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Bertie, Hmone and team put together a wonderful journey for us to Myitkyina, Indawgyi Lake, Katha and a boat trip to Mandalay on the local ferry. We absolutely loved all of it. They are so attentive to detail, take great care to tailor the holiday to requests made, and do a wonder job of supporting with any needs on the trip. They also thoughtfully followed up for comment afterward. Will definitely slow travel with them again!
Jessica Farmer, USA
I have just completed a 2 week holiday organised by Sampan Travel. It was quite outstanding. As they are based in Myanmar it was certainly cheaper than using a UK based operator and the itinerary was superb. The hotels they chose were excellent including some lovely boutique ones such as the Yoma Cherry Resort at Ngapali & the Heritage in Kalaw.
The transfer arrangements never failed and we had some excellent guides. In the run up to the holiday both Bertie & Hmone were super efficient. I could not rate Sampan Travel more highly.
Charlie McGrath, UK
Bertie and Hmone, thank you for a marvellous week in Burma. The organisation was immaculate from start to finish. We loved the little touches like the local phone and asking if we wanted to meet for an introductory drink. The choice of hotels was good throughout but I particularly want to congratulate you on the guides and drivers we had. The guides were informed, enthusiastic but also knew how to read what our preferences were. For example in Bagan, Mr Aung rescheduled the second day to accommodate my requests. We never felt worried with any of the drivers. Very good.
The cooking morning with Mrs May in Bagan was a real highlight, especially having to shop for our own vegetables in the local market. I would really recommend this to your clients.
Your suggestion of spending our last day in Bago was inspired. The elephants were marvellous but we really felt that we were away from the tourist trail and the sights were stunning. We will happily recommend you to anyone thinking of coming to Myanmar.
Thank you for a very good holiday.
Simon & Cat, UK
Many thanks for your excellent organisation of our tour. We enjoyed it immensely, and it is clear that Sampan put a lot of work into making sure it was such a success.
The hotels you selected for us were all of very high quality and each had its own distinctive character. It is unlikely that we would have achieved this through online research, eg using TripAdvisor.
All arrangements that were within Sampan’s control were well managed and you kept track of our whereabouts very discreetly, checking that all was going to plan.
This was by some way our best trip for a long time and we are very grateful to Sampan for organising it.
Geoff & Helen, UK
We came across Sampan Travel last year whilst in Yangon. Having arrived independently, we suddenly realised how time consuming and complicated booking our own internal travel may be.
Sampan Travel were wonderful; they totally understood that we wanted – to experience Myanmar away from the crowds. They arranged internal flights, a trip to Inle Lake, our river trip in Rakhine State, and informative and local guides – all of which worked like clockwork.
We couldn’t recommend them more highly. It was an unforgettable trip….
Julia Delamain, UK
Using a tour operator based in Myanmar made a noticeable difference; Sampan really did put together a slick and seamless holiday for us. They were able to respond to any of our queries immediately and helped us sort out some last minute changes. Thank you for organizing an unforgettable trip.
Harry Jones, UK
We want to thank you for a fantastic trip. We are so happy that we arranged this travel with Sampan Travel. The execution of the arrangements was flawless. Thank you for the birthday cake!
Cathrene Wang, USA
You went out of your way to plan the sort of trip that we wanted with exactly the right balance of culture and leisure. I have been looking at my photographs with great nostalgia and remembering the thrill of seeing Inle Lake, Bagan, Ngapali and Yangon.
Thank you for all your efforts on our behalf and for a holiday that will always be treasured in our memories.
Michael Neal, UK
Bertie and his wonderful team at Sampan put together a perfect introduction to Myanmar for us.
We can not recommend Sampan highly enough. From the attention to detail, the excellence of the places and people to which they connected us, their commitment to supporting socially innovative and responsible enterprises, and their willingness to always go the extra mile to make their clients happy, Sampan is truly exceptional. We give them countless gold stars, and highest commendations.
Susan Ruddy, USA
Our trip was superbly organised and went amazingly smoothly thanks to the fantastic management and my driver who went out of his way to make every visit a memorable occasion. He took the bother to accompany me up the Golden Rock and see me safely to my hotel, and veered off the itinerary to take me to some very picturesque sites. He also recommended some excellent places to eat; some very quirky and some traditional but all very interesting and offering a good selection of dishes.
The hotels were well chosen and offered good service and on Golden Rock, the added bonus of the best view at sunrise!
I would totally recommend Sampan Travel.
Elisabeth McLean, UK
I spent 2 weeks in Myanmar all fantastically arranged by Sampan Travel. I didn’t have to think about a thing! All the hotels, travel, tour guides and days-out were tailored to the experience I was looking for.
I didn’t feel like I was just following all other tourists plus I was able to have time to explore on my own accord. It’s a beautiful country and the people are some of the nicest and friendliest I’ve ever met!
I highly recommend exploring Myanmar with Sampan Travel who will look after you throughout your unique adventure!
Alex Dale-Staples, UK