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Mergui Archipelago - Island Hopping and safari

Cruise around the Mergui Archipelago on board of an unique motor vessel. Let the team show you the unspoiled nature of the southern part of Myanmar. A visit at a Sea Gypsy village offers you a glimpse into a unique culture and of their way of life and customs.

Trip Details
Trip Code: MM-KAW-2001
Destination: Mergui Archipelago
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Frequency: By Schedule
Departure Time: Kawthaung
Suitable For: Family, Seniors, Children
Trip Theme: Adventure, Cruises
Beaches - Mergui Archipelago / Myanmar
Sundeck on board - Cruise Mergui Archipelago - Myanmar / Burma
Cruise Mergui Archipelago - Myanmar / Burma - sunset
accommodation on board - Cruise Mergui Archipelago - Myanmar / Burma
Cruise Mergui Archipelago - Myanmar / Burma
Fisherman Village - Mergui Archipelago - Cruise Burma
Mergui Archipelago - Cruise Burma
Mergui Archipelago - Cruise Burma - Beach Paradise
Buddhist monastery and temple - Mergui Archipelago - Cruise Burma
Fisherman & Moken Villages - Mergui Archipelago - Cruise Burma
115 island - Mergui Archipelago - Cruise Burma

Day 1  Kawthaung - Taung La Bo Island - Poni Island  (- / - / D )
Depending on your arrival details, you being greeted by your guide either at the airport / hotel in Kawthaung or at the airport / hotel in Ranong for your transfer to Kawthaung.  The meeting time will be arround 11.30 am near the Myo Ma Jetty/pier in Kawthaung.  After all the check in procedure you will board your home for the next days. Your tourleader will show you your gazebo and give you an overall briefing, during MV Sea Gipsy embark from Kawthung into the smooth sea.  Time to explore the boat and taking some last picture from the mainland behind.

Find your spot on the upper deck and enjoy the cruise into the heard of the mergui archipelago. On the way to Poni Island we will stop at Thaung LaBo island for quick dip into the blue water. Returning to the boat we will continue the cruise to Poni Island where we stay overnight. Enjoy your first  sunset on board while sipping a glass of wine or beer before dinner served.  Overnight at Poni Island.

Day 2  Poni Island - Island 115 - Shark Island (Nga Mann isl) / pilar   (B / L / D )
Get up early and watch the sunrise over Poni Island while having a nice cup of fresh coffee.  You will have the opputunity to do either some snorkeling, kayaking or stand up paddling before breakfast is served.  After breakfast we will cruise just 30 min to the island 115 island (bild strand), take the kayak or join the dingy to get to this beautiful beach with its powder sugar sand.  We will spend some time here and you are able to take a nice nap on the beach, visiting the beautiful clown fish along the rock, or take the kayak and go arround the island.

Return to the boat and enjoy the tasty lunch while cruising to Shark Island. The Island received his name from his shape, so no worry. The water arround are again just perfect for some kayaking, snorkeling and hopping to the beach. Depending on the weather the crew will decide if we are able to stay overnight or move to pilar. Dinner and overnight on board

Day 3   Pilar / Shark Island - (Moken Village)    (B / L / D )
After an other amazing sunrise and a heavely Breakfast we will cruise to visit a Moken and Fisherman Village.  Bring some candys or small gift (pen, little painting books) for the children. Stroll around the village and observe mthe daily life of the Villager.  On the right hand of the bay and next to the Village is one of the famouse monerstry. The main abt is very popular and many myanmar people all over the country coming visiting this place to  blessed from the abt. This temple is becoming also the place for meditation. After collecting all this new impression get backnon board and get ready for our next snorkeling and water activity spot.

Our next stop will be either Bowei island or Lagoon Bay depending on the daily permit of the local Pearl farm operator. Both places are great to explore the sea life while swimming and/ or snorkeling, kayaking or longtail SUP (stand up paddling board). Lunch on board while cruising to Boulder Island, our next stop.

Arriving at this amazing place get ready for some more activities. Take your mask, snorkel and fins and discover the underwater world of Boulder Bay. Or if the tides allows you take the opputunity to explore this great island with its many exciting treks.  As we will spend the night here you will be able to enjoy more action full hours the next morning. Dinner and overnight at Boulder Island

Day 4 Boulder Bay - Myauk Ni Island - Thay Yae Island (Barwell Channel)    (B / L / D )
The highlight on your trip is awaits you at Boulder Island where you will have your choice of swimming, kayaking, enjoy the beautiful beach or go for an unforgettable trek on this previously uncharted island. The island offers so much more than 5 beaches. One of the favorites is the hike to Eagle Rock the highest point on the island. The view of over the island is spectacular.

