The Mekong River is one of the most spectacular and fascinating rivers of the world. CHIC Locations now offers a selection of 4 and 6 day River and Exploration experiences offering breath taking scenery and a relaxing way to explore regions and villages in Laos the spirit of adventure. virtually untouched by commercial tourism. The boats, or more aptly described as floating hotels, are authentic “boutique“ style converted rice barges, with a maximum of 32 passengers, comfortable with modern amenities but fully capturing the mood and charm of the destination.
All of our arrangements in Burma are totally flexible and are arranged on a private basis. The itinerary detailed below is just an idea and can be tailored to your individual requirements. We suggest you select Bangkok as the international gateway and there are frequent onward connections to Yangon. Tour extensions in Thailand can easily be arranged.
A new level of boutique luxury on the Myanmar Rivers. Just 21 spacious and sophisticated suites, spread over 4 decks. Original Burmese design fused together with contemporary chic comfort.
It is all wonderfully individual, particularly emphasised on the shore excursions, which are tailored to provide you with something totally memorable and unique.
Dubai offers amazing and unique adventure experiences that go way beyond the desert drive and group camel ride. Just take a look at our 5 day “Fast and Furious in Dubai” experience. Not cheap, but for the affluent petrol-head looking for something very different, and a rather impressive answer to “What did you do on your last holiday?”
On this option, we are still using converted rice barges, but larger ships with 16 comfortable cabins, all with shower. Accurately promoted as a 6 day (5 night) cruise. It is actually a floating hotel as you return back to your base in Luang Prabang most evenings, following a full day cruise to the upper northern region of the Mekong, with each day discovering a different stretch of waterway, traditional villages and hill tribes, with incredible sights and experiences.
The Mekong and Luang Prabang Gibbon Experience tour is wonderful, but totally authentic travel adventure. You will need to be reasonably fit, and certainly able to walk distances in sometimes difficult terrain. With the exception of the accommodation in Luang Prabang, which is both elegant and luxurious, the remainder is extremely simple, with the emphasis on a truly remarkable and genuine travel event. You will need to be comfortable with the realities of jungle life and find the sight on insects and reptiles fascinating, rather than life threatening!
The Mekong River Cruise is one of the incredible and exciting river journeys, cruising on the Mekong river from Saigon up to Siem Reap, an 8 day historical voyage of colonial Indochina, much of which is relatively untouched. Departing from either Saigon going north, or from Siem Reap heading south, travellers will experience the full spectrum of culture and life on the Mekong Delta, as well as excursions to cultural and historical sites throughout Vietnam and Cambodia. Whilst there are many cruise options for the Mekong, we at Chic Locations are delighted to be partners with RV La Marguerite, a 46 cabin vessel that has raised the standard of river travel along the Mekong Delta. Elegant, with old world charm.
One of two Malaysian states located on the separate island of Borneo, just under 2 hours flight east from Kuala Lumpur. Situated on the north west corner of the island, our Sarawak Experience Tour is wonderfully eco-influenced, and the real luxury comes in the unique adventure opportunities, rather than the quality of the accommodation. Although the hotels we mention below are pleasant and well located.
The state capital Kuching is small and charming, easy to explore and is a good base for visiting the Semenggoh Orang Utan sanctuary, and a traditional Long House village.
Just a 50 minute flight by Bangkok Airways north of Bangkok, the Sukhothai region is known for its temples, rural scenery and gentle pace. The temples are spread around the region, but all are easily accessible from our chosen host hotel, the Heritage Sukhothai resort, either by bicycle or tuk -tuk taxi. Sukhothai literally means “Dawn of Happiness” and was the capital of the Thai (Siam) Empire for approximately 140 years…
Al Maha is wonderfully atmospheric and luxurious. Located within the desert dunes, 45 minutes drive inland from Dubai Airport or city.
Aleenta Pranburi is one of the very first genuinely boutique hotels in the region, located about 35 minutes drive out of Hua Hin, in a quiet secluded area, just under 3 hours drive from Bangkok Airport. The style here is elegantly casual, with the emphasis on simple relaxation.
Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort is one of the most exciting resorts, opened early Spring 2014. Located high in the central range of the Al Hajar Mountains, 115 miles inland from Muscat Town and international airport ( just over 2 hours drive.)