Durations: 13 Days - 12 Nights
Travel consultant: Hieu Ha
Customer name: Dr Stella
Start date: 2017-06-01
Finish date: 2017-06-14
Hello Mr. Ha,
Indeed we had a great time visiting Yangon and Bangkok enriching our experience of culture. Hopefully in the near future we can again plan to visit your beautiful countries.
Dear Mr Ha:
Many thanks to you, your knowlegeable & patient tour guides, & the entire staff for a fun & informative travel to Myanmar & Bangkok. We will seek your assistance on our next travels in your part of the world.
Myanmar Discovery and Beach vacation 21 days/ 14 January 2016 – 2 February 2016
Dear Ms. Vu,
We are back again in Geneva. We arrived yesterday about 10h45 pm. Everthing went well. We had a very nice trip and vacances in Myanmar.
The only thing we didn't expect, after the sun has set it was very cold and we had no adequate clothes. Breakfast and dinner were always outside.
So we know what to do for the next time.
Thank you very much for all your troubles.
Manfred & Doris Grill from Austria
Myanmar Authentic Adventure, from 18 Jan to 01 Feb 2016
Ms. Binh Yen
I am back home in Canada and wanted to write to you immediately to thank you for doing a spectacular job in planning our trip to Myanmar.
From the moment we arrived, our guides, drivers and all plans were perfect. All the airport pickups and drop-offs were there on time, all guides were knowledgable and friendly and all hotels were very good. All we had to do was show up and enjoy ourselves !
I would like to particularly mention and praise Mr. Sai Sai, our trekking guide in Keng Tung.
His knowledge of the local hill tribes and their customs was exceptional. In addition to very good English, he also speaks Ahka dialect, Shan dialect and some Lahu dialect. With his knowledge of these languages, we were able to have conversations with many of the local villagers that we met on the hill tribe treks.
I will certainly recommend your services to any of my friends who plan to visit SE Asia.
And it was such a pleasure to meet you when I passed through Hanoi !
Maureen R. from Canada
MANDALAY DISCOVERY from 21 Jan to 22 Jan 2016
We had a wonderful time in Mandalay!!! Myanmar is an amazing country and we were very happy during this time.
Mr . Tun is an excellent tour guide, and he speaks very good English. He was very helpful and kind at all times and explained a lot of things about the culture and history of Myanmar/Mandalay.
I am glad I hired the tour!
Thanks a lot for your support, I really hope to come back some day!.
Mariana from Mexico
MYANMAR DISCOVERY from 1 – 21 Jan 2016
Dear Hong Nguyen,
Tanks for your email. Our flight beck was OK.
We appreciated a lot Myanmar country and specially his people. If could be possible we would like to come back in the future.
About the tour and Myanmar travel, me and my friends we filled your questionary in Yangon. Excluding the problem of the guide, everything was OK and we are very pleased. Don’t worry I will not forget to recommend Asia Travel to my friends.
Consider also that we would like to visit Vietnam and Laos. So I hope we could agree one more time in the future.
Aliosca Alfieri from Italia
Best of Myanmar (31 Dec 2015 – 13 Jan 2016)
I want to thank you and Myanmar Travel for a fantastic holiday experience. Thank you for fitting in with our requirements, organizing airfares, boat trip, and transfers. The connections were seamless. The guides - in particular at Inle Lake -were very knowledgeable and helpful. Being met at the end of flights by easily recognizable signs and helped with check ins at airports was priceless. All the accommodation was very good - in particular the Amata in Ngapali.
The Cruise from Mandalay to Bagan, that you recommended and booked for us, with Pandaw, was a highlight of the tour. The 3 level boat was perfect and the staff brilliant.
Once again thanks to everyone involved with our trip. I will have no hesitation recommending Myanmar travel to any of our friends who are considering travelling to Myanmar in the future.
Phil and Marion Crouch from Australia
MYANMAR DISCOVERY (Yangon – Kyaikhtiyo – Bagan – Mandalay – Inle Lake – Ngapali Beach) from 25 Dec to 11 Jan 2016
Good evening Mr. Hieu Ha
Yes, Mrs. S. Waser broke her left hand while slipping on a wet floor outside her bungalow at the Thandwe Beach Hotel. She spent the whole afternoon at the Thandwe Hospital getting x-rayed and obtaining a plaster. We are quite thankful to the hotel manager Isabella, who, together with Cecile Burgauer, accompanied her and helped as much as they could.
Now to the trip. Every transfer, ground transport, flight booking, hotel reservation and sightseeing tour worked perfectly well. We were warmly received wherever we went. What struck as most was the extreme friendliness of the Myanmar people and the not yet spoiled attitude towards tourists as it is the case in some neighbouring countries.
The Ananda Sanctuary cruise was what it promised. Excellent food, good staff, luxury rooms and a pleasant atmosphere. The lady guide Phu Phu was very professional giving information about Myanmar and convincing with her general knowledge.
Also to point out is the kind and caring guiding at the Inle Lake by Mr. Ye. We can recommend him highly.
We felt that some other guides need to improve their English and should be somewhat more functional and dynamic when it comes to oversee and control the travel activities.
