A cruise on the Mekong River is a wonderful choice – transporting you serenely through another world of ancient temples and pagodas, Buddhist monasteries, busy port towns with colourful bustling markets, fishing farms and villages, silver and silk cottage industries, sumptuous undiscovered evergreen islands, tranquil lakes, wooded hills and paddy fields. As your Mekong cruise takes you along wide stretches of water and through narrow channels surrounded by leafy swathes of jungle, you’ll have the rare privilege of experiencing a remarkable ecosystem that’s one of the richest areas of biodiversity in the world – with otters, fishing cats, turtles, crocodiles, a huge variety of birdlife and an estimated 850 freshwater fish species.
You’ll see for yourself on your Mekong cruise how life here revolves around its teeming waterways – with traditional long-tail boats, simple sampans and large commercial barges. A cruise on the Mekong is the perfect way to discover and understand this fascinating, wonderfully beautiful corner of the world - a serene experience that will immerse you in its people and customs at a wonderfully gentle pace.
The mighty Mekong river stretches almost 3,000 miles, flowing from China through Burma, Thailand and Laos into Cambodia and Vietnam. The latter two countries were once accessible to only the most intrepid explorers, but today’s travellers can explore fascinating cultures, awe-inspiring landscapes and sacred sights on a luxury Mekong river cruise.
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Alan & Jenny Bull
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