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Exploring Mergui Archipelago
- The glorious Shwedagon pagoda, heart of Yangon
- Discover the fascinating islands of the Mergui Archipelago
- Meet the local Sea Gypsies (Moken people)
- Enjoy the scenic view of countryside
On this tour we will visit a few of the beautiful islands of southern Myanmar, visit fish farms and an island village, hike through the tropical jungle, meet the local Moken people, and relax on the beach after snorkeling.
Day 1 : Arrival in Yangon and excursion
We welcome you to the land of glittering pagodas. On your arrival, our friendly guide and driver will greet you at the airport and we will then visit the Chauk Htet Kyi reclining Buddha, and then check-in at the hotel for refreshments (check-in time is after 2 pm). Afterwards, we will walk around Kandawgyi Park and take photos of Karaweik Hall with views of Shwedagon Pagoda from a distance. The evening we will spend at the grand Shwedagon Pagoda and afterwards go back to the hotel.
Day 2 : Yangon-Myeik by flight – Myeik city sightseeing
We take an early morning flight to the southern town of Myeik, one of the biggest fishing towns in Myanmar. “Beik”, as the locals call their hometown, produces everything for the fishing industry. We will visit the ship dockyards where they still build the wooden boats like in the old days. One of the main export products is soft shell crabs. We will most likely see the molting the crabs shedding their old shells for brand new ones. We can also taste these crabs at the local snack market. We will continue with a stroll along Myeik’s main street through the colonial quarter. For sunset we have two options: either we take a traditional longtail boat across to Pathaw Pathet Island (10 min, on your own expense) and then walk up a small hill for a magnificent 360 degrees view over the town and nearby island, or we stay in town and mingle with the locals at the Thein Daw Gyi Pagoda. Overnight in Myeik.
Day 3 : Myeik – Kyal Laik Island – Dana Theik Di Island
After breakfast at the hotel, we start our cruising tour to the Mergui Islands. First, we will visit Chester Island, called Kyal Laik by the locals. It takes about 3 or 4 hours cruising time to reach the island. Upon arrival, we will walk on the white sandy beach and do water activities such as swimming and snorkeling. Afterwards we visit Dana Theik Di Island to swim in the crystal clear waters and also enjoy the sunset. While snorkeling we may see cardinalfish, clownfish, surgeonfish, and many other species. You can overnight in a tent on the beach or on the boat as per your preference.
Day 4 : Dana Theik Di Island – Bailey Island – Smart Island – Thayaw Thahan Kyi Island
After having breakfast, we continue on to Bailey Island which is one of the best snorkeling sites where we will have a seafood lunch on the boat. After lunch we continue to Smart Island where we can walk along the beach, sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling among the corals and colorful fish. Afterwards we proceed to Thayaw Thahan Kyi Island where you can overnight in a tent on the beach or on the boat as per your preference.
Day 5 : Thayaw Thahan Kyi Island – Moken Village – Myeik
Today we will explore the beautiful nature and the fascinating life of the Sea Gypsies (Moken people) at Dome Palae Aw Village. The Moken people are experts in diving and living on the sea. After spending time with the Moken people we return to Myeik.
Day 6 : Myeik – Yangon by flight, Yangon shopping
After breakfast at the hotel we will transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, we go to the Bo Gyoke Aung San Market and Junction City for shopping. Both are connected by a walkway bridge. In Bo Gyoke Aung San Market are over 2,000 shops for clothes, gemstones and jewelry, Myanmar traditional arts & crafts, and souvenirs. Junction City is a first class mall with brands from all over the world. Food and drinks are also available. When done, we return to the hotel.
Day 7 : Yangon departure
After breakfast transfer to the Yangon International Airport for your departure flight.
Inclusion And Exclusion
- 4 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
- 2 nights/3 days cruise on with air-conditioned cabin in twin sharing room
- 2 ways domestic flight to (Yangon-Myeik/ Myeik-Yangon)
- Air conditioning car with driver for sightseeing
- All airport to hotels transfers in-out
- English speaking station guide services
- Life jacket
- Snorkeling mask
- Two kayak boats
- Two carrier boats
- Fishing rod 2 sets
- Meals as per program mentioned (B/L/D)
- Tents (if you would like to sleep on the beach)
- First aid kit
- Permission fees
- Entrance fees and zone fees
- Water and refreshment towel on tour
- Toll fee and fuel charges for car
- Government tax and service charges
- Tourist visa
- Personal expenses
- Food and beverages (Except breakfast where mentioned)
- Travel insurance
- Items not mentioned in “services included”