Myanmar is not an ordinary country. And it would be a waste of time to see Myanmar the ordinary way. For the last ten years, I have been creating and leading trips through this beautiful country that I call home. I know that the 'sites' are amazing- and I would never want a visitor to miss the chance to gaze in awe at Shwedagon Pagoda or capture the sunset over Bagan. But I also want to make sure each visitor gets into the local culture by experiencing Myanmar with all five senses.
Eating, cycling, and trekking are the best way to do this in my opinion! Our company, Myanmar Pure, was founded with this in mind. Leave your guide books behind and let us plan the perfect adventure for you.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Myanmar is where I call home and I have been fortunate to travel throughout the country. We specialize in the area around Mandalay and north but have experience from north to south, east to west. We specialise in getting you in to the heart of the country and feel that adventure is the best way to do this. In the true sense of the word, this is cycling and trekking but we also think adventure is found in personal encounters, local food tastings and slowing down and soaking up the rhythms of Myanmar."
How did you get involved in travel?
"My great aunt was a world traveler and her stories and photos fascinated me when I was younger. After an extended trip through Southeast Asia, I took a job as a tour leader there. And the rest is history! Over the years I worked in various roles until setting up Myanmar Pure with a local friend of mine."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"All of them! But one experience that sticks with me is from a motorbike trip in North Vietnam many years ago. When my friend's motorbike broke down, we were stuck on the roadside in the middle of nowhere trying to repair it with the few tools we had. After 30 frustrating minutes, a local farmer showed up on a motorbike with 5 pigs in a cage on the back. With a few cranks of the wrench and some subtle taps, he had my friends motorbike working again. When we presented money to pay him for his time, he started to open the pig cage and pull one out- he thought we wanted to buy a pig!"
Featured trips & expertise
Cycle Myanmar - 14 Days
Hit the trails to see Myanmar on two wheels. This active 14-day trip takes you through the country's main destinations and lesser-known towns, giving you the chance to discover Myanmar's culture, history, and landscapes at a slow pace. From pointing out major temples to leading you along hidden trails, your local guide is an invaluable resource—and a support vehicle is always on hand if any problems arise. Grab a bicycle and get ready for an adventure!
Myanmar Adventure Tour- 14 Days
Forget the typical tour bus holiday: lace up your trekking boots, grab a bike, and bring a sense of adventure to discover the real beauty of Myanmar on this outdoorsy holiday. Spend two weeks exploring the country’s main sites and hidden gems—from U Bein Bridge and the temples of Bagan to a day with elephants in Kalaw—forging a closer connection with the people and culture that make Myanmar so special.
Best of Myanmar: Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, & More - 14 Days
Get ready to experience the wonders of Myanmar. Featuring encounters with native tribes and peaceful bike rides through rice paddies, this two-week trip takes you to Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake, and Yangon, wrapping up with a beach break at Ngapali, one of Southeast Asia's most beautiful stretches of shoreline.
Best of Yangon, Bagan, & Inle Lake- 7 Days
From serene temples to bustling markets, city landscapes to divine natural paradises, this weeklong trip showcases the diversity of Myanmar. Start in intriguing Yangon, travel to temple-filled Bagan, then touch down in tranquil Inle Lake, where you'll boat past floating gardens and traditional villages built on stilts. After seven days, you'll wish you could stay longer.
Best of Yangon, Bagan, Inle & Loikaw - 10 Days
Discover a treasure trove of cultural wonders on this adventure around Myanmar. As you travel from Yangon to Bagan to Inle Lake, you'll be immersed in rich local culture and see incredible sites, including Shwedagon Pagoda, floating gardens, and traditional villages in Loikaw, a region only recently opened to tourism.
Yangon and the Shan State Adventure - 5 days
Experience the contrasts of Myanmar in just five days with this adventure in Yangon and the Shan State. Highlights include a visit to glittering Shwedagon Pagoda and the bustling street markets of the capital, interaction with ethnic groups in the town of Pindaya, a day trekking in the highlands, and a bike ride along the shores of Inle Lake.
Recent trip reviews for Anne
Beyond my dreams
Jan 8 - Jan 30, 2020
Our trip to Myanmar was our second month-long trip arranged through kimkim and once we are able to travel again, we will be booking a third!
All of our guides provided us with more information than expected and there were new discoveries every day.
Our countryside biking and nunnery lunch in Mandalay was very peaceful, but the bikes provided were far from comfortable for us. We loved the experience, but suffered later.
Bagan was breathtaking and the hotel was very special. I didn't feel... read more
Dear Bonnie and Dave,
Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful photos and feedback from your Myanmar trip! It is great reading about what enjoyed and where we need to improve plus I'm sure will be useful for future travelers too!
I will share the comments with our team- they will appreciate reading such positive words during this difficult time!
Hope you are staying healthy and looking forward to your next kimkim journey!
