Spanning nearly 3,000 miles, the Mekong originates in the plateaus of Tibet, winding its way to its majestic culmination in the South China Sea. Explore the wonders of this magnificent river and create unforgettable memories along its enchanting path of breathtaking scenery.
Discover the myriad of renowned cities that grace the shores of the Mekong River. These cities have left indelible imprints on history and present a captivating fusion of culture, art, and architecture. Experience the medieval allure of Luang Prabang, stroll through the picturesque streets of Phnom Penh, and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Ho Chi Minh City. Each destination along the Mekong carries its own narrative, waiting to be unveiled and shared.
Delight in the sights and sounds of this magnificent river as you embrace a tranquil and unhurried pace, discovering ancient temples, bustling ports, Buddhist monasteries, vibrant markets, and silk cottage industries nestled amidst breathtaking scenery. Each day presents a new adventure, with an ever-changing backdrop of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems and the planet’s richest biodiversity.
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime luxury Mekong River cruise with Crui.se. Set sail on an extraordinary expedition along the Mekong River, one of Southeast Asia’s most revered waterways flowing through multiple countries, including China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Delve into the captivating beauty and rich heritage of this iconic river as you navigate through breathtaking landscapes and visit renowned cities along its course.
Our partnered cruise lines guarantee a remarkable Mekong River journey filled with awe-inspiring sights and tranquility. With their outstanding service and unwavering dedication to your contentment, our trusted partners ensure an unforgettable Mekong cruise experience, allowing our customers to explore the wonders of the Mekong River with confidence and peace of mind.
Our culinary team takes pride in showcasing the authentic flavors and culinary traditions of the regions we sail through along the Mekong River. Expect to find these local influences reflected in our carefully curated menus and, of course, our extensive wine selection! Each day, our talented chefs craft dishes that harmonize with the unique destinations along the Mekong, ensuring a delightful culinary journey.
Embarking on a Mekong River cruise guarantees unforgettable moments as you traverse through some of the most breathtaking and historically significant regions in Southeast Asia. From its source in the Tibetan Plateau to its delta in Vietnam, the Mekong River unveils captivating landscapes and cultural landmarks. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this majestic river as you witness awe-inspiring vistas and explore the rich heritage that graces its banks.
*This is an example itinerary of one of many of our Mekong river cruises. We have a huge selection of river routes, cruise lines, and ships. Speak to our crui.se advisor today to find your perfect Mekong river cruise
Arrive at Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, and check in at the port. Settle into your comfortable accommodations on the cruise ship, where our attentive staff will be ready to assist you throughout your voyage.
Take advantage of an additional morning in the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh. Marvel at the captivating blend of French colonial architecture, modern skyscrapers, and bustling street food stalls. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture by visiting attractions such as the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, or explore the local districts away from the tourist hotspots.
Experience the idyllic charm of Cái Bè, a captivating slice of the Mekong Delta located just two hours away from Ho Chi Minh City. Witness life on the water as you navigate through the winding rivers and canals that form the region’s lifeline. Hop on a sampan to explore the mangrove forests and visit Tân Phong, a tropical islet in the Mekong River known for its delicious fruits. Embark on a leisurely bike ride along lush green lanes, offering scenic views of the water. Conclude your day by visiting the vibrant town of Cái Bè, featuring pagodas, Buddhist temples, and a classic Vietnamese riverside market.
Arrive in Tan Chau, a friendly town renowned for its silk industry. Discover the sights and sounds of the town by riding in a Xe Loi, a local taxi that takes you through its streets, past workshops, shops, and houses. Alternatively, embark on an exhilarating speedboat ride to Chau Doc, a major city in the Mekong Delta. Explore Tay An Temple at the foot of Sam Mountain, and enjoy a sampan ride to witness the vibrant riverfront life.
Reach the captivating capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. For those with a historical inclination, embark on a journey to the infamous Killing Fields and visit Tuol Sleng Prison, providing insights into the Khmer Rouge regime. Food enthusiasts can explore a local market with our onboard chefs, selecting ingredients for an authentic Cambodian cooking experience on the ship. Culture enthusiasts can take a remork, or a local tuk-tuk, to explore Phnom Penh’s French architecture and visit the Central Market for shopping.
Visit Oknha Tey, also known as Silk Island, where you can witness the art of silk weaving firsthand and even purchase exquisite fabrics and silk scarves. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Oknha Tey, adorned with lush gardens, stilt houses, and rustic paths that offer glimpses of Cambodia’s countryside. In the afternoon, arrive at Angkor Ban, a destination frozen in time, untouched by the ravages of the Khmer Rouge regime. Experience rural Cambodian life, which has remained virtually unchanged for a century.
