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THE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO

The Mergui Archipelago with its 800 islands is one of those areas that remain almost totally unvisited by foreigners. Though now some live-a-board dive boats and yachts venture with special permission into the southern islands from their bases in Thailand, the bulk of the archipelago has remained unvisited since colonial times.

The local population IS Mokkein, often called sea gypsies and sometimes called pirates. During the Burmese socialist period the Mokkein controlled the smuggling routes and would prey on shipping. Nowadays they have reverted to fishing and fish curing. They are a people with their own language and culture who entirely live on the sea and have evolved a remarkable way of life.

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Save 50% on the Mandalay Pagan Packet River cruise when combining with this cruise

THE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO

7 Nights - Save up to 10% and No Single Supplement on selected dates
from US$3,510 pp