When sailing in the Merguis, you will enter a Moken territory, although land possession may never have existed in their ancestral nomadic culture. The Moken or “Salon” are part the “Sea Gyspies” group, a people of sea dwelling nomads found all across SE Asia. They have recently been forced to abandon their traditional way of life to resettle into a few villages, but remain indifferent to visiting yachts and will ignore us most of the time. However, some may approach our boat with a gift like fish or lobsters, and would expect we give something in return.
The gateway to the Mergui Archipelago is from the port of Kawthaung (Burma), right on the border from the port of Ranong (Thailand).
There are 3 easy travel options to reach the Mergui Archipelago:
You will only need to organize your flights and we will meet you at the airport on arrival and take care of the transfers to the Raja Laut, and of course, the same upon departure.
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