When you think about Vietnam and Cambodia what pops into your mind?
Do you imagine gliding along the Mekong Delta sipping on a Mai-tai as you watch a family washing their cow on the bank of the river? Do you picture looking out from your open air panoramic window that takes up the whole wall of your suite? What about having morning coffee as you watch Buddhist monks gathering along the bank to watch you as get ready to step off your boat? Do you imagine evening dinner dining on local regional specialties that are not only there to entice your eyes but delight your palate. These are indeed some of the things we experienced on our Mekong Delta River Cruise.
To experience Vietnam and Cambodia there is no better way than a River Cruise.
A journey along the Mekong Delta is a fascinating immersion in ancient traditions, cultures and history. As you glide down the Mekong you are witness to centuries old traditions and culture that will create memories and experiences you are not likely to forget. You will be immersed in iconic scenery as you view life along the delta, from silk towns, fishing villages, floating markets, to monasteries. The crown jewel on your cruise if you choose to go from Vietnam Cambodia (which I recommend) is Cambodia’s Ankor Watt. This is truly a trip of a lifetime.
The truth is most will not imagine visiting Vietnam and Cambodia on river cruise but there is no better way to immerse yourself in the culture and experiences of life on the Delta. Its where you can visit a local family and be invited to share what life is like as they invite you into their home. Visit the floating markets and spend time with a local fisherman as he shares his family’s life on the delta.
As you pull up towards the embankment you realize you are not pulling up to a dock you are docking on the bank. You step off into a small village of silk weavers and your visit helps to support and maintain an art that is not only beautiful but not easily learned. To experience these opportunities it would take months of journeying through the country. With a river cruise the work has all been done for you. You unpack once your luxury hotel travels with you and you make new friends along the way.
To truly visit a place is to experience it’s people and a river cruise allows you just that opportunity. What about a chance of a life stop in one of the small local villages to spend time helping to teach English in Cambodia? Truly unique and so very rewarding these are the experiences that build memories that last a lifetime. These are the experiences you can live on a River Cruise.
So if you are looking for a little adventure with a little bit of luxury included a River Cruise along the Mekong Delta might just be what you are looking for.
If you would like any information about booking a River Cruise in Asia or any of the other amazing destinations please contact me and I would love to help you.