After various roles and many years in the travel industry, I founded my own travel company, Green Season Travel.
My approach is learning through working. Using the experiences from my own travels around Myanmar, I created our own unique travel products and packages. Whenever I have free time, I go on trips and explore. I also guide tours on occasion and gain from travelers' feedback and my experiences in the field.
Jack @ Mr. Zaw Min Oo is certified Travelife Sustainability Manager since 2015. His travel company, Green Season Travel is the winner of 2017 Product and Package Innovation Competition (PPIC) and 2019 Myanmar Responsible Travel Award with Best Responsible Community Involvement in Tourism.
MYANMAR BEST RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARD 2019:
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"We specialize in cultural, nature, adventure and wildlife tours all around Myanmar. Our tours are action-packed, and you have the opportunity to experience locals' way of life, eat authentic foods, stay in local homes, and doing outdoor activities.
Some of my favorite places are Fantastic Hpa-An, where you can see limestone hills, caves, and visit hidden Kayin villages. Yangon is fascinatingly exotic, Mandalay is the royal capital city. Bagan is a rich archaeological site with over 4,000 temples. Inle Lake is beautiful, and Kalaw and Northern Shan State are perfect spots for trekking. Ngapali Beach is world-class. Many more to tell!"
How did you get involved in travel?
"I love traveling. I'm passionate about discovering new places on my own, I love to see locals and different tribes and learn their culture and traditions, and I especially love trying local foods.
Loving to create innovative, creative, authentic and inclusive travel products that I believe can create extra jobs for the people of Myanmar, at the same time, we can take our visitors to mainstream tourist destinations as well as to off the beaten tracks and unexplored and hidden treasure places to experience Myanmar. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I will never forget my visit to Chin Mountain Adventure. I was able to drive a 4-wheel car and stayed the night in a bungalow 8,000 feet above sea level. We drove further up to base camp (at 9,000 feet!) and continued by motorbike up to Mt. Victoria (10,300 feet). I spent the trip trekking up and over hills to Chin Villages, where Mythons (cows) kept creeping up to our camp before running away again. I'll never forget this awesome experience!"
Featured trips & expertise
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.
From serene temples to bustling markets, city sightseeing to beautiful landscapes, this five-day trip showcases the diversity of Myanmar. Start in intriguing Yangon, travel to temple-filled Bagan, then touch down in tranquil Inle Lake.
Explore Myanmar's stunning and diverse landscapes by bike. Start in the bustling Yangon to see busy Bogoyoke Aun San Market and the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda, then visit the sprawling temples of Bagan. See historical sites in the ancient capital of Mandalay and Amarapura. End your journey with a ride around the famed Inle Lake to explore local culture, meet local Inthar artisans, and enjoy the beauty of Myanmar's lush countryside.
This packed itinerary checks off Myanmar's top Buddhist sites. Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda and busy markets in Yangon, explore monasteries in Mon State, and tour the world-famous Bagan archaeological site. Finish your trip in Mandalay to see the splendid former capital Inwa, the world's longest teakwood bridge on Inle Lake, and the 17th-century Indein pagodas.
This 12-day trip makes for an excellent introduction to the cultural highlights of Myanmar. You'll tour pagodas and temples, visit cities and tiny villages, and get a real sense of the country's strong ties to Buddhism and of its British colonial past. You'll roam the buzzing streets of Yangon, watch the sunset over the temples of Bagan, take a long-tailed boat tour of Inle Lake, and so much more!
Spend nine days traversing the sights of Myanmar on this itinerary. You'll visit the urban highlights of Mandalay and Yangon, cruise through the heart of the country down the Irrawaddy River, soar above the 3,000 pagodas of Bagan in a hot air balloon at sunrise, and sample handicrafts in village markets as you make your way through your tour.
Recent trip reviews for Jack
Local Green Season travel lead by Jack came u...
Mar 10 - Mar 16, 2020
Local Green Season travel lead by Jack came up with a suggestion to an itinerary for a private 1 person 7 days tour visiting Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw and Inle Lake. I had a few tweaks and wishes he accommodated. I booked and he set the whole thing in motion. There were no glitches and everything went as I hoped for. Without fail I was collected , driven around and had the most wonderful expert guides where I arrived. I saw a lot and learned a lot about amazing Myanmar. I private tour expertly... read more
Jack was exceptional!
Jan 3 - Jan 14, 2020
Jack was exceptional. From the planning stages to the end of the trip, Jack was always willing to accommodate my numerous requests to customise the trip.
In addition to the standard plans, Jack helped me to plan the whole trip to meet my specific requirements. Even when some of the guides were not up to the expectations, Jack was quick to get involved and sort things out for me.
I would definitely recommend Jack for anyone visiting Myanmar!
A magical experience
Dec 21 - Dec 29, 2019
I have great pleasure in giving this 5 star review to Jack and his team that were introduced to us through Kimkim. My wife, our daughter and I just completed a 9 day journey through Mynamar that was organized by Jack and his colleagues. First, I appreciated the close attention he paid to make sure that all our suggestions were meticulously follow up at the planning stage. Typically every suggestion I sent him at the end of the day was acted upon and I would have a confirmation and reply... read more
12 Days in Myanmar
Nov 28 - Dec 9, 2019
Just returned from a 12 day trip to Myanmar. Our host/guide(s) Jack et al were great. We were met at all of our destinations by a guide and driver. Accommodation was very comfortable, several with lots of character/history. Highlights were:
1) Boat Trip from Mandalay to Bagan on a small river boat that had 7 cabins. We really enjoyed ourselves. It was very relaxing and we got to see lots of activity along the river with a few stops for land tours here and there.
2) Bagan. We spent two... read more