Villa Maly, a boutique hotel in the old royal capital, is greeting Songkran with a 3-night stay package that is guaranteed to keep visitors sheltered but not dry.
The USD 452 package for two (USD 367 for one) includes accommodation from April 13 to April 16, daily breakfast, two-way airport transfers, a spa treatment at Villa Maly and a dinner cruise on the Mekong River aboard the Nava Mekong.
During the Lao New Year, known locally as Songkran, the streets of Luang Prabang fill with revelers for days on end. Celebrants greet the new year, and unsuspecting travelers with water strewn from buckets, sprayed from hoses and encased in balloons.
“Everybody knows they’ve got to get to Luang Prabang at least once in their life, and I would say the same thing of Songkran - you’ve got to experience it at least once,” said Axel de Boynes, general manager of the Villa Maly.
Travelers may book the package between Feb. 1 and March 31. For additional information, contact Villa Maly at (+856) 71 25 39 02/4 or email@example.com.
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Villa Maly is a 33-room boutique hotel that is anchored by a vintage colonial-era villa, once the home of a distinguished royal family. Kamu Lodge Experience is a collection of 20 riverfront safari tents and thatched bungalows on the Mekong River, 35 kilometers upstream from Luang Prabang. The Nava Mekong is a traditional Lao longboat that offers daily lunch and dinner cruises from Luang Prabang.
Villa Maly, Kamu Lodge and Nava Mekong are owned and operated by the Apple Tree Group, a French-owned, Ho Chi Minh City-based company with interests in tourism and hospitality, real estate and construction and import and distribution all over Southeast Asia. Its other hospitality properties include Bagan Lodge in Myanmar, La Residence Hotel & Spa in Hue, Emeraude Classic Cruises on Halong Bay and the Press Club in Hanoi.