Love to travel the offbeaten path? We invite you to explore our Community Visit Tourism options where you will be able to experience the local culture and our natural and culture heritage in the best possible manner. By participating in community visits you will not only be able to get a glimpse of the local life, but also contribute actively to the betterment of the life of the common people of the country. Our community visit programme works on four main principles – cultural preservation, environmental conservation, educational opportunities and sustainable business development. Visit villages, stay at the local houses, gorge on some local delicacies and explore nature. Life cannot get better than this!
Participate in a community visit at the largest inland lake of Asia – Indawgyi Lake. In this community visit programme, you will be able to visit 4 villages and get a true feel of rural northern Myanmar. You will be visiting the Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary and exploring a variety of flora and fauna. This was Myanmar’s first eco-tourism site started in 2013, which has gained tremendous popularity over the last few years. You can visit the villages of Lone Tone, Haipu, Nant Mee Laung He and Nyaung Pyinat and interact with the local people. You can enjoy local activities such as kayaking, motor boating, cycling, trekking, and bird watching, and can also observe the local ancient pagodas and stupas and the ethnic rituals of the region. Package tours are organised by organisations and travel companies.
SITHE & MYITKANGYI VILLAGES, SINGU
If your itinerary features Mandalay, we recommend taking a detour and visiting Sithe Village and MyitKanGyi Village to have a unique experience. You can observe the local villagers’ way of life in all its fascinating forms – architecture, people, animals, local activities, pottery, cheroot making, and grinding peanut oil in the traditional way. You can also enjoy net fishing together with the local fishermen.
MINGUN-KYAUK MYAUNG (6 VILLAGES)
Enjoy a community visit in any of the six Ayeyarwaddy River Villages between Mingun and Kyaukmyaung, In Daung, YwarThit, Myay Sun, Sein Pan Gone, Aye Kyun and HsinKyun in Mandalay Region. You can get involved in the fishing tour interaction between fishermen and dolphins, learning about the villagers’ and fishermen’s livelihood.
LOIKAW (4 VILLAGES)
This community visit is conducted in the Kayah State on the eastern side of Myanmar where you can visit 4 villages – Pan Pet, Tani La Lah, Daw Ta Ma Gyi and Htay Kho. Kayah state is characterised by distinctive tribes who have diverse culture and traditions. Participating in this will give you an amazing understanding of the cultures of these tribes. You can enjoy and observe traditional customs such as the Kayan people’s culture, lifestyle, handicrafts, silversmithing, local songs and dancing, trekking, making Kayah sausage, eating traditional food, riding ox-cart, and weaving. Don’t forget to buy local souvenirs as a memory of this incredible trip.
THAN TAUNG GYI
If your trip takes you to Southern Myanmar, consider participating in community visit at Than Taung Gyi in Kyin State. Stay with the villagers who offer bed and breakfasts, cooking courses and village/local guided tours under hygeinic environment. You can participate in a trekking trip and learn about the historical background of the village. There are several interesting landmarks close-by such as a British Hill Station, Tea Plantation and Factory, Waterfalls and Hot Spring. You can also explore the forests with locals as their guide. We strongly recommend joining the locals to celebrate their festivals.
MYAING (4 VILLAGES)
This community visit is conducted in 4 villages – Myaing, including East Kangyi Taw, West Kangyi Taw, Inn Yaung and Suli Pan Villages. You can visit and observe two villages by bicycle on the first day and the rest of the villages on the second day. You can experience the 170 year – old Monastery there. You can also observe the community small medium enterprise businesses such as Ma-Ywe snack making and weaving, the main livelihood of the village people.
MAGYIKAN VILLAGE, CHAUK
Visit Magyikan Village in Magway Region for an unique travel experience. This has been created as an alternative livelihood for the locals and showcases the local culture for visitors. You will get a chance to enjoy local traditional activities, learn the culture of the local people of the Tamarind Lake Village, and walk and trek through nearby villages. You can also taste delicious traditional food including local snacks such as Mote Pyar Tha Latt. You can also ride the traditional bullock carts around the village and visit the Salay tamarind juice production site.
KYAIKTHALAE VILLAGE, TWANTAY
Come to Kyaikthalae Village and enjoy a few days of fun with the locals. You can observe the process of making bamboo basket and sewing. You can also visit the organic compost fertilizer making site and agriculture business there.
SORLOUNG VILLAGE, KAN PET LET
We have arrangements for community based tourism in the Sorlong Village. We promise a fascinating and unforgettable experience. You can observe the Chin traditional norms and traditions, climb Mt. Khaw Nau Sone and experience the natural scenic beauty of Kawlong waterfall in Kanpetlet Township while staying overnight in a remote Chin village and meet some of the villagers who live there.
TA SUAN VILLAGE, FALAM
Come to Ta Suan Village, the village of former Chin National Leader, Bo John Bi (Bo Soon Part) and enjoy a few days of solitude. This village was a communication hub between Chin state and India during World War II. You can observe Chin traditional houses, unique village formations and social life and see historical evidence of the days gone by. Bo John Bi Museum and Tombs, ancient memorable monuments, the accessories of the Chin people, old building camps of the British army, the first football stadium of Chin State, the old fort, the Manipura Riverbank and small transporter bridge and TaSuan traditional dance and bonfire events are just some of the highlights.
NWE NYEIN VILLAGE, SHWEBO
If you are visiting the Sagaing Region, we recommend you to participate in community based tourism at NweNyein, ShweKhun, ShweTiek, Melar, Makhauk and NweNyein. Observe local agriculture, ceramic ware and glazed earthen jars pottery making business, Ayeyawaddy dolphin watching, the natural beauty of the countryside, Shamemakar (Golden Deer) Natural Reserve Forest, the old Hanlin, UNESCO world heritage listed area and much more while you stay here.
SAN HLAN VILLAGE, DAWEI
If you are in Southern Myanmar, you ought to be a part of the community visit at Launglon Township where we have 3 tourism lodges which can accommodate 20 visitors. Come, enjoy snorkelling and observe the natural scenic beauty and the fishermen on the Sanhlan Beach.