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Season: October to May
Location: Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar/Burma)
Price: from USD$1530
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Highlights

  • Feel the world melt away as you embark on an island safari adventure aboard the MS Sea Gipsy. Enjoy delicious dinners served out under a blanket of stars alight in the night sky and experience breathtaking vistas as you embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • Experience a day in the life of the authentic Sea Gypsies of Moken Village where you will be greeted by an island full of smiling children who will welcome you to their home with a friendly wave.

  • Experience the serenity of the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean as you swim, snorkel, kayak and stand up paddle-board your way around the Mergui Archipelago.

  • Explore the wild and untamed wilderness of stunning Myanmar.

  • At Boulder Bay, trek through untamed wilderness to Eagle Rock where you will be rewarded with spectacular views that you will never forget.

  • Be sure to bring your hiking boots for a trek through the wilderness of Boulder Island to Eagle Rock where you will experience a breathtaking view of Boulder Bay.

  • Enjoy the warmth of the sun-drenched deck of the Sea Gypsy as she glides across pristine, calm waters. Let the sea breeze cool your skin and enjoy comfortable relaxation in one of the cozy deck chairs in one of the boats’s five open-air gazebos.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kawthaung – The Three Islets

    To start off your amazing adventure, one of our guides will meet you in Kawthaung and bring you to the MS Sea Gipsy to get you organized, checked in and ready to go. If time permits, you will then have the opportunity to be a part of a sightseeing tour that will take you around Kawthaung. You will have the opportunity to stroll through the vibrant markets near the Jetty and visit the famous Victoria Point which is the most southern tip of Myanmar. Be sure to bring your camera along and snap a photo of the King Bayint Naung statue and the scenic views of Pyi Daw Aye. The tour finishes with a drive through the fishing settlements that are on the outskirts of town. Once the tour is complete, you will return to the Sea Gipsy to start your island safari adventure. The fun will start with an overnight cruise to The Three Islets which is also called Island 115.

  • Day 2: The Three Islet – Nyaung Wee Island – Bo Cho Island

    The second day of your island safari adventure begins with stunning views of the sunrise over The Three Islets. You will be treated to breakfast aboard the Sea Gipsy which will be followed by swimming and snorkeling in crystal clear water that is teaming with diverse and beautiful sea life.

    Later in the day, one of our guides will take you hiking through a lush and tropical jungle to a stunning and remote beach that has been left virtually untouched by humanity. The beach is covered by beautiful shells that have been brought in on the ocean’s rolling tide and washed up on the shore. After returning to the Sea Gipsy, you will cruise over to Nyaung Wee Island where you will visit the Moken Village.

    As you enjoy your lunch, the Sea Gipsy will cruise through the calm water to Bo Cho Island where you will experience a day-in-the-life of real Sea Gypsies. As you disembark onto Bo Cho Island, you will be greeted by the innocent and smiling faces of the local children. If you bring small gifts for the children here, their warm welcome will be almost overwhelming. On Bo Cho Island, you will be able to stroll through the village and experience the stunning vistas afforded by the Pagoda which is located on the hill overlooking the entire village.

    As you depart Bo Cho Island, you can take the opportunity to do a little bit of night fishing, or just chill-out onboard the Sea Gipsy and enjoy the cool night air as you settle in for an evening in the water near Bo Cho Island.

  • Day 3: Bo Cho Island – Lampi Island – Tar Yar Island – Ko Phawt Island

    The third day of your life changing adventure begins as the sun rises high over the Indian Ocean. The day will start with an early morning cruise over to Lampi Island. Lampi Island is a large expanse of land that is one of Myanmar’s National Parks. Your first stop will be on the island’s southernmost tip, at the entrance to the mangrove lagoon. Here you will kayak through the anciet mangrove forest. After a short rest, the Sea Gipsy will take you over to Tar Yar Island. In the Kayak again, you will paddle along 4 kilometers of tidal river. This will take you right to the heart of the island where you will be immersed in the tropical wilderness of the Mergui Archipelago. From here you can hear the countless songs of tropical birds and you might even see monkeys foraging on local sandbars. As you paddle around Tar Yar Island, you will be treated to breathtaking vistas of ancient rainforests that will leave you awe-struck.

