We just visited Myanmar (Yangon, Bago and Bagan) September 8-19, 2013. We were fortunate to have used the services of "Taste of Myanmar Travels & Tours." They were recommended to me by a friend and they are EXCELLENT! Kay was always quick to respond to my emails. We rented an air-conditioned vehicle for a full day (12 hours) tour of sightseeing in Yangon; it cost us $50. We did our research before hand so we did not request for a guide, but Pyae Sone (our driver) was quite helpful in pointing out important tips. We were provided with cold bottles of water for the day, as well as disposal wet towels to wipe our feet (after the temple visits). Kay's husband (Soe Moe Aung) gave us excellent restaurant suggestions and offered us very good advice on how to plan our Yangon sightseeing given the traffic patterns.
We also visited Bago (which is about 1.5-2 hours away from Yangon). The vehicle rental cost us $100. Pyae Soe was also our driver. When we told him our intended itinerary he added a few more destinations which made our trip more enjoyable. We were also provided with cold water and wet towels.
We purchased our plane tickets (Yangon-Bagan), hotel accommodations, car/driver rental, and guide also through Kay. She was able to save us a lot of money! We were originally going to book our hotel on-line but she was able to save us $60 per night at the Hotel at Tharabar Gate. Local travel agents get special deals. Our guide, Kyaw Swe, gave us a good history of each temple and brought us to all the best locations to get that great photo opportunity!
Kay was amazing in her quick responses, great prices, and excellent advice! Additionally, we had to make changes to our flights to return to the US earlier than expected. You know how difficult that can be if you are overseas and if you bought your ticket on-line (with a non-US carrier). I sent Kay an email on a Sunday and she replied to me on the same day (informing me that the airline office were closed but would attend to it first thing Monday). She successfully changed our flight and saved me money too!
I cannot say enough good things about "Taste of Myanmar Travels & Tours." I highly recommend them! Here is their contact information:
Taste of Myanmar Travels & Tours
No (21), Ground Floor, Mingalar street
Hledan, Kamayut Township, Yangon
Union of Myanmar
Tel : + 95 1 230 4243, + 95 92500 23453
E mail :email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : www.tasteofmyanmar.com