What might help as improvement is giving advance information that the last part of the transportation to the Golden Rock is made by lorries carrying up to 40 persons squeezed body to body. Not that we dread mixing with the local people but the waiting time, the noise, the masses gathering at the base camp were a bit difficult to bear. When our lorry had a battery problem we organised a separate transport at only USD 120 for us six persons. This we would gladly have done when making the initial bookings.
Also were we disappointed that the balloon trip in Bagan could not be arranged. Had Myanmar Travel right at the beginning pointed out that it is an absolute most to book – instead of merely mentioning “optional”- we would of course have done so.
The only hotel which we found a bit overrated is the Mandalay Hill Resort with somewhat cool handling of the clients and high, almost European prices, for food and drinks.
Yet in the whole it was a very successful trip with great experiences and impressions of this loveable country. That’s why we would like to thank you warmly for planning, organising and carry out our memorable holyday in a very professional way.
With kind regards from all of us
– Danielle, Cecile, Sofie, Yvonne, Rene and Walter from Swissland
Captivating Myanmar 9 days/ 02 January 2016 – 10 January 2016
Many thanks for your email which I have only been able to access once I got home, hence my late reply.
Thank you too for the delightful photo of Soe Thu and myself - I was so happy to meet him.
A VERY BIG THANK YOU DZUNG for organizing for me a "MAGICAL TRIP" to Myanmar. It is a really beautiful country and the people are equally beautiful in every way. I re-iterate that "your" personal professionalism and organization of my trip was OUTSTANDING and this followed through also with my actual trip. I have already been recommending MYANMAR TRAVEL to many of my friends.
Your Tour Guides were all extremely pleasant, knowledgeable and did everything in their power to accommodate my requests. This also applies to your Drivers.
If I may have a favourite Tour Guide it was EiEi at Inle Lake - she was absolutely delightful and allowed me plenty of space to savour each experience while also giving me the necessary information. Just some info on the hotels I chose. MY HOTEL - YANGON
From a POSITION point of you view this Hotel was EXCELLENT! Just 10 minutes walk through a lovely park to the Schwedagon Pagoda and a MOST MAGNIFICENT view from the turret room with small balcony right at the top of the hotel ROOM 902. The room was big and pleasant but very ordinary. There are 16 steps up to the room from the dining room so not good for people with walking difficulties. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The diningroom also has a lovely view of the Schwedagon Pagoda. If anyone stays there they should ask for Room 902 or a room facing the Pagoda.
BAGAN KING HOTEL - MANDALAY
This is a very BEAUTIFUL Exclusive Hotel designed throughout in magnificent Burmese style. Magnificent dining area on the top floor with windows opening out to a view of the city. The rooms were all beautifully decorated - higher up is better away from traffic noise. Close to the Palace. Definitely one of the better hotels in Mandalay.
ROYAL BAGAN HOTEL - BAGAN
Again definitely one of the better hotels in BAGAN near to the old city. Fresh and inviting interior with lovely pool area. Very pleasant staff. A delightful vegetarian Restaurant to visit in BAGAN is THE MOON – be friendly to animals Restaurant - highly recommended.
BRILLIANT HOTEL - INLE LAKE
A very pleasant hotel with wonderfully accommodating owners – like home from home. Pleasant rooms. Lovely rooftop area to sip cocktails and watch the sunset.
Downside is that it is far from the town. Tuk tuk is a very reasonable Kyatt 2 000 organized by the Owner.
If I may just make a suggestion regarding the information given to us by your very knowledgeable Tour Guides. While a realise that they are doing their job extremely efficiently and imparting with as much information they can in the short time one has, I did feel that in some instances that I had an "information overload" to a point where I am finding it difficult to remember much about many of the pagodas, stupas etc. we visited.
In order not to be rude one needs to face the Tour Guide while this info is being imparted and often one would really like to be taking photos or just savoring the moment.
Perhaps the office could offer the client the lenghtly type written info on paper and the Tour Operator could give the client just a short explanation of each site visited or even offer the client the option of a long verbal explanation or a short one with written info. Nice too to have the typed info to go through again to refresh one's memory once one gets home.
Please kindly pass on my most sincere thanks to all your staff who made this trip so pleasurable for me.
I am presently sitting at home savouring my beautiful trip and hesitate to go out to face "the real world"!!
Thank you again Dzung. I do really hope that I can make the trip I mentioned to you through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia a reality in January 2017. Perhaps for starters you could give me just a brief outline of what you can offer. Only when you have the time after your high season - no rush.
When I have a few photos printed I will scan and send them to you.
All the very best to you and Myanmar Travel for a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2016.
Angela Naylor from South Africa
Myanmar & North Thailand discovery (23 Dec 2015 – 10 Jan 2016)
i just arrived on friday at home.
Thank you very much for your program and work, it was realy very good.
I hope to call you again or at least send my friend who visit southeast Asia.
Felipe from Chile
Best of Myanmar (27 Dec 2015 – 8 Jan 2016)
We are just arrived at home. The travel was really well organized and we want to thank you fot your perfect work.
