Discover the northern part of the Mergui Archipelago including the amazing Lampi Marine National Park.
|Duration:||6 days / 5 nights|
|Departure Time:||from Ranong / Kawthaung|
|Suitable For:||Family, Seniors, Children|
|Trip Theme:||Adventure, Cruises|
Day 1 Ranong / Kawthaung – 115 Island ( - / L / D )
Meeting point is the multipurpose pier in Ranong between 10.30-11.00. Around 11.00 - 11.30 am embarkof MV Sawan for your adventure within the Mergui Archipelago. She will be in Kawthaung around 12.00-12.30 )all timing will be deending on the immigration officers in both countries). While checking in on board your Cruise Director will complete all formalities with the Thai Immigration so the boat is ready to leave for a short cruise over the river to Kawthaung / Myanmar. Lunch will served on board, once the team cleared all the paperwork with the Myanmar Immigration the adventure starts and we are on our way to our first stop at the 115 Island Group. Meet finally the crew and liste to your boats briefing. The journey will takes around 6 hours passing by breathtaking island landscapes, spectacular bays and lagoons of the Mergui Archipelago. A perfect time to meet your fellow traveler, join the sun deck with a nice cool drink. Dinner will be served on board – overnight at 115 Island
Day 2 115 Island – Pony Island – Lampi Marine Nationalpark ( B / L / D )
Breakfast is served listen to a short introduction about this amazing area and some of the special islands we will be snorkeling during the trip. And after a briefing and instructions on snorkel equipment it is time to hit the water and get your first impressions of the fantastic underwater world of the Mergui Archipelago. The 115 Island Group has some beautiful sandy beaches which invite you to linger here for longer. After lunch the Reggae Queen will cruise to Pony Island for our next snorkel stop. The northern part of the reef at Pony Island has countless coral species and fish of all sizes and shapes, a real highlight for the avid snorkeler. Snorkeling here may extend to 90 minutes. Afterwards we will cruise for approximately 3.5 hours to Lampi Island, the largest islands in the northern part of our Mergui Archipelago trip and the only National Park in the area. We will anchor between Lampi Island and Kubo Island which lies in the flight path of Great Hornbill birds. With a little luck we might be able to observe some of these rare birds. Around the corner is a small Moken Village (Sea Gipsy Village) which can be optional visit. Dinner will be served on board while listen to the sound of the hornbills in the jungle.
Day 3 Lampi Marine Nationalpark – Nine Pin (Kyauk Koe Lone) Island – Great Swinton (Kyunn Phi Lar) ( B / L / D )
Breakfast will be served whilst we move to the western point of Lampi Island. Here you will find a completely untouched underwater scene with one of the most beautiful reefs we have ever snorkeled. There are Soft corals, hard corals and stag horn corals in an indescribable splendor of different hues and colors in the crystal clear shallow waters. Our snorkel stop here is for approximately 90 minutes before we cruise for around 45 minutes to our next destination, Nine Pin Island. This little island is located on the eastern side of Lampi Island. You will spend here another 90 minutes for snorkeling, amongst the impressive flora and fauna found in the turquoise, shallow waters. Weighing anchor we then cruise on to Great Swinton Island. Dinner is served on board during our cruise to Great Swinton Island. Spend some time to relax and socialize with fellow guests on board.
Day 4 Great Swinton (Kyunn Phi Lar) ( B / L / D )
Breakfast is served on board before you explore the southern length of Great Swinton Island. We will stay the day so you have a lot of time to explore the different reefs. The highlight of the day is White Rock, a small limestone rock formation with beautiful corals and plenty of colorful fish life. Opposite Great Swinton is a beautiful uninhabited island which begs for further exploration. A small freshwater waterfall, which is surprisingly cold, flows directly into the sea and provides welcomed refreshment during the hot afternoon. Later afternoon MV Sawan will more to Long Beach, the large bay to the east of Great Swinton Island. Whilst the chef prepares dinner you can take the opportunity to visit a small fishing village. Though small the village boasts an impressive temple complex and the small houses and shops offer a rare insight into the daily lives of the islanders. Dinner will be served on board and we will remain anchored in the bay so you can enjoy a cozy evening with cool drinks recounting the experiences we have shared so far.
Day 5 Great Swinton (Kyunn Phi Lar) – Nga Mann Island - Kawthaung ( B / L / D )
Breakfast is served on board whilst the boat will returns to the south of Great Swinton Island. Our first snorkel spot is at a beautiful, untouched coral reef where you can encounter lionfish, boxfish and many more exotic species of tropical fish. After approx. 90 minutes snorkeling we will cruise to Nga Mann Island for our final snorkel spot of the day and for the tour. Nga Mann Island is a small uninhabited island with a kilometer long, snowy-white sandy beach and a small fringing reef. This is a true paradise that will make you feel like Robinson Crusoe. Around noon we have to start our journey back to Kawthaung so we able to arrive early evening. After dinner on board let’s head ashore to experience the hustle and bustle of the city's small harbor town by night. Overnight on board at Kawthaung.
Day 6 Kawthaung / Ranong/Thailand ( B / L / - )
Breakfast on board. Whilst Myanmar Immigration complete the formalities for our departure there is time to further explore Kawthaung with it’s shops, local markets and temples. Return on board MV Sawan will cross the river to Ranong in Thailand. Enjoy the kitchen crew serve a last delicious Thai lunch while local Thai Immigration process all the paperwork to check back into Thailand. After lunch it is time to say goodbye to your swimming home for the last 5 nights.
Check out in Kawthaung as you wish but not later than 10.00 am. We will be return to Ranong around 11.00 am. Transfer via air conditioned Mini Van can be organized from the harbor back to Ranong, Khao Lak and Phuket.
Depending on the weather conditions (wind and currents), we reserve the right to change the program sequence as well as our route schedule.
Accommodation on board of MV Sawan based on shared twin air-con cabin, all meals (with minimum 3 - 4 different dishes); Western, Thai cuisine, snacks, fruits, hot beverages, coffee, tea, Milo, bed lining, Life Jackets, Port and travel permits, English speaking guides and tour leader, fee usage of Sea Kayaks (sit-on-top), snorkeling sets (mask, snorkel and fins),
Prices do not include:
Round Transfer from Airport Kawthaung or Airport/pier Ranong to Kawthaung jetty, Any international or domestic airfare & hotels (can be organized by us, just contact us in advanced), Mergui Archipelago Royalty Fee*, alcoholic beverages, towel, expenditures of personal nature, service not mentioned above, tips, travel insurance***
Mergui Archipelago Royalty Fee
Total (payable on board) US$ 250 per person. The above Fee is set by the Myanmar Government and is subject to change without notice.
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 and elderly & Disabled people Policy:
Due to insurance-technical reasons with Thai Insurance Company the boat is not able to take children under the age of 7, disabled people and people older than 75 years on board.
Single Supplement surcharge – Single traveler
The surcharge for single supplement is 5.500 THB
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 Bangkok and Ranong/Kawthaung
Nok Air (http://www.nokair.com/)
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.
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Charter: MV Sawan is also available for private charter; please contact us for more details to make your vacation special for you and your friends.
|From Date||To Date||Duration||Adults||Children|
|27 Dec 2018||01 Jan 2019||6 days / 5 nights||on request|
|21 Feb 2019||26 Feb 2019||6 days / 5 nights||on request|
|18 Apr 2019||23 Apr 2019||6 days / 5 nights||on request|
Price is quoted per person and subject to change without prior notice