• Irrawaddy River

Dolphins & Cooperative Fishing Demonstration Experience

Our Day Return Tour is a full-day boat excursion in the southern part of the Irrawaddy Dolphin Protected Area in search of dolphins. The tour starts and ends in Mandalay, with a short, optional visit to Mingun Stupa on the way back. Finding Dolphin in Irrawaddy River, witness of how villagers make their bamboo hat, traditional food, taste the food in local style will make you exciting and will definitely make your stress away!!!

Remark: This tour is just an example and can be customized to your preferences.



Full Day

Dolphins & Cooperative Fishing Demonstration Experience

Your day tour start at 07:30, pick you up at your hotel or guesthouse by our local guide and short drive to Mandalay Jetty where a small cruise boat will be waiting for your adventure excursion.  After a short safety and itinerary briefing, depart from Mandalay. One hour later, arrive in Sin Kyun Community village and learn about bamboo hat making.  Later, depart for Sein Pa Kone Community and lunch in Sein Pa Kone, May Zun or Aye Kyun (Depending on location of dolphins). 

After lunch, depart for an Introduction to dolphins & cooperative fishing presented and demonstrated by local fishermen.  These are one of only five species of dolphins in the world that live in rivers. The dolphins are critically endangered with less than 70 left in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River.  And then, leave from this village and continue to look for dolphins along the way.  Proceed to Mingun stupa (Depending on time and interest).  After exploring, return to Mandalay Jetty and drop off at your hotel or guesthouse.

What's Included

  • Round trip on the living Irrawaddy Boat
  • Fishermen’s boat to see dolphins & cooperative fishing demonstration
  • Dolphin conservation fund ($5)
  • Lunch prepared by the community
  • Water, tea and fruit on the boat
  • Pick up / drop off at hotel / guesthouse
  • Entrance to Mingun Stupa

Subject to change according to dolphin locations and weather conditions.