The hotels were very good - expecially in Bagan but also the other were OK( the breakfast in ShangriLa in Yangon is mitic) . In Bagan there was a nightly noise from pagoda until 4 am but the staff gave us ear protection.. The guides are very prepared and ready to help expecially Ms Thinzar Hlaine in Bagan that we appreciate very much for kindness and professionality.
We think to you for preparing future trips! You can organize boat trips in Myeik archipelago? or in the north in Chin state? Probably will be interested also to a trip in Laos. Let me know for the future.
Thank you again
Piero e Morena Angi
MYANMAR BIRD WATCHING TOUR from 21 Dec – 6 Jan 2016
Dear Ms Hong Nguyen
We are back now from Myanmar and I just wanted to say thank you so much for organising a wonderful trip for us. We had an absolutely fantastic time and have taken away such lovely memories.
I wasn’t able to get the feedback form to the guide in Yangon, so I just wanted to let you know that the guides and the drivers were all fantastic and knowledgeable – I would particularly like to recommend Nay for the birding in the Chin Mountains, and Toto who met us at Kalaw and trekked with us to Inle and then showed us around the lake – they both were exceptional. The accommodation was also great – the Chatrium was very comfortable, Treasure Resort was lovely – especially when we got moved to the first row of bungalows with views actually out across the lake. The accommodation in the Chin Mountains was very, very basic – I know that you had warned us about this. There is another resort just up the road, called Pine View I think, and I would definitely recommend this over the one we had – although the staff were lovely.
Anyway, thank you again. Everything ran like clockwork.
Amanda and Ian Stewart from Australia
MYANMAR DISCOVERY (Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay – Inle Lake – Pindaya) from 26 Dec to 03 Jan 2016
Dear Mr Hieu,
we have now arrived safely in Rome.
I just wanted to give you some feedback from our trip to Myanmar.
We very much enjoyed the trip, all the guides were nice but I would like to let you know that we were mostly impressed with the professionalism and kindness of the guide in Bagan _Joe (sorry can't remember properly his family name).
Re Hotels, they were all OK, but the Shangri La in Yangon didn't have a very welcoming dining/breakfast room. It was very noisy and chaotic even though the staff was very polite. I think this will help for future customers.
Thank you again and Happy New Year!
Loredana Gherardini from Italia
Myanmar Discovery (23 Dec 2015 – 3 Jan 2016)
We just came back from Myanmar and would like to thank you for the wonderful organization of the trip. We had a really good time! Everything was perfectly scheduled, very good guides and drivers. What a beautiful country :) Mellina from Italia
Southeast Asia Discovery from 13 Dec 2015 to 02 Jan 2016
Thank you for your email. We were planning on writing you to thank you for all the help and patience. This trip is unforgettable, and as we talk about it with friends and family, be certain that we will stronlgy recommend you to arrange for their trips.
Especially, a comment about the guide we had in Bagan. She was oustanding, and the guide at Yangon was also very good.
Our best wishes, and we will make sure that all this is reflectes in filling out the poll.
Mr. Rodriguez Penagos, Luis Miguel from Mexico
ESSENTIAL MYANMAR (Yangon – Bagan – Inle Lake – Ngapali Beach) from 22 Dec to 01 Jan 2016
Dear Ha Hieu,
I just want to thank you and your team for a splendid trip so far. The guides and drivers have been outstanding, as well as hotels and the sights we have seen.
Thank you, we are well home after the best holiday ever. Myanmar and its people were wonderfull. Words can not describe the experience.
For your service before and during the trip, I am just as impressed. Please forward this email to your manager if you like.
Finally, please send our thanks to our guides and drivers!
Elisabeth from Norway
MYANMAR EXPLORER from 15 – 30 Dec 2015
Dear Ms. Hong Nguyen,
First of all I want to wish you a happy new year and I hope you started it well! Sorry für my delate answer, but we spent after Myanmar another four days in Bangkok and just arrived back to Germany yesterday. I want to thank you for the outstanding organization of the trip – it all went a 100% smoothly and we were really impressed by the quality of services! We also enjoyed very much our time in Myanmar and are happy that we had the chance to visit your beautiful country.
We will definitely recommend both Myanmar and your agency to our friends and family.
Thank you again and best regards from Germany
Johannes from German
Bagan Escape (Yangon, Bagan) from 26 Dec to 28 Dec 2015
Hello Mr Hieu Ha
We’re back home after a terrific holiday. The definite highlight was our short stay in Myanmar.
Thank you so much for your organisation. Everything worked out seamlessly and it was a truly memorable trip.
Bagan in particular was absolutely terrific. Our guide was great and looked after us well.
Thanks again and we look forward to travelling with your firm again
Ann Styles from Malaysia
Captivating Myanmar (18 Dec – 28 Dec 2015)
Thanks allot for your mail and we want to thank you allot for everything, our trip was exceline. We enjoying your country and the Nature and the lovely people.
We hereby send you the Customer satisfaction for our trip i Myanmar .
We are so happy and satisfacted.
Please see attached file. And let us know if you Can read it.
Wish you All the Best
Siri and Maria from Denmark
Myanmar Discovery 13D/12N from 11 Dec to 23 Dec 2015 & Secret of Angkor 5D/4N from 4 Jan to 8 Jan 16
Dear Ms. Binh Yen,
Almost a week after our happy return to Italy I feel like writing to you to thank you again for organizing our visit of Myanmar and Siem Reap in the best possible way. We really enjoyed and loved every moment of it.
