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18 NIGHTS ON ONE OF OUR RIVER VESSELS AND ANDAMAN EXPLORER

DELTA AND COAST - ALL SOUTHERN BURMA
18 NIGHTS RANGOON - KAWTHAUNG - RANGOON FROM US$5,310

Explore all of Southern Burma with a loop round the Great Irrawaddy Delta on a Pandaw and then fly down to Kawthaung, the country's southern most tip, to sail back up to Rangoon on the glamorous Andaman Explorer. This is a real opportunity to see these rarely visited regions that are full of cultural and scenic interest.

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ITINERARY

DAY 1 RANGOON TO PYAPON

Early morning departure from Rangoon via the Twante Canal stopping at Twante to view the potteries and on to Pyapon (64miles) a delightful delta town and seaport with lively docks and markets.

Extend your stay and board one day earlier bed & breakfast on board the your Pandaw for an extra night. Enjoy the experience and perspective of staying in central Rangoon from your luxurious river ship.

More about Rangoon (Yangon)

DAY 2 PYAPON TO BOGALE

Bogale is at the heart of the delta and once a Mon capital and trading port connected to international trading routes between the 15th and 18th centuries. We hope to visit the Mein Ma Hla Kyun Wildlife Reserve, an island of just under one hundred square miles classified as a mangrove eco system reserve and home to salt water crocodiles.

More about Pyapon

DAY 3 BOGALE TO MYAUNGMYA

This will be the most fascinating day’s sailing as we weave through creeks and channels cross-country across the heart of the delta. We will stop for a walk about in a suitable village.

More about Bogale

DAY 4 MYAUNGMYA TO BASSEIN

Morning cruise across the final section of delta to join the great Bassein River that takes us up to Bassein, the capital of the delta and an important seaport too. Of interest here are the traditional umbrella manufacturies, where the typical monk’s waxed cloth umbrellas are made. On foot we will explore the town, its shrines and vibrant markets.

More about Myaungmya

DAY 5 BASSEIN

A day at leisure in this charming port town and optional day trip by car to Ngwesaung Beach with lunch there. More about Bassein

DAY 6 BASSEIN TO WAKEMA

Noon departure with lunch to follow, taking the more usual upper delta route of the old IFC ‘launch service’ between Rangoon and Bassein. Evening exploration of this attractive river port.

More about Wakema

DAY 7 WAKEMA TO MAUBIN

On these busier channels there will be a variety of shipping whilst the riverbanks team with life and activity. Maubin is a very pleasant place to enjoy a sunset walk along its colourful strand.

More about Maubin

DAY 8 MAUBIN TO RANGOON

Morning run crossing the Twante Canal and home to the Rangoon River and our berth in colonial downtown and at leisure for the afternoon with dinner on board or ashore.

DAY 9 KAWTHAUNG

Disembark from your ship and fly from Yangon to Kawthaung to board the Andaman Explorer for a late lunch and explore this bustling port city in the afternoon.

More about Kawthaung

DAY 10 COXCOMBE ISLAND

Sail on the morning tide for Coxcombe Island to explore the secret lagoon, timing and entry, by swimming or by kayak, depends on a low tide.

DAY 11 PHI LAR ISLAND

Sail the Loughborough Passage where dolphin sightings are common and stop to visit a Mokkein sea gypsy village on Phi Lar Island. This is a great place to buy giant lobsters that we serve fresh at dinner.

DAY 12 TANN SHEY ISLAND

Visit Tann Shey Island, forming the main part of Lampi marine national park, and explore the mangroves by kayak where you may see wild monkeys.

DAY 13 CRUISING THE ARCHIPELAGO

A day cruising through the Archipelago with a stop to swim and snorkel.

DAY 14 BAILEY ISLAND

Sail to Bailey Island for spectacular snorkelling or swimming in this most lovely of bays. Afternoon visit Port Maia in Lun Lun Island. This populated island is Karen and the KNU flag flies above each door and the local government is run by the KNU not the Yangon government. The Baptist Karens are very welcoming and keen to show their church. We also explore by tender or kayak the system of bays and creeks reaching inland from Port Maia.

DAY 15 MYEIK

Anchor off Mergui (Myeik) for a full day exploring the many architectural marvels of this old British port town. Visit the house of the author Maurice Collis which is in fact on the site of the house of Siamese White, the 17th century English pirate who came to be governor of the province for the King of Siam.

More about Mergui (Myeik)

DAY 16 TAVOY (DAWEI) CREEK

Anchor in the mouth of the Tavoy (Dawei) creek and continue to visit this little known but once important town by tender.

More about Tavoy (Dawei)

DAY 17 CRUISING

Cruising all day with an island stop to swim and explore ashore.

DAY 18 MOULMEIN

Moor downstream from Moulmein in the estuary at Kaikkame and transfer ashore to travel by car to Thanbyuzayat to visit the war graves there and then on to Moulmein (Mawlamyaing) for lunch and the day exploring this important colonial outpost that was annexed by the British in 1824. Visit old colonial churches and a splendid wood-carved royal monastery on the hill. Night sail to Rangoon.

More about Moulmein (Mawlmyine)

DAY 19 RANGOON

Sail up the Rangoon River and arrive at the old city port by noon for disembarkation.

DAY 1 RANGOON

Embark in Rangoon for lunch and set sail in afternoon down the Rangoon River and out to sea for the 90nm crossing to Moulmein (Mawlamyaing).

DAY 2 THANBYUZAYAT

Moor in the estuary at Kaikkame and transfer ashore to travel by car to Thanbyuzayat to visit the war graves there and then on to Moulmein for lunch and the day exploring this important colonial outpost that was annexed by the British in 1824. Visit old colonial churches and a splendid wood-carved royal monastery on the hill.

