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We at Easia Travel strive to provide a personal touch that leaves a lasting impression of awe and warmth. We have experienced everything firsthand, from hotels to restaurants, and we would like to share those unique and memorable experiences with our clients.

Customised Journeys: One of the main points that set Easia Travel apart from the others is that we aim to offer individual, tailored holidays. We understand that everybody is different, with no two people looking for exactly the same experience while in Myanmar and plan your trip accordingly, building your itinerary step by step. We take the time and care to ensure that you are able to connect completely with the people and places you explore during your stay and thus enjoy to full, a truly unique, once in a lifetime experience.

Inside Knowledge: You will be communicating with the very people who will be constructing your tour itinerary, not someone at a desk half-way around the world. Our team comes from various parts of Myanmar, with 7 of the 14 divisions and states represented in our office, and that gives us instant ‘expert’ information and an incredible network of friends and family on the ground who help us develop and deliver creative experiences.

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.

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 Getaway - 5 Days

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 Easia Travel

Highlights of myanmar - 10 day tour, Myanmar - Jan 1 - Jan 8, 2019

Traveler: shelly s. - Local specialist: Linn Linn

Mystical Myanmar 🇲🇲
We are so Inlove with this Country
At first we almost didn’t go due to Fake news on television and certain news outlets
Fortunately we found Lin Lin with Kim Kim Travels
We now have returned from our Mystical Journey and are looking forward to a return trip in the future
Thankyou KimKim Travel
I put my total trust in your company and Lin Lin 👍 made all our dreams become reality

First stop Yangon Myanmar 🇲🇲 1 day and night
Absolutely a great place to kick start our... read more

Mystical Myanmar 🇲🇲
We are so Inlove with this Country
At first we almost didn’t go due to Fake news on television and certain news outlets
Fortunately we found Lin Lin with Kim Kim Travels
We now have returned from our Mystical Journey and are looking forward to a return trip in the future
Thankyou KimKim Travel
I put my total trust in your company and Lin Lin 👍 made all our dreams become reality

First stop Yangon Myanmar 🇲🇲 1 day and night
Absolutely a great place to kick start our Journey
The Shwedagon Pagoda a must see
The Bogyoke Market... Everything you could possibly need
Walking around here you will feel safe and find a city growing and bustling
Trains....city parks.... taxis... movie theatres...
Malls.... street vendors and very tasty treats
Local life here is Friendly with big smiles and caring towards foreigners
Mingalabar 😁

Don’t be afraid to fly! The flights are fast affordable and with so much to see and do if your time is short this is the best way to get into and onto your destinations

Lin Lin was such a sweetheart to help me plan our Journey
I’m sure I have left out many things we did.. but feel free to contact her for all your needs LinLin

Off we go from Yangon to Mandalay Airport
3 days and nights
Hotel Yadanarbon 👍perfect
We were met with a Sign with our names our knowledgeable guide and driver cold water and smiles always smiles and warmth
Mr. Joe and driver Mr O ..Big Love
Kyaw Soe Win guide
Driver Mr Aung
Exploring this city was eye opening and all I could say is Wow
Woodmaking crafters and Kalaga Tapestries for generations and generations are still making these by hand and are absolutely amazing
Jade and jewels Market OMG More time haha
Gold leafing workshop such an eye opening day
How the ladies make their sunscreen and protect their skin so Beautiful
Clay Pottery these lady’s Absolutely astounding
Pagodas ...Shrines .... Horse and buggy ride our horses name Honey .... small souvenir stalls ... delicious foods dances....Double bridges....toad mountain ... the worlds biggest book
Golden Monastery Shwenandaw Monastery Royal Palace 19th century
A Daily Prayer at the female monastery Absolutely eye popping and so blessed we are able to witness this wonderful experience .... Respect for everyone is their motto and I am blessed to say I found my inner peace here ... my light is shining brighter . A quick boat ride to Ava ....City Of Immortality...
Sunset at Ubien Bridge ... breathtaking
I conquered my personal fear ... of bridges... I actually walked up high on this beautiful bridge constructed in 1782 the royal Center of attention. The longest teak wood bridge worldwide 1.2 km and we made it safe and sound to the end. What an amazing bridge to conquer
What an unbelievable day of love
We started early and fell asleep happily exhausted But definitely wide eyed and ready for the next day to begin

Off to the airport to be met after a short flight to Bagan 2 days and nights
Amata Boutique Hotel Amazing!!!

