Vietnam, Cambodia with Mekong River Cruise 2024 - Maher Tours (2023)

This tour follows the same format as our previous tours which have always been a real “hit” with the groups that travelled. It includes many of the highlights of both Vietnam and Cambodia, and while each country has its own distinct history and culture, they complement each other with their diverse landscape, scenery, magnificent sites and of course friendly people. Add to this, a magnificent 7-night luxury cruise down the Mekong River and you have a very special tour.


Vietnam: A land of natural beauty and stunning landscapes, of bustling energy and wonderful culinary delights, and especially a land of warm and welcoming people.

  • Hanoi, the nation’s capital, a mixture of colonial charm and city hustle and bustle
  • Cruise magical Halong Bay for 2 nights – simply stunning
  • Hoi An, river port and shoppers paradise
  • Saigon, the commercial heart reflecting its French heritage


  • A land of contrasts with a history that is spiritually uplifting and thought provoking. Peace now reigns in this magical kingdom
  • Siem Reap and its riverside setting – discover the world of Cambodian cuisine at Shinta Mani Cooking School
  • The Temples of Angkor Wat, a spectacular blend of symbolism and symmetry where earth reaches for the heavens
  • Phnom Penh, the chaotic yet inspirational capital, the political and economic hub of the country
  • Learn about the infamous Khmer Rouge

7 Night Mekong River Cruise “The Jahan”:

  • First boutique-style river cruise ship for the Mekong (built in 2011)
  • Distinctive British Colonial design throughout the ship
  • All spacious cabins with en-suite private balcony and the finest amenities
  • Excellent on-board facilities including pool and spa
  • Finest cuisine and entertainment afloat on the Mekong
  • Private shore excursions included along with outstanding service


While the itinerary is full of daily highlights, just as important is your comfort on tour which is why we have selected an excellent range of First Class hotels, as good as you will find anywhere. To complement the accommodation, a large number of meals (at least 2 each day) have been included. Many of these will be enjoyed at local restaurants to allow you to enjoy not just the fine cuisine but also the local surroundings.

Additional information

Tour Departs

11 June 2024

Tour Length

23 Days

Tuesday 11 June: Home – Singapore

Time this morning for connecting flights before an early afternoon departure for Singapore. Arrival time is early evening and overnight hotel accommodation has been reserved at the airport

Wednesday 12 June: Singapore – Hanoi (D)

This morning, we join the flight to Hanoi. On arrival we are met by our local hosts and transferred to our hotel for a 3 night stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure until we go to dinner at KOTO restaurant, specially set up to train the under-privileged youth of Hanoi in restaurant skills.

Thursday 13 June: Hanoi (B,L)

Our sightseeing of Hanoi city includes visits to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his cottage house, One Pillar Pagoda situated in the middle of a pond of lotus, and the Temple of Literature, the 1st University of Vietnam. After lunch at Wild Rice Restaurant, we visit The Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long – a complex of historic buildings associated with the history of Vietnam. We then take a cyclo ride in the Old Quarter of “36 streets and 36 wares” dating back from the 11th century to see the historic quarter.

Friday 14 June: Hanoi (B,D)

This morning drive to the ancient village of Duong Lam, a typical agricultural village in the north of the Red River Delta. Home to around 300 houses built three or four centuries ago, we wander along Duong Lam’s narrow alleyways to explore rural life and Vietnam’s ancient architecture. In the afternoon, we visit Hoa Lo Prison, known to the Americans in the Vietnam War as the “Hanoi Hilton.” We then visit the Lake of Restored Sword and the Ngoc Son temple. Tonight, we enjoy a traditional and unique Vietnamese water puppet show before dinner at the Press Club Restaurant which serves fusion cuisine.

