3 independent reviews for Burma sailing holiday, the Mergui archipelago

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review 1 Feb 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

There were many! Just being on a boat for a week was great.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Just relax and enjoy.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. The crew was very careful to have as little impact on the enviroment as possible. The team leader was very informed about conservation issues.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very good!

review 6 Jan 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Enjoying the un-touched part of Myanmar, which otherwise I would not be able to see had I not been on a sailboat. The hornbills, fresh oysters and the bonfire on the beach. It's been a great tour also because of the local knowledge Mike has about the Myanmar waters. I felt very privileged to have joined the tour, especially in a location rarely travelled.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Keep an open mind, and just enjoy the sailing, seeing new things and meeting great people. Don't let e.g. no aircon in the rooms turn you off. It's a trip that really worth joining.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, the experience on the sailboat where you're living with almost minimum to what you need has already been a start to prompt most of us to think through how much we really need. and then we've visited a local village, where one of the NGO is doing a waste management program there.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent! All the good things and beautiful scenery aside, it's sometimes good to just be cut off from mobile phones and facebook for a little while, and really make conversations with people you've met on the tour.

review 1 Mar 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Sailing amongst beautiful Islands

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take lots of sun cream and also any old shirts shorts etc to give to Moekan villagers and seas gypsies.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We visited a local village and were able to buy things in the village so bringing some extra income to them.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A beautiful relaxing trip.

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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