Thailand & Myanmar - 14 Days Yacht Charter Itinerary
A 14-day private charter itinerary visiting the West Coast of Thailand & Myanmar Merqui archipelago.
Phuket & Phang Nga Bay is one of the Asia's great scenic wonders. It covers an area of 400 sq km (154 sq miles) and consists of verdant limestone islands, some of which reach 300m (984ft) high.
The area is famous for its caves and aquatic grottoes. Apart from the occasional village, few of the islands are densely populated. The most famous of the islands in the bay are Ko Ping Kan (more commonly known as James Bond Island) and Koh Pannyi. The former featured in the James Bond movie 'The Man with the Golden Gun', whilst the latter, which literally means 'Sea Gypsy Island', is a village built out over the water on stilts, guarded by a giant rock monolith.
With Super Yacht Moecca you will discover the very best aspects of this area, with the ultimate in personalized service provided by an organization dedicated to the pursuit of perfection.
Please note the itinerary below are our suggested itinerary, however the choice of where to cruise, and for how long, is always tailored to your specific requirements.
Day 1 Ao Po Marina to Krabi
The limousines will pick you up at the air port and bring you to Ao Po Grand Marina, only 15 minutes away. The marina is located on the northeastern side of the peninsula where Moecca is waiting. We leave as soon as you are onboard for the Koh Hong Island of Krabi. Some have said that the beaches here are amongst the most beautiful in the world, so an afternoon relaxing, swimming and snorkeling makes for a perfect introduction. We will stay overnight and leave early morning before sunrise for Koh Phi Phi Don and arrive before breakfast.
Day 2 Phi Phi Island
Arrive before breakfast. This will be a relaxed day of water sports, diving, fishing, kayaking or just sunbathing! The most amazing activity will be the high the quality snorkeling, where you will discover reefs teaming with schools of clown fish, parrot fish, angel fish, sergeant majors and needle nose fish to name a few. The Ko Phi Phi Don area is supposed to have three of the most beautiful islands in the world, comprising Ko Phi Phi Don, Ko Phraya Nak and Ko Bida Nok. In fact, the movie starring Leonardo DiCapprio "The Beach" was filmed here. The setting won't disappoint, as the geology has this jagged, Jurassic feel, where you will see spectacular limestone cliffs and inlets with soaring eagles and sea birds and even wild monkeys that come down to the beach for a visit. The kayaking is also superb! Steam early morning before sunrise to Ko Lanta Yai
Day 3 Ko Lanta
Arrive before breakfast. Ko Lanta Yai is long, thin island with all nine beaches located on the west coast of the island, running north to south. The east coast is more mountainous and covered with rainforest. In the south it ends at the Marine National Park. The highlighted spots of Koh Lanta are absolutely its wonderful beaches and crystal clear water, each of which has its characteristic beauty. The national park area with its' two curved, private beaches are simply wonderful, and well worth a visit, the Had Hin Ngam (a beautiful stone beach) and Tanod (Palm Beach). These two beaches stand on protected land, with no nearby resorts. The surrounding area is rich and diverse with amazing tropical nature, trekking and walking trail-ways and fantastic opportunities for bird and wild life watching. In Ko Lanta Yai we will steam the coast line during the day and stop at the beaches you find most interesting. In afternoon we stop at a sheltered bay in the Marine Park and stay overnight. Early morning before sunrise we steam for Ko Ha.
Day 4 Ko Ha
12 nautical miles west of Ko Lanta National park lies a group of 5 islands named Ko Ha. Here we arrive before breakfast. The name Ko Ha comes from the Thai word for five, which is Ha, Ko meaning Island. This is a must visit place for anglers wishing to target Sailfish, and the crystal clear 50 meter deep water is also home to many of the species that can be found. The water is so clear, that whilst snorkeling it is often possible to see many of the fish you perhaps are intending to catch. The highlight of diving here is a series of caves, or caverns on the largest of the islands, Koh Ha Yai. The emerald light filtering through the cave entrance at sunrise is quite magical. Try your fishing luck. In the afternoon we steam for Ko Muk (Emerald Cave) and drop anchor for the night.
Day 5 Emerald Cave Ko Rok Nai
The islands are similar to the Seychelles or even Maine in some areas, but featuring a lush, tropical and flowering jungle canopy. Enjoy water that is indescribable brilliant emerald green! Here you will be encouraged to done a lifejacket to swim through a 270' tunnel/cave with flashlights and underwater cameras. At the end of the tunnel is a small oasis known to the locals as "the Emerald Cave." It was also known to be used by ancient pirates to hide their treasures. This is an excursion with just enough of excitement for enjoyable and not too scary or intimidating. During lunch we will move to the Island Ko Rok Nai, for some unbelievable diving or snorkeling. The islands around Ko Muk and Ko Rok Nai is like a south Pacific paradise, but more beautiful. This area is remote and different. Snorkeling and diving is a wonderland of fish and brightly colored corals. It's quite simply - perfection. Leave your Garden of Eden for an overnight passage Ko Racha Noi
Day 6 Koh Racha
Arrive at sunrise. Spend another relaxing day at Koh Racha Noi for more world class snorkeling and diving, and a visit to the 5 star resort Koh Ratcha, which is rated as one of the top 100 new resorts in the world. Enjoy a walk through the resort to the opposite side of the island for a cool drink, then board one of the local Thai Long Tail boats to experience this local attraction back to your yacht, as it is just long enough to be enjoyable and is something you need to do just once. Why don't have your dinner on our spacious sun deck with the sunset in the West and the Island in the East. Get underway overnight for Patong Beach, located on the western side of Phuket.