Anne & The Myanmar Pure Team
I couldn't have asked for a better first trip to Myanmar. I can't wait to go back with KimKim!
Feb 6 - Feb 13, 2020
Everything was perfect, from itinerary creation, to booking, to the actual visit!
Anne is a great communicator - she listened to everything I wanted and gave me just that. She was always reachable and very helpful with everything I needed (even random stuff like printing needs).
I also loved all of my tour guides. Each one was different with their own personalities, background, experiences, etc. and it was great to get to hear so many different perspectives.
The accommodations and... read more
Thanks so much for your review! It's wonderful to read such positive feedback about your travel experiences in Myanmar. There is so much to see here and your first trip just scratched the surface so we would love to welcome you back for another visit. Fingers crossed this COVID-19 scare passes soon and we can all get back out on the road traveling again!
Looking forward to helping you plan your next Myanmar holiday,
Anne & the Myanmar Pure team
Ten Days Solo in Myanmar 2019
Dec 12 - Dec 20, 2019
I had an excellent experience in planning my trip to Myanmar with Anne and with everything that she arranged for me while I was there.
Anne was extremely responsive as soon as I was put in touch with her, and she was very patient while I went back and forth on what I wanted to do on short notice. Once I decided to pull the trigger, she gave me great options tailored to the way that I like to travel and was very quick with suggestions and changes. She was amazing with everything within... read more
Thanks for sharing this beautiful feedback from your travels in Myanmar! I'm glad that Myanmar exceeded your expectations, even in such a short trip, and that you felt safe and comfortable throughout the trip... hope you will have the chance to visit again and explore other corners of the country!
All the best,
Anne & the Myanmar Pure team
Jan 3 - Jan 12, 2020
Anne was outstanding from initial contact, providing excellent advice during the planning phase and at every point during the trip. Nothing seemed too much trouble and she certainly goes the extra mile. The trip was wonderful and full of surprises. The daily itineraries were well balanced but it felt like every day had an unexpected bonus whether it was e-bikes in Bagan or the Irrawaddy cruise boat in Mandalay. We also loved meeting Anne in Mandalay. This was easily the best organised... read more
Thank you for sharing your feedback and delighted that your Myanmar holiday exceeded your expectations! We do put a lot of effort in to ensure the trip is well organized and hassle-free, so I'm glad you were able to just relax and enjoy each experience along the way. I'll be sure to share your kind review with our guides, your balloon pilot in Inle and with the team at Sanctum Inle!
"this is the best trip ever, mommy"
Dec 25 - Jan 4, 2020
My 23-year-old daughter and I chose to visit Myanmar to learn more about the fascinating culture, history, political transitions, and people there. Anne planned an 11-day adventure for us which far exceeded any expectations. We had an amazing time!
First, I will say that I barely needed to communicate with Anne. She “got” how I travel almost immediately and my trust in her decisions was gave me no worry. I could focus on the rest of my travels and the rest of my life. We spent the first two... read more
Wow, thank you for sharing this beautiful summary of your Myanmar journey- it makes me smile reading it and knowing you enjoyed the different experiences and interactions along the way! I will share this with Nay, Thin Zar, Naing and Sandi, as well as May and the crew from the Strand - they will all be thrilled to know you had such a memorable mother-daughter holiday!
We would love to welcome you back again to explore some of the more off-the-beaten track destinations (or to plan your retirement at Green Hill Valley!)
Anne & The Myanmar Pure team
Magical 2 weeks of honeymoon in Myanmar
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2020
Our 2 weeks of honeymoon in Myanmar was magical. Anne was very helpful and she did her best to accommodate our needs. All local guides who accompanied us during our journey were not only knowledgable but also they told us their experience growing up as novice monks, how Myanmar has changed these past few years, development in the country they have seen so far, etc. And that was a great learning experience for us. Also, visiting villages and having lunch in a local house was a delight! We saw... read more
Thanks, Ayu, for sharing your feedback! It was fun helping design your honeymoon in Myanmar and I'm thrilled that you and your husband had so many unforgettable experiences along the way. I really appreciate your kind words about our guides, as well- they truly turn a good trip into a great trip!
From the whole team here at Myanmar Pure, a genuine 'thank you' for coming to Myanmar for your honeymoon and we wish you many more wonderful journeys in your married life!
Anne is amazing: always goes the extra mile t...
Dec 30 - Jan 8, 2020
Anne is amazing: always goes the extra mile to accommodate any request
Excellent guides and hotels
Very well organized tour
Thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review about our guides and your travels! We want to make sure our guests have a great time so I'm happy we were able to make some small adjustments along the way to fit your requests!
And we are all looking forward to welcoming you back for the marathon later in 2020!
Anne & The Myanmar Pure team
Our experience with Kimkim was exceptional.
