Cultural Tour
Tour Duration: 9-day/8-night
Featuring: Yangon, Kawthaung, Myeik Archipelago, High Rock, Steward, OK Rock, South & North Twins, Black Rock, Western Rocky or Burma Banks
Operational Period: From October to May

The Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago and the remote Burmese Banks are today the "must" for every serious sea lover. Myanmar opened its rich waters to foreigners in 1997, after a closed period of over 50 years. More than 800 islands are scattered on 3600 km2, waiting for exploration. A few dive shops only have been allowed to operate the Burmese waters. So just imagine : underwater, untouched reefs, no boat engine to tear your ears apart, no curtains of bubbles to obstruct your vision; at the surface, deserted beaches, fishing villages, amazing rock formations… Do not miss this unique opportunity to explore truly non-crowded sites. You'll be cruising a long lost archipelago.....

  • Tour of Yangon

  • Tour of Myeik (Mergui)

  • Cruising & diving along Myanmar Rich Waters


Your mini stay includes

  • First Class hotel accommodation in Yangon at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel (2-night) and Medium in Myeik at Dolphin Hotel (2-night)
  • Round trip schedule domestic flights
  • Daily breakfast
  • All transfers in Yangon and Myeik
  • All meals and soft drinks on Diving boat (Live aboard)
  • A complimentary welcome (or) farewell dinner

Tour Hotel

Yangon : Kandawgyi Palace **** (or) Summit Park View***
Myeik : Honey Bear *


Day One - Arrive Yangon

Greetings day and welcome to Myanmar! Today you will arrive in Yangon, the capital and the main gateway to Myanmar, and transfer to your hotel for overnight. (Dinner/Hotel)

Day Two - Fly to Kawthaung

This morning we depart for the airport and our flight to Kawthaung. Kawthaung is the gateway of Myeik archipelago located at the southern edge of Myanmar. The town was built by British and named Victoria Point. There is a river name Perchan separate Kawthaung and ranong of Thailand. Among the colorful people living on that small town, Myanmar, Thai, Malay, Indian and Chinese are prominent. (Hotel/Breakfast)

Day Three - Live aboard: 1 Dive at High Rock & 2 Dives at Steward Island

This morning after we enjoy a breakfast, transfer and board a comfortable dive boat designed to fit the needs of a small group of divers. Today we'll have one dive at High Rock and two dives around Steward Island. High Rock is a small islet with a single tree. The depth is only 18 - 25m with plenty of soft coral and cup coral especially in the deeper parts. Seahorses are commonly found. The many cracks and crevices and barrel sponges dominate the seabed with common lion fish and bearded scorpion fish sheltering inside their rims from the currents. (3 dives/All meals/Soft drinks)

Day Four - 3 Dives at OK Rock

Today we sail to another top Myeik Archipelago diving site, Shark Cave or OK Rock which is known for its resident docile nurse sharks. The ragged cave entrance is on the North West corner of the islet, and is 5-16 metres deep. Often found guarding the entance are several grey reef sharks, long-fin trevally and silver sweetlips. On the far side of the bowl a tunnel leads to the other side of the island and a beautiful hard coral reef. (3 dives/All meals/Soft drinks)

Day Five - 4 Dives at South & North Twins Island

Another perfect place for diving - South and North Twins Island lay the 48 nautical miles far west of Shark Cave. The Twin Islands' waters are visited by bull sharks, rainbow runners, and eagle rays. One kilometer to the North West of North Twin laid a series of sloping rocky ridges. These ridges have sea fans, and flower corals. Lobsters and Many rays can be seeing in there. (4 dives/All meals/Soft drinks)


Day Six - 3 Dives at Black Rock

Black Rock is one of most spectacular dive sites in the Mergui archipelago with an excellent variety of reef life and abundance of large pelagics including Silvertips, Gray reef sharks, Blacktips, Bull sharks, Eagle and Manta rays. It stands in a northwest to southeast position, with steep banks all around, and with a wall on its wes t and south west sides. There are beautiful soft coral formations in the deeper areas. Black Rock is a truly awesome Burma dive site. Not to be missed! (3 dives/All meals/Soft drinks)

Day Seven - 2 Dives each at Western Rocky and Mcload Island

Today is our last day on our dive boat. Western Rocky is a small barren island, perhaps 60 m wide. It is home to hundreds of painted spiny lobsters and some playful nurse sharks. Cuttlefishes and big reef squid are common, and giant fusiliers sweep over the reef, made up of large flower corals and yellow feather stars. There is a tunnel leads right through the island. Burma Banks are a group of seamounts with surrounding waters exceeding a depth of 300 m, the top of the banks rise to within 15-24 m of the surface. Silvertips sharks are quite common here. Tawny nurse sharks are also easily spotted, as they doze half-hidden under the overhangs created by the table corals that dot the flat seascape here. This evening we transfer to a hotel in Kawthaung. (4 dives/All meals/Soft drinks)

Day Eight - Fly back to Yangon

This morning we depart for the airport and our flight back to Yangon. Upon arrival in this capital city, we transfer to our hotel for a short rest. We're off for a day of great sightseeing in Yangon, including the historic DOWNTOWN district and Yangon HARBOR. We'll enjoy the activities of Yangon harbor and colorful streetscapes and elegantly restored COLONIAL-STYLE buildings. Extended visit to the gilded SULE Pagoda dating back over 2,000 years. We'll continue to KYAUKHTATGYI, a huge reclining Buddha Image and also have the opportunity to experience a hand-made glass demonstration at private owned NAGA GLASS FACTORY. This evening we'll make a special visit to Great SHWEDAGON PAGODA, one of the most spectacular religious on earth. Witness the Golden Dome, covered with 60 tons of pure gold, glistening as the sun sets. (Hotel/Breakfast)

Day Nine - Depart Yangon

The morning is yours to relax or explore more of Yangon. Here you have a chance to do some last minute shopping at more than 70-year-old BOGYOKE (Scott) market. Later this evening, you'll be transferred to Yangon international airport to connect with your return flight home and reminisce about the wonderful time you have had in the ‘Golden Land of Myanmar'. (Breakfast)

NOTE: Please be aware of that we'll endeavor to keep our programs mentioned as close as possible, however we reserve the rights to alter them without notice in case of unexpected changing or canceling of scheduled flights or dive cruise.


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