagan in a hot air balloon for those that have booked our Ballooning over Bagan add-on. Nothing can quite prepare you for the spectacular sight of stupa-upon-stupa that fill the dusty plains of Bagan. Over 2,000 temples and pagodas dating back some 800 years creates one of the world’s most impressive skylines.



Our sightseeing begins in the bustling river town of Nyaung-U to see the lively market in action and visit the glittering Shwezigon Pagoda, the simple Kyansittha Cave Temple and Manuha Temple which houses gigantic Buddha’s. Close by is the Nanpaya Temple, which was built by captive Thaton Kingdom King Makuta, and Ananda Temple, an existing masterpiece of the Mon architecture with four gold-leaf Buddhas.



The towering Thatbyinnyu Temple provides wonderful photo opportunities before heading over to Dhammayangyi Temple, a massive 12th century temple visible throughout Bagan. This is the best preserved of Bagan’s temples, hiding mysterious inner passageways and a dramatic history of death and murder. The temple’s bad karma may be the reason it remains one of the few temples not to have undergone restoration of be pillaged by thieves. The magnificent Mingalazedi pagoda, the pinnacle of Burmese pagoda architecture with its bell-like dome and intricate Jataka tiled terraces, is the last site of the day and a wonderful representation of Bagan’s architectural skills.

icon Day 7 : Kalaw

Location:

  Kalaw


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Bagan – Mount Popa – Kalaw. We make our way to Kalaw today, stopping off at Mount Popa along the way. An extinct volcano in the centre of Myanmar which has not erupted in some 250,000 years, Mount Popa is famous for being home to 37 Burmese spirits called nats which are represented by statues at the base of the volcanic outcrop. The crowning glory of the volcano is the Popa Taungkalat Monastery the popular pilgrimage site for Burmese people perched atop of a huge rocky outcrop, the gold temples shimmering in the sun. It is a steep climb to the top of the 777 steps but the ascent is rewarded with stunning 360 degree panoramic views, stretching for miles beyond the surrounding lush forest area. On the way up, there are many temples and shrines to stop and have a rest to catch your breath.



From here we continue our drive onto Kalaw, arriving in the peaceful former British hill station in the afternoon. There is much to do in this colonial town including visiting Thein Taung Pay pagoda for great views over the market area.

icon Day 8 : Pindaya

Location:

  Pindaya


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Kalaw – Palaung Hills – Pindaya. Starting early we embark on a light trek through the Palaung Hills. This easy trek route takes us through beautiful Burmese countryside, past plantations of tea-leaf and cheroot-leaf and rice paddies, before arriving at Painaebin a small village of indigenous Danu people.



On arrival back in Kalaw we drive to the quiet town of Pindaya, enjoying the striking views of the scenery along the way. Pindaya is known for its extensive network of caves set in a limestone hill and filled with thousands of Buddha images from different eras, starting in early 18th century Konbaung dynasty era through to present day. The afternoon ends with visits to an ancient 250 year old Banyan tree and small local factories producing Mulberry paper and bamboo hats.

icon Day 9 : Inle Lake

Location:

  Inle Lake


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Pindaya – Inle Lake. Today we drive to the beautiful Inle Lake, a vast freshwater lake fringed with marshes and dotted with stilt-house villages, floating gardens, timeworn stupas and Buddhist monasteries. As we use wooden boats to get around, we see everyday life on the lake in action. We pass Intha fishermen using their unique one-legged paddling technique to balance at the front of the boat and gracefully use their other leg wrapped round the oar to propel themselves forward whilst catching fish with their conical nets – a skilful exercise and spellbinding to watch. We also sail past floating gardens holding fruits and vegetables as Intha farmers paddle up and down the mats of vegetation tending to their rows of crops.



While here we visit the Nga Pe Chaung monastery, also known as the jumping cat monastery due to the felines who leap through hoops to pass the time in-between scripture recitals. This floating pagoda is home to a collection of ancient Buddha images held inside a huge wooden meditation hall. After the silversmith and silk weaving factories, our day exploring Inle Lake concludes with the area’s largest pagoda - Paungdaw Oo, the five Buddhas becoming slightly more rotund over the years due to the sheer amount of gold leaf applied by devotees.