I can assure that I will definitely keep your agency in mind for any further journey to Asia that I may be intentioned to take in the future.
Sergio Rufini from Italia
From Myanmar to Bangkok, from 12 Dec to 23 Dec 2015
Dear Ms. Binh Yen,
I am writing just to tell you that everything in our trip was very well. Your organization was perfect with a very good itinerary, exceptional hotels, the drivers were excellent, some guides very good and some only good, but all of them very kind and friendly; we had a great time and we were delighted travelling with you. It was a great trip and of course we loved Myanmar.
We would like to travel to others countries that your company manage in the next years, such us Thailand, Laos or even to come back to Vietnam, so we don´t hesitate to travel with you. Moreover, we will recommend you to all of our friends.
Thanks so much.
Maria del Mar from Spain
Best of Myanmar & Laos (17 Nov – 2 Dec 2015)
Just writing to tell you that we have enjoyed the trip immensely. The guides were all very good and punctual. They all spoke passable English but had a very good knowledge of the town and its features.
The hotel selected were also extremely good. We really loved the Inle Princess Resort, but all were very good.
Dealong with you was also a pleasure and it seemed to be no trouble to reverse the order to get in the balloon ride in Bagan (which was well worth the money).
We will certainly recommend you to any friends who plan to visit SE Asia.
Tony Lippey from Australia
Myanmar Discovery 10 days/ 21 Nov 2015 – 1 Dec 2015
Dear Dzung Vu,
Thank you again for your assistance. Our trip was amazing, Myanmar is wonderful, people too. Our guide Marco was perfect!!!
I'll bring this trip in my heart forever!
Greeting from Italy
Best of Myanmar 7 days/ 25 Nov 2015 – 1 Dec 2015
Dear Dzung Vu,
I thank you for arranging our trip to Myanmar. We enjoyed very much. We have seen a lot of your beautiful country. Good guides.
There is only one thing we had to miss the handicraft market today in Yangon, because it is closed on monday. It is for you good to know.
Thank you very much and till next time. Best regards, Martin and Annelies Bak from Italy
Angkor Wat to Bagan 15 days/ 14 Nov 2015 – 28 Nov 2015
We are 100% pleased by the organization and performance of all persons involved in our trip. We plan a trip to Vietnam and Laos and will only use your agency to assist us. Friends are travelling in March and we will give the best references of your agency to them. I will also publish on my Facebook with links to your agency. Many thanks.
Regards from Rio de Janeiro, Ludwig
Captivating Myanmar Journey from 13 to 20 Nov 2015
Hi Binh Yen,
We had a marvellous time thank you for all your assistance. We had difficulty understanding the guide in Mandalay, he is a very nice and polite Gentleman but his English is very difficult to understand, he is self-employed rather than an employee of the Company, that may make the difference. All in all a great trip and thank you again.
With best wishes,
Mr. Thomas McNamara from UK
Laos & Myanmar highlights (27 Oct – 19 Nov 2015)
Dear Ms Nguyen,
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank you for your excellent service over the last few years. My trip to Myanmar and Laos were very enjoyable this year and I intend to return yet again to SE Asia in the future.
When I do you can be assured I will contact you for your advice and support in my planning.
James Vargo from USA
Best of Myanmar 9 days/ 1 Nov 2015 – 9 Nov 2015
I worked with Dzung in the months and weeks leading up to my trip and she was more than helpful. There were 3 of us traveling and we had different arrivals and departures but Dzung worked around us all and managed our flights and accommodation. From the moment we arrived in Myanmar til we left 9 days later we were well looked after. Our tours were well organised with someone arriving every day at our hotel to collect us, show us the sights, recommend great local restaurants for lunch and dinner and then drop us back later, all in the comfort of an air-conditioned van. Our tour guides were really well informed and spoke great English which was really helpful in our overall understanding of what we were seeing and doing each day. I'd highly recommend Myanmar travel to anyone I know going to the region. They took all the stress out of our trip, organised everything so well with a packed itinerary full of all the highlights, and for great value. Thanks so much Dzung and our tour guide for their fantastic service.
Ms Pippa Lennon from Australia
Myanmar discovery (28 Oct – 9 Nov 2015)
Hue ciao, how are you?
Mirella and I are really very very good, full of a great joy for having made a journey so beautiful and engaging in all aspects: emotional, landscapes, people and religious rites and customs.
As I said in the mail just barely landed Tuesday, everything worked like a perfect machine, and this is just about you and to your utmost professionalism and seriousness. I am very proud to have arranged with you, with you of Asia Travel & Leisure. And I add that I enjoyed so much just to organize it with you step by step. You have had the patience to endure all my changes and additions.
I almost immediately he would organize another with you :-)))))
Now the specific trip really have nothing to say, even the May Aung guide was really friendly, polite and looked after us well.
Hotels all very beautiful from Sule Sangri-La Yangon to Top Mountain which, though more modest, one must take into account where you are. Maybe that a little 'out of tune is the Mandalay Hill Resort, too different from the landscape of Mandalay. Also very very expensive for dinner without quality / price ratio
Beautiful really Treassure Inle Resort, truly magical atmosphere, perhaps our favorite of this trip.