Saturday 15 June: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Cruise (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we depart by coach for Ha Phong for one of our tour highlights. The Halong Bay region is referred to as the “Jewel in the Crown” of Vietnam, with some of the most stunning scenery in Vietnam. Lan Ha bay is a tranquil part of the famous Halong Bay, where many lagoons, bays, and caves still remain untouched. We join a traditional Vietnamese junk for two nights cruising Lan Ha Bay, a World Heritage site, with accommodation onboard in private ensuite cabins. Enjoy the Vietnamese buffet lunch and the sumptuous seafood dinner as you cruise the bay passing fishing villages and small towns. Lots of activities available for the more active – cooking demonstrations, pristine beaches for swimming, fishing, kayaking – or just sit back and enjoy the wonderful setting as the world passes by.

Sunday 16 June: Lan Ha Bay Cruising (B,L,D)

Another fabulous day cruising to some of Lan Ha Bay’s more secluded and untouched locations. Enjoy a leisurely day of sightseeing, swimming and relaxing as you take in the magnificent scenery.

Monday 17 June: Hai Phong Bay – Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoi An (B)

The cruise continues this morning passing many islands, inlets, caves, bizarre rock sculptures. Don’t forget to watch the magnificent sunrise from the sundeck, maybe even join the crew for Tai Chi exercises. Sadly, after a late breakfast, its time to disembark as we continue our journey by coach first to the ceramic village of Dong Trieu then on to Hanoi Airport where we join our flight to Da Nang and then by coach to Hoi Ann for a 2 night stay.

Tuesday 18 June: Hoi An (B,L)

A chance to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this heritage town, one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam. This morning, join in a cooking class with Hoi An’s Red Bridge Cooking School in the old town. Meander through Hoi An’s central market with the chef to select the fresh produce before embarking on a 20-minute boat trip to the school for a private hands-on cooking class. This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town centre providing an insight into the city’s history and architecture. The remainder of the day is free for shopping (a great place to buy silk) or just relaxing.

Wednesday 19 June: Hoi An – Da Nang – Siem Reap (B,L)

The morning is free for last minute shopping and we enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Da Nang airport where we join the flight to Siem Reap. On arrival, we are met and transferred to our hotel for a 3 night stay.

Thursday 20 June: Siem Reap (B,L,D)

Certainly, one of the tour highlights today. We begin the day early for a full day-tour of Angkor. When it is well-lit and relatively quiet is the best time to visit Angkor Wat, the largest and most famous of the Angkor temples – it is an architectural marvel and one of the world’s most impressive ruins. The temple has fine carvings of Apsaras in stone made during the Angkor period. We then return to the hotel for breakfast. This afternoon, we take a fun tuk tuk ride to visit Angkor Thom, a walled and moated royal city and the last capital of the Angkorian Empire. We visit the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Leper King Terrace and Royal Place area. We end our sightseeing this afternoon with a visit to Bayon temple with its iconic carved faces.

Friday 21 June: Siem Reap (B,L)

This morning, we visit the picturesque Ta Prohm, which has nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown; an oddly haunting and exotic scene, emphasizing the ‘lost city’ legend. Then, walk through the Sra Srong village, located just behind Ta Prohm temple where we can see the villagers making wooden carvings and weaving. Enjoy a coffee break at one of the villagers’ houses with the opportunity to interact with the local family. We head back to hotel after the visit for a late breakfast. Later, we drive out of Siem Reap and visit Wat Bo Krum village on the banks of Siem Reap River. Wander around this typical Khmer village and enjoy the peaceful scenery. Visit the local children at the village school. Donations are always welcome and you may want to bring some notebooks, pens, new or used clothes, or rice to hand over to the school or village pagoda. After the visit, drive back to Siem Reap with a stop en route to visit the smallest, but magnificent, Banteay Srei built in the 10th Century and dedicated to Shiva. The temple was the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture, and the bas-relief work is the best example of Khmer classical art remaining. Lunch is taken at local restaurant and the remainder of the day is free at leisure.

