Hello & Greetings


A very warm welcome to our Golden Land Myanmar, "a country unlike any land you will know or see" these are the words of world renown writer Rudyard Kipling written 1898 in his famous novel "Road to Mandalay". Is Kipling right? kindly see it for yourself please as seeing is believing.

Myanmar sits at the crossroads of Asia's great civilizations of India and China, and looks out onto the vast Indian Ocean next to Thailand. One of South East Asia's largest and most diverse countries, Myanmar stretches from the sparkling islands of the Andaman Sea in the south right up into the Eastern Himalayan mountain range.

To this day Myanmar remains one of the most mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world. A land of breathtaking beauty and charm yet only recently emerging into the modern world. What can the casual visitor therefore expect upon arrival, and why should one embark on such a journey in the first place?

Wherever you go in Myanmar, whether it be cruising down the mighty Ayeyarwaddy River in style, drifting over the ancient city of Bagan by hot air balloon, or searching for that elusive tiger on the back of an elephant, there is always a feeling of adventure. With three modern internal airlines upgrading and expanding their networks, new and exciting destinations off the beaten track are gradually being opened. From mountain trekking and rafting in the far north to world class diving in the Mergui Archipelago. But above all, Myanmar offers the warmest welcome in Asia.

Myanmar has much to see from the blue water silver sand open beaches in the south and west to the snow capped mountains of the north.

Gold Backed offers personalized service tending to every individual need of the tourist. You name it and we have it. We can also arrange a tailor made tour to suite your individual needs taking you to every corner of Myanmar - we are able!

We are American managed and Myanmar owned tour agency with Dutch consultant. Our contact office is in Mannheim, Germany and also in Auburn, California, USA.

We are a group of highly trained professionals who can arrange any tour assignment given to us. We offer every tourism related services in Myanmar plus we specialize in multiple destination tour programmes in Mekong area - Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam.

Regards our stand, sustainable tourism must be environmentally and ecologically friendly, socially and culturally acceptable and economically liable. Travelers can make a positive contribution to the places they visit and bring financial benefits to local communities. We have coordination with the tourism industry in every aspect through cooperation between the local community, travel industry people and the government authorities to develop mutual beneficial programs without harming the local culture and the environment. Our friendly and informative tour guides are well & skilled professionals with good knowledge on the local cultures, environment and the local product. We promote tours that provide visitors and opportunity to experience its unique culture heritage. Ancient and historical sites, arts and crafts related to Myanmar people, and their delicious cuisine. Our objective is to offer visitors a learning experience through our tours while enjoying their holidays. We are committed to offering outstanding travel destinations which result in positive experiences for both travelers and host communities. Our basic philosophy is to provide a personalized service and to care for the smallest details.

Founder Maggie Smith ( American National ) with local management staff

Hans Ruinemans
Chief Consultant
( Dutch National )

Carlyn Wright
( USA & Europe )
(American National)

Greetings and a very warm welcome from the management of
Travels Myanmar Tour, Yangon, Myanmar.

Left to Right
1) Oscar M. Lynn ( American Citizen ), Director,
2) Mr. Lim Wong ( Singaporean ), Consultant and
3) Tommy M. Lwin ( Tin M. Lwin ) ( Myanmar trained in America ),
Manager ( taken at Pacific Asia Travel Association, meeting farewell dinner, December 2005 )

Tommy M Lwin addressing the Tourism Online Marketing Seminar at Yangon's five star Grand Plaza Parkroyal Hotel ( 2005 ).

He facilitated the above seminars for 3 times in 3 straight years for the Myanmar Tourism Sector -
2003 ( 5* Dusit Inya Lake Resort ),
2004 ( 5* Hotel Nikko Royal Lake ) and
2005 (5* Grand Plaza Park Royal Hotel)


We are professional, responsible, accurate and free. We can lead you to best contact - destinations, hotels, restaurants and trained guides. We will be glad to advise you on tours, Myanmar hot spots, popular attractions and destinations.
We are proud to be part of Travels Myanmar Tour to serve you during your coming Myanmar visit. Why don't you give us a try?


Oscar M. Lynn ( GM )
______________________ ( Consultant )
Myint Myint Kyi ( Managing Director )
Tommy M. Lwin ( Director )