Magic to die the Aureum Palace. Perhaps the Amara Mountain Kalaw a bit 'too isolated, but we had a dinner in the garden really magical that we liked very much.
Internal flights, some delays but okay!
The drivers always very precise and punctual. The number is the driver of Yangon :-)
The services, the positions of the rooms perfect.
So Hue not know what to say :-)))
The satisfaction questionnaire we put everything on top :-)
Now I wanted to tell you that if you need to give my references to someone of Italian go ahead counting on me, do it very willingly, and of course I myself speak to you with my friends that maybe could be in that area. I recommend counting on me for anything.
If you want me to write some review somewhere tell me where you prefer that I do it with my heart really. I can also write on your website page if you want. So for you I can do anything!
Please thank very much Nway Nway that even if I never spoke with directly, I felt his presence, and I always come his greetings, and then helped me to come to Mirella on the balloon as a guest. Thank you very much.
As for the photos if you want to tell me that I send some, the most important and nice, or you can see my Facebook profile, which is free and you can see those who have published the most significant:
There is also a video of the balloon.
Ciao Hue with pretty much everything YOU BEEN FANTASTIC !!! BRAVA BRAVISSIMA !!!
A hug and a warm greeting, look your comments :-)
Filippo & Mirella from Italia
Imperial Myanmar 8 days/ 31 Oct 2015 – 7 Nov 2015
Dear Ms. VU,
Hi we are fine.
We really had a great trip to Myanmar.
As we already told you, you organized everything perfectly.
Here the final feedback.
The hotel was very good and the guide Win Zao Oo was very good too. Explained us very well everything. He speaks outstanding english.
excellent hotel with swimming pool too. Very clean and comfortable.
Guide Soe Win: excellent, he did anything to make up happy and he showed us as much as he could.
Besides visiting all most interesting Pagoda sites, we had a horse ride through the land of Pagodas, we had a river cruise and excellent dinner with show included.
He knew everything about Bagan as he was born in old Bagan .he spoke great english too.
Great guide, mr. Aung Aung.
He showed us as many things as he could. We asked him so many question and he was always ready to answer and to explain.
We wished so much to see the house of the Lady and he drove us there too.
Wonderful visit to the most popular pagoda in Yangon to see the sun set.
All drivers very excellent and they did a great job too.
We met only for a few hours the guide who drove us to the airpor, Mr. Aong Soe Thu. A great person too.
On the way to the airport he explained us many things, also the particular moments Myanmar is living now.
Thanks again for all what you did for us.
Let's keep in touch.
Take care and have a nice week end.
Marilisa group from Italy.
HIGHLIGHTS OF MYANMAR from 3-7 Nov 2015
Thanks for all your services. My sister and brother in law were very pleased with their Myanmar trip...
Best Regards/ Saludos Cordiales,
Oscar Gon from Mexico
Myanmar discovery (23 Oct – 4 Nov 2015)
Our trip was fantastic. We have been traveling for 40 years and this was the best trip I have ever had. Everything was perfect, thank you so much. The hotels were very good, the drivers were great and the tour guides were excellent. The itinerary was perfect, more than I had ever expected. I would recommend your travel agency to anyone as being one of best. The Myanmar people were wonderful, our tour guides catered to every need and our guide in Mrauk-U, Thantzin won a special place in our hearts, what a fine young man.
You don't need to change anything about your Myanmar tour, I will post a good recommendation of your agency on the internet.
Thank You again
Cheryl and Hardy Moore
Myanmar holiday 8 days (21 Oct – 28 Oct 2015)
Dear Ms. Hue,
This is to thank you for the wonderful trip we had to Myanmar. The whole logistics were well organised and the tour guides were very professional. Some of them were asking for a feedback form and I informed them that I do not have one and if a form is sent to me email, I will gladly fill it.
The tour guide in Yangon, Mr. Win was excellent and had a lot of knowledge. The driver and the car were very good. The driver was able to speak a little English. The tour guide in Bagan was fine. The Driver could not speak any English at all. The Car (VAN) provided was not good. The direct drive from Bagan to Mandalay is supposed to take about 3.5 hours and it took us more than 5 hours. We skipped Mt. Popo and drove directly to Mandalay with 1 stop on the way to see the palm sugar factory. Mandalay was excellent and the tour guide, Mr. Herbert Htun was very good and knowledgeable. On the whole, the trip was very enjoyable. The consultant should have suggested other things to do apart from seeing Pagodas and shrines. We managed to do this after changing our itinerary on the 27th October to go to Pyin oo Lin.
Arun Shah from Kenya
Myanmar discovery 19 days (4 Oct – 22 Oct 2015)
thank you for your e-mail.
Yes, we had a fantastic trip to Myanmar and overall it was perfect J with the itinerary, the guides, the drivers, the hotels and of course because of the country Myanmar itself and also because of you and your company of courseJ About the guide in Mandalay: I am sure he will improve over the years as he is still very young and there is also a lot of potential.
All the guides were very friendly and did their best. The guide in Bagan was excellent as well as the lady guide (I i) at Inle Lake. She was absolutly the best of all and impressed us very much.
