6 Days in the Mergui Archipelago

schon ab $1901

Board the MV Sea Gipsy, a Burmese-style junk, and explore the Mergui archipelago for 4 whole days. Stop at Taung La Bo Island and Poni Island for some fun in the water. Explore the mangrove forest at Lagoon Bay by sea kayak. Visit a Moken village – home to the ‘sea gypsies’. Stop on mountainous Ba Wei Island, with its high cliffs, and take the kayak past the huge rock arch. Discover the underwater world of Boulder Bay Reef; if the tide allows, you’ll have the opportunity to explore this amazing island and its many exciting hiking trails.

YANGON - KAWTHAUNG - TAUNG LA BO ISLAND - PONI ISLAND - ISLAND 115 - SHARK ISLAND - LAGOON BAY - MOKEN VILLAGE - BA WEI ISLAND - BOULDER ISLAND - JUNGLE ADVENTURE TREKKING ON BOULDER ISLAND - MYAUK NI ISLAND - THAY YAE ISLAND (BARWELL CHANNEL) - KAWTHAUNG - YANGON

Ship:
MV Sea Gipsy
Price: starting from $1901 (based on 2 travellers)
Availability:
According to 2019/2020 schedule
Start of the trip: Daily
Duration: 5 Nights
  • 1 nights with breakfast at Victoria Cliff Hotel / Ocean View Villa
  • 5 days / 4 nights on board the MV Sea Gipsy, sleeping in a double bed (open-air gazebo)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner as indicated
  • English-speaking guide for all transfers and sightseeing tours
  • Domestic flights: Yangon – Kawthaung – Yangon
  • Air-conditioned car/van/bus for all transfers and tours
  • Royalty fees for Mergui Archipelago
  • Sea kayaks (sit-on-top), snorkelling sets (mask, snorkel and fins). Fishing gear
  • Life jackets and all required safety equipment
  • Soft drinks, fruits and snacks during the cruise
  • Port fees as well as special travel-permit application
  • Visa fees
  • Meals not mentioned in our itinerary
  • Beer & alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Porter fees
  • Tips
  • Fuel surcharges (if any)
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Day 01 YANGON – KAWTHAUNG

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kawthaung. Upon arrival, transfer to Victoria Cliff Hotel for check-in. For the rest of the day: car and driver at your disposal to explore Kawthaung on your own. Overnight at Victoria Cliff Hotel.

Day 02 KAWTHAUNG – TAUNG LA BO ISLAND – PONI ISLAND – ISLAND 115 (B, L, D)

After breakfast, transfer to Myoma Jetty and embark the MV Sea Gipsy, a Burmese-style junk, the perfect platform for snorkelling, adventure excursions and romantic overnight trips. Departing Kawthaung, smooth seas and adventure await as you cruise into the Mergui Archipelago. Once on board the MV Sea Gipsy, take a little time to get acquainted with your cabin. But don't wait too long; a deck chair is calling to you! Relax, take in the luscious sea breeze and enjoy the smooth ride to our first stop at Taung La Bo Island for some watery fun. This quaint island is a perfect place for your first dip in the beautiful waters of the Mergui Archipelago. Returning to the boat afterwards, the MV Sea Gipsy then heads to Poni Island for some more time to relax in the water before you cruise to Island 115, where you’ll spend your first night.

Day 03 ISLAND 115 – SHARK ISLAND – LAGOON BAY (B, L, D)

As you wake from your restful slumber on the Sea Gipsy, the sun greets you as it slowly rises above the islands. Your second day has begun. After breakfast, the Sea Gipsy heads to Shark Island. Don’t be afraid; the island gets its name from its shark-like shape, not because there are any sharks swimming in the safe waters around the island. The water is fun and inviting, but even more adventure awaits: swimming or snorkelling! After a sumptuous lunch, your journey continues to Lagoon Bay to explore the mangrove forest by sea kayak. Lagoon Bay will also serve as our port for a relaxing night’s sleep after your day of activities.

Day 04 LAGOON BAY – MOKEN VILLAGE – BA WEI ISLAND – BOULDER ISLAND (B, L, D)

At first light, you set off to visit the Moken village, home of the ‘sea gypsies’. It's a sure-fire bet that the local Moken children will be on hand to greet us with smiles and waves. Your next stop will be Ba Wei Island, which is a mountainous island of high cliffs. Take the kayak and pass the huge rock arch. It’s a good place to relax and explore the sea life while swimming and/or snorkelling, kayaking or long-tail SUP (stand-up paddling). Your next rest stop for the night is Boulder Bay at Boulder Island. More swimming, kayaking and SUP board options. Take your scuba mask and snorkel to discover the underwater world of Boulder Bay Reef and – if the tide allows – explore this amazing island with its many exciting hiking trails.

