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Mergui Archipelago - Island Hopping and Safari

Explore the Mergui Archipelago during this short introduction cruise on board of one of our comfortable sailing boats.

Trip Details
Trip Code: MM-KAW-2505
Destination: Mergui Archipelago
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Frequency: By Schedule
Departure Time: from Ranong / Kawthaung
Suitable For: Family, Seniors, Children
Trip Theme: Adventure, Classic, Cruises








Explore tropical forests, hiking through valleys and up hills, walk along kilometers of beach with the only foot prints those behind you, kayak through enchanted mangroves, swim, snorkel, and go fishing: you’ve got it all. The Mergui Archipelago is teeming with wildlife.

Day 0: Arrival via Yangon mainly means, that there are no early morning flights to Kawthaung, therefore we recommend planning one night in Kawthaung. Please let us know if you like to add this one night into your package below.   Arrival from Bangkok via Ranong should be no problem with the early flight.

This new itinerary will allow you to discover the most famous Burmeses islands of the southern part of the Mergui Archipelago on one of our best sailing yachts

 

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Ranong/Kawthaung – Myin Khwar Island (Horse shoe Island) – Zardet Kyee Kyun Island (- / L / D)
Meeting point will be at 10.00 hrs (10 am) at the Myo Ma Jetty / pier in Kawthaung. After clearing all the administration procedure with the Myanmar Authorities, it is time to set sail for our adventure cruise to explore the southern islands around the Mergui Archipelago. We will cruise to the most southern part of the Mergui Archipelago to the Myin Khwar Island (Horse shoe island) while having a light lunch on board. Swimming, snorkeling around the island before we take another short sail to Zardet Kyee Kyun (Saint Matthew’s Island) where you enjoy a sunset cocktail and a first dinner on board. Overnight in the south bay of Zardet Kyee Kyun.

DAY 2 - Zardet Kyee Kyun Island - Kyet Mauk Island (Cocks Comb Island) - Nyaung Oo Phee Island - Kho Yinn Khwa Island (McLeod Island)  (B / L / D)
During breakfast on board, we start our way to Kyet Mauk Island (Cocks Comb Island), island is a limestone atoll without a beach, but with a stunning lagoon, shape like a heart. The inlet changes the color of the ocean and that has why it is also called Emerald Heart Island. The sea inside the inlet is calm and perfect for snorkeling. We will continue our journey to cruise north to the Nyaung Oo Phee Island (St Andrews Group) for an anchoring stop. You will visit the beach, do some snorkeling and kayaking (the schedule between these 2 activities can be reversed according to tide time and best snorkeling time). Lunch will be served while cruising further north towards the  Kho Yinn Khwa Island (McLeod Island) where the yacht will anchor. Dinner & overnight on board.

DAY 3 – Kho Yinn Khwa Island (McLeod Island) -  Nga Khin Nyo Gyee Island (Boulder Island) - Shwe Kyunn Gyi  (Russel Island) - Thay Yae Island (Barwell Island)   (B / L / D)
Enjoy your breakfast on board. We set sail toward Nga Khin Nyo Gyee Island (Boulder Island) - Thay Yae Island (Barwell Island). You will be transferred via dinghy to Boulder Bay for a unique hiking and birdwatching morning. Return on board, lunch will be served while sailing back east in the direction of Thay Yae Island (Barwell Island). On the way, you will stop at Shwe Kyunn Gyi  (Russel Island) to visit a sustainable pearl farm and learn how these ocean’s gems are cultivated. Sparkling sunset cocktail on the beach before getting back on board to enjoy a special farewell diner.

DAY 4 - Thay Yae Island (Barwell Island – Kawthaung/Ranong (B / L / -)
Last swim & final passage towards Kawthaung. Casual Brunch on board before we reach the pier and say goodbye to the Mergui around noon. Transfer via air conditioned Mini Van can be organized from the harbors Kawtahung/ Ranong to Khao Lak and Phuket.

Above itineraries is approximating and may be subject to changes on accord to the passengers’ requests, weather or tidal conditions, official regulations and/or other circumstances. The final decision pertaining to the itinerary shall always lie with the captain of the vessels. Please note that this itinerary does not allow us to include a visit of a Moken Village.