Mandalay Hill Hotel: the lobby, restaurant and bar are nice as well as the food was very good but the rooms need a fresh-up. I know that we even had a better room category than standard.
Amara Ocean Resort: The Resort and the surounding of this hotel, especially the beach is absolutly fantastic, (you should take a beach front bungalow here, what we did). Second row of the bungalows seems to me a bit overpaid, as beach front has much more benefit, the view, own beach chairs in front of bungalow, direct access to beach etc).
But what Amara really must improve is the quality of the food. They have an extrem wide range of dishes (European, Asian, International) but the style how the dishes were cooked seemed to us rather poor, not really tasty and extremly expenses in comparison to other great hotels we stayed in on our trip. They really should shorten the menue and improve the taste of the dishes a lot to a higher standard.
If we should come back to Myanmar we definitly would book with you again and will recommand your company at all times.
Thank you once again for this unforgettable trip and I remain with best regards from Switzerland
Esther Fritschi from Switzerland
Best of Myanmar 10 days (9 Oct – 18 Oct 2015)
Thank you for your message. We had a wonderful trip to Burma and really enjoyed our guides, drivers and the places they took us to. The cruise was also a fabulous experience and our only regret is not booking a little bit longer!
Of course, it has been an interesting time to be in Myanmar with the lead up to the election but all the guides were discrete and did not enter into political discussions with us.
We thank you again for a fabulous trip, great organization, flawless execution of connections and kind, efficient interactions.
We will recommend you to our friends without any hesitation!
......and we have Ms. Lana Vien to thank because she booked a trip for friends and that is how we learned of Travel Asia.
We wish you all the best and thank you for your help in planning such a grand trip!
Lynn and Alastair from Canada
MYANMAR RIVER CRUISE from 3-17 Oct 2015
I just want to tell you what a nice time we had and what a good job you did. Everything went very smoothly, the itinerary was excellent and the guides were outstanding. We especially liked Zayer at Inle Lake, San on the boat and the gentleman on our final day in Bagan.
Thanks again for everything!
MR. FELIX GARBER from USA
Myanmar insight 5 days (12 Oct – 16 Oct 2015)
Hi Ms. Hue Nguyen,
Yes, we did enjoy this trip to Myanmar the guide & his driver deserve a big pat on the back, we will now plan to go to Mandalay in the near future & will surely be using your company again thanks for your help to make this a wonderful trip
Greg & thong from Australia
Essential Myanmar 5 days (23 Sep – 27 Sep 2015) Dearest Ms Hue,
Many thanks for your kind message, I was actually thinking of sending you an email today!
The trip to Myanmar went very well, we are able to follow the itinerary but also have enough freedom and flexibility which we like. Thanks for all your recommendations.
While I did complete the survey with my positive feedback, I didn´t find where to provide feedback regarding your (yourself) excellent service. I really would like to provide feedback about your great work, as it was what made the planning of the trip a success. Please let me know as I want to do this for you... ok? ;-)
I will take sometime over the weekend to review the itineraries you already sent me for Vietnam/Cambodia.
Many many thanks and look forward to stay in touch, my warmest regards and hope to talk to you soon,
Mr. Alexis Langagne from Singapore
ESSENTIAL MYANMAR from 19-24 Sept 2015
Dear Ms. Hong Nguyen,
Our group enjoyed the trip, which exceeded our expectations. Overall, we gave top marks.
- The tour guides in each of the places had good knowledge, spoke well, were attentive to our needs and took good care of us.
- It was much appreciated that the 3rd single bed in each of the hotels were sturdy beds / double full mattress on the floor instead of rickety spring beds. Hotels were good, although some of my friends complained of mosquitos in the room (seemed to only bite them), and the hotel in Bagan had a power blackout for a period of time such that I had to clean up and find my way out of the toilet in total darkness.
- Drivers drove well and I felt safe. It would have been great if the cars were newer. There were passenger seat belts but nowhere to buckle the seat belts.
Overall well done to all and your efforts in coordination. We have already recommended Myanmar Travel to our friends.
We had given the completed form to our guide in Yangon for onward forwarding to Myanmar Travel.
Hsin Yu from Singapore
Myanmar Discovery 14 days (7 Sep – 20 Sep 2015)
Dear Ms Hue,
Thank you for your letter of thanks. The truth is it was a very interesting trip and well programmed by your side. We were very impressed by everything we saw in this beautiful country. I had long wanted to get closer to that area, but after this trip have been satisfied and we can understand a little better your culture and idiosyncrasy, even being so different from ours. The weather was great and your companions, guides and drivers were very professional and friendly.
As aspects to improve, I can only mention that the trip is not adapted to 100% of the planned program, for example a visit to a monastery to contemplate the life of the monks and their meals, due to the fact that our arrival to the country first day was a little late and the last day of our departure was very early. However I was compensated with the professionalism and dedication of the guide who never leave us alone in any planned activity, even checking in the airport because we had any doubt about boarding passes on the back plane. To summarize practically the trip was wonderful.
Thanks for everything and of course we will advise in any known your organization to enjoy your country.
