• Cruise along the Tanintharyi River untouched by tourism.
  • Walk inside a unique reclining Buddha on Pahtet Island.
  • Admire the views from the top of the ancient town of Tanintharyi.

The People and Villages of the Tanintharyi River

Tour Type


Tour Overview

A wooden boat will take us over to Pahtet Island, home to a unique 66-metre-long reclining Buddha. What makes this so unusual is that it’s entirely hollow. We can walk inside to see comic-strip-like stories of the Buddha’s past lives.
The boat will continue down the Tanintharyi River, once the main trading channel between India, Thailand and China during the 16th to 18th centuries. Stops at several villages will give us the chance to see how the villagers live and watch them weaving mats and repairing their fishing nets.
After a delicious village lunch of seafood, we will head towards the ancient town of Tanintharyi to see the ‘Sacrificed Stone Pillar of Ma Aung Thar’ and hear about the guardian lady of the town. We will also take a close look at the town’s traditional dragon racing boat. After a visit to the pagoda at the top of the mountain we will return to Myeik.


  • 08h00 – 18h30


  • Pick Up & Drop Off from/to Hotel in Myeik
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Village Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Fresh Fruits
  • Wooden Boat, Life Jackets, First Aid Kit
  • Drinking Water & Cool Towel


  • Other meals and drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Other services not mentioned in here

Notes or FAQ’s

  • Operate daily from Oct to May.
  • Capacity is 1 – 20 people per group.
  • Life jacket must wear on the boat.
  • If you have any kind of food allergy, please inform to your guide.
  • For environmental preservation, littering is prohibited.
  • It is important that your visit to local village should not be a bother to native people.
  • Please dress modestly on you visit to Pagoda and Temple.
  • Boat trip schedule is subjected to change according to weather and tide condition.



Additional information

ThemeBoats & Cruises, Off The Beaten Track
DurationFull Day

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