The Mekong River

Remarkable, diverse and colourful

A cruise on the Mekong River transports you to another world. Known as the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, the river traverses between China, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, providing a glimpse into the established ancient history and diverse cultures of the region along the way. Observe the otters, giant catfish, turtles, crocodiles and a huge variety of bird life, as you sail through the channels and open stretches of water swathed with leafy jungle, in the remarkable ecosystem.

The world’s largest and most diverse continent boasts the longest coastline and the widest climate extremes. The Mekong River is home to an estimated 850 freshwater fish species, and is a vital conduit for both people and goods. On a luxury cruise you can relax and witness life at a gentler pace. All year round the temperature in the Mekong delta is about 26°C, with only slight variations. The ideal time to visit is during the dry season between October and May.

Explore the world of ancient temples, pagodas and Buddhist monasteries. In the colourful busy port towns you can bag a few bargains in the vibrant bustling markets. Admire the traditional floating houses, fishing farms and villages, and explore the undiscovered evergreen islands in a tranquil landscape that is mesmerising.

Best Time to Go  October – May
Countries our cruises visits Vietnam, Cambodia
Currency Vietnamese dong, Cambodian riel
Time Difference GMT+7:00
Expert Tip May to August is the ‘green season’. This means that it rains more – but not as much as you might think. In fact, it only rains for about 30 minutes each day and usually only in the afternoon.

Mekong River Cruises

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$ 2,522.00
Board: Full Board
7
$ 2,522.00
Board: Full Board
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$ 3,503.00
Board: Full Board
10
$ 3,492.00
Board: Full Board
Mekong Cruises, Unforgettalbe Cruises

Cai Be

The rural river-land town of Cai Be is a floating focal point for visitors to the district of Tien Giang province. The docks are bustling with traders wishing to sell their regionally grown produce from long boats. The setting is distinctly vibrant and Amazonian, with lush vegetation enclosing the riverbanks.

Mekong River Cruises, Kampong Chhnang

Kampong Chhnang

Situated in the heart of Cambodia is the Kampong Chhnang province. Its eponymous capital city is a major fishing port and also home to agricultural industries and water resources. The bustling dock sits on the Tonle Sap River and offers easy access to the watery streets and neighbouring floating villages.

Mekong River Cruises, National Museum, Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh is sited at the junction of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac Rivers. The historic and cultural hub is the country’s political and commercial core, and offers extensive attractions to excite and assault the senses. The city features iconic landmarks, lively markets and a vibrant nightlight.