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Entry From Ranong

     Visitors to the Mergui Archipelago and the Burma Banks must clear Myanmar(Burma) customs and immigration. Entry formalities are surprisingly straightforward and with few days. Tour operators usually take care of entry details, so you need not be too concerned with the actual procedure.

     Valid passports are required, along with a visa fees US$ 20 for 28 days and an entry fee, currently set at US$ 80 to $120 depending on your destination and duration of stay for foreign base tour boat. For this reason, passports are not stamped, nor does such entry allow you to travel elsewhere in Myanmar(Burma). Under the present system, if you buy package tour from foreign base tour Operators, you are strictly limited to the Mergui Archipelago and the Burma Banks, according to the specific itinerary of the trip you have joined.

     Visitors are allowed to visit Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago as well as inside Myanmar(Burma) by Boat or Air, if they buy package tour from Myanmar(Burma) Tour Operators. Visitors could visit to Myeik (Mergui), Dawei (Tavoy), Yangon (Rangoon) and etc. The visitors could leave the Myanmar(Burma) from the same entry point (Kawthaung) as well as opther entry/exit point such as Yangon International Airport and Mandalay International Airport.

Visa & Customs

Visa Requirements:

     A tourist visa for Myanmar(Burma) can be obtained from any Myanmar(Burma) Embassy or Consulate worldwide. Visas are valid for 28 days and can be issued the same day when they are applied for. Pre arranged visa (visa on arrival) can be done through Travel Agents or Major Hotels. Two types of visa are avaiable:

(a)    the "FIT Visa"

(b)    If travelling on a "Package Tour Visa" no FEC purchase is required. However, a confirmation letter of your booking through a tour operator is required when applying for Package Tour Visas at the respective Myanmar (Burma) embassies.


Airport Departure Tax:

     As is the case at most international airports, there is an international departure tax. In Yangon, US$/FEC 10 per person is payable for departures on international flights. There are currently no airport taxes for domestic flights.

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MSK - 01 (3 days 2 nights) Kawthaung Base
Kawthaung - Taung La Bo - 115 Island - Myauk Ni Island - Thay Yae Island( USD 984/ Pax )
MSK - 02 (4 days 3 nights) Kawthaung Base
Kawthaung - Taung La Bo - 115 Island - Nga Man - Kyun Phila - Myauk Ni - Thay Yae Island - Kawthaung ( USD 1195/ Pax )
MSK - 03 (5 days 4 nights) Kawthaung Base
Kawthaung - Taung La Bo - 115 Island - 254 Island - 256 Island - Nga Man Island - Kyun Phila - Bo Ywe - Myauk Ni Island - Thay Yae Island - Kawthaung( USD 1401/ Pax)
MSK - 04 (6 days 5 nights) Kawtthaung Base
Kawthaung - Taung La Bo - 115 Island - 254 Island -256 Island - 60 Island - Crocodile Creek - Ko Phwat - Tar yar Island - Nga Man Island - Kyun Phila - Bo Ywe Island -  Myauk Ni Island - Thay Yae Island - Kawthaung ( USD 1607/ Pax )
MSK - 05 (6 days 5 nights) Kawthaung Base
Kawthaung - Taung La Bo - 115 Island - Nga Man Island - Kyun Phila - 254 Island - Salet Galet Island - Marble Island - Wal Island - Mergui Island - Myeik (USD 1781/Pax)
MSK - 06 (6 days 5 nights) Kawthaung Base
Myeik - Mergui Island - Wal Island - Marbel Island - Salet Galet - 254 Island - 256 Island - Nga Man Island - 115 Island - Taung La Bo - Kawthaung (USD 1781/Pax)
MSK- 07  (4days/3nights) Kawthaung Base
Kawthaung – Kyet Mauk I (Cock’s Comb) – Say Tan I (Dunkin I) – Nyaung Oo Phee I – Kha Yin Gwa (Maclcod I)  – Myauk Nee I (N.Phipps) – Thay Yee Island – Kawthaung. (USD 1195/ Pax)

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The Islands in the Mergui Archipelago

There are so many islands lying between North Lat 98.38' E to 11N in Kawthaung district. Among them, some islands have the beautiful sandbanks, clean water, sea creatures and animals that c