Our Guide and Driver we learned so much
Very knowledgeable Guide ... Mr Maw and driver Mr. Awe Awesomeness
your knowledge and love for your country has enlightened us forever...Big Love
I was unsure of the hotel Lin Lin suggested but after talking with her I decided to trust her choice! So happy we did Absolutely Georgeus Resort Pagodas in the parking lot wow the staff cooks cleaners I just can’t say enough
Fields of Pagodas.. Temples history culture ancient times future lessons
Local School girls riding bycyles along side our horse cart our horses name Lovely I learned how to drive lovely up into the Fields of Bagan to the highest point where we enjoyed a sunset
We learned so much ... in Ancient times the brilliant minds of ancestors that saw to the future and how we are so blessed today to be able to take part in this history.....Time is more than a word.
Absolutely Amazing
Horse and buggy rides
Lacquerware I never knew the delicate work that goes into every piece Amazing
Nyaung Oo Market bright colours foods crafts souvenirs wow
Local vegetables Markets the colours smells tastes ...fantastic .... I am a very picky eater .. with that said I enjoyed everything!
Private Boat Ride along the Ayeyarwaddy River.... views of Bagan .... local villages snacks drinks sights sounds smells another wow moment
we banked and watched the sunset ...
wow wow wow
NOTE..... Do not climb on Temples or Pagoda these are sacred you will be fined and can be jailed!!

Next short flight to Inle Lake 1 day and night
Golden Island Cottages Absolutely Amazing
Floating Resort
Met by our Diver Ozawa and our guide Khan Su Haing ... Sue we adore you !You have a special gift
If your travels bring you to us in Canada you are Welcome to stay with us anytime! My prayers include your happiness 😘
Off to an Umbrella workshop owned from past generations of families teaching the skills and passing it forward.... to be able to see a tree and watch as they mash it pound it soak it dry it widdle the wood make the paper string the bamboo oh my Such craftsmanship and pride wow Thank you for sharing your wisdom
One legged fisherman Awesome . floating Resort cultural dance shows ... puppet shows ...silk and lotus making....weaving workshop .... old teak monastery... floating villages floating gardens fresh fruits vegetables.......
lunch at the Intha ladies home built on stilts of 4 sisters ..a piece of my heart is still there with them ... the food they made for us was fantastic and the candy so delicious to see how joyed these ladies are with their lives makes my heart pound.....school children walking home singing ...Happiness is everywhere.... by boating along the lake Seeing everyday life talking with locals my take away is love hard work and an Absolutely stunning village of sharing caring survival and kindness

With every great Journey ours is at a close only to be met by a Surprise! by our lovely guide .... Su. on her time off to bring us More Candy .... such a kind and giving young lady ... Big Love sweetheart and many blessings

My itenery is available ....just contact kim kim travels and ask for Lin Lin
I hope All of you can come to Myanmar to take part, enjoy and to engulf your passions in this Mystical Beautiful Country

Words of advice
Do not climb on the Pagodas, Temples and Shrines !!
these are sacred ... consider these as your churches or mosque... this is against the law ! And also A Terrible Disrespectful thing to do

Money changing.. we took Crisp 100.00 USA bills no folds no markings clear crisp only !!!
They will and did refuse to change anything less quality! As we are Canadians I cannot comment on other countries money
But we learned this is the best way to change our money
Also Bagan Airport had the best exchange rate ...Alhough we changed money at any local money exchangers in all other cities and were happy with the rate
Remember to use what you have before leaving the country as it is not acceptable outside for exchange

Bartering.... yes this is what the people expect But remember to go by an amount that you and the seller can Part happy ...This is their only incomes ... be kind

Tourists! Be respectful to everyone! We all are on a Journey none greater than the next person !
Remember you are representing your home countries. Enjoy yourselves but also respect fellow travelers and local people as well .
Most importantly .... Tourists money is needed here to help the people of Myanmar advance and grow
They are proud people and are learning about us as we are them
My motto Treat people as you want to treated Kindness First

Please do.....Spread the Truth about this Beautiful Country Myanmar and share Kimkim travel as they are Absolutely worth every penny without all these wonderful guides drivers and Sales representatives
Our Journey would not have been as Fantastic and Amazing as it was💝
Blessings and safe travels

Thankyou LinLin 👍❤️

Shelly Smith,

Linn Linn, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello my dear Shelly,
Can't express with the words how much I'm happy when I read your great review.
Pictures are also great and lovely. I've passed it to my team and they are very happy to read as well.
In the near future, if you or your friend want to travel our country , please don't hesitate to contact me anytime.
Have a lovely day! :)
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.

