Minor Hotels launches new style of river travel with ‘Mekong Kingdoms’ luxury cruises

For those travellers seeking something a little bit different, Minor Hotels is now launching a new style of river travel with Mekong Kingdoms luxury cruises, a selection of river cruises replete with the colonial romance of river travel but with a modern twist and bespoke itineraries.

Aboard their fleet of five vessels, guests can enjoy first-class services from gourmet meals to plush cabins, all with unique, curated experiences both aboard and ashore, leaving them with a truly unique and unforgettable travel experience.

A cruise along the mighty Mekong River – from Thailand’s Golden Triangle to the ancient Laos capital and now UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang – conjures up images of old Indochina and of languorous days gone by, teeming with river adventure, mystical temples and stunning untouched scenery.

Travellers can join Mekong Kingdoms’ flagship ‘Bohème’, a 42-metre, 13-cabin luxury barge at Luang Prabang or Chiang Khong located near Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort.

Decorated with intricate Indochinese-inspired artwork and fitted with sumptuously comfortable furnishings from bow to stern, ‘Bohème’ spoils with phenomenal facilities including an expansive sun deck, wine cellar, and spa.

The journey from Chiang Rai/Chiang Khong to Luang Prabang takes just two nights as it heads downstream, while the upstream cruise takes three. Voyagers will be captivated by the languid river lifestyle, soaking in nature’s wonders along the Mekong River Valley, marvelling at encounters with fascinating local cultures.

Itineraries include guided jungle treks and a visit to the Pak Ou caves, the latter decorated with thousands of Buddha images left by pilgrims over the centuries.

For those desiring a more intimate private cruise, personalised to their tastes, there is ‘Gypsy’, an ultra-exclusive two-cabin cruiser perfect for one or more nights along the Mekong for up to four passengers.

Mekong Kingdoms can customise almost every aspect of the itinerary and journey to suit guest’s travel needs.

For shorter day trips in complete privacy, ‘Nomad’ provides couples with an exclusive romantic getaway for sunset cruises in Luang Prabang.

Play’ is a floating lounge ideal of private events or family adventure; suitable for up to 15 passengers with sundeck, private room, and a sound system.

Monsoon’ is a scheduled touring shuttle to the Pak Ou caves with canapés, coffee, tea and soft drinks, offering a lavish option to visit the sacred site.

For more information, and to book your trip, please Click Here.

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