Thank you for the wonderful trip you planned for us to Bhutan! We had such a lovely time and really enjoyed our short immersion into Buddhism and the Bhutanese culture…The mandala making was very special. We loved it, and loved the two monks we met.
How do you say “Wow!” in Dzongkha? Take our advice and get a hot stone bath after the hike to Tiger’s Nest (your sore muscles will thank me)!
My favorite parts were the beauty, the culture, and the great biodiversity [of Sri Lanka].
Both Toni and Jen were outstanding. Always very responsive, quick, on-point and helpful. Anyone who asks me about my travels, you will get a glowing recommendation.
Jen looked after all the moving parts with confidence and efficiency. She was instrumental to the organization and coordination of the logistics of our trip.
From my first conversation with Toni, I realized that I was dealing with an extremely knowledgeable fellow traveler.
China provides a very diverse experience, but when all is said and done, it is the people that provides the basis for everything you see and do. The people are both friendly and welcoming.
The highlights of our trip included meeting locals, kayaking on Ha Long Bay with a stay on a private boat. We enjoyed the local street food and touring the Siam Reap market with a chef.
It is a difficult job to make everybody happy all of the time, but you ladies do a superb job. We were definitely off the beaten path, and when following that path there are sometimes unexpected surprises, but every bump was handled beautifully.
We had such a wonderful trip. I really enjoyed the peaceful beauty of the river cruise and the visits to the small villages and all of the Durga Pujas.
The houseboat trip on the Kerala backwaters was a highlight of our trip to India. It was the most relaxing day of my life – just beautiful!
Myths and Mountains’ ability to create an absolutely wonderful trip in such short notice deserves praise in itself. Our Vietnam adventure takes the top spot in so many different categories – being one of the best trips we’ve ever been on. Our guide, Cuong, made the trip. We became fast friends and it rapidly felt as though he was just showing us his country as friends. Everything was absolutely terrific and we can’t say enough about how the trip has changed and enriched us.
Craig and Stephanie
I want to thank Myths and Mountains for a vacation that was simply the best trip that I’ve ever been on. Cuong is the best guide I’ve ever had the pleasure of traveling with. His life story is amazing and his willingness to share it with us was an honor. I now have a perspective on Vietnamese history that is unique and rich with first hand details. All the extra things that he did with us were all amazing from doing some charity work with the poorest of the Vietnamese minority classes. With just a few phone calls, he set up an afternoon and evening at a village of the Bana people with traditional clothing, music and dancing that we were able to participate in. As wonderful as all the things we were able to do off the motorcycles were, it was the riding that was just the best part of the trip. It is such an engaging way to see a country. You are so focused on where you are physically. From the scenery of the mountains, valleys, or urban areas… You are also intently watching the road conditions and all the other bikes, cars, trucks, buses and people that you are sharing the space with. To be so aware of everything around you is just a fantastic way to travel.
You made us see a part of Thailand that we never thought we’d get to experience with our kids. We loved the elephant ride up to visit the remote hill tribes. Every day was a new adventure.
Patrick and Genean
You just did a magnificent job doing what we wanted and doing what we didn’t know we wanted.
Sally and Richard
I had wanted to go to Cambodia and Laos for several years and, I have to say, it far exceeded my expectations. It was wonderful to have people to take care of us and not have to figure out where to go and what to do on our own. More importantly, we experienced the culture first hand. This was most meaningful to me – I came away with a real feeling for the people and cultures. Our guide knew so much about his region and he intermixed his knowledge with personal stories. Such a pleasure to be around him.
Nell and James
We want to thank you for making our anniversary so special. The poolside dinner was fabulous…romantic ambience and excellent food. The hotel even gave us roses and they put flower petals in the shape of a heart on our bed. When we returned to our room we were so surprised to find a gift from you and everyone at Myths and Mountains. We also enjoyed our massages and our bottle of champagne. And Ankgor Wat, the water blessing and Angkor Thom were the icing on the cake. We wanted a memorable anniversary and you certainly delivered!
Judy and Neal
My recent trip to Cambodia and Vietnam was excellent – from the guides, the people and the culture. It’s important to remind travelers to remain open of heart and mind, be willing to step out of your comfort zone, don’t be afraid to learn the language of the country you are visiting – it is a wonderful way to break the ice of interacting with locals. Most of all, your experiences and memories will be valuable all of your life … continue to travel and seek out new people and places!
As a solo-single female traveler, I had a fantastic trip. I absolutely adore elephants and they were my primary reason for going to Nepal. Tiger Tops was probably my very favorite spot I visited – I managed 4 rides in 2 days, I was in heaven! I would definitely recommend Myths and Mountains and hope to travel to some other countries with you.
Go to Nepal and go soon. Our trekking guides did their utmost to meet our needs and won our hearts. The most memorable moments were our porter carrying me the last two rises up to Manang Summit — the happiest moment in my life! And our guide baking a cake for my birthday, decorated beautifully with tomato slices. The trip was incredible.
Ellen and Marla
Our family trip was even better than hoped. The short amount of time that we had in Nepal was worth the transatlantic voyage alone. Very impressive what you are all doing there – clearly it makes a huge difference in a lot of people’s lives. We were so thrilled to be able to see the new READ Library under construction in Panauti and the team couldn’t have been warmer and more welcoming.
Adam and Allison
I just returned from a trek in Nepal and due to weather, we were unable to make it to Lukla as planned. Our guide, Kumar, changed our itinerary on the spot in order for us to maximize our time. We hiked 121 km of the Annapurna Circuit and the views were breathtaking. Our guide and porters were all incredibly supportive, knowledgeable, kind and fun! Kumar is responsible for helping me get over the pass with minimal issues and without him, I’m not sure what we would have done. I had complete confidence in his skills and he was able to address all my medical issues. I fell in love with the local people and was very sad to depart. What a great trip, I would 100% recommend Kumar and Myths to anyone looking for an incredible adventure in the Himalayas.
India was fantastic! Everything was wonderful and it was truly the trip of a lifetime. I don’t think life will ever be the same after this trip. Prashant was by far the best guide we had. He was extremely knowledgeable, relatable, funny, and interesting. We became friends with him and felt very comfortable with him.
I first started traveling with Myths and Mountains 12 years ago, and they never disappoint with an itinerary that’s unusual and most often unique to allow a greater understanding of the culture and local people. My most recent trip was to India with Myths. They know I’m a photographer and so they make sure they match me with guides for early sunrise starts and late sunset finishes. It’s something I really appreciate.