Nov 14 - Nov 20, 2019
Our experience with Kimkim was exceptional. To start with Anne was one of the best communicators I have worked with. She was professional, helpful and knowledgeable. Our guides were also wonderful and understood what we were looking for in experiences. In Yangon we learnt so much from our guide. Inle Lake was the highlight of our trip. We loved the 2 days and wished we had more time. This was enhanced by our wonderful guide, Wei. He was delightful. In Bagan we were once again thrilled with... read more
Thanks so much for your review! It was fun planning this mother-daughter trip and our guides had a blast sharing their hometowns with you. We'd love to welcome you back to Myanmar again or another kimkim destination soon!
Anne & The Myanmar Pure team
Rich, rewarding trip
Oct 17 - Nov 11, 2019
From start to finish, in country operator Myanmar Pure made our 26-day trip to Myanmar a seamless, rewarding experience. Passing off logistical arrangements allowed us to focus on all this geographically and ethnically diverse country has to offer. Our requested itinerary included the well known "don't miss" sites and a peek into the often unseen "real" life of Myanmar people. Myanmar Pure delivered. Owner Anne's relationship with her local guides brought us into homes for meals, tea, and... read more
Dear Becky & Rich,
Thanks for sharing your feedback of your recent Myanmar journey - I'm glad we were able to design a rewarding, smooth trip for you! The unexpected experiences (like weddings!) and interactions are magical and delighted that our guides were able to bring you a bit closer to their local culture through these events.
All the best to you and we hope 2020 brings many more rich travel experiences,
Honeymoon in Myanmar
Sep 24 - Oct 4, 2019
My husband and I went on a 10 day tour of Myanmar for our honeymoon, and it was the best decision we could have made. What a beautiful country with amazing people! The whole Pure Myanmar team took extra care of us from our first contact until the end, treating us like friends.
We loved every part of the trip and were sometimes moved to tears of happiness -- some highlights being the circular train in Yangon and Shwedagon Pagoda, the elephant preservation in Kalaw, watching the sunset on U... read more
Mingalarbar Zara & Ian- we were delighted to welcome you to Myanmar and create such memorable moments for your honeymoon! Thanks for taking the time to share your kind words about Myanmar and our team. From all of us here at Pure, we wish you a marriage filled with happiness, love and many more travel adventures!
Laid back, cultural trip
Aug 8 - Aug 14, 2019
Great trip throughout. Our guides Aye, Nay and Thin was absolutely fantastic, and we had a lots of fun visiting the beautiful Myanmar. The guides gave us tips to the best vantage points to take our photos.
Thanks, Terrence, for your kind review of our team and your experience. The photos are simply stunning and capture the beauty of Myanmar so well- thanks for sharing them! I know your travel wish list is extensive but hope you can squeeze in another visit to Myanmar soon so that we can show you other parts of the country!
All the best,
Anne & the Myanmar Pure team
Jul 22 - Aug 2, 2019
We had a really wonderful time in Myanmar, the country and people are beautiful and the food was simply delicious. Like others we were used to travelling independently and haven't used an agent before but our experience with Anne and everyone at Myanmar Pure couldn't be faulted. We were able to see/do so much more based on their advice visiting Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw and Inle and places in between. We travelled with our 2 year old and everyone went the extra mile to accommodate his... read more
Thanks for your kind words about your family holiday in Myanmar! I'm delighted that we were able to show you so many diverse aspects of the country and take care of your little one along the way. We were on a team retreat when I received this so it was special to be able to share this feedback with everyone while we were gathered. Hope to see you here for another visit again soon!
Myanmar Adventure Tour - 15 Days
Jul 5 - Jul 19, 2019
Overall the trip was great. Anne put together a great agenda and her team of guides and drivers delivered, giving my son and I a very memorable experience. The one down event was a ATM owned by KBZ. Bank it took money from my bank account but did not dispense cash to me. I opened an investigation that day but The money has still not been returned. I advise against using KBZ ATM,s.
Thanks, Ray, for your feedback- we are glad that you and Cole had a memorable time in Myanmar! Hope the rest of your travels in South East Asia were also enjoyable!
Thank you, as well, for sharing with future travelers your experience at KBZ. We will continue to follow up on your case and hope they will get this all sorted soon!
Wishing you many other memorable father-son adventures in the years to come!
Anne & The team at Myanmar Pure
Boating in Myanmar
Jul 5 - Jul 22, 2019
Anne was incredible from the first contact. She was flexible and seemed to understand the type of holiday we wanted and planned it fitting in everything we wanted to see and do.
All our guides were great and it was fabulous that they were all different.
Cherry was so bubbly and her knowledge of Yangon and enthusiasm to show us its highlights from the pagoda to trying the food was infectious. We laughed so much and felt really welcome.
Ney was more reserved but so accommodating and happy for... read more
Mingalarbar Pip, Tony and Anna! Thanks for this amazing review and photos- they really paint a beautiful picture of your trip here for future visitors.
I have shared your kind words with our guides- Naing was blushing!- and with Pindaya Cottage House and Green Hill Valley. I'm delighted our team and the trip plan made your Myanmar holiday an enjoyable one.
