Luxury Cruise around the Mergui Archipelago (5 Days)
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Tour Style: Adventure
Duration: 5 Days
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Be among the first people to explore the pristine Mergui archipelago of 800 islands and its crystal clear waters in the South of Myanmar. The Mergui (Myeik) Archipelago was closed to outsiders for nearly 50 years. Many of the islands remain completely untouched and have not been thoroughly researched and are likely to have some undiscovered species of flora and fauna. On the shores of some islands are nomadic Salone (Moken) sea gypsy villages that live off the sea and move from island to island. You will see many colorful fish while snorkeling in the warm and clear waters of the Andaman Sea and also have opportunities to explore the islands interiors as well as to relax and unwind. This is truly a get-away-from-it-all trip with minimal connections to outside world, so be prepared to be offline and off your phone for full the duration of your sailing trip.    


Brief Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival Kawthaung

Day 2: Lampi Island – Clara Island

Day 3: Pila Island

Day 4: Frost – Potter Islands

Day 5: Zadetkyi Island

Day 1: Arrival Kawthaung
You meet your fellow travelers at the Kawthaung immigration pier or the agreed-upon pick-up point. The crew assists guests with any necessary immigration procedures in Kawthaung and you will be transfer to the yacht, where you have a welcome drink on board, as well as a boat orientation and safety briefing. You then set sail to Hasting Island where you dock for the night and enjoy dinner on the beach.

Day 2: Lampi Island – Clara Island
You wake up to the beauty of a pristine island in front of us and take a morning swim before breakfast. Today you sail to Lampi Island, the largest island in the region with many beautiful bays and beaches. Lampi is a protected area and is considered to be one of the most amazing islands of the archipelago. Lunch will be served on board and in the afternoon you visit the nomadic ‘Salone/ Moken’ sea gypsy village. Salone people are skilled divers and are able hold their breath for a very long time. From Lampi you continue sailing to Clara Island and make a dinghy excursion into a nearby mangrove forest. Dinner will be served on board.


Day 3: Pila Island
After having breakfast on board, you sail from Clara to Pila Island and enjoy the sea journey hoping there will be good wind to get some exhilarating sailing action. Your crew will prepare a BBQ lunch on Pila Island’s long beach. In the afternoon you can enjoy snorkeling and/or a jungle walk. As the sun sets on the horizon it’s time for a sundowner onboard. Dinner will be served on board.


Day 4: Frost – Potter Islands
After your have breakfast on board and then set sail early morning towards the Mid Group, where you explore its small islands, hidden coves and beaches. In the afternoon You visit Frost and Potter Islands, famous for their large fig trees by the beautiful white beaches.


Day 5: Zadetkyi Island
You take a long, leisurely sail towards Zadetkyi Island with its beautiful bays and beaches. Here you will explore the reefs and their underwater wildlife. Dinner party on board.


Day 6: Depart for Kawthaung
Today you set sail on your return to Kawthaung, arriving by noon.



* 6 days 5 nights cruise with stops and visits as detailed above

* 3 full meals per day and non-alcoholic-beverages

* Water, fuel, electricity, dinghy, snorkeling equipment, fishing equipment, sea   kayak

* Service of crew during cruise

* Fees of local guide and interpreter on board

* Vessel Insurance



* Other services not mentioned in package

* Alcoholic beverages

* Visa, Immigration and other government fees

* Domestic airfare from Yangon – Kawthaung – Yangon

* Transfer to and from meeting point at Kawthaung immigration pier

* Personal health insurance and other personal insurance

* Other personal expenses

* Tips for crewmembers


Our sailing yacht
This is a classic wooden two-master and was consturcted in 1998 as a private luxury yacht and has been reconditioned in 2012. The sailing yacht measures 85ft (25m) long.    

All cabins have electricity, fans and are fully air-conditioned for optimal temperature control. Cabins each have private bathrooms with showers and Western-style toilets. There is a generous dining area and kitchen in the gallery. The spacious upper deck provides for two shaded dining and seating areas as well as the cockpit in the rear areas and plenty of room for relaxing, sun-bathing or playing in the front and on the galley. The yacht has an experienced European skipper, a Myanmar guide and interpreter, a chef and a deckhand. The sailing yacht is fully equipped with safety gear meeting international standards.


