Mergui Archipelago Sailing Experience departing from Khao Lak

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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.

Included in the price

Meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport: Boat, Longtail boat, Minibus, Dinghy
Accommodation: Hotel (2 nights), Overnight boat (6 nights)

Not included

All travellers must pay an additional US$20/day Mergui Archipelago park fee and a US$30 Myanmar Tourist Visa.

Price per Person
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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

Meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport: Boat, Longtail boat, Minibus, Dinghy
Accommodation: Hotel (2 nights), Overnight boat (6 nights)

Extra services
Yacht additional fees

All travellers must pay an additional US$20/day Mergui Archipelago park fee and a US$30 Myanmar Tourist Visa.

Price per Boat
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1516 per Person
or € 14368 entire boat

Your sailing trip

Mergui Archipelago Sailing Experience departing from Khao Lak

Set sail in Myanmar’s stunning Myeik Archipelago

Head off the tourist trail (and seemingly off the map) as you dive headfirst into a Myanmar sailing adventure through the remote Myeik Archipelago. Setting off from the hustle and bustle of Phuket, explore lush rainforest, swim in turquoise waters and chill out on pristine beaches in this tropical paradise. Learn about the Moken, an ethnic minority living in Ma Kyone Galet, cruise through mangrove forests by kayak and snorkel with brightly coloured fish in an underwater wonderland.

 

Why you'll love this trip
Explore Myanmar's unspoilt paradises and remote locations, yet to be discovered by mainstream tourism

Anchor in the calm waters surrounding local islands, where you can kayak, paddle board and snorkel among stunning marine life

Disconnected from the rest of the world, this is the ultimate relaxation holiday. Indulge in freshly prepared meals and loll around in a bean bag as you enjoy spectacular sunsets, and maybe even sleep out on deck under the stars

Sit back and soak up some of the best beaches in the world, and enjoy a barbecue on a secluded stretch of sand with fish caught fresh that day

Embrace the special experience of interacting with the nomadic seafaring community of the Moken

Enjoy the luxury of a superior 46-foot catamaran, with spacious common areas and comfortable cabins and bathrooms. Leave your sleeping gear and beach towel at home, as all of this is provided for you