    At sunset, the Sea Gypsy will cruise along the shoreline to Ko Phawt Island where you will spend the evening in the gently swaying waters near Ko Phawt Island.

  • Day 4: Ko Phawt Island – Sa Le Ga Let Island

    The fourth day of your remarkable adventure will begin bright and early with breakfast onboard the Sea Gipsy and will afford you the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the waters off the shores of Ko Phawt Island. As you experience this beautiful island, our guides will be on-hand to teach you about the trees, herbs and wild life that is indigenous to the area. After exploring Ko Phawt Island and experiencing the incredible and harmonious lifestyle of the people who live there, you will return to the boat for a delicious lunch.

    After lunch you will have the opportunity to interact with the people who call Ko Phawt Island home. If you ask, they might even teach you their ancient spear fishing techniques or they might let you paddle one of the canoes they have carefully crafted out of a single tree trunk.

    Afterward, you will return to the boat with a heart that is enriched and full of new experiences. As you settle in for the evening, the Sea Gipsy will slice through the beautiful water as it carries you away to La Let Ga Let Island.

  • Day 5: Sa Let Ga Let Island – Wa Ale Island – Pilar Island

    The fifth day of your Indian Ocean adventure picks up where day four left off. You will awake as the sun rises over Sa Let Ga Let Island. This marks the beginning of a laid-back and relaxing day that starts off with fishing for the evening’s dinner. After fishing the Sea Gipsy will set out for Wa Ale Island From here, you will have the opportunity to explore and experience the island as you like. You can choose to take one of our sea kayaks out for the day, or just enjoy the sun and relaxation aboard the Sea Gipsy. You can also swim or snorkel and explore the coral reefs that are teeming with sea life and tropical fish.

    In the evening, the Sea Gipsey will take you to Pilar Island.

  • Day 6: Pilar Island – High Rock Island – Zar Det Nge Island – Salon Island

    On the sixth day of your voyage, you can relax on the deck of the Sea Gipsy and watch the sunrise before enjoying a delicious breakfast. After breakfast you will continue onto High Rock Island and from here on out, you are going to want to bring your camera with you everywhere that you go. One of our guides will show you to one of a number of secluded and remote beaches where you can take photos and drench yourself in the sun’s warming rays.

    As the day progresses, you will be treated to a delicious lunch followed by even more stunning vistas and breathtaking scenery as the Sea Gipsy takes you to Zar Det Gne Island. At Zar Det Gne Island, you will take in even more beautiful and uncharted wilderness, beaches and ocean panoramas.

    In the evening, you will be treated to a barbecue dinner and a cruise to beautiful Salon Island.

  • Day 7: Salon Island – Kawthaung

    The bittersweet final day of your adventure will start with awe-inspiring views as the sun rises over Salon Island. Today, the Sea Gipsy will head back to Kawthaung where one of our guides will be happy to help you organize your journey back home.

Alternative Itinerary

We offer the alternative itinerary available as another option for you. Choice of sailing route / schedule will be decided at the discretion of our vessels captain. No matter which route we are sailing, we will always strive to provide you with the best quality service and experiences to make the trip exciting, enjoyable and memorable. Click here for the alternative 7 days/ 6 nights route.

  • FIT Price 7 Days / 6 Nights
    Per Person (Open Double Bed) USD $1,530.00
    Single Supplement Surcharge USD $1,240.00
    Charter Boat Price
    Per Night USD $1,950.00
  • Included

    • Round Transfer from Airport Kawthaung or Airport/pier Ranong to Kawthaung jetty,
    • Accommodation onboard MS Sea Gipsy based on double bed open-air gazebo
    • On board meals ( 3 meals per day with minimum 3 – 4 dishes per meal )
    • Soft drinks, fruits, snacks
    • Sea Kayaks (sit-on-top), Snorkeling sets (mask, snorkel and fins), Fishing Gears
    • Life Jackets all needed Safety equipment
    • Port fees as well as Special travel permit application
    • Local English speaking guide

