As the last royal capital of the Burmese Kingdom, Mandalay is its religious heart, possessing some of the country’s most beautiful pagodas, including the highly revered Mahamuni Paya, which holds a famous Buddha-image covered in gold leaf.
With wide avenues and a fast paced way of life, modern Mandalay represents 'new Burma' whilst the very name evokes images of a Burma of years gone by. The Mahagandayone Monastery where more than a thousand monks and novices live and study the doctrine of Buddha, offers a fascinating insight into the Burmese branch of Buddhism. An additional attraction is the world’s largest book – 729 marble slabs of Buddhist scriptures at Kuthodaw Pagoda. Famous for its arts and crafts, Mandalay is a good place to buy everything from traditional wooden puppets to hand-woven fabrics.
The Hotel by the Red Canal
Situated by the Red Canal, the hotel is minutes from sites such as the famous Mandalay Palace. It boasts tropical greenery and tranquil water features amongst Myanmar's busy and cultural city.
Mandalay Hill Resort
Mandalay Hill Resort lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill with a panoramic view of a myriad of pagodas and faces the distinctive architecture of the Royal Palace and its beautiful moat.
Rupar Mandalar is an oasis of cool and calm, a charming boutique hotel tucked amidst landscaped gardens in the eastern outskirts of Mandalay. The property is just a short 15-minute drive away from the centre of Mandalay.
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Kalaw, Inle Lake
This itinerary takes in some of Myanmar’s most celebrated destinations coupled with some one-of-a-kind activities and excursions, ideally suited for those looking for a more active experience of this enthralling destination. Your days will be filled with cycling past the vibrant markets and leafy alleys of Yangon, exploring Bagan’s iconic temples,...
GBP £3,000 pp
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Loikaw, Inle Lake, Kalaw, Ngapali Beach
Embark on an epic adventure through Myanmar on this extensive seventeen night itinerary, perfect for those with more time and who would like to explore this stunning country at a more leisurely pace. Enjoy the culture-rich cities of Yangon and Mandalay, former British hill stations, sunrise balloons over Bagan, the Irrawaddy River cruise and the...
GBP £5,100 pp
Family Fun in Myanmar
Yangon, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Yandabo, Bagan & Ngapali
Take the family on a truly epic adventure through Myanmar with this brilliant itinerary, designed specially with teenagers in mind. Trek through remote villages to meet tribal hill people, feed elephants, cycle through Bagan, meet Buddhist Monks collecting alms, take a private cruise on the Irrawaddy and to finish it all off, enjoy some fantastic...
GBP £5,300 pp
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Ngapali Beach
Experience the best of Burma on this 12 night itinerary, combining must-see highlights with some of the country’s most spoiling hotels. Soar above the temples of Bagan, sip wine overlooking Inle lake and relax on one of South East Asia’s best beaches.
GBP £5,100 pp
Yangon, Bagan, Private Irrawaddy Cruise, Mandalay, Inle Lake & Ngapali Beach
This epic itinerary showcases the best that Myanmar has to offer from its luxury hotels to its unique and exclusive experiences. This is truly Myanmar in style, as you venture from Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and Ngapali Bay with an added beautiful cruise along the Irrawaddy accompanied by the very best guides in the country.
GBP £5,400 pp
Cruising the Irrawaddy in Style
Yangon, Mandalay, Irrawaddy River, Bagan
Cruise the Irrawaddy River in comfort and style aboard The Strand Cruise, combining onshore excursions, must-see sights and the height of onboard luxury as you sail from culture-rich Mandalay to the archaeological wonder of Bagan.
GBP £5,900 pp