Day 10 is spent at leisure as you wish in Inle Lake. You could take advantage of the lush surrounding countryside and partake in canoeing or cycling. You could opt for an excursion to an Indein village to learn more about the ethnic tribes of the region or to Kakku, a valley of more than a thousand stupas to admire the intricate ancient carvings. Other options include a visit to Taunggyi, capital of the Southern Shan state and former British hill station, or to Sagar to see the sunken stupas that lay underwater for part of the year with local village visits along the way. These activities are all bookable and payable locally.

icon Day 11 : Ngapali

Location:

  Ngapali Beach


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach. After a leisurely breakfast we leave the Inle Lake region for the airport in Heho for our flight to Thandwe. On arrival we will be transferred for check in at our hotel in Ngapali where we will spend the next three nights. The beauty of Ngapali is dazzling, the untouched beauty beaches, crystal clear waters and swaying palm trees making the perfect place to relax after a culture rich adventure. Enjoy a massage on the beach, organise a boat trip with stops for snorkelling and eat some of the freshest seafood.

icon Day 14 : Yangon

Location:

  Yangon


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Friday. Ngapali - Yangon. This morning we fly from Ngapali to Yangon. Arrival to Yangon airport marks the end of our adventure. From here you can take your onward international flight back home. International flights should be booked after 2pm.

What's Included

  • icon

    Accommodation

    3 - 4 star

  • icon

    Breakfast daily and 2 lunches

  • icon

    3 economy class flights: Yangon to Mandalay, Heho (Inle Lake) to Thandwe (Ngapali) and Thandwe (Ngapali) to Yangon

  • icon

    12 nights 3-4 star hotels and 1 night simple country cottage

  • icon

    Private boat on Inle Lake to explore the floating gardens and villages. Boat trip to Mingun

  • icon

    Riverboat cruise from Mandalay to Bagan. Or flight from Mandalay to Bagan for travel 01 Apr - 31 Jul (dates can vary dependent on the weather conditions)

  • icon

    Guided sightseeing - Yangon, Mandalay, Amarapura, Bagan, Kalaw, Pindaya and Inle Lake

  • icon

    Escorted by an English speaking tour guide (for groups of 6 or more) and specialist guides at some sights

  • icon

    Airport arrival and departure transfers on days 1 and 14

  • icon

    All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles

What's Not Included

  • cross-icon

    Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3-6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

  • cross-icon

    International flights and visa

  • cross-icon

    Entrance Fees: USD$80-90pp, paid in USD

Age Policy

18yrs or 16yrs accompanied by an adult

Check out our Q&As

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

3 - 4 star

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

Airport arrival and departure transfers on days 1 and 14

Travel, Your Way

  • trip-icon

    Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • covid-icon

    Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • travel-icon

    Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • flight-icon

    Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Dates & Availability

Saturday

Dec 24, 2022

Friday

Jan 06, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $114 (USD)

$2535
$2421 (USD)
$2535
$2421 (USD)

tourhub discount: $114

Saturday

Jan 07, 2023

Friday

Jan 20, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $106 (USD)

$2350
$2244 (USD)
$2350
$2244 (USD)

tourhub discount: $106

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Jan 28, 2023

Friday

Feb 10, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $106 (USD)

$2350
$2244 (USD)
$2350
$2244 (USD)

tourhub discount: $106

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Feb 18, 2023

Friday

Mar 03, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $106 (USD)

$2350
$2244 (USD)
$2350
$2244 (USD)

tourhub discount: $106

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Mar 11, 2023

Friday

Mar 24, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $106 (USD)

$2350
$2244 (USD)
$2350
$2244 (USD)

tourhub discount: $106

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Apr 01, 2023

Friday

Apr 14, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $94 (USD)

$2080
$1986 (USD)
$2080
$1986 (USD)

tourhub discount: $94

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Apr 29, 2023

Friday

May 12, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $94 (USD)

$2080
$1986 (USD)
$2080
$1986 (USD)

tourhub discount: $94

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

May 27, 2023

Friday

Jun 09, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $94 (USD)

$2080
$1986 (USD)
$2080
$1986 (USD)

tourhub discount: $94

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Jun 24, 2023

Friday

Jul 07, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $94 (USD)

$2080
$1986 (USD)
$2080
$1986 (USD)

tourhub discount: $94

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Jul 29, 2023

Friday

Aug 11, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $94 (USD)

$2080
$1986 (USD)
$2080
$1986 (USD)

tourhub discount: $94

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Aug 19, 2023

Friday

Sep 01, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $94 (USD)

$2080
$1986 (USD)
$2080
$1986 (USD)

tourhub discount: $94

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Sep 16, 2023

Friday

Sep 29, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $94 (USD)

