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Myanmar Cruises

Sailing Myeik Archipelego - 8 Days / 7 Nights

Isolated and unspoiled, the 800 islands of the Myeik Archipelago are the dramatic setting for this 8-day sailing tour. Off the southeastern coast of the country, just across the border from Thailand, you will set off on a multi-day cruise to Myanmar's best kept secret. Underwater this area promises scenic reefs and a multitude of marine life while above water you have jungle-filled islands and pristine beaches to explore.

Overview
Isolated and unspoiled, the 800 islands of the Myeik Archipelago are the dramatic setting for this 8-day sailing tour. Off the southeastern coast of the country, just across the border from Thailand, you will set off on a multi-day cruise to Myanmar's best kept secret. Underwater this area promises scenic reefs and a multitude of marine life while above water you have jungle-filled islands and pristine beaches to explore.

Your Myanmar package tour begins with a day of cultural exploration in the vibrant city of Yangon before a short flight takes you to the sleepy fishing town of Kawthaung. The afternoon is spent exploring the local markets and teashops or you can just relax on the seafront if preferred.

The following morning your specially designed sail boat will wait for your arrival at the harbor. Enjoy lunch onboard as you glide through the pristine sea heading toward Myauk Phyu Island. Swim, snorkel and kayak around the island, exploring at will. Then it's off to Macleod Island, famed for its beautiful coral reefs, white sandy beaches and tropical rain forest flora. The following day begins with a spectacular sailing voyage to Say Tan Island. A great island to trek through, Say Tan is famous for its wild monkeys that are often seen playing on the beach.

Over the next two days, the boat will continue winding its way through the chain of islands stopping for swimming, trekking, snorkeling and kayaking. Onboard you will be treated to delicious fresh-cooked meals and comfortable cabins with immaculate facilities and plenty of deck space from which you can enjoy the views.

 

Detail itinerary
Day 1 - Yangon
Spend your first day sightseeing with your personal guide that collects you from your hotel. Visit the mighty Shwedagon and revered Kyaukhtatgyi pagodas. Spend the afternoon relaxing in Kandawagyi park, a lush green oases in the centre of Yangon.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 2 - Yangon - Kawthaung (B)
This morning transfer to Yangon airport for a short flight to Kawthaung. The remainder of the day is spent at your leisure exploring this sleepy fishing town and its markets or just relaxing by the waterfront.

Overnight in Kawthaung.

Day 3 - Kawthaung - Myauk Phyu Island (B,L,D)
After breakfast a cruise representative will collect you and transfer to the jetty to start your four night cruise. The luxurious sail boat contains 3 air conditioned cabins and plenty of deck space to relax and enjoy the views from. Sail to Myauk Phyu Island across the pristine seas before enjoying dinner on board the boat.

Overnight onboard near Myauk Phyu Island

Day 4 - Myauk Phyu - Macleod Island (B,L,D)
Take time this morning to relax, swim and kayak around Myauk Phyu. Just before lunch you head to Macleod Island, cruising through the archipelago while admiring the stunning landscape. Upon reaching Macleod Island, go ashore to explore the white sandy beaches and tropical flora. Snorkel in the crystal clear waters surrounding the island then dine on board your boat.

Overnight onboard near Macleod Island.

Day 5 - Macleod Island - Say Tan (Dunkin) Island (B,L,D)
Take a spectacular sailing trip to Say Tan Island. An island famed for its impressive white beaches, forest interior and groups of wild monkeys that can often be seen ion the morning playing on the beach.

Overnight onboard.

Day 6 - Say Tan - Kyet Mauk (Cocks & Combe) (B,L,D)
After breakfast the boat heads for Kyet Mauk Island, also known as Cocks & Combe. Take time to explore this intricate island and either kayak or snorkel the hidden inland lagoon which is the size of a football field.


Overnight onboard near Kyet Mauk Island.

Day 7 - Kyet Mauk Island - Myin Khwar (Horseshoe) Island - Kawthaung (B,L)
Today you sail back to Kawthaung, stopping at Myin Khwar Island to navigate the rocky outcrops and visit one of the largest bird's nest caves in the world. On arrival at Kawthaung our local representative will meet you to assist in the smooth running at immigration. Spend the evening relaxing at your hotel.

Overnight in Kawthaung.

Day 8 - Departure Kawthaung (B)
After breakfast you can spend the morning at your leisure. Then transfer to the airport for your flight to Yangon or transfer to the jetty to cross the Pakchan River to Ranong in Thailand for your onward flight or for the drive onwards Phuket.

 
Quotation/Included/Excluded
Tour Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Tour Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Tour Price: Available upon Request

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Our services include:
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room/cabin with daily breakfast
  • Full Board while cruising including free-flow soft drinks, water, coffee, tea and fruit
  • English-speaking station guide (1 guide in Yangon, 1 guide for Kawthaung transfers and onboard for cruise from days 3-7)
  • All transfers with private vehicles and driver
  • Kayak rental and snorkeling gear while on cruise
  • Border Crossing Permit handling Charges and Zone Fees 
Our services do not include:
  • International ticket to/from Yangon
  • Domestic flights Yangon-Kawthaung-Yangon (please refer to supplement table below)
  • Meals others than mentioned in the program (B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Boat Fare to cross Pakchan River to/from Kawthaung or Ranong
  • Visa Arrangement for Myanmar
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tip and Porter charges at hotel and jetty
  • Credit card fees (4%) or bank transfer fees for non-cash payments
  • Any other items not mentioned
Creating Unique Touring Experiences
All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted by our in-country management teams and represent a series of experiences we can certainly recommend. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. Our consultants are waiting to hear from you so that we can tailor or custom design a Myanmar tour to your individual specifications.