Day 7 Patong
Arrive before breakfast. Spend the day onboard for water sports and sunbathing or go ashore to check the shopping on Patong. After dinner go ashore and try the famous night life Patong is known for. Patong Beach is the most famous of Phuket's beaches and it has the largest concentration of tourists. The beach is a 4 km long inside a protective bay, ringed with high green lush mountains. The white sand and the water is very clean despite this is the most developed beach on the island. The bungalow complexes, restaurants, shops and vibrant nightspots appealing to all tastes are lined up to the seafront, this is the party beach. There is a wide variety of bars, Discotek, Cabaret shows etc. We stay here overnight and the next morning we move to Surin Beach.
Day 8 Surin Beach
Arrive Surin Beach before breakfast. Why don't spend after lunch with an escorted shopping that offer homemade Thai spa products, ceramics, or famous brand Thai silks and traditional textiles, pillows and more. In the early evening before sunset we will start to move to Mergui archipelago in Burma (Myanmar).
Myanmar (Burma) Merqui Islands (Burma Banks)
Mergui (Myeik islands also known as the Burma Banks) has the untouched archipelago, with 800 islands. Among those islands are various wild life, caves, lagoons and fresh water falls in the forest. Dense bush and rainforest cover most areas above the high-tide line while vast of mangroves and magnificent mile long white sand beaches are interspersed with rocky headlines, tidal creek and a few fresh water rivers. This is an incredibly extensive and beautiful archipelago, much of which has probably never been explored. The corals are reported to be in great condition with plenty of big fish, the crystal clear water, immaculate white sands and the rainforest right behind, they make the perfect picture for holiday dreams. Perfect for diving and February and March attracting whale sharks and manta rays. The people living on these islands are the Moken, sometimes known as the sea gypsies, they are a sea-dwelling people following a traditional way of life, doing things like fishing and building boats the way they have been doing for centuries. To cut a long story short: The islands and surrounding seas are alive with an amazing diversity of flora and fauna and very beautiful underwater scenes and marine life. With super yacht Moecca you will explore all this.
We will have and early morning arrival in to Kawthaung Port (Victoria point), in the very south of Myanmar. Clear Immigration and Customs formalities. Ones cleared we depart and steam the 45NM to 115 Island (Nyaung Wee Islands) just south of Lampi. Drop anchor in this beautiful spot where you can visit the various beaches, snorkel, kayaking, fishing, swimming and sunbathing on the beach.
Day 9 Victoria Point 115 Island
In the evening before sunset we move location 15NM further north to overnight anchorage the southwest bay of Lampi Island, a beautiful big bay with a large beach.
Day 10 Lampi Island
After breakfast why don't explore the Lampi Island. Bird watching, trekking, jungle river exploration by Zodiac is only a few activities to do here. In the mid afternoon we cruise slowly north along the west coast of Lampi Island to view the beautiful scenery. In the evening we drop anchor at Wa Ale Kyun Island. It’s clear water, good snorkeling and two very beautiful beaches give a good reason to go ashore.
Day 11 Kyan Phila
In the very early morning we will steam to Kyun Phila, also known as Great Swinton Island (15 miles). One of the most beautiful islands in Mergui archipelago. We will arrive before breakfast and all water sports activities will be prepared for you here. Enjoy the day relaxing on the beach swimming in the crystal clear waters or snorkeling on the rich coral reefs. Next early morning we move to Cavern Island (15NM).
Day 12 Cavern Island
Cavern Island, another Island for good kayaking and explore by Zodiacs. While having lunch we will start to move back to Kawthaung for customs and immigration clearance. On this leg we will cruise between the clusters of islands before arriving the check point. After clearance we start our night passage back to Phuket Island, Surin beach.
Day 13 Surin Beach
We arrive early morning. Use this day for another day of relaxing, watersports activities or let us arrange for another shopping day or tour around the island and arrive back in the afternoon. After cocktails onboard end up the evening with a seafood dinner at the PLA restaurant down on Surin Beach, in a magical beach setting. There is something to be said about sitting on a beach at night surrounded by tiki torches. During dinner, perhaps you will want to light one of your own Chinese lanterns, make a wish and sail it skyward! During the night we will move Pang Nga Bay
Day 14 Phang Nga Bay
We will anchor near Ko Ya just north of Ko Panak in Phang Nga Bay. This area is where you will find at least 41 limestone rock formations, jutting from the sea and caused by a volcanic eruption. To navigate the shallow waters especially as you come near the estuaries you'll board a smaller boat to take you to the famous James Bond and surrounding islands, where you will see some of the most spectacular cliffs and caves along the shoreline. James Bond Island itself is an area where dozens of the traditional Thai Long Tail boats transport tourists' non-stop. A shore excursion to the island is necessary just to see the unique rock formations. The highlight of this area however is a trip to the local sea gypsy village Panyee, formed around 200 years ago and built on stilts over the water. Descendants of real sea gypsies further to the north who abandoned civilization to live on yachts, today the village has around 1,400 inhabitants. This excursion is followed by a ride into the estuaries to see the famous cliffs where the locals climb to extract the nests for bird's nest soup. Who knew that this soup is actually made from the bird's saliva that is used in creating their nests, and is what becomes the sweet delicacy that flavors this "fountain of youth" soup. Here we stay at anchor overnight.
Day 15 Ao Po Marina
Use this morning for relaxing, sunbathing or water sporting and after that we move back to Ao Po Marina. When it's time for departure, the limousines will bring you to the airport for your flight to your selected destination.
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