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Season: On Demand (October to May)
Location: Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar/Burma)
Price: USD $1396
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Join David Van Driessche on this Moby Dick cruise where we will shoot sunsets and sunrises on the most deserted beaches in the world,the hidden Archipelago of Mergui. We also shoot portraits of the Moken Sea Nomads,the last tribe that lives on their Kabang Boats and see them in their village where they do some trading between boat trips. Join us for an authentic cruise of photography and hidden and amazing locations.

Experience

  • Beginner,amateur,enthusiast and semi -pro photographers*
  • Travel by Boat Cruise
  • Moderate elevation changes and some walking.
  • *non -photographers and pro’s also welcome

Deserted Islands and beach Photography

Moken Sea Nomads People Portraits

Sunrise and sunsets

Night Photography

Jungle and Mangrove Treks

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kawthaung-The Three Islets (115 Island)

    Your guide will meet you at the airport! pier in Kawthaung and transfer you to your boat for check in. Along the way,observe the bustling border town. If you are interested and if time permits,you may take part in a short sightseeing tour (optional). Stroll through the lively market near the Jetty,visit the famous Victoria Point, the most southern tip of Myanmar’s mainland,photo stop at the King Bayint Naung statue. Visit the Pyi Daw Aye Pagoda with scenic views across the river to Ranong and finish the tour with a short drive through the fishermen settlements on the out skirts of the town. Overnight cruise to The Three Islets (115 Island).

  • Day 2: The Three Islets (115 Island) -Nyaung Wee Island -Bo Cho Island -Lampi Island

    Wake up with as tunning view at The Three Islets (115 IslandJ. We wake up for the sunset on the hill to shoot the Island by Sunrise. Before Lunch cruise to Nyaung Wee Island and visit the Moken Village. During lunchtime we will cruise to the largest sea gipsy settlement in the area on Bo Cho Island. Be prepared to get surrounded by curious kids. Here we can make some unique portrait photos of Moken Nomads and Burmese fisherman.

    Bring some small gifts and be even more overwhelmed by their warm welcome. Walk through the village and take scenic pictures from the Pagoda located on the hill overlooking the entire village. Chill-out onboard and observe the daily life of the almost extinct sea-gypsies. Cruising to Lampi Island (if time and tide okay visit the mangrove forest). Do some night fishing. Overnight onboard nearby Lampi Island. Evening Sunset fotoshoot.

  • Day 3: Lampi Island -Tar Yar Island -Ko Phawt Island -Pilar Island

    Wake up before Sunrise to shoot the sunset on Lampi Island. Early morning kayaking along the mangrove forest or snorkeling / swimming / beach time. Cruising north to Tar Yar Island kavaking, swimming,snorkeling,beach. Cruising between Ko Phawt Island and Lampi Island for another mangrove forest, beach etc. Cruising in the early evening south to Pilar Island. Evening Sunset tour if time allows. Overnight at Laguna Bay.

  • Day 4: Pilar Island -High RocklHlaing Gu Island) -Zar Det Nge Island -Salon Island

    Early night wake up for Sunrise Photography at Iguana Bay. Departure around 09:00 am to High Rock (Hlaing Gu lsland. Continue to Zar Det Nge Island and shoot beautiful beaches and rock formations. Continue to Salon Island. BBO dinner on the Island,Sunset Photshoot. Overnight onboard nearby Salon Island.

  • Day 5: Salon Island -Kawthaung

    If time permits,sunrise photoshoot at Salon Island,after breakfast cruising to Kawthaung. Disembark MV Sea Gipsy and transfer to the Kawthaung airport! Ranong.

  • $1396 USD per person on shared double Gazebo
  • Included

    • Round Transfer from Airport Kawthaung or Airport/pier Ranong to Kawthaung jetty,
    • Transfer from Bangkok to Kawthaung Jetty(Bus or Car) (DEPARTURE ON 4TH OF FEB 2016) (in case you do not use the transfer from Bangkok to Ranong there is no refund)
    • Accommodation onboard MS Sea Gipsy based on double bed open -airgazebo
    • 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
    • Port fees
    • Special travel permit application
    • Local English speaking guide
    • Photography lessons and guidance from David Van Driessche
    • Daily Photo shoots and evening workshops on the boat on post production
    • Map of the Islands
    • T-shirt Expeditions in Photography
     

    Not Included

    • Other Transfers not listed above
    • Mergui Archipelago fees(Royalty fees)USD 100.00 -140.00 dependingon the length ofthetrip per pax for every trip on board of MV Sea Gipsy.
    • 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
  • Notes

    1.Minimum 4 pax is required to confirm the trip. 2.Maximum 10 pax of booking can be accepted. 3. The boat, MV Sea Gipsy, has no cabin on board but will provide secure lockers which are located on the lower deck,to store the guests belongings.The boat was built as 5 open-air gazebos which can be transformed into double beds with curtains etc for the night time. 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. 4. The boat is just a simple and not a luxury boat. Small fans can be used in the nigh time in the Gazebo's. 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. You will receive an invoice by fax or e-mail as confirmation of booking. 6. Visa Note:Myanmar Visa needed + entrance fee (need minimum 3 weeks advance booking) 7. Payment Conditions:
    • Deposit:50%within 10 days after booking confirmation.
    • Final payment:50%60 days prior to departure.
    9. Payment Method:
    • Payment to be made:
    • Please pay USD cash at our office in Yangon or by wire transfer to our indicated account that will be mentioned when we mail you our invoice. (account details will be mentioned in Invoice)
    10. The boats embarkation time is between noon and 18:00 hours(6 PM) on departure day and disembarkation time is around 09:00 hours(9 AM) on arrival day for all Islands Safari trips. 11.In case of an unforeseen increase in fuel prices,we will keep our right to adjust the above prices by charging a fuel-surcharge. 12.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.In the event that it will be necessary for Moby Dick to cancel or interrupt the tour due to weather there will be no refund.
    13. Moby Dick Co Ltd.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. 14.Note:All guests has to returned a complete filled out Booking&Liability Release Form before departure.

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