Spanning 4,350 kilometres, the Mekong River is the lifeblood to a myriad of communities across Asia. From its icy beginning on the Tibetan Plateau, the river then winds through hina, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia before breaking into Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.
Along the banks of the vast delta, rice paddies, fruit orchards, fish farms and floating villages depend on the river’s bounty. The Mekong Delta is a bucolic watery landscape of working villages farming rice, fish, sugarcane, fruit and shrimp all jostling for space amongst bird sanctuaries and national parks. Spend a day or two aboard a traditional riverboat, enjoying the local produce and witnessing daily life on the water. Or for the best and most comfortable way to experience the Mekong take a refined river cruise with daily guided excursions to explore quaint riverside towns, to barter at the colourful floating markets and gain a compelling insight into the rural life of Vietnam. Onboard spa’s offer a full range of holistic, restorative and energising treatments from Khmer massage to Vietnamese aromatherapy. Top level observation decks have been designed so that the river always remains in full view and with bars and comfortable sun loungers, you can enjoy the vibrant life in utmost comfort. We just love the outdoor cinemas on the cruises which show classical films about the area for a relaxed evening under the twinkling stars.