A fascinating journey that bring you from the bustling Yangon to the majestic temples of Bagan; from the ethnic groups of the northeast to those of Inle Lake and its famous festival; then onto the religious and ancient capital of Mandalay, proudly set on the banks of the mythical Irrawaddy River.
Vietnam has much to offer; a trip to this country has many magical facets. Stroll through the rice fields of the north, meditate on the shores of Hạ Long Bay or cruise on its waters, marvel at the imperial city of Huế, drift along the Mekong, take a cooking class… or seclude yourself on an heavenly island. Vietnam is a country to be savoured and enjoyed without end.
Are you a fan of watching marine mammals but not to the point of allowing your hiking boots to become bored at home?
Would you like to learn more about the life of the Azores, their habits and customs, their approach to life, being isolated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean?
This trip combining wildlife observation on the water and hiking on the beautiful island of Pico is made for you.
Myanmar is an irresistible country with its great cultural richness, however it can also rouse a negative response with its well-known internal political situation. Majestic sites like Bagan, Inle Lake, or Mandalay; a multitude of ethnicities that can be found along peaceful backroads; beautiful temples: all this invites you to this meditative journey. By spending your money in its local economy you will help support this friendly population and encourage further the recent political changes.
One thing is certain, you must definitely go to Myanmar.
Bhutan, isolated both geographically and politically, is fascinating. Its perpetual quest for preservation of its cultural heritage coupled with that of the happiness of its inhabitants make the country seem a miraculous citadel which the stressed West looks upon with envy. There are many ways to discover Bhutan, depending on your desires – walking, biking, relaxing, hiking, mountains, countryside, or culture. It is a journey that should be prepared for well in advance. It is like a tasting menu that, once experienced, gives a burning desire to try it again.
The initial shock of Havana, with its first delights: its old city, its markets, its nightly impromptu concerts, its small restaurants. For those with rhythm in their soul, a Salsa dance class awaits you, for others a percussion class, or both! Let the atmosphere of Havana seep into you to get the best out of this trip. Then onto Viñales and Trinidad to explore what they have to offer, then head north to Varadero and its chilled atmosphere. And finally back to Havana for a last concert!
Japan. The North. Winter. In this itinerary Matthieu Zellweger opens a door to the northern Japan during the season that fascinates him most: winter. Designed as an exploration of the further reaches of this far-flung country (Sapporo, Japanese Alps), it takes you from Hokkaido back to a cultural center of the country (Kanazawa) and then to the big city — Tokyo. This itinerary will offer you in turn modern and light aspects (the Snow Festival in Sapporo if the dates allow it), a fascinating and unfamiliar city (Hakodate), a total immersion into the harsh Japanese winter in Kakunodate before you marvel at the cultural beauties of the country further south in Kanazawa. Of course you will experience traditional Japanese inns (“ryokan”) as well as very contemporary places. Will you allow your curiosity to follow the path that Matthieu opens to the north of Japan in its most beautiful season ?
Meander through the country, discovering its sublime landscapes, mesmerizing geology, passing through the wildlife reserves holding mythical animals such as the Black Rhino. Each accommodation will be an experience in itself and will charm you. Observation, bush safari, sea kayaking, astronomy, and horseback riding, are a few of the activities you will experience in this vast and still mysterious country.
Elephant, black rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard… But also a multitude of other animals somewhat less well-known but equally fascinating! Botswana is one of the few African countries where anti-poaching is taken seriously and its wildlife is naturally safer. In addition, the magnificent and unique environment of the Okavango Delta has superb small lodges for observation. For a truly exceptional trip you can finish with a couple of days at the Victoria Falls.
Japan is a mysterious and very attractive country where a guide will help you to understand the traditions, its history and its social codes. Mathieu invites you to experience his Japan – the places that draw him back, the cuisine he loves, the areas he enjoys to walk through. With Mathieu Japan reveals itself.