$2080
$1986 (USD)
$2080
$1986 (USD)

tourhub discount: $94

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Oct 07, 2023

Friday

Oct 20, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $106 (USD)

$2350
$2244 (USD)
$2350
$2244 (USD)

tourhub discount: $106

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Oct 28, 2023

Friday

Nov 10, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $106 (USD)

$2350
$2244 (USD)
$2350
$2244 (USD)

tourhub discount: $106

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Nov 18, 2023

Friday

Dec 01, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $106 (USD)

$2350
$2244 (USD)
$2350
$2244 (USD)

tourhub discount: $106

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Dec 09, 2023

Friday

Dec 22, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $106 (USD)

$2350
$2244 (USD)
$2350
$2244 (USD)

tourhub discount: $106

Instant Booking Available

Saturday

Dec 23, 2023

Friday

Jan 05, 2024
  • tourhub discount: $113 (USD)

$2510
$2397 (USD)
$2510
$2397 (USD)

tourhub discount: $113

Book with Confidence

  • calendar-icon

    Free Date Changes

    On The Go Tours allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • icon

    Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    On The Go Tours allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform on the go tours, 60 days before departure.

  • icon

    Low Deposit

    On The Go Tours requires a minimum deposit of 20% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • icon

    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your tour, tourhub doesn't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of on the go tours charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: 50% of tour cost.

    At 30 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost.

  • icon

    SAFE TOURING

    Health and safety protocols have been reviewed in all destinations, and increased hygiene policies are being implemented locally in accordance with new national regulations and recommendations from the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel Protocols for tour operators.

    COVID-19 Vaccination requirements:
    To travel with On The Go Tours all travellers over the age of 18 must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, unless travelling to the following destinations: Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Turkey. We recognise any vaccine that has been authorised for use?in the country where the vaccine was administered.?This includes vaccines such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNtech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and?Covaxin.

    In all cases, you?must be fully inoculated. This means you must receive the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allow a minimum of 14 days before travelling in order for immunity to take effect. ?Each COVID-19 vaccine has different dosages and time frames for inoculation, so please check the related medical advice associated with your vaccine. We will not accept?travellers?on trips?who have received only a partial dose (for example, one part of a two-dose vaccination) of?a?vaccine.

    Children?under 18 years of age are not currently required to provide any COVID-related documentation to travel with On The Go Tours.

    If you are unwilling or unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on an individual basis. To apply, you must provide supporting documentation from a medical professional. In addition, those who qualify for a medical exemption are still required to produce proof of a negative test in the form of written documentation (in English) conducted no more than 72 hours before day 1 of their trip, the details of which need to be emailed to info@onthegotours.com prior to the commencement of your trip.

    Traveller health information will be kept securely and only retained in compliance with the retention schedules of privacy laws and regulations. Proof of COVID-19 immunisation must be provided to us no less than 4 weeks prior to travel. We accept COVID-19 digital certificates, vaccination record cards, or COVID passes. Alternatively, vaccination history can be uploaded by travellers directly via our traveller login. The information you will need to upload includes: Administering national authority or government, document No, name of Vaccine, date/s of vaccination.

    Failure to provide proof of vaccination 4 weeks prior to travel could result in the cancellation of your booking with no recourse for refund or compensation. The pertinent documentation may also be checked at the welcome meeting on Day 1 of the Tour, and at various intervals during your stay. Our highest priority is the health and safety of our travellers, leaders, crew, suppliers, and local communities. We have a duty of care to ensure our travellers safety. By making the decision that travellers with an elevated risk of serious disease from COVID-19 must be fully vaccinated prior to travel with us, we are reducing the risk of harm to those travellers. In addition, as an ethical tour operator, we have a responsibility to ensure that we are not adding additional and avoidable strain to any country’s healthcare system.

  • icon

    Secure payments

    All payments to tourhub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.

Best of Myanmar & Beach - 14 Days

14 Days Starting and ending in Yangon

Visiting:

Yangon

,

Mandalay

,

Old Bagan

,

Kalaw

,

Inle Lake

,

Ngapali Beach

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact On The Go Tours with specific dietary requests

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

1809/BOBB

Group size:

2 - 24

Age range:

18yrs or 16yrs accompanied by an adult

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

Request A Private Tour

From:

$2080

$1986 (USD)

tourhub discount: $94


  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 60 days before departure

Why book with tourhub?

Safe & Secure

Your money is protected in an external trust until you travel.

pts logo

100% Guaranteed Refunds if your trip is cancelled.


