Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago
DURATION:8 Days/ 7 NightsREGION:AsiaSHIP:Andaman Explorer
Be one of the first to discoverer southern Myanmar (Burma) and the Mergui Archipelago aboard the classic motor yacht the Andaman Explorer. Cruise the Andaman Sea and the Mergui Archipleago from the southern port town of Kawthaung over seven nights. This cruise is a true expedition. The voyage plan shown here is very much a rough sketch as many of the places the Andaman Explorer
plans to visit cannot be found in any guide book! We can assure you that it will be varied and interesting however, combining old colonial towns and fishing villages, the spectacular underwater world of the Mergui Archipelago and interesting cultures and people, including the ‘sea gypsy’ Moken people. Limited to just 18 expeditioners on each departure, this program is sure to be popular!
Operated by: Pandaw
The classic motor yacht Andaman Explorer has a storied history. Built as the MV Atlantic Guard in 1963 in Norway as a Norwegian coast guard vessel, she is 61 metres long with her original Rolls Royce engines. The hull is built to 'ice class' with extra thick plates and she has the power to withstand north Atlantic storms or chases out to sea. Very handy when cruising in tropical waters!
After retiring from coast guard duties in 1998 she was acquired by Doctor Bogazzi, an Italian oligarch whose family owns the Carrara marble quarries. Dr Bogazzi lavished many a million on the ship, now renamed the MY Marina, completely refitting her with eleven very generous suites and a Jacuzzi on deck. Much of the ship is floored with Carrara marble, pleasantly cool under foot for those who go unshod.
Now, completely refurbished in Pandaw style, she is ready to explore the Andaman Sea and Myanmar coastline. With both open-air dining and an interior dining room, spacious lounge areas, two teak observation decks and an onboard jacuzzi, and capacity for just 18 guests, your expedition aboard Andaman Explorer will be both comfortable and intimate.
The following additional options may be added to your cruise.
Myanmar's Undiscovered South
Before or after your expedition discover more of Myanmar (Burma) with this five day extension. Tour the capital Yangon (Rangoon), see the Golden Rock, Hpa An, Moulmein and ancient temples whilst enjoying 1 night at the 5-star Yangon Shangri La hotel and three nights at the Hpa An Lodge. Return flights from Kawthaung and the services of an English-speaking guide are also included.
Important note: Pandaw applies port duties of USD $195 per person in addition to the published cruise fare, and these port taxes and fees will be added to your invoice.
Your cruise price includes:
- All excursions as stated in the itinerary
- Entrance fees
- Guide services (English language)
- Main meals, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes and mineral water
- Local soft drinks, local beer, local spirits, mineral water
- Crew gratuities
Your cruise price does not include:
- Flights and pre- and post- cruise accommodation
- Port dues of USD $195 per person
- Imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs
- Premium soft drinks such as Perrier
- Espressos and cappuccinos at the bar
- Tips to non-crew tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers
- Travel Insurance (ask us for a quote and SAVE 20%)