Wai Lin Tun

I am proud to call Myanmar home. I was born and raised in Yangon, the former capital city, and started my career in tourism after graduating from University. I love designing unique holidays for travelers and sharing the wonderful traditions and cultures of Myanmar with the world.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Our specialty is customization. Each of our Myanmar holidays is tailored to suit the traveler’s individual needs. Some guests are keen to study Buddhist religion, others prefer an active journey in remote areas while others seek a mix of heritage, adventure and relaxation. But one consistent factor in all our tours is an immersion into the traditions and cultures that make Myanmar so special. With our network of friends throughout the country we are able to arrange experiences that truly connect our travelers to the Myanmar people."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I developed a keen interest in travel when I was a kid. I remember a family trip to Mandalay. Although these days it is easy to take an express bus or plane to Mandalay, at the time the journey took a full day. It was then I fell in love with the experience of traveling. So after graduating university in 2012 I applied to work at a travel company and was lucky to get a job just as Myanmar’s tourism industry began to grow."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My family took an epic road trip around the country when I was 12. We traveled to Bagan, Inle, Mandalay and Taunggyi then finished the trip on the coast at Ngwe Saung Beach. We spent days in the van, bouncing over pot-holed roads and occasionally breaking down in the middle of nowhere. We kept ourselves entertained by singing songs and telling stories, but mostly I remember looking out the window at the passing scenery. We crossed from lush mountains to the dry zone, through big bustling cities and tiny hilltribe villages. I gained a greater appreciation for the act of traveling- not just seeing the sites, but the journey itself- and for Myanmar’s incredible diversity."

Featured trips & expertise

Myanmar & Thailand Tour - 15 Days

From the bustling streets of Bangkok to the colorful colonial buildings of Yangon, this fifteen-day tour of Thailand and Myanmar allows you to explore the best of these two neighboring countries. Best of all is each country's unique diversity, from sparkling gold temples to serene lakes and nature. These two countries are a perfect introduction to Southeast Asia and offer plenty of surprises and delights for both new and seasoned travelers.

Golden Rock stupa in Myanmar

Golden Rock - Hpa-An - Mawlamyaing - 5 Days

This tour is all about the hidden places of Myanmar. From stunning nature to rural village life to sunrise at the famous Golden Rock pagoda, in five days you'll experience some of the best local sites that Myanmar as to offer.

South of Myanmar

Best of Southern Myanmar - 7 Days

If the idea of combining stunning mountains and white sandy beaches into one trip sounds good to you, then this is your trip. The narrow southern region of Myanmar is a fascinating, largely uncharted place that combines farming villages, colonial history, and pristine islands.

Ngapali beach

Ngapali Beach - 5-Day Getaway

Ngapali Beach is a great place to relax and recover after a busy tour of Myanmar's cities and cultural heritage sites. Its palm-fringed sandy beaches and crystal clear waters are as good as (if not better than!) any of its more famous Thai counterparts. This is definitely paradise!

Hot air balloons flying over Dhammayangyi Temple in Bagan

Magnificent Myanmar - 8 Days

Discover Myanmar — a destination rich in culture with stunning scenery — by venturing off the beaten path on this 8-day tour. You'll visit dazzling pagodas, local villages, float down the Irrawaddy river, as well as catch the country's most famous sites.

Cycling in Shan State - 5 Days

Explore the best of Shan State by bicycle, passing through Yangon, Pindaya, Kalaw, and Inle Lake. You'll take roads less travelled, enjoy long descents, and enjoy comfortable lodging each night.

Recent trip reviews for Wai Lin

Cycling in shan state - 5 days, Myanmar - May 30 - Jun 7, 2017

Traveler: sue r. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

We should have had less time in Yangon and maybe cycled to Nagano as well

Wai Lin Tun, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sue,

Thank you for your feedback, I hope you had a very enjoyable stay in beautiful Myanmar. Well noted that you wished to had a shorter stay in Yangon, I will pass your comment to our team.
I would be happy to welcome you again in the future in Myanmar.
Best Regards,
Wai Lin.

