LAOS – Luang Prabang – Private Event at a Mekong Riverside Villa

Theme

Classic, Family, Honeymoon

Country - City

Laos - Luang Prabang

Market segment

Thematic Leisure

Price Level

$$$$

Max pax

20

Seasonality

All Year Round

Arrival city

Luang Prabang

Departure city

Luang Prabang

Description

An exclusive catered event at a stunning private villa on the banks of the Mekong River, not far from the mystical multi-tired turquoise Kuang Sy Waterfalls. The villa was built by Mr. Francis Engelmann, a prestigious UNESCO expert who has been actively involved in the conservation of the world heritage city of Luang Prabang since 2001. The traditional architecture of the property along with the carefully maintained gardens and the natural beauty of the nearby river provides a unique location for an exclusive moment away from the crowds. The private catered event can either be a luxurious lunch or dinner in the house, on the terrace, or beside the pool, or something a little simpler, yet equally magical, such as a selection of delicious aperitifs and refreshing beverages.

 

Can be combined with

Thematic Leisure

Selling points

  • An activity for those looking to get away from the crowds and enjoy some peace and serenity.
  • An excellent option which can be combined with a visit of Kuang Sy Waterfalls.
  • A chance to enjoy a privately catered meal (lunch or dinner) or aperitifs in a magnificent location.
  • Ideal for couples, families, or small groups of up to 20 people.

Time And Transportation

From To Km By Duration Road condition
Luang Prabang Kuang Sy waterfall 30 Car / Bus 45 minutes- 1 hour Good
Kuang Sy waterfall Mekong Riverside Villa 10 Car / Bus 10 minutes Good

Duration

  • Usually around 1h30min though there is no fixed time limit so the event can be flexible.

Min pax

1

Max pax

20

How to sell it

  • After a morning visit of Kuang Sy Waterfalls or after a morning activity such as “From Seed to Soup”
  • It can be combined with a boat transfer to/from Luang Prabang or reached as well by road.
  • It can also be combined with an visit of the Buffalo Dairy Farm.

Some sample itineraries could be:

  • Transfer to Kuang Sy.
  • Visit Kuang Sy.
  • Lunch at the Riverside Villa.
  • Optional Visit of the Buffalo Dairy Farm.
  • Transfer to Luang Prabang (by car or boat).

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  • Transfer to “From Seed to Soup”
  • Lunch at the Riverside Villa.
  • Visit of Kuang Sy Waterfalls
  • Optional Visit of the Buffalo Dairy Farm.
  • Transfer to Luang Prabang (by car or boat).

Why this activity

  • Created to improve our selection of activities for the exclusive market.
  • Because the location is amazing and it would be crazy not to have an activity here.

Good to combine with

  • A visit of Kuang Sy.
  • A rice farming activity “From Seed to Soup”
  • A visit of the Buffalo Dairy Farm.
  • A cruise on the Mekong.

Do not combine with

  • Any visit to any of the elephant camps.
  • Any visit to Pak Ou caves
  • Meet a Prestigious UNESCO Expert at his Riverside Villa.

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Competitor comparison

  • Similar things can be offered by competitors though they do not seem to actively push these products.

Pros

  • Easy to arrange.
  • Francis is very flexible with the use of his property.

Cons

  • Expensive

Information

There are three “event” options:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Aperitifs (standard set or luxury set)

There are three possible locations at the villa depending on the group size and weather:

  • In the house – for up to 20 people. Only option for bad weather. No view.
  • On the terrace – for up to 15 people. Less spacious than the pool area. Nice view but not as spectacular as by the pool.
  • Next to the pool – for up to 20 people. This is the nicest location.

For the aperitifs we have the following options:

  • Standard Set – Drinks/Canapes1 glass of cocktail or mocktail: + 6 canapés: $20 per person
  • Luxury Set – Drinks/Canapes1 glass of champagne: or 1 hour free flow of house wine / beer / soft drinks + 6 canapés: $35 per person
  • Catering Transfer – Drinks/Canapes Outside City – This must be added as the aperitifs are a lot cheaper than lunch/dinner so there is a supplement for the catering transfer.

