Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Yangon-Myanmar by Tour Guide Htay W. (Guide #8572)


Yannick Dardenne

Australia
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour (one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Sep 19/18

What a wonderful trip to Yangon! Htay was such a gentleman and even shuffled the tour around to suit me, due to my flight being cancelled. I was able to see so much of Yangon and hear many stories and history from Htay. Very knowledgeable! Definitely recommended to anyone travelling to Yangon! Thanks again Htay and hope to see you again one day in Yangon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yannick, Thank you so much for your reviews. I hope we will see you again visiting beautiful places in Myanmar.

Cynthia Black

United States
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Tour: #168645, Yangon shore excursion tour (one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Unfortunately, we could not recommend Htay for a tour guide. He seemed very bored and was uninterested and unengaged through the entire tour. He walked many feet in front of us and responded to our questions with one word answers. He seemed unsure of the facts and gave us little information on the sites we visited. At the end of the tour his driver was speeding back to our ship and kept opening the window to keep from falling asleep at the wheel. It was very unpleasant experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cynthia, Thank you so much for your reviews.

Ruth Gilbert

Canada
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Tour: #101342, Yangon - Bago - Yangon (2 days / 2nights), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Apr 11/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ruth, Thank you so much for your rating.

John P.

United States
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour (one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you so much for your rating.

David Portman

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour (one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Mar 10/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you for your reviews.

Tom Hoppin

United States
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Tour: #195661, Two day Yangon city tour, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Mar 8/18

Htay is an exceptional guide with a vast knowledge of Yangon; tremendous English language skills; and a warm, pleasant personality that are perfect for a guide. He is accommodating, but will make recommendations without hesitation; he is flexible, but will stick to an agreed upon schedule, and he is a great listener as well as a fountain of knowledge. Our 1 1/2 day tour could not have been better. And the credit goes entirely to Htay, the driver (the outstanding vehicle, also). THANK YOU Htay!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, Thank you for your reviews.

Lindsey Johnson

Morocco
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour (one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Feb 20/18

Htay was so helpful and nice. He picked us up from the ship port, took us to the markets and all the historic sites, told us about the history of Yangon, and he is very knowledgeable. We really appreciated how easy going he was and how we adapted our full day tour as we went along during the day. We would totally recommend him for any group (he arranged for a car and drive for our group of 6) and would definitely use him again if we return to Yangon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debra, Thank you so much for your reviews.

Zoe Dover

Australia
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour (two days), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Dec 27/17

Fantastic 2 days in Yangon with Htay! We could not have done this without Htay & his driver! Htay is a great guide so professional, knowledgeable & easy going. He arranged everything for us. Htay was great with our children and made everything easy! Thank you Htay!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your reviews, Mom.

Ryan Pecora

United States
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour (one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ryan, Thank you so much for your reviews.

Joseph Moll

United States
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Tour: #279277, two day Yangon-Bagan tour, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Aug 31/17

Very passionate tourguide and loves Myanmar. Flexible in his approach and covered the key highlights as we wanted to see them.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joseph, Thank you so much for your reviews.

Kian Yong Wee

Malaysia
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Jul 21/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear sir, Thank you so much for your reviews.

Merdene Hess

United States
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Tour: #168645, Yangon shore excursion tour( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Apr 18/17

Htay was fabulous! We enjoyed every minute - he was thorogh and new his stuff. He was good about answering questions, his driver was great and the car was perfect. We couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you, Htay!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir or Mom; Thank you so much for your reviews.

Robert Volmer

United States
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Mar 27/17

Great tour. Knowledgeable guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sir for your reviews.

Ian Reece

United Kingdom
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Mar 5/17

Htay devised a bespoke tour to meet our specific requirements. The tour was excellent and exceeded our expectations. Htay is knowledgeable tour guide and had a lot of information to impart. He was able to answer all our questions with precision and good humour. We would certainly recommend him as a tour guide for Yangon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir ; Thank you so much for your reviews.

William F.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #101342, Yangon-Bago-Yangon ( 3 days/ 3 nights ), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Jan 24/17

Htay is enthusiastic, well organised and keen to provide an interesting experience. He arranged a very comfortable car with a good driver, and managed all timings well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir; Thank you so much for your reviews.

James Kendrick

United States
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Tour: #168645, Yangon shore excursion tour( two days), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Dec 29/16

Very good and knowledgeable. At times English was hard to understand. Bit of over emphasis on Buddha and temples. Pleasant and amenable to changes in schedule. Put in a long, full day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James; Thank you so much for your reviews.

James Cross

United States
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Dec 11/16

Excellent guide. Made a very flexible itinerary for us and it was great. Highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your reviews, sir.

