Mekong River & Beyond

The mighty Mekong River flows gently through the jungles, rice fields, ancient towns and rural villages of one of the most exotic regions on Earth. On a river cruise discover the lakes, temples and traditions of Cambodia with its ancient Khmer kingdom that created the hidden temples of Angkor Wat. Float into serene and beautiful Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, known as the Paris of the East, before continuing into mighty Vietnam. Discover the floating market of Cai Be and the enthralling Cao Dai Temple before arriving into the buzzing metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. There really is no better way to see, explore and understand this region than by serene river cruise.


What you’ll love most about the Mekong River

  • Embark on a scenic cruise along the Mekong River, passing through lush landscapes, bustling river towns, and traditional villages, offering a glimpse into the heart of Southeast Asia
  • Experience the vibrant floating markets, such as Cai Rang in Vietnam, where you can buy fresh produce, local goods, and delicious street food directly from boats
  • Engage with the diverse cultures along the Mekong River, visiting ethnic minority communities, attending traditional festivals, and learning about local customs and crafts
  • Discover the rich biodiversity of the Mekong River, spotting rare wildlife such as Irrawaddy dolphins, giant catfish, and a variety of bird species in their natural habitats
  • Explore historical sites along the Mekong, including ancient temples like Wat Phou in Laos and the Khmer ruins of Sambor Prei Kuk in Cambodia, each offering a deep sense of history and spirituality
  • Witness the picturesque agricultural landscapes along the Mekong Delta, characterised by lush rice paddies, fruit orchards, and traditional farming practices that sustain the local communities

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  • Woman taking a river tour of the Mekong, Vietnam

  • Woman watering vegetables on the banks of the Mekong River

  • Vinh Tranh Pagoda by the Mekong River

  • Mekong River Cruises

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 21℃
  • 23℃
  • 28℃
  • 32℃
  • 33℃
  • 33℃
  • 33℃
  • 32℃
  • 29℃
  • 26℃
  • 22℃
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 7
  • 17
  • 21
  • 23
  • 22
  • 21
  • 22
  • 13
  • 8

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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Where to book

CroisiEurope Cruises has been pioneering worldwide river cruising for over four decades and they now offer fly-cruise packages from the UK. Experience an unforgettable journey through Europe and see for yourself why CroisiEurope is the ultimate choice for travellers.

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Explore is a global adventure travel company with 40 years’ experience in providing exciting and authentic travel experiences. With over 350 trips in around 100 countries, Explore’s expertly crafted itineraries combined with award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and a commitment to responsible travel ensure unforgettable travel experiences in extraordinary destinations.

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Tropical Sky offers luxury tailor-made tours and holidays specialising in providing expert travel advice and exceptional unhurried customer service. With a wealth of experience we will find the perfect trip for you.

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