A Mekong River cruise is an all-in-one package. Southeast Asia is a fascinating place and choosing between its destinations can be difficult. If you opt for a Mekong River cruise, you can explore most of Southeast Asia’s highlights.
Best time for a river cruise
The period from November to March is the best time to get in touch with Mekong Kingdoms. This is the dry season, and the rainfall is at a minimum. The wet months aren’t so bad either; rain showers don’t continue beyond two to three hours.
With a luxury Mekong River cruise, you’ll be given two options: the upstream journey from Saigon to Siem Reap and the downstream journey.
The Cambodian region found close to Kampong Chhnang is the main highlight of a Mekong River cruise. Depending on the season, the direction of the cruise will be changed. This part of the river is teeming with endangered species like giant catfish and Irrawaddy dolphins.
What to pack
As for clothes, some lightweight clothes will do. To protect your skin from harsh sun rays, you’ll need a sun lotion and a sun hat. Long dresses, skirts and trousers are required if you plan to visit religious sites.