Saturday 22 June: Commence 7 Night Mekong River Cruise / Siem Reap – Kampong Chnang (B,L,D)

This morning, we transfer to Kampong Cham on the Mekong River. Early this afternoon, we embark at Kampong Cham on our boutique river cruise ship “The Jahan” where we are greeted by the crew with a welcome drink and buffet lunch. In the afternoon we learn more about the education of the young Cambodian generation (NGO project). The children join us on board, always excited to show their skills in music and art. After the performance, we leave the ship by bus for an afternoon excursion. During low water season, we have the chance to see a bamboo bridge which connects the mainland with an island. Local communities re-build the bridge every year when water levels drop. We continue our land journey to the enchanting pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey (7th century). This small complex sits on a hill top on the shore with a breath-taking view over the Mekong. We return to the ship to freshen up before we get together for a welcome dinner.

Sunday 23 June: Kampong Chhnang – Okna Tey – Kampong Cham (B,L,D)

Our journey will start with an invigorating Tai Chi lesson on the sun deck just as the sun begins its slow rise. The ship sails up towards the small Angkor Ban village on the Mekong River. The Angkor Ban village is famous for its unspoiled community and beautiful, traditional houses. Back on board we enjoy lunch as we set sail downstream on the Mekong to the Island of Koh Oknha Tey. This spot in the middle of the Mekong is known for manufacturing high class silk products. By tuk tuk we explore the island with its workshops and learn how silk is processed from its source, provided by little silkworms, to a final quality product made of original Cambodian silk. After some additional cruising time, passing the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Rivers, and observing the spectacular marshlands of this area, the boat anchors near Kampong Chhnang, where we overnight.

Monday 24 June: Kampong Cham – Kampong Tralach – Phnom Penh (B,L,D)

After a good night’s rest we awake to Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia’s “water world”, where everything is on sticks balanced on water rich soil. We take a local boat to the shore and head to a rural village nearby for a walking tour. Our guides introduce you to the village specialities – Khmer style pottery and the making of palm sugar. Before returning to the boat, we explore the floating villages and wetlands of the region. Back on board lunch is served while the cruise continues with a languid meander along the Tonle River towards Kampong Tralach. Children wave enthusiastically while bringing their livestock down to the river. Further down the river we take part in an Ox cart ride being introduced to the Heritage Line pro-bono “literacy project” at the Green Schol. After some additional cruising time the boat arrives at the pier of Phnom Penh where we overnight.

Tuesday 25 June: Phnom Penh “Pearl Of The East” (B,L,D)

Phnom Penh was once the Paris of the East. Despite its rapid development, it has retained a lot of its rustic charm and elegance. After breakfast, we enjoy a comprehensive lecture on Cambodia’s modern history. This is followed by a city tour of this dynamic, historical capital city of Cambodia which has managed to preserve huge slices of its French colonial allure. Sightseeing in the morning includes the dazzling white and gold Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, as well as a visit to the National Museum. After lunch at a local restaurant, we visit the Genocide museum, a stark reminder of the horrors that transpired during Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime. We then return to the ship with time to relax on our cabin balcony or the lounge before the evening programme commences with a variety of cocktails served on the sun deck. Take a seat and enjoy the Apsara dance performance, showcasing the brilliance and richness of this culture and the soothing sounds of traditional music with the calming scent of incense sticks. This is followed by a barbeque on the sundeck with the stars and the moon as our companions.

Wednesday 26 June: Phnom Penh – Border Crossing – Tan Chau (B,L,D)

Today enjoy a lazy day of cruising along the main Mekong Channel where we witness large commercial ships plying this route. Later in the afternoon, we reach the Vietnamese border for the requisite cross border paperwork which can take some time. Meantime, we can enjoy the afternoon sun on the Sun Deck, pamper ourselves at the Spa, or sharpen our culinary skills with the Heritage Line’s Cambodian and Vietnamese cuisine cooking class. The ship moors midstream overnight in Tan Chau.

Thursday 27 June: Tan Chau – My An Hung – Sa Dec (B,L,D)

Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam We begin our day with a hearty breakfast at the Dining Hall or at your private balcony. We will then take a short excursion to Tan Chau, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border with sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer communities. We will start the trip by a traditional vehicle called “xeloi” to local market where we will take a local boat to visit the fish farm. Here you will see the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong. Lunch is on board the ship before we set off for My An Hung Village. Passengers walk to the family house through the vegetable garden to see the boat building yard and canals. We will cross a monkey bridge and see chilli, corn and beetle nut plantations amongst other vegetable fields. Then gather at the family’s house to taste tea with honey with local delicacies and fruits before we return to the ship and set sail for Sa Dec where we moor for the night.

