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Su Shwe Yee Aung

Myanmar, an undoubtful paradise where I call "home". The combination of long living history, culture, heritage, and artifacts and the modern metropolitan lifestyle which create a living colorful painting.

With myself being a travel junkie, I always put myself in a traveler's' shoes and have been great-fully creating unique memorable experiences for the travelers.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Everything Myanmar could offer is at my best service.

We offer the private tours from all range from Classic tours with all the must-see attractions, Family tours with fun and relaxation activities, Adventure tours with biking and trekking activities up until Off the beaten tours with exploring hidden remote areas.

In every single tour, there is one consistency. This is where we tailor the travel experience of your best fit and cater in detail to build up the best traveling experience before, during and after your travel. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I was studying International Business as a major during my university time in Singapore. At the same time, I was still asking myself what my passion is and I, fortunately, found my passion which is in Hospitality and this is when I took Hospitality and Tourism Management as my second major.

I've been in the industry for a few years already and being trained to work as a professional on the destinations of my country. I believe I would be able to help you organize the best moments my country could offer.
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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 Su Shwe Yee

Tour, Myanmar - May 1 - May 10, 2019

Traveler: BRUCE L. - Local specialist: Su Shwe Yee Aung

Over all we had a great time. It started out bad. We were NEVER told we needed visas before we landed which is what is done in most countries. In fact 2 weeks before we were asked for a copy of our passports which would have been a good time to say by the way make sure you have your visas. It cost me a little over $700 and a lot of aggravation but we made it through. I had to get a hotel room in Singapore airport for another night and a new flight to Myanmar. The places were great and... read more

Over all we had a great time. It started out bad. We were NEVER told we needed visas before we landed which is what is done in most countries. In fact 2 weeks before we were asked for a copy of our passports which would have been a good time to say by the way make sure you have your visas. It cost me a little over $700 and a lot of aggravation but we made it through. I had to get a hotel room in Singapore airport for another night and a new flight to Myanmar. The places were great and the 3 first guilds were great. The last lady was a little less so. All the drivers were good. but the guy in Bagan who we had for 2 days was above and beyond. Always cold water and cold towels. He should get an extra star. The hotels were top notch and it was a nice touch in Mandalay to give us the room with the extra service. Thanks. The next to last night at the lake we were going to be put into a room with no AC Bad move it was 90 in the shade. We were able to talk them into taking us to the next hotel which worked out better anyway The boat the next morning left from the hotel. The only other thing I would leave out is the horse buggy ride. It has no seats and is impossible sit in. Was really terrible. On the way home we had a hassle with air because we missed the flight in they cancelled the flight out and it took an hour on the phone and $90 to get our flight back less the ungraded seats I had paid for

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Su Shwe Yee Aung, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Bruce, thank you for your detailed feedback. Please take my sincere apology for failing to write to you about the visa even though I mentioned in the price excluded part in the proposal. I already passed your feedback to the team and the guides as well. Your feedback really helps us to improve the quality of our service. I'm happy to hear that you had a great trip overall.

Michael

Interested in 2 myanmar tours, Myanmar - Feb 8 - Feb 12, 2019

Traveler: Michael F. - Local specialist: Su Shwe Yee Aung

I have been all over the world but my recent trip to Myanmar was truly something special. From the very beginning Shu Shwe Yee and Linn Linn were very hands on in helping me plan my perfect personalized trip. They were always available to quickly answer any questions, make any itinerary changes, and offer local advice. Everything about the trip happened without any incidents and I knew i was in good hands the entire time. I was able to enjoy Yangon, Bagan, and the Mandalay area on my... read more

I have been all over the world but my recent trip to Myanmar was truly something special. From the very beginning Shu Shwe Yee and Linn Linn were very hands on in helping me plan my perfect personalized trip. They were always available to quickly answer any questions, make any itinerary changes, and offer local advice. Everything about the trip happened without any incidents and I knew i was in good hands the entire time. I was able to enjoy Yangon, Bagan, and the Mandalay area on my trip. My only regret was that i did not have enough time to visit Inle Lake. By far the highlight was my two full days in Bagan. My guide, Mr. Aung Soe Min, was the best guide i ever had. He was able to personalize my experience based on my preferences. I told him that i was really into photography and he was able to show me the best places to capture the beauty of the land and include the locals in there as well. He gave me different options on things to do and the information i needed to make an informed decision. I also really enjoyed how he was able to include unique experiences with the locals that were different from the usual temple itinerary. I highly recommend using this company while in Myanmar and to spend more than a week here. Plenty to see and the people are very friendly. I felt safe and secure the entire trip.

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Su Shwe Yee Aung, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Michael,
Thank you so much for your lovely ,great and generous review. :)
I am very happy to receive your feed back and I feel sorry that you did not have enough time to see Inle lake. However , you come to Myanmar again , why not ? there are still a lot of places you can enjoy and explore here.
Thanks again and have a lovely day!
Best regards,
Linn Linn

Highlights of myanmar - 10 day tour, Myanmar - Dec 25 - Jan 4, 2019

Traveler: Pearl M. - Local specialist: Su Shwe Yee Aung

We had an amazing time in Myanmar, thanks to all the guides and drivers! All the guides spoke very clearly and were very knowledgeable. They went out of their way to assist us in every way possible. We felt very safe while being driven around by the drivers.
Accomodation at Mountain Top Hotel was of a high standard.
All the tours ran to schedule with more than sufficient time at each venue.
I would happily recommend Kim Kim tours to anybody wishing to visit Myanmar. Thank you.

