Lower Mekong River Tours
| Mekong River
The Mekong River flows from the Tibetan Plateau through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam where it ends. It is the lifeblood for many people living in Southeast Asia and is one of the world’s most impressive rivers. If you have ever dreamed of visiting Southeast Asia from a unique perspective, taking in the region from the comfort of river cruise boat is the perfect way to transform your fantasy into reality.
The Lower Mekong
The Mekong River is roughly divided into two sections: the Upper Mekong and Lower Mekong. The Khone Falls, located at on the Laotian side of the Laos/Cambodia border is widely considered the point where the Upper Mekong becomes the Lower Mekong. From the falls North into China is the Upper Mekong, while the Lower Mekong flows south into Cambodia and Vietnam.
Now you’ve got the geography clear in your mind, let’s discuss the Lower Mekong in more depth – particularly what to expect if you were to cruise along it.
Why Choose the Lower Mekong?
The Lower Mekong could be considered the heart of the Mekong River. It is here where humans and nature join forces and live in harmony with one another. The river provides the communities along its banks with water, food, and access, meaning daily life depends heavily it. As you cruise along the Lower Mekong you will get an insight of a completely different culture and lifestyle to what you are used to back him. A life where Mother Nature still reigns supreme and the Mekong River is a God in its own right.
What Will Your Lower Mekong River Cruise Itinerary Look Like?
Here, at Rainforest Cruises, we have dozens of Lower Mekong cruises on offer. Ranging in duration, route and level of luxury, you can tailor your trip to meet your exact travel needs. Your first decision will be whether you wish to travel upstream, from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam through to Siem Reap in Cambodia, or downstream, which is the same route in reverse.
Your journey along the Lower Mekong will be filled with fascinating sights, sounds and smells. You will stop off at sites of great historical and cultural importance, including the Royal Place and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in Vietnam. You will be invited to sample local delicacies and to get hands on experience cooking the for yourself. You may also have the opportunity to attend craft workshops or even language lessons at various points on your trip.
The aim of a Lower Mekong tour is to offer you a holistic and authentic view of the region and the people who live there. You will spend time interacting with both locals and nature as you immerse yourself in this distinct culture.
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What Else Can I Do?
If a week or so cruising along the Mekong River isn’t enough for you and you really want to make the most of your time in Southeast Asia, there are add on options you can tack on to the beginning or end of your cruise. These include trips to Siem Reap to see the world famous Angkor Wat temples; the national capital of Hanoi in the North of Vietnam; and further excursions into Ho Chi Minh City. The tours are all-inclusive and are an excellent way to maximize your experience.
They say you only ever regret the things that you don’t do. If you are on the fence about whether or not to take the plunge and book a Mekong River cruise, today should be the day you throw caution to the wind and say yes to the adventure of a lifetime. Contact us today or call 1-888-215-3555.