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Linn Linn

Myanmar, a country rich in culture and history, is welcoming you with amazing views and sincere smiles. With more than five years of experience in the tourism sector, I am both passionate and qualified to help you create heartfelt, customized tours that will give the best memories to all of our clients.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize and can offer many types of tours for Myanmar. Since Myanmar has a lot of natural resources and cultural attractions a classic cultural tour could be arranged along with a tailor-made odyssey filled with wonderful photographic opportunities, sustainable practices, off the beaten track visits to different ethnic villages, and Buddhist traditions. Whether alone or in a group, all visitors will be sure to appreciate the natural ways of life here overland or overwater. As I mentioned before, anything that the visitor may dream can be made real."

How did you get involved in travel?

"The hidden and unspoiled beauty of the breath-taking landscapes in this Golden Land of pagoda legends has existed until today enduring through long transitions and eras of quiet peace. For centuries, this has been what the world knew about “Burma” or present-day Myanmar where I was born and raised. I am Linn and I graduated from the University Of Foreign Languages Of Mandalay with a Bachelor of Arts in German Language. Around 2013 I had the opportunity to get into the tourism sector. Now I’ve been serving as a tour operator at one of the leading DMCs in Yangon, Myanmar. As most of my experience with tourism has been through a “tour operator” or “sales executive” perspective, I am confident that I can manage and cater to whatever desire that any traveler might want when visiting here. I can help you by designing various themed trips such as those focusing on sustainability or other customized tours focused on health and wellness. Based on my personal travel knowledge collected through my several years in Myanmar, I’m here ready to serve and share authentic, unique experiences to suit individual clients’ needs and wants. I’m eager to help you create unforgettable memories!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"In 2015, I went to a few Pa Oh villages (the Pa Oh are an ethnicity primarily in the hills of the East) where I was conducting an inspection of the Community Based Tourism operations there. It was my most unforgettable trip and I learned a lot about the Pa Oh community, the Pa Oh culture, their ways of life and their daily activities. This area was restricted by the government in previous years so they never got too many tourists there. Recently, the government opened this area up for international visitors and we got a chance to conduct this inspection trip to help them develop tourism packages which would help the Pa Oh community in the long run. We went by several modes of transport such as by car, on foot, and by bike. We participated in trekking excursions through green mountain ranges, made traditional Pa Oh bamboo hats and baskets, and attended a cooking class where we made a traditional Pa Oh lunch while conversing with these friendly locals. We helped them with their farming and gardening in addition to their house chores to then celebrate with a village dinner while watching a traditional Pa Oh dance performance and playing games with the village children. This is the most unique travel experience in my life even though I travelled to a lot of destinations like Kalaw in the remotest lands of Myanmar."

Featured trips & expertise

The pagodas of Bagan
Highlights of Myanmar - 12 Days

Experience vibrant Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, on this 12-day tour of the highlights. From the buzzing and colorful city streets of Yangon to the magnificent Inle Lake, this trip offers something for everyone. Find hidden treasures in the bustling markets, relax in the countryside of Kalaw and the Shan Hills, and explore culture and religion as you tour ancient pagodas and temples.

Sunset over ancient pagodas in Bagan
How Many Days Should You Spend in Myanmar?

Two weeks is the perfect amount of time to explore Myanmar. If you have less time, you can still have a great experience but it requires careful planning. At a minimum, five days is enough to give you a taste of the country’s history and culture by visiting two of Myanmar’s “Big Four” destinations.

Kalaw, Shan State
Local Highlights of Yangon, Bagan and Inle Lake - 8 Days

This 8-day itinerary provides a local perspective on the main highlights of Myanmar — Yangon, Bagan, and Inle Lake. You'll dine with a local family, visit lively markets and places of pilgrimage, and enjoy the company of knowledgeable local guides who will share their stories and insights.

Recent trip reviews for Linn

Highlights of myanmar - 10 day tour, Myanmar - Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2018

Traveler: Gaylene M. - Local specialist: Linn Linn

We had the most phenomenal trip , a lifetime of memories and experiences over the 10 days. The hotels were all fabulous, the guides informative, knowledgeable and helpful and the choice of destinations and activities were perfect.
Our favorite guides were Aung in Yangon, Jery in Mandalay and Min Min in Inle Lake.
I would highly recommend KimKim to organise the best highlight tour of Myanmar to take account of your special requests, adapt the itinerary to suit your preferences and overall give you a holiday experience of a lifetime.
The balloon flight in Bagan was the highlight!

Linn Linn, local specialist, responded to this review:

Mingalarbar Gaylene ,

Thanks for sharing your great memories during your trip in Myanmar! We are glad that we could create the perfect trip plan for you and I will pass your lovely messages to my team! There are still so many places left to explore in Myanmar and would love to welcome you again.

