ARCHIPELAGO, Myanmar (Burma)
"ADVENTURE" CRUISE: 6 days/6nights
- 50 ft x 26 ft ketch-rigged trimaran with 3 x double and
2 x single cabins: a
crew of 4, accommodates 8 passengers.
is a combination of Sailing/Exploration/ Snorkelling/Kayaking
& Diving and is suitable for non-divers as well
as divers. The number of dives would be 6-8 during the course
of the trip.
is Burma, and it will be unlike any land you know about!
Kipling – Letters from the Far East 1898
eight hundred islands and covering an area of ten thousand square
miles, these pristine islands had, until January 1997, been closed
to all foreigners for over fifty years. This beautiful area is totally
untouched by modern development, with a rich history of maritime
trade, mysticism and piracy.
Mergui Archipelago is as it was in days gone by, bar the piracy!
Due to the archipelago’s virtual isolation, the islands and surrounding
seas are alive with an amazing diversity of wildlife, flora and
fauna. Parrots, hornbills, sea eagles, Brahminy kites and herons
fill the skies, whilst on land the animal population includes wild
cattle, elephants, monkeys, deer, wild pigs, tigers, crocodiles
and rhinoceros. The only human inhabitants in the area are the sea
gypsies, a nomadic sea-faring race whose lifestyle has changed very
little over the years, they have been the sole inhabitants of the
Mergui Archipelago over the years and still practice the same fishing
and boat building techniques used for generations.
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