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13 Nights - £3,995pp

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  • International flights from UK
  • Domestic flights
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Luxury Sailing Adventure
  • Most meals
  • Private car, driver & guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Based on 2019 - 20 Prices

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Burma Sailing Adventure

Sail Myanmar

Sail Myanmar

Sailing the Andaman Sea

Sailing the Andaman Sea

A Moken Village in the Mergui

A Moken Village in the Mergui

Deck on Meta IV

Deck on Meta IV

Moken village life

Moken village life

 

Burma Sailing Adventure

Enjoy a superb 2-week mix of relaxation and adventure in Myanmar and Thailand ideal for those looking to mix and off the beaten track sailing adventure with some time to unwind in a boutique hotel.

Begin in Bangkok with a couple of nights and a day to explore before flying to the south of Thailand and transferring across the border into Myanmar to join a fabulously off the beaten track sailing journey with Burma Boating.

Discover the unspoilt and barely visited Mergui Archipelago aboard one of Burma Boating’s luxury sailing yachts.

Discover desert islands, observe the life of local Moken people and enjoy some superb snorkelling.

Adjusting back to the real world may be difficult after such an off the beaten track adventure, which is why a few nights in a boutique hotel in Thailand is the perfect way to ease back into every day life.

Divers may be very tempted to make a day trip to the Similan Islands or Koh Surin from Khao Lak, and enjoy some of Thailand’s very best diving.

Inclusions

  • International flights from UK
  • All taxes
  • Burma Boating Cruise with all meals
  • Accommodation with Breakfast
  • Excursions from cruise
  • Return Airport transfers throughout

Accommodation

  • 2 nights Bangkok
  • 6 night Burma Boating Cruise
  • 2 nights Bangkok
  • 5 nights Boutique Beach Resort

Excursions

  • All excursions from the cruise

Day 1: Fly UK to Bangkok

Overnight flight UK to Bangkok

Day 2: Arrive Bangkok

Arrive Bangkok and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight Bangkok. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Bangkok

Day at leisure in Bangkok. Enjoy the day relaxing in Bangkok or take an optional day excursion to the Grand Palace.

As all of our holidays are tailor made, the Bangkok stopover can be omitted or extended as required.

Overnight Bangkok. Breakfast included.

Day 4: Bangkok – Mergui

Fly from Bangkok to Ranong in Southern Thailand where you will be met and transferred across the border into Burma and on to Kaunthung to join Burma Boating’s cruise.

Overnight on board. All meals included.

Day 5: Cruise Mergui

Depart aboard Burma Boating’s yacht for your 5 night cruise of Mergui.

After the welcome aboard your yacht, set sail to Barwell Island where the evening is spent on the beach. Perhaps enjoy a swim before dinner and drinks.

Overnight on board. All meals included.

Day 6: Sailing

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board. After a refreshing swim begin the passage to

Island No. 115, a place often frequented by Moken sea gypsies.

In the afternoon reach the group of small islands called Mid Group. If time permits, go for a dinghy excursion into a nearby mangrove forest on Island No. 88.

After the evening swim, have dinner in this beautiful covered area.

Overnight on board. All meals included.

Day 7: Sailing

In the morning slowly sail towards the little village on Nyaung Wee Island and visit the local sea gypsy settlement.

After lunch sail west to Great Swinton Island. Enjoy a jungle walk along the creek and maybe collect seashells on the huge beach.

For those interested in Buddhism, a short visit to a local monastery is possible here.

Snorkelling is popular here before sundowners on deck. Watching the bioluminescent plankton is the entertainment at night.

Day 8: Sailing

In the early-morning sail to tiny Ohway Island for the best snorkelling (and great fishing) in the region.

Observe the colourful life of the reef, full of soft and hard corals and plentiful tropical fish.

After lunch set sails for Jar Lann Kyun and anchor in its large fjord, one of the most spectacular bays in the archipelago.

In the mangrove forest watch the hornbills at dusk and enjoy fine dining on board before relaxing under the starry sky.

Overnight on board. All meals included.

Day 9: Sailing

Today is a long, leisurely sail towards Za Det Nge Island with its beautiful bays and beaches.

Visit Rhino Island on the way. Its stunning turquoise waters are perfect for enjoying the sun. Later on reach Za Det Nge for a last dinner party on the beach.

Overnight on board. All meals included.

Day 10: Sailing – Kwathaung – Khao Lak

Today begins with an early morning passage towards Kawthaung and a casual brunch aboard before reaching the pier and say goodbye to Mergui.

From here transfer directly to Khao Lak or Phuket in Thailand.

Overnight Khao Lak or Phuket. Breakfast included.

Day 11 – 14: Khao Lak

Enjoy 4 nights in a boutique resort in Khao Lak or Phuket.

A stay in Khao Lak offers the chance to enjoy a day trip to the Similan Islands or Koh Surin which both offer some of the best diving in Thailand.

Day 15: Fly Thailand UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK

Day 16: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK

The Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar

Virtually unknown to the outside world, the Mergui Archipelago is located in Myanmar's remote south: a group of 800 deserted islands that lie at the heart of the sailing area.

