Myanmar Ayeyarwaddy Dolphin Expedition

Ayeyarwaddy Dolphin Tours

Tour Info

Mandalay -Mingun -Myayzun -Mandalay
2 Nights / 1 Day

Trip Overview

Myanmar dolphin expeditio is one of the amazing trips for wild life and nature lovers. Very few amount of Ayeyarwaddy dolphin is remain in the river, it is very low chance to watch the river dolphin in the river. Not only dolphin watching but also fishermen villages and some small village sightseeing are included in this trip. Especially Mingun sightseeing is the most interesting site on this tour. You will see world biggest running bell, the beiggest temple of Myanmar and village sightseeing is on the highlights of the trip.River dolphin is an endangered species in the world. Fishing by a cooperation of men and dolphin in the fresh water can only be seen in Myanmar. This species is fairly common in the Ayeyawaddy(Irrawaddy) river near Kathar, coastal region and delta area of Myanmar. The total of 65 to 75 dolphins can be seen along the river Ayeyarwaddy plying from Mandalay to Bhamo. They are protected by Department of Myanmar Fisheries Nevertheless,Irrawady Dolphin was introduced by Anderson around Bhamo in 1879. The Irrawaddy Dolphin(Orcaellabrevirostris) in total length of 200-250 cm and a high rounded forehead without beak and the color of the adults is black and the underside; grayish. Cooperative fishing between Irrawaddy dolphins and fishermen is an amazing mutual understanding between man and dolphin. With the assistance of these marine creatures, the fishermen can easily capture the fishes. This unbelievable process can be enjoyed under the cool-breeze as per attached mentioned program.


ayayarwaddy-dolphinIncluded Main Highlights

  • Two days boat trip on famous Ayeyarwaddy River
  • Mingun Sightseeing which include Mingun bell and Temple
  • Watching cooperative fishing of Irrawaddy dolphins and fishermen
  • Magnificent view of the mighty Ayeyarwaddyriver
  • Ways of life of river dwellers and villagers who live on the both sites of the river
  • Sightseeing tour in the fishing village
  • Village sightseeing on the bank of the river


    Mandalay – Mingun (11 km)
    Mandalay – Myay-zun (45 km)
    Mandalay – Nywe-nyein(75 km)


    Mandalay – Mingun( ca. 1 hr)
    Mingun    - Myay-zun( ca.4 hrs)
    Myay-zun - Nywe-nyein( ca. 3hrs)


    Nywe-nyein - Myay-zun( ca. 2 ½ hrs)
    Myay-zun    - Mingun( ca.3 ½ hrs )
    Mingun        - Mandalay (ca. 45 min)


Tour Facts & Features

Tour Code:
TES : 001
Trip Duration: 2 Days / 1 Nights
Accommodation: One night accommodation will be on boat
Transportation: Two transfer from your hoteland jetty are included in package
Meals: Myanmar and Chinese meals on boat as mention
Guide Service: Professional English speaking guide will be on boat
Group Size: One to eight persons on a tour is recommend
Time to do: From October to April will be the best

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Mandalay -Mingun -Myayzun -Mandalay
2 Nights / 1 Day

Day (1)Mandalay – Mingun - Myayzun village

Morning scenic driving on the Ayeyarwaddy by fishermen’s boat for dolphin sightseeing boat will give you unforgettable event in your life time. After one hour, we go sightseeing: the biggest temple, bells and lion statues of Myanmar in Mingun village. Proceed to Myayzun village where is 45km from Mandalay, for exploration of Ayeyarwaddy dolphins. On the way, we can see dolphins near the villages such as Seinpengone, Indown, Sheinmakar. Upon the arrival of Myayzun village lies on the eastern bank of the river, visit fishermen houses and chatting with old fishermen and their family for their experiences. This village is very famous for their fishing together with Ayeayarwaddy dolphin in their traditional method. In the evening, we stroll in the village to visit Snake Vomit Pagoda of 12 century and observe the way of life of the villagers and their local communities. Enjoy the sunset on the bank of the mighty river, Ayeyarwaddy. In the evening enjoy the sunset follow by exclusive dinner with the bonfire on the sand island of mighty Ayeyarwaddy River. After bonfire party, overnight stay on boat or camping on the island.


Day (2)Myayzun village - Mandalay

After breakfast, we will start our dolphin exploration by small fishermen’s boat and canoes along the river. We will approach to dolphin by small canoes because dolphin will afraid the noise of boat’s engine. When the fishermen start to make a strange sound such as guttural by tapping with paddle, bamboo stick on the side of canoes, the dolphin will come and show their tail to cooperate for their fishing and chase to boat closely. (Dolphin and fishermen communicate each other by audio visual signals for their cooperation fishing). Dolphins will show their tails on the vertical position to stop the boat and beat the water surface by the tails to capture the fish by casting their net quickly.

A few minutes later, the fishermen will get abundant fishes inside the net and they will throw some fishes to feed the dolphins as their share of cooperation fishing. After they take some rest more or less 20 minutes, they will start similar cooperation fishing for the second time. They will keep fishing some more time till receiving their daily rations. Saying “good-bye” to the fishermen and Ayeyarwaddy dolphins, we leave for Mandalay. It is incredible scene and amazing mutual understanding between human and animals for cooperative fishing as “Seeing is Believing”.


To make tour reservation or inquiry for detail information, please Contact Us. One of our experts will get back to you within 24 hours.

Pricing Info

TES : 001 Tour package price

Based on twin share accommodation in United State dollars

Based on Pax Tour Price in USD
1 Pax  520
2 Pax  415
3 Pax  350
4 Pax  305
5 Pax  240


This trip is just only for private family trip and not on schedule. The pricing will depend on your group site and time of your visit. We are pleased to request you to let us know when and how many person will be on your tour to send a private quotation.

All of the above mention pricing will validity form 1st June, 2017 to 31st May 2018. This pricing is just only for your private tour. If you want to combine with other, the price will be much lower than as mention.         


Domestic flight fare will be as follow :

Flight Sectors One way ticket pricing
Yangon –Mandalay /Mandalay - Yangon  

All of the above mention rate will effective from 1st Oct, 2017 to 31st March 2018.


What’s included

  • One night accommodation on boat
  • Meals on Boat (one breakfast, two lunch and one dinner )
  • Local English speaking guide on board only
  • Two way transfer from / to your hotel in Mandalay
  • Drinking water throughout the trip
  • Travel permit


What’s not included

  • Visa fee
  • Hotel accommodation at Mandalay
  • Domestic flight fare
  • Travel insurance
  • All beverages ( Beer, alcohol and etc.,)
  • Tips to show your gratitude to your guide and boat crew if you satisfy with them

Flight exclusive dolphin watching holidays:

We show only flight exclusive package rate on this website. In our experiences,some of our clients want to buy the air ticket on their own or from their agent. On the other site, they want to take flight from their preferred destinations; Yangon, NyaungOo orHeho. We offer the best airfare rate just for our clients.


Price changes

All the prices mention on our website are correct at the time of mention. And also, the prices may be varied without any notice. But we never change any pricing after making the confirmation of the tour. For our partner and tour operators, we never change the prices of one year in advance contract.


Important notes for the booking procedure of your trip

We would like to request all of our clients to book this tour at least 90 days prior or more to your arrival date to Myanmar. Less than 90 days will be on request and subject to available of our professional tour leader and boat.

Increasing tourist arrival in Myanmar, you will need to book your tour and flight tickets in advance as early as you can.


To make tour reservation or inquiry for detail information, please Contact Us. One of our experts will get back to you within 24 hours.

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