We hope to see you on another KimKim journey soon!
Anne & The Myanmar Pure team
Jun 17 - Jun 25, 2019
perfect trip...exceptional attention to detail. looking forward to future collaborations.
Thanks Linda for your kind words about your June visit. We are looking forward to helping you plan your next journey and welcoming you back to Myanmar!
8 Days Myanmar Highlights
Apr 30 - May 9, 2019
Anne is an exceptionally good tour organiser and we are so very happy to have chosen her (via KimKim) for our 10-day Myanmar tour. Anne was away in Turkey when we were in Myanmar but she kept monitoring our tour progress (through the guides), stayed in touch with us and NEVER took more than a few minutes to respond to our needs whenever we raised any issues. The tour itinerary she put together for us was also great and it covered everything we wanted to see and more.
Of course no trip... read more
Thanks for your kind feedback! Glad the trip itinerary fit your personal travel style and that you enjoyed the company of Maung Maung, Nay, Thinzar and Naing- it makes me smile to know you appreciated their passion and knowledge! Sorry we didn't get a chance to meet while you were in Myanmar but hopefully our paths will cross when I visit Australia in the near future.
Apr 18 - Apr 28, 2019
WE had a fantastic experience using Kimkim again this trip. We were linked with Anne and here tour guides really did their best to make our trip perfect. We really did not need to worry about anything and every day we had something interesting to do. The selection of accommodation was really comfortable even in the remote town's and we really felt like we were having thw 'boutique' and personalised trip we wanted. I am really happy we did it this way and let Anne organise everything because... read more
Delighted we made your second experience with KimKim a memorable one! We always try to take the hassle out of the holiday - so I'm glad you felt you didn't have to worry and could enjoy the different experiences along the way, despite the soaring temperatures!
We'll look forward to helping you plan your next kimkim journey soon!
Magnificent Myanmar - 8 Days
Apr 20 - Apr 29, 2019
Our trip to Myanmar has been just excellent. From the start until the end the communication with Anne was great, as she organised in a very short time a trip which allowed us to see as much as possible of Myanmar in the limited amount of time that we had. Our guides were all knowledgeable and we felt always safe with our drivers, and we were able to experience local highlights which allowed us to get to know Myanmar and the people of Myanmar better (cooking class, eating lunch in the homes of local families ). All in all we were very happy with our trip and would definitely recommend Anne!
Thanks Rebecca! It was a pleasure to plan this trip- and especially fun as you two were up for anything! I'm glad you felt safe with our drivers and enjoyed all of the local experiences with our guides. Hope you can come back for a longer visit in the near future!
Exploring Myanmar in 12 days!
Feb 21 - Mar 5, 2019
Everything about our trip to Myanmar was fantastic! The guides were personable and knowledgable. We asked TONS of questions and they always had the answer! Ann was amazing. She quickly made our last minute changes when we added another person to our hotel and a tour. We are so pleased with the whole process, flights, drivers, guides, hotels and tours, that we are already planning our next trip!
Hi Terri, thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review and share your feedback. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed exploring Myanmar with our guides- its a special country and they loved sharing their hometowns with you and your family. Looking forward to helping you with your future SE Asia travels! All the best,
Buddhist Highlights of Burma
Mar 18 - Mar 25, 2019
Don't know where to begin - Everything was great!
Anne made planning the trip an easy and interesting experience. We changed our format, timing and group numbers several times and she worked with us to ensure the trip went off without incident. She had excellent recommendations on where to go (we customized the format).
Tin, our River guide, was amazing. Comprehensive knowledge of Myanmar, the areas we traveled and of Buddhism; excellent English, friendly but non-intrusive, and... read more
Mingalarbar Don, thanks for this kind review and feedback.
I am so glad your group of worldly travelers enjoyed their time in Myanmar! Your input during the planning process was incredibly helpful as well- it helped me to design the best route and pair you up with the right guide. I'll be sure to pass along your warm words to Tin and the boat crew and we hope that one day you will come back for another river journey along the Irrawaddy or Chindwin Rivers!
Best regards from Mandalay,
First Trip to Myanmar
Mar 17 - Mar 26, 2019
All guides were amazing. We enjoyed the entire trip. Special thanks to Anne for taking care of all the details.
Thanks for the kind review- great to hear you enjoyed your trip and time with our guides! It was a pleasure planning the details of your trip and hosting you during your travels in Myanmar.
Highlights of Myanmar - 10 Day Tour
Feb 12 - Feb 22, 2019
Thanks Anne for re-scheduling according to our needs - especially in light of the flight problems.
All went according to plan. All guides and drivers were helpful. We will be visiting Myanmar again with Kimkim.
Naresh and Nila
Dear Naresh & Nila- thanks for your review and happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Myanmar! Changes unexpectedly do happen with flights, so I am glad we were able to make some last minute changes to accommodate your international delay. We look forward to helping you plan your next visit here to the Golden Land!