Friday 28 June: Sa Dec – Cai Be – My Tho (B,L,D)

This morning we join a traditional sampan to tour Binh Thanh Island and its man-made canals. Here, every villager is involved in the process of growing and processing water hyacinths into natural fibre floor mats and rattan baskets. After lunch on board, the ship arrives in Cai Be in time for a visit to the boisterous and colourful floating market where traders gather in a cacophonous congregation. Continuing our cruise, we discover breath-taking landscapes along the river and see the rustic life on the Mekong Delta unfold. The cruise halts intermittently to allow us to observe how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies are made, along with the Longan fruit drying process. After touring the canals, we head to an ancient house surrounded by fruit orchards before returning to the ship for the tranquil evening cruise towards My Tho. A wonderful farewell party awaits us on board.

Saturday 29 June: My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) (B,L)

Our cruise sadly comes to an end, as the ship winds its way to My Tho, approximately 70km south of Saigon on the upper Mekong River in Vietnam. We disembark after breakfast and leave the rural tranquillity behind us as we transfer to the bustling city of Saigon for a 3 night stay. Lunch is included and the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Sunday 30 June: Ho Chi Minh City (B,L)

Today is a full day of sightseeing. After breakfast travel out of the city to the Cu Chi Tunnels. This vast network of tunnels, stretching for over 150 kilometres was built by the Viet Cong in the battles for the South. The tunnels are a sobering insight into the dedication of the Viet Cong who virtually lived in the narrow and claustrophobic tunnels whilst the war raged. Nearby, a chilling demonstration of the traps and weapons that were used against the Americans is given and we then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon, we see Saigon’s historic landmarks including the 1880’s General Post Office and the former Presidential Palace which was once headquarters for the Saigon Government during the “American War”. We visit the late 19th century Notre Dame cathedral, located in a peaceful part of the city, and the War Remnants Museum.

Monday 01 July: Ho Chi Minh City (B,D)

A free day today – time for last minutes shopping, sightseeing, or just relaxing by the pool in preparation for the journey home. This evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner together.

Tuesday 02 July: Ho Chi Minh City – Singapore- Home (B)

A leisurely day until our lunchtime transfer to the airport where we join the flight to Singapore connecting with the overnight flight home.
NB: Those who wish may break their journey at Singapore for a stopover and return independently at a later date.

Wednesday 03 July: Arrive Home

Arrive home mid-morning.


What time of year is best for Mekong River Cruise? ›

We recommend cruising on the Mekong between November and February. After February, up until April, the water level is too low around Siem Reap to allow boats to travel so we do not recommend cruising at this time.

How much are Mekong River cruises? ›

Mekong River Cruises
MonthNumber of CruisesFrom Price
Sep 20254 cruises$5,299
Oct 20254 cruises$6,499
Nov 20254 cruises$6,799
Dec 20253 cruises$6,499
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What is best time to cruise to Vietnam? ›

The best time to visit Vietnam is between November and April when most of the country is experiencing its dry season.

How long is the Mekong River cruise? ›

Classic Mekong

The river runs along the border of such varied countries, from the bustling cities of Vietnam to the calm towns of Cambodia. This 8 day Upstream cruise begins in either Saigon or Siem Reap, travelling through the mangroves to the border of Cambodia.

Is Mekong Delta cruise worth it? ›

Mekong Delta is definitely worth seeing. If you have really less time in Vietnam, I will suggest putting Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta on your list. All these places are really worth seeing if you don't plan to return to Vietnam for a long time.

What should I wear on the Mekong? ›


For a Mekong river cruise, it's best to pack lightweight and loose fitting clothing. We recommend wearing natural fabrics such as cotton, silk and linen which will keep you cool and are easy to wash and quick drying.

