The Mekong River passes through breath-taking scenery of mountains, rice paddies and ancient architecture, as it covers nearly three thousand miles on its journey through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Floating villages and markets pass by and excursions to historic monasteries and Ha Long Bay are not to be missed.
The Mekong passes through the great capitals of Hanoi and Phnom Phen. Enjoy a traditional rickshaw ride to the great temples and ancient pagodas which are a feature of this region such as, Angkor Wat and the Cathedral of Notre Dame at Ho Chi Minh city.
The name 'Mekong' comes from the Lao and Thai term 'Mae Nam Khong', which can be literally translated as 'Kong, the Mother of Water'. The river meets with many others on its long journey and is referred to as the 'Tien River' once it enters Vietnam.
For those who want to extend your Asian adventure and take in more of this part of the world, take a look at our Myanmar river cruises as well.