Mergui Archipelago, located on the border of Thailand and Southern most Myanmar, comprises over 800 beautiful islands. Due to its virtual isolation, the island and surrounding seas are alive with an amazing diversity of flora & fauna and very beautiful underwater scenes and marine life. Just north of the Surin Islands, an imaginary line divides Thai waters from Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago. Also known as the Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago, this immense area covers approximately 36,000 sq km (14,000 sq miles) and included roughly 800 islands. Diving here is still in its infancy, as the entire region has been off-limits to outsiders since the late 1940s. The archipelago was opened for tourism in 1997, yet much of the area remains unexplored. The Islands are similar to their Thai counterparts, e.g. Phuket, Surin with rugged, high-profile, limestone and granite topography. One obvious difference, aside from the sheer number of islands, is their unspoiled
terrestrial scenery. Among those islands are various mangroves, wild life, caves, lagoons fresh water falls and rivers in the forest. Dense bush and rainforest cover most areas above the high- tide line, while vast stretches of mangroves and magnificent mile-long white-sand beaches are interspersed with rocky headlands, tidal creeks and a few freshwater rivers. The only human inhabitants in the area are Mokens or Salone Sea gypsies. They live on boats during dry season and remain on land during rainy season. They still practice the same fishing and boat building techniques used for generation. National Geographic’s “Burma’s Forbidden Islands” (Burma’s Gypsies of the Sea) documentary film by Klaus Reisinger and Frederique Lengaingne shows in-depth analysis of
the Moken (Salone) Sea Gypsies. “Gypsy Secret: Children of sea see clearly underwater John Travis” also observed that researcher Anna Gislon of Lund University in Sweden investigate and proved Moken kids can see the underwater better than the European kids. (Source: www.sciencenews.org) Another National Geographic magazine article also mentions that Mokens the survived the 2004 tsunami by observing dogs behaviour and following ancestors’ belief.
Mergui Archipelago is perfectly designed for Adventure tours and Eco-tourism.
Ready Made 5 Days/4 Nights Program for minimum 4 pax
Kawthaung – Kyet Mauk I (Cock’s Comb) – Say Tan I (Dunkin I) – Nyaung Oo Phee I – Kha Yin Gwa (Maclcod I) – Lei Ywei Lay Lone (Cock Burn ) – Rhino Horn Island – Myauk Nee I (N.Phipps) – Thay Yee Island – Kawthaung.
Day-1 Kawthaung – Kyet Mauk I (Cock’s Comb) – Say Tan I (Dunkin I)
Day-2 Say Tan I (Dunkin I) – Nyaung Oo Phee I – Kha Yin Gwa (Maclcod I)
Day-3 Kha Yin Gwa (Maclcod I) – Lei Ywei Lay Lone (Cock Burn I) – Rhino Horn Island
Day-4 Rhino Horn Island – Myauk Nee I (N.Phipps I) – Thay Yee Island – Kawthaung
Day-5 Thay Yee Island – Kawthaung
Our service starts from Myo Ma Jetty in Kawthaung. Mergui Princess’s representative will pick you up at your hotel or airport and transfer to jetty to embark on board. After immigration clearance captain will depart heading to Kyet Mauk Island where you can enjoy Kayaking and Snorkeling at the hidden lagoon. After that enjoy your lunch on board and continue cruising and feel sunset on the sundeck on the way to Say Tan Island. You can do sport fishing on board and overnight on board.
After having breakfast on board, we will go for a snorkeling then boat will drive heading to Nyaung Oo Phee Island where enjoy snorkeling and kayaking by the island. And then cruise chef will prepare to the unforgettable delicious meals for your lunch and captain will continue his cursing to Kha Yin Gaw (Maclcod I) where locate Myanmar Andaman Resort is the only resort. Enjoy dinner and overnight on board.
After having breakfast on board, we wil go for adventure snorkeling and trekking near Kha Yin Gwa (Maclcod I). After making activities, the boat will be continue to Lei Ywei Lay Lone (Cock Burn I) where you can enjoy snorkeling & swimming by Island for an hour. After that continue to Rhino Horn Island. Enjoy dinner and overnight on board.
In the morning we will go for adventure snorkeling near Rhino Horn Island. Then continue to Myauk Ni Island where you can enjoy snorkeling, swimming and sun bathing on the beach. Enjoy dinner and overnight on boat near Tha Yaee Island.
Enjoy your breakfast on the boat and you can be snorkeling and kayaking activities then the trip starts back to Kawthaung. Cheers up for your exploration and complementary soft drinks before arriving back to Kawthaung. Arrived back to Kawthaung.
Package Price: USD 1400/ Pax by Mergui Princess Cruise
Children under 12 years old will be charged 75% of a pax.
Children under 2 years old will be charged 25% of a pax.