Full Day (Private Tour) Irrawaddy Dolphins and Fishing Communities Introduction

The Living Irrawaddy Dolphin Project Introduction is a full-day tour boat excursion in the southern part of the Ayeyawaddy Dolphin Protected Area in search of dolphins. The trip includes an introduction to dolphins and the tradition of cooperative fishing, where local fishermen demonstrate how they communicate and fish together with dolphins. The program visits a fishing village where you will enjoy lunch prepared by the community and learn about village life along the Ayeyawaddy River. The tour starts and ends in Mandalay, with a short, optional visit to Mingun Pagoda, on the way back depending on time.

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10 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Carbon Offset for transportation fuel ($1)
    • Dolphin Conservation Fund ($4)
    • Fishermen's boats to see dolphins and cooperative fishing demonstration
    • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
    • Local taxes
    • Roundtrip on the Living Irrawaddy Boat
    • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
    • Tour guide (English speaking)
    • Coffee and/or Tea - Includes fruit, coffee, tea and drinking water (no disposable water bottles, refill only)
    • Lunch - Local food prepared by the community (vegetarian options available / please inform us of any dietary restrictions)
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks (soda, beer, wine) – available on the boat for extra charge
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar

    Travel upriver to see dolphins and cooperative fishing. Stop at a cooperative fishing community for lunch and to see hat making on the way back.

    Duration: 9 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Myo Patt Road, Myo Patt Rd, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please inform us at which hotel or guesthouse to pick you up.
    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
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 2 people per trip is required, maximum 10 people per trip
    • Shirt that covers your shoulders (for sun & temples)
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult (Add $60 for accompanying children ages 6-12. Infants 0-5 free of charge)
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Camera, binoculars
    • Light jacket
    • Hat and sunscreen
    • Money for handicrafts, drinks and tips
    • What to Bring
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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-88122P6

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