Itinerary

Day 1
Khao Lak
Sawatdee. Welcome to Khao Lak, situated in Phang Nga Province and along the coast of the Andaman Sea with a backdrop of jungle covered mountains. The name Khao Lak translates as ‘Lak Mountain’ and the mountain is a centrepiece of Khao Lak Ru National Park. You can arrive at any time, as there are no activities planned for today. The closest airport is Phuket which is about an hour and a half away. Notes: The beauty of sailing is that each day is unique and, while we have a destination to reach, if the weather changes or something takes the group’s fancy, we are flexible on the day's itinerary. The itinerary is subject to change and may vary depending on weather and berth availability. Your skipper will make the final call to ensure your safety at all times. Accommodation: Palm Galleria Resort, Khao Lak (1 night) Meals Included: There are no meals included on this day.
Day 2
Days 2-7: Ranong/Thae Yae Island
Around 9 am, transfer to Ranong (approximately 4 hours). Your insurance and next of kin details will be collected on arrival at Ranong. Then take a longtail boat (approximately 30 minutes) to Kawthoung, stopping briefly at a little island for Thai and Burmese immigration purposes. Once in Kawthoung, meet your skipper and board your home for the next week – Zoe. Newly refurbished, this will be your home away from home for the next week. Zoe comes with her own on-board chef who will cook up delicious meals from the galley kitchen. There will also be two very knowledgable and well-spoken Burmese guides on board. Kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling gear are part of the equipment. If relaxing is your thing then you may choose one of the other activities on offer – like simply toasting amazing Andaman Sea sunsets from your hammock or bean bag. Our Burmese guide will sort out formalities in regards to visas and Marine Park fees and once processing is complete, set sail! The isolated Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago is made up of around 800 islands, many deserted, making this an amazing place to explore. The islands' limestone cliffs and dense rainforest meet with vast mangrove stretches and untouched white sand beaches. Underwater, the scenes are just as spectacular with a diversity of marine life and coral reefs. Your first port of call is Tae Yae, approximately 19 NM (nautical miles) away. Cruising along at 8-10 knots it will take around 3 hours. We should arrive just in time for a refreshing sunset swim. A very tasty Asian dinner will be served under the stars for our first night together on board. Perhaps wake early for your first ocean sunrise and morning swim. After breakfast, depending on visibility, we will go for our first snorkel. Today we will sail approx. 25NM north to Nyuang Wee. Here we will stop for lunch, a swim and a paddleboard or kayak excursion. In the evening, you will experience one of the most special sunsets you will ever see. This morning we sail a few hours north towards Lampi Island, where you will get a taste of village life. Bo Cho is home to a Moken village, Ma Kyone Galet, and is the largest island village in the southern Mergui archipelago. Once a permanent nomadic, seafaring people, the Moken spent almost all their time floating on small wooden boats fishing for squid. Like many ethnic minorities in Myanmar, most Moken were forced to relocate to onshore sites during the 1990s. Lampi Island is known as Mother to the Moken people. We will spend the next two days visiting the people, exploring the bird life and the nature. We will engulf ourselves in the sounds and sights of nature as it was and learn more about the Moken and the Burmese people living in this remote region of the archipelago. By now we have become part of the islands. We start our journey back south and after breakfast sail 22NM to Nga Manu (Shark Island). We enjoy a beach BBQ of freshly caught seafood, chicken and salads and spend most of today in the water snorkelling. Shark Bay offers the cleanest water in the inner archipelago with some of the biggest corals to be found. No doubt this is one of the best beaches in the world. Set sail late afternoon to the 115 chain of islands. The island is so called because its peak is 115 metres tall. Enjoy another perfect sunset. Start the day with an easy going jungle walk across the island which will take about 10 – 15 minutes with the local Burmese guide. You may get the chance to meet some local Moken fishermen. Walk along the white sandy beach and wade into the clear turquoise waters. A swim on this pristine beach is a must. A sail of 25NM will take us via Myauk Ni Island and onto our next overnight anchorage in the Barwell Chain of Islands. We will have lunch along the way and then the afternoon will be your last chance to paddle and swim in the crystal clear Myiek Archipelago waters that fringe the islands. Before your last sunset, sail to Thae Yae, the island that was your first port of call and a part of the Barwell Islands, and where the boat drops anchor for the group’s last night on board together and share stories of your amazing week sailing the Archipelago. Accommodation Overnight boat (6 nights) Meals Included Breakfast (6) Lunch (6) Dinner (6)
Day 8
Day 8: Ranong
Sail the 18 NM from Tae Yae to Kawthaung, generally arriving around 12pm. Say farewell to your skipper and cook, and travel in a long-tail boat with your guide to re-enter Thailand via Ranong. From here, transfer by private vehicle back to Khao Lak. The guide will stay in Ranong, so you will be unaccompanied for this leg of the journey. You should hopefully be back in Khao Lak by 5 pm. In the evening, perhaps enjoy a final meal with your fellow travellers and celebrate this wonderful Myanmar sailing adventure. Accommodation: Palm Galleria Resort, Khao Lak (1 night) Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 9
Day 9: Phuket
There are no activities planned today and you're free to leave the hotel any time before 10am (checkout time). Transfers to the airport or Phuket town can be organised with the hotel reception. Meals Included: Breakfast

Cruise price details

Price per person

€ 2165.71 € 1516

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

Entire yacht price

€ 17960 € 14368

Book the entire yacht for a private trip

Yacht

Catamaran

Enjoy the luxury of a superior 46-foot catamaran

With spacious common areas and comfortable cabins and bathrooms. Leave your sleeping gear and beach towel at home, as all of this is provided for you. A zodiac is used to transport passengers from the boat to the mainland, with landings taking place at piers (dry landings) as well as on beaches (wet landings). Zodiacs can sometimes be awkward to climb in and out of, but a sense of humour and can-do attitude is all you need. Due to the size of the yachts, sound carries easily from one side to the other and can wake your fellow travellers. Please keep this in mind if you’re planning to have a late night.

Yacht
Model
2005 Catamaran
Length
15 m
Yacht services
Tender size
3.5 m
Air conditioning
No
Snorkeling equipment
No
Fishing equipment
No
Toys on board
No
Accommodations
Places
8
Standard double cabins
4
Bathrooms
4
Private Bathrooms
Yes
Crew
2
Chef on board
Yes

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Important notes
1. Please provide passport details at time of booking with exact name as per passport (including middle name), as these are essential for booking services on this trip. The passport details provided must match the passport you are travelling on.
2. Parts of this trip will be unaccompanied, see trip notes itinerary for details.
3. All travellers must pay an additional US$20/day Mergui Archipelago park fee and a US$30 Myanmar Tourist Visa.

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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.

Included in the price

Meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport: Boat, Longtail boat, Minibus, Dinghy
Accommodation: Hotel (2 nights), Overnight boat (6 nights)

Not included

All travellers must pay an additional US$20/day Mergui Archipelago park fee and a US$30 Myanmar Tourist Visa.

per Person
-20%
14368

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

Meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport: Boat, Longtail boat, Minibus, Dinghy
Accommodation: Hotel (2 nights), Overnight boat (6 nights)

Extra services
Yacht additional fees

All travellers must pay an additional US$20/day Mergui Archipelago park fee and a US$30 Myanmar Tourist Visa.

per Boat