TravelNewsAsia.com
Fri, 5 Jan 2018

MHG Launches Mekong Kingdoms River Cruises

Minor Hotels Group has launched a selection of river cruises replete with the colonial romance of river travel but with a modern twist and bespoke itineraries.

 Mekong Kingdoms has a fleet of five vessels offering guests first-class services from gourmet meals to plush cabins with curated experiences both aboard and ashore along the way.

Cruising 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, of languorous days gone by, teeming with river adventure, mystical temples and stunning untouched scenery.

Mekong Kingdoms Gypsy. Click to enlarge.

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 guests with facilities such as an expansive sun deck, wine cellar, and spa.

The journey from Chiang Rai/Chiang Khong to Luang Prabang is two nights as it heads downstream. The upstream cruise takes three nights. 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, 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.

A bar with an ever changing view. Mekong Kingdoms offers a selection of river cruises replete with the colonial romance of river travel but with a modern twist and bespoke itineraries. Click to enlarge.

Even while cruising along the placid waters, guests have a range of diversions onboard. Sunrise yoga, Buddhist meditation, sunset cocktails, cooking demonstrations, jewellery making classes, fishing for giant catfish – there is a wide range of activities to while away the time. Then there’s always gazing at the lush scenery as the boat glides by.

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.

“Our guests are travellers who desire not just a unique travel experience, but one that enhances the ambiance of the destinations,” said Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels Group. “Mekong Kingdoms’ cruises harken back to the days when the journey is savoured as much as the destination.”

Mekong Kingdoms’ cruises joins Minor Hotels’ existing fleet of Manohra Dining Cruises in Bangkok and Anantara Overnight Cruises that sail from Bangkok to Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya.

See also: Chiang Mai to Host ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 in January - What Does TAT Have Planned?

Latest videos and podcasts: World's Best Airport Hotel - Interview with GM of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Singapore, What is a Moxy Hotel? Interview with Matthias Y. Sutter, WWF and Sustainable Hotels / Tourism - Interview with Maggie Lee, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa - Interview with Matthias Y. Sutter, GM, Sustainable Hotels - Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Interview with GM, Bruno Cristol, Saving Boracay Island, Philippines - Interview with Cyndy Tan Jarabata, Sustaining Tourism - Interview with Eric Ricaurte, Founder of Greenview, Sustainable Hotels - Interview with GM of JW Marriott Phuket, Diving in Phuket, Thailand - Interview with Sea Bees' Karen Lewis, Anthony Lark Explains PHIST, Raya Heritage Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand - Interview with Naphat Nutsati, GM, Executive Chef at Raya Heritage Resort Chiang Mai, Pattana Golf Club & Resort in Sriracha, Thailand - Interview with MD, Thomas Tapken, Danesfield House Hotel & Spa in Marlow, England - Interview with GM, Anthony Cox, World Travel Market London 2018 - Interview with Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, airBaltic Airbus A220-300 Interview with Martin Gauss, CEO, Jake Needham - Interview with an American Author in Bangkok, Quick Look at the Dell Precision 7730 Mobile Workstation (Three Videos) and Dusit Thani Bangkok - Is It Really Going to Close? Interview with Titiya Xuto.

See latest HD Video Interviews, Podcasts and other news regarding: Cruises, MHG, Minor, River Cruises, Mekong.

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address to the right. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Latest Travel News
Advertising
Advertising
Copyright © 1997-2018 TravelNewsAsia.com