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Su Shwe Yee Aung, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello dear Pearl, I'm very happy to hear that you had an amazing time. I've passed it to my team and they are now very glad to know about it. Yes, I'm always here to provide you a wonderful trip. Yours Su

Sundar burma trip, Myanmar - Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2018

Traveler: Satya A. - Local specialist: Su Shwe Yee Aung

The communications should be directly with the person and not with the whole group!
Payment should be in 2 installments, 50% down payment and the final payment of 50% 2-4 weeks before the trip.
You should give us the phone number of the local person who will be receiving us at the airport.
We should have a copy of the flight reservations/confirmation.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and the resort- I’ll at Lake Inle. We wish we had more time there!
Most of the guides were excellent.
Thanks,
Jaya and Satya Ahuja

Sundar burma trip, Myanmar - Nov 28 - Dec 4, 2018

Traveler: Aruna V. - Local specialist: Su Shwe Yee Aung

Guides in Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and inley lake were good. However, the ones in Mandalay and Inlet lake had no clue about our departure times or flight iternerary causing confusion on the last days in those cities. The guide in Yangon was misinformed about our arrival at airport on Dec 3rd and showed up 1 and 1/2 hours after our arrival at the airport only after we communicated with Su by email. If Su had not answered we would have had to find a way to reach Savoy hotel ourselves at night one way or the other.

Myanmar & thailand tour - 15 days, Myanmar - Nov 10 - Nov 21, 2018

Traveler: Gabriel C. - Local specialist: Su Shwe Yee Aung

Overall, my experience was great. Su was incredibly helpful and very responsive on the planning portion of the trip.

My local guides were very knowledgeable, although sometimes my questions where unanswered mostly due to a language barrier.

On a scale from 1 to 5 I would rate them all at a 4. Out of all my guides I was particularly fond of my guide in Mandalay, as he was the easiest to communicate with.

I would recommend Su and all of my guides to anyone visiting Myanmar.

Highlights of myanmar - 10 day tour, Myanmar - Sep 4 - Sep 17, 2018

Traveler: charlie a. - Local specialist: Su Shwe Yee Aung

Reno hotel-Yangon almost if not all non smoking room smells smoking if the aircon is not running.
Guide in Bagan not explaining the history of Bagan and each monument we went well enough or none at all.
Guide in Yangon, enle lake, mandalay were very good. All Drivers drive good and safe. Restaurant were averagely ok.
Tour generally are so so. Why..?? Market here today and everyday and last day in Yangon were 3-4 markets all day. Photography is not just all markets. Sunrise and sunset is a must. Tribes , customs, traditions, history, important monuments and etc.

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Su Shwe Yee Aung, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for your feedback, dear Charlie ! Your feedbacks help me a lot to improve our services. I'm glad to hear that you are very happy with the guides in Yangon, Mandalay, and Inle Lake. I will also pass your feedback to them.
In the near future, if you have the plan to visit here again, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.
All the best,
Su

Highlights of mandalay and bagan - 5 days, Myanmar - Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2018

Traveler: Stephanie L. - Local specialist: Su Shwe Yee Aung

Our guide in Mandalay, Thwe Thwe, was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about her country's history and culture. We really appreciated the opportunity to learn more about Myanmar through a local guide. We liked visiting a Buddhist monastery and sharing a meal with a family. We also liked seeing a small village that produced palm oil and learning about their way of life. ToeHlaing was our guide in Bagan and he was very nice. Our most memorable part of Bagan will always be renting... read more

Our guide in Mandalay, Thwe Thwe, was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about her country's history and culture. We really appreciated the opportunity to learn more about Myanmar through a local guide. We liked visiting a Buddhist monastery and sharing a meal with a family. We also liked seeing a small village that produced palm oil and learning about their way of life. ToeHlaing was our guide in Bagan and he was very nice. Our most memorable part of Bagan will always be renting e-bikes and going on dirt paths to see many beautiful temples. It was definitely the best way to get around and experience Bagan, and so we are thankful that our guide gave us this suggestion. It was a great trip!

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Su Shwe Yee Aung, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you, Stephanie for your great feedback and I'm very happy to hear that you had cherished memories in our beautiful country. I will also pass your valuable feedback to our team and the guides. And we, Myanmar Diaries, is always ready to assist you and your friends.
Best wishes from beautiful Yangon,
Su

Visiting birth place, Myanmar - Jan 1 - Jan 12, 2018

Traveler: pratibha g. - Local specialist: Su Shwe Yee Aung

The whole trip was wonderful. Our guide in Mandalay and (July) in Yangon were exceptional. Just one thought, 4 nights in Bagan was a bit much. Maybe adding a little more north city might be interesting. In my case, I should have done Lashio. If guides could have more info for dinner, might be helpful. Loved the country & the people. Food was good too.

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Su Shwe Yee Aung, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you, Pratibha for your generous rating on our service. I am so happy to hear that you are enjoyed your Myanmar travel to the fullest. I believe you have brought some memorable moments from visiting your birthplace. I will be more mindful in planning the trip to go smoother next times and improve our services where necessary.
I would like to thank again for traveling with us, Myanmar Diaries. Please do come again if time allows, I would love to welcome you in the future too!
All the best,
Su