We just visited the newly opened Amantaka in Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos. It is destined to count among Southeast Asia’s premier properties.
Now through September 30, 2009 the Amantaka is offering special rates. Contact us
(800-642-2742) to learn how you can take advantage of special introductory pricing and experience the world-renowned Aman hospitality.
The new Amantaka in Luang Prabang, Laos
The intimate resort houses 24 suites featuring gracefully renovated French-colonial architecture. Amantaka derives its name from the word aman (“peace” in Sanskrit) and taka (from Tipitaka, or “the teaching of the Buddha” in Theravada literature). Centrally located just south of Mount Phousi, the centerpiece of Luang Prabang, the resort rests on a peninsula framed by the Mekong and Khan rivers. From the Amantaka an easy stroll accesses the town’s cultural treasures, including Buddhist temples, the Night Market, riverside cafés and the town’s many historic sites such as the former Royal Palace, a fusion of Beaux-Arts and traditional Lao architecture.
The Amantaka offers several dining options including authentic Lao and French-influenced cuisine. Private dining can be arranged in a choice of secluded locations around the property as well as en-suite.
Presented in conjunction with the Harvard Museum of Natural History
Usually offered exclusively to members of the Harvard Museum of Natural History, we have a few spots open for our October 23, 2009 trip to Borneo. Start off by visiting Borneo’s must-see orangutan sanctuaries, wildlife preserves and wilderness areas. Next journey to Borneo’s furthest reaches on a private 9-day boat trip aboard a beautiful restored barge up the Heart of Darkness rivers to rarely visited, remote regions. This unique cruise along the Rajang River, Malaysia’s longest river, will reveal the lush scenery, local cultures, and profuse wildlife for which Borneo is renowned.
You will travel in the company of a special naturalist, a veteran Asia Transpacific Journeys tour leader, and an expert from the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Visit our site for a full itinerary or contact a Travel Specialist today (travel@AsiaTranspacific.com or 800-642-2742) to reserve your space.