Day 05 JUNGLE ADVENTURE TREKKING ON BOULDER ISLAND – MYAUK NI ISLAND – THAY YAE ISLAND (BARWELL CHANNEL) (B, L, D)

The real jewel of our tour awaits you at Boulder Bay, where you will have your choice of swimming, kayaking or continuing on to the island for an unforgettable trek on this previously uncharted territory. The island offers so much more than is possible to experience in one day – including five beaches, all with great snorkelling. Kayaks are available to explore the waters around Boulder Island. If you’ve brought your hiking shoes, there are amazing treks that take you to various locations on the island. One of our favourites is the hike to Eagle Rock, the highest elevation on the island. The view of Boulder Bay is spectacular. Return to the boat after your adventures as you set off in the late afternoon with a stop at Myauk Ni (Red Monkey Island) Island for a refreshing swim before your final destination for the evening and overnight stay next to Thu Yee Island in the Barwell Channel. Enjoy a relaxing dinner and sunset before retiring for the evening.

Day 06 THAY YAE ISLAND (BARWELL CHANNEL) – KAWTHAUNG – YANGON (B)

You will arrive in Kawthaung at approx. 09:00 a.m. So if you have an early flight to catch, you won't be rushed. In Kawthaung, our staff will assist you with a return flight to Yangon.

PRICES IN US$ PER PERSON VALID FROM 01.10.2019 – 30.04.2020

US$ 1.901 per person in double (shared) room
Single supplement: US$ 950

A minimum of 4 guests is required to confirm the trip.
A maximum of 12 guests (total number of passengers) can be accepted on each cruise

MV Sea Gipsy
MV Sea Gipsy is a Burmese-style junk that provides the perfect platform from which to go on snorkelling and adventure excursions and romantic overnight trips.

Experience the breeze of adventure in the last remaining piece of paradise on the most unique vessel in the Mergui Archipelago. The MV Sea Gipsy’s huge sundeck invites you to stretch out on deck chairs to sunbathe in style or relax under the stars with a glass of wine.

Experience a variety of dishes from Burmese, Thai and European cuisine as well as the numerous snacks available here throughout the day such as fresh fruits and tasty cookies. Beer and a fine selection of wines are also available at the Galley Bar.

There’s a diving platform at the stern with one water exit ladder to allow for easy access to and from the boat. The tastefully decorated boat features 5 comfortable open-air gazebos on the main and upper decks, which are transformed into beds with curtains.

There are two bathrooms with toilets and freshwater showers on the main deck and a storage area at the lower deck.

Facilities

1
Guest Locker Room
2
Water Tank Room
3
Crew’s quarters
4
Generator
5
Diesel Tanks
6
Main Engine
7
Diving Platform
8, 9
Anchor Chain / Winch Room
10
Gazebo Platforms
11
Toilet & Shower
12
Bar & Galley
13
Stairs
14
Sun Deck
15
Sail Storage Box
16
Sofa
17
Wheel House

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Type

Motor Vessel

Built

2004

L.O.A

29m

Beam

5m

Cruise Speed

10 Knots

Max speed

12 Knots

Engine

1 x 450 hp

Tender

4.0 m with 15hp

Electricity

24 220v

Generator

2 x 15 kw

Water Storage

1500I

Diesel Storage

1500I

Navigation

Radar, GPS, sounder, CB radio, UHF/VHF radio, telephone

Safety

MFA kit, life jackets PFD, fire extinguisher

ACCOMMODATION

Gazebo

5

Shower

4

Bathrooms

2 (shared)

Air con

none

Bath towels

Yes

VESSEL EQUIPMENT

Bedding & towels provided in each cabin, Sundeck with comfortable teak sun chairs, open air loungers, bar & galley, lockers for storing your belongings, spacious diving deck, binoculars, snorkelling gear, kayaks, fishing gear.

SCHEDULE FOR  2019/2020
FROM/TO YANGON

OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER
17.10.19 - 22.10.19
01.11.19 - 06.11.19
01.12.19 - 06.12.19
22.10.19 - 27.10.19
06.11.19 - 11.11.19
06.12.19 - 11.12.19
27.10.19 - 01.11.19
11.11.19 - 16.11.19
11.12.19 - 16.12.19
16.11.19 - 21.11.19
16.12.19 - 21.12.19
21.11.18 - 26.11.19
21.12.19 - 26.12.16
26.11.19 - 01.12.19
JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL
02.01.20 - 07.01.20
01.02.20 - 06.02.20
02.03.20 - 07.03.20
01.04.20 - 06.04.20
07.01.20 - 12.01.20
06.02.20 - 11.02.20
07.03.20 - 12.03.20
06.04.20 - 11.04.20
12.01.20 - 17.01.20
11.02.20 - 16.02.20
12.03.20 - 17.03.20
11.04.20 - 16.04.20
17.01.20 - 22.01.20
16.02.20 - 21.02.20
17.03.20 - 22.03.20
16.04.20 - 21.04.20
22.01.20 - 27.01.20
21.02.20 - 26.02.20
22.03.20 - 27.03.20
21.04.20 - 26.04.20
27.01.20 - 01.02.20
26.02.20 - 02.03.20
27.03.20 - 01.04.20
26.04.20 - 01.05.20

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