Prices and Booking condition for our for our sailing cruises

Prices  include:

  • All local transfers & crew assistance on the embarkation & disembarkation day from Ranong/Thailand and Kawthaung/Myanmar.
  • Accommodation on board based on double or single occupancy, in an airconditioned cabin with ensuite bathroom. All our sailing vessels are of comparable standards, for private charter  you may choose the vessel which you like to sail on.
  • all on-board multi-course meals (Asian and European cuisine), full continental breakfast, 4-5 dishes per lunch and dinner
  • All non-alcoholic beverages & sundowners at the end of every day
  • linen, towels & biodegradable amenities, Life Jackets,
  • Port and travel permit,
  • English speaking guides and tour leader,
  • free usage of equipment and activities such as SUP, snorkeling equipment and fishing gear, kayaking and dinghy 

Prices do not include:

  • Any international or domestic airfare & hotels (can be organized by us, just contact us in advanced),
  • Transfer from Airport Kawthaung or Airport/pier Ranong to Kawthaung jetty, (can be organized by us, please contact us)
  • Mergui Archipelago Royalty / Local government Fee*,
  • Myanmar Visa **
  • alcoholic beverages, Guests wishing to bring alcohol on board, will have to pay a corkage fee of USD 5 per bottle of wine and USD 10 per bottle of champagne or spirit. Beer may not be brought onto the yacht by the guests
  • expenditures of personal nature,
  • service not mentioned above,
  • tips,
  • travel insurance***

 

* Mergui Archipelago Royalty Fee
All foreign travelers need to pay an official visitor fee to enter Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago. The fee is comprised of various components and is calculated based on the duration of the stay, the cruising range, the size of the boat, and the number of guests on the boat. It includes a visitor license, a port fee, and service fees for different government departments. These fees are not included in our rate and is payable on the departure day to the Authorities. The total visitor fee for our sailing trips currently US$ 310 per person & 210 US$ for Myanmar Citizen. The above Fee is set by the Myanmar Government and is subject to change without notice.

** Myanmar Visa:
All visitors to Myanmar have to apply for a 28day tourist visa. 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. The price for such visas is 50 US$. Please note: The Visa on Arrival (Tourist) will be issued only to those arriving by air through the Entry points of Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw International airports.

 
Children Policy: (prices same as for adults)

  

  • Children younger than 16yrs can only be accommodated on board upon special request.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other

responsible adult over the age of 21. Said passenger shall be fully responsible for the conduct and entertainment of the minor. The Boat operator reserves the right to limit the number of minors under the age of 18 years on board.

 

*** 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.

Travel Insurance
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.

Note: Please note that a private travel insurance is mandatory on all our packages / excursions/tours.

Charter:  You like to have one of our amazing Sailing Yachts for yourselves?  No problem; please contact us for more details to make your vacation special for you and your friends.

Join in Tour:

From Date To Date Duration Adults Children

Private Tour:

From Date To Date Duration 2 Person 1 Person
17 Oct 2020 20 Oct 2020 4 days / 3 nights
24 Oct 2020 27 Oct 2020 4 days / 3 nights
31 Oct 2020 03 Nov 2020 4 days / 3 nights
07 Nov 2020 10 Nov 2020 4 days / 3 nights
14 Nov 2020 17 Nov 2020 4 days / 3 nights
21 Nov 2020 24 Nov 2020 4 days / 3 nights
28 Nov 2020 01 Dec 2020 4 days / 3 nights
05 Dec 2020 08 Dec 2020 4 days / 3 nights
12 Dec 2020 15 Dec 2020 4 days / 3 nights
09 Jan 2021 12 Jan 2021 4 days / 3 nights
16 Jan 2021 19 Jan 2021 4 days / 3 nights
23 Jan 2021 26 Jan 2021 4 days / 3 nights
30 Jan 2021 02 Feb 2021 4 days / 3 nights
06 Feb 2021 09 Feb 2021 4 days / 3 nights
13 Feb 2021 16 Feb 2021 4 days / 3 nights
20 Feb 2021 23 Feb 2021 4 days / 3 nights
27 Feb 2021 02 Mar 2021 4 days / 3 nights
06 Mar 2021 09 Mar 2021 4 days / 3 nights
13 Mar 2021 16 Mar 2021 4 days / 3 nights
20 Mar 2021 23 Mar 2021 4 days / 3 nights
27 Mar 2021 30 Mar 2021 4 days / 3 nights
03 Apr 2021 06 Apr 2021 4 days / 3 nights
10 Apr 2021 13 Apr 2021 4 days / 3 nights
17 Apr 2021 20 Apr 2021 4 days / 3 nights
24 Apr 2021 27 Apr 2021 4 days / 3 nights
01 May 2021 04 May 2021 4 days / 3 nights

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