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

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.

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

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.

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!

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

See the highlights, Myanmar - Jan 6 - Jan 13, 2018

Traveler: Trevor C. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

Had an absolutely fantastic 8 days in Myanmar with Kim Kim. From the very first email conversation with my consultant Wai Lin it was an absolute pleasure. He was incredibly patient and knowledgeable and built us an unbelievable trip! Everything ran to an absolute t! We chose the route Mandalay-Bagan-Inle Lake-Yangon route. The tour guides provided were absolutely top class and gave us such a great insight into the history of Myanmar. The transport was comfortable and very punctual.

Personal... read more

Had an absolutely fantastic 8 days in Myanmar with Kim Kim. From the very first email conversation with my consultant Wai Lin it was an absolute pleasure. He was incredibly patient and knowledgeable and built us an unbelievable trip! Everything ran to an absolute t! We chose the route Mandalay-Bagan-Inle Lake-Yangon route. The tour guides provided were absolutely top class and gave us such a great insight into the history of Myanmar. The transport was comfortable and very punctual.

Personal highlights include U Bein Bridge, the private cocktail cruise in Bagan, the hot air balloon ride in Bagan, all the temples (usually I get tired of temples after a day but Myanmar's are so amazing I never tired of them), the food, Inle Lake in general. Everything was just so well thought out and convenient. Would definitely recommend and will def use again! Thank you, Wai Lin and all of our amazing tour guides!

ALAN

Myanmar culture focus, Myanmar - Jan 12 - Jan 26, 2018

Traveler: ALAN G. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

Everything went smoothly from start to finish. We were met at Yangon airport and transferred to our accommodation.
This was of a very acceptable standard.
Our trip to Bago was easy (an excellent driver) and our guide was knowledgable and informative.
The accommodation in Bago (Shwe Pyi Resort) did have some minor problems (power failures, termites? eating the bamboo bedheads, and the distance to breakfast). But I recognise that there were not a lot of alternatives. I was happy there but my... read more

Everything went smoothly from start to finish. We were met at Yangon airport and transferred to our accommodation.
This was of a very acceptable standard.
Our trip to Bago was easy (an excellent driver) and our guide was knowledgable and informative.
The accommodation in Bago (Shwe Pyi Resort) did have some minor problems (power failures, termites? eating the bamboo bedheads, and the distance to breakfast). But I recognise that there were not a lot of alternatives. I was happy there but my travel companion (Jacqui) did need to move rooms.
The drive from Bago to Pyay was smooth and interesting. and we enjoyed the sightseeing and museum there. The spectacled Buddha was a highlight.
The accommodation was comfortable and spacious.
The drive to Mt Popa seemed very long and in hindsight we might have stopped more along the way to look at the scenery.
We were probably too late arriving at Mt Popa to climb the stairs but probably would not have done so even with an earlier arrival. If I were to do the trip again I would recommend a night or two at the Mt Popa Resort as it did seem to be beautiful.
The temples in Bagan are stunning and the number of them is astounding.
The accommodation was very good and was close to restaurants and bars.
At Bagan, Jacqui and I have different responses to our guide. Jacqui believes that he was not very communicative with her at first but that he treated me with more respect because I was a male. I am not sure if this was the case but we both found him to be knowledgable and (after a discussion with me) helpful in varying/amending our itinerary to ensure that we had extra time at the archaeological dig sites.
Jacqui was most impressed by Bagan and it was her favourite location - she is a history teacher.
Mandalay had some great experiences and our guide was informative and helpful. She made sure we had the best possible experiences while in the city.
Our accommodation (the Yadanarpon Dynasty Hotel) was spacious and comfortable.
I think that for both Jacqui and I the Teak Temple was the most amazing sight.
Finishing at Inle Lake was a good choice, as it was more "laid back" and touristy. The lake is beautiful and the pace much slower than elsewhere. The boat trip up the canal to Pa-Oh village was well worth the time. Accommodation (Inle Resort) was very comfortable. In future I would ask for a room closer to the restaurant and reception as it would be a long walk from the back rooms if it rained (unlikely in the day season).
Our guide, who seemed quite young, was very helpful and has excellent English. I believe that he will become an excellent guide who could take on longer sections of a trip in future.
Returning to Yangon, we had just enough time there to unwind and get ready for our trip home.

