Cruising The Mekong
Meandering along the river through exotic foreign lands, just soaking in the culture and sights, is something high on many people’s to do list. It is thrilling, it is daring, and it is a lot easier than you think. We asked cruise specialist Cruiseco who are one of the pioneers in Asian cruising to tell us what to expect on a Mekong river cruise.
You can explore deep into the heart of Vietnam and Cambodia via the Mekong River aboard a luxurious boat.
Cruising between Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam and Siem Reap in Cambodia, guests should expect an authentic experience rich in cultural heritage, sampling the captivating local people, rituals, and architecture. Highlights include meeting local families in their villages, visit to a Buddhist monastery and world-renowned cities along the mighty Mekong River.
The crew make all the difference. They are engaging, passionate and knowledgeable tour leaders who will keep guests informed and entertained throughout – whether it is a special folkloric group; informative lecture on board; or extensive onshore excursions to a plethora of must-see destinations.
Exploring a unique glimpse into the wonders of these two ancient countries; from iconic temples and bustling cities to an Ox-cart ride through the Cambodian countryside, a local boat trip to Cai Be’s floating markets, or choose from a selection of tours to a local rice factory, rattan mat and slipper factory or silk weaving and brick making factory.
In addition to the iconic highlights of Halong Bay and the amazing 800-year-old Angkor Wat, the world’s largest temple, other local experiences include a tour of the Royal Palace and spectacular silver pagoda in Phnom Penh by day, followed by a stroll through the town’s night markets.
Travelling along the Mekong River is a breathtaking experience, made even better by your floating luxury 5-star hotel. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will have you coming home with great stories to tell