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
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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
Asean2017, Myanmar - Nov 5 - Nov 15, 2017
Yangon: guide Pyae. Excellent. Engaged, knowledgable, friendly, mature. Provided very interesting rickshaw rides through markets, and even better in poorer village across river in Dala. Hotel Sule and location excellent
Bagan: guide Zie. Very good. We think selection of monuments possibly could have been better. Excellent hotel Aureum Palace.
Mandalay: guide "Ken". Excellent, enthusiastic, knowledgeable. Hotel Eastern Palace had some interesting design features but was clean and efficient.... read more
Myanmar trip, Myanmar - Aug 13 - Aug 19, 2017
Had a great trip to Myanmar, guides were friendly and informative and the travel plan was exactly what I wanted
Wai went out of his way to help me. Last minute he arranged for some changes. He also noticed I had made a mistake with my flights and alerted to me to the fact in enough time to fix.
Myanmar’s 'big four' destinations, Myanmar - Aug 6 - Aug 11, 2017
We LOVED this trip, the communications from Wai Lin throughout the planning process and through the details was VERY helpful, the hotels exceeded our expectations, the mix of pagodas along with Cooking Class, Elephants, Electric Bikes, lunch on the boat, etc and all of the guides (particularly Lin Lin in Yangon) made the trip the best ever! We are very pleased, thank you!!!
Wai Lin was awesome, he helped put together the right mix of activities, great locales, and was extremely responsive to even our last minute questions, was exactly what we needed!
Myanmar 2017, Myanmar - Jun 23 - Jul 7, 2017
Was really impressed how nothing was too much trouble. Communication was excellent
Rate Wai Lin very highly. Extremely helpful and flexible. Any questions or changes were no trouble
Cycling in shan state - 5 days, Myanmar - May 30 - Jun 7, 2017
We should have had less time in Yangon and maybe cycled to Nagano as well
2017 trip, Myanmar - Apr 16 - Apr 27, 2017
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
Wai Lin changed itinerary to meet our needs
Liz's trip, Myanmar - Mar 16 - Apr 4, 2017
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.
Myanmar 25th anniversary trip, Myanmar - Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2017
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.
Trip to burma, Myanmar - Feb 1 - Feb 9, 2017
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