Minor Hotels is launching a selection of river cruises replete with the colonial romance of river travel but with a modern twist and bespoke itineraries.
Mekong Kingdoms’ cruises recreate and elevate the concept of river travel with their fleet of five vessels where guests can enjoy first-class services from gourmet meals to plush cabins with unique, curated experiences both aboard and ashore along the way.
Cruising along the mighty Mekong River from Thailand’s Golden Triangle to the ancient Lao capital and now UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang, conjures up images of old Indochina, of languorous days gone by, teeming with river adventure, mystical temples and stunning untouched scenery.
Mekong Kingdoms’ boats offers a new way of river travel with a sense of playfulness and discovery that leaves guests with a truly unique and unforgettable travel experience.
Itineraries include guided jungle treks, a visit to the Pak Ou caves – with its awesome limestone karst formations, these two caves have been gifted thousands of Buddha images, left by pilgrims over the centuries.
Guests can make a friend in the Hmong Village at Pak Beng or be taught traditional weaving at Ban Baw and further discover rural Laos by mountain biking in the stunning village of Ban Houy Phalam.
“Our guests are travellers who desire not just a unique travel experience, but one that enhances the ambiance of the destinations,” explained Dillip Rajakarier, chief executive Minor Hotels.
“Mekong Kingdoms cruises harken back to the days when the journey is savoured as much as the destination.”