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2-Day Group Tour Experience Irrawaddy Dolphins & Fishing Communities

The Experience 2-Day takes you to the southern and central areas of the Ayeyawaddy Dolphin Protected Area in search of dolphins. Fishermen will teach you how to throw a cast-net, demonstrate how they fish with the help of dolphins, and tell folktales in the evening. During the overnight stay at a local community, families will host meals and let you experience daily life along the Ayeyawaddy River. You will also visit the Sacred Forest created by to look for tracks of wildlife such as the elusive Golden Deer with a local guide. The tour starts and ends in Mandalay, with an optional visit to Mingun Stupa on the final day.

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Overnight accommodation in deluxe tent
    • Roundtrip transportation on the Living Irrawaddy Boat
    • Fishermen’s boats to see dolphins & cooperative fishing
    • English speaking guide
    • Water, tea and fruit on the boat (no disposable water bottles, refillable only)
    • Pick up & drop off at hotel/guesthouse
    • Mingun Entrance Ticket
    • Carbon offset for transport fuel ($2)
    • Dolphin conservation fund ($8)
    • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
    • Entry/Admission - Mingun Pahtodawgyi
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks (soda, beer, wine) – available on the boat for extra charge
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Visit hat making village, learn about cooperative fishing & dolphin conservation, lunch in village, overnight in tents

    Stop At: Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar
    Travel upriver from Mandalay to Myit Kyan Gyi Village visiting a hat making village and a cooperative fishing villages along the way, where you will learn about dolphin conservation and have lunch. Look for dolphins along the way.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Local food hosted by a community (vegetarian options available / please inform us about any dietary restrictions)
    • Dinner: Local food hosted by a community (vegetarian options available / please inform us about any dietary restrictions)
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Deluxe Tents on a river island near a fishing community

    Day 2: Early morning dolphin watching, learn how to throw a cast net, visit She Ma Ga Sacred Forest, visit Mingun Pagoda

    Stop At: Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar
    Early morning dolphin watching in fishing boats. Travel downriver stopping at She Ma Ga Sacred Forest and Mingun Pagoda.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Mingun Pahtodawgyi, Mingun Myanmar
    Visit Mingun Pagoda before returning to Mandalay.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Local food prepared by the community (vegetarian options available / please inform us of any dietary restrictions)
    • Lunch: Local food prepared by the community (vegetarian options available / please inform us of any dietary restrictions)
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    26th Street, 26th St, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please let us know at which guesthouse or hotel to pick you.
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum numbers apply (2 people per trip minimum). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Things to Bring
    • Hat and sunscreen
    • Shirt that covers your shoulders (for sun and temples)
    • Change of clothes & light jacket for the evening
    • Towel, swimsuit and sandals for bathing
    • Toiletries (please use biodegradable soap only)
    • Camera, binoculars
    • Money for handicrafts, drinks and tips
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Living Irrawaddy Dolphin Project (overnight & day trips)

Activity ID: V-88122P2

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