Mergui Archipelago Sailing Yacht Tour

21 December 2019 - 26 December 2019

  • Burma, Myanmar
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Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Cabin type
Use
Price/person
All cabins
Shared
€ 2553
Included in the price

Crew

All on-board multi-course meals

All non-alcoholic drinks

Snorkeling equipment

Fishing gear

Kayaking and dinghy

All transfers around Ranong/Kawthaung the arrival & departure day of the cruise

Not included € 280 / person

The visitor fee the government of Myanmar asks foreigners to pay, this fee is USD 310 per person.

Price per Person
2553

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Included in the price

Crew

All on-board multi-course meals

All non-alcoholic drinks

Snorkeling equipment

Fishing gear

Kayaking and dinghy

All transfers around Ranong/Kawthaung the arrival & departure day of the cruise

Extra services
Yacht additional fees

The visitor fee the government of Myanmar asks foreigners to pay, this fee is USD 310 per person.

Price per Boat
20500
From
2553 per Person
or € 20500 entire boat

Your trip

Mergui Archipelago Sailing Yacht Tour

Be part of an amazing catamaran sailing cruise in the enchanting Mergui Archipelago in the south of Myanmar and explore an untouched world.

When planning a sailing vacation the destination is the most important factor to take in consideration, so we want you to picture yourself walking along beautiful wide beaches edged by palm trees and a green jungle plants. Or immersed in a snorkeling adventure amid colourful fishes and dream of days spent collecting seashells on the shore with eagles diving above, gibbons watching from the thickets and monitor lizards sunbathing on the rocks, while a sundowner cocktail is being mixed for you by the crew on board the yacht anchored in Myanmar’s splendid waters. Best of all: you have this entire experience to yourself.

You can sail for days on end, enjoy your snorkeling cruise and not see a soul except the odd fisherman, most probably one of the traditional inhabitants of the Mergui Archipelago: the Moken, a people who live off, and on the sea.

Are you ready to start your sailing cruise in the most untouched and wild part of the world?


Are you ready to meet the Mokens? Sometimes called “sea- gypsies”, this ethnic minority group leads a traditional, semi- nomadic lifestyle, dominated by diving for sea cucumbers, fishing and bartering. Over the generations, they have adapted to their environment and developed incredible skills useful for a life lived partly underwater. Moken divers often descend to depths of more than 20 meters without oxygen tanks! Want to try and best them?

 

 

For private Mergui Archipelago sailing charters are valid the following rates, and you can ask the trip organizer for a personalized itinerary and period:

 

Winter Season (Oct - May)

1-6 guests: EUR 2,280/night 

7-8 guests: EUR 2,600/night 

 

New Year’s Season (21 Dec - 10 Jan)

1-6 guests: EUR 2,680/night 

7-8 guests: EUR 2,900/night

 

Itinerary

Day 1
Boarding to Kawthaung
Noon - After the welcome aboard your yacht will set sail toward Barwell island and we will spend time swimming before sunset, cocktail and dinner on board.
Day 2
Tang La Bo island
After the breakfast, sail to Tang La Bo island for some amazing snorkeling spots and strolling on the pristine beach. Lunch on board and set sail toward Pony island. Birdwhatching (toukan, hornbill & seaeagles) and ample swimming time before sunset. Anchor and overnight in one of the bays of Nyaung Wee island.
Day 3
Lampi National Park
We set sail toward Lampi National Park, and according to the tide we either visit the mangrove or set out for an excusion of the Moken village. Overnight anchor near the quiet bay of Pulo Bunai island where you can sometimes watch bioluminescent plankton at night.
Day 4
Kyun Pila island
After breakfast, sail toward Kyun Pila island for a full day of snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and fishing. After visiting long beach your crew will set up a bonfire followed by sparkling sunset cocktails on the beach. (Option: Scuba diving available at Pila island on request).
Day 5
Taung Lo Bo or Kyun Pya Gui
Breakfast on board, sail to 115 island, trekking in the jungle & lunch. Sail and quick stop to Taung Lo Bo or Kyun Pya Gui depending on the wind and tide. Special Farewell dinner around Hasting Bay.

Price details

Price per person

€ 2553

Accomodation on selected shared cabin, check out single use and details

Minimum guests for departure

1 person

Departure is guaranteed.

Entire yacht price

€ 20500

Book the entire yacht for a private trip

Calendar

Yacht

Sailing Ketch

Our flagship is called Meta IV. Designed by the naval architect Thomas E. Colvin, the vessel has a graceful shape and a robust hull. She is constituted entirely of Thai teak, one of the most used woods for building classic boats.

