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.
We at Myanmar Diaries 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 Myanmar Diaries 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: Myanmar Diaries is 100% locally based and independently owned. We eat, sleep, breathe Myanmar. 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
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 Myanmar Diaries
Myanmar culture focus, Myanmar - Jan 12 - Jan 26, 2018
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
Second try, Myanmar - Feb 15 - Feb 28, 2018
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.
Best trekking & biking trails in myanmar, Myanmar - Jan 3 - Jan 27, 2018
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
Cultural and beach trip of myanmar, Myanmar - Jan 1 - Jan 16, 2018
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
Visiting birth place, Myanmar - Jan 1 - Jan 12, 2018
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.
My own myanmar experience, Myanmar - Dec 26 - Jan 9, 2018
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.
Yangon and bagan, Myanmar - Dec 25 - Dec 31, 2017
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.
Highlights of myanmar - 10 day tour, Myanmar - Dec 19 - Dec 27, 2017
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
Flights and hotels, Myanmar - Nov 11 - Nov 22, 2017
Everything went so well. Driver there at appointed time everytime, hotels were very good.
Photography highlights, Myanmar - Nov 14 - Nov 23, 2017
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
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 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
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