The safest way to make overseas, multi-currency payments.

Guaranteed Best Value

Industry leading discounts, we won't be beaten on price.


Collect travel rewards across 1000's of operators.


Free cancellation & amendments.

Expert Knowledge

Reliable & unbiased advice from travel experts at tourhub.


Direct contact with the tour operator via our messaging service.


Inspiration & advice from a community of 6000+ real travellers, influencers & content creators.

Trusted Service

Official partners & licensed agents of 1000+ tour operators worldwide.


Don't just take our word for it...

"tourhub: Friendliness, Professionalism & Integrity I would happily give tourhub a 6* review if I could..."

Similar Tours

Puducherry

India

What do you love most about Puducherry?

"‘Pondy’ as it’s known locally, is an Indian city with French flair. Filled with leafy boulevards, bright bougainvillea, cathedrals, and colonial buildings, White Town is like a welcoming oasis of calm "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"•Discover the simple joy of being “blessed” by Laxmi the elephant at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple. •Enjoy the food - a fusion of Indian and Mediterranean influences. "

What was Pondy’s original name?

"The original name of the territory, Putucceri, is derived from the Tamil words putu “new" and ceri “village". The French corrupted this to Pondichéry. Or Pondicherry in English. "

Favourite time of year to visit Puducherry

"Weather-wise it’s great to visit between October and March. The monsoon is between July -September and the town can receive some heavy rainfall. "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Discover Auroville, a utopian community founded as an experiment in universal living. An easy day trip from Pondy. "

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    174 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    India

  • Dream Destination:

    Mauritania

  • About them:
  • A visual storyteller and avid explorer. l have travelled to over 170 countries and territories on all 7 continents (and lived in 12) l believe the world is changed by our example and not our opinion.

Vinicunca Peru - Rainbow Mountain

Peru

@travelphotos_tom's Top Tips

"Visit Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu before, even Lake Titicaca and Colca Valley, if you are going to visit that area, to acclimatize to the altitude (5.000 mt. approx)."

@travelphotos_tom's Top Tips

"Don't waste too much time if there is a queue at the base of the mountain. The best photos are with the animals and on the mountain in front of you."

@travelphotos_tom's Top Tips

"If you can, talk to your guide about going to the Red Valley. It is not very physically demanding and the experience is incredible."

What do you love most about Vinicunca Peru - Rainbow Mountain?

"The experience is unique, there are no tourists and the hike and views are incredible."

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    46 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kenya

  • Dream Destination:

    North Pole

  • About them:
  • I love travelling and sharing experiences. My destiny is not a place, it's a new way of looking at life. Definitely I’m a wanderlust…

Uzbekistan

Benefits of a tour guide for Uzbekistan

"The language barrier is tough and a guide is almost essential at times. Most people only speak Russian or Uzbek and both use the Cyrillic alphabet."

@zoegoesplaces's Top Tips

"Travel by train. It's quick, cheap and easy. Plus, first class is especially affordable here. "

Must pack items for Uzbekistan

"Conservative dress is respectful to the local cultures, make sure you cover your shoulders and down to your knees. "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Sampling the culinary delights of the Silk Road with the infusion of flavours and dishes from many countries. That and the beautiful architecture of the religious buildings. "

What do you love most about Uzbekistan?

"Uzbekistan is such an underrated country. There's so much to see and do, it's like nowhere else in the world."

About Our

  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    40 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Chicago

  • Dream Destination:

    French Polynesia

  • About them:
  • Outdoor and adventure travel blogger. Love hiking until I'm hiking, then I remember I'm a city girl.

Peak District National Park

United Kingdom

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Countryside walks, there are so many to choose from!"

About Our

  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    40 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Chicago

  • Dream Destination:

    French Polynesia

  • About them:
  • Outdoor and adventure travel blogger. Love hiking until I'm hiking, then I remember I'm a city girl.

Dolomites

Italy

What do you love most about Dolomites?

"The stunning scenery! It's simply one of the most breathtaking places on earth."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"The best way to see the mountains is hiking! There are plenty of iconic walks including Seceda and the Tre Cime loop. You can even stay in rifugios along the way and see the sunrise over the peaks. "

@Realworldrunaway 's Top Tips

"Rent a car! Getting around by public transport is tricky and some of the best hikes are a little far apart. "

About Our

  • Content Creator
  • Countries Visited:

    27 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Italy

  • Dream Destination:

    Japan

  • About them:
  • Professional Avoider Of The Real World 🌍Adventure traveller ⏰ Helping you travel around your 9 to 5! Favourite destinations include Mexico, Vietnam, Utah, Laos and Italy!