Yangon & Bagan
Mar 2 - Mar 6, 2019
From planning to the actual trip, we couldn’t be happier with our trip to Myanmar. Anne was a super guide, very prompt and accommodating during the planning process. The trip went smoothly, everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed and just love Myanmar. Our local guides, Sai in Yangon and Zaw in Bagan were great, we quickly became friends in a very short period of time. We will gladly refer our friends to Anne in the future!
Thanks for the kind words, My Chau! It was fun planning this trip with you and will share your feedback with Sai and Zaw. Myanmar is a special place so I hope we have the chance to welcome you and your friends back to see a bit more (and hopefully fit in a balloon flight next time!)
Highlights and culture
Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2019
Our recent trip to Myanmar was excellent from start to finish! Anne’s pre-planning was spot on and her quick responses and suggestions for any changes along the way made everything so easy and completely worry free.
We only had a short time to take in as many experiences and sites as possible without feeling rushed - and we succeeded.
Each of our local guides were wonderful - knowledgeable, accommodating and so generous and passionate about their part of the world.
Niang in Inle Lake, was a... read more
Hi Sue and Susan,
Thanks for your feedback about your short but sweet holiday in Myanmar! We are glad you enjoyed your time with our guides and discovering the best of the local food and culture. I'll share this with Naing, Thinzar and Su as well as our drivers- we all look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
Myanmar Family Holiday - 12 Days
Feb 19 - Mar 1, 2019
Our trip to Myanmar was absolutely amazing in large part because of Anne’s outstanding skills in getting this trip together for us so it would be perfect! All the hotels were great and most of All all our guides were so knowledgeable and kind. We felt pampered and cared for and felt safe and happy the whole time!
We would definitely recommend this trip and most of all
Recommend Anne . She was outstanding!
Thanks so much for your kind words, Monique & Chili! It was fun designing your holiday and I'm glad it worked out to be the perfect fit. Our guides are proud to have shared their hometowns with you and to help you create wonderful memories of Myanmar. We wish you many more great travel adventures to come!
Feb 22 - Mar 4, 2019
Anne was very responsive to our requests in the planning process. The choice of our guide Akar was excellent. Good listener and adjusted plan on the fly. My wife was sick for the first 2 days and he was very attentive. His choice of meal stops was great and were the nutritious snacks along the way.
Hotels were as requested, porches, quiet and off the beaten path. The driver chosen was skilled and cautious-we felt safe in the van.
We will use Kimkim again for future adventure travel.
Mingalarbar! We are glad you enjoyed your cycling trip through Myanmar- going by two wheels is certainly a great way to see the country! Arkar enjoyed riding with you and sharing his knowledge of Myanmar, the food, its people and its backroads with you. Hope to see you on another cycling adventure again soon!
Je zu tin ba deh!
Myanmar with the locals (and a touch of luxury)
Jan 20 - Feb 5, 2019
Our recent 17 day tour in Myanmar was superb. Anne, our 4 guides and 4 drivers made us feel like royalty. We have never had the luxury of a private tour for 2 before and we have now been well and truly spoilt. The local people of Myanmar, the sights, the food - quite the experience. Thank you for having us.
Hi Lisa & Malcolm, thanks for your review. We loved sharing the beauty of Myanmar with you both and glad we were able to offer the right mix of luxury and local experiences for your holiday! Wishing you many more great travels in the years to come and perhaps will see you back in Myanmar again one day!
Myanmar Private Your
Feb 4 - Feb 11, 2019
I booked a trip to Myanmar with Anne and it was one of the best trips I've ever had going solo. My itinerary was specifically tailored to my wants and needs. I spent 7 days in Myanmar, visiting Yangon, Lake Inle and Bagan with a mixture of sight-seeing and learning the history of Myanmar, eating delicious food and spending time with local families.
Anne (the trip planner) has been a god-send, super experienced and knowledgeable about Myanmar, but also most importantly very accommodating... read more
Mingalarbar Andrew- thanks for taking the time to share such a detailed review with us. I'm delighted that the trip, hotels and services were a perfect fit. And thanks for your praise of our guides- I agree that their passion truly makes the experience extraordinary! Hope to welcome you back again one day soon!
Local Highlights of Yangon, Bagan and Inle Lake - 8 Days
Feb 5 - Feb 11, 2019
I've always loved the planning process for my holidays but while researching on Myanmar on a tight timeline, I felt increasingly unsure as I navigated through inconsistent and outdated details from Tripadvisor forums. For once, I wanted to just sit back and not worry about planning and timings etc. And than I came across KimKim.
I had sent Anne a query on a weekend and heard back from her in under an hour with recommendations based on my needs. The itinerary was so thoughtful that I didn't... read more
Thanks, Eleanor, for sharing your feedback on your visit to Myanmar! I am glad we were able to put together such a memorable trip for you at the last minute- your photos truly capture the beauty and serenity of Hpa An! On behalf of Nwel, AKM and Thaw, thanks for visiting and we hope to welcome you back again to Myanmar soon!