Return on board of MV Sea Gipsy we serve lunch and set off in the afternoon to our next stop. Enjoy the view, read a good book or play one of the many games on board. Or just relax in your gazebo.  Arriving at Myauk Ni (Red Monkey Island)  Island time for a refreshing jump from the sun deck into the Sea and a swimming before we reach our final destination for the day the Thay Yee Island at the Barwell Channel.  Enjoy the last sunset and dinner on your trip before you retiring for the evening.  Dinner and overnight at Thu Yee Island  at the Barwell Channel

Day 5  Thay Yae Island (Barwell  Channel) - Kawthaung  (B / - / - )
After Breakfast its time to say good bye as we heading back to Kawthaung. We will arrive Kawthaung about 11.00 am - 11.45 am at Kawthaung the staff will assist you with immigration process before you continue with your travel planes.

End of service

During our 7 days / 6 nights trip you will cruise a little bit further north and visit the Lampi National Park

Remarks: The itinerary can be adjusted depending on the flight arrival and departure times.  The itinerary can be changed within the group. Our tour leader will adjust the itinerary depending on the group’s needs.

Note: Schedule and Itinerary depends on the weather conditions and the discretion of the Cruise Director and Captain and depends on currents, dive sites activities, light, objective, sailing times etc. The spots are usually possible, but not always guaranteed.

 

Prices include:
Round Transfer from Airport Kawthaung or Airport/pier Ranong to Kawthaung jetty, Accommodation on board of MV Sea Gipsy based on shared double bed open-air gazebo, all meals (with minimum 3 - 4 different dishes); Western, Thai, Myanmar cuisine, snacks, fruits, hot beverages, coffee, tea, Milo, towel, bed lining, Life Jackets, Port and travel permits, English speaking guides and tour leader, free usage of Sea Kayaks (sit-on-top), S.U.P. ( stand up paddle boards ), snorkeling sets (mask, snorkel and fins), Fishing Gear. 

Prices do not include:
Any international or domestic airfare & hotels (can be organized by us, just contact us in advanced), Mergui Archipelago Royalty Fee*, alcoholic beverages, expenditures of personal nature, service not mentioned above, tips, travel insurance***

Mergui Archipelago Royalty Fee
Total (payable on board) US$ 100 per person. The above Fee is set by the Myanmar Government and is subject to change without notice.

Myanmar Visa:
Please note that you have to apply for a 28day tourist visa if you like to travel around Myanmar. You can get your Myanmar visa either at your Myanmar Embassy in your country or since 1 September 2016 everybody can apply for e-visa to enter through all parts of Myanmar including Kawthaung and then travel freely in Myanmar, please see  http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/index.aspx for more detail and application.


Children Policy:

Minimum age for children on board is 5 yrs. 
Children between 5 and 10 yrs which sharing a gazebo with both parents are receiving a 50% discount on our trip prices.

Single Supplement surcharge – Single traveler
As one gazebo will be split via a curtain to two “single gazebos” we are able to share with mix gender. The gazebo will look like two separate single beds. In this case no single supplement will charge.

But if you like to have one gazebo by yourself, we have to charge as follow:
5 Days / 4 Nights  = additional 864 US$ per person
7 Days / 6 Nights  = additional 1.240 US$ per person 


Flights to and from Kawthaung

For airticket we recommend you check following airline webpages, as you will get much better prices if you book direct with the airline as we have to take a service fee to book airtickets. (we are not able to book online as you can, so we have to go actually to the airline to purchase your ticket).

Flight between Yangon and Kawthaung
Myanmar National Airlines (www.flymna.com)
Apex Airlines (www.apexairline.com)

Air KBZ:  (http://www.airkbz.com/)
FMI Air: (http://www.fmiair.com)

Flight between Bangkok and Ranong/Kawthaung
Nok Air  (http://www.nokair.com/)


Travel Insurance

including medical repatriation insurance is mandatory on all our trips. It is not included with our packages and it is your responsibility to purchase suitable insurance package. Make sure that it covers all the activities that you are likely to undertake, such as rafting, scuba diving, cycling, cruises, trekking etc.  Many ‘free’ insurances that come with banking packages, credit cards etc., are quite inadequate to cover you our tours, so make sure you check the policy before your travel. You are required to give a copy of your insurance policy to your tour leader upon arrival. Without proper insurance like this, we will not be allowed to join the tour as we will not able to respond adequately in case an emergency if you do not have the right insurance. Please also contact your doctor for further preparations regarding to your chosen travel destination including immunizations.

For those who are still looking for a good Travel Insurance with a worldwide coverage. No matter from which country you are, just follow the link HERE and get your insurance package. Buy, extend and claim online, from anywhere in the world, even while you away from home and already on the way.

 

Charter: MV Sea Gipsy is also available for private charter; please contact us for more details to make your vacation special for you and your friends.

Join in Tour:

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12 Oct 2017 17 Oct 2017 5 days / 4 nights on request
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27 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017 5 days / 4 nights on request
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12 Apr 2018 18 Apr 2018 7 days / 6 nights on request
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29 Apr 2018 03 May 2018 5 days / 4 nights on request

Private Tour:

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Price is quoted per person and subject to change without prior notice