Originating in northern Thailand, the Mekong travels almost 3,000-miles before reaching the South China Sea, with its banks characterised by wild and wonderful untouched landscapes.
This majestic river hosts welcoming locals and stunning sights along the way, making it the perfect waterway for nature lovers and culture vultures. In Cambodia, Siem Reap is a significantly important city that is most often included in Asian river itineraries due to its UNESCO status and remarkable 12-Century architecture.
Further along, Ho Chi Minh City - formerly known as Saigon - is an authentic place to experience Vietnamese culture. Itineraries often feature trips to the many historical sites in this region, including the Cu Chi tunnels, the Reunification Palace and Saigon Skydeck, where panoramic views can be savoured from on high.
Regardless of how much time you spend on the Mekong, thanks to the rivers rich heritage, cultural highlights and quaint fishing villages, you are sure to return with enduring memories of this spiritual melting pot.
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