Pick Up: 08:30am @ your hotel (City area)
Drop Off: 05:00am @ your hotel (City area)
We will pick you up at 08.00 am by car. En route to Myitkangyi, we will pass over the impressive Sagaing Bridge from where you can see many beautiful pagodas on Sagaing Hill. From here, we proceed to the west of the Mingun Hills seeing in the distance the famous Kaung-hmu-daw Pagoda. For those of you interested in wildlife, there are many rare and interesting birds to be seen, including the endemic White-throated babbler. If you are lucky you will also see Oriental honey buzzard and Red-wattled lapwing. At 10.00 am you will arrive at the busy market town of Sheinmaga, which is on the west bank of the Ayeyarwady River. Here you will be met by the village boat. Now you are on the river! It is beautiful. There is always something happening. On the banks, watch the women with their children do the washing and busy boats on the river. We arrive in Myitkangyi at 11.35 and have some light refreshment in the Visitor Centre and you will be explained about life in the village, the fishermen, the wildlife and especially the Irrawaddy River dolphins. Now we are ready for a village tour which will be led by one of the local villagers. We will see the local farmers and meet the fishermen’s families staying in traditionally designed wooden houses. We will have lunch in the visitor centre and this is also an opportunity to look at some of the handicrafts made in the village and which are available for sale (fixed price – they are lovely, so please bring some Myanmar kyat with you – dollars will not work in a village!!). In the afternoon, you will learn for one hour to become fishermen/women. Casting a net looks difficult but is surprisingly fun to learn. You will be taught by the fishermen using specially designed, light weight nets. You will try and catch your own fish! You return to the village, say goodbye to your new friends and take the boat back to Sheinmaga. If you are lucky, you may see a passing dolphin. The car will deliver you back to your hotel by 18.30 pm after a full but unforgettable day. back to your hotel in Mandalay by about 18.30 latest.