Which is the best time to visit Vietnam and Cambodia? ›

Warmer temperatures and sunshine will last between February and August, but if you're after warmer days July and August are your best bets. While South Vietnam experiences warm, pleasant temperatures year-round, the earlier part of the dry season is much cooler making travel very pleasant.

How many days is ideal for Vietnam trip? ›

Travelers with limited time can rejoice that Vietnam is small enough to experience the highlights in just a few days. That said, the ideal timeframe is about 10 days, as it takes at least this long to immerse yourself in Vietnam's rich culture.

What are the best and worst months to visit Vietnam? ›

The best time to visit Vietnam is between November and April. The weather in Vietnam can be split by region. In Hanoi & the north, May to October is hot and humid with high rainfall; November to April is cooler and dry. In the far north, December & January can be particularly cold.

Is Mekong River in wet season? ›

The climate of the Lower Mekong River Basin is classified as tropical monsoonal and is dominated by the Southwest Monsoon, which gives rise to wet and dry seasons of approximately equal length. The monsoon season lasts from June to November, with heavy rainfall in most of the basin.

How many days should you spend in Mekong Delta? ›

Four Days – The longer you spend in the Mekong Delta, the more you'll discover its unique splendour. Four days allows for visiting almost all of Can Tho's attractions along with other eco-icons such as Dong Tam snake farm, Vam Ho bird sanctuary, Tra Su Cajuput Forest or even Cape Ca Mau National Park.

Where is the starting point of the Mekong River cruise? ›

This eleven-day river cruise begins in Siem Reap and ends in Ho Chi Minh. It focuses on embracing the culture through seeing pagodas, temples, and palaces. This includes the Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Wat Kampong Tralach Leu Temple, the Royal Palace, the Ba Chu Xu temple, and the Tay An Pagoda.

Do river cruise prices include airfare? ›

Airfare is not usually covered in river cruise fares. Even if you do find a last-minute river cruise deal, keep in mind you'll need to get a plane ticket to go with it. These can be spendy if you're booking within a few months (particularly since many river cruises begin and end in different cities). Go with a group.

Are river cruises cheaper than ocean cruises? ›

River cruises tend to be a little more expensive than ocean cruising, but also offer more inclusions and other perks. Shore excursions are generally included on river cruises (with premium shore excursions for a fee), but often are not included with base-fare ocean cruise packages.

When should I book a river cruise? ›

But one thing is for sure, booking your river cruise early (at least 9-12 months in advance) is the best time to get the vacation you want. Keep in mind that there are many fluctuations in price depending on the age of the ship, the type of cruise, and how soon the vessel will be scheduled to sail.

What is the best time of year to visit Mekong Delta? ›

The best time to go to the Mekong is between November and April. This is the dry season, during which time temperatures and rainfall both drop and travelers can enjoy warm dry days and cool evenings. The weather is perfect for enjoying the beaches and exploring the region's beautiful nature.

When should I go to Mekong Delta? ›

More than perhaps any other destination in Vietnam, the Mekong Delta is heavily affected by the weather because boating is the main form of transportation there. The best time to travel to the region is between November and January when it is cool and the water level is at its highest.

Can you swim in the Mekong Delta? ›

Tien Giang

Because the beach is near the mouth of the famous Mekong River, the water is a bit murkier than in other places. That said, you can still swim well here.

Should I wear jeans in Vietnam? ›

Wear Light, Breathable Fabrics

In order to cover up and stay comfortable during your trip, it's crucial to find breathable fabrics that can dry quickly if you sweat. Lots of Vietnamese people who live in the city enjoy wearing denim, but following this trend can make sightseeing unpleasant since its so heavy.

Can I wear shorts in Vietnam? ›

Wearing shorts is acceptable in most situations for both men and women. However, Vietnam's traditional culture is somewhat conservative, so avoiding sleeveless shirts, tank tops, or short shorts—especially while visiting Buddhist temples—shows the greatest respect for it.

Are there mosquitoes in Mekong Delta? ›

Although Mekong Delta is NOT a malaria area and mosquitoes are only active at