The Mekong River is the 12th largest river in the world. It starts its journey in the Tibetan plateau and winds its way through Chinas’s Yunnan province to the South China Sea. It is rich in culture and history with an abundance of temples and fishing villages. All remain untouched by time as is the life they represent.
The two distinct countries that one visits on a Mekong River cruise are Vietnam and Cambodia. Vietnam is blessed with both natural beauty and a strong survival instinct. You will discover both the modern and the ancient co-existing in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Both are bustling cities leading you to the ethereal splendour of Halong Bay – with its mountains, caves, grottoes and rock formations literally jutting out of the water.
The richest concentration of temples in South East Asia can be found in Cambodia. The most famous of which is Angkor Wat, – a must-see on any journey to this area of the world.
There are a number of river cruise companies that offer sailings on the Mekong and range from 8 days to 20 days.