Carve out time before and after a Mekong River cruise to explore Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos to make the most of your journey. By Haley Beham As the Mekong River makes its way from the mountains of Tibet to the South China Sea, it snakes past weaving villages, floating markets, and towering temples. At 2,703 miles long, it is one of the longest rivers in the world, and the lifeblood for many in Southeast Asia. Along its lush rural shorelines, you’ll find Buddhist monks and villagers going about their lives, fishermen casting their nets into the water, and local sampans […]
Journey on a Mekong River cruise to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos to discover some of Southeast Asia’s most iconic destinations with Ker & Downey. This customizable trip reveals amazing cultural highlights, delicious food, and of course the beauty of the Mekong River.
Discover the splendor and wonder of travel to Indochina. This region’s history and culture unfolds before you on this 20-day journey. Discover Vietnam’s royal dynasties, the ancient mysteries of the Khmer civilization, the peaceful spirituality of Laotian monks, and the melding of the old world with modern society in Bangkok.
Traveling is meant not only to create memories, but to foster an understanding of how truly connected we are to our big, beautiful world. We chatted with Ker & Downey clients Ken and Carol Kabel of Cincinnati, Ohio, to learn more about their life-changing journey on a family trip to Southeast Asia.
Once the royal capital of the kingdom of Laos, the thriving town of Luang Prabang today is an appealing mélange of traditional Laotian culture, French colonial influences and international enterprises that offers visitors an unparalleled glimpse into this unique Southeast Asian country’s culture. Writer Eric Rosen takes part in ritual and tradition in this slice of paradise. I blink awake and find my room is still dark. Is it already 5:00 a.m.? It seems like I just shut my eyes after a meal of local specialties like lime and lemongrass-infused river fish at the 3 Nagas restaurant, but yes, indeed, […]
Whether you are looking to unplug, pioneer a new family tradition or celebrate the season in style, check into a luxe destination far from the beaten path. Read the article here and in the current issue of QUEST magazine. Punta del Este, Uruguay Soak up the sun at one of South America’s most exclusive beach resorts in one of Uruguay’s most extraordinary locations. Punta del Este’s varied coast is home to countless beaches leading into the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean—making its shores perfect for sunning and swimming. From the marina, board a yacht or sailboat to explore […]
In the Fall 2012 issue of BESPOKE Magazine, Ker & Downey explores experiences beyond the typical in Southeast Asia. We’re whetting your appetite for the history, color, and culture of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia with our handpicked selection of the best of Southeast Asia’s experiences – some out-of-the-ordinary exclusives that only Ker & Downey can deliver, others simply new ways of experiencing the region’s timeless treasures. Bangkok Thailand’s capital is a city of contrasts, with towering skyscrapers next to the pointed peaks of wats and flashing neon reflecting off the gilded roofs of ancient temples. There is no better […]