Travel Tidbits: New Briefs from Myths and Mountains and Our Destinations

Uncategorized • September 13th, 2012 • Oliver


Bhutan and Myanmar are wildly popular destinations these days with their beautiful landscapes and fascinating culture and heritage. If you plan to visit either of these countries, we recommend booking your trip as far in advance as possible to ensure availability of hotels and guides, particularly if you plan to visit during one of the many festivals taking place throughout the year.

One of Peru’s classic experiences, the Inca Trail passes through scenic valleys, remote villages, high cloud forest, and lesser-known Inca ruins en route to majestic Machu Picchu. If you’ve always wanted to hike the Inca Trail but worried it might be too difficult, a new Myths and Mountains trip may be for you. “The Inca Trail for Beginners: Easy Does It” adds an extra day to the typical four-day trek, allowing us to break up the journey into smaller chunks. With extra time to go slowly and rest, you don’t have to be an experienced trekker or a super-athlete to complete and enjoy this hike!

Myths and Mountains is expanding to Africa! This amazing continent offers incomparable wildlife experiences and luxury camping in some of the world’s most spectacular wild places. Add to that vibrant traditional cultures, cosmopolitan cities, and a warm African welcome, and you have a part of the world not to be missed. In 2013 we’ll be offering three inaugural adventures to East and Southern Africa. We hope you’ll join us!

Travelers visiting India will soon have improved transportation infrastructure between some of the country’s most popular cities. New high-speed rail service is scheduled to begin operation between Delhi and Jaipur, while a new road between Delhi and Agra will shorten then driving time on that route by as much as two hours. We’ll keep you posted.