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Anantara Golden Triangle - Panoramic Pool View
Anantara Golden Triangle - Panoramic Pool View
Luang Say Lodge
Anantara Golden Triangle - Making New Friends
Anantara Golden Triangle - Making New Friends
Settha Palace Sidewalk Cafe
Settha Palace Sidewalk Cafe
Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang
Monks
Monks
Luang Prabang - Wat Xieng Thong
Luang Prabang - Wat Xieng Thong
Laos
Laos
Laos
Laos
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Anantara Golden Triangle - Lobby at Dusk
Anantara Golden Triangle - Lobby at Dusk
Pakse - Wat Phou
Pakse - Wat Phou
Vientiane - That Luang
Vientiane - That Luang
Views from Luang Say Lodge
Views from Luang Say Lodge
Luang Say Cruise
Luang Say Cruise
Luan Say Lodge, Laos
Luan Say Lodge, Laos
Serrha Palace, Laos, Swimming Pool
Serrha Palace, Laos, Swimming Pool
Anantara Golden Triangle - Elephant Camp
Anantara Golden Triangle- Elephant Camp
Luang Say Lodge, Laos
Luang Say Lodge, Laos

Charms of Rustic Laos

Soak up the charm of rustic Laos with golden temples, river journeys and ancient ruins. This journey starts in northern Thaland in the Golden Triangle region where you will board the Luang Say Cruise for a 2 day journey down the Mekong to Luang Prabang, your next port of call for 3 nights. Spend 2 days exploring Vientiane before heading down to Pakse, the starting point for the 2 night Wat Phou cruise down thise beautiful strech of the Mekong. 

  • Days 1-2 Anatara, Golden Triangle

    On arrival at Chiang Rai, you will be met and transferred to your resort in the heart of Thailand’s picturesque Golden Triangle region. The following day, visit the amazing Hall of Opium museum which is dedicated to the history of opium. Continue your exploration of the region this afternoon, with an optional elephant ride, a market visit or a guided walk to a local village.

    Stay 2 nights at Anantara Golden Triangle with breakfast.

  • Day 3 Mekong River, Luang Say Lodge

    This morning you will cross the border from Thailand into Laos boarding the Luang Say boat for a wonderful cruise along the mighty Mekong River. Spend the night at a remote and simple Luang Say Lodge, soaking up the atmosphere before continuing on your river journey the following day. Stopping at villages which cannot be reached by road and at the temple caves at Pak Ou, you will reach Luang Prabang just before sunset.

    Stay: 1 night at the Luang Say Lodge with breakfast

  • Days 4-6 Luang Prabang

    Discover the unhurried delights of Luang Prabang. Visit the exquisite Wat Xieng Thong with its gold leaf friezes and mosaic decorations and enjoy sunset from the top of Mount Phu Si which also affords some stunning views over the town itself. The nearby Kuang Si waterfalls are worth a visit on a free day. 

    Stay: 3 nights at Maison Souvannaphoum with breakfast.

  • Days 7-8 Vientiane

    Fly to the tranquil capital Vientiane where you will explore highlights such as the temple of Wat Si Saket and the Patuxai monument. Don’t miss a Beer Lao overlooking the Mekong at sunset, before dining in one of Vientiane’s excellent restaurants.

    Stay: 2 nights at Settha Palace with breakfast.

  • Days 9-10 Wat Phou Rice Barge

    Fly to Pakse and transfer directly to the Wat Phou Rice Barge. Cruising along this particularly beautiful stretch of the Mekong, you will visit the thousand year old ruins of Wat Phou itself and see breathtaking views over the two symmetrical palace structures on the flat plain below. During the cruise, you will also visit the wonderful Four Thousand Islands region, where you will find stunning waterfalls, rare Irrawaddy dolphins and a real ‘time stood still’ atmosphere.

    Stay 2 nights on Wat Phou Rice Barge with breakfast.

  • Day 11 Pakse

    On the third and final day of the cruise, you will return to Pakse and spend a night there. Accommodation is relatively basic in this small town. You may wish to spend part of the day exploring the nearby picturesque Bolaven Plateau, with its tumbling waterfalls, beautiful bio-diversity areas and famous coffee plantations.

    Stay 1 night at Champa Residence with breakfast.

  • Day 12

    Today you will cross the border into Thailand and on to Ubon from where there are regular flights to Bangkok. You may wish to finish your trip with some shopping in Bangkok or a stay at one of Thailand’s luxurious beach resorts. Alternatively, there are flights from Pakse to Siem Reap, if you wish to culminate this trip with a visit to the awe inspiring Angkor temple complex in Cambodia...

  • Take me there

    Prices from £2425 per person based on 2 people sharing, including 2 nights at Anantara Golden Triangle, 1 night at Luang Say Lodge, 3 nights at Maison Souvannaphoum, 2 nights at Settha Palace, 2 nights at Wat Phou Rice Barge and 1 night at Champa Residence with breakfast included throughout. Includes international flights from the UK, domestic flights within Laos and Thailand and guided experiences and mentioned.

Vahine Island, Tahiti

Just a stone’s throw from the island of Taha’a, in Tahiti’s idyllic Society Islands, this barefoot luxury escape hugs the white sands and coconut groves of Motu Tu Vahine (Island of the Woman) at the edge of a picture perfect turquoise lagoon. A scenic boat ride from nearby Raiatea, Vahine Island is an intimate hideaway for only a handful of guests in its 9 heavenly villas, 3 of which sit over the lagoon on stilts.  This is paradise found!

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Vahine Island, Tahiti

Just a stone’s throw from the island of Taha’a, in Tahiti’s idyllic Society Islands, this barefoot luxury escape hugs the white sands and coconut groves of Motu Tu Vahine (Island of the Woman) at the edge of a picture perfect turquoise lagoon. A scenic boat ride from nearby Raiatea, Vahine Island is an intimate hideaway for only a handful of guests in its 9 heavenly villas, 3 of which sit over the lagoon on stilts.  This is paradise found!