[SPONSORED CONTENT] Explore some of the region’s most compelling attractions with Belmond.
Published on May 10, 2018
Published on May 10, 2018
There’s never been a better time to visit Bali, Burma, Cambodia, Koh Samui or Luang Prabang. These tempting offers from Belmond Resorts make it easier than ever to enjoy all that these intriguing destinations have to offer.
With its rich local culture and fascinating traditions, Bali’s allure is easy to understand. Delve into the unique heritage of the Island of the Gods with the special Bali Escape package, which includes a bespoke full-day private tour, a gourmet feast for two, and a visit to Uluwatu Temple complete with a Kecak dance.
The juxtaposition of lively street markets and crumbling historic architecture makes Yangon one of Asia’s most vibrant cities. The Belmond Governor’s Residence epitomizes the height of colonial architectural style and offers a lavish, genteel ambiance. As pleasant as it is to sit by the lush gardens here, there’s much to explore in the nearby downtown. See the sights on a half-day tour by elephant coach, then unwind with a soothing Tibetan massage with this package.
Lara Croft isn’t the only one to have been seduced by the magic and mystery of Angkor Wat. These elaborately carved edifices provide a window into a bygone era and deserve a place on every traveler’s bucket list. Though you can wander the ruins on your own, you’ll get much more out of the experience with the aid of a knowledgeable guide. The Angkor Escape package includes all entrance fees, transportation, a picnic lunch for two, and an expert English-speaking guide who will regale you with tales of the fallen Khmer Empire.
White sands and turquoise waters make Koh Samui easily one of the most popular island retreats on the planet. While there’s nothing wrong with spending your whole vacation lounging under an umbrella on its shores, adventurers may want to explore the other lesser-known islands nearby. This special offer from Belmond Napasai includes a half-day cruise to Koh Tean, complete with an oceanside lunch.
Brutally spicy, bracingly acidic and bursting with flavor, Lao cuisine manages to be both rustic and refined at the same time. Generations of Laotians have relied on the country’s natural abundance to produce dishes unlike any others in the world. Foraged ingredients and fistfuls of fresh herbs feature prominently in chili-laced salads and stews cooked over blazing-hot coals. Learn more about the local culinary culture with A Taste of Luang Prabang at Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao, which includes a mystery dining tour, a cooking class, and a visit to a local wet market.