All up, the trip was very well organised and suited to our interests and level of fitness. I am happy that we did not pre-plan lunch and evening meals and the guides provided excellent suggestions and took us to places that were not too challenging for a western palate.
All flights , transfers and pick-ups were efficiently handled and all vehicles were clean and comfortable.

After meeting with all your guides, I feel that both Jacqui and I have a greater understanding of social and political life in Myanmar.

What would I change if I were to return?
I would try to get away from the more tourist busy areas to get an experience of Myanmar village and rural life.

Thank you, Wai Lin, for your thorough organisation.
Your efforts ensured that we had a great experience in your country.

Second try, Myanmar - Feb 15 - Feb 28, 2018

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

I was set up with a very good schedule. Got to see some of what others do not get to see. This was a once-in-a-lifetime trip for me and it was important to get as many of the importantant sites seen before heading home. Kimkim did that.

Guides were fairly proficient in English. They may not have pronounced all the words correctly but I knew what they were saying. And all of them were very helpful. They tried to answer all my questions, provided extra services like gem and jewellry shopping, and were able to explain some of the quirkiness that is Myanmar.

Myanmar is a must see.

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

Hi Steven!

Thank you for taking time to review our service. With this trip being planned out yet didn't get a chance to travel last year, I was worried that this time might not meet your excitement. All are good now when I hear that you have enjoyed the travel.

Sorry that our guides' language skill is not so perfect. I will be more mindful to assign the guides with better English proficiency in the future. In the meantime, thank you so much for being considerate with them.

Thank you for... read more

Hi Steven!

Thank you for taking time to review our service. With this trip being planned out yet didn't get a chance to travel last year, I was worried that this time might not meet your excitement. All are good now when I hear that you have enjoyed the travel.

Sorry that our guides' language skill is not so perfect. I will be more mindful to assign the guides with better English proficiency in the future. In the meantime, thank you so much for being considerate with them.

Thank you for your referral to our country, Myanmar too! If you ever get a chance to visit here again, I would very much love to prepare a different side of Myanmar for you.

All the best from Yangon,
Wai Lin

Best trekking & biking trails in myanmar, Myanmar - Jan 3 - Jan 27, 2018

Traveler: Melinda K. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

We had a wonderful month in Myanmar being looked after by a range of guides who were all fabulous. Great knowledge, love of the country and fun to spend time with. Everything went smoothly in line with the plan and any changes we requested were dealt with very quickly. We loved our trekking at both hsipaw and kalaw. Swimming at waterfall and sleeping at monetary were terrific experiences. hot air ballooning over bagan, Inle Lake was a delightful and different location, the meal we ate at our... read more

We had a wonderful month in Myanmar being looked after by a range of guides who were all fabulous. Great knowledge, love of the country and fun to spend time with. Everything went smoothly in line with the plan and any changes we requested were dealt with very quickly. We loved our trekking at both hsipaw and kalaw. Swimming at waterfall and sleeping at monetary were terrific experiences. hot air ballooning over bagan, Inle Lake was a delightful and different location, the meal we ate at our cooking class was superb. Great to finish at Ngapali Beach relaxing after a very full 3 weeks touring.

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

Hi Melinda and the family,

It is so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed every moments and activities that I arranged for your family.
Our heartfelt thanks for trusting us, Myanmar Diaries in planning your family trip in the best way. I had a good time while planning your trip as it has full of fun activties and you were so cooperative the whole time. This time has passed with good adventure. Please do come back to us when you have time. I would love to show you the off the beaten side of Myanmar too.

All the best from Yangon,
Wai Lin

Mary

Cultural and beach trip of myanmar, Myanmar - Jan 1 - Jan 16, 2018

Traveler: Mary F. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

Myanmar Diaries represented by Wai Lin, our local kimkim specialist for our Myanmar Trip, was exemplary .... Wai Lin was highly professional, helpful, accommodating and informative, we could not have asked for better. All our guides were most respectful with very good English speaking skills and knowledge of their areas, likewise our drivers skilful and very safe, the cars in excellent condition.

