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Burma Islands Tour

8 Days / 7 Nights

Starting from: USD $3,099pp

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Island Hopping in Myanmar

If sailing, island hopping and a holiday on water is your thing, then nothing beats 5 days of sailing off the Burmese coast hopping from island to island, sandwiched in between two nights in Yangon. This tour offers you everything and more from time on white sandy beaches, to marine life and various activities on water.

Your sailing adventure starts in Yangon before taking a flight to the quaint seaside town of Myeik. Once there you will spend the day observing the local industries that revolve around the sea, such as local fishing techniques, pearl farming as well as rubber and coconut production. You then board your boat for your first meal onboard, ready for your 5 days on the open sea.

Once you set sail you will discover various picturesque islands, some that have names, but the others only numbers. Each time you stop there will be something special to see or do; from taking out the sea kayaks to snorkelling in the shallow coral reefs that are teeming with fish and underwater activity. On previous cruises, there have also been dolphin and Nurse shark sightings, which are simply wonderful to experience as they come close to your boat.

Alternatively, if relaxation and getting a tan is your thing, then you can simply lay back on deck and do nothing and then when you come close to an Island you can swim or take a kayak to shore. Once on land, you can do more of the same, lie back, dig your feet in the soft white sand and sit back and relax. But, if you do find some energy, you can either save it for your return to Yangon, where you will visit the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda, or there will be some opportunities to explore some of the islands further on an island jungle trek.

Highlights

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    Discover the local workshops in Myeik

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    Observe local fishing and pearl farming techniques

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    Island Boating

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    Dolphins and Nurse Shark sightings

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    Snorkeling

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    Sea Kayaking

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    Coral Reefs

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    White Sandy Beaches

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    Sea Fishing

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    Jungle Trekking

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    Shewedagon Pagoda

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    Yangon City

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Day
1
Yangon

Arrival

Upon arrival at the airport in Yangon you will be met by a “See Asia Differently’ representative and transferred to your hotel, where you will have the rest of the day to get accustomed to your new surroundings.

Overnight in Yangon (Meals: B/_/_)

Day
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Myeik

Yangon to Myeik | Flight: 1 hour

After breakfast you’ll head to the airport to take a domestic flight to Myeik. This quaint seaside town revolves around fishing, pearl farming, manufacture of fermented shrimp paste and the production of rubber and coconuts. You’ll get to explore some of the workshops throughout the day before boarding your boat, which will be your home for the next 5 nights.

Overnight On Board (Meals: B/_/D)

Day
3
Cruise

Mergui Island to Wal Island & Marble Island

Your morning starts with a peaceful kayak ride near to Wal Island before continuing to Marble Island. Once there, you can go on another kayaking session before enjoying lunch on-board. In the afternoon you get to explore a nearby cave when the tide begins to ebb. If luck is on your side, you may be able to see some dolphins pass by. Your boat will then anchor near Marble Island for the night.

Overnight On Board (Meals: B/L/D)

Day
4
Cruise

Marble Island &amp to Salet Galet (Lampi)

After breakfast your boat will weigh anchor and set sail for Salet Galet (Lampi). Along the way, you’ll stop at a pearl farm to learn about the delicate process of finding pearls. When nearing the island, you can choose to go kayaking in the adjacent mangrove forest. You then have the rest of the day to enjoy as you wish. By either lying about on the boat or relaxing on the pristine white-sand beach of the Island.

Overnight On Board (Meals: B/L/D)

Day
5
Inle Lake

Salet Galet to 254 (60) Island & Makyone Galet

Today you will set sail for 254 (60) island, which is a small island popular amongst tourists due to the coral reefs in the area and its beautiful semi-circle shaped beach. After some time to enjoy the island and beach you carry on to Makyone Galet, where you’ll be served lunch on-board. Once there, you can choose to explore a local village or enjoy swimming, fishing or sunbathing on the fine white sand of the beach.

Overnight On Board (Meals: B/L/D)

Day
6
Bagan

Makyone Galet to Nga Island & 115 Island

After breakfast you set sail for Nga Man Island, which features beautiful hard and soft corals. You might, if you’re lucky, spot some Nurse sharks roaming around the corals, but do not fret as they are inoffensive. There’s also an underwater cave, which you can explore. After some time you continue to 115 island, where on arrival you are free to do as you wish. Activities around the island include kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, swimming, sun bathing or jungle trekking.

Overnight On Board (Meals: B/L/D)

Day
7
Bagan

115 Island to Kawthaung & Yangon | Flight: 2 hours

This morning you enjoy your last breakfast on-board as you sail to Kawthaung and disembark at around 9 am. From here you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Yangon. Shortly after checking in, you will set out to visit the fascinating Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset. The pagoda is considered to be the ‘heart’ of Buddhist Myanma and is believed to be 2,500 years old. It’s a fascinating place to spend time watching the world go by, and an incredible way to end your adventure.

Overnight in Yangon (Meals: B/_/_)

Day
8
Yangon

Departure

After breakfast you are free to enjoy the morning as you wish before being transferred to the airport with plenty of time for your departing flight home.

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Burma Island Hopping Tour Map

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    Airport pick up and drop off

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    Overnights as mentioned

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    Excursions as mentioned

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    Transportation in private A/C vehicle

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    English speaking guide

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    Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – excludes drinks)

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    All taxes

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    All flights unless included in itinerary & Visa fees

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    International airport tax (Included in Airline Ticket)

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    Meals, unless mentioned differently

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    Beverages and personal expenses

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    Other excursions and entrance fees

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    Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation and evacuation in the event of accident of illness)

Please note: You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining on it as well as bringing with you 4 passport size photos with you for your visa, as well as having a couple spare.

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