TEN NIGHTS IN MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO AND BEYOND
DAY 1: PHUKET, THAILAND
Arrive at Phuket International Airport in Thailand where after a 20-minute transfer by a private vehicle you will be taken to the tender to board Lamima. Once onboard, settle into your cabin, relax on the sundeck, or enjoy some of the watersports available before we set sail for an overnight cruise to Similan Island’s National Park.
DAY 2: SIMILAN ISLANDS
The Similan Islands are renowned for their world-class dive sites with incredible underwater topography consisting of huge boulders and abundant marine life. Similar monumental rock formations can be found on the shores of the islands towering over beautiful white coral-sand beaches. After a day diving and exploring the islands, set sail for an overnight cruise to Myanmar.
DAY 3: MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, MYANMAR
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at a beautiful anchorage whilst we clear immigration and obtain clearance to enter Myanmar’s waters. Continue to our first destination in the Mergui Archipelago where we drop anchor for the night and take the tender to a nearby deserted island where the crew is ready to serve dinner and drinks under the stars.
DAY 4: LANBI KYUN
Raise anchor and set sail for Lambi Kyun looking out for Moken Sea Gypsies along the way. These local inhabitants of the
Mergui Archipelago lives a very simple way of life in a small floating community and is renowned for their friendliness. Head ashore Lambu Kyun, a densely forested island which offers excellent opportunities to observe local flora and fauna and the great chance to see Barking Deer!
DAY 5: KYUN PILA
The next day we sail to Kyun Pila, an island paradise covered with thick rainforest and home to noisy hornbills. Explore some of the many secluded bays on a paddleboard or simply relax on your very own private beach while the crew prepares a barbecue lunch. Afterward, laze in the shade of the rainforest canopy or take to the crystal clear waters on Lamima’s jetskis.
DAY 6: LORD LOUGHBOROUGH
In the morning cruise to the jungle-covered island of Lord Loughborough where there are some great sites to catch a glimpse of manta rays while diving or snorkeling. In the afternoon, there will be an opportunity to visit a nearby fishing village to enjoy a friendly introduction to the locals and to learn about the traditional boat building techniques that are still practiced today.
DAY 7: MACLEOD ISLAND
Sail to Macleod Island and head ashore to explore some of the rainforest trails laid down across the island. Macleod is renowned for its excellent birdwatching and abundance of tropical plants and a climb to the island’s highest peak offers spectacular panoramic views. Explore the coastal caves and mangroves by sea kayak or dive among barracuda and trevally while the crew set up camp on the beach.
DAY 8: ZADETKALAY ISLANDS, MYANMAR
After an early morning cruise to Kawthaung to clear immigration in preparation for our departure from Myanmar’s water, we continue to Zadetkalay Islands where you can spend the day swimming in the crystal clear waters and relaxing on deserted white sand beaches. For something a bit more energetic, you can explore the area by paddleboard or even a jukung, one of Lamima’s traditional dugout canoes.
DAY 9: SURIN ISLANDS, THAILAND
Having arrived back in Thailand’s water continue to Surin Islands’ National Park where you can enjoy a day jumping in and out of the water on the many fringing reefs. Alternatively, explore the islands’ hiking trails looking out for macaques and over 90 different species of birdlife. Cruise overnight to Koh Phi Phi.
DAY 10: KOH PHI PHI ISLANDS
Enjoy an early morning visit to the Koh Phi Phi’s most famous beach before returning to Lamima and relocating to some of the island’s more secluded spots where you can explore tranquil coves by paddleboard or canoe.
DAY 11: PHUKET, THAILAND
An early morning cruise through the spectacular seascapes of Phang Nga Bay is a memorable way to end your adventure. Transfer by tender to the jetty before continuing by private vehicle to Phuket International Airport to check in for your onward flight.