(Local Farms, Village Life and Beach)
Depart from: Myeik (Mergui)
After an early breakfast we will start our discovery of the Archipelago. We will cruise towards Mergui Island. On the way in the dense mangrove of the Tanintharyi river delta we can see some domestic shore birds.
After more or less one hour we stop for a local grouper fish, where the reach enormous sizes as well as a lobster farm.
Up on arrival at Mergui Island be amazed by how many people will gather around you, because they haven’t seen much white face visiting their village. Many smaller businesses rely on the fishing industry among others are the net fixers, the shrimp paste makers (nga pi, seasonal) and the boat engine mechanics. We get to know their daily routine.
We walk through some jungle and mangroves to reach a secluded bay on the other site of the island. Enjoy a beach by yourself and cool of in the ocean. In the meantime the villagers have prepare lunch for us in one of the traditional house.
After lunch we take the boat to Thae Tan Gyi Beach. Only 3 families are living on the beach until today. If they need supplies they have to walk over 3 hours to the main village. Otherwise they can take a slow boat for to reach civilization. It has been said that only villagers from Thae Tan Gyi know the way well through the jungle to reach the other side of the islands. In the afternoon we will return to Myeik.
This tour is made for people who like to meet local villagers and learn about the fish farming process. Also this trip has the shortest driving time from all the island day trips.
Child:35 USD (4-11 years)
Please note: The program may change depending on tide and weather conditions.
- Accommodation (can be booked separately)
- Domestic Airfares
- Other food and beverages
- Other services not mentioned in the package
- Tips for crew members