Cuba

What do you love most about Cuba?

"Cuba has an undefinable magic to it. It dances to its own beat. A constant juxtaposition -dilapidated but dignified, timeworn but elegant. A wonderful fusion of Caribbean and Latin cultures."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"•Visit Habana Vieja •Take trip out west to Valle de Viñales •Experience Trinidad •Visit a live cabaret show •Tour Habana Vieja in a classic car •Enjoy a slice of paradise at Playa Las Tumbas"

Must pack items for Cuba

"•Do bring cash - USD or Euro, not credit cards •Do pack a few portable charges - power goes out periodically. •Rain coat/umbrella for any season. •Pack “your spontaneity” and go with the flow… "

Favourite time of year to visit Cuba

"Any time between October - April is a great time to visit. The island has a beautiful Caribbean climate where the days are warm and sunny with very little rain, particularly in Havana or on the coast."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Treat yourself and chat with a stranger or two! Cuba is one of the world’s safest countries to visit. It’s a wonderful and enriching way to get a real Cuban perspective and make new friends too. "

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    174 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    India

  • Dream Destination:

    Mauritania

  • About them:
  • A visual storyteller and avid explorer. l have travelled to over 170 countries and territories on all 7 continents (and lived in 12) l believe the world is changed by our example and not our opinion.

Abruzzo

Italy

What do you love most about Abruzzo?

"This area is among the most beautiful in Italy for admiring foliage. We are on the border between Lazio and Abruzzo and here it's possible to admire Autumn in its maximum power."

About Our

  • Content Creator and Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    19 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

  • Dream Destination:

    New Zealand

  • About them:
  • I am a software developer, content creator and traveller. I am constantly looking for adventures, living my life and sharing the sensations it gives me every day.

Alicante

Spain

What do you love most about Alicante?

"Alicante is the perfect size; the city centre with bars, restaurants and shops is only a few minutes walk from the amazing beach and waterfront where you can sunbathe, swim and relax!"

Any must-dos for first-time visitors to Alicante?

"Be sure to climb the historic Santa Barbara Castle above the town centre for panoramic views. Take some drinks and enjoy the sunset for a true Alicante experience!"

Favourite time of year to visit Alicante

"Spring or Autumn are both great times to visit, the weather is warm and sunny. There are also fewer tourists about so you can better enjoy the beaches and bars."

What else can I see in the area?

"The whole coastline north and south of Alicante is stunning, with sandy beaches and amazing rock formations, or you can take a day trip on the ferry to the heavenly island of Tabarca!"

Favourite way to spend a day in Alicante?

"Head to the beach and play some volleyball at the free public nets, jump in the sea to cool off between games and then stroll to a local bar for tapas and a jug of tinto de verano in the evening."

About Our

  • Hospitality & Tourism Specialist
  • Countries Visited:

    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Spain

  • Dream Destination:

    Croatia

  • About them:
  • Originally from New Zealand, I am a travel and tourism specialist always looking to explore new places and live new experiences.

Portugal

What do you love most about Portugal?

"There's always something new to explore in the Algarve area, hidden beaches, natural arches, caves and more"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Waking up early to go surfing will make your day!"

@iamjenn.y 's Top Tips

"Visit Playa Falesia, it's such a unique beach!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Portugal is such a small country, you can do day trips to nearly anywhere! For example, spend a day in Porto and do a port wine tasting!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Strolling around the narrow streets of Lisboa"

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Mexico

  • Dream Destination:

    Brazil

  • About them:
  • Travelling is my biggest passion as I love to get in touch with new cultures and languages. Photography is my second biggest passion so I capture landscapes & people

Morocco

Must pack items for Morocco

"Warm clothes as it gets really cold in the desert at night as well as up in the High Atlas Mountains"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Aït Benhaddou is one of the most stunning places I've ever seen! A city completely built out of clay!"

What do you love most about Morocco?

"I love all the crafts and art that people sell on the streets"

@iamjenn.y 's Top Tips

"Spend at least one night in the Sahara Desert – it will be incredible and you even get to see the Milky Way!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Exploring the streets of Marrakesh "

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Mexico

  • Dream Destination:

    Brazil

  • About them:
  • Travelling is my biggest passion as I love to get in touch with new cultures and languages. Photography is my second biggest passion so I capture landscapes & people