Burma Sailing Adventure ex Phuket Overview

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,070
      CAD $2,135
      AUD $2,095
      EUR €1,450
      GBP £1,195
      NZD $2,335
      ZAR R20,970
      CHF FR1,745
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-11-01 - 2015-04-30

Sail in Burma’s stunning Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago, starting in Phuket

Departing from Phuket, discover Burma on an Intrepid sailing adventure and dive into an aquatic playground that is truly one of the world’s best-kept secrets. While the backpackers, honeymooners and day-spa crowds have swarmed to the beaches of Thailand and Bali, Burma’s remote Myeik Archipelago has remained almost frozen in time since the days of the early colonial explorers. Difficult to reach and well-off the tourist trails, sailing through these islands offers the chance to glimpse back to a time before the internet, phones, convenience stores and even denim existed, and experience the traditional clothing, local foods and martial arts of Burma’s virtually untouched island cultures. Be surprised by the wealth of pristine coastline, jungled forests and historical sights that span back to the Stone Age, and by the generous locals, who carry smiles that will warm travellers just as much as the ever-present sunshine. Perhaps a little sleepy from their solitude, these are the faces that will no doubt spark a tourist boom in these quiet islands – so get in quick before the crowds arrive.

  • Sample tasty pad thai in the tourist mecca of Phuket
  • Chill out on white sandy beaches and watch the sun set island-style
  • Sail the 800 islands of the Myeik Archipelago
  • Swim with colourful fish and keep an eye out for giant whale sharks
  • Hang with the ‘sea gypsies’ of Bo Cho Island for a lesson in nomadic tradition
  • Snorkel with turtles near Ba Wei Island
  • Head out on a jungle hike on Kho Yinn Khwa Island

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Phuket, Thailand
  • Finish:

    Phuket, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 8
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (2 nts), Overnight boat (6 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat
  • Notes:

    1. Please provide passport details at time of booking with exact name as per passport (including middle name), as these are essential for booking services on this trip. 2. Parts of this trip will be unaccompanied, see trip notes itinerary for details. 3. This trip finishes on arrival in Phuket. 4. All travellers must pay an additional US$20/day Mergui Archipelago park fee.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,070
    CAD $2,135
    AUD $2,095
    EUR €1,450
    GBP £1,195
    NZD $2,335
    ZAR R20,970
    CHF FR1,745
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $230
    CAD $237
    AUD $232
    EUR €161
    GBP £132
    NZD $259
    ZAR R2,330
    CHF FR193
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About Burma (Myanmar) , Thailand

Burma Sailing Adventure ex Phuket Summary

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Day 1 Phuket

Before making the journey into peaceful Burma (Myanmar), spend an evening in the hectic hub of Phuket. Perhaps laze on the beautiful beaches before the sun goes down or dine at one of the delicious beachfront restaurants.

Day 2 Ranong/Myauk Ni Island

After an early morning transfer to Ranong weset sail for the first island on this tour of the Myeik Archipelago – this is your opportunity to feel like you’ve fallen off the face of the earth as many of the 800 islands of this region are deserted and still yet to be thoroughly explored.

Days 3-7 Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago

The next five days is full of great snorkelling, lazy sailing, stretching out on untouched, white-sand beaches and gentle exploration of the islands. The pristine coral reef and marine life aren’t used to many visitors, so be prepared to be blinded by an array of colours and a flurry of large schools of fish while swimming in the clear-blue waters of the region. When the weather is fine, build a campfire to hang out by over dinner (don’t forget the marshmallows!) or let someone else do the cooking and try the delicious Burmese cuisine, such as mohinga (noodle soup), gyin thohk (ginger salad) and fresh island fruits. Sailing with us in Burma is also special as you’ll be some of the few people on earth to spend time with the Moken, or ‘sea gypsies’ – a nomadic tribe who live their lives roaming the sea. Their handcrafted wooden boats are used not only to fish, but also as their homes. The beauty of sailing is that each day is unique and, while we have a destination to reach, if the weather changes or something takes the group’s fancy, we are flexible on the day's itinerary.

Day 8 Ranong/Phuket

Wake early to watch the sun rise over the Andaman Sea before farewelling the crew and taking a long tail boat back to Ranong. Then make the journey back to Phuket.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,070
      CAD $2,135
      AUD $2,095
      EUR €1,450
      GBP £1,195
      NZD $2,335
      ZAR R20,970
      CHF FR1,745
      *
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