Think white beaches lined with palm trees and dense jungle. Think swimming in azure water amongst colourful reef fish, spotting corals, and collecting seashells.

Now, picture eagles circling above, gibbons and monitor lizards eyeing you from the thickets, while a sundowner is being mixed for you on board the yacht. 

And best of all, you have this entire experience virtually to yourself. You can sail for days on end and not meet a soul but the odd fisherman in a dugout canoe.

Just across from the Thai border, the archipelago opened to foreigners as recently as the late 1990’s.

With only a few of the 800 islands sparsely populated and a couple dozen visitors to the entire area each month, the Mergui Archipelago remains one of the planet’s most unspoilt destinations.

 

Meet the Sea Nomads

The traditional inhabitants of the Mergui Archipelago are the Moken, a people who live off, and on, the sea.

Sometimes called ‘sea-gypsies’, this ethnic minority group leads a traditional, semi-nomadic lifestyle, dominated by diving for sea cucumbers, fishing and bartering. 

Until the recent changes in Myanmar’s government, the relationship between the Moken and the central authorities was marked by tensions.

Recently, however, things have started to improve and the Moken are somewhat less elusive.

If you are interested, it’s possible to visit Moken villages where you’ll be able to enjoy Moken food, buy fresh cuttlefish, and watch men building dugout canoes the way they have been made for hundreds of years.

Myanmar is home to more than 100 ethnicities from the Sino-Tibetan, Tai, and Austroasiatic ethno-linguistic groups and you will see an array of starkly differing features amongst the people you’ll meet.

Meta IV

The flagship Meta IV was designed by the naval architect Thomas E. Colvin, who gave the vessel her beautiful shape and robust hull.

She is made entirely of Thai teak, one of the best woods for building classic boats.

Meta IV was constructed in 1998 as a private yacht for a Swiss businessman who made his fortune in hotels.

In 2010, the Austrian skipper Herbert Mayrhauser found her at a pier in Phuket and immediately fell in love.

After two years of intensive restoration work and refitting, Meta IV started her new life as a luxury charter vessel in the autumn of 2012.

Meta IV measures 85 feet in length or 25 metres. That's longer than the Santa Maria, the boat that Columbus sailed into history when he discovered the Americas.

In fact, with all her space, you could almost forget you were holidaying on a yacht.

Cabins & Quarters 

Meta IV has four guest cabins, each fully air conditioned with en-suite bathrooms and electric toilets.

Two of the cabins boast queen-size beds, while the other two feature twin beds.

Behind the cockpit is the triple stateroom. The entire aft of the boat is shaded and fitted with multiple dining spaces and sunbathing areas.    

The boat's centre is dominated by the generous galley and saloon dining area.

But chances are that you'll be enjoying most of your meals outside in the sun or in Myanmar's mild evenings.

Adventure

Aventure is an extremely classy yacht built completely of mahogany and teak.

She was commissioned in 2011 by a French family looking for a luxurious yet classic sailing yacht with which to circumnavigate the world in style.  

All fittings and decorative elements are custom-built.

Below deck, Aventure is equipped with a 400 hp engine, two generators and the latest gadgets, instruments and facilities you could expect to find on a yacht of her size and style. 

Cabins & Quarters 

Aventure has space for 6 guests. She features a large master cabin and 2 guest staterooms, each with queen-sized beds.

All cabins are equipped with closet, mirror, en-suite washrooms and showers. 

 

 

The master cabin additionally features a small desk and working area and has an own entrance on the yacht's aft side.

The other two guest cabins are accessible from the saloon.

Centrally located in the middle of the yacht is the spacious lounge area with a small library and a dining table which comfortably seats 6 guests.

On the starboard side, opposite of the sofa is the central navigation station, from where the captain controls all major instruments and indicators.  

Behind the saloon is the generous kitchen with professional equipment, huge freezers and a cool storage.

Opposite of the kitchen lies the well-insulated walk-in engine room, which is also where the 2 generators are stationed.   

The common social area and all cabins are brightly lit through skylights, which add to the beautiful classic touch of the yacht.

Deluxe Hotel Suggestions Bangkok:

Banyan Tree
The Metropolitan

Deluxe Hotel Suggestions Khao Lak:

The Sarojin
X2 Khao Lak

 

13 nights Burma Sailing Adventure - Deluxe:

  • Price from £3,995 pp

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

Contact Us:

All of our Classic Burma Tours are completely tailor made and we can put together any kind of Burma itinerary to suit your interests and budget.

Call us now to speak to a Burma  expert about your tailor made Burma holiday.

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We're open from 9 until 9 daily and our 0333 number is a local rate number included in most call packages.

 

Fully Customisable

Firstly the yachts can be chartered, so if you have a group of friends, we can customise your own itinerary to suit your own interests.

Do the sailing yourselves or let the Burma Boating crew take the helm.

Flexible Holidays

The itinerary suggested here includes Bangkok and a beach resort in Khao Lak.

This holiday can be tailored to suit whatever your interests are.

If you don't want any time in a resort that's fine, just let us know the kind of trip you're looking for an let us put something together for you.


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