Our 16-day Trip was absolutely amazing ... we were very pleasantly surprised at how totally... read more

Myanmar Diaries represented by Wai Lin, our local kimkim specialist for our Myanmar Trip, was exemplary .... Wai Lin was highly professional, helpful, accommodating and informative, we could not have asked for better. All our guides were most respectful with very good English speaking skills and knowledge of their areas, likewise our drivers skilful and very safe, the cars in excellent condition.

Our 16-day Trip was absolutely amazing ... we were very pleasantly surprised at how totally safe we felt at all times given the recent unrest in the Northern area of Rakhine, which is well away from all tourist hot spots such as Bagan, Lake Inle, Ngapali Beach (divine), Mandalay and Yangon ... do not hesitate to visit Myanmar as it is an extremely scenic, culturally fascinating and safe country to visit, the Myanmar people utterly delightful! And incredible value for money as a holiday destination!

Do not hesitate to use Myanmar Dairies as your travel agent, you could not ask for better!

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

Thank you so much Mary for your review on our service.

In every moments from planning until the end of the trip, you are so understanding and considerate all the time. I am already grateful to hear that you have enjoyed your Myanmar trip. It was so unfortunate that you missed Mandalay and Inle side of Myanmar. But I am sure you had good times in Ngapali over the skip. Please do come back to us again for Mandalay and Inle lake.
I am looking forward to welcome you again in the near future!
Warmest regards,
Wai Lin

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.

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

lilia

My own myanmar experience, Myanmar - Dec 26 - Jan 9, 2018

Traveler: lilia s. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

I just came back from Myanmar and it was amazing!
Kimkim paired me up with Wai Lin, I couldn't have asked for a better person to help me plan my trip he was responsive, helpful and he definitely made my experience in Myanmar truly enjoyable.

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

Thanks Lilia for your great feedback!

Planning the trip together with you was so grateful. You are so understanding for the whole time and leave all on me which help me to put up the itinerary even more better.
Thank you again for all the trust you have on me and I would very much love to welcome you in the near future if Myanmar comes in consideration again.

All the best from Yangon!
Wai Lin

Yangon and bagan, Myanmar - Dec 25 - Dec 31, 2017

Traveler: William W. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

Both our guide in Yangoon and Bagan were very well prepared and considerate. In particular our guide in Bagan was a delight to work with and we are glad to have met her. All members of the guide staff were professional and pleasant to work with.

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is amazing, as one can read in many reviews. Perhaps the most memorable place we visited was the street market in Bagan.

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

Hi William,

With knowing you have tight schedule, I would like to thank you for your time to share your travel experiences with us. It's so great to hear that you are satisfied with our service and Myanmar trip went so smoothly. Thank you again for your compliment on our professionalism. It is our pleasure that we had had a chance to serve you at our best service.

I really wish we could meet and I could welcome you again in the near future.

Best regards,
Wai Lin

Highlights of myanmar - 10 day tour, Myanmar - Dec 19 - Dec 27, 2017

Traveler: April H. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

We really enjoyed our trip to Myanmar. Our guide in Yangon, Jin, met us at the airport and was so courteous, informational, and helpful. We especially appreciated his help when we went to get on our night bus, he stayed until we were at the right bus and all checked in ready to go. In Bagan, our guide Wint picked us up right at the bus stop. She had arranged for us to be able to check into our hotel early for a shower and breakfast, SO NICE. She was very friendly and took us to the main... read more

We really enjoyed our trip to Myanmar. Our guide in Yangon, Jin, met us at the airport and was so courteous, informational, and helpful. We especially appreciated his help when we went to get on our night bus, he stayed until we were at the right bus and all checked in ready to go. In Bagan, our guide Wint picked us up right at the bus stop. She had arranged for us to be able to check into our hotel early for a shower and breakfast, SO NICE. She was very friendly and took us to the main temples, but also to some of her favorites, which was so personal and wonderful. In Mandalay, Tim told us not only about the temples, but also about life in Myanmar and how things are changing or not changing. We really were interested to hear about the life and culture of Myanmar beyond the general Buddhism of the temples history. In Inle, our guide Koko was still waiting for us after our night bus got stuck in traffic - he waited from 3:30am when we arrived at 9:30 am! He took us to the Pindaya caves and to Inle Lake. When tummy sickness changed the end of our trip, our local planner, Wai Lin, was very helpful and able to arrange for Jin to pick us up again at the airport, instead of the night bus as planned. Jin even took us out for another visit in Yangon before going back to our departure at the international airport. Overall the trip was very well planned, the accommodations were excellent, and the local guides in each place were superb!

