A cruise ship on a wide river at sunset
Ship on the Mekong in Vietnam
Artisans making pottery along the banks of the Mekong
Ship on the Mekong in Cambodia
Sampans in the Mekong Delta
Ship on the Mekong in Laos
Kayaking on the Mekong River
Children at school in Cambodia
Incense pots in the asian temple
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Mekong River Cruises

Embark on an epic voyage along the River of Nine Dragons, from its bustling delta to its placid headwaters, a rich ethnographical journey of discovery across two millennia of human history, right through the very heart of Southeast Asia.
Vietnamese Mekong
The most dramatic of denouements, the Mekong River ends its epic journey to the sea at its dizzying delta, a mesmerizing myriad of labyrinthine tributaries and canals bustling with floating markets, fish farms and stilted houses, lush nature and life.
Village Life
Embark on a truly fascinating ethnographical journey as you discover authentic village life along the Mekong and meet the talented artisans and farmers of the riparian communities who rely on the river for their food and livelihoods.
Cambodian Mekong
Discover authentic riverine life and centuries-old culture, timeless rural lands and jungle-clad Khmer ruins that few get to see on an unforgettable luxury riverboat voyage along the legendary 'Great Water' of the Cambodian Mekong.
The Delta's Floating Markets
Before the dawn the banks of the Mekong Delta come alive with activity, as floating market-sellers flaunt their fresh seafood, fruits, flowers and vegetables from overburdened boats, clues to their wares hung from pillars at their bow or the smells permeating the air.
Laotian Mekong
Explore the near-uncharted upper stretches of the ‘Mother of Waters’ on an epic and timeless voyage through Laos, where unspoiled nature, jungle-covered hills, quiet villages and sacred caves are the only witnesses to the Mekong’s endeavors.
Kayak Through Floating Villages
See rural life from a unique perspective as you paddle peacefully by kayak through the fascinating floating villages of Tonlé Sap, observing their daily regimen of morning fishing and evening karaoke, or go with the flow past banks of iridescent butterflies on the Mekong itself.
Pak Ou Caves
At the confluence of the Ou and Mekong Rivers, the Pak Ou Caves conceal a mélange of miniature Buddhas in their religious recesses, imperfect, retired effigies silhouetted against a stunning riverine backdrop, patiently awaiting their annual baptism.
Support Local Schools
Witness first-hand the smiling, happy children of NGO-supported schools in rural Cambodia, testament to the remarkable altruistic efforts of a philanthropic few who provide priceless primary education to those village children for whom expensive English classes would otherwise be inconceivable.
Temple Heaven
The Mekong is a spiritual lifeline that has ebbed and flowed with a flux of faiths for centuries, a tide of stunning temples in its wake, from Laos and Cambodia’s ancient Hindu shrines and famous wats of Theravada Buddhism, to Vietnam’s pagodas of Mahāyāna Buddhism and colorful Cao Dai temple.
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Why Cruise The Mekong?

The mighty Mekong is one of the planet’s most spectacular waterways and southeast Asia’s longest river, coursing 2,700 miles through six countries. From the Tibetan Plateau source to the Mekong Delta, the timeless Mekong River reveals incredible contrasts of landscapes and biodiversity, along with riverside destinations rich in culture, ethnicity, and history – best experienced on one of our curated portfolio of overnight Mekong River cruises.

Explore the Lower Mekong River on the best river cruises to Vietnam and Cambodia, featuring converted rice barges and traditional-style sampans, enthralling voyages that both cruise the Mekong Delta in Vietnam and meander across the border into captivating Cambodia. Alternatively, adventure seekers can now cruise the Upper Mekong River, a relatively uncharted, pristine, stunning region of northern Laos, where an unhurried riverine life transports passengers back in time.

Mekong Cruises

Our hand-picked portfolio of Mekong River cruise ships and small boats has been carefully chosen to include remarkable vessels operated by only the most trusted of partners, preeminent pioneers in the region who offer exceptional itineraries, unrivaled knowledge and utmost levels of service.

  • Laos
  • Mekong

Laos Pandaw

Former rice barge offering incredible expeditions along the remote reaches of Laos' Mekong River.
11 Days
From
$4,360 USD
Aqua Mekong from above
  • Mekong
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam

Aqua Mekong

A river expedition vessel with modern state-of-the-art design and the highest levels of luxury.
4 - 8 Days
From
$4,125 USD
Mekong Navigator
  • Mekong
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam

Mekong Navigator

A beautiful riverboat with splendid French-colonial styled interiors reminiscent of a luxury hotel.
4 - 8 Days
From
$952 USD
Deals
  • Laos
  • Mekong

Sabaidee Pandaw

Charming small ship with expert local guides and superb service sailing the Mekong River in Laos.
11 Days
From
$3,920 USD
Deals
Anouvong on the river
  • Mekong
  • Laos

Anouvong

The first boutique ship to cruise the Upper Mekong, blends Laotian art with French-Colonial style.
4 - 10 Days
From
$1,304 USD
Deals
Jahan by the river bank at night
  • Mekong
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam

The Jahan

An opulent riverboat evoking the style, atmosphere and romance of the former British-India.
4 - 8 Days
From
$1,355 USD
Small boat on the river
  • Mekong
  • Laos
Private Charter

Gypsy

This grass-roofed, two suite boat is possibly the most romantic and sumptuous vessel on the Mekong.
3 Days +
Day
$2,968 USD
Deals
Jayavarman at night
  • Mekong
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam

Jayavarman

This floating art gallery and French-colonial masterpiece comes with heartfelt Khmer hospitality.
4 - 8 Days
From
$1,247 USD
Boat on the Mekong
  • Mekong
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia

Indochine II

A fabulous French-colonial style ship complete with swimming pool and spa sailing the lower Mekong.
9 - 11 Days
From
$2,596 USD
Indochine boat on the Mekong
  • Mekong
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia

Indochine I

A stylish and spacious ship offering comfortable Mekong river cruises through Vietnam and Cambodia.
11 Days
From
$2,929 USD
Deals
Ship moored
  • Mekong
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam

Mekong Pandaw

Colonial-style riverboat reminiscent of an old paddle steamer exploring the marvels of the Mekong.
4 - 8 Days
From
$1,745 USD
  • Mekong
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia

Lan Diep

An elegant riverboat adorned in exotic wood inspired by the Mekong’s ancient boatbuilding tradition.
9 - 11 Days
From
$2,432 USD

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