MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO
EXTENDED CRUISE

Length

9 DAYS

Type of tour

NATURE

Type of service

PRIVATE

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TRIP OVERVIEW

  The Mergui Archipelago is located along the southwest coast of Myanmar and is home to more than 800 islands, mostly uninhabited, white beaches and incredible seabed. It is an extraordinary destination for exploring unspoilt nature, learning about local culture and traditions, relaxing, snorkelling and swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Andaman Sea.

The Mergui Archipelago Extended Cruise is an example of an itinerary that includes 5 days sailing to some of the most beautiful islands in the area, with rich biodiversity, marine life and beautiful seabed. 

Visit Shwedangon Pagoda in Yangon, the most sacred monument in Myanmar, and explore Myeik, one of Myanmar’s largest fishing industries with a strategic role in the economy for over 500 years.

This suggested itinerary can be customised according to your travel needs as well as combined with other routes.

LONG CRUISE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO - map © In Asia Travel

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Length : 9D 8N
From : YANGON
To :YANGON
Destinations : Yangon, Myeik, Mergui archipelago

ITINERARY

01. ARRIVE IN YANGON - CITY TOUR

Shwedagon Pagoda © Gabriele StoiaShwedagon Pagoda

Welcome meeting by our staff upon arrival in Yangon and transfer to the hotel. Afterwards we start our tour with the most important attractions. 

We visit Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha Temple, known for its 72 meters long reclining Buddha statue, one of the largest in Myanmar. 

In the afternoon we continue to the Kandawgyi Park, from where we enjoy a stunning view of the Karaweik barge, the sumptuous palace built in the 70s on a royal barge.

The day ends with the visit to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred in Myanmar. The massive bell of the stupa is gold-plated while the very top is tipped with diamonds, rubies, sapphires and topazes. An absolute must-see and the best spot to start this incredible journey to Myanmar

Included : Private pick up from them airport, tour guide, tickets, private transportation and hotel

02. MYEIK

Strand Road - Myeik © Gabriele Stoia - In Asia TravelStrand Road – Myeik

After breakfast transfer to the airport for the domestic flight to Myeik, one of the largest fishing industries in Myanmar with a strategic role in the economy for over 500 years. Everything needed for the fishing industry is produced here. Once known simply as Mergui, Myeik is home to several buildings dating back to the British colonial period.

We visit a factory where wooden boats are still made according to traditional methods. At the end we visit a workshop specialised in processing “soft-shell crabs”, one of the most exported products.

In the afternoon we continue our visits to the colonial district of Myeik. The most significant street is Strand Road, on the waterfront, where most of the economic activity is focused, where the night market takes place, and where we find the main restaurants with a vibrant atmosphere.

At the end of the day, we have two options:

– excursion on board of a long tail boat to the Pathaw Pathet island and hike to the top of the hill to watch the incredible 360˚ view of the city and the islands of the archipelago.

– walk into town to Thein Daw Gyi Pagoda to immerse ourselves in the everyday lifestyle.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, tour guide, domestic flight, tickets and private transportation 

03. 1˚day CRUISE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO

Beach Mergui ArchipelagoBeach Mergui Archipelago

Private boat trip exploring some of the islands of the Mergui Archipelago, snorkelling in the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, relaxing on the beautiful beaches and trekking through the jungle.

There are many possible itineraries. Here below is an example of route that can be customised.

At 8.00 am we embark at Myeik jetty and sail to Mee Sein Island.
Fish lunch on board. 

Arrival at 01:30 pm. Free time to swim, snorkelling and relax.

Afterwards we continue to Kunn Thee Island.

*Overnight stay on board in a private cabine (or in a tent on the island)

Included : Cabin boat or tent, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tour guide

04. 2˚DAY CRUISE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO

Seabed East Sular IslandSeabed East Sular Island

After breakfast we continue the cruise to East Sular Island, one of the best spot for snorkelling.

Fish lunch on board.

In the afternoon we transfer to Dana Theik Di Island. The island is known for its rock formations and incredible seabed, perfect for snorkelling. Trekking enthusiasts can enjoy a short hike through the jungle.

*Overnight stay on board in a private cabine (or in a tent on the island)

Included : Cabin boat or tent, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tour guide 

05. 3˚DAY CRUISE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO

Kyail Laik IslandKyail Laik Island

After breakfast we continue the cruise to Chester Island, also known as ‘Kyal Laik Island‘, famous for its seabed, beautiful corals and colourful marine life.

Arrival at 10am. Free time to relax.

Fish lunch at the island.

In the afternoon we continue to Sular Kha Mouk Island, with rich biodiversity and marine life. Afterwards we continue to Bailey Island.

*Overnight stay on board in a private cabine (or in a tent on the island)

Included : Cabin boat or tent, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tour guide 

06. 4˚DAY CRUISE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO

After breakfast we continue the cruise to Smart Island, for snorkelling and relax.

Fish lunch at the island.

In the afternoon we continue to Thayaw Thahan Kyi Island

*Overnight stay on board in a private cabine (or in a tent on the island)

Included : Cabin boat or tent, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tour guide  

07. 5˚DAY CRUISE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO - MYEIK

Moken VillageMoken Village

At approximately 10.30am we sail to the Moken Nyaung Mai village to meet the locals and observe their daily lifestyle.

After lunch we depart for Myeik.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, lunch, tour guide 

08. FLIGHT TO YANGON AND VISITS

Bogyoke Aung San MarketBogyoke Aung San Market

After breakfast transfer to the airport in time for the domestic flight to Yangon.

Next, we go to the Bogyoke Aung San Market, or “Scott Market“, one of the largest bazaars in Yangon where over 2000 merchants sell clothes, precious stones, traditional handicrafts and souvenirs.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, tour guide, domestic flight and private transportation 

09. YANGON - DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight.

Included : Breakfast and private transfer to the airport

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