Joseph Kazda

United States
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Tour: #101464, Yangon-Inlay lake(2days/2nights), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Nov 22/16

We had a very nice trip to Inlay and got to see many fascinating things. Unfortunately, Htay was not overly forthcoming in commentary which left us to try to figure out what we were seeing where they built the boats and the weaving factory. We would have prefered an upfront explanation of what we were doing and seeing each day. We spent the last day touring Yangon and Htay did a much better job there. We suspect he was in his element in Yangon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir or Mom; Thank you so much for your reviews.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality tour experiences and so we really appreciate your valuable feedback here; we have taken it on board and we will work with Htay to improve going forward.

Joan Jacobson

Newhall, CA, United States
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Nov 10/16

Htay was completely responsive to our need to set up a custom day tour of Yangon. We hopped all over the city seeing things that we were not going to see on our upcoming group tour. He was very helpful and prompt with his e-mails and gave us many insights into the nature of the city. The car was extremely comfortable and the driver excelllent in all of the heavy Yangon traffic.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mom; Thank you so much for your review.

Jeff Helfrick

United States
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Tour: #101342, Yangon-Bago-Yangon ( 3 days/ 3 nights ), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Nov 5/16

Not very happy when we asked him to change his planned itinerary for our group

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear sir, Thank you very much for your review. Most times it is easier to change itineraries prior to the tour and not on the day of, but I still changed it. Best wishes.

Emi Maruyama

United States
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Oct 24/16

Nice day tour of Yangon. Htay was very knowledgeable, on time, and professional. His English was good, and he took us to fun local places to eat. The driver was pleasant and safe which you need in Yangon (lots of traffic and narrow roads).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your reviews.

Patricia Hudson

Australia
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Tour: #101342, Yangon-Bago-Yangon ( 3 days/ 3 nights ), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Jun 21/16

Very enjoyable tour with special highlights only a local would know about like the Monastery lunch lineup,the man-made cave and U-Thant's home. Some more planning of route taken would be better so there is no back tracking. We would recommend the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your reviews;Mon.

Tina Coulter

Canada
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Tour: #168645, Yangon shore excursion tour( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Mar 26/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much sir for your reviews.

William Gibson

Hong Kong
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Mar 25/16

Hay Win had excellent knowledge and his English was first class. The tour was perfect for us and able to show us Yangon well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your reviews.

Louis Slaats

Netherlands
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Tour: #101342, Yangon-Bago-Yangon ( two days), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Feb 21/16

We had a wonderfull 2 days with Htay Win. can recommend him. Showed us everything in his beautiful country. ups and downs. If you want to see the real thing. we had yangon/bago tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much ;sir for your reviews.

Edward Pelavin

United States
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Jan 7/16

Htay was very knowledgeable. He also was most accommodating to our needs. We met a friend for coffee in Yangon and Htay made sure that a time and place were in place for this meeting. Htay always answered our emails promptly. We would recommend him to our friends if they were to visit Yangon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir or Mom, Thank you so much for your reviews.

James Gut

Switzerland
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Dec 29/15

Knowledgeable, friendly and flexible! An exciting time to visit Myanmar, and Hyai offered great insight and an honest assessment without bogging us down in dates and details. We also had a terrifically capable driver (don't try it yourself!). A memorable day in Yangon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear sir, Thank you so much for your reviews.

William Thielbahr

United States
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( two days), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Dec 27/15

Htay was an excellent tour guide. His understanding of his country's history, local events, and customer's needs was excellent. His command of the English language was excellent. He helped us decide on the best, most efficient use of our time and there was never a problem. He was able to make comfortable adjustments as the circumstance dictated. He made our experience in Yangon a pleasure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear sir, Thank you so much for your reviews.

Graeme McLaughlin

Australia
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Tour: #100296, Yangon-Kyaikhtiyoe-Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Oct 11/15

Our guide Htay W was excellent but the tour is overpriced for what is provided.

Arlene Mahadoo

Canada
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Tour: #168645, Yangon shore excursion tour( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Oct 4/15

Htay Win was a good guide and knowledgeable about Yangon and Buddhism. He speaks good English and was very polite.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mom, Thank you so much for your reviews.

Cliff R.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Sep 24/15

Htay is a lovely fellow and his pleasent demeanor and vast knowledge made for a wonderful experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your reviews, sir.

Yuri Kivshar

Australia
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Jul 3/15

WE enjoyed our day tour with Htay and many useful information about Burmese people and customs and also Buddhism. By all means, this is a very interesting country to visit and of course longer tours and a trip to other parts of the country are very much recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much sir, for your reviews.

