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Published on : Friday, August 19, 2016
This tours company has expanded its trip packages to include the destinations of the Far East. And, this time, it has plans to showcase a different region of Burma that goes beyond the popular river cruise routes along the Chindwin and Irrawaddy rivers.
Travellers who are keen to visit the southern portions of the nation would now be capable of cruising in Pandaw’s MY Andaman explorer around the archipelago of Mergui.
The voyage is inclusive of visits to the ‘Mokken’ ethnic group as well as remote island based in Burma on a 14-day-long cruise. The Mokken are monadic fishermen who are sea gypsies. Generally, they swim underwater for catching fish utilizing spears and nets and reside on wooden boats in the Mergei Archipelago and Andaman Sea that are hand-made.
This cruise journey of the Cox & Kings commences with a night spent in Bangkok and yet another night in Ranong, Thailand. Thereafter, the cruise would cross the border to go to Burma and join the ship in Kawthaung, for a 10-night cruise.
The Aladdin Islands would be the very first stop of the cruise ship and it is located at the southern part of the Mergei archipelago. Next, the cruise ship would halt at the Sullivan Islands where the Mokken people reside.
The cruise would then pass through Sular Islands that are also known as the Great West Torres followed by Port Maria that is based close to Thayawathadangyi.
The other stop involve Hpa An, capital of Karen state, Moulmein, Tavoy Island and also Myeik.
Finally, the cruise completes its journey by passing through the Gulf of Martaban, into the Rangoon River to Rangoon city. It would then stop at a hotel overnight before it returns home.
Neill Prothero, product manager, Cox & Kings, Far East said that since the last few years there has been an increased interests from clients to enjoy cruising and the reason is known. He also said that cruise travel would provide a luxurious experience to clients by making remote areas accessible to people that otherwise lack adequate infrastructure on land.