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Myanmar Kayak Adventure


Cliffs and beaches of the Mergui Archipelago - yacht based

10 day trip 8 days kayaking

  • Myanmar - hidden beauty

    Myanmar - hidden beauty

  • Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - spectacular caves

    Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - spectacular caves

  • Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - stunning beach paddling

    Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - stunning beach paddling

  • Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - dramatic sea stacks

    Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - dramatic sea stacks

  • Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - catamaran advenutres

    Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - catamaran advenutres

  • Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - mangroves teaming with life

    Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - mangroves teaming with life

  • Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - our island home

    Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - our island home

  • Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - tropical paradise

    Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - tropical paradise

  • Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - beaches and rainforest

    Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago - beaches and rainforest

Sea kayak the remote south coast of Myanmar on this tropical adventure holiday. Paddle along the stunning cliff lines, through dramatic sea caves and along islands fringed with dense green rain forest.  You'll have your choice of white sand beaches to land on as you explore some of the 800 islands that make up the beautiful Mergui Archipelago.

The south coast of Myanmar (Burma) stretches for over 1900 km along the Bay of Bengal and into the Andaman Sea. The Mergui Archipelago is in the far south on the Western shore of the Malay Peninsular, close to the border with Thailand.

The Mergui Islands are a tropical paradise that have remained relatively untraveled, even as Myanmar opens to Western tourism.  Home to an ethnic minority called the Moken, or Sea Gypsies, the islands have remained relatively isolated from external impacts.

The Moken have retained a traditional way of life centered on gathering from the sea.  You'll have the chance to encounter them on their traditional boats and experience first hand their way of life.

Imagine paddling alongside towering granite and limestone cliffs, through deep azure water with stunning white sandy beaches around every corner.  Drift in your kayak alongside of the dense wall of tropical rain forest that cloaks the islands, looking out for dolphins, whales and dugongs.

Mangrove forests abound with life as you explore the hidden waterways.  You’ll paddle inside sea caves and delight at the colours and sounds of the tropics.

Our modern catamaran yacht will provide a welcome refuge and comfortable accommodation.  The yacht will anchor overnight in sheltered coves and you’ll relax on the deck in the shade.  Delicious fresh Thai meals are served on the yacht and you’ll love life on board our floating home.

Each day our yacht will move us to a new location where you can launch your kayak to explore the latest island, paddle past towering granite spires and into hidden sea caves.  You'll have plenty of time to snorkel on the coral reef and explore the underwater world.

Join us on this exciting new trip in yet another tropical adventure paddling playground.




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Grade

Easy to Moderate

2019

23 November - 2 December, 2 December - 11 December

Cost

€ 3300 Euros per person - Standard cabins with shared ensuite
€ 3800 Euros per person - Superior cabins with private ensuite

Includes

Double accommodation (no twin beds available on the yacht), and meals while aboard yacht. Twin share accommodation in Ranong on first and last night. Western kayak guide, yacht crew of three and local Burmese guide. All paddling equipment. Transfers to/from Ranong Harbour and Myanmar at the beginning and end of trip. Special permit to enter Mergui area.

Excludes

Airfares, airport transfers, extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, travel insurance, alcohol. Meals in Ranong not included.

  • * Cost in Euros depends on cabin chosen.
  • * Single Supplement applies. Price advised on request. Limited availability.

Itinerary

Meet in Ranong, Thailand

Day 1 - Tinidee Hotel, Ranong
Arrive Ranong, evening meeting at hotel. Trip briefing.
Day 2 - Kawthuang and Barwell Island
Transit to Ranong Harbour and Kawthuang, Myanmar. Board yacht and cruise to Barwell Island. Snorkeling and possible evening paddle.
Day 3 - Islands south of Buda Island
Morning yacht cruise to triple Islets south of Buda Island. Paddle around western island.
Day 4 – Peaked and Great Swinton Islands
Yacht cruise to the stunning Peaked Island, snorkeling. Yacht to Great Swinton Island, paddling sea cliffs, arches and caves. .
Day 5 –Lord Loughborough
Yacht cruise to Western Mergui Islands. Paddle west coast of Lord Loughborough.
Day 6 –Ba Wei Island and Macleod Island
Stunning morning cruise to Ba Wei Island and later Macleod Island. Paddle sea cliffs, caves and beaches.
Day 7 –Macleod Island and Hero Islands
Paddle south along Macleod Island, yacht cruise to the dramatic Hero Islands.
Day 8 - Limestone Islands
Paddle a group of stunning limestone islands. Hidden lagoons, immense caves and impressive stalactite lined cliff walls.
Day 9 – Kawthuang and Ranong
Sunrise paddle or swim. Cruise back to Kawthuang. Transit back to Ranong and Tinidee Hotel.
Day 10 – Ranong
Transfer to Ranong Airport and depart.

 

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