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Discover the unspoiled paradise of the Mergui Archipelago and make your dream come true!

The Andaman Sea is famous for its beauty.  In many ways it represents the quintessential postcard-perfect paradise of reef-fringed islands floating in turquoise water. Its coastlines are characterized by powdery white beaches and thick coconut groves, while the monsoons retreat each year to reveal lush forests and clear blue skies. Located along Myanmar’s far southern edge, the Mergui Archipelago – also called the Myeik Archipelago – comprises around 800 uninhabited islands. The region is known as the home of the Moken’; nomadic sea-faring people who spend half the year at sea, and this beautiful cluster of Andaman islands only opened to tourism as recently as 2006, with much of the area yet mapped and completely untouched by development. The area’s relative isolation has helped conserve its natural beauty, and as a result the Mergui islands are richly bio-diverse with rain forests, mangroves, and pristine marine and coastal ecosystems framed by striking limestone cliffs. Abundant native animal species thrive in its waters and on land.

 

The Archipelago lies north of Thailand, on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula, and consists of more than 800 islands of different size and shape, sizing up to hundreds of square kilometers! The local people are mostly fishermen of the Moken, a tribe of Sea Gypsies. The Moken are a sea-dwelling people, living on many islands in the Andaman Sea, such as Surin island and Koh Lipe even further south. They follow their traditional way of life since centuries. Their live is based on fishing, building boats, catching crabs an collecting food.a stunning wildlife covers many of the islands you are about to visit. You can find boar, deer, monkeys and a bewildering selection of tropical birds including a rare type of horn bill.

 

Myeik Archipelago 5 Days” is a Fabulous short cruise to Mergui Archipelago. During this trip you will visit Bo Cho IslandGreat Swinton Island, Lampi Island and Macleod Island. Snorkel in crystal clear waters and enjoy unspoiled nature of lonely islands and deserted paradise beaches.

Myeik archipelago island

Myeik archipelago island.

DAY 1: DEPARTURE DAY: KAWTHAUNG – THE THREE ISLETS

Your guide will meet you at the airport/ pier in Kawthaung and transfer you to your boat for check in. Along the way, observe the bustling border town. If you are interested and if time permits, you may take part in a short sightseeing tour (optional).

Stroll through the lively market near the Jetty, visit the famous Victoria Point, the most southern tip of Myanmar’s mainland, photo stop at the King Bayint Naung statue. Visit the Pyi Daw Aye Pagoda with scenic views across the river to Ranong and finish the tour with a short drive through the fishermen settlements on the out skirts of the town. Overnight cruise to The Three Islets.

  • Meals included: lunch, dinner
  • Overnight stay: cruising

Myeik Archipelago

Myeik Archipelago.

DAY 2: THE THREE ISLETS – BO CHO ISLAND

Wake up with a stunning view at The Three Islets. After breakfast, swim and snorkel with tons of fishes through the crystal-clear water. Later follow our guide through the lush tropical jungle to a small beach, where you can find a lot of beautiful shells swapped in from the ocean.

During lunchtime we will cruise to the largest sea gypsy settlement in the area on Bo Cho Island. Be prepared to get surrounded by curious kids. Bring some small gifts and be even more overwhelmed by their warm welcome. Walk through the village and take scenic pictures from the Pagoda located on the hill overlooking the entire village. Chill-out on board and observe the daily life of the almost extinct sea-gypsies.

  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight stay: at Bo Cho Island

Myeik Archipelago

Myeik Archipelago.

DAY 3: BO CHO ISLAND – SHARK CAVE – GREAT SWINTON ISLAND

Early morning we depart to famous dive site called Shark Cave for scuba diving / snorkeling. We will try to fish some fresh seafood for dinner on our way to the beautiful Great Swinton Island. The rest of the day is all yours: take the sea kayak and cross the bay to a small islet or trek through the mangroves to the other side of the island. Enjoy the magnificent views or discover what kind of corals and fishes you can find underwater.

  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight stay: at Great Swinton Island

mergui archipelago

Myeik Archipelago.

DAY 4: GREAT SWINTON ISLAND – BOLDER ISLAND – MACLEOD ISLAND

After breakfast we will continue further south to reach Bolder Island. Climb around the vast granite boulders and rock formations and find some ideal backdrops for your photo album. Explore the various secluded beaches and take a sunbath on one of them.

Return to the boat and eat as much as you like from the absolutely delicious food. Late afternoon relax in our cozy cushion corner and enjoy the fresh sea breeze, while we reach our last island in our odyssey. Tonight we will have a BBQ dinner on-shore special prepared for us at Nabucco’s Andaman Resort on Macleod Island. Grant yourself a sun downer at the exotic cocktail bar and watch the amazing sunsets of the archipelago.

  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight stay: at Macleod Island

Mergui Myanmar

Myeik Archipelago.

DAY 5: MACLEOD ISLAND – KAWTHAUNG

Walk up to the viewpoint and catch a amazing view over the bay. For those, who booked the trip with the SUN & SEA extension the cruise will end here. When the time comes, return to the boat and cruise back to Kawthaung.

  • Meals included: breakfast

Note: The route depends on the weather conditions, flight availability, tidal movements and political situation.

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What’s Included In Trip Costing

  • Full-board accommodation in Twin shared cabins onboard.
  • Soft Drinks, Water Tea and Coffee on MV Sea Gypsy.
  • Free use of sea kayaks and snorkelling equipment.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour around Kawthaung.
  • English speaking Tour Leader. (Other language speaking guides available against surcharge)

Not Included In Trip Costing

  • Mergui Archipelago and Visa Fees.
  • International airfares.
  • Expenditures of personal nature, such as: alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, tip for crew etc.
  • Services not mentioned above.
  • Trip cancellation and medical insurance.


Extension

Guests are able to extend their trip to the Mergui Archipelago at the Andaman Resort on McLeod Island or at the Andaman Club / Casino & Golf Resort at Kawthaung or maybe with one of our amazing land programs within Myanmar.