Dala Ferry

Dala Ferry opinie, Yangon (Rangoon)

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Cameron S
Castle Rock, Kolorado651 contributions
Price Gouging - Don't Do It
gru 2019
Foreigners are required to pay an inflated price for a ticket, and the ferry terminal on the Yangon side is full of touts and 'tourist guides'. After 30 minutes, my common sense told me to skip this activity..., after reading the reviews, I am glad I didn't do it!
Written 16 lutego 2020
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Texel, Holandia11 contributions
sty 2020 • Pary
Mind the touts in the terminals, can be very persuasive. You pay tourist prices for the boat.
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Written 21 stycznia 2020
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Stefano S
Savona, Włochy7 contributions
sty 2020 • Pary
Avoid at all costs! As written in many sites It’s a scam! At the Pier there Is a polite guy looks like an indian guy Who sells boat ticket sorrounded by fake guides Who want only cheat you. There Is nothing to see overthere. Fake guides Will try to come with you saying that they only want to improve their english and in dala you Will be forced to rent rickshaws for 4.500 kyat 30 minuts.
I have been travelling around Asia for years and i have never seen something like that.
Don't go there It s a waste of Money and time
Written 15 stycznia 2020
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Londyn, UK30 contributions
gru 2019
You pay an inflated price for the boat as a foreigner, then be super careful while a 'guide' who pretends to be a student wanting to speak English accompanies you, refuse this, as otherwise you will stuck and led into scam after scam. Arrived in the village, dirty full of hawkers with by far the most aggressiveness in all of Myanmar. Nothing to do or see, and couldn't wait to get back to Yangon, complete waste of time.
Written 19 grudnia 2019
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Londyn, UK91 contributions
gru 2019 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
I was advised by my tour rep from the night market tour to go with him but I didn't have the time to Waite for him. As soon as I got to the ferry I was approached by a young fella who spoke dubiously good English, I saw it coming a mile away. He got us two taxi motorcycle we got one each sat on the back, he took me to some not so great pogodas, and he took me to the interesting parts that I wanted to see, real locals living in poverty, tiny huts no shoes. Kids dogs everywhere, it looks sad, taking water out of a dirty looking small lake. There's some sort of charity thing where you buy a sack of rice and they give it to the locals, I said I will buy half for £20! This is not compulsory you can just say no thanks. apparently this gets donated to local community!! I have no way of confirming. I just hope it does these people have no shoes. At the end we got back to the harbour just over an hour. I said how much for the bikes! They said 30,000kyt whatever, after some fake haggling on my part I gave them the money. Went towards the boat and said to the young dude who showed me around how much do you want he said what do you wanna give I said 10000 he said 20k, after some more fake haggling on my part I gave him the 20k.
In total the whole thing cost me around £50 with the donated rice money.
It was an amazing experience and well worth it. Even if I was ripped off. The reality is if your a local and you know what your doing bla bla you could get it done for £5. I was only there for 3 days and in my opinion it was well worth seeing, bottom line is I went in knowing they were gonna rip me off, £50 is not a bad rip off considering I did actually get to see what I wanted to within 2 hours.
Written 13 grudnia 2019
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Barcelona, Hiszpania60 contributions
Lovely visit
gru 2019 • Pary
We must admit we were a bit scared of going after all the comments we read about scams, but we had also heard good things about it so we wanted to give it a try.
It is true that at Yangon’s port, the lady who sold us the tickets (4,000 kts return) tried to scam us by providing with a “friend guy” who would show us around. But after saying no, she didn’t insist much.
Once we got to Dala, we knew what to expect, so we just walked firmly and only had to say “no” to two tuk tuk offers.
With maps.me on hand, we walked around the village and it was just lovely. I recommend you to try and talk to the local people, we did it and learned a lot about Burmese life and politics. It was a good day trip to have a glimpse of Burman life.
Written 30 listopada 2019
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Londyn, UK99 contributions
One big SCAM
lis 2019 • Pary
Be warned it is one big SCAM from as soon you buy the ticket, we only walked 5 minutes the other side of the river with so much hassle trying to rip you off! We got straight back on the same boat again..
Written 28 listopada 2019
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Dala Ferry - a tourist scam
paź 2019 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
If you are thinking of taking a trip to Dalah village, please read before a following story which happened to me this week. Not taking the Lonely Planet's warning of trickshaw drivers seriously enough, I followed a young lady who approached me on the pier, offering ferry tickets. I paid 4000 kyats and signed some tourist book. Then she gave my ticket to a humble looking young guy who went with me on the boat. Although he was trying to come across as a nice person, the fact he was crossing the river with me, still keeping my ticket, was highly suspicious. But still I thought that I would somehow figure it out when I reach the shore. Alas, I didn't. To my bad luck, it started raining heavily so I didn't have other choice than follow my "guide" to a place which turned out to be a trickshaw parking lot. They offered me a tour around the area for 7000 kyats/ 30 minutes. I accepted even I already felt that it wouldn't be like that in the end. We set off, my "guide" was still with me, sitting on a second trickshaw which was riding in front of us. In this moment, I realized that the final price would be very likely doubled, but it was too late to leave and the rain was really strong. Therefore, I decided to finish the tour as soon as possible, counting the minutes since. Subsequently, we visited a dark and not very nice temple, some greasy spoon and a village with cemetery, reportedly hit by a typhoon. And then came the peak of the performance - an attempt to persuade a gullible tourist to buy a bag of rice for poor kids from the willage. The scenario is as follows - the "guide" takes you to a gloomy store where bags of rice are piled up. The price of one bag is around 85.000 kyats. To support the "donation" story, one bag is bearing an inscription with name , Ireland, and a picture of heart. The whole thing is - expectedly - based on the emotional extortion. Nevertheless, I resisted and didn't buy anything. Then, I asked the "guide" to take me back to the pier. There on the trickshaw parking lot I met a young lady, reportedly the owner of trickshaws. First, she tried to extent my tour for thirty minutes more that I indeed had done. When I was arguing that it had took only one and half hour, she finally set the price for 28.000 kyats. When passing her the money, she added that it was only for one trickshaw and that I had to pay also for the second one. I expected it but still I tried to argue with her, telling her that nobody had told me that before. Smiling, she slightly rebuked the "guide" for it and that was all. There was no point to discuss it anymore, so I and the "guide" returned to Yangon. On the way, he didn't talk at all, maybe feeling sorry for this kind of "business". But the story didn't end - after getting back to the city, I was approached by a young chubby Indian looking guy, who demanded another 25.000 kyats for the "guide". This made me angry, so we started arguing. I openly told the guy that it had been a scam which made him aggressive. He was yelling, but being 191cm/97kg I wasn' t scarred and I was ready to punch his face right after he'd try to touch me or impede me to leave, regardless I was alone and only tourist there at the moment. But when I was about to leave, the "guide" very politely asked me for 10000 kyats which made me sorry for him so finally I gave him the money. I know that all the above mentioned money is just a chicken feed which doesn' t ruin any tourist, but it is a matter of principle. Such behaviour may spoil otherwise a great reputation the people of Myanmar have in terms of relationship to foreigners.
Written 30 października 2019
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Dubaj, Zjednoczone Emiraty Arabskie293 contributions
Dont waste your time and money
sie 2019 • Znajomi
Please avoid if you can. Absolutely nothing to see or do in Dalha. As foreigners you'll be scammed every 2 minutes. Between the tuk tuk ride (mine went from 10000 an hour to 5000) and the donations for the tsunami village, the orphanage and the bag of rice for children. I asked for 3 hours but asked to go back to the boat after only 30 minutes.
The temples are not looked after and the whole place is extremely filthy. Not the skeamish type but that was overwhelming.
Written 16 sierpnia 2019
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Kuala lumpur178 contributions
Touring the Hardships of Yangon
sie 2019 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
Dala was an impromptu trip...Didn't even know tourist actually visit there. Solo after Shwedagon Pagoda, I decided to taxi to Pansodan to see where the ferry goes and where eVer it goes so will I. It's all about discovery.