Mr. Olimpio Sanchez from Spain
HIGHLIGHTS OF MYANMAR from 12-21 Aug 2015
Dear Ms. Hong,
Thank you so much for your follow up. My flight back home was long but according to plan. Unfortunately during my flight from Hong Kong to Chicago (on August 25th) I developed a very high fever (39.3 °C). Upon my arrival to Mexico I was diagnosed to have “Dengue” (name in Spanish) which is a virus that was transmitted to me by a mosquito bite while I was in Myanmar (it takes 4 to 8 days for the symptoms to show up after being infected). This information is important so you can prevent any future travelers of the possibility of getting this disease in Myanmar.
Regarding our actual travel experience, Myanmar is a beautiful country, rich in culture and heritage. The places you recommended to visit were spectacular. The services provided by your company were excellent (transportation and tour guides, very friendly, knowledge full, respectful, gracious and willing to serve ). The hotels you recommended were excellent as well, both in terms of their physical facilities and the services provided by their staffs. Breakfasts were not always “the best” but they make a good effort … besides, perhaps they are the best alternatives available (regarding breakfast).
I would not hesitate one bit to recommend your services to any person traveling to SE Asia. I would most definitively use your services again. Everything, starting from your understanding of our needs, your initial recommendations, your prompt and assertive responses always offering the right and best solutions to my questions, and the actual travel experience with the staff and hotels that you provided. I am very happy I found you and I certainly did not make a mistake choosing you.
I hope my comments are helpful. Please let me know if you need any additional comments. Best regards,
Alejandro T from Mexico.
Best of Myanmar 11 days (2 Aug – 12 Aug 2015)
Dear Ms. Hue Nguyen,
Thanks so much for your email and your kind words. Indeed, we are already back home with the whole family and just getting back to work after a great vacation.
I wanted to congratulate you on the design of the trip and the services you provided through your agency. Myanmar is an excellent country, varied and a great opportunity to travel, meet people, and learn about customs.
I wanted to make a special mention of the guide that helped us in the last stage, Bagan. All guides were good, but we think Kyaw was the best.
If I had to put a negative note, I think the Hotel in Mandalay is not up to the excellent selection of the other ones. Also, we think that the journey by road between Mandalay and Bagan didn´t contribute anything special to the trip.
In any case, the summary is excellent. Will definitely recommend your services to friends wanting to visit in the future.
Mr. Luis Fernández from Spain
Thailand – Myanmar – Cambodia trip 16 days (19 Jul – 3 Aug 2015)
Hi Hue Nguyen,
We have a great time in Asia, the trip was wonderfull, we enjoy each conutry and places.
The service was excellent always.
I hope can be back and visit other places.
I only have a question, I know and did not ask you because I thougt you will know because I am from Mexico and speak spanish, so do you have spanish guides? I know english but with different acent I some time do not understood, maybe it will be eaasier in spanish, if you do have next time I prefere spanish guides.
Thanks for everything and if I heard someone who wants to go I for sure recomend you.
Ileana Rmos from Mexico
Yangon Stopover (Yangon) from 15 Jul to 18 Jul 2015
Dearest Mr Ha!!!
We had such a great time!! Thank you. Naing Zaw, the guide, is excellent. The driver was also very supportive and helpful.
Yes, the trip was a little short. I certainly would like to go to the mountains one day !
The Myanmar people are very kind and gentle. It was a lovely experience for all of us.
Thank you for all your support
with warmest regards,
Kamala from Malaysia
Imperial Myanmar 10 days/ 15 June 2015 – 24 June 2015
We are back home after a few wonderful weeks away!
We both thank you for the itinerary that you put together . It worked very well.
Mandalay, amount of time was perfect. The hotel next to the Red Canal, the customer service was the best in the 7 weeks we were away, big call! the tour guide, (we knew as C) was great.
Bagan nice hotel, good guide, amazing place.
The drive from Kalaw to Inle Lake was sensational. Kalaw was not a highlight, but when we were picked up by our new guide Esther and the trip to Inle we knew were on a great journey. The accommodation at Inle lake was brilliante. The next day we did 67.75 Kilometers on the lake, again one of the best days of sightseeing.Keep Esther on your books!
Last day in Yangon, again just the correct amount of time!
Thanks again for the great 10 days in Myanmar. Your organization could not be better. On time every time.
Jon and Gill from Australia
Essential Myanmar (Yangon – Bagan – Inle Lake) from 31 May to 06 Jun 2015
Dear Mr. Ha,
Sorry to reply to you so late. My family and friends just left today and I have been so busy with them around Hong Kong
I want to thank you very much for your help and kindness. The trip to Myanmar was great! The service excellent. Do not hesitate that we will do. Cambodia with you next year and I will recommend your company with my friends. I go to Hanoi very often because I take painting lessons there and I sell vietnamese paintings in. Mexico. So I hope next time I will meet you there. Maybe you can help me to book my hotel there because I go always for long periods.
As soon as We decide about Cambodia, I will let you know to start organizing everything. I need go read your proposal again, I wan busy with the Myanmar one. I just think if we can cancel some tours because my friends wants also to go shopping and relaxing. So I will let you know which one we change.
Thank you Mr. Ha!! Everything was great!
