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“Great trip around Myanmar”

Tour Mandalay - Day Tours
Ranked #3 of 133 Tours in Yangon (Rangoon)
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Founded as a family business in 1994, Tour Mandalay is one of the longest established and most experienced destination management companies in Myanmar. With annual tourist numbers set to increase to 7.5 million by the end of 2020, we are delighted that interest in our Golden Land is finally picking up. However, the country still faces many challenges in ensuring that these visitors travel responsibly. Through mutual cooperation with yourself, our partners and the local community, we are confident we can make this happen, whilst continuing to provide exceptional service and unique experiences for our guests. We look forward to greeting you with a smile!
Columbus, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Great trip around Myanmar”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

The two of us wanted to see Myanmar so we contacted Tour Mandalay at a recommendation of a friend. Whenever you organize a trip from far away through an agency like this, the most important thins is communication and responsiveness. Tour Mandalay performed very well. They were responsiveness to all our requests for specific hotels. They came up with a seven-day itinerary through Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay-Inle Lake-Yangon

Naturally, were were a bit reluctant to give the steep deposit but we did it anyway with the assurance of our friends.

According to plans, we were met in each destination by a guide and a driver. All four guides were on time, very friendly and spoke good English. They were extremely gracious and knowledgeable, introducing their country and people to us. All of the trip went without a hitch, including flights, hotels and guides.

Our excellent guides:

Aye Aye in Yangon
Zin in Bagan
Zin (a different one) in Mandalay
Myo Myo in Inle Lake

Overall, this is a great way to see the country. We travel comfy and expensive, and we were not disappointed by the plan Tour Mandalay planned for us.

Visited July 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Well Organized, Well Appointed, Money Well Spent!”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

I recently (June 18 - July 1, 2014) went on a 4 destination journey within Myanmar through Tour Mandalay. They did an absolutely marvelous job. Everything was taken care of (even drinking water). The guides they provided were charming, interesting and full of knowledge. We were provided with very good accommodations and we were introduced to some spectacular marvels.

Traveling to Myanmar is incredibly confusing and wrought with all sorts of difficulties to outsiders. The language barrier is hard to overcome and its equally challenging to find and book accommodation/flights/tours in country. Tour Mandalay helped us tailor our trip to our specifications and provided us with invaluable guidance.

We dealt through Thura, who is based in Yangon. Of all the agencies we contacted, he responded the quickest and the most thoroughly. Paying a deposit of half of our total was a bit worrying, but this is standard practice with all the travel agencies of Myanmar.

Visited June 2014
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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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“Tour Mandalay Was First Class”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

I am writing this review to express our appreciation for all the time and effort the office staff, guides and drivers of Tour Mandalay put into making our family trip memorable. Travelling as a family of 4 our trip was tailored just for us and was absolutely perfect. We arrived into Yangon Myanmar on Thai Airways which was wonderful. Trisha, our guide while in Yangon met us at the baggage exit with her little sign and promptly introduced herself with a big smile on her face.
Trisha was absolutely wonderful, taking great time to show us the sites and make it interesting and fun for us and our children (11 and 8 years old). Trisha could not have done a better job for us while in Yangon. Thank you Trisha! We stayed at the Traders Hotel. The hotel staff greeted us with a warm welcome and truly made all of us feel at home!

Our next stop was Bagan where we were met by Llama our guide who wasted no time exposing us to the locals and the amazing sites around Bagan. Thank you Mr Llama for giving us a glimpse into the lives of local families, Simply Amazing! Here we stayed in a Palm Tree Villa at the Aureum Palace Hotel which was unbelievable.

Our last stop in Myanmar was Mandalay, Our guide Soe Moe was waiting for us with a big smile and warm welcome. He too showed us many special sites in and around Mandalay. We stayed at The Mandalay Hills Resort were the staff at the hotel welcomed us and ensured we were comfortable in our room which was very nicely finished with a great view of the surrounding area from the top floor.

Our entire family would like to thank all the staff of Tour Mandalay for making our trip to Myanmar so special and to the people throughout Myanmar we met making us feel so welcomed. Myanmar is defiantly a must see destination!

Best regards,
John, Lisa, Sophia, Asher

Visited April 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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“Perfect travel agent for independent travelers”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

we just came back from myanmar, and had Tour Mandalay book us just the internal flights and two hotels (we didnt want an organized tour), and everything went perfectly! After my email inquiry, an agent named Aye Chan got back to me within a day with a reasonable price. to book the tour, you do have to wire them money to their singapore bank account, but everything was smooth and he emailed me immediatly after the transaction had cleared. since we arrived in Yangon on a sunday, and the agency isnt open on sunday, Aye Chan left us our plane tickets and hotel vouchers at our hotel in Yangon (Aye Chan booked us a room at the Hotel Kandawygi, which i highly recommend). Myanmar is still developing touristically, but Tour Mandalay made traveling there a breeze. we like to pride ourselves on being independent travelers, but booking with them and having them help us out was well worth it. Thank you Aye Chan and Tour Mandalay for making our trip the best!

Visited July 2014
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Australian in Europe
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64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Excellent Yangon Mandalay Tour”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

Found Tour Mandalay through Tripadvisor and comments from the forum were positive.
Dealt with Mr. Thura who was responsive to all the questions we had as we had approached 3 companies and he was most responsive and positive.
We had 2 days to see some more of Yangon and a day in Mandalay when we arrived on our cruise boat into Yangon.
Itinerary went extremely well from the moment we met the Yangon guide and driver on the docks to the airport, the guide and driver in Mandalay were positive, very pleasant and always there on time.
Met all our requirements perfectly and they arranged everything including air, transfers, accommodation and will use the company again when we return.

A special thanks go to the drivers and the guides we had in both locations who went out of their way to ensure we saw and did what we wished to do.

Visited March 2014
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