You can sample local flavours without leaving the premises or explore rural attractions with ease.
Luang Prabang is a fusion of temples, French colonial villas and traditional Laos homes on stilts.
The villagers on this trip rarely see tourists. And I'm positive they've never seen one in a bikini.
Light breaks, the jungle's morning chorus begins and the soaring crescendo and fall of the Gibbon cuts through.
One of Luang Prabang's most popular new attractions is a buffalo dairy, started by ex-pats who simply missed cheese.
Cocooned in a lush forest on the banks of a gushing waterfall, this new ultra-luxurious resort offers complete immersion in nature.
A journey down the Mekong through a countryside that is as diverse as the river itself.