Christmas in Myanmar

December 18, 2016 – January 8, 2017 @ Myanmar, Burma , 7 to 10 days
Categorie: Program

imagesVirtually unknown to the outside world, the Mergui Archipelago is located in Myanmar’s remote south: a group of 800 deserted islands that lie at the heart of our sailing area. Just across from the Thai border, the archipelago opened to foreigners as recently as the late 1990s. With only a few of the islands sparsely populated and a couple dozen visitors to the entire area each month, the Mergui Archipelago remains one of the planet’s most unspoilt destinations.

Unknown-2White beaches with palm trees and dense jungle. Swimming in azure water amongst colourful reef fish, spotting corals, and collecting seashells.  Gibbons and monitor lizards eyeing you from the jungle, while a sundowner is being mixed for you on board of our yacht.  Explore tropical forests, hiking through valleys and up hills, walk along kilometres of beach with the only foot prints those behind you, kayak through enchanted mangroves, swim, snorkel, scuba dive, and go fishing: you’ve got it all. The Mergui Archipelago is full of wild life.

And best of all: you have this entire experience to yourself. You can sail for days on end and meet not a soul but the odd fisherman in a dugout canoe.

images-1The traditional inhabitants of the Mergui Archipelago are the Moken, a people who live off, and on, the sea. Sometimes called “sea-gypsies”, this ethnic minority group leads a traditional, semi-nomadic lifestyle, dominated by diving for sea cucumbers, fishing and bartering.

The best time for sailing in the Mergui is between November and April. Conditions during December to February are perfect, with warm, sunny weather, a steady 20 knots of wind, and calm seas.  The Mergui Archipelago lies in tropical waters and temperatures are constantly warm and pleasant, with average highs ranging between 28-33°C  and average lows between 20-24°C .1393495305242

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