Myanmar Adventure Tour - 15 Days
Dec 29 - Jan 16, 2019
Anne was fantastic for start to finish. Easy to communicate with, understood our requirements ..... and delivered. All the guides without exception were great, as were the drivers and the sub guides in the various specialised areas.
Myanmar is a brilliant destination. People are suffering in the tourism industry due, seemingly unjustly to the misinterpretation of “ the troubles “ in the Rokine State by the international media. It is unfortunate that the fall out from this means less tourists, less jobs & less income.
Thanks for the review, I will share your kind words with our team! So great to see these beautiful photos and read your impressions of Myanmar- we hope more guests will look beyond the headlines and come visit to support the local economy. All the best!
Best of Myanmar- 3 weeks
Dec 27 - Jan 17, 2019
Myanmar, what an amazing desitination! Such a diverse country and the people are so very gracious.
Tourism is just starting to take off there, so go sooner rather than later!
Our trip organiser Anne put together an amazing trip for us and included everything we asked for plus more! We went to all the main areas....Yangon, Mandaly, Bagan, Inle and a few not so frequented spots. Our accommodation in Inle was at the very tranquil south end and was our very favourite memory, we went to a... read more
Mingalarbar, Thanks so much for feedback and glad you had such a memorable journey -the pictures are fabulous, too! I'm delighted to hear you loved the local experiences and lesser-known destinations- it was fun to create this trip and I know our guides had fun along the way. Hope you have many more great adventures to come in 2019!
Highlights of Myanmar - 10 Day Tour
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2019
Anne is great and super efficient, helped me to finalize the 12-day trip schedule quickly just one week before the trip, by adapting to my budget and major interests as much as she could. The trip was very well organized covering all the places I wanted to visit and also lots of interaction with the locals. All the tour guides and drivers are professional and very friendly. Myanmar is an amazing country with very unique history, culture and local customs, people are genuine and extremely... read more
Mingalarbar Vicky! Thanks for sharing your feedback with us and your recommendations for future travelers- Myanmar is a magical place and we loved sharing it with you. So glad that we could put together the last minute trip for you and hope that you will come back again soon!
Myanmar’s 'Big Four' Destinations
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2019
Anne was incredible! She’s prompt, responsive and professional. I want Anne to plan every one of our trip if possible! Thank you Anne for a wonderful trip!
Hi Thao and Brad- thanks for spending your new year holidays in Myanmar! Glad you had a wonderful time and that I could help make the planning process a smooth one. Please do let us know if you plan to return again!
Dec 6 - Dec 16, 2018
The guides provided were all excellent and they know their job well. Starting in Yangon we're greeted by Cherry Kyaw who attended to our need in details and with always a smile. In Mandalay, after a delay of our flights from Yangon, we're greeted by Lu Wine who immediately took us to a lovely dinner. We arranged for an early morning start for a sunrise at Mandalay Hills. No problems there. After the morning sunrise shoot, went back to the hotel breakfast after which we continue for the... read more
Thanks Tack for sharing your feedback and all of these amazing photos! We are delighted that you enjoyed your photo-focused tour through Myanmar and spending time with our local guides. We would love to welcome you and your friends back again! All the best and wishing you many great adventures to come in 2019!
Dec 4 - Dec 12, 2018
Superb organisation, all my thoughts, hopes and desires were accommodated .. and improved on.
The style and direction of my birthday away was fitted in beautifully. As I suggested my preferences,
Ideas and thoughts were suggested to improve my enjoyment of the visit.
Each day required different transport, food, accommodation, in the manner I chose to travel, and I was not disappointed . Everything dovetailed together and gave me a special time away.
A pleasure to have a breakfast with Anne on my final day. Wonderful send off. Loved Burma.
Mingalarbar Peter- we are glad you enjoyed your (re)visit to beautiful Myanmar! Your trip request was quite different from most, so I'm pleased that we were able to put together the perfect combination in the end. It was a delight sharing a beer on your birthday and a farewell bowl of mohinga- hope our paths cross again soon!
Spiritual and Physical Exploration
Nov 20 - Nov 29, 2018
This review will inevitably be too short to capture the brilliance and splendor of Myanmar -- both its people and its places. My guides: Minthu, Thinzar, and Wai were all fantastic. Anne, owner of Myanmar Pure and all-around amazing human, used my input to handcraft a one of a kind spiritual and physical journey that had me interacting with locals, cooking meals, watching handmade crafts be made, and involved planes, trains, automobiles, e-bikes (think vespa), and boats. I met local fortune... read more
Hi Lexi, thanks for the lovely feedback- it speaks volumes about the wonderful people and hospitality in Myanmar! Glad we were able to fit in so many unique experiences for you and hope the memories stay with you and bring a smile to your face. Minthu, Thinzar and Wai are waiting for you to come back again so hope it is not too far in the distant future!
