Tour Summary

This trip is for the travelers who love to see Irrawaddy Dolphins. The Irrawaddy River is home to the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin, found just north of Mandalay. Your visit helps raise awareness for dolphin protection and generates income for local fishermen to continue their practice of cooperative fishing with dolphins.

Upon landing at the Mandalay International Airport our guide warmly welcomes you and bring you to the hotel in the city for check in.
Overnight in Mandalay.
07:30   Pick up at your hotel by our guide.
07:45   Arrive at Mandalay Jetty and board the Living Irrawaddy Boat. Briefing on safety & itinerary.
08:00   Boat departs Mandalay.
09:00   Visit Sin Kyun Community and learn about bamboo hat making.
10:00   Depart for Sein Pa Kone Community.
12:00   Lunch in Sein Pa Kone. Introduction to dolphins presented by local fishermen.
13:30   Depart for Myit Kyan Gyi Community. Look for dolphins along the way.
15:30   Arrive in Myit Kyan Gyi. Guided walk around the village.
17:00   Free time to swim/bathe, play rattan ball, enjoy the sunset or walk around the village.
18:30   Dinner hosted by the community.
19:30   Storytelling by village elders.
20:30   Retire to the boat or tent.
06:30   Enjoy the sunrise. Look for dolphins located nearby with fishing boats.
08:00   Breakfast on the boat.
09:00   Learn how to throw a cast-net. Learn about a daily activity in the village (example: planting or picking peanuts)
10:30   Depart the village.
12:00   Lunch in She Ma Ga. Meet local guide.
13:00   Walk to the Sacred Forest and look for wildlife tracks.
15:00   Depart for Mandalay.
16:00   Optional: Visit Mingun Stupa (depending on time and interest)
17:30   Arrive in Mandalay.
Transfer to the Mandalay International Airport for your departure from Myanmar full of unforgettable memories of a truly unique country.


  • Accommodation at the hotels in double/twin occupancy include (ABF) breakfast
  • Fishermen’s boat to see dolphins
  • English speaking guide service
  • Dolphin conservation fund ($10)
  • 4 meals prepared by communities
  • Water, tea and fruit on the boat
  • Pick up/drop off at hotel/guesthouse
  • Government tax
  • Entrance to Mingun Stupa


  • International flight ticket arrangement
  • Domestic flight
  • Visa arrangements for Myanmar
  • Any personal expenses for souvenirs, lunch, dinner, tips, etc.
  • Meals not mentioned in program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)