Mekong River Cruises
Experience iconic temples, palaces and pagodas, colourful markets, ancient culture, history and local flavours amongst the fascinating places you'll visit along the Mekong River onboard your luxurious river cruise. Be blessed by Buddhist monks, explore life on the backwaters by sampan, visit the opulent Royal Palace and be humbled by Cambodia’s historic sites. Explore the contrasts of Cambodia and Vietnam on a Mekong river cruise.
Popular Mekong River Cruises
13 Days Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
Operated By: Scenic
14 Days Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
Operated By: APT
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13 Days Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City
Operated By: APT
Must do experiences and highlights along the Mekong
View Life from a Sampan
Glide through the backwaters of the Mekong by sampan to see traditional floating homes, visit local artisans, observe religious sites, and stop by floating markets.
Blessings at a Monastery
Be blessed by Buddhist Monks when you visit a traditional monastery. Breathe in the peace and tranquillity of the ornate temple and the serene monks.
Cruise Life Mekong Style
With onboard cuisine bursting with regional flavours, the spa for relaxation and sunset drinks on the deck, life on the Mekong is blissful.
The Royal Palace
Visit the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh to witness the impressive throne room. The nearby Silver Pagoda, with Italian marble steps and silver tiles on its floor, houses a Baccarat crystal emerald Buddha.
The Temples of Angkor
Visit the impressive temple complex of Angkor, where Angkor Wat stands tall like a crowning jewel overlooking sprawling grounds and a collection of intricately designed monuments.
Mekong River Cruise Brochures
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What our clients are saying about their journeys along the Mekong
“Enjoyable Vietnam and Cambodia Tour”
Great handling by Jodie and very enjoyable trip. APT tour Director Dom stands out as outstanding and professional. All went well and me and my son made some wonderful memories for life!
“Value for money cruising on the Mekong”
Just returned from G-Adventures Mekong 8 day cruise and can thoroughly recommend. Trip is at a leisurely pace, boat accommodation is basic but comfortable and we were well looked after in the meals department. The crew and tour guide from G-Adventures were first class and we disembarked each day to a new local adventure. Only downside was the five hour bus ride on day 1 to the departure port - I understand that this is now the normal procedure regardless of river levels. G-Adventures delivered on ...read more their itinerary and the tour was great value for money when compared to alternative operators.
“Culturally inspiring tour made possible by proficient Global Journeys staff”
The tour itself lived up to the advertising. Culturally inspiring with fabulous Avalon support staff. Special thanks though to the adept travel agent Tracey of Global Journeys as I tasked her with the impossible: Book a cruise 1 week from departure. This was no problem for her, with all tasks managed proficiently and expertly given the challenging timeline. Thanks!
“Amazing river cruise of Vietnam and Cambodia”
This tour by Avalon was absolutely amazing. There were only twelve people in our group so a boat that has 18 cabins was only partially filled. How luxurious is that. Our Cruise Director, Quang, is a credit to Avalon’s staffing, his infectious personality was a hit with all on the trip. Our Vietnam guide, Chang, was also an extremely cheerful and knowledgeable man. Our guide for Cambodia, Chantha, was an amazing guy who regaled us with his history knowledge and had us in fits of laughter every ...read more day especially when on the bus microphone. We cannot speak highly enough of these 3 guys. All of the boat staff were extremely accommodating in every way, nothing was too much trouble, they were faultless. We were very impressed that there were daily excursions, on many days more than one. The variety on offer meant you were never left wondering what to do each day. Meals on board were outstanding with numerous course choices every mealtime, given there were only 12 of us. This was our second Avalon river cruise and would highly recommend them.
Your guide to cruising the Mekong and travelling through South East Asia
14 September, 2018
10 Reasons to Take a Mekong River Cruise
The Mekong Delta is a hub of scenery, history, culture and cuisine. The Mekong River winds its way through the beautiful landscapes of Vietnam and Cambodia and is the perfect gateway to uncover the deep traditions, moving archaeological sites and remnants of a tumultuous past that sit beyond..
17 August, 2018
Irrawaddy vs Mekong
When you are thinking about planning a river cruise in South East Asia you might wonder whether you should choose the Mekong or Irrawaddy. Of course there is no comparison – they are two very different rivers running through different countries and landscapes. However, if you are travelling..
14 August, 2018
The Best Time to River Cruise the Mekong
Mekong River cruises through Cambodia and Vietnam operate for most of the year but not between early May and late-June. The rest of the year sees a varied climate from hot and dry in March through to May, a wet season spanning from July through to October, and a cooler patch between November..