Six Senses Yai Noi, Thailand

Client Journey:


Read how we created the perfect itinerary for these privacy-seeking elephant lovers.

Thai Elephant, Thailand

It Started With An Elephant

“Our dream was to see elephants in rural Thailand for a wild and remote honeymoon. But with three weeks to play with, we needed help and inspiration on where to go next.”

Creating the journey

Using Steph’s wide-ranging knowledge of the region, she created a journey which encapsulated the spirit of exploration, with an itinerary that took the couple from the Golden Triangle in Thailand to Laos via the Mekong on a gypsy boat, with a finale on an exotic Thai island. These gave them the perfect combination of luxurious privacy coupled with intrepid experience delivering a trip which offered:

  • Authentic Experiences – a rich cultural experience in Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Wild Encounters –  seeing elephants in their natural habitat
  • Slow & Remote – a private slow-travel gypsy boat trip off the beaten track.
  • Time for R&R – A relaxing island beach break to finish

Mekong Magic - The Trip

This adventure began with a wonderful chance to see and interact with elephants in the wild. Set against the backdrop of sheer luxury at Four Seasons Golden Triangle, getting close enough to elephants to touch, bathe and feed these gentle giants – even learning the art of elephant whispering.

Cruising the Mekong River on a private gypsy boat was a wonderful way to access to the jungle-clad banks of the Mekong,  where tiny villages and wildlife at the river’s edge could be discovered along the way. Slow travel at its best.


Six Senses Yai Noi, Thailand

Reaching Luang Prabang, a private guide was on hand to give an insider’s view on this city teeming with dazzling ornate temples, saffron-robed monks and a French-Laotian fusion cuisine.

For the finale, it was time to be ensconced in luxury at Six Senses Yao Noi where the spacious suite was only surpassed by the jaw-dropping view onto the limestone karsts of the Phang-nga National Park. For the final evening, a private longtail boat whisked our clients off to a quiet island where a personal chef prepared dinner to be enjoyed under the stars for a fitting finale to this adventurous honeymoon.

"Why I love chatting to Bailey Robinson experts is that you often end up at a place you never imagined was possible. To find out we could visit two Asian countries via a romantic small boat on the Mekong was a revelation. We’ve come to rely on the team’s sage advice”
Gypsy Mekong Boat, Laos
Gypsy Mekong Boat, Laos
Monk in Laos

"For me it is a true privilege of the job to plan such an intricate trip. This journey was interesting to organise, and by delving deeper into my clients' wishes, I discovered a hidden desire for slow travel and the idea for this adventure was born.”

Have questions? Our knowledgeable team of experts are on-hand to take your call or if you prefer by Zoom. Talk to us about your holiday dreams or challenge us with your travel conundrums.

Get in touch

Keep Browsing

Enjoy reading our colourful collection of travel blogs, insider journeys and first-person insights. Our articles are designed to fuel your wanderlust. Feeling inspired? Give us a call and our experts can start planning your next travel experience.

Sail into Seclusion on Alexa J

We’ve discovered the ultimate boat trip for couples seeking utter seclusion among the isolated beauty of the Ionian Islands. A holiday for just the two of you can be one of the most rewarding, and luxurious Alexa J is perfect for couples celebrating a special event.

Alexa J, Ionian Islands
Booking with Bailey Robinson means access to the finest travel experiences. When planning your holiday we do all the hard work – in-depth research and meticulous organisation. You can be confident in the individual care for your holiday from your dedicated and experienced Personal Travel Designer and Concierge.
The collection
Rooms with a View
Amangiri, USA
Thailand, USA, Maldives, India, Saint Lucia
The collection
Best of the Best – Maldives
Joali Villa, Maldives
Travel Ideas