Myanmar: sail and dive at the discovery of the most remote and uncontaminated islands in the world, on a luxury yacht and in all comfort. In this cruise, you can travel over and under the entire paradisiacal Mergui Archipelago, leaving from Kawthaung, at the border between Myanmar and Thailand, and up to the historical city of Myeik. A 200 miles route from the south to the north passing through 800 islands. It's covered by jungle and mangrove forests, you will experience the excitement of always-new anchorages in dozens of different bays, have lunch with the inhabitants of small indigenous villages, swim in crystal clear waters and go snorkelling on the reef, surrounded by dolphins and dive with a master in a amazing spots. This is for sure the most exclusive cruise in Myanmar for sail and dive in the paradise of Mergui!!
|DEPARTURE BASE||Kawthaung, Myanmar|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Check-in at 5:00 pm on Saturday - Check-out at 9:00 pm on the following Saturday|
|NOT INCLUDED SERVICES||
from 3.200 USD per person in double cabin
|HOW TO ARRIVE||
This one way cruise in the Mergui Archipelago departs from the city of Kawthaung in Southern Myanmar, right at the border with Thailand, and arrives in the port of Myeik. It is pretty easy to arrive there, and you can choose among different travel options.
Flying to Kawthaung: If you are already in Myanmar, you can fly directly to Kawthaung Airport, which is connected to various national airports and served by different local airlines. The most reliable and convenient travel company is Myanmar Airways.
Flying to Ranong: Another option is to fly to Ranong Airport. There are daily flights from Bangkok National Airport, managed by the airline Nok Air. From Ranong, we will take a long keel boat to cross the Pakchan River, and thus reach Kawthaung on the Myanmar side. The crossing takes only a few minutes, and we will help you with the customs practices before getting on the boat. The airport is well-served by local taxi drivers, who can take you to the boarding point on the Pakchan river. Alternatively, we can welcome you directly at the airport.
Arriving from Phuket: Phuket International Airport represents a good and convenient starting point to fly to Kawthaung. It is also possible to venture on a suggestive car trip to Ranong (4 hours), which is located at the border with Thailand, and reach Kawthaung by crossing the Pakchan River.
|Language||International crew and guests.|
|How to come||AIR: Phuket international Airport (HKT), AIR: Kawthaung Airport (KAW)|
Day 1: Check-in
At the arrival in Kawthaung you can embark into the luxury yacht before making a trip ashore that will make you discover the magnificent temples and the local market. You will enjoy dinner and the first night aboard the yacht and take a ride in the bustling border town of Kawthaung.
At dawn we'll sail to South Bay Zardet Lagoon where if the tides allow it you can practice kayak in the lagoon of turquoise colours. This is a day for relaxing, visiting beaches, kayaking and getting to know each other. The underwater dives will start tomorrow.
In the early morning we'll take you to the first dive site, Western Rocky an oceanic site with rocky outcrops that arrive up to the surface. This is a good spot in which can be organised two dives. The second exciting dive site is in Fan Forrest Pinnacle, a famous site for the mountain that is situated 6 metres above the water surface.
Today you can dive in Boulder Island where there are different dive sites and touristic paths where to enjoy postcard panoramas.With a rich wild fauna above and under the water surface, dives, walks, kayak excursions and snorkeling are the activities of the day on this tropical unspoiled and well protected island.
We leave for the first dive from the Bo Wei Island southern rocks, following a small passage to Jar Lann Kyun Village e Kyun Pila East Bay. Jar Lann Kyun is constituted by a small village that hosts a big temple, of the typical shipyards and a crowded fishing transfer port. This place offers an opportunity to those who wants to learn about the Mergui culture.
A short navigation will take us to one of the best dive sites of the archipelago of Mergui, called Three Islets. After the immersion, we head to Salet Galet, a unique fishers town, to explore a beautiful river surrounded by mangroves if the tide allows it.
Leaving early we'll sail with route to the south towards Island 115 to have lunch, to swim and to practice snorkeling. Other 24 nautical miles towards Barewell Passage will take us to our final anchorage in Mergui. We'll sail for the last navigation that will take us back to Kawthaung. If the weather allows it you can swim and enjoy a bit of relax at the beach before the departure.
Day 8: Check-out
Check-out is scheduled in the morning by 09:00.
CLASS: LUXURY - S/Y SHOONER 24 METERS
|Model||24 m shooner|
|Year||1990 (Total refit 2016)|
|Sail area||250 sqm|
|Cabins||3 double + 1 twin beds|
|Berths||6 + crew|
|Extra||Generator, A/C, SUP, Kayak|
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