We will do our next trip to Cambodia next year. I wil organize my friends.
Margarita from Mexico
TREASURE OF MYANMAR AND THAILAND from 16 April – 29 April 2015
I thank you very much for the trip. I have travelled before in the same way (with a driver and a guide) in the last years and I recognize the quality of your service (this was my third travel in your area, the south-east Asia). I will surely suggest your agency to my friends, collegues and partners if they wil decide to visit your wonderful country (they have seen my pictures and they think Myanmar is one of the most beautiful place in the world).
For helping you to improve the quality of the next trips you will organize, I can give you the following opinions about my travel:
• We had a sadly arrive in the airport of Yangon because of the visa on the passports. In fact, unfortunately, the controls were not well done and many people had to wait for much time for having the passport back (we gave the passport to autorities and they keep it for a while). The problem was that we couldn't ask for them (there were guides of other groups that continued to search the passport of their guests) and for this reason we have lost much time;
• Some hotels, as I wrote on the questionnaire, didnt give the quality of the service we guessed. This is not a big problem, I am used to travel and I know that sometime this thing can happen.
For ending, the guides and the drivers have been very serious and professional. The choice of the plan was well decided and so the time and the way to transfer from a place to the following.
If you want, I can send you some pictures of the journey for your website.
Wish you a good job and good luck.
Hermann from Italia
TRULY MYANMAR from 4 April – 22 April 2015
Dear Hong and Ms Nway Nway
Thank you so much for the lovely dinner you arranged for my birthday at Padnomar Restaurant.
The food and atmosphere were just great, but the biggest surprise was the staff singing Happy Birthday and bringing me this lovely strawberry cake.
We have had a great trip and really enjoyed visiting Mrauk U, Kalaw and Pyay, which we haven't seen before.
Thank you once again for another great trip and for being so accommodating.
Patsy and Fred from Australia
Flight tickets (Bangkok – Yangon – Bagan – Thandwe – Yangon – Bangkok) from 08 Apr to 20 Apr 2015
Hi Hieu Ha,
You're AMAZING!!!! Thank you so much!!! I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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My husband and I can't thank you enough for your gratitude! We really appreciate all you have done especially with the approaching holiday! You're an amazing person and you have made or honeymoon even more amazing! Thank You!
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Ms. Veronica from Italia
Flight tickets (Yangon – Heho – Thandwe - Yangon) from 04 Apr to 11 Apr 2015
Dear Hieu Ha,
Yep we had a fantastic time, thanks for organising.
Ms. Becca from UK
Flight tickets (Yangon – Bagan – Yangon) from 06 Apr to 08 Apr 2015
Dear Mr Hieu Ha,
Thank you all Myanmar flights and trip.went as planned. Thanks for arranging all the airline tickets.
Erick and Marina were met in Saigon as you had arranged even when we forgot to notify you that air asia had changed the flight times a couple of weeks ago. We didn't realize it till we were getting off the plane. Thank you for being on top of that and verifying the arrival.
Everything has gone well and we would like to thank you and your crew for their help. Your group is very trust worthy and reliable and I would/will recommend you to anyone.
Roman from Canada
Myanmar Discovery (Yangon – Bago – Hpa-An – Kyaikhtiyo – Naypyitaw – Bagan – Mandalay) from 01 Apr to 08 Apr 2015
Dear Mr. Hieu Ha,
just now we stay in Mandalay till tomorrow about 2 pm. Then we have a very long travelling time via Bangkok and Doha to Munich.
The Myanmar Tour was very impressive for us, that tour was one of the very best we ever had. Our Guide, Mr. Naing Zaw, was the best guide we ever had. From the first minute to the last minute the service was constantly perfect. It could not be better. Mr. Naing Zaw has a very good knowledge about the places in Myanmar, he speaks fluently English and if we needed a help, he assists us perfectly. From him we learned much about that wonderful country with its friendly people. He always showed us the very best places and took place into account to our wishes and interests exactly. One of the highlights was the visit of an initiation ceremony in Bagan, where we have been the only foreigners in the middle of many local people. He realized very quickly, that we usually like to go by our own. First he provided us with very good information and then he was virtually invisible. But if we needed help or we had a question, he was on our side in the next second. Perfect.
And also, Mr. Kyaw Min Htun is a perfect driver. All the time we felt very save in the comfortable car. Both of them have been very very helpful and friendly.
We gained a great experience of the history of Myanmar, its culture and the friendly people. We had a wonderful and interesting time together with our guide Mr. Naing Zaw and our driver Mr. Kyaw Min Htun and together with the Myanmar people. Such friendly people in many countries you cannot find. We have made many pictures and videos as a memory to our time in Myanmar.
And also the planning phase through Myanmar Travel/Asia Travel & Leisure was perfect and very fast. We have got a very good impression from your company. Next year at about the same time we plan to go a second time to Myanmar, to the region about the Inle lake and for visiting the old tribes around and maybe some other places. In November/December we will plane the places. We would be very pleased if we could perform the second Myanmar tour again with Mr. Naing Zaw.
The feed back form we’ll send to you when we are back at home.
The very best regards from Mandalay
Siegfried und Maria from GermanDr Stella from Libanon.