Ayeyarwady Dolphin Community Tour

Community Based Tourism to Ayarwaddy -CBT Tours

Attraction of Ayeyarwady Dolphin Community Tour

Co-operative Fishing with Ayeyarwady Dolphin
Co-operative Fishing with Ayeyarwady Dolphin

The Ayeyarwady Dolphin Protected Area(ADPA) is along the upper Ayeyarwady River between Mingun near Mandalay to North. The project is managed by Fisheries Department supported by Wildlife Conservation Society(WCS).

This CBT Site is Located at Myit Kan Gyi and Hsithethe village in River Bank of Ayarwaddy. The fishermen and women of two traditional fishing villages (Myit Kan Gyi and Hsithe) invite you to come and visit them. The new destinations on the Ayeyarwady will be ready and in operation from November 2016. The development  of the destinations is part of a community-conservation project funded by the UK’s Darwin Initiative.

It is a partnership between the Myanmar non-profit organisation ‘Grow Back for Posterity‘ and the UK’s Harrison Institute. The project has also received valuable support from the University of Mandalay.

-To visit the village of Myint Kan Gyi and Hsi The which located at east bank of Ayeyarwaddy river, 45 and 61 Km of Mandalay.(Between Mandalay and Kayah )

-This CBT site is part of project to conserve the critically Ayeyarwady River dolphin and cultural traditional of the fishing communities who fish cooperatively with dolphins.

Tour High Lights:

-To enjoy the village tour with

. Traditional fishing with dolphins.

. Local life, including the destination the festival.

. Home industry.

. To see handicrafts making.

. To visit the community home with café shop.

. Visit agriculture field.

. To enjoy the carting net.


Ayeyarwady Dolphin Community Tour Itinerary

This tour will start from Mandalay and end in Mandalay.

Day 1: Morning after breakfast, going by private car from Mandalay to Shamemaka town (2 hrs drive). Join the boat at jetty ,then to Myin Kan Gyi village ( 1 hr boat drive). Arrival to village, visit community home, enjoying the café break. Fishing experience ,learning carting net,  visit to village home and monastery will lunch at village home, visit to agriculture field or if Irrawaddy dolphin around the village, can enjoy the fishing community who fish co operationally with dolphin . Then boat trip to Shamemaka, then drive back to Dolphin Community Lodge which is managed by Local Community of Dolphin Conservation Area. Overnight at Dolphin Community Lodge.

Day 2: Morning after breakfast, taking the boat around Villages and then back to Mandalay by private car. Check in to your respective hotel.

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