Mandalay is somewhat more provincial and traditional than Yangon, and has more the feel of a typical Asian city - buzzing with life and noise. There's alot to take in, from temples and shopping to a trip up the Ayeyarwady River to see the ancient temple complexes. There's also great shopping with Burmese antiques, silk, jewellery, gems, lacquer wear and time to experience treats such as Burmese pickled tea! We allow time here for you to really get to know the city and experience its history, culture and food in the least touristy way possible!
Hotels in Mandalay
Emerald land Inn, Mandalay
Informal guest house with swimming pool and homely atmosphere
Mandalay Hill Resort , Mandalay
Grand five star resort hotel at the foot of Mandalay Hill with commanding views and excellent facilities.
Hilton Mandalay, Mandalay
The hotel overlooks the Mandalay Palace with a wide range of facilities and a great swimming pool.
Triumph Hotel , Mandalay
Just a short drive from the centre of Mandalay, the Triumph Hotel has great facilities and superb service.
Hotel Yadanarbon, Mandalay
A simple, friendly hotel in the heart of Mandalay, the perfect base for seeing the sights.
Holidays including Mandalay
Myanmar Highlights with 3 day Trek
As well as the main sites, this holiday includes a wonderful 3 day trekking experience from Kalaw to Lake Inle.
Myanmar Classic Highlights
The ideal introduction to Myanmar, insider experiences, the 'must see' sites, brilliant guides and great hotels.
Relaxed Myanmar in Style
A slow-paced itinerary taking in the cultural highlights, beach-time, a hot-air balloon ride and some of the best hotels.
Myanmar to Thailand via the Mergui Islands
Explore the sites of Myanmar before veering off-the-beaten-track to stay in a beautiful rustic-luxury retreat in the remote Mergui Archipelago.
Immerse yourself in Myanmar on this four-week adventure. Soak up the atmosphere from the tropical south to the northern hills.