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Secret Retreats launches The Mystic Mekong Exclusive Escape

July 29, 2013 Hotel Deals No Comments Email Email

Secret Retreats (, a bespoke collection of independent luxury boutique hotels, boats and camps across Asia, is thrilled to announce the launch of its exclusive escape, specially designed for photography enthusiasts, along the Mystic Mekong River.

Authentic cuisine available at Muang La Resort, Laos

Photographer Lim Zhu Andrew, (Andrew Lim), renowned for his works in capturing beautiful images of travel, nature and architecture, will be accompanying guests throughout the trip, sharing with photography enthusiasts how to capture the best shots. Andrew will walk each guest through his perspective of different scenes, in addition to the benefits of angles and light and what he sees during the moment.

Taking place between Saturday 19 – Saturday 26 October 2013, guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves into the different experiences offered in Bangkok and Laos, amidst this one week, luxurious holiday.

Throughout the trip, guests will get to explore ‘old Bangkok’ by river boat, in Luang Prabang, in addition to visiting and capturing images of the ancient architecture of the historic temples and monasteries along the Mekong River (Wat Xieng Thong), viewing first-hand the daily rituals and lives of the monks inhabiting the monasteries. Each will have the chance to visit the sacredPakhou Caves, containing hundreds of statues of Buddha, put there by locals as a form of worship.

The relaxing garden area at Satri House, Laos

On the hills in Northern Laos, guests will be able to witness first-hand the lives and culture of the Hmong people. Here, photography enthusiasts will be able to capture the unique and original works of art from a view of 1000m above sea level. In the evening, guests will experience an authentic Baci Ceremony which will refresh souls for a healthy and long lasting life, following the ancient beliefs of the tribes.

The end of the week guests will get on board to the magnificent Nam Ou cruise to Muang Khua, visiting the village of Tai Dam along the way to learn how the rice alcohol ‘Lao Lao’ is produced using traditional methods. Guests will see the stunning views of limestone cliffs, majestic waters and caves, engaging with mother of nature.

Staying at the Secret Retreats hotels of Cabochon Hotel & Residence, Bangkok, Satri House and Muang La Resort in Laos, guests will enjoy the finest cuisine and facilities each hotel has to offer.

Cabochon Hotel& Residence is reminiscent of the neo-Parisian and Viennese styles that defined the Shanghaiart deco chic of the 1920’s. With features including a rooftop swimming pool, eight beautifully adorned bedroom suites and sumptuous Thai cuisine, guests can fully relax before their week ahead.

Satri House Accommodation at Cabochon Hotel & Residence, Thailand

’s main building was built in 1904 by Prince Souphanouvong’s parents – often referred to as the “Red Prince” because of his political affiliations. Before becoming the first President of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, he lived here when he was a young boy. The extensions were built following the French Colonial Style. Satri House is one of the most exquisite places in this ancient city, where you can enjoy private moments to yourself and really unwind or sit and watch the everyday life of local people from your balcony.

Muang La Resort consists of five traditional Laotian-style houses with red-orange interiors that emanate a feeling of harmony. Featuring a lounge and bar, a spa and garden along the river, the lodge offers also guests a unique hot spring for ultimate relaxation.

Starting from US$3,300* per person, guests will be able to fully relax and immerse themselves in luxury and authentic experiences whilst away with Secret Retreats. A full board of healthy local and authentic cuisine will allow guests to indulge and enjoy this trip of a lifetime.

*Package including 7 nights’ accommodation, return flight Bangkok – Luang Prabang, all transportation, guide and all meals as indicated in the program. 

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