Glide through centuries of stories in South East Asia
Carpeted in a myriad of greenery, the Mekong Delta is a mighty water world that flows to its own rhythm. Villages, boats and markets float atop its many tributaries, vibrant, bustling cities line its banks, and in other areas, its languid beauty cuts through the lush and rugged terrain of remote jungle and mountainous landscapes.
Avalon Waterways’ Mekong River cruises take you in luxury through Vietnam and Cambodia, showing you the culture and local traditions of each country – and the must-see sites along the way.
Here are some of the destinations you’ll visit:
Ho Chi Minh City
The adventure begins in high-octane Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In a chaotic whirl of commerce and culture, you’ll explore the city on a guided walking tour, stop for a drink at the famous Rex Hotel, and peruse of Ben Thanh Market. Put your chef hat on for an interactive cooking class, then head underground to discover the Cu Chi Tunnels.
Cu Lao Gieng Island
Nestled in the middle of the Tien River, with idyllic beauty and rich history, Cu Lao Gieng Island is a must-see. You’ll visit the island via a sampan boat, then jump on a local motor cart to a series of local craft workshops.
Draped along the banks of the Hau Giang River, Chau Doc’s cultural diversity makes this likeable little town a fascinating excursion – especially with a guided tour through its buzzing local market.
View the Mekong River from a different perspective with a visit to the small Cambodian village of Wat Hanchey. Visit its hilltop temple for a traditional water blessing by local monks. Afterward, learn about local life with a wander through the village.
The hometown of ancient wooden houses, Angkor Ban takes a step back in time to a more rural and simple life with fresh air, village cows and friendly residents. Here you’ll visit the local school to help the village’s children with their English.
Best known for the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap is a top-of-list destination. Angkor Wat isn’t the only temple worth discovering – you’ll also visit Bayon Temple, Ta Prohm and Banteay Srei.
A river cruise you won’t forget
From the phenomenal temples of Angkor Wat to the seductive elegance of Phnom Penh and buzz of Ho Chi Minh city, a Mekong River Cruise is a dazzling cultural experience.
Discover the magic that flows through the Mekong Delta and breathes life into the villages and people of Vietnam and Cambodia. Open your eyes wide to a new world as you travel along one of the globe’s longest rivers, with panoramic views and relaxed luxury aboard an Avalon Waterways ship.
To create your own unforgettable travel memories along the Mekong Delta, call 0800 267 672 to book your cruise today.