"when we left...on 6th December at least seven dolphins, including calves, came to 'say good-bye' frolicking in the water

by our boat as the sun set over the western hills - lovely!' P.B.

This ecotourism project is hosted by the fishing community of Hsithe village, who have traditionally fished co-operatively with the Irrawaddy River Dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris). It was set up by the UK charity, the Harrison Institute, in association with a number of Myanmar voluntary organisations, and has already won one national and one international award for responsible tourism (2017 and 2019).

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Situated 60 km north of Mandalay, in central Myanmar (Burma), the beautiful village of Hsithe provides visitors with a fascinating insight into traditional Myanmar life - life of the fisherman/ woman, life of the farmer, life of the villager. 
The fishermen and fisherwomen of Hsithe village invite you to come and visit them.
Your visit will support:
1: the conservation of the critically endangered Irrawaddy River dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) and other wildlife
2: the culture and livelihoods of communities who have traditionally fished 'cooperatively' with these dolphins.


Ma Hnin Witt Yee, Project Reservations Manager, Yangon on 09 250 640 728 or email hninhninmeister@gmail.com


You are very welcome to request a bespoke tour (and many people do) or to choose one of the packages below (details of tours are currently being revised and will be available shortly).

currently being revised
Three day two night trip

currently being revised 
Two day one night trip

currently being revised 
One day trip

Designed & published by Paul Bates, Harrison Institute. Revised February. 2019