Village Visit Myanmar & CBT Community Tours

CBT( Community- Based Tourism) Tours

Village visit CBT Tours take you to meet local people and experience their lives, livelihoods, arts, cultures and fascinating relationships with the natural world. Visiting the CBT site, the community will have the generating income and other economic benefits, community development, culture & nature conservation.

The CBT Project Sites are:

  1. CBT in Kayah State by ITC:
    This tour is visiting Loikaw region in Kayah State, South-east part of Myanmar. Visiting Loikaw Town, Hta Nee La Lah village and Pan Pet Kayah Community villages. This CBT Tour site is implemented and supported by the ITC ( International Trade Centre). Seeing Kayhtoebo hall and shrine, to study the ancient tradition of ritual hunting. (To learn about the local beliefs and spiritual life), Visit Kayah people home, listen they are the traditional instrument song and try to play it. short time trekking for softcore trek for 2 hrs to the surrounding mountain, Visit villagers, to see the how to make the traditional kayah bracelet, enjoy learning the word of kayah language from Local Community.
  2. CBT in Myaing by ActionAid:  Myaing is a township situated northwest of Pakkoku. It is far from Pakkoku about 27 miles and it can be reached about 2:00 hrs driving. It is located beside a dam named Yin-thaing-taung.It was implemented by Actionaid. Myaing CBT,
    a distance about 15 min driving from Myaing town comprises four villages called Kan-gyi-taw (1) , Kan-gyi-taw (2), Su-le-pan and Inn-yaung village. There are about 200 houses and its population of over 1000 people in these villages. All revere in Buddhism. They rely on animal husbandry( cow, chicken), weaving, traditional snacks and mostly farmers which grow sunflower, paddy, sesame, peanut, and pigeon peas and etc. The young volunteer group com pain to become plastic fee areas in the village around. Myaing CBT was opened in October 2015. Such activities can be done in Myaing CBT sites biking, enjoying village performance ( U Shwe Yoe dance), paint Thanakkha on the face, visiting over hundreds of years old monastery, can participate in making traditional snacks, riding bullock cart, observing fossil, village farmers’ daily activities and bird watching can do as well. Type of structure- 3 big buildings, each building attached by 5 rooms, sleeping by mattress on the floor but supply mosquito net and mineral water, common used toilet and bathroom. Electricity supply during night time by Generator at the moment( Later electricity can be used 24 hrs from the Mainline). All furniture is used by Rain Tree wood such as table and chair.


    The CBT Initiative Sites are:

  3. CBT at Inle Lake, There were 11 participants that joined the CBT training at Bagan by the recommendation of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MOHT). The CBT team at Inle is now translating the relevant documents and training materials into Burmese to reach the community in Inle Lake since the Inthar Literature, Culture, and Regional Development Association (ILCD), a community-based organization, is interested in spreading CBT in communities around the lake.
  4. CBT at Ngapali Beach, Jatetaw fishing village next to the Ngapali hotel zone is suffering from fishery productivity decreasing and losing ground to hotel intended real estate sales. Daung Thouk Dam Committee there would like to have alternative income from tourism. Tourism consultants are recommending CBT and a destination management plan.
  5. CBT at Kyeintali, Rakhine Coastal Region Conservation Association (RCA) also intended to work for other villages, too. CBT should spread to the whole state in need as soon as the model operation starts at Jatetaw.
  6. CBT at Twante (near Yangon), The ‘City of Pots’, Twante(Kalatharpura) is selected for CBT in discussion with the MCS speaker at National Ecotourism Workshop 2011 (NEW2011), local community leaders and archaeological department. Twante is located near the major destination of Yangon. Survey trips and the first pilot tour were already conducted early in the rainy season of 2012. Product development steps need to be prepared with all stakeholders on the community trail.