    Not Included

    • Other Transfers not listed above
    • Mergui Archipelago fees (Royalty fees) USD 100.00 – 140.00 depending on the length of the trip per person for every trip on board.
    • Myanmar Visa Fee (USD 30.00 per person)
    • Single supplement surcharge
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Expenditures of personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, tip for crew etc.
    • Personal insurances such as health, trip cancellation, luggage damage and lost etc
    • International and Domestic Air Tickets
    • Service not mentioned above
    • Fuel surcharge, if it is applicable
  • Important Notes

    Visa: For guests which are entering and leaving Kawthaung/Myanmar from Ranong / Thailand do not have to apply for a visa at the Myanmar Embassy. You are able to get a special visa for the duration of the trip in Kawthaung. Just make sure to bring 30$ and two passport pictures along. Moby Dick Tours will take care of the process in Kawthaung.

    Please be advised that agents or passengers are required to obtain all necessary visas for the county to be visited. For Myanmar and Thailand a valid passport for six months is required. You will obtain 28 days valid tourist visa to enter Myanmar. We recommend that you contact your local Myanmar Embassy for the most up to date information on visa and passport requirements. A combination as enter Myanmar in Yangon and leave in Kawthaung is possible, without special permit.

    Remark: Cruise Times: Embarkation 12:00 Hours ( 12 PM ) Disembarkation 09:00 Hours ( 9 AM )

    Important Notice

    1. Minimum 4 guests is required to confirm the trip.
    2. Maximum 10 guests of booking can be accepted.
    3. The boat, MV Sea Gipsy, has no private cabin on board. The boat was built as 5 open-air gazebos which are transformed into double beds with curtains. There are 2 gazebos on the upper deck and 3 gazebos on the main deck and all booking requests are always handled by the first received first served basis. MV Sea Gipsy provides space and storage area on the lower deck.
    4. The boat is just a simple and not a luxury boat. There is neither air-con nor fan onboard. There are 2 bathrooms (showers only) with toilets on the main deck and all the guests have to be shared it.
    5. A booking is not confirmed until you receive a written confirmation from Moby Dick Tours Co., Ltd. You will receive an invoice by fax or e-mail as confirmation of booking.
    6. Payment Conditions:
      • Deposit: 50 % within 10 days after booking confirmation.
      • Final payment: 50 % 60 days prior to departure.
    7. Cancellation Conditions:
      • More than 120 days prior departure: deposit will be returned (minus bank fee).
      • 119 to 61 days prior departure: deposit will not be returned.
      • Less than 60 days prior departure: full price will be charged.
      • If the balance is not received in time, Moby Dick Tours Co., Ltd retains the right to resell the booked places.
    8. Payment Method:
      • Payment to be made:
        • a) by US Dollar - cash our office (Moby DIck Tours) in Yangon
        • b) by wire transfer, net amount, to the indicated account (account details will be mentioned in Invoice)
    9. In case of an unforeseen increase in fuel prices, we will keep our right to adjust the above prices by charging a fuel-surcharge.
    10. Liability:
      • We strongly recommend that each guest purchases comprehensive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation / interruption insurance when they book the trip. Please be advised that if guest chooses NOT to purchase the trip insurance, we will not be responsible for any financial disappointment caused by any reasons beyond our control. No partial or full refund will be made for unused services.
    11. Moby Dick and its subsidiaries reserve the right to rearrange the order of any itinerary, to cancel or substitute elements of any plan without notice when local conditions force (weather conditions, flight time changes, tidal movements etc) such changes. There will be no partial or full refund of payments in the case of no-show or last minute cancellation by the customer. Moby Dick Tours Co., Ltd has the righ t to modify/change the tour program due to weather conditions and in the interest of the passengers, without any compensation to customers. In the unlikely case of a the trip having to be outright cancelled by Moby Dick Tours Ltd. after payments have been received, a refund or a new trip will be offered, but no further compensation given. Although our ship is well maintained, equipment breakdown can occur. If during the trip, the ship is disabled by breakdown of machinery, collisions or any other cause that prevents the use of the ship by the customer, Moby Dick Tours Ltd. will make a pro rata refund of the tour price for the period of disablement.
    12. Note: All guests has to returned a complete filled out Booking & Liability Release Form before departure.

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