"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 two national awards for responsible tourism (2017 and 2019).

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.

This is a day visit from Mandalay. You will travel to Destination Ayeyarwady by car and boat. (to maximise the experience and maintain the exclusive atmosphere, only one couple, family, group or tour stay at any one time).

Visitors can stay overnight (including breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the bespoke accommodation of the Ecolodge (to maximise the experience and maintain the exclusive atmosphere, only one couple, family, group or tour stay at any one time).

Visitors can stay overnight (including breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the bespoke accommodation of the Ecolodge (to maximise the experience and maintain the exclusive atmosphere, only one couple, family, group or tour stay at any one time).

Contact

 

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

Tours

You are very welcome to request a bespoke tour (and many people do) or to choose one of the packages below.

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Three day two night trip

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Two day one night trip

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One day trip

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