Minor Hotels has launched river cruises evoking the romance of river travel with a modern twist. With their first-class fleet, Mekong Kingdoms cruises elevate river travel with gourmet meals, plush cabins, and unique curated experiences both aboard and ashore.
Cruise along the mighty Mekong River from Thailand’s Golden Triangle to the ancient Lao capital and UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang passing mystical temples and untouched scenery. Travellers can join Mekong Kingdoms’ flagship ‘Bohème’, a 42-metre, 13-cabin luxury barge at Luang Prabang or Chiang Khong. 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 downstream voyage from Chiang Rai/Chiang Khong to Luang Prabang takes two nights, and the upstream journey, three nights. Itineraries include guided jungle treks, a visit to the Pak Ou caves, trips to a Hmong Village at Pak Beng, or mountain biking in the stunning Laotian village of Ban Houy Phalam.
Onboard diversions include sunrise yoga, Buddhist meditation, sunset cocktails, cooking demonstrations, jewellery making classes, and even fishing for giant catfish.
An additional four luxury vessels provide options for greater privacy or tailored excursions. The ‘Gypsy’ is an ultra-exclusive two-cabin cruiser perfect for one or more nights along the Mekong for up to four passengers. 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 for 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 for visiting the sacred site.
Mekong Kingdoms cruises join 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.
For rates and reservations, please contact us here.