While most first-time visitors to Burma head understandably north from Yangon to the much acclaimed sights of Mandalay, Bagan and Lake Inle, for those who head south an altogether different and less visited world awaits.
On this epic journey which will take us from the Burmese capital to its very southern tip, we’ll not only discover the cultural treasures around Hpa An and Mawlamyaing but also the rural charms of Bilu Island and the thought-provoking World War Two cemetery at Thanbyuzayat. More notably perhaps upon arrival at the remote southerly town of Myeik we’ll head out into the Andaman Sea and charter our own boat for a 5-day journey through some of the stunning 800 islands that make up the tropical Mergui Archipelago. Here, amongst the fading world of the Moken, the so-called “Sea Gypsies” - a tribe of maritime hunter-gatherers who have made this region their home over the last 4000 years – we’ll mingle with the isolated fishing communities who inhabit this area of Burma that was until recently almost impossible to gain the necessary permits to visit.
This tour offers an insight into a very different Burma and as well as offering ample opportunities to relax in the warm waters of Southeast Asia it will be certain to appeal to those who prefer their adventures a little bit more unscripted.
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