All the best,
Linn Linn

Fascinating myanmar, Myanmar - Dec 24 - Dec 29, 2018

Traveler: Ee Lin O. - Local specialist: Linn Linn

The overall trip was very well organised and the guides and drivers were very punctual. The two local guides we had in Yangon, Ms Kyi Kyi Aye and Mr Min Thu Swe in Bagan were very knowledgeable and friendly. They made a big difference to the trip.

Linn Linn, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Ee Lin ,
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am very happy to hear that you are satisfied for the whole trip, thank you for your appreciation especially to our guides and drivers. I will pass your great words to my team , guides and drivers. Your photos are lovely!
Thanks again and wish you happy new year!
Best regards,
Linn Linn

Myanmar’s 'big four' destinations, Myanmar - Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2018

Traveler: Stephen M. - Local specialist: Linn Linn

We had a fantastic time in Myanmar; it's a magical place. Our itinerary: One day, Yangon, two days in Bagan, two days in Mandalay, one day in Heho.

We took four internal flights, and we found the domestic airlines to be excellent. I felt more safe than on some US airlines. All we're prop planes.

The whole tour was great and the guides we're wonderful. They all had different strengths
Our guide in Yangon, Ong, was extremely knowledgeable. We called him as a nickname Google. And his... read more

We had a fantastic time in Myanmar; it's a magical place. Our itinerary: One day, Yangon, two days in Bagan, two days in Mandalay, one day in Heho.

We took four internal flights, and we found the domestic airlines to be excellent. I felt more safe than on some US airlines. All we're prop planes.

The whole tour was great and the guides we're wonderful. They all had different strengths
Our guide in Yangon, Ong, was extremely knowledgeable. We called him as a nickname Google. And his English was fantastic. Our guide and Bagan, Tin, was enthusiastic. He was very much concerned with us understanding Buddhism and the cultural practices surrounding the religion. He was thorough and seemed to really enjoy his job. Our guide in Mandalay, Ben, was more on the personal and caring side. He was quick to assure us when our children were running around not to worry about it that Burmese children do that as well in temples. Our final guide, a young lady in Inle was really sweet. We we're with her only for a short time and we were on the boat all day so there was a little less interaction. She actually gave her shoes to a woman who list hers in a temple. Talk about a good deed; ring the bell in a temple. Very kind. Of course my wife gave her her shoes at the end of the day.

The drivers in each stop we're attentive and careful.

The highlights of the trip both involved water. The sunset river cruise on the Irrawaddy in Bagan was once in a lifetime. We we're really moved by the experience. And the day on Inle Lake was fascinating. We loved every minute.

We experienced only one low point which was U Bein bridge. I saw it as a crowded tourist trap and we were out of there in 15 minutes. There is really no need to go there.

My only recommendation for future tours has to do with the hotels. Hotel Hazel in Mandalay had essentially no Wi-Fi. Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things; however, it's nice to post pictures to Facebook at the end of the day so your friends and family can see what you're up to. Additionally the hotels were a little far from the city centers so in the evening we really couldn't stroll anywhere just to relax and taken some more of the cultural experience.

Our agent Linn did a really nice job; often following up with us.

I highly recommend using Kim Kim, especially if you have children, ours 11 and 5. I would use Kim Kim again. Thinking of Bhutan next!

Linn Linn, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Stephen,
Thank you so much for your fantastic feed back and great photos. We are very glad to hear that the whole tour was great and your appreciation to our local guides. I will share your lovely photos and feedback to all of team members and especially to our guides as well.
Thank you again for recommendation to use Kim Kim and there are still a lot of amazing places which are waiting for you and we would love to welcome you again from beautiful country Myanmar.
With warmest wishes from sunny Yangon,
Linn Linn

Trip to myanmar, Myanmar - Nov 5 - Nov 19, 2018

Traveler: donn d. - Local specialist: Linn Linn

I enjoyed the complete trip, my guides, Thwe Thwe Gmtt, May Han Thu, Kyikyi Aye and Ko Zay were all very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Riding the bike in Yangan visiting the villages and seeing all the markets were very special for me not only as a photographer but to interact with the people. Being able to go to peoples homes and have shared meals was very memorable. Seeing lots of things and never feeling rushed. The Balloons over Bagan was an experience not to be missed.

Linn Linn, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you, Donn for your great feedback and I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the complete trip and had cherished memories in our beautiful country. I will also pass your valuable feedback to our team and the guides. It is great to hear that you recommend Balloons over Bagan. There are also Balloons Over Inle and Mandalay which can give you difference experiences. If you have the chance to visit again we would love to show your more of Myanmar!
Best wishes from beautiful Yangon,
Linn Linn