DAY 3 CRUISING

Cruising all day with an island stop to swim and explore ashore.

DAY 4 TAVOY (DAWEI) CREEK

Anchor in the mouth of the Tavoy (Dawei) creek and continue to visit this little known but once important town by tender.

DAY 5 MYEIK

Anchor off Mergui (Myeik) for a full day exploring the many architectural marvels of this old British port town. Visit the house of the author Maurice Collis which is in fact on the site of the house of Siamese White, the 17th century English pirate who came to be governor of the province for the King of Siam.

DAY 6 LUN LUN ISLAND

Morning visit Port Maria in Lun Lun Island. This populated island is Karen and the KNU flag flies above each door and the local government is run by the KNU not Yangon. The Baptist Karens are very welcoming and keen to show their church. We also explore by tender or kayak the system of bays and creeks reaching inland from Port Maia. Afternoon sail to Bailey Island for spectacular snorkelling or swimming in this most lovely of bays.

DAY 7 CRUISING THE ARCHIPELAGO

A day cruising through the Archipelago with a stop to swim and snorkel.

DAY 8 TANN SHEY ISLAND

Visit Tann Shey Island, forming the main part of Lampi marine national park, and explore the mangroves by kayak where you may see wild monkeys.

DAY 9 PHI LAR ISLAND

Sail the Loughborough Passage where dolphin sightings are common and stop to visit a Mokkein sea gypsy village on Phi Lar Island. This is a great place to buy giant lobsters that we serve fresh at dinner.

DAY 10 COXCOMBE ISLAND

Moor off Coxcombe Island to explore the secret lagoon, timing and entry, by swimming or by kayak, depend on a low tide. Continue to Kawthaung, entry here depends on a mid to high tide but hopefully allowing an afternoon or evening walk about this bustling port city.

DAY 11 KAWTHAUNG

Disembark at Kawthaung and transfer to Kawthaung Airport for domestic flights Rangoon and transfer to your delta ship. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 12 RANGOON TO PYAPON

Early morning departure from Rangoon via the Twante Canal stopping at Twante to view the potteries and on to Pyapon (64miles) a delightful delta town and seaport with lively docks and markets.

More about Rangoon (Yangon)

DAY 13 PYAPON TO BOGALE

Bogale is at the heart of the delta and once a Mon capital and trading port connected to international trading routes between the 15th and 18th centuries. We hope to visit the Mein Ma Hla Kyun Wildlife Reserve, an island of just under one hundred square miles classified as a mangrove eco system reserve and home to salt water crocodiles.

More about Pyapon

DAY 14 BOGALE TO MYAUNGMYA

This will be the most fascinating day’s sailing as we weave through creeks and channels cross-country across the heart of the delta. We will stop for a walk about in a suitable village.

More about Bogale

DAY 15 MYAUNGMYA TO BASSEIN

Morning cruise across the final section of delta to join the great Bassein River that takes us up to Bassein, the capital of the delta and an important seaport too. Of interest here are the traditional umbrella manufacturies, where the typical monk’s waxed cloth umbrellas are made. On foot we will explore the town, its shrines and vibrant markets.

More about Myaungmya

DAY 16 BASSEIN

Morning cruise across the final section of delta to join the great Bassein River that takes us up to Bassein, the capital of the delta and an important seaport too. Of interest here are the traditional umbrella manufacturies, where the typical monk’s waxed cloth umbrellas are made. On foot we will explore the town, its shrines and vibrant markets.

More about Bassein

DAY 17 BASSEIN TO WAKEMA

Noon departure with lunch to follow, taking the more usual upper delta route of the old IFC ‘launch service’ between Rangoon and Bassein. Evening exploration of this attractive river port.

More about Wakema

DAY 18 WAKEMA TO MAUBIN

On these busier channels there will be a variety of shipping whilst the riverbanks team with life and activity. Maubin is a very pleasant place to enjoy a sunset walk along its colourful strand.

More about Maubin

DAY 19 MAUBIN TO RANGOON

Morning run crossing the Twante Canal and home to the Rangoon River and our berth in colonial downtown and disembarkation between 12 and 12.30 pm (lunch excluded).

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WHATS INCLUDED

Cruise Price Includes: Domestic flight between ships including transfer, all excursions as stated, entrance fees, guide services (English language), main meals, jugged coffee, selection of teas and tisanes, local soft drinks, local beer, local spirits, mineral water, crew gratuities, kayaks & snorkelling equipment.

Cruise Price Excludes: International flights, port dues usd 195 per person, laundry, all visa costs, fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions), imported beverages such as wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar and tips to tour guides, local guides, bus drivers, boat operators and cyclo drivers.

Please note: There is no credit card machine available on the Andaman Explorer due to connectivity issues. Please bring USD cash to settle your on board bill at the end of the cruise.

Please note: Thai citizens enter Burma visa-free but need a pre-arranged visa when visiting Mergui.

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TRANSFERS & JOINING

DAY 1 RANGOON TO PYAPON

Check-in at the Kyan Mar Yay Jetty in Rangoon from 07.30 for a 08.00 sailing.

Kyan Mar Yay Jetty (on Strand Road in Yangon opposite the Myanmar Custom Department, between Pansoedan Jetty and Sule Jetty).

DAY 1 RANGOON

We will pick you up from Kawthaung airport in Burma or Ranong airport in Thailand followed by a transfer to your vessel.

DAY 19 MAUBIN TO RANGOON

Disembark 12.30 noon at Kyan Mar Yay Jetty (on Strand Road in Yangon opposite the Myanmar Custom Department, between Pansoedan Jetty and Sule Jetty).

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