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.
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.
Halong Bay is one of the major attractions of any tour to Vietnam. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, located just under 3 hours drive north east of Hanoi. The total area is vast, covering over 1500 kilometres, with over 1900 islets, mostly limestone with a tropical forest topping.
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.
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.
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.)
A luxurious retreat, all of the quiet refined style associated with the Aman collection of hotels. Located in the spectacular south east coast of Sri Lanka. One of the most acclaimed resorts on the island. A real hide and totally chic retreat, quiet and romantic.
The Anantara Golden Triangle Resort is located in the extreme north of Thailand at the point where the Mekong River separates Thailand from Laos and Burma (Myanmar). Chiang Rai airport is 45 minutes away.
La Residence d‘Angkor Siem Reap is a long time favourite with discerning European travellers who like the traditional style, the superb location adjacent to the Siem Reap River. Perfectly located in the centre of the city, adjacent to the river and close to numerous restaurants and boutiques. The temples of Angkor and the airport are 25 minutes drive.
La Residence Phou Vao is currently one of Luang Prabang’s largest hotels, yet with just a diminutive 34 rooms. Located on the outskirts of town, a few minutes drive or a leisurely 20-minute walk. Superb views of the surrounding countryside and Mount Phou Vao.