2 Days 1 Night - Mergui Archipelago Tented Island Stay
Thel Ni Aw Bay (Thayaw Thahan Gyi Island)
Period: Daily from mid October until mid May
Duration: 1 night, extra night only 60 USD per Person
Route: Northern Mergui Archipelago Loop - includes Dome and Smart Island Day Trip
Activities: Swimming, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Light Hiking
Thel Ni Aw bay is located on Elphine Stone Island or Thayaw Thahan Gyi Island and is part of the Northern Mergui Archipelago in the Andaman Sea. It is situated 1.5 hours off the coast of Myeik, the biggest town in Southern Myanmar (Burma). The origin of the islands name is not yet completely discovered.
After breakfast we pick you up at your Myeik hotel (7:30 AM). It's a one and a half hour cruise to Dome Island. Feel the fresh sea breeze as we pass beautiful mangrove forests. Here and there tiny villages line the shore. The people who live here catch fish, crabs, mussels and oysters.
Our first stop will be Dome Waterfall, which cascades down from high above right into the ocean. You are able to climb up and a have a refreshing bath. Please be careful walking around on the slippery rocks and respect the fishing boat, which might refill their fresh water supplies.
Later on we arrive to Dome Nyaung Mine Village. The fishermen share their place with sea gypsies, which are called Moken in the local language. Their lifestyle reminds us of a simpler time before bank accounts and life insurance. Many spend their life permanently at sea during the dry season, only seeking the shelter of land when the heavy rains come. We will have seafood and vegetarian lunch in the authentic village.
After lunch we cruise on to Smart Island for swimming and snorkeling in pristine waters. The shapes of the island with one long beach and three smaller one is one of its kin. The long and the small beaches are within 5-10 minutes walking distance. Enjoy you afternoon relaxing, swimming, playing, sunbathing and whatever else you would like to do.
In the afternoon we drop you off at Thel Ni Aw. You will be check in to your tent. The rest of the afternoon is all yours. Take the kayak for a spin, read a book or relax on the beach. We prepare buffet dinner for you. The day could end with a night swim to see the all year fluorescence. We can prepare a bon fire for you.
Overnight stay: Tent with air mattress, facilities: western toilet and showers, seating area
Meals: Lunch, BBQ Seafood-Dinner Buffet
Take it easy in the morning. We have a light breakfast selection for you and of course coffee and tea. Start the day with a swim or kayak in a nearby bay. Others might continue relaxing on the island.
We prepare buffet lunch for you. Around 3 PM in the afternoon you will be picked up and transferred back to Myeik.
Extension is possible for 60 USD per person per night including all meals, free use of kayak and snorkeling equipment.
Overnight stay: none
Meals: Breakfast, Buffet Lunch
Please note: The Mergui Archipelago will be a joint tour with other customers. The program may change depending on tie and weather conditions. Participants need to submit their personal details. We do not recommend pregnant customers and customers with back ache to join the trip.
What to bring:
Camera, Sun screen, Sun hat, Comfortable footwear, flash light, mosquito repellent, water proof bag (optional)
Bathers and Swimmers, Separate clothes for the night (Wind Jacket, Light jumper)
Please leave your main luggage at your hotel or with us in our office
Adult: 200 USD
Child:100 USD (4-11 years)
International and Domestic Flights
Other food and beverages
Myanmar Royalty Fee
Tips for crew members
Local English speaking guide
Program activities as specified in itinerary
Snorkeling gear + Life Jacket
2x Lunch, 1x Dinner, 1x Breakfast
Snacks, fruits, water & coffee, tea
Tent (pillow, blanket, mattress)