My family of 4 adults is just back from a trip to Myanmar and we were very pleased with the services of Oway. We planned most of the trip ourselves but booked all of our domestic flights through Oway. We corresponded with Oway via email and their booking request form on their website and paid via credit card for all of our domestic tickets before we left. As promised all of the actual ticket vouchers were at our hotel in Yangon when we arrived. There is no such thing in Myanmar (as of August 2013) as an electronic ticket – all of the tickets are handwritten on carbon paper. I highly recommend the services of Oway. Having prepaid for tickets was luxury too because ATM’s are not yet that reliable in Myanmar and having already paid for our tickets allowed us to use cash for other things.
We have just returned from 2 weeks in Burma, and booked 4 internal flights on Oway before we went. We were pretty concerned that it might be a scam as after we had booked we saw lots of posts suggesting it was a scam – but it all worked perfectly for us. We had a receipt printed out with our booking reference on, and used it to successfully check in to Air Bagan flights at Yangon, Nyaung-U, Heho and Thandwe. No issues at all – actually very impressed by how easy it all was. Only comment would be that we chose a range of airlines on the Oway website, but they told us we couldn’t have the flights we had selected, and had only Air Bagan flights. Wasn’t an issue as dates and times were all the same. Just pay by credit card so you’re insured, and request updates and booking confirmations frequently – flights in Burma seem to change times if they feel like it!
We just completed a two week trip: domestic flights, hotels, trekking, etc. all paid by credit card through Oway so we didn’t have to carry the cash. Easy selecting & booking what we wanted from their website menus & excellent response to on the road requests & issues (not of their doing). Highly recommended. We are experienced, independent world travellers & can’t fault their services. This in contrast to many reputable (LP & TA) Myanmar agents who we previously contacted but were just too busy with the uptick in tourist volume to give us the time of day. We only started booking the trip early December. We will be posting a very positive detailed Oway review soon.
Enjoyed our trip to Myanmar with Oway Travels. The office was very responsive and would always get back with us promptly about any concerns. Wonderfully planned and paced activities. Knowledgeable helpful guides and great hotels. Who could ask for a better trip! We would travel with them again. Thanks Oway
We spent 18 wonderful days in Burma. Everything was perfect from hotel selection, to guide, to trekking organization. We have traveled a lot and it was the easiest trip of our life. The country is beautiful; the people are nice.
I just ended my Myanmar trip with some hotel & flight tkts booked on oway. Had No problem turning in the vouchers at hotels. Air tkts were delivered to the hotel & was notified of schedule change. I wrote to some of the travel agencies mentioned here & contacted them a couple of times but got no response. I think they don’t have time to help with bits & pieces of the itinerary & like to sell the whole tour. Oway got back the next business day with confirmations. Using the credit card meant carrying less crisp US $.
A couple of weeks back I had bought an Air Asia return flight Bangkok to Yangon leaving today February 12th for 8 nights. Hadn’t realized about the hotel situation there and was getting worried about getting accommodation and thinking of not bothering to go in the end. Then I read about Oway, checked their website and emailed them my dates and preferred hotel. They said it was full and suggested a different hotel same facilities and area and same price. I agreed and paid with my credit card and received the hotel voucher. It was a big relief. Went to the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok and got my tourist visa and that was an easy process after reading up on the suggestions on this site. Thing is a lot of tourists pay a deposit on a few rooms to be safe so many hotels end up with empty rooms and after 7 pm will give these rooms away. By paying the full amount I secured the room.
My husband and I had never used a travel company before. We decided to use Oway because we were overwhelmed by all of the options in Myanmar to go, hotels, drivers, internal flights, activities etc. We are in our mid-thirties and experienced travelers we enjoy booking our own trips and have never felt the need to use a travel company. We found oway.com.mm to be a good resource!
We have used Oway on February 2013 to buy the first flight Yangon to Bagan as we were landing in Yangon at night and wanted to leave the next day in the morning, did not have any other choice. The flight we had requested was not available and Oway found another flight earlier the same day for us. Everything went smoothly therefore we are satisfied by their service, it’s great to know it is possible to pay with credit card in advance. Other companies require you to come to the local office and pay by cash, it’s a hassle!
The representatives of Oway were consistently available to me from the planning phase of my journey to my return trip home. Their attention to detail and willingness to answer my questions honestly and with patience was appreciated. My guides and drivers were as informative as they were reassuring and accommodating.