Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Tour Code : PTT 017
The Myanmar Sea Gypsies (Salone) nomads still hold on their own beliefs. They worship two spirit gods the good and the evil. Shamanism is the central element during the spirit ceremony. The devotional offerings, at the ceremony, include pop corns, wild boar, alcoholic drinks, honey, betel and flesh and blood of ducks, chickens and turtles. They used to sing at the ceremony. The talents of the Salone are very remarkable that they could sing songs at hand to the scenes, happenings and fact they see. One of the last their musical instruments is a drum made from monitor lizard skin. Nowadays they play the modern studio music song, folk singing in traditional Salone feast. The rites and rituals at the festival were done by the shaman, who involved not only at the ceremony but also during illness or at death. A few decades ago the Salone do not bury the corpse, instead they left on a scaffold stand and all the people of the village move to another island. Annual Ritual & Ceremony of the Myanmar Sea Gypsies (Salone) is usually held during the month of February (the Full Moon Day of Tabaung in Myanmar Calendar). The Salone nomads do not easily mix with other people. They do not participate in economic, social or even cultural development of the country they live in their society has different cultural values from those offered by modern society. They are locked in the value system that they believe to be their own.
Activities : Sea kayaking, Swimming, Jungle Trekking, Snorkeling, Fishing and visiting to Salone ceremony (Mokens)
Meet the guests at the Kawthaung Airport and drive about 2 hours to Aungbar Village on the way enjoy your lunch. After arrived to Aungbar Village embark on long tail boat. Depart to Bocho Island (takes 2 hours) where situated Makyonegalet Village(Sea Gypsy Village) can be observed the daily life local Sea Gypsy. Dinner and overnight at Makyonegalet Village.
After breakfast embark on long tail boat and depart to Hlainggyi Gulf where enjoy swimming and continue to Ngar Number Beach where enjoy swimming. Enjoy packed lunch on the beach and then depart to Linn Shu Island where can be enjoy snorkeling and kayaking around the Island. Then drive back to Ma Kyone Galet Village enjoy dinner and overnight.
After breakfast embark on long tail boat and depart to 256 Beach where can be enjoyed swimming and sun bathing. Enjoy packed lunch on the beack and then depart to Crocodile Creek where enjoy kayaking along the creek. Then drive back to Ma Kyone Galet. Dinner and overnight at Ma Kyone Galet.
After breakfast embark on long tail boat and depart to 254 Beach(Lampi Island) which is small but with its white sand and semi-circle shape of the beach, it is one of the most popular among tourists. Various kinds of fish species can be found while snorkeling. Enjoy lunch with pack on the beach and then continue to 60 Island where enjoy swimming around Island then depart to Ko Phawt Island where you can enjoy snorkeling and kayaking around the Island. Then drive back to Makyonegalet Village enjoy dinner and overnight at Ma Kyone Galet.
After breakfast embark on long tail boat and depart to Kyun Phila(Great Swinton) which is one of the most popular and beautiful island in Mergui Archipelago. Enjoy Swimming, Fishing and Sun Bathing on the beach. Then depart to BoYwe Island where enjoy snorkeling. Enjoy lunch with pack in the beach and then depart to Na Man Island which has both beautiful hard and soft corals as well as Nurse Shark.
A Cave is under water where so many kinds of fishes can be seen. Then drive back to Makyonegalet Village enjoy dinner and overnight at Makyone Galet.
After breakfast embark on long tail boat and depart to 115 Island and to explore the beauties of the virgin island. Exciting activities are sea kayaking around the island, snorkeling, jungle trekking, swimming and sun bathing on the beach. After enjoy lunch continue to Nyaung Wee Island where can be found sea gypsies and enjoy swimming around Island. Then drive to Aungbar Village upon arrival transfer to Kawthaung. Overnight at Kawthaung.
Remarks: This program is adjustable depending on the flight time, the departure and arrival time of package program will be changed. In case of the flight arriving in the afternoon, we suggest to stay at hotel and start the program the next day. If the trip starts in the afternoon, we will still count it as one day. Arrival time is usually in the afternoon. In addition, if your departure flight is early in the morning, we will count it as one day regardless of how early in the morning. Therefore we would like to suggest you to stop one night before and after this trip in order to able to join full program.