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.

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12 Days Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

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13 Days Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

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17 Days Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

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12 Days Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

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APT
APT
Life-enriching, relaxing and unique – an APT river cruise is the ultimate holiday experience. Discover unforgettable destinations as you travel in total...more comfort and style. From Europe to Africa and the mighty Mekong River, APT has a diverse range of river cruises, and you’ll wake up most mornings in a new location, ready to explore fresh and exciting sights. Timeless luxury, exclusive experiences, life enriching moments and true personalisation. APT offers all-inclusive holidays so everything is taken care of. We invite you to join us; you won’t be disappointed.
Mekong Rivers284
Budget:Premium & Luxury
Known For:Aussie Specialist
Fleet Size:10
Scenic
With Scenic, it’s more than a 5-star river cruise...it’s a seamless journey from start to finish that places you, our guest, at the heart of everything...more we do. It’s taking you to extraordinary regions and immersing you in meaningful and enriching experiences. It’s exquisite cuisine, indulgent wellness, and a world-class team who will anticipate your every need. You'll find the difference is in the details with Scenic: the innovative ship design, expertly trained crew, immersive journey, and an unrivalled focus on health and safety protocols.
Mekong Rivers148
Budget:Premium & Luxury
Known For:Luxury Cruising
Fleet Size:14
Travelmarvel
Make the most of Europe’s waterways on Travelmarvel’s three new European river ships: Polaris, Capella and Vega. Combining state-of-the-art design with...more more dining options and social spaces, the contemporary-class ships will offer a relaxed new standard of cruise. Or perhaps a river cruise on the life-giving Ganges or Mekong to get to the heart of these colourful and spiritual nations. Experience life in their small villages, whose communities have much to teach us about their local culture and customs.
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Budget:Premium
Known For:Contemporary Cruises
Fleet Size:9

Discover Must do experiences and highlights along the Mekong

View Life from a Sampan

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

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

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

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

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.

Recent Mekong Cruise Reviews What our clients are saying about their journeys along the Mekong

Slowly down the Mekong     , NSW, Australia, Feb 2024
Wonderful experience on the Emerald Harmony . Lovely crew and delicious food on board, plenty to do or as little as you want. Highlight was experiencing Siem Reap and Angkor, much changed after 20 years since last here, as was Phnom Penh and Bustling Saigon, made more colourful by being there in Chinese NY and TET.
Beautful boat, food and staff on the Mekong Rivercruise   , NSW, Australia, Jan 2024
The cabin on the lower deck was absolutely fine and on the same level as the dining room so easy access for all meals. Relaxing on the sundeck as the boat cruised along was amazing. The itinerary was quite busy and we enjoyed meeting other travellers to share travel stories. We hired a tuk tuk at the end of the tour to see more temples independently ...read more which was super easy, safe and enjoyable.
Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong   , QLD, Australia, Nov 2023
Firstly I would like to thank Tracey, my travel consultant at Global Journeys, for all the help she gave to me in booking and processing this tour. This Emerald Cruises tour was the best trip I have been on for a long time. From day 1 arriving in Ho Chi Minh City to the end in Siem Reap the Tour Directors and their support staff along with the staff ...read more and crew on the Emerald Harmony were absolute professionals and the service provided by all was excellent.

The Emerald Harmony was a beautiful and comfortable ship and the food provided was beyond amazing, a great chef and his staff provided some of the most enjoyable meals I have experienced. The tours were short but interesting, taking into account the humidity still rather high in November. I had an amazing look into Vietnamese and Cambodian life and culture. The hotels in Ho chi Ming City and Siem Reap were excellent and very comfortable. I applaud Emerald for the support they give to various organisations, the dancing troupe, Satcha Cambodian handicrafts etc. I am highly recommending Emerald cruises and this tour and hopefully will be able to return to Vietnam and Cambodia in the future.
Vietnam and Cambodia by river   , Christchurch, New Zealand, Sep 2023
We have just returned from an amazing cruise on board the Emerald Harmony. Our only other river cruise was in Europe in the winter (Emerald also) so we were not sure what to expect on hot steamy days in South East Asia. From the Cruise director, AB, to the cabin staff and all in-between we were treated like VIPs and always knew what, where and why things ...read more were happening.
Sampan rides, tuktuk rides, rickshaws - all safely navigated.

The cultural events on board were worth attending and were given with passion by the people of the culture. Our new cruise friends were great fun but we also were able to find a quiet place if needed. The transfer and hotel service provided by Emerald made everything so easy so I really could relax for the whole journey. The cabins were all that was needed and were super clean and comfy.

Explore More Your guide to cruising the Mekong and travelling through South East Asia

10 Reasons to Take a Mekong River Cruise

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...

Irrawaddy vs Mekong

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...

The Best Time to River Cruise the Mekong

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...