Kimkim's Cycling Myanmar Trip
Nov 14 - Nov 23, 2018
Myanmar was AMAZING. The care and quality of the planning made all the difference. Anne went far far beyond my expectations in building a trip that reflected all that excited me (in this case cycling, culture, food, the people, the reasons why, ...). I have had countless great travel experiences, and working with Pure Myanmar was one of the top. Each day was unique; transitions were seamless; lots of little extras (I'm not a big beer fan & she handed me a bottle of rum ... I wanted consistent... read more
Thanks, Lisa, for the great feedback and positive words about Myanmar! Arkar and Thet Wai enjoyed cycling with you and introducing you to the culture and some of the more unusual local food. We do our best to take care of the little things - and being well 'hydrated' is important on a cycling trip :) Hope we can welcome you and your friends on a group foodie/cycling journey next year!
Three weeks in Myanmar
Nov 4 - Nov 23, 2018
Everything about this trip was superb, from the moment I first got in touch with Anne. She was an excellent planner who understood exactly what I was looking for. On the ground, the guides, drivers, accommodations and arranged food were excellent. I was all around impressed. I had an emergency and Anne was on hand via WhatsApp immediately, which was a great help and relief. I highly recommend Anne and a trip to Myanmar.
Hi Emilia, thanks so much for your kind words! Your spirit of adventure and discovery made it so much fun to plan the journey and our team enjoyed sharing their home towns with you. Thanks for visiting Myanmar, sharing your experiences with your friends back home and we hope you come back again soon!
Adventure Culture & Relaxation
Sep 25 - Oct 14, 2018
Our trip to Myanmar was truely amazing. We had hoped to achieve meeting the locals & becoming part of the culture in a real way & this is what happened for us. Myanmar is a beautiful country & the people are warm & welcoming. They gave us such insight into their lives plus showed an interest in us as people also. We were very grateful for the hotels Anne had chosen for us & staff couldnt do enough to make sure we were happy. We were able to go into the villages & non-touristy areas &... read more
Mingalarbar! Thanks for sharing your Myanmar experiences and photos- you paint a beautiful picture of the country and your experiences here. It was such fun planning a flexible journey that matched with your adventurous spirits! I will pass your kind words on to our guides and team. All the best!
How Many Days Should You Spend in Myanmar?
Sep 29 - Oct 13, 2018
Our three guides and three drivers in the areas of Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin, Bagan, Popa, Salay, Pindaya, Dalaw and Loikaw were all excellent. There was nothing we could fault them on. They gave us an insight into the lives and culture in each area we visited. They warmed to our Australian sense of humour and made our trip a lot of fun. All the various Hotels that we stayed in all staff couldn't do enough to please us. Our guides on the Pindaya Trek and Loikaw Village Trek interacted well... read more
Dear Ros & Geoff,
We loved hosting you in Myanmar - it was great fun planning the journey and sharing different local experiences with you two. All of our guides send you a big 'hello' and we genuinely thank you for visiting Myanmar!
Anne & the Myanmar Pure team
Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2018
Anne was great! My initial request was vague but Anne pulled together the perfect itinerary.
Thanks for leaving a review and sharing the great photos! We are glad we could create the perfect trip plan and hope we will see you here again soon to explore more of Myanmar!
All the best,
Anne, Cherry, Naing and the Myanmar Pure team!
Brief trip to Myanmar from Bankik
Aug 20 - Aug 24, 2018
Our 2 main guides Akkar and Nye Nye were amazing: professional, funny, accommodating. And they truly made our experiences so perfect. We found Myanmar magical. Loved going by e-bike through the pagodas. Akkar got us a romantic horse and carriage ride through the pagodas the first night and had recommended the restaurant Moon which was delicious. Nye nye was a total joy to be with. We particularly loved going to his village on Inle Lake, eating lunch at his family’s house and getting a tour of the village by dug our canoe with he and his Mum. Loved it all
Minglarbar! Thanks Cynthia for taking the time to share your feedback here- it is always great to read about our guests' favorite parts of the trip and to know that you enjoyed traveling with our team! We hope you can come back again soon- Nye Nye's mom is already asking when you will return for more fish and canoe rides!
Jul 17 - Jul 29, 2018
We had a wonderful trip. Myanmar is beautiful country, the people are so friendly! The first contact with Anne was very promising and after a few e-mails we got a very good proposal in which Anne really proposed what we like to do. We love having close contact with the local people and we had! Lunches at family homes, a trekking around Pindaya, the Inle Lake, Kalaw and much more. The train rides between Kalaw and Inle lake was a great experience. In Bagan we explored the beautiful area with E... read more
Thanks so much for your feedback- on behalf of our team, we are glad you enjoyed your stay here and loved Myanmar as much as we do! It really makes us happy to welcome guests like your family who want to spend time immersed in the local culture, so it was a lot of fun for us to put together your holiday.
