SHORT CRUISE
MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO

Length

7 DAYS

Type of tour

NATURE

Type of service

PRIVATE

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TRIP OVERVIEW

The Mergui Archipelago, along the south east coast of Myanmar, home to more than 800 mostly uninhabited islands, white beaches and incredible seabed: an amazing destination to explore the pristine nature, experience the culture and local traditions, relax, snorkelling, and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea.

Long Cruise Mergui Archipelago is an example of 7 days tour includes 3 days sailing among the most beautiful islands rich of fascinating natural biodiversity.

Visit the Shwedangon Pagoda in Yangon, the most sacred monument of Myanmar, and explore Myeik, one of the fishermen’s larger towns in the country, with a strategic business role for over 500 years.

This example itinerary can be customized according to actual travel needs and can be combined with other routes.

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Length : 7D 6N
From : YANGON
To :YANGON
Destinations : Yangon, Myeik, Mergui archipelago

ITINERARY

01. ARRIVE IN YANGON - CITY TOUR

Shwedagon Pagoda © Gabriele StoiaShwedagon Pagoda

Arrive in Yangon and visit Chauk Htat Gyi Buddha Temple, known for the 72 meters reclining Buddha statue, among the largest in Myanmar.

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

We end the day at the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred in Myanmar. The massive bell of the stupa is gold-plated and the tip is embellished with diamonds, rubies, sapphires and topazes. An unmissable show and the most suitable place to end your journey.

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

In the early morning we catch the domestic flight to Myeik, one of the largest fishing towns around Myanmar, with a strategic business for over 500 years. Here it is produced everything needed for the fishing industry. Once simply known as Mergui, still has a number of buildings dating from the British colonial period.

Visit to a factory where wooden boats are still made according to traditional methods. At the end we visit a laboratory specializing in the processing of soft shell crabs, one of the most exported products.

In the afternoon we continue the visits to Myeik colonial district. The most important street is Strand Road, on the seafront, where the greatest number of activities are concentrated and where the night market and the main restaurants with a vibrant atmosphere are located.

At the end of the day we have 2 options:
– excursion on a long tail boat to Pathaw Pathet island (10 minutes) and walk up the hill to enjoy the incredible 360˚ view of the city and the islands of the archipelago
– walk in the town to Thein Daw Gyi Pagoda to immerse yourself in the local daily life.

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

03. 1˚day CRUISE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO

Kyail Laik IslandKyail Laik Island

Private boat cruise(*) at Mergui Archipelago for an amazing snorkelling experience in the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, relax on the beautiful beaches and jungle trekking. The possible routes are manifold. Below is an example of itinerary that it can be customized.
*overnight in the cabine on the boat or in tent on the islands

At 08.00 am we board at Myeik pier and sail to Chester Island, also known as Kyail Laik Island. The island is known for its beautiful corals and the colourful marine life.

Seafood lunch on board.

Arrival at 1.30 pm and free time to relax. 
In the afternoon we continue to Dana Theik Di Island, well known for the various rock formations and boasts one of the best spots for snorkelling. For hiking enthusiasts can enjoy a short hike into the jungle.

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

04. 2˚DAY CRUISE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO

Seabed East Sular IslandSeabed East Sular Island

Around 9 am we depart from Dana Theik Di Island to Bailey Island, one of the best spot for snorkelling.

Seafood lunch on board. 

In the afternoon we continue to Smart Island to enjoy free time on the beach and snorkelling. Afterwards we proceed to Thayaw Thahan Kyi island.

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

05. 3˚DAY CRUISE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO - MYEIK

Moken VillageMoken Village

Around 10.30 am  breakfast we continue to Dome Palae Aw Moken village where we meet the people and observe their daily life.

After lunch we return to Myeik.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, lunch, tour guide 

06. MYEIK - YANGON

Bogyoke Aung San MarketBogyoke Aung San Market

After breakfast transfer by domestic flight to Yangon.

Upon arrival visit Bogyoke Aung San Market, or “Scott Market”, one of the largest bazaars in Yangon where over 2000 merchants sell clothes, precious stones, traditional crafts and souvenirs. 

Free time for any purchases and to immerse yourself in the local daylife.

Included : Hotel, breakfast, tour guide and private transportation 

07. YANGON - DEPARTURE

Transfer to airport for departure flight.

Included : Breakfast and private transfer to the airport

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