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Archipelago Sailing
Luxury Adventure Sailing Cruise in Myanmar
6 day / 5 night sailing trip in the Mergui Archipelago


Imagine this: 800 remote islands, a national park, white beaches and indigenous people who roam the islands in dugout canoes. Only 1,700 visitors come here every year. That‘s an average of 2 per island. Per year...

The Mergui Archipelago is one of Asia‘s last island regions which remains virtually untouched. Be one of the first to visit this paradise.

THE YACHT META IV:

Join us on the luxury classic two-masted sailing yacht to cruise through this beautiful world. Meta IV was made completely from Thai teak and designed by the famous naval architect Thomas E. Colvin. She measures over 25 meters in length and almost 6 meters in width.


After two years of intensive restoration work and refitting, Meta IV started her new life as a luxury charter vessel in the fall of 2012. She is nearly twice as long as the Santa Maria, the boat Christopher Columbus sailed to the Americas.

The yacht features 4 guest cabins, 6 bathrooms and 3 dining areas (inside and outside) - with so much space you could almost forget that you are actually spending your holiday on a yacht.


All cabins have electricity, fans and are fully air-conditioned for optimal temperature control. Cabins each have private bathrooms with showers and Western-style toilets. There is a generous dining area and kitchen in the galley. The spacious upper deck provides for two shaded dining and seating areas as well as the cockpit in the rear area and plenty of room for relaxing, sun-bathing or playing in the front and on the galley.

The yacht is crewed by her experienced skipper, a Myanmar guide and interpreter, a chef and a sailor. The ship is fully equipped with safety gear meeting international standards.

FEATURES:
  • 4 guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms and toilets
  • Air-conditioning
  • Modern safety and navigational equipment
  • VHF radio and satellite phone
  • Snorkeling and fishing gear
  • Sea kayak and dinghy boat
  • A library, games, good sound system, flat screen TV
  • Generators, 12 V / 24 V / 220 V
  • Fresh water maker and 4,500 l water tank
  • BBQ and dishwasher
  • Crew: Austrian captain, Thai chef and 2 sailors
  • A fully stocked bar
CRUISING PROGRAM / ITINERARY:
From November 02, 2013 to July 03, 2014, the cruise departs on Saturdays at noon from Kawthaung in Myanmar’s south. After a 6 day/5 night cruise through the Mergui Archipelago, it ends on Thursday noon in Kawthaung again.

DAY 1:

Meet the guests at the Kawthaung immigration pier or the agreed-upon pick-up point. Transfer to the yacht. Welcome drink on board, boat orientation and safety briefing. Departure toward Hasting Island and dinner on the beach.


DAY 2:
Passage to Lampi Island, the largest in the region. Brunch on board, followed by a visit to a village of Moken sea nomads. Sail to Clara Island with a dinghy excursion into a nearby mangrove forest.

DAY 3:
Passage to Pila Island. Barbecue on the long beach and jungle walk. Snorkeling, followed by a sundowner on deck.

DAY 4:
Early-morning sail towards the Mid Group. Explore its small islands, hidden coves and beaches. Visit Frost and Potter Islands, famous for their large fig trees by the beach.

DAY 5:
Long, leisurely sail towards Zadetkyi Island with its beautiful bays and beaches. Exploring the reefs and their underwater wildlife. Dinner party on board.

DAY 6:
Final passage towards Kawthaung. Arrival by noon.

PRICES:
 

All prices in EURO

Validity

Join-In Rates per Person

Per Cabin

Twin/Double Single Sup Triple Stateroom

up to May 2016

1,785

1,255

5,265


SERVICE INCLUDED:

  • 6 day/5 night cruise with stops and visits as detailed above
  • 3 full meals per day and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Water, fuel, electric power, dinghy boat usage, snorkeling equipment, fishing equipment, sea kayak
  • Service of crew during cruise
  • Fees for local guide and interpreter on board

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Other services not mentioned in package
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Visa, immigration and other government fees
  • Transfer to and from meeting point at Kawthaung immigration pier
  • Personal health insurance and other personal insurances
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips for crew members

NOTES:

  • Departure on Saturdays during our cruising season with a minimum of 2 confirmed passengers.
     
  • The details of the itinerary are examples and subject to changes. For safety reasons and according to weather or other local conditions, the details of the program may be amended without prior notice.
     
  • Departure is at noon on Saturdays. Return is around midday on Thursdays. Meeting point is the Kawthaung immigration pier at 11:30 latest or if no other arrangement has been made.
     
  • We can help organise transport upon request to Kawthaung (Myanmar) immigration pier on Saturday mornings from Phuket Airport by car, Ranong ferry pier by longtail boat or from Ranong Airport by car (all 3 in Thailand) or from Kawthaung Airport by car and return drop-off trip on Thursday afternoons. Upon request we can also help organize private charter flights to Kawthaung Airport.
     
  • Meta IV has 2 twin share cabins and 2 twin bed cabins. All cabins can be booked with a single supplement. Guests can also book the spacious triple stateroom instead of one of the 4 regular cabins. The triple stateroom can only be booked per cabin.
     
  • The maximum number of passengers is 9 persons in 4 cabins. Meta IV does not accommodate children under the age of 12.
     
  • Guests need to ensure that they have all necessary visas for Myanmar and potentially for Thailand before arrival, in case these are required and if they cannot be obtained on arrival. Upon request, we will help obtain visas on arrival for Myanmar in Kawthaung. Visa fees are to be paid by the guests.
     
  • The Myanmar government charges foreign visitors a fee for entering the Mergui Archipelago and are to be paid by the guests to immigration authorities before boarding. These fees are not included in the cruise price. At time of writing the fees varied between US$ 150.- and 250.- per person. The height of government fees is subject to changes and will be communicated according to our best knowledge upon booking.
     
  • As in all tropical climates, the natural conditions can cause hazards or annoyances, which guests should avoid by ensuring proper dress and using simple protection. After booking, we will provide guests with a list of recommendations on what to bring.
     
  • There is a medium risk of malaria and other tropical diseases in the area. Guests are recommended to inform themselves about vaccination, etc. before departure.
     
  • Private charters with flexible cruising duration and itinerary can be booked on request.

ACCESS:
Phuket, the closest international air hub, is a scenic 4 hours' car ride away. There are also daily flights to Kawthaung from Yangon and from Myeik and two daily flights from Bangkok to the Thai city of Ranong at the Myanmar border. We‘re happy to help you plan your travel and organize pickups.
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