Cruise the Mekong River
The Mekong River is one of the most fascinating rivers on the planet, starting in the Tibetan Plateau and snaking its way through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It has been an important medium for transporting people and goods for thousands of years and today is an important international trade route. Cruise from the very end of the river north through Vietnam’s Mekong Delta area up into Cambodia’s capital city, where it meets that Tonle Sap and travels through the Cambodian countryside. The scenery is unmatchable and the journey unforgettable.
Travellers will transfer from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho Port to board an incredible teak wood ship that has been specifically built to cruise the Mekong River. Visit local artisan villages, the Gao Giong bird sanctuary, a beautiful Taoist temple and Koh Okhna Tey, otherwise known as silk island. Explore Con Phuoc Island, Koh Trong Island and Phnom Penh, visiting the National Museum, Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, and the Killing Fields and Genocide museum. The journey ends in Siem Reap staring at the famous Angkor Wat monuments.
There are direct flights from Paris, Frankfurt and London to Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Travellers coming from Canada or the US will have to make a stop in one of these European cities or in Seoul, Beijing, Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka or Shanghai. Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport is the departing airport, with travellers having to connect to Canada, the USA and Europe through Seoul, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai or Kuala Lumpur.