2017 trip, Myanmar - Apr 16 - Apr 27, 2017

Traveler: jo p. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

Hi Alex and wai Lin. We are currently in Inle lake winding up our trip. We want to thank you for the most amazing experiences. All guides and drivers have been overwhelmingly fabulous with their knowledge and ability to accommodate our requests when we have deviated from plan. This trip has exceeded our expectations. We would not hesitate in recommending your services. Jo and Deb
jo perillo

Wai Lin changed itinerary to meet our needs

Wai Lin Tun, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jo & Deb,

I'm very glad to hear that you had a great time visiting our beautiful land. I will pass your kind words to our team that you fully experienced the real Myanmar during your trip.

I wish to welcome you again in the future to Myanmar.

Best Regards,
Wai Lin

Liz's trip, Myanmar - Mar 16 - Apr 4, 2017

Traveler: Liz S. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

I had the most fantastic trip! I saw everything I wanted to see and lots that I didn't know I wanted to see. Everything went smoothly. Hotels and guides and drivers were all great. Travel arrangements all worked well with no delays. Very pleased with all aspects of my trip.

Wai Lin was great with organising my trip. Always very prompt with replies and planned a trip that suited me perfectly.

Wai Lin Tun, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Liz, many thanks for your kind words and I've very glad to hear that you did have amazing moments while being in our country.
I do look forward to welcoming you again to Myanmar in the future.
Warm regards,
Wai Lin

Myanmar 25th anniversary trip, Myanmar - Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2017

Traveler: Cathy A. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

Actually, very good except for day in Pandaya which we found disappointing at best. The drive was too long for relatively little to see or do. Additionally the Pindaya Inle Inn was terribly shoddy. The bed and pillows were so hard we ached the following day. The room was dark and not vey clean, and the wooden floor uneven posing a trip hazard. This is not a 4 star room...a 2 in our view.

The time lag with responses was a bit trying at times, but overall very good.

Wai Lin Tun, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Cathy, thank a lot for the review and the feedback on your recent trip to Myanmar through our services.

It's sad to hear that the accommodation in Pindaya didn't meet your expectation. However, due to the number of extremely limited accommodation options in this small town, Pindaya Inle Inn hotel was the best option available for your stay there. I will of course pass your comments to our team and the hotel as well so that we could improve the services better in the future.

We look forward to welcoming you again to our country in the future.
Best Regards,
Wai Lin

Trip to burma, Myanmar - Feb 1 - Feb 9, 2017

Traveler: Martha P. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

It was (almost) perfect. The guides were knowledgeable -- MauMau in Mandalay was especially warm and made me feel like a good friend, not a paying customer. The drivers were on time; the hand-offs went smoothly EXCEPT for my arrival in Yangon. That, however, has already been discussed/remedied in country. I could never recommend the overnight bus from Bagan to Yangon. The bus "shimmied" constantly in addition to driving the potholes. Most uncomfortable. I realize it was inexpensive,... read more

It was (almost) perfect. The guides were knowledgeable -- MauMau in Mandalay was especially warm and made me feel like a good friend, not a paying customer. The drivers were on time; the hand-offs went smoothly EXCEPT for my arrival in Yangon. That, however, has already been discussed/remedied in country. I could never recommend the overnight bus from Bagan to Yangon. The bus "shimmied" constantly in addition to driving the potholes. Most uncomfortable. I realize it was inexpensive, but not worth it.

Wai Lin was most responsive in trip planning, and got back to me right away when I got into "trouble" in Yangon. Most impressive.

Wai Lin Tun, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Martha, many thanks for your kind words and the feedback on your trip to Myanmar. I'm very glad that you did enjoy the time being in the country.

I will pass your comments and feedback to our team and guides who accompanied you all the way throughout the trip so that we can maintain and improve our services where necessary.

We look forward to seeing you again when you plan to visit our country next time!

Warm regards,
Wai Lin

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