This independent Myanmar craft tour visits Chu Chu, a social enterprise that redesigns waste material into enjoyable crafts and includes a plastic recycling workshop. Then visit Hla Day, a non-profit that supports independent artisans through training and access to fair trade, and includes a paper mache painting session. 

Travel by ferry from Nanthida Jetty to the southern township of Dhala, viewing colourful countryside and daily life along the river. Upon arrival, enjoy a ride on a local trishaw and discover the natural beauty and local customs of this scenic town. Make your way to Chu Chu, a social enterprise redesigning waste material into crafts, and take part in a plastic recycling workshop. Transfer back to Yangon by ferry and head to Hla Day, a non-profit shop that helps independent artisans to build strong and profitable craft businesses through training and access to fair trade. Following a paper mache painting session led by a local artisan at Hla Day, enjoy a cup of locally produced Gibbon Coffee. Gibbon Coffee provides an alternative income for local Asho Chin communities who were previously dependent on slash-and-burn agriculture. It also directly supports the protection of the rainforest habitat of the endangered western hoolock gibbon.
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This The Independent Myanmar Craft Add On tour can be arranged as part of a custom trip in Myanmar designed by TravelStore. Experiences are valid when posted and are subject to change and availability. Some of the special experiences cannot be booked on their own and are only available when booked in combination with other travel services. (DA)

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