We hope you enjoyed your onward travels and that one day we can welcome you back to Myanmar again!
Myanmar & Thailand Tour - 15 Days
Jul 23 - Aug 6, 2018
What a great trip! Loved Myanmar. The first time I visited was as a backpacker in my mid 20s in 1986. That as a remarkable time to visit what was then Burma but I certainly travelled rough.
This time I requested higher end accommodation for my wife and I. Anne excelled with her selection. For instance, the Sanctum Inn and Bagan Lodge were modern suites in 5 Star accommodation. But we loved every choice she made for us, plus she saved us some money by recommending we stay at the Savoy in... read more
Dear Rod and Jane,
Thanks for the wonderful feedback and delighted to hear you loved Myanmar- it is a special place and your photos really capture the beauty and atmosphere of the country! I will pass on your kind words to our guides and drivers. No matter what I plan, they are the ones who really 'make it happen' and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with them and their flexibility with your excursions.
Hope you can make it back for a third visit to Myanmar one day soon!
May 4 - May 13, 2018
Our Trip- Myanmar off the beaten track 10 days.
If we could give this trip a 10 we would. Anne was a fantastic organizer/planner. She understood what we were looking for and put together an itinerary that suited us immensely.
Everything went logistically smooth in terms of timelines, dates, pick ups and bookings. Our guides or drivers were always there greeting us with a big smile wherever the next place be.
In terms of the guides themselves they were all locals from the specific region... read more
Hi Alex and Trey,
Thanks for the lovely review! I am so glad we could help make this 'dream trip' a reality- I enjoyed chatting with you before the trip and creating a trip that fit your personal travel style. Thanks for the kind remarks about our guides and drivers, I will be sure to share your praise with them.
Hope you had enjoyable onward travels!
Anne & The Myanmar Pure Team
Magnificent Myanmar - 8 Days
Mar 30 - Apr 8, 2018
Very professional experience that meet expectations. I would recommend both kimkim and Anne.
Mingalarbar Egidio and Chinyu, thanks for the kind words! I am glad you enjoyed your time here - our guides really appreciated your enthusiasm for the local culture and their hometowns. If you have the chance to visit again we would love to show your more of Myanmar!
Mar 24 - Apr 2, 2018
Anne and the rest of the guides/drivers were great. I could not say more about Anne and the response time, care of client etc... This was a once in a lifetime trip and I was happy that Anne was the one that could plan it for me.
Thanks Christian! It was fun planning this trip - you were up for every local experience we could offer! And so glad we could fit in the visit to Green Hill Valley at the last minute. I hope you enjoyed your onward travels in Thailand and that we get a chance to welcome you to Myanmar again soon!
Jan 29 - Feb 13, 2018
We had an incredible Myanmar trip that Anne Cruickshanks from Myanmar Pure helped put together. Anne was amazing in creating an itinerary filled with activities that were tailored to our interests, intentions and yet gently pushed us beyond what we normally do on our own trips.
She truly listened and talked to us prior to the trip to better understand us as travellers and proposed itineraries that suited our needs. Anne is responsive, intuitive and knows Myanmar beyond the beautiful... read more
Hi JC! Thanks for the wonderful, personalized feedback. I'm so glad that KimKim connected us and even happier to know that you enjoyed your Myanmar travels and all of the experiences along the way! I will pass on your kind words to our team and would love to help you plan your next journey!
Jan 21 - Feb 2, 2018
As experienced travellers this was the first time we had 'outsourced' our travel planning and we couldn't have been happier with the outcome. Anne took the time to fully understand our ambitious wishlist and returned with a suggested itinerary that whilst action-packed never felt overwhelming or rushed.
Each of our local guides managed to strike the right balance between being extremely attentive whilst also letting us explore at our own leisure. As well as visiting flagship attractions... read more
Mingalarbar Tom & Harriet! Thanks for putting your trust in us to plan your Myanmar holiday-
it was a fun challenge to design and organize the trip! Wonderful to hear you enjoyed the balance of excursions and getting in to the local culture with our guides. We sincerely do hope you will come back and explore more of Myanmar with us- there is so much to see and do and we would love to share it with you. All the best!
Feb 9 - Feb 16, 2018
One of the best trips of my life! Tour was nicely set up, and Anne make changes where necessary when my flight screwed up my arrival. The Bagan tour guide was very good, and the accommodations at the hotel were superb. And the cooking class was very informative and tasty. Flights and airport transfers went without a hitch. I highly recommend the tour, and KimKim tour company.
Dear Tim- thanks for the kind words and beautiful photos! I know you and Robert had a short time on the ground (even shorter with the hitch on the international flight!)- I am glad we could maximize it and provide such memorable experiences. I hope you can come back so that we can show you other parts of beautiful Myanmar!