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Hid­den trea­sures of the Mekong Basin, and en­coun­ters with Ko­modo dragons

Set sail into the past on the Mekong River aboard Gypsy, the new pri­vate, two-cabin river cruiser for four pas­sen­gers with cus­tom itin­er­ar­ies as ad­ven­tur­ous or tran­quil as you de­sire. Soothe your soul aboard this stun­ner of­fer­ing the most in­ti­mate, lux­u­ri­ous river cruise in the Golden Tri­an­gle, along the North­ern Thai bor­der and Laos. Cul­tural, lo­cal im­mer­sion and thrill-seek­ing ad­ven­tures are served up along with well­ness and a side of haute cui­sine.

Shore ex­cur­sions in­clude guided jun­gle treks, whisky tast­ing in Laos, a lit­tle known ele­phant camp in Pak Beng, and the

Pak Ou caves lime­stone karst for­ma­tions fea­tur­ing thou­sands of Bud­dha im­ages left by pil­grims from cen­turies past. Feel the spirit of colo­nial days of In­dochina with a visit to UNESCO World Her­itage city of Luang Pra­bang. Then get your ad­ven­ture on with a river ad­ven­ture.

The mid-ship lounge, bar and din­ing area is the per­fect place to share your tales with fel­low ship­mates at the end of the day. En­joy al fresco sun­set cock­tails on the stun­ning deck at the bow. Slip into tran­quil­lity as you ap­pre­ci­ate an­cient won­ders and the easy river lifestyle along the an­cient wa­ter­ways that flow from the Ti­betan Plateau all the way to Ho

Chi Minh City. Top it off with a deca­dent cham­pagne high tea on South­east Asia’s most en­chant­ing water­way. mekongk­ing­doms.com/gypsy-de­tail From river cruis­ing to sail­ing the high seas, take lux­ury to the ex­treme this Septem­ber and set sail on Ayana Lako di’a, a 54-me­ter phin­isi bring­ing so­phis­ti­cated lux­ury yacht­ing at Ayana Ko­modo Re­sort––the ex­clu­sive re­sort on the In­done­sian is­land of Flores. Imag­ine en­coun­ter­ing Ko­modo dragons from one of nine 1,100 square-me­ter state­rooms, fea­tur­ing mas­ter suites with pri­vate decks. ayanako­modo.com

Clock­wise from top, Soothe your soul aboard Mekong King­dom’s Gypsy on a lux­u­ri­ous river cruise along the North­ern Thai bor­der and Laos; re­mote, au­then­tic and de­li­cious din­ners; sail into ro­mance on 41-me­tre, two-cabin river ves­sel Gypsy

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