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Sail Burma ‘s remote Myeik Archipelago
Sail Burma for nine incredible days on this small group adventure to the remote Myeij Archipelago. This fascinating corner of the world has remained beautifully frozen in time and is the perfect destination for a ‘digital detox’. Come and let the Stone Age historical sites mesmerize you, the jungle forests delight you, and the pristine coastlines inspire you on this slow travel adventure.
- Phenomenal pad thai in Phuket
- Meet generous and loving Burmese people who will warm your heart with their kindness and generosity
- Learn about sailing while living on a catamaran yacht
- White sandy beaches complete with cocktails
- Navigate the 800 islands of the Myeij Archipelago
- Snorkel with the turtles off Ba Wei Island
- Learn about nomadic traditions from Bo Cho Islands ‘sea gypsies’
- Jungle trek around Kho Yinn Khwa Island
- Enjoy a campfire on the beach at Swinton Island
The journey begins in Phuket, Thailand from where you’ll cross the Burmese border to explore Myauk Ni Island, Ranong, and Palu Bada. Your journey finishes once again in Phuket.
Difficult to reach and decidedly off the beaten path, the culture of the Burmese islands has been virtually untouched since the early colonial days. Sailing the islands offers a chance to explore the culture, history and cuisine of this beautiful remote region.
You don’t need prior sailing experience to enjoy the journey, it’s open to everyone. But if you’ve been on a voyage or two and would like to help out, your crew will find some deck work for you – especially when entering or leaving port. Life onboard a catamaran yacht is simple, but the adventure is anything but.
Many of the 800 islands in this archipelago are uninhabited and yet to be thoroughly explored. You’ll spend each day sailing from island to island with plenty of opportunity to stretch out on untouched beaches, explore the islands and coral reef be amazed by the colour and natural diversity of this region.
This area is waiting for you to discover and explore. Enquire today and be among the few to experience this mysterious land.
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/Thae Yae Island
Transfer by private van to Ranong, which is near the border of Burma, and settle into the yacht. Then set 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 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.
Day 9 Phuket
Farewell this wonderful sailing adventure after breakfast. Perhaps stay on to explore Phuket further or venture on to another exciting destination.
Your fellow travellers
As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group – patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone’s travel experience.
Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don’t keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well – this takes just a little effort on your part.
Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don’t involve a compulsory single supplement. Single travellers share with people of the same gender in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified.
On a selection of our trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own room (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour – pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.
This is a sailing adventure so our time is spent on board a catamaran yacht. We do not have one fixed vessel that we will use for every departure, but instead we choose from a pool of boats in our fleet dependant on the group size. ie. a small boat for a smaller group, and bigger boat for a bigger group. Our boats are equipped with twin-share cabins, and shared bathrooms (1-4).
The average size of the boat is 53 feet. Fresh water is available for showers, and toilets are either electronic or the hand pump variety. The boat is equipped with a motor for times when the wind is not sufficient for sailing. Our boats are real yachts and this is a real sailing trip. Yachts are designed to keep sleeping areas to the absolute minimum of space, while maximising common areas as much as possible.
The skipper will allocate the rooms on arrival to the boat and single travellers will be paired up with another passenger of the same sex, this may mean sharing a double mattress. The skipper will also be sharing the yacht’s facilities and sleeping quarters.While some may find the living quarters quite close, those who are looking to revel in the adventure and exhilaration of an authentic sailing trip usually find any discomfort is more than made up for by the spirit of this sailing experience.
Check out the typical 8 berth catamaran floor plan. The bedding can be identified in blue. Note that this vessel floor plan is an indication only and can change dependant on the boat chartered per departure.
For your convenience most meals on your sailing adventure are included, and will be prepared on board by the resident chef. When a meal is not included you will have the opportunity to disembark the boat and eat on the mainland at a local restaurants.
Please budget 60 $US for additional meals and expenses while on your trip. Our suggestion is based on past traveller feedback but you may choose to spend more or less.
Prices from: £1,395 per person but dependent on dates.
Please contact Another World Adventures to confirm availability and prices for the following dates:
- 19 Nov 2016 27 Nov 2016
- 26 Nov 2016 4 Dec 2016
- 3 Dec 2016 11 Dec 2016
- 10 Dec 2016 18 Dec 2016
- 17 Dec 2016 25 Dec 2016
- 31 Dec 2016 8 Jan 2017
- 7 Jan 2017 15 Jan 2017
- 14 Jan 2017 22 Jan 2017
- 21 Jan 2017 29 Jan 2017
- 28 Jan 2017 5 Feb 2017
- 4 Feb 2017 12 Feb 2017
- 11 Feb 2017 19 Feb 2017
- 18 Feb 2017 26 Feb 2017
- 25 Feb 2017 5 Mar 2017
- 4 Mar 2017 12 Mar 2017
- 11 Mar 2017 19 Mar 2017
- 18 Mar 2017 26 Mar 2017
- 25 Mar 2017 2 Apr 2017
- 1 Apr 2017 9 Apr 2017
- 8 Apr 2017 16 Apr 2017
- 15 Apr 2017 23 Apr 2017
Departures on a Saturday from Phuket and end on a Sunday in Phuket – prices available with or without flights (UK) so please ask.
- Trip Code: AWA121
- Dates: Multiple departures
- Price: From £1,395
- Length: 9 days
- Group size: max 8
- Accommodation: sailing catamaran
- Adventure: Beginning in Phuket, sail around Burma’s Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago in the Andaman Sea and get a taste of the Asia of old