One doesn’t need to go far in Bhutan to get off the beaten track and have an experience like nowhere else on Earth. The word ‘authentic’ has become overused in travel, but Bhutan reminds me of the true meaning of cultural authenticity. The classic view of the Buddhist mountain kingdom is of its dzongs and their spectacular backdrops, but on my recent trip, I worked with specialist guides to develop different and exclusive cultural experiences to scratch below the surface of this fascinating and beautiful country.
My division at cazenove+loyd will be launching Australia and New Zealand in the summer of 2019. Both of these destinations offer the discerning traveller some of the most exciting and luxurious accommodation in the world. We have invaluable contacts in both countries to go above and beyond the existing parameters of high-end tourism. On my trip in the spring, I will be meeting expert guides and fine-tuning our amazing experiences and private access to ensure our itineraries are unparalleled in the industry.
“cazenove+loyd – specifically Penny and her team put together a spectacular trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. It turned out to be beyond our expectations – they really listened to what we wanted to experience.”
"Thank you Penny for putting together a fantastic itinerary for us. Our experience of cazenove+loyd has been fantastic and you will definitely be our first port of call when booking our next holiday."
"We have returned safely to the UK after a most fascinating holiday. The arrangements you made Penny were perfect all the way through. Our guide Benjamin was everything that we could have wished for: Intelligent, knowledgeable and in every way helpful."
"The way that Penny planned the trip (and the guides and logistics she put in place on the ground) opened up aspects that I could never have found myself."
"We have returned safely to the UK after a most fascinating holiday. The arrangements you made Penny were perfect all the way through. Our guide Benjamin was everything that we could have wished for: Intelligent, knowledgable and in every way helpful. We paid a lot of money for the holiday but in terms of quality, variety and professional organisation it was worth every penny."
"Penny made us feel so special, we will be back in touch very soon!"
"Penny- It was a great experience, thanks to your careful planning."
"Thank you Penny for putting together such a great itinerary. It was a truly magical experience causing us to fall in love with the country all over again."
"Penny - It was a fabulous and memorable trip to India and it wouldn’t have been nearly as wonderful if it weren’t for your collaboration!"
"As we sit here in Belmond Governor's Residence on our last night in Burma - we just wanted to write and say thank you for organising such a divine and special holiday. Truly - it was out of this world and utterly seamless. We were met with smiles at every turn in this country of breath-taking beauty - I can't think of a single moment that we would have wanted to change in any way... You organised it to perfection!"
"I would very much like to say a heart-felt thank you to Penny."
"All the guides were brilliant, they gave us so much information. Not only what you would expect, but their own views on the current political and social situations in their country. We especially enjoyed the architectural tours and our day on the Mekong (Temples at Angkor Wat are a given!). The sobering visits to the Killing Fields, the tunnels and the museums were extremely informative and, particularly in Vietnam, ‘good’ to hear the Vietnamese side. As ever – our thanks to you for the organisation and support to me, particularly, in the planning!"
Penny's experiences in Myanmar
Penny’s trip allowed her to enjoy magical landscapes, see spectacular sunsets and meet wonderfully welcoming people.