Example of 6 canapés:

  • Luang Prabang pork sausage
  • Crispy Tartlet, cocktails sauce  and shrimp roe
  • Broccoli & shiitake savory cake
  • Spinach and salmon Quiche
  • Beef samosa cumin flavored
  • Tartlet with onions and baked tomato

Alerts

  • If the weather is bad the location loses its charm as guests will be stuck in the house.

Important information

  • For the lunch/dinner option we provide a Lao set menu. For other options please contact operation or production and we can provide a tailor-made quotation.

Price range

$$$$

Quotation guideline

On ERP:

The private event at the riverside villa is a combination of services from different suppliers. The final price will be a combination of the venue rental fee (300$) + catering/staff fees from L’Elephant + transfer fees if only doing the aperitifs.

Simply import the following module and remove the lunch, dinner, or aperitifs + transfer to leave only the required option. Do not remove anything else:

  • Location of Module: FIT, ENG, Exclusive, ERP Exclusive-Production Account
  • Module Code: 200603114500
  • Name of Module: Exclusive – Private Event at a Mekong Riverside Villa – Activity – ENG

Inclusion

  • Lunch, Dinner or Aperitifs
  • Venue rental

Exclusion

  • Transfers
  • Food and drinks which are not included in the set menu
  • Guide

Possible Extra

  • Upon request, couples could arrange to stay overnight at the private poolside guestroom for an additional 100$

Remark

  • Please make sure you inform operation of any specific catering requirements.
  • Please make sure you edit the program text so it fits the chosen option.

Important notes

  • Please make sure you check any specific catering requirements with sales.

Special Guide notes

  • The guide does not really need to do anything other than escort the guests to the venue and liaise with the catering staff if necessary.

Different Choicess

  • Currently we do not have any other Mekong Riverside villa available for private events.

Contact

English

Private Event at a Mekong Riverside Villa
Travel to a stunning private villa on the banks of the Mekong River, not far from Kuang Sy Waterfalls. The villa was built by Mr. Francis Engelmann, a UNESCO expert who has been actively involved in the conservation of the world heritage city of Luang Prabang since 2001. The traditional architecture of the property along with the carefully maintained gardens and the natural beauty of the nearby river provides a unique location for a private moment away from the crowds.

The [lunchtime / evening] event takes place [by the pool / in the villa / on the terrace], an ideal place to relax and enjoy the peace, serenity, and amazing views of the river and natural surroundings while enjoying your [lunch / aperitifs / dinner].

Duration: 1h – 1h30 (to be done after a visit to Kuang Sy Waterfalls).
Transportation: Car transfer to Francis’ private villa.

Note: Do not forget to edit the program text by choosing the correct event and location in the [parenthesis].

Spanish

Evento privado en una villa a orillas del Mekong
Viaje a una impresionante villa privada a orillas del río Mekong, cerca de las cascadas de Kuang Sy. La villa fue construida por el Sr. Francis Engelmann, un experto de la UNESCO que ha participado activamente en la conservación de la ciudad de Luang Prabang, patrimonio de la humanidad desde 2001. La arquitectura tradicional de la propiedad junto con los jardines bien cuidados y la belleza natural del río cercano han creado una ubicación única para un momento privado lejos de las multitudes.

El [almuerzo / evento en la tarde/noche] se lleva a cabo [junto a la piscina / en la villa / en la terraza], un lugar ideal para relajarse y disfrutar de la paz, la serenidad y las impresionantes vistas del río y los paisajes naturales mientras disfruta de [su almuerzo / sus aperitivos / su cena].

Duración: 1h – 1h30 (se realizará después de una visita a las cascadas de Kuang Sy).
Transporte: traslado en automóvil a la villa privada de Francis.

Nota: No olvide editar el texto del programa eligiendo el evento y la ubicación correctos en el [paréntesis].