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Retreat Lux Adventure to Mergui Archipelago
- Offer prayer at the glorious Shwedagon pagoda, heart of Yangon.
- Discover the fascinating islands of Mergui Archipelago
- Learn the lifestyle of Sea Gypsy
- Visit the genuine destination
- Relax and get energized after trip
On this tour, we will visit beautiful islands of southern Myanmar, acquire new knowledge about fish farms, explore around beautiful island villages, hike through the tropical jungle, enjoy snorkeling in the crystal clear water of Mergui and relax on the warm white sandy beach.
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). Afterward, we will walk around Kandawgyi Park and take photos of Karaweik Hall with views of Shwedagon Pagoda from a distance. In the evening, we will spend at the grand Shwedagon Pagoda and afterward go back to the hotel.
Day 2 : Yangon-Myeik by Flight, explore around Myeik
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 to see the crabs molting 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 long-tail boat across Pathaw Pathet Island (10 min, on your own expense) and then walk up a small hill for a magnificent 360 degrees view of the town and nearby island, or we stay in town and mingle with the locals at the Thein Daw Gyi Pagoda. Lastly, we will stay overnight at the Grand Jade Hotel in Myeik.
Day 3 : Myeik – KyalLaik 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. Afterward, 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 – ThayawThahan 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, do sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling among the corals and colorful fishes. 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 : ThayawThahan 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 day
After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to the airport for the flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, we go to the Bogyoke Aung San Market and Junction City for shopping. Both are connected by a walkway bridge. In Bogyoke Aung San Market, there 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
When you fly out of Yangon, our driver will transfer you from the hotel to the airport.
Inclusion And Exclusion
- 4 nights hotel accommodation in above-mentioned hotels with daily breakfast
- 2 Nights/3 days cruise on with the air-conditioned cabin in twin sharing room
- (2) ways domestic flight to (Yangon-Myeik/ Myeik-Yangon)
- Good air conditioned cars with driver for sightseeing
- All airport – hotels/ hotel – airport transfer in-out
- A standby Chief Memories Creator (guide)
- 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
- Lots of love and smiles
- Tourist visa
- Personal expenses
- Food and beverages
- Travel insurance
- Items not mentioned in “services included”