Day 1: Kawthung – Barwell Island. Transfer by long-tail from Ranong (Thailand) to Kawthung (Burma) arriving on Stressbreaker around lunchtime. Once all the paperwork is sorted, we sail to Barwell Island for an evening arrival.
Day 2: Barwell Island – Lampi National Park. After exploring the island we sail north to Lampi National Park. An idyllic anchorage and your first opportunity to see the White Bellied Sea Eagles and Bryon my Kites that circle the skies.
Day 3 Lampi National Park – Great Swinton. In the morning, we explore one of the mangrove rivers on the west side of Lampi Island. Plenty of wildlife and huge, century-old mangrove trees towering overhead. After, we set sail for Great Swinton Island, stopping off on the way at the Sea Gypsy village on Pu Nala.
Day 4: Great Swinton. Great Swinton Island has several kilometres of white sand beach, beautifully clear warm water and the most pristine coral you have ever seen! It is ideal for those that want to “have a go” at Scuba Diving. Or for the more experienced, just offshore, there is the world class dive site of Shark Cave! If diving is not your scene, the day can be spent Sea Kayaking around to our night anchorage on the other side of the island.
Day 5: Great Swinton – McLeod Island. After we leave Great Swinton we sail south, passing dozens of deserted tropical islands before arriving at McLeod Island. Another beautiful island covered in rainforest and some great snorkelling. Here we have an opportunity to explore the rainforest and perhaps even see the illusive Rhinoceros Hornbill.
Day 6: McLeod Island – Horseshoe Island. Today we travel to the “jewel in the crown” of the Mergui Archipelago. As the name suggests, this island is horseshoe shaped with a lagoon in the middle making it the most idyllic anchorage. Being shallow, with crystal clear water and a white sand bottom, the whole lagoon appears like a giant fish tank.
Day 7: Horseshoe Island – Kawthung. This morning, we take the inflatable to the nearby island of Copula. The whole inside of the island is a giant cave, which can only be entered by dingy at low tide. The cave is home to a small number of people who live in a stilted village above the water. These people spend their life in the half-light collecting bird’s nests for the soup!!!! After lunch we depart for an evening arrival in Kawthung.
Day 8: Kawthung. Leave Stressbreaker about 8am for the long-tail crossing back to Ranong (Thailand) for your onward journey.
The following fees are payable locally to the Burmese authorities and will need to brought by all guests. The fees are per person and must be paid with mint condition US dollar bills.
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