Explore the ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery at Wat Hanchey, offering stunning panoramic views of the Mekong River. Arrive at Kampong Cham, a charming town that seamlessly blends French colonial and Cambodian architectural styles. Stroll through the town’s streets, visit the central market, and gain insights into the region’s rubber industry by touring a local plantation established during the French colonial era. Kampong Cham provides an opportunity to savour the authentic pace of life and immerse yourself in the true essence of Cambodia.
Conclude your remarkable cruise at Siem Reap, where you have the option to extend your stay and explore this captivating city for several days. Siem Reap, the second largest city in Cambodia, boasts a captivating blend of French colonial and Chinese-style architecture. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage by visiting museums, marvelling at the magnificent Angkor Wat temples, and indulging in the cosmopolitan culinary scene. For a truly unforgettable experience, enjoy a tethered hot air balloon ride, offering a bird’s-eye view of Siem Reap and creating lasting memories before you depart for home.
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Explore Southeast Asia from the waters of one of the world’s most famous rivers. Discover 21st-century Cambodia and Vietnam alongside the history and culture of the mighty Mekong’s remarkable river valley. Expert tour guides inform and educate, and the voyage is made complete with luxurious accommodation and award-winning dining.
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Travel one of the world’s most fascinating and beautiful rivers, the Mekong, the thread that binds culture, history, and industry through Vietnam and Cambodia. Explore and discover on all-inclusive, guided excursions and enjoy luxury accommodation and award-winning Asian cuisine.
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Embarking on a Mekong River cruise promises an unforgettable journey through Southeast Asia. The Mekong River offers awe-inspiring landscapes, a rich tapestry of cultures, and a harmonious blend of history and natural beauty. With the mesmerizing landscapes of the region as your backdrop, the cruise takes you on a captivating exploration of Eastern Asia, unveiling the charm and allure of the Mekong River.
From the deck, you will be enchanted by the captivating vistas that unfold before your eyes. The tranquil beauty of the Mekong Delta and the lush greenery along the riverbanks create a truly picturesque scene. As we venture deeper into Eastern Asia, the deck becomes your front-row seat to witness the vibrant cities and idyllic towns that grace the Mekong River. The lively streets of Ho Chi Minh City and the architectural marvels of Phnom Penh will leave an indelible impression on your journey.
“Visiting this part of the world was a first for us, and we honestly didn’t know what to expect, but we were just blown away by the stunning scenery and the whole lifestyle and ecosystem surrounding this river. Every day is different, and the people, both on board and when you disembark, are so friendly and laid back. This is a seriously different cruise, and you won’t be disappointed.”
“This is our third River Mekong cruise, as we’re both more than a little in love with this part of the world. Admittedly, we were sceptical before our first cruise as this might not be your average cruise destination, but this is truly unique. There is so much to see and do, and the boats are so comfortable and well-appointed. We’ll certainly be back again.”
“After experiencing multiple river cruises, we simply couldn’t resist the Mekong River. Each journey along this enchanting river holds its own charm and surprises. The ever-changing scenery and mysterious ambience of the Mekong River captivated us every step of the way. The luxurious amenities on the ship and the attentive staff truly elevated our cruising experience. We highly recommend these cruises, as they offer something special for everyone.”
“We were initially concerned that we might not fit the typical demographic for a river cruise, but we were pleasantly surprised by the diverse mix of age groups and the vibrant atmosphere on board. As avid train travellers, this was a new adventure for us, and we found the experience liberating rather than restrictive. We encourage everyone to give it a try; you won’t be disappointed.”
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The Mekong River flows through several countries in Southeast Asia, including China, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
The Mekong River is just under 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers) in length, making it one of the longest rivers in Asia.
A Mekong River cruise offers a unique fusion of culture, history, and breathtaking scenery. You’ll witness ancient temples, bustling ports, Buddhist monasteries, vibrant markets, and serene landscapes along the river.
The accommodations on Mekong River cruise ships are often luxuriously appointed, offering comfortable cabins or suites with modern amenities and beautiful views of the river.
Yes, most Mekong River cruise ships cater to various dietary preferences and restrictions. It’s advisable to inform the cruise company in advance about any specific dietary needs, so they can make suitable arrangements.
Yes, shore excursions to explore the destinations along the Mekong River are typically included in the cruise itinerary. These excursions may be guided tours to historical sites, cultural landmarks, or local markets, providing enriching experiences.
Yes, it is highly recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations or interruptions, and lost or delayed luggage. Check with your travel insurance provider for specific coverage details.
The best time for a Mekong River cruise may vary depending on personal preferences. Generally, the dry season from November to April offers pleasant weather and lower water levels, making it ideal for cruising. However, the wet season from May to October can also be rewarding, as the river swells, and the surrounding landscapes turn lush and vibrant.
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