This scenic expedition combines two very remote destinations. The Mergui Archipelago with its 800 islands, one of those areas that remain almost totally unvisited by foreigners and the Irrawaddy Delta. The Delta covers an area of over 1000 square miles with Rangoon, its most famous port and capital of all Burma from 1886 to 2005. Originally a vast inhabited wetland and jungle, much of it was cleared and cultivated by the British who annexed Lower Burma in 1855. It subsequently became the rice basket of Asia, effectively feeding much of the Indian Raj.
This trip includes flights from Kawthaung to Rangoon.