The Mekong Delta is quintessential to South East Asia. It is the lifeblood of the region and is a vast network of tributaries overflowing with vibrant life. Here the river is king and its people have developed ingenious ways to live in harmony in this beautiful landscape.
Explore this area in depth on board one of the newest and most opulent river cruise boats sailing these waters, the Mekong Navigator. Journey throughout the maze of waterways where you will find life that has continued unchanged for decades and is dependent, but thrives on the river and the lush, fertile environment.
Cruise through floating markets and get to know the Delta inhabitants. See children riding on the backs of water buffalo, verdant rice paddies filled with workers in conical hats and a range of water going vessels plying the narrow waterways. Pass floating villages where you will be fascinated by the resourcefulness of the people and their unique way of life, visit quaint villages to get a real insight into traditional rural lifestyles and learn why this region is called the "rice bowl" of Vietnam.
On your luxurious cruise, sail to towns such as Cai Be which houses a beautiful French gothic cathedral or Tân Châu in the Mekong Delta region famous for its silk. Spend time in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.
A city of contrasts, you will experience the elaborate Royal Palace complex, witnessing a stark reminder of the tragic recent history under the Khmer Rouge regime at the Killing Fields and Toul Sleng prison. Visit a local
monastery and receive a traditional Buddhist blessing or soak up the atmosphere at an ancient temple in Kampong Cham.
This is a region that will allow you to get up close and discover a new and fascinating way of life. Traveling by river allows you to reach remote and little-visited areas, sample exotic cuisine purchased from floating
markets and learn of a culture based on intensive agriculture and a warm community spirit. Welcome to the magnificent Mekong!