Cross border tours to Yunnan

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Local travel entrepreneur and tourism industry leader, Kitti Tissakul will open a new tour linking Chiang Rai to destinations in China through his company Glow Legend Tour. His new VIP tour will take travellers across the border from Chiang Rai to Laos and then to China with stops in Jinghong, Lijiang, Shangrila in Yunnan province. […]

Traversing the Thai Cambodia Borders

Aranyaprathet to Poipet is by far the busiest of Thailand-Cambodia border crossings. It is the road to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat and a convenient border for travellers to get stamped on Thai VISA runs. In my younger years I bussed here every month from Bangkok to be stamped out and back in. These days this […]

Mekong River Cruising in the Golden Triangle

The mountainous areas of Chiang Rai are not to miss for those who seek for peaceful and breathtaking greenery. Access to paddy fields, Kok or Ruak river, mountain ranges such as Phu Chi Fah or Doi Mae Salong and communities based lodging like Lanjia lodge can be easily and safely reached by car, boat, bicycle, […]

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 […]

Cruising the Mekong Delta

From Vietnam to Cambodia – ESSENCE OF MEKONG DELTA AND THE ANGKOR This trip will let you experience the beauty of the Mekong Delta in the South of Vietnam, takes you on a river cruise to Cambodia and lets you explore the highlights of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The 10-day-trip starts in the modern […]

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” […]

East-West Corridor Journey

Thailand – Laos – Vietnam – 4 Days 3 Countries On this trip you will explore the East-West Corridor or the so called modern “Silk Road”. 4 days you will experience the three countries which are connected by the corridor: Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Whereas you will experience Thailand and Laos mainly by crossing the […]