Vietnam, Cambodia and The Mekong Delta
Pulsing through the heart of Vietnam and Cambodia, the Mekong River provides a lifeline for millions of people. Along this vibrant waterway scenes of everyday life will fascinate you. Fishermen bringing in their daily catch to chanting monks and boats crisscrossing the river. Cruise the massive Mekong Delta, meet smiling schoolchildren, see skilled silversmiths at work, and partake in a traditional water blessing ceremony with are monk. Explore French-influenced Phnom Penh, take a walking tour of ho chi Minh City, marvel at spectacular Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, and relish other fascinating activities. By the end of your journey, you will have a better understanding of the life along the river and the friendly people who depend on it.
Often called the “rice bowl” of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta is covered with an amazing variety of vegetation. The mighty Mekong crisscrosses the landscape where boats, houses and markets float making moving cities on the water. The mangrove jungle is teeming with wildlife, remains of Viet Cong bunkers, fascinations Khmer pagodas and Buddhist temples that reach to the sky.
One of the best ways to explore this amazing area is on a river cruise where you only unpack once and see it all.
Avalon Waterways ships with Panorama Suites have every comfort you need to relax after a busy day of sightseeing. There are friendly local guides at each destination to show and explain the area.
Sights and Cities along the Mekong.
In Ho Chi Mihn City you can the War Remnants Museum and the Ben Thanh Market to explore exotic foods and cooking techniques.
Phnom Penh sightseeing includes a visit to the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum and the Central Market. You may want learn about some history during the war by visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and one of the Cambodian Killing fields.
Visit the Temples of Angkor which served as the seat of the Khmer Empire. The area flourished from the 9th to the 15th centuries. Angkor Wat is one of the wonders of the world and is a must-see destination for any traveler to the region.
Siem Reap is the most prosperous are of modern Cambodia. The heart of Siem Reap’s tourist area is know as Old Market or Psah Chas. The is home to a large area of eclectic restaurants, shops bars and nightclubs. Siem Reap is best explored on foot or by tuk tuk.
Contact Vida Adventures Travel to book your next life adventure on the Mekong River and Avalon Waterways River Cruises.