Travelling in Burma is harder than other countries in the region. of course you can travel independently, but restrictions and timetable changes are a part of the deal.
For this reason most travellers choose to use a local travel agent. This gives them flexibility with travel arrangements and takes much of the stress out of trying to make arrangements from abroad.
Many travellers report the local travel agencies can get better discounts than they can trying to organise the same travel. As with all services it can pay to shop around. To help you do this are 5 travel agents that have recommendations from both other travellers, and travel guides such as Lonely Planet.
Shew Yoo Travel
Owned by a German and his Burmese wife. They specialise in creating tailor made itineraries and offering some package arrangements. They come highly recommended on a number of travel boards and try to avoid government run establishments
Shwe Gone Dine Tower 212, Building C, Apartment 006, Shwe Gone Dine Road, Bahan Township,
Yangon, Union of Myanmar.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Website: www.travel-myanmar.net, www.burma-exclusive.com
Good News Travel
A privately owned and operated travel company located in Burma. They were recommended by Condé Nast Traveller World’s Top Travel Specialists Award in 2008. They specialise in providing up-to-date, exclusive travel information on schedules and logistics, hotel and all transport bookings, creating itineraries and locating guides if needed.
FMI Centre, 4th Floor, Unit 18, Building No. 380, Bogyoke Aung San Rd., Yangon, Myanmar
Phone : (+95–1) 37 50 50 Phone/ Fax : (+95–1) 25 38 45
Phone : (+95–9) 5116256 Phone : (+95–9) 5148180
Santa Maria Travel
This travel agency has exceedingly high recommendations from a number of people on the Fodor’s website who have used their services and were very pleased. (Their website does seem to be in need of updating)
No. 195-B, 32nd Street, Panbedan Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Phone : 95-1-254625, 709488 Fax: 95-1-201966
Myanmar Delight Travel & Tours
A private company doing all the expected arrangements for travel within Burma. Has some good recommendations on travel boards,
No. 899, Kyaung Lane, 7 ward, 10 miles,
Sawbwgyigone Qr, Insein Tsp, Yangon,
Tel: +95-1-651833 / +95-95012519 /
Fax : +95-1-651833
E.mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
A professional tour operator that specialises in Asia, with 32 offices around the region and 500 staff. This is a good option if you would like to join one of their numerous tours. As well as packages they can also organise day trips and hotels
Yangon – Main Office
#0303, Sakura Tower
339 Bogyoke Aung San Street
Kyauktada Township, Yangon, MYANMAR
Tel: +95 (0) 1 255 266/427/429
Fax: +95 (0) 1 255 428
Email: go [dot] myanmar [at] exotissimo [dot] com