Irrawaddy Dolphin and Community Travel

from $150.00

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.


Departure TimePick up place
8:00 amHotel in Mandalay
DurationTour End
2 DaysMandalay

Who would love this tour?
Friends, Couple, Youth

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Boat, Culture, Dolphin, Private tour
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Irrawaddy Dolphin and Community Travel.

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 the Program

  • 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
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
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
  1. Day 1 Mandalay – ShameMakar Village

    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.

  2. Day 2 ShameMaKar– Mingun – Mandalay

    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.

Hotels, Motels and Lodges

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.

Usually, the Combo tickets (Zone fees/ Entrance fees) for xxxxxx  are not included in our price in case you already bought a Combo ticket before your tour. If so, we recommend you to bring your Combo ticket with you at all times during your visit (or) our guide will assist you to buy this.

We operate this tour in privately as we, MUL considered to the privacy of the travellers and not sharing with other travelers. But solo traveler can still book for this tour with reasonable (solo) price by choosing 1 pax at our checkout page.

Dolphins are stay in the Irrawaddy river throughout the year. But they change their location up and down stream and The best time to see Irrawaddy Dolphin is form October to March.

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