The Experience 2-Day takes you to the southern and central areas of the Ayeyawaddy Dolphin Protected Area in search of dolphins. Fishermen will teach you how to throw a cast-net, demonstrate how they fish with the help of dolphins, and tell folktales in the evening. During the overnight stay at a local community, families will host you for meals and let you experience their daily life along the Ayeyawaddy River. You will also visit the Sacred Forest created by King Mindon and look for tracks of wildlife, including the elusive Golden Deer, with a local guide. The tour starts and ends in Mandalay, with a short, optional visit to Mingun Stupa on the final day.
Pick up at your hotel by our guide.
Mandalay City Centre Hotels only. Please be ready at least 10 minutes before pick up time.
Arrive at Mandalay Jetty and board the Living Irrawaddy Boat. Briefing on safety & itinerary.
Boat departs Mandalay.
Visit Sin Kyun Community and learn about bamboo hat making.
Depart for Sein Pa Kone Community.
Lunch in Sein Pa Kone. Introduction to dolphins presented by local fishermen.
Depart for Myit Kyan Gyi Community. Look for dolphins along the way.
Arrive in Myit Kyan Gyi. Guided walk around the village.
Free time to swim/bathe, play rattan ball, enjoy the sunset or walk around the village.
Dinner hosted by the community.
Storytelling by village elders.
Retire to the boat or tent.
Enjoy the sunrise. Look for dolphins located nearby with fishing boats.
Breakfast on the boat.
Learn how to throw a cast-net. Learn about a daily activity in the village (example: planting or picking peanuts)
Depart the village.
Lunch in She Ma Ga. Meet local guide.
Walk to the Sacred Forest and look for wildlife tracks.
Depart for Mandalay.
Optional: Visit Mingun Stupa (depending on time and interest)
Arrive in Mandalay.
Mandalay City Centre Hotels only. Pick up at your hotel by our guide.