Yoke Kuan Sun

Malaysia
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( two days), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: May 2/15

Htay speaks good English and is very patient. He accommodated my tour request each time and customized it to what I wanted to visit and see. He's also knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions with ease. I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yoke, Thank you so much for your reviews on the webpage.

Constance Giroday

Surrey, BC, Canada
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Mar 21/15

Htay picked me up at the port for my tour of Yangon. I felt very safe with Htay and our driver.

Phyllis Karper

Canada
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour, Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Mar 3/15

HTAY was very knowledgeable and took us to places that we asked for ..He also made great suggestions for lunch and we were able to see all the places plus more.. His command of the English language was very good and he had a great personality..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review,mom.

William R.

United States
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Feb 15/15

Htay provided us with an excellent tour of Yangon and vicinity. We had customized the itinerary to match our interests. He met us on time at our ship and proceeded to take us to many of the historic and religious sites in Yangon. A drive by and photo at the Ladies House was a highlight. Htay's English was excellent and his take on the local culture and politics was enlightening. Having a custom tour for 2 people allows for deeper coverage of more sites in a short time. Our thanks to Htay and TBL.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review ,sir.

Steve H.

Belgium
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Feb 7/15

Very knowledgable tour guide and nice transport; both driver and guide very helpful and considerate. Program was interesting and worth the tours but have suggested Htay he should be a little more "communicative in advance" when on tour about the program. Now we sometimes stopped without knowing in advance where and what to be seen.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. I took the passengers to the places with explanations according to the program I mentioned, but thank you so much for your reviews to improve my services.

Harry Jones

United States
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Jan 21/15

Htay did a great job of arranging a custom tour for me of Yangon to see some important sites I had not visited on my group tour. The tour lasted nine hours and included a comfortable car and driver. He surprised me with the places he took me, but he also made sure to include one important site and one activity I had made a priority. He was very informative about what we were seeing. Price was very reasonable for a full day tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear sir, Thank you so much for your review.

Chandran Rajadurai

Malaysia
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( one day), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Jan 3/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, sir for your rating.

Mary Parsons

United Kingdom
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( two days), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Oct 31/14

Excellent knowledgeable guide. Nice to see and visit local areas, about which Htay was very familiar, along with all the must visit places. We had an excellent 2 days. Pity about the constant traffic jams.

Jane Sabitsana-Nakao

United States
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( three days), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Jun 1/14

Htay, our tour guide was very flexible in terms of our schedule. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He basically showed us pretty much the good, the bad and the ugly of Myanmar. He didn't take us to simply tourist places. He also took us to where the real people of Myanmar lives and their daily lives. I will recommend his services to anyone who can use his services.

Ricardo Backer

Argentina
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Tour: #101342, Yangon-Bago-Yangon (2days/ 2 nights ), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Apr 7/14

Htai was very diligent and gave us his time, a very good driver and was eager to please our needs. He also expressed his viewpoint about social aspects in Myanmar. He showed us all the sights we wanted and his explanations were rather short, so he makes an ideal guide for people who,do not want too many details. We had some difficulty understanding his English and he understanding our English, may be because we are not native English speakers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much sir for your feedback.

John Porter

Australia
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Tour: #101473, Yangon city tour ( two days), Yangon, Myanmar    view tour
Date: Feb 22/14

Htay crafted a tour which thoroughly satisfied our group of 10, spanning 3 generations, aged 3 to 80. We felt we saw the essentials of Yangon - Htay was very considerate in meeting our many and varied requests. The highlight of the Schwedagen Pagoda at sunset is forever seared on our minds. An amazing 2 day experience, expertly presented to us. Compared to the options available from the cruise ship, we saw much more, in greater comfort and very economically. Good luck for the future, Htay. John

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback.

Arnold Kubelun

United States
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Tour: Yangon city tour ( ond day ), Yangon, Myanmar
Date: Jan 8/14

Htay met us on time at our hotel. We were to travel about 2-1/2 hours north of Yangon to visit an elephant park. When we arrived part way we were told that the car could go no further and we were surprised that we would be transported on the back of motorcycles the last 8-1/2 miles on ungraded trails. Fortunately my wife and I are in good physical shape and were able to complete the trip to the park only to find out the park was closed. Htay is a nice man but really needs to do better.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback.Unfortunately,in the current time, Myaing Hay Won elephant camp is not a tour site due to a bad road and however, my clients could see elephants and do the things they wanted.The elephant camp wasn't closed.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Comments were brought up to the guide and his guide support manager who are working on ways of setting the proper expectation on his tours when the subject is means of transportation and intensity of the tour. We also asked the guide to check the park schedule beforehand to avoid situations like the one mentioned above.