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

Hi April,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It was even wonderful while planning your trip as you understand all the consequences and I am grateful to hear that all 3 of you have so much enjoyed hot air ballooning experiences too. It is my pleasure to assist you with my best service before, throughout and after the trip.

Please do come again when you have time, this time I will let you explore another side of Myanmar.
Have a wonderful happy new year ahead!
I hope to welcome you again in the near future.

Best regards,
Wai Lin

Flights and hotels, Myanmar - Nov 11 - Nov 22, 2017

Traveler: marian j. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

Everything went so well. Driver there at appointed time everytime, hotels were very good.

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

Hi Marian,

Thank you so much for your feedback on your trip. I am happy to hear that the trip went well. Hope to welcome to you again to Myanmar soon.

Best wishes,
Wai Lin

Photography highlights, Myanmar - Nov 14 - Nov 23, 2017

Traveler: Aniell E. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

I do congratulate the company, Wai Lin, the guides and the drivers on a super experience. I was initially apprehensive booking a random company on-line, but no worries. It was a fantastic adventure from start to finish. KimKim appear to be be a world wide travel booking agency based in the US, and Myanmar diaries are one of the local Myanmar travel agencies. No sooner had I made my first inquiry Wai Lin was there. He understood my requirements and came back promptly with a personalized i... read more

I do congratulate the company, Wai Lin, the guides and the drivers on a super experience. I was initially apprehensive booking a random company on-line, but no worries. It was a fantastic adventure from start to finish. KimKim appear to be be a world wide travel booking agency based in the US, and Myanmar diaries are one of the local Myanmar travel agencies. No sooner had I made my first inquiry Wai Lin was there. He understood my requirements and came back promptly with a personalized i ternary, photographic highlights of Myanmar was my brief. When I arrived at Yangon airport my transfer was waiting and from that point on everything went 100% as planned. I was presented with a welcome pack that contained details, airfares and other items. I have no complaints about hotel choice of course some better than others but I am an easy man to please. Each day was pre-planned with a guide and driver or mostly just a driver. I was blown away, everybody was so nice and friendly, morning starts always on time, and daily explorations that took me to all sorts of intensely interesting places. Not lost, Myanmar is a photographers dream. So the short answer is I will be coming back!

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

Hi Aniell,

Thank you so much for your generous review. I am so excited to hear that you really did enjoy every moment of your trip here in Myanmar through our services. I will for sure pass your kind words to my team and I am sure they will be thrilled to hear your wonderful feedback. If you are coming back next time to Myanmar, please do let me know and I’d be always here at Kimkim to show you the best remaining parts of my country.

Hope to see you soon in Myanmar again!

All the best from Yangon,
Wai Lin

Asean2017, Myanmar - Nov 5 - Nov 15, 2017

Traveler: john C. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

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

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. Least impressive hotel. Unable to compare with other offerings. But very acceptable.
Inle Lake: guide Thanh. Highlight. Guide was engaged, efficient, helpful, experienced. Hotel Pristine Lotus beautiful, well built & designed and located. Great having 3 days there. Photographer's paradise.
All cars and drivers well chosen - always felt safe and comfortable and were well supplied with water bottles and wipes.
All connections and pickups went smoothly and although I was anxious at first only having very basic information from Kimkim/ Myanmar Diaries about these, there was never a problem.

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

Hi John,

Thank you so much for your feedback on our service. I am happy to hear that your trip went well.
I will try better to have more engagement and deliver clearer information about the travel next time. I hope to welcome you in the near future when Myanmar comes across again too.

All the best from Yangon!

Warm regards,
Wai Lin

Myanmar trip, Myanmar - Aug 13 - Aug 19, 2017

Traveler: bede m. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

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.

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

Hi Bede,

Huge thanks for your very positive feedback on your trip. I'm very glad that you've enjoyed your trip so much and enjoyed the country a lot.

Hope to welcome you again in the future.

All the best from Yangon,
Wai Lin

Amanda

Myanmar 2017, Myanmar - Jun 23 - Jul 7, 2017

Traveler: Amanda H. - Local specialist: Wai Lin Tun

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

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

Hi Amanda,

Thanks for taking the time to provide us your impressions on our services before and during your trip here in Myanmar.

I'm very glad that you did enjoy your time being in the country and I hope to welcome you and your family to Myanmar again in the future.
All the best from Yangon
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

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