4,000k for foreigners is OK. Gotten use to tourist prices. This guy who sold me the ticket "talked" me into Dala guided tour especially since that's where he is from. But he later off-sold me to his mate who is also from there. It's fine w me whoever guides.

Since I was headed to the unknown. I like to read up so I googled Dala on the ferry. Kept reading thou my guide wanted to warm up chat. Asking me where I am from, my job, family and where I am staying in Yangon. I ignored him. Becoz it is none is business and my reading plot just got to Dala Scams.

Upon arrival he ushered me to his mates rickshaws and I politely refused. I said I don't need a guide as Google maps will be my guide and I like to walk.

After a while of walking it didn't seem right due to the blogs saying they have covered so many places on foot. Just as well a rickshaw persuaded me to take his ride. He spoke some English, looked laboured lean, honest and genuinely wanted to make money as I spoke him from 5,000 to 3500kyat per hour.

Turned out it is right to have used him. 10km in total tour. Saw Stupas, monasterys, Buddhas, tsunami village, rice paper making, paddy fields, fishing village, waste to craft store, orphanage, etc... We spoke alot so I learned a lot about dala including the now under construction data Yangon bridge by a Korean firm which should be open in 3 years time.

All in all. For me was worth it. 3hrs in total. He said 12'000k but I gave him 20,000k which I feel will help him though this low monsoon season. Didn't pay for anything else like orphanage, temples, guides, rice...

This is per rickshaw and if you are up for roughing it out. Not happy sights but eye-openers. No tap water, no electric but timed generators. Lots of trash flies and stray dogs everywhere. Sidecar seat is not all that comfy.
Written 10 sierpnia 2019
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