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

Deals
  • Mekong
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia

Mekong Princess

An unequivocally elegant vessel fitting of the French colonial era, uniquely sailing from Saigon port.
8 Days
From
$2,510 USD
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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
$4,560 USD
Deals
  • Cambodia
  • Mekong
  • Vietnam

Bassac Pandaw

A luxurious, colonial-styled, three-deck riverboat cruising the Mekong through Vietnam & Cambodia.
4 - 8 Days
From
$1,745 USD
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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
$1,368 USD
Deals
  • Laos
  • Mekong

Laos Pandaw

Former rice barge offering incredible expeditions along the remote reaches of Laos' Mekong River.
11 Days
From
$4,795 USD
Deals
  • Laos
  • Mekong

Champa Pandaw

Colonial-style riverboat cruising the Upper Mekong and embracing the beauty & culture of Laos.
11 - 22 Days
From
$4,795 USD
Deals
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Mekong

Indochina Pandaw

Colonial-style riverboat exploring the bustling Mekong Delta in Vietnam and tranquility of Cambodia.
4 - 8 Days
From
$1,545 USD
Deals
  • Mekong
  • Laos

Anouvong

The first boutique ship to cruise the Upper Mekong, blends Laotian art with French-Colonial style.
4 - 10 Days
From
$1,775 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
$4,795 USD
  • Mekong
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia

Victoria Mekong

A sleek riverboat exploring the Mekong Delta's lesser-traveled yet culturally-rich destinations.
4 - 8 Days
From
$1,095 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
$1,565 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
$3,125 USD

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