Boat features

• 4 guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms and toilets

• Air-conditioning

• Modern safety and navigational equipment

• VHF radio and satellite phone

• Snorkeling and fishing gear

• Sea kayak and dinghy boat

• Library, games, good sound system, flat screen TV

• Generators, 12 V / 24 V / 220 V

• Fresh water maker and 4,500 l water tank

• BBQ and dishwasher

• Crew: Austrian captain, Thai chef and 2 sailors

• A fully stocked bar


a)        Departure on Saturdays during our cruising season with a minimum of 2 confirmed passengers

b)        The details of the itinerary are examples and subject to change. For safety reasons and according to weather or other local conditions, the details of the program may be amended without prior notice.

c)         Departure is at noon on Saturdays. Return is around midday on Thursdays. Meeting point is the Kawthaung immigration pier at 11:30 latest or if no other arrangement has been made.

d)        Party A can help organise transport upon request to Kawthaung (Myanmar) immigration pier on Saturday mornings form Phuket Airport by car, Ranong ferry pier by long tail boat or from Ranong Airport by car (all 3 in Thailand) or from Kawthaung Airport by car and return drop-off trip on Thursday afternoons. Upon request Party A can also help organise private charter flights to Kawthaung Airport.

e)        Our sailing yacht has 2 twin share cabin (DBL) and 2 twin bed (TWN) cabins. All cabins can be booked with a single supplement. Guests can also book the spacious triple stateroom instead of one of the 4 regular cabins. The triple stateroom can only be booked per cabin.

f)         The maximum number of passengers is 9 persons in 4 cabins. Our sailing yacht does not accommodate children under the age of 12.

g)        Guests need to ensure that they have all necessary visas for Myanmar and potentially for Thailand before arrival, in case these are required and if they cannot be obtained on arrival. Upon request, Party A will help obtain visas on arrival for Myanmar in Kawthaung. Visa fees are to be paid by the guests.

h)        The government charges foreign visitors a fee for entering the Mergui Archipelago and are to be paid by the guests to immigration authorities before boarding. These fees are not included in the cruise price. At time of writing the fees varied between 150-250 USD per person. The cost of government fees is subject to changes and will be communicated according to Party A’s best knowledge upon booking.

i)         As in all tropical climates, the natural conditions can cause hazards or annoyances, which guests should avoid by ensuring proper dress and using simple protection. After booking, Party A will provide guests with a list of recommendations on what to bring.

j)         There is a medium risk of malaria and other tropical diseases in the area. Guests are recommended to inform themselves about vaccination etc. before departure.

k)        Private charters with flexible cruising duration and itinerary can be booked on request.

  This tour is private and can be tailor-made to suit your travel needs. As a result the price is quoted in US dollars and shown on a per-person basis. The ‘Price From’ quoted is for a party of 6 to 8 people and for accommodation in 3 star hotels. The final price will be privately quoted, based on the number in your party, your preferred time of travel, grade of hotel and any additional services requested. Please click on the BOOK NOW button and fill in the booking form, after which one of our travel consultants will customize the best value holiday for you.


We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina particularly, hotel price makes up most of the cost of your holiday in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. All of our prices are calculated on a twin-shared basis. As a guide, Travel Loops defines hotel grades as follows:

>>Superior Level (3 star hotels in good locations): > 60 USD/room/night
>>Deluxe Level (4 star hotels): > 110 USD/room/night
>>Luxury Level (5 star hotels): > 180 USD/room/night


Price based on twin shared accommodation.
Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
More people means more discount. Please enquire for more details


Description Price per person in USD 
Group Size 2 3-5 6-8 9-12 13++ Single Supplement
Superior (3*) $ $ $ $ $ $
Deluxe (4*)            
Luxury (5*)            


Luxury Cruise around the Mergui Archipelago (5 Days)
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