On balance this was a good trip, a balance of an excellent main part (cycling in central Burma), marred by a series of cock-ups at teither end of the trip in Yangon.A number of perfectly avoidable organisational errors in Yangon at either end of the trip caused disappointment and a loss of confidence in the organisation of the trip, but the main part of the trip, the cycling, was very well organised (in particular, the cycling leader, Myo, was excellent), and biking is definitely a great way to see the country. I think that the balance of temperature, terrain and distances intended (which were excessive for our group on the longer days, and therefore cut back by the local tour leader (on one day from 95km to 60km!) have been underplayed in the 'moderate' rating. On poor roads, and in warm temperatures, the loger journeys are challenging, and are not well suited to occasional weekend riders (as suggested in the brochure).I also feel that the group size of 18 is somewhat excessive for the logistics available; the mix of abilities within the group meant that the group became very strung out, and the passenger vehicles were bursting at the seams for the transit sections, which is not ideal considering there are some longish (up to 6 hrs) journeys. If these issues could be sorted out, and the communication between Exodus and their subontractors improved, this trip has the potential to be very good indeed. I have been delighted with Exodus' trips in the past, and just hope this is a one off blip rather than evidence of taking their eye off the ball.