The Mergui Archipelago Myanmar Discovery Voyage

The Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar - 7 nights - From US$3,780



Cruise through the Mergui Archipelago, an area of Myanmar almost totally untouched by foreign visitors. tThis incredible expedition takes place onboard the Andaman Explorer, a classic 1960's motor yacht.

Freighter cruise to Pitcairn island

Itinerary - 10 nights

Day 1
Passengers embark at the border port of Kawthaung. After lunch explore the town of Kawthaung and surrounding area. Sail on evening or morning tide.


Day 2 
Sail on to Naung Wee island to visit a Moken (sea gipsy) village and learn about their extraordinary water bourn life. Sail all night.


Day 3
Sail all day north through the archipelago with a stop to swim and snorkel and explore ashore on an island of interest.

Day 4 
All day ashore to explore this fascinating colonial port city. Afternoon voluntary trip by car to the rarely visited town of Tanintharyi (Tenasserim), once capital of this region.

Day 5

Morning sail to Port Maria to visit the Karen communities there. Swimming and snorkeling off a desert island in the afternoon. Sail all night.

Day 6

Visit the Lampi Marine National Park with its mangrove forests and diverse bird life including the hornbill. We go up river by kayak deep into the mangroves with excellent bird watching and return to the beach to swim or snorkel. Afternoon visit to Mokkein sea gypsy villages.

Day 7 
Sail to Cockscomb Island with its limestone caves and hidden lagoon accessible only on the ship’s tenders. In the afternoon we will move round to the South Bay where we can kayak and swim off pristine white sandy beaches and watch the sun go down as cocktails are served on the beach.

Day 8

Arrive at Kawthaung in the morning and disembark for your onward journey.


  • Transfers of passengers to and from the ship
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All tour activities and excursions as stated
  • Transportation, shore excursions, and the use of equipment
  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic and local alcoholic beverages onboard the ship
  • Service of expert local guides
  • Use of sporting equipment (snorkelling gear, paddleboards etc.)

From US$3,780 per person twin share


Travel Dates
October 2018 - April 2019 and October 2019 - April 2020 

EnquireTo Book or Enquire

Call: 02 8270 4899

We recommend booking 3 - 6 months in advance to ensure you secure the dates you desire.
Passengers must be in possession of a valid passport. Please enquire about visa requirements.

Cancellation by the passenger for any reason is subject to the cancellation charges of the shipping company:

60 days or more prior to departure, full refund. 30 to 59 days prior to departure, forfeit 50% of trip fee. Less than 30 days prior to departure, forfeit 100% of the trip fee.

Freighter Expedition charges a $200 cancellation fee.

No refund is paid for early disembarkation.

You must have comprehensive Travel Insurance which will include cancellation cover due to medical, family crisis and other substantial reasons not to travel.