Best Mekong Delta & Vietnam River Cruises
Blessed with abundant riverways meandering through diverse and hauntingly beautiful backdrops, much of Vietnam can be leisurely explored by boat. An unforgettable Vietnam river cruise takes you deep inland on a voyage through two millennia of human history on on the legendary Mekong or the remarkable Red River, revealing authentic local life and picturesque rural landscapes. Aboard a contemporary luxury riverboat or more traditional sampan, cruise the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s astonishingly beautiful and vast agricultural and aquacultural area. Nicknamed the “Rice Bowl of Vietnam”, this fragile and fertile fan-shaped region covers some 40,500 square kilometers (15,600 square miles) – although its size depends on the season – and is replete with peaceful rice paddies dotted with watching water buffalo, and endless natural beauty begging to be explored.
Sandwiched between the Gulf of Thailand to the west and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) to the east, Vietnam’s Mekong River and its eponymous delta is a flurry of fascinating riverine activity – yet still somehow timeless – before it finally flows tranquilly into the South China Sea. As you embark on a Mekong Delta cruise from Vietnam to Cambodia’s Khmer kingdom and ancient archaeological treasures, discover this bountiful biological treasure trove famed for its abundant bird life and fish species, and witness daily life by the water as you explore its famous floating markets, stilted villages, as well as fascinating fish farms and fruit orchards. No matter your destination, the best river cruises in Vietnam await.