Irrawaddy Dolphin and Community Travel



This is unique experience of Watching Irrawaddy Dolphin interacting with the fisherman in the river. Boat excursion trip to Irrawaddy river and a chance to see village life.

Who would love this tour?

Friends, Couple, Youth, Senior, Solo


2 Days


8:00 am

Pickup Place

Hotel in Mandalay

Tour End



Enjoy the river cruise on the Ayeyarwady dolphin tour to see the river dolphin species. Fishers used to work with the dolphins together for fishing for a long time. It’s sure that you will interest in their way of mutual benefits in the fishing process. Then you will visit the local villages near or beside the river, and you will have experiences about the local village life. This 2-days / 1-night trip is absorbing and different from other regular visits.

Highlights of Irrawaddy Dolphin and Community Travel

  • Adventure and cruise trip in the famous Ayeyarwaddy river for boat ride experience
  • To see the river dolphins and fisherman working together
  • Soak up the atmosphere at the rural area
  • Multi-day tour of 2 days one night with tour guide
  • Flexible for arrival and departure time
  • Rare experience to accommodate, at outside of the hotel in Myanmar, at famous Ayeyarwaddy river


This tour is Excursion boat trip and we will arrange accommodation on the boat at good and clean for your overnight.

Normally we arrange the dinner on the boat and lunch at the village for your enjoyable. But it may change depend on the circumstances.

Destinations in this tour

Pathodawgyi Paya, Mingun


Kuthodaw Pagoda



Day 1 : Mandalay – Shamemakar village

Meal: (L, D)

This trip is to discover the Ayeyarwady dolphins and the interaction between fisherman and dolphin. You may have some stops at the local villages along the river.
Our tour guide will lead for Boat trip approx; 4 hours up to Ayeyarwaddy river until HinnTharKone village and enjoy exploring the nature of Ayeyarwaddy Dolphins. You may see the river life and tranquility as well as nature of its best. The main attraction is the unique culture of the relation between Ayeyarwaddy dolphins with co-operative fisherman of Upper Myanmar. It is the best to take the photo for river dolphin species on the row boat. Then continue to drive to Shamemakar village.
Overnight on the boat.

Day 2 : Shamemaker – Mingun – Mandalay

Meal: (B, L)

Breakfast will be at the village tea-shop and walk along the market and visit the village to understand the rural life of upper Myanmar. Lunch will be on the boat. Then continue the trip and when you are in Mingun, visit Pathotawgyi (unfinished pagoda), the world’s largest ringing bell in Mingun. Continue to visit unique architecture style of Myatheintan pagoda. If we could manage the time accurately, you may have sunset view on the boat when you return to Mandalay.

include & exclude

What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of tour price.


  • Hotel pickup and jetty transfer (Mandalay city area),
  • Private boat for the trip
  • 1 Nights accommodation on the boat (twin sharing)
  • Licensed guide service
  • 2 Lunches, one dinner, one breakfast
  • Drinking Water and towel
  • Entrance fees for Mingun
What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.


  • International Air tickets and airport tax
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Visa fees and arrangements
  • other services not mentioned


What is cancellation policy for this tour?

All cancellations made by travelers will be charged as follows:

  • Cancellation more than 45 days before travel start date: there is no charges.
  • Between 30– 45 days before travel start date: 25% of the tour cost.
  • Less than 30 days before travel start date (or) No-show: 100% of the tour cost.
  • The Government Tax (5%) is non-refundable.
Can I book this tour in last minute?

We say yes, and but it is subject to the availability. Advance booking is recommended for better and secure arrangement.  Please make Enquiry or Customized for this tour. Then we can get back to you with the information to help you book the tour.

What do I need to bring with me to do this tour?

We suggest you to carry slipper and something to protect from the sun and the dusts. Binoculars is recommend to see dolphin from away if you have one.

I am solo traveler, can I book this tour?

We operate this tour in privately as we, MUL considered to the privacy of the travellers and not sharing with other travelers. Our mentioned price is based on 2 passengers for a bookng, but solo traveler can still book this tour  requesting for solo price by email (

Is vegetarian option available for this tour?

Yes Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.

What is the best season to do this tour?

We offer this tour all year round and the best season to do this tour is Winter season (Oct – Mar).

Can I exten my trip for longer days or more exploration?

Yes, We offer  extension tour packages and/or other travel related services depend on your request. Please contact us at



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