2 independent reviews for Cruising holiday in Burma, the Mergui Archipelago

Reviews for Cruising holiday in Burma, the Mergui Archipelago

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review 22 Mar 2015

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

All of it but sailing in Mergui archipelago fantastic exactly as in Burma boating video

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

Budget for the tips and extra entry payments for foreigners in Myanmar . The MTT guides are flexible so if you want less pagodas and more villages or different trips just ask . Take less clothes a longi / sarong and a t.shirt will dry over night. Take long sleeved shirt for sun protection.

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

I did have qualms that the Myanmar government took a generous cut but the guides and local businesses would not exist if we did not visit. By tipping and buying local crafts and using local cafes does help local communities. I was also taken to two orphanages run by monks not listed on the programme and anything given to them is direct aid

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

Fantastic but visit Myanmar soon . The tourist industry has expanded 100 times since 2012 . In the last 2 years power, SIM cards and cars have become affordable so visit before it is all spoilt . Bamboo stilted huts on lakes with solar panels and satellite dishes !

review 17 Nov 2014

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

Everything! The sights, the colours, the smells, the atmosphere!

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

Get ready for a lot of action!

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

Yes, and it was great to be with local guides and drivers for the entire holiday.

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

Fantastic, a wonderful journey.

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