Inexpensive & Exotic: A Trip through Cambodia, Laos

The first day of Scott Heim’s trip to the Mekong-region countries of Laos and Cambodia began with “a guided marathon trek through the mountainous Nam Ha jungle and ended with a fireside dinner of freshly-caught river frogs”. “My thrill-seeking partner, Michael, had booked a guided “Laos Adventure Tour” online; in addition to the jungle hike, […]

Sailing to the Source of the Mekong

Wouldn’t it be great to go on a Conrad-esque adventure; buy a wooden longboat and sail it up the Mekong, from its delta in Vietnam to its source on the Tibetan Plateau? That’s what two Western photographers thought. With backing from an NGO focused on water and sanitation, the Canadian and South African bought a […]

Famed Ocean Conservationist to Host Mekong Cruises

Aqua Expeditions has partnered with ocean conservationist Jean-Michel Cousteau on a series of river cruises on the Amazon and Mekong. Cousteau, who founded the Ocean Futures Society in 1999 to carry on his father Jacques Cousteau’s work and legacy, will host five seven-night cruises in 2017 and 2018 on Aqua Expeditions’ 32-passenger “Aria Amazon” and […]

What it’s Like on a Five-Star Mekong River Ship

Fiona Welsh writes for Melbourne’s ‘Herald Sun’ on what she experienced on a luxury Mekong River cruise from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh. Ask a child in Cambodia what they want to be when they grow up and invariably they answer, “a teacher, a tour guide”. From the cities to the rural provinces it’s […]

Southeast Asia’s First Four-Country River Cruise

Asia Travel Tips reports that Pandaw River Expeditions has become the first Western operator to reach China’s Yunnan Province via the Mekong River. The ‘RV Champa Pandaw’, which has 14 teak-finished staterooms, was specially built to withstand the strong currents and challenging navigational conditions of the Upper Mekong and deliver Southeast Asia’s first “four country” […]

Boutique Luxury Cruising on the Mekong River

Company contributor Aqua Expeditions

Set Sail Across Time: Boutique Luxury Cruising on the Mekong River From Siem Reap in Cambodia to Saigon in Vietnam Sailing seemingly across the ages from timeless rural Khmer life to the bustle of contemporary Vietnam along the Mekong River, the 20-suite Aqua Mekong has revolutionized luxury travel on this epic waterway. On the Tonle […]

Cycling from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang

Company contributor Spice Roads

Connecting the two magical cities of Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang, this journey starts in the northern part of Thailand, a mountainous region bordering Burma and Laos, punctuated by the mighty Mekong River. The area has been baptised the “Golden Triangle” with a history as colourful as the people that inhabit it. ” This tour is a challenging journey […]

The Tea Caravan Trail

Embark on an expedition along the Tea Caravan Trail, a timeless trade route from the Golden Triangle, following the Mekong between Thailand and Laos, and through rugged mountains to Yunnan, China. “Uncover ancient civilizations and temples, experience life at ethnic villages, immerse yourself in pristine nature, and savor local food.”   Day 1: Chiang Rai […]

Epic 40-Day, Five-Country Tour in the Mekong Region

Proudly contributed by Willem Niemeijer

Company contributor Khiri Travel

Here’s an adventurous 40-day trip with a huge variety of experiences and insights in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Viet Nam. “This trip is designed to inspire the travel trade by showcasing the diversity of the region,” said Willem Niemeijer, Khiri Travel CEO. “The key themes are variety, going local, and a liberal sprinkling of […]

Bangkok to Saigon Explorer

Company contributor Grasshopper Adventures

Why fly from Bangkok to Saigon when there is a wealth of wonderful scenery, culture and history to be seen between these two regional centres? The 15-day Bangkok to Saigon Explorer tour can only be described as ‘epic’ yet still achievable for riders of all ages and abilities. The journey takes travellers through a dynamic […]