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SAILING THE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO

Set sail from the southern tip of Myanmar to explore the peaceful and unspoilt islands of Mergui. Whether joining a set departure or chartering a private yacht, a journey around these islands reveals deserted beaches, crystal clear tepid waters, and dense coastal jungle pierced by the colours of exotic birds and the calls of scampering macaques. There is also the opportunity to meet the Moken 'Sea Gypsies', the semi-nomadic people who call the region home.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Island hopping on beautiful, comfortable yachts with experienced crews
  • Exploring pristine coastal jungle bursting with wildlife
  • Snorkelling, swimming and fishing from the boat
  • Dining on deserted beaches under a starry sky
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ED GRANVILLE

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  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Set Sail to Barwell Island

    On arrival at the airport in Ranong or Kawthoung you will be met and transferred to board your yacht. After a welcome drink the boat will sail northwest from Kawthoung, the southern tip of Myanmar, towards Barwell Island. There you can spend the evening on the beach or swimming before dinner and drinks back on board.

    Overnight: SY Meltemi or SY Meta IV or SY Raja Laut

  3. Day 2 Islands 115 and 88

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and swim before the boat begins its passage to Island 115, a place often frequented by the Moken sea gypsies, semi-nomadic people who move with the tides and survive by fishing, trading and bartering. In the afternoon you will reach the Mid Group of islands. If time permits, there will be a dinghy excursion into the dense mangrove forest on Island 88 before an evening swim and atmospheric dinner.

    Overnight: SY Meltemi or SY Meta IV or SY Raja Laut

  4. Day 3 Nyaung Wee Island

    Your boat will sail slowly to the little village on Nyaung Wee Island, where you can visit the local sea gypsy settlement. After lunch, it's onwards to Great Swinton Island for a walk through the coastal jungle and along a large, sweeping beach usually dotted with beautiful shells. There will also be time to visit the Buddhist monastery, snorkel in crystal clear waters and enjoy sun downers on deck before dinner. After dark, look out for the bioluminescent plankton that inhabit these waters.

    Overnight: SY Meltemi or SY Meta IV or SY Raja Laut

  5. Day 4 Ohway - Lann Kyun 

    Early this morning set sail to Ohway Island for the archipelago's best snorkelling and fishing. The colourful reef is bursting with multi-coloured soft and hard corals and tropical fish in numbers. After lunch, voyage to Jar Lann Kyun and anchor in its large and impressive fjord before heading to see hornbills in the mangrove forest at dusk and enjoying dinner on board.

    Overnight: SY Meltemi or SY Meta IV or SY Raja Laut

  6. Day 5 Za Det Nge

    The long sail to Za Det Nge Island is rewarded with paradisiacal bays and beaches, and there will be chance to stretch your legs when you stop at the equally beautiful Rhino Island along the way. Today will be a leisurely day with plenty of time to relax on the beach, ending with a special farewell dinner on deck this evening.

    Overnight: SY Meltemi or SY Meta IV or SY Raja Laut

  7. Day 6 Back to Kawthaung

    The yacht will set sail early for the journey back to Kawthaung. Enjoy a casual brunch on deck as you admire the scenery and then disembark and make your way back to the airport for you onward journey.

  8. Depart

Currency
Mid £ 2,356 $ 3,291 € 2,787
High £ 3,160 $ 4,413 € 3,738

BOOKING NOTES

  • Different yachts are scheduled for different sailings throughout the season
  • The season in the Mergui is from mid-October to mid-May
  • Private yacht charters are possible from £1,775 per night

INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Full Board including soft drinks.
  • Use of the dinghy, sea kayak, snorkelling and fishing kit.
  • Fuel & electric power on board.
  • Services of the expert crew.
  • Shared transfers between Kawthaung or Ranong airport and the yacht.
  • Government fees for entering the Mergui Archipelago.

EXTRAS

  • International flights.
  • Alcoholic beverages consumed on board.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Travel insurance and visa fees.
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