This Sailing Ketch was constructed in 1998 as a private yacht for a Swiss businessman who made his fortune in hotels. In 2010, the Austrian skipper Herbert Mayrhauser found her at a pier in Phuket and immediately fell in love. After two years of intensive restoration work and refitting, Meta IV started her new life as a luxury charter vessel in the fall of 2012.

 

She measures 85 feet in length or 25 metres. That's longer than the Santa Maria, the boat that Columbus sailed into history when he discovered the Americas. In fact, with all her space, you could almost forget you were holidaying on a yacht. The sheer size, and the facilities on board, make for a holiday getaway that your family or friends won't forget.

Yacht
Model
1998 Thomas E. Colvin, USA
Length
25 m
Yacht services
Tender size
5 m
Air conditioning
Yes
Snorkeling equipment
Yes
Fishing equipment
Yes
Toys on board
Yes
Accommodations
Places
8
Double Deluxe cabins
2
Twin cabins
2
Bathrooms
8
Private Bathrooms
Yes
Crew
4
Chef on board
Yes

Activities and Tips

Activities

Nature experience

Explore tropical forests, hiking through valleys and up hills, walk along kilometres of beach with the only foot prints those behind you.

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Organizer tips

Flying to Kawthaung
If you are arriving from within Myanmar, you can book online and fly directly to Kawthaung Airport. We’d be more than happy to help you organise transportation and meet you at the airpor
Flying to Ranong 

Another option is to fly to Ranong Airport. There are daily flights from Bangkok by Nok Air. The airport is well served by local taxi drivers but we can also pick you up from Ranong Airport, of course.
Once you are in Ranong, you will take a longtail boat across the Pakchan River to Kawthaung on the Myanmar side, which takes about 30 minutes. We will help you with the immigration procedures before boarding the yacht.
Arriving via Phuket
Phuket International Airport is a convenient and well-connected place to fly to. From there, it’s a scenic 3 - 4-hour car ride to Ranong, the Thai border town. Here, too, we are happy to assist you.
Do I need to know how to sail?
No. The crew will take care of all the sailing for you while you enjoy your time aboard. Though if you are interested, you may get involved and learn how to sail during your trip!
Will I need a visa for Myanmar?
Yes. Most travellers will get a visa- on-arrival in Myanmar and we will take care of the procedure when you enter the country while you relax or explore.
Is it safe to travel in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago?
Yes, it is! There are no conflicts in our sailing area, nor are there any pirates. There is a mid- level malaria risk in
southern Myanmar and you should take precautions by using mosquito-repellent and wearing long sleeves and trousers if onshore at night (which you are unlikely to be much).
Is it ethically OK to travel to Myanmar?
We think so. A few years things ago,things have started to fundamentally change in Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi has been released. She and her party now embrace individual and ethical tourism by travellers whose money does not go straight into the pockets of the generals. We are here to support just that.
What else should I bring?
You don’t need much. Bring your bathers, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, your camera and you’re pretty much set! It's best to also bring mosquito repellent and you may want to consider bringing anti-malaria tablets. Do remember to get a travel insurance before joining our cruise. On board, you won't need shoes but you can bring flip-flops or reef shoes for beach outings if you want. We provide full lodging, including
bedding, towels, all meals, water and soft drinks. We also provide fishing and snorkelling equipment and first-aid, if necessary.
What's the best season to go?
The best time for sailing is between late October and end of April. You might want to avoid the rainy season which starts in May.
What temperature to expect?
During daytime about 28-32°C. The water temperature will be about 26-29°C.
What kind of food do you serve?
Our chefs specialise in Asian cuisine but also serve Western dishes. Six weeks prior to departure we ask all our guests about their preferences.

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2553

Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Cabin type
Use
Price/person
All cabins
Shared
€ 2553
Included in the price

Crew

All on-board multi-course meals

All non-alcoholic drinks

Snorkeling equipment

Fishing gear

Kayaking and dinghy

All transfers around Ranong/Kawthaung the arrival & departure day of the cruise

Not included € 280 / person

The visitor fee the government of Myanmar asks foreigners to pay, this fee is USD 310 per person.

per Person
20500

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Included in the price

Crew

All on-board multi-course meals

All non-alcoholic drinks

Snorkeling equipment

Fishing gear

Kayaking and dinghy

All transfers around Ranong/Kawthaung the arrival & departure day of the cruise

Extra services
Yacht additional fees

The visitor fee the government of Myanmar asks foreigners to pay, this fee is USD 310 per person.

per Boat