Irrawaddy Dolphins Experience

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In support of The Living Irrawaddy Dolphin Project this full day tour will give you unique experience.  This project aims to protect Myanmar’s Irrawaddy dolphins and the unique heritage of cooperative fishing, where fishermen and dolphins communicate and fish together, by supporting local communities to develop community-based ecotourism.



Our Introduction 1-Day Tour is a full-day 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 includes a visit to a fishing village where you will enjoy lunch prepared by the community and learn about their life along the Ayeyawaddy River. The tour starts and ends in Mandalay, with a short, optional visit to Mingun Stupa on the way back.

  • Private Car for sightseeing and all transfer
  • USD5 donation towards the Irrawaddy Dolphin conservation fund
  • Private full day use of the Living Irrawaddy boat
  • Water, tea and fruit on boat
  • Lunch at a cooperative fishing village
  • All entrance fee
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Any meals other than lunch
  • Drinks
  • Responsible Travel: This tour gives you a chance to interact with locals to learn about village life and support local craftsmen.
  • Dolphin sightings cannot be guaranteed, but we’ll be working closely with the cooperative fishermen to find them in a sensitive manner
  • If you would like to learn more about Living Irrawaddy Dolphin Project