Butterfield & Robinson, the world’s premier active travel company, spans three countries including Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam on its new Mekong Grand Journey, with one exclusive departure in February, 2017.
Representing the peak of luxury, the trip combines amazing routes and exclusive access to exceptional hotels, allowing travellers to experience the very best that these three countries have to offer.
With B&R’s decades of local knowledge, travellers will go deep into the incredible Angkor Wat and UNESCO-protected Luang Prabang, while staying in two of the most remarkable hotel properties in all of Asia. Next, they will float along the Mekong from Cambodia into Vietnam in a luxury five-star floating hotel. In between, travellers will participate in a traditional Lao Baci well-wishing ceremony, indulge in a traditional Khmer meal overlooking the 12th century temple of Angkor, cycle along the trails lined by a jungle of silk cotton, and enjoy countless special encounters that only come from exploring a place on two feet and two wheels.
“While the journey entices with history and mystique, B&R’s modern footprint makes this trip unlike any other,” says Trip Designer Kristi Elborne. “Along the way travellers will cycle our prized routes in the most remote and spectacular settings. They’ll be joined by a remarkable team of guides and experts who will bring cultural legends to life thanks to their unparalleled access and knowledge.”
As on all B&R’s trips, accommodations are the very best available – there are plenty of treats here for hotel aficionados and luxury lovers. Highlights include elegant Amantaka in Luang Prabang, set on a large garden estate; the glorious Amansara, the Aman resort in Siem Reap that is the former summer home of King Sihanouk; and finally three nights on the Aqua Mekong, a floating five-star hotel, taking in the spectacular floor to ceiling views of life on the river.