Mandalay

Situated on the banks of the legendary Ayeyarwady River, Mandalay, the last royal capital of the Burmese Kingdom, is today a bustling city.

Neighbouring the mountain regions of the Shan and Kachin people, the city acts as a gateway to Northern Myanmar.

The city itself is home to many different forms of crafts as well as the world’s largest book found at the Kuthodaw Pagoda. With its streets based on a grid system, getting around downtown Mandalay and its markets, restaurants and temples can be easily done on foot however if you’re looking to go a little further you’ll need to get a taxi.

Day trips to the surrounding ancient royal capitals of Ava, Amarapura, Mingun and Sagaing, make this one of Myanmar’s most historical and culturally rich regions.

Rudyard Kipling wrote of ‘Mandalay’ in his evocative poem – a city whose charms are yet still to be discovered by many.

Country Myanmar
A Glimpse of Myanmar

A Glimpse of Myanmar

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
For those short on time, enjoy a scenic and fascinating experience on this seven-day tour capturing the main destinations and highlights of Myanmar. ...
A Taste of Myanmar

A Taste of Myanmar

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
Offering a culinary spin on this Myanmar tour, visit key cities whilst enjoying local flavours and tastes – a great tour for any foodie at heart. M ...
Ancient Royal Capitals

Ancient Royal Capitals

Mandalay, Myanmar
Board a local ferry and journey to the ancient imperial capital of Ava (Inwa). Explore by horse cart – visit Maha Aungmye Bonzan Monastery and N ...
Essential Myanmar

Essential Myanmar

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
Enjoy a varied and rewarding Myanmar experience, visiting the main historical destinations along with a private sunset cruise on the fabled Ayeyarwady ...
Explore Mandalay

Explore Mandalay

Mandalay, Myanmar
Yet to be uncovered, explore Mandalay’s significant charms. Visit Mahamuni Pagoda, home to one of Myanmar’s most sacred Buddha images; browse through ...
Golden Myanmar

Golden Myanmar

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
This tour is the golden jewel with all the main highlights as well as stays in the lesser known Pyin Oo Lwin and Hsipaw areas. A great overview tour. ...
Mandalay by Night

Mandalay by Night

Mandalay, Myanmar
Enjoy a fun ride on a light truck through the streets of Mandalay, taste the most popular local snacks and chat with the passers-by. On board the truc ...
Taste of Myanmar Vegan Tour

Taste of Myanmar Vegan Tour

Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Yangon, Myanmar
Experience the diverse flavours of Myanmar, sampling foods from different ethnic group around the country. Myanmar, or Burma as it was formerly known, ...
Ayeyarwady Experience

Ayeyarwady Experience

Find tranquillity along Myanmar’s most fabled river, gliding past ancient pagodas and charming fishing villages, alighting to explore wondrous sights ...
Golden Land Voyage

Golden Land Voyage

Taking its name from the glorious sunsets that turn Myanmar’s evening skies golden, travel aboard Heritage Line’s Anawrahta. With the largest cabin sp ...
Mandalay to Bagan

Mandalay to Bagan

Embark on an authentic journey of discoveries from visiting temples, pagodas and monasteries to remote villages aboard the Strand Cruise. This boutiqu ...
The Chindwin

The Chindwin

The loveliest of rivers, the Chindwin carves its way through mountains and forests revealing delightful unspoilt little towns. With a relaxed and info ...