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Temples in Vietnam
Temples in Vietnam

  |   Mekong River

Vietnam; a stunning, unique country with tons of culture, history, religions and not to mention the ever-enchanting Temples. You simply can’t tour Southeast Asia without making trips to these beauties.

Floating Markets of the Mekong River
Floating Markets of the Mekong River

  |   Mekong River

The Mekong River Delta is scattered with various floating markets. Selling produce from fresh, filtered coffee to traditional fish and noodle dishes, this world is vibrant, bountiful and beautiful.

Khmer New Year - How the Locals Celebrate
Khmer New Year - How the Locals Celebrate

  |   Mekong River

Cambodians LOVE to celebrate. Click here to read about their exciting April-time New Years traditions, games, rituals and more!

The Importance of the Mekong River During the Khmer Empire
The Importance of the Mekong River During the Khmer Empire

  |   Mekong River

The Khmer Empire, or Angkor Civilization, was one of the most powerful and prosperous states in history. The Khmer people are heralded today for their architectural prowess, eminent culture and engineering genius.

13 Things To Do In The Mekong Delta
13 Things To Do In The Mekong Delta

  |   Mekong River

The area is known to locals as ‘Cuu Long’ (Nine Dragons), which refers to the nine tributaries that join the Mekong River. Here are just 13 things that should whizz straight to the top of your Mekong Delta itinerary!

Combining Angkor Wat and the Mekong River
Combining Angkor Wat and the Mekong River

  |   Mekong River

Dreaming of travelling Southeast Asia? Read here to see how you can combine two of the most special landmarks in this vast land of ancient history and culture - Angkor Wat and the miraculous Mekong River.

Anouvong Upper Mekong Cruise in Laos
Anouvong Upper Mekong Cruise in Laos

  |   Mekong River

Beginning in September 2020 you could be exploring the Mekong River in a whole new location - Laos. This lesser travelled stretch of the colossal river is dying to be explored by adventurers just like you! Stepping aboard the luxurious Anouvong will bring to light the hidden gems of Southeast Asia’s largest and most significant waterway.

6 Amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia
6 Amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia

  |   Mekong River

There is so much to see and do that it is impossible to fit everything into your itinerary. If you want to experience the very best of Southeast Asia’s natural and man-made magnificence, the UNESCO World Heritage list is a good place to start. 

Red River Delta in Vietnam
Red River Delta in Vietnam

  |   Mekong River

One special river found specifically in the north of Vietnam is the Red River Delta. This river is the second largest in Vietnam and the Delta itself is one of the highest populated areas in the whole country.

The Difference Between the Upper Mekong and Lower Mekong
The Difference Between the Upper Mekong and Lower Mekong

  |   Mekong River

Most of our river cruises take place on the Lower Mekong, but the Upper Mekong is just as fascinating and important. Whether you choose to cruise the upper or lower part will result in two very different, but equally memorable, experiences. Throughout this article we will look at the two distinct parts of the Mekong and highlight the features of each.

About Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon river cruises, Galapagos Islands tours, and Southeast Asia cruises. We provide you with the finest collection of cruises in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama and Southeast Asia. As travel experts we have all the advice you need to help you find and book your dream cruise and an unforgettable adventure.

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