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The Ayeyawaddy Dolphin Protected Area is home to one of the last river populations of endangered Irrawaddy dolphins and is located just north of Mandalay. Local fishermen communicate and fish with dolphins--a phenomenon found in only 3 places in the...more
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34th Street Between 78th & 79th, Mandalay 05041, Myanmar
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Reviewed 29 September 2019

What an amazing experience. Chit was an informative guide and created a great experience. We saw dolphins on the first day in two different locations! The glamping was also great. The tents were pitched along the river next to a local village. The village was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 24 September 2019

I strongly recommend this experience ! We had the chance to see two groups of Irrawady dolphins and we saw fishermen collaborate with dolphins to fish : unbelievable unti you actually see this. Nice tour in the communities afterwards ! Do not leave Mandalay without...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TomLLJ
Reviewed 24 July 2019

We had a fantastic day sailing along the Irrawaddy River, stopping off to eat food, see how the villagers live and watch the bamboo hat weaving process with their hands (and feet!) Then off to meet the Fishermen who collaborate with Dolphins! Learning all about...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank FoodieSandar
Reviewed 10 July 2019

We joined the day tour on the Irrawaddy in the hope to see the Dolphins. Unfortunately it was not at the right time. However.. We had a beautiful day on the Irrawaddy! Chit, the guide did an amazing job in looking after us and answering...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank NinaTempeh
Reviewed 10 July 2019

I was lucky enough to join a friend at short notice to undertake this trip down the Irrawaddy river and see the cooperative fishing. It was a chance to see the unique cooperation between man and dolphin. They are very shy mammals and requires time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christina J
Reviewed 10 June 2019

Who knew there were dolphins in the Irrawaddy. This was a fascinating trip and truly off the beaten track. We were fortunate to see a pod of eight dolphins. We've been in Myanmar over five years and thought we had seen everything. This was special...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Robert K
Reviewed 25 May 2019

Did the 2 day experience at the end of Feb 19. This trip was just fantastic. Firstly I had 2 great fellow travellers (James from the UK and Michelle from Singapore) who were such fantastic company. We went to remote villages to meet locals who...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Markythetiger
Reviewed 24 May 2019

A very good couple of days on the Irrawaddy river. Village excursions and visits to monasteries and to the attractions in Mingun were interesting and worthwhile. Lovely leisure time spent on the boat cruising the river - lots to see. Trips in the small fishing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank cjt221
Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

Taking this trip in the hottest month in Myanmar turned out to be a great idea. As a group of 4 we opted for the 2 days/ 1 night trip and enjoyed the cooling breeze and beautiful scenery as we slowly made our way up...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank KerryMig
Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

Chit our guide collected us at 730 for our day trip. We were the only 2 guests on the traditional river boat. Chit and the crew were very kind and attentive. The 3 1/2 hour cruise up river was relaxing and peaceful and so interesting...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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