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  • Inspirational Tailor-made Tours | Mongolia, Burma & Bhutan
    retreats eco lodges camp or go local on a homestay immerse yourself in culture enjoy the thrill of outdoor activities or soak up the atmosphere of festivals we can create the dream journey for you Here are some initial ideas to inspire you Mongolia Experience more authentic local and remote Mongolia by swapping some of the ger camp accommodation for homestays and camping nights Break an overland route by adding in a 2 3 day trek by horse camel or on foot Indulge in the private luxury of our Magic Ger self sufficiency and indulgence combine with your own ger that travels with you around the Mongolian countryside and is set up each day at magical locations If time is precious and money no object then why not charter a plane between destinations Poor roads and infrastructure whilst part of the Mongolia s charm for some can be an inconvenience for others Bhutan Experience more authentic local and remote Bhutan by swapping some of the hotel accommodation for homestays and camping nights Break an overland route by adding in a 2 3 day trek Upgrade to one of Bhutan s luxury hotels for just a night or the whole of your trip Add activities such as mountain biking white water rafting or archery Less strenuous pursuits might include a meditation session cookery classes or a spa day Burma When visiting Inle Lake why not spend an extra few days exploring the remote areas and little visited villages further afield Kalaw a day s trek and overnight at Hti Tain Monastery south to Sakar east to Kekku Take a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the magical templed landscape of Bagan Mix a classic tour with something a bit different explore the tropical landscapes coastal ports and historic sites of southern

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  • Tailor-made Tours to Mongolia, Bhutan and Burma
    Inspiration Special Interest Honeymoons Families SPECIAL INTEREST We can tailor your trip to focus on specific areas of interests such as photography ornithology botany religion palaeontology colonial military history and architecture To speak with one of our specialists call 44 0 1608 676821 or email Mongolia specialist kath panoramicjourneys com Bhutan specialist jade panoramicjourneys com Burma specialist james panoramicjourneys com ABOUT US Panoramic Journeys Guestbook Press Coverage Photo Gallery Newsletter

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Tours of Mongolia, Bhutan & Burma

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Tours of Mongolia, Bhutan & Burma | The Team
    as host and traveller as well as working in PJ s Mongolian office She has travelled across Bhutan testing out new treks and homestays for the company as well as leading one of the first ever groups on a trek to the newly opened villages of Merak and Saksang in the far East of the Kingdom the group never made it to Sakeng as they were snowed in at Merak for two days CARINA It seemed that it was fate that when Karina with a K needed more hours in the day or another Karina that Carina became available to join the team Carina s professional manner honed from her past life as a solicitor may throw you off the fact that she is a true adrenaline junkie sky diving white water rafting caving rappelling and skiing Having grown up in Geneva Carina is at home in the mountains She brings this enthusiasm for adventure to Panoramic Journeys whilst making herself indispensable in the office JADE With family links in Goa Jade was always destined to travel to warm and exotic places Having previously managed the office for a busy travel company Jade now balances working on both our Bhutanese and Burmese itineraries and operations She has travelled widely in South East Asia travelling across Nepal and Bhutan trying out a mixture of accommodation from 5 luxury to homestays to camping above the clouds She fell in love with Burma after witnessing the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival and tasting the local spicy Papaya salad MELISSA Melissa has always loved travelling and has embarked on many adventures including an 8000 mile drive to Kazakhstan She spent six weeks in Mongolia learning about the country and culture as well as working with our UB team and visiting many parts of the

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Our Mongolia Team
    of our guides have won The Wanderlust World Guide Award the only global award for tour leaders and guides Judges have included Bill Bryson Michael Palin Mark Carwardine Kate Humble Charlie Starmer Smith of the Telegraph and Wanderlust editor in chief Lyn Hughes 2 Attention to detail Our in country teams will go out of their way to make your trip memorable thinking outside of the box and tailoring your trip to suit individual needs Love hot chillies Is bird watching more your style Our guides will go out of their way to make sure you have the trip of your dreams 3 The extra mile Resourceful and flexible enough to adapt to your perhaps differing preferences as required our guides will help you feel genuinely connected to the local communities and cultures you visit Their valuable connections to local families will make your authentic experience complete Our people on the ground have vast experience thoughtfulness fun loving attitude interest in nature and cultural knowledge making them a hit with guests and locals alike 4 Pride As well as being professional and attentive our hand picked local guides are passionate and knowledgeable about their homeland With minds full of information and stories both fact and mythical they love to share their culture and show off the beauty of their lands Each and every guide and driver are extremely proud to be the nationality they are and to be able to be the face of their country for Panoramic Journeys 5 Resourceful leaders Our in country teams are local experts who always put the safety of their clients first If they decide a route on the itinerary is no longer secure they re quick to introduce an alternative Whether it s a missed flight a closed track or unexpected weather conditions

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Tours of Mongolia, Bhutan & Burma | Contact Us
    Food was great Biking riding loved it can t believe I cycled from Kalaw to Pindaya Fran Freiman Tailormade Burma Bicycling Trip Introduction Why Us The Team Guides Drivers Contact Us CONTACT US We are always more than happy to talk about Mongolia Burma and Bhutan so whatever your interest please get in touch PANORAMIC JOURNEYS Ltd UK OFFICE Granary Barn Chapel Road Chadlington Oxon OX7 3NX England Tel 44 0 1608 676821 Fax 44 0 1608 811251 Mb 44 0 7770 923398 Email info panoramicjourneys com PANORAMIC JOURNEYS MONGOLIA OFFICE Beside 5th School Central Ulaanbaatar Email jade panoramicjourneys com If you would like to meet us in person please call or email to make an appointment If you gather a group of interested people it may be possible to arrange a talk and slide show If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter or request a journey itinerary please complete a request form For details of our upcoming events including shows we are attending please see our events page ABOUT US Panoramic Journeys Guestbook Press Coverage Photo Gallery Newsletter Events Shows Job Opportunities Blog Order Calendar How to Book Booking Form Visas Special Offers Gers Links Media Services

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  • Responsible Travel in Mongolia
    to support Mongolia s decreasing camel population The project promotes sustainable ways in which camel herders can earn an income The Sustainable Projects Fund has sponsored of the Thousand Camels Festival over the years WHAT OUR GUESTS CAN DO BEFORE YOU GO BE PREPARED Before you head off on your trip we provide a suggested reading list and some Mongolian phrases Any language that you can pickup before and during your journey will enhance your experience and enrich your encounters with locals ON YOUR TRIP SOCIAL CONSIDERATIONS Witnessing first hand a way of life so different to our own is an extraordinary experience and a precious opportunity In doing so we feel sure that you will have no wish to disturb or be an impact on the lives of the nomadic people you will visit To this end we ask you to be respectful of ger etiquette and Mongolian traditions always ask permission before taking photographs and respect people s wishes if they d prefer you not to Whenever possible it is good to take a postal address and follow through with sending the photographs back to the family be complimentary about any food or drink you try Do try everything offered if you possibly can be patient Sometimes things can happen at a slower pace in Mongolia than westerners are used to take part in the family s daily life collecting wood dung milking for example These are tasks which people have to repeat day in day out and they are delighted and appreciative if people finding them interesting realise that if you are visiting in April or May you are visiting at a time when people are coming out of the winter period Resources may be scarce animals weak their numbers reduced dress appropriately covering your ankles and arms when visiting a monastery Gifts Please do not give money pens or sweets to the local people in the communities we visit as it can promote a begging culture It can create unequal elationships between tourist and visitor with tourists being seen as purely givers and it can also strip self esteem away from people when they get money for simply being poor rather than having to solve their own issues of poverty through community action With sweets local people may not have access to dentists nor be able to afford them Instead please read the Suggested Gift section of our Practicalities document Shop Locally Why not do as much of your Christmas shopping as possible in rural Mongolia Any money you spend on artifacts in the countryside can have an impact on problematic rural urban migration Please also consider shopping ethically and not buying items derived from endangered species e g fur ivory items where animals may have been treated cruelly ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS Use of water Water can be a scarce commodity especially in the countryside where is has to be carried from rivers drawn up from wells or brought in by truck horse or camel keep your

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  • Responsible Travel in Bhutan
    happen at a slower pace in Bhutan than westerners are used to dress appropriately covering your ankles and arms when visiting monasteries Gifts Please do not give money pens or sweets to the local people in the communities we visit as it can promote a begging culture It can create unequal relationships between tourist and visitor with tourists being seen as purely givers and it can also strip self esteem away from people when they get money for simply being poor rather than having to solve their own issues of poverty through community action With sweets local people may not have access to dentists nor be able to afford them Instead please read the Suggested Gift section of our Practicalities document Shop Locally Why not do as much of your Christmas shopping as possible in rural Bhutan Any money you spend on artifacts in the countryside can have an impact on problematic rural urban migration Please also consider shopping ethically and not buying items derived from endangered species e g fur ivory items where animals may have been treated cruelly ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS Use of water Although it may not seem it water can be a scarce commodity especially in the countryside where is has to be carried from the valley bottom or brought in by truck or horse keep your use of water to a minimum at all times in the countryside Going without showers and running water in toilets is to be expected in some areas hot water supply may be erratic please be understanding of the difficulty involved in providing this service and use water conservatively bring your own water bottle and we will provide a handmade bottle holder Our vehicles normally have a 60 litre bottle of drinking water from which you can refill throughout your journey Last year we estimate that we prevented 6000 plastic bottles being used and thrown away Biodegradable products Please bring and use biodegradable soap washing products with you Fires Please do not to burn anything other than wood dung on the stoves in the gers Respecting animal life wildlife We ask you to not feed animals unless specifically asked to do so by the owner pursue or touch animals as they may get distressed pick flowers Tour Leaders and local guides will provide a reference book where possible so clients can identify plants birds in situ touch or move fossils stroke dogs Dogs outside in gers can be aggressive Stray dogs can carry rabies Electrical equipment Turn off all electrical equipment and lights when not in use Litter and reduction of waste Litter is a relatively new problem in Bhutan that comes with the wider availability of pre packaged goods The Tourist Authority of Bhutan ensures that all guides are environmentally aware There are litter laws in Thimpu enforcing fines on those who drop litter We can help by minimising our use of resources in order to generate less waste and ensuring that waste is disposed of in the most effective

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