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Irrawaddy Dolphin Expedition – 3 Days

Central Myanmar, Mandalay
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In search for Irrawady dolphin, Rw Mingun is the most comfortable way. This Traditional Myanmar river boat is refitted so that it has all the comforts of today’s standards. Four spacious cabins with en-suite bathrooms will make your river journey very enjoyable experience. We welcome all families and small groups to enjoy good service and beautiful riverside views.

We embark for this memorable Irrawaddy dolphin expedition from Mandalay. Along the way we pass ancient cities on shores of the mighty Irrawady River. You will also have an opportunity to visit a famous pottery village and get insight knowledge about the way of living on the area.

One of the highlights of the journey is a chance to join local fishermen on their canoes to experience how they co-operate with the playful dolphins in attempt to catch fish. It is a unique technique where the dolphins help fishermen drive fish into their nets. After days catch, the fishermen reward the dolphins with fish they do not need.

A comfortable river cruise with experiences you cannot reach anywhere else. We invite groups up to eight people to join us for Irrawady dolphin expedition. This cruise Combines great views, interesting culture and watching dolphins in their natural environment. River adventure that will leave you with great memories to last a lifetime.

Mandalay

Mandalay sunset.

DAY 1: MANDALAY – SEIN PANKHONE [-/-/D]

At 14:00, Check in and embark at Mandalay port, enjoy welcome drinks and settle in your cabin. The boat sails out of Mandalay towards Sein Pankhone, a typical Myanmar village, for a navigation of approximately 4 hours. While cruising along the fascinating scenes of Irrawaddy, enjoy an aperitif on the upper deck to watch the sunset on the river. Dinner and overnight on board near Sein Pankhone.

  • Meals included: dinner
  • Accommodation: On board

Mingun

Mingun unfinished pagoda.

DAY 2: SEIN PANKHONE – MINGUN [B/L/D]

After breakfast on board, we depart on a canoe ride lead by local fishermen to the river dolphins’ territory (the schedule will depend on the visibility of the dolphins along the River). Back on RV Mingun, navigation of approximately 15 minutes to reach Sein Pankhone. Short walk and sightseeing, a great chance to soak in authentic village life on the Irrawaddy shores. Back on board Lunch will be served while sailing towards Mingun. Dinner & overnight on board near Mingun.

  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: On board

Mandalay

Mandalay

DAY 3: MANDALAY (Disembark) [B/-/-]

Breakfast will be served on the sun deck from 07:00. At 08:00, visit the village of Mingun before other tourists arrive from Mandalay. Visit to Pondawphaya, Settawya, Pahtodawgyi pagodas and the legendary Mingun Bell (which weighs around 90 tons) one of the largest intact ringing bells in the world. The bell was destined to King Bodawpaya’s Pahtodawgyi brick pagoda which could have been the highest in the world if the project had not been halted because of the King’s deep superstitions. Breakfast on board and relaxing cruise back to Mandalay and disembark around 11:00.

Remark: Program is subject to change without prior notice due to the water level or other safety reason.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR COSTING

  • Accommodation in double cabin (twin occupancy)
  • Full board meals with daily breakfast, 1 lunch and 2 dinners (1 sandbank BBQ dinner based on water level of river in monsoon season)
  • Mandalay – Mingun – Innwa – Mandalay program with sightseeing and services mentioned in enclosed
    (shore activities, entrance fees to local site visits and transportation costs are not included)
  • Guide Accommodation: For any charter cruises with less than 4 cabin booking, local tour guide is welcome to stay on board. For schedule cruises, guide accommodation is subject to cabin availability. (First come first serve basis)

NOT INCLUDED IN TRIP COSTING

  • Laundry, tips and other trip excursions and personal expenses are not included in our services.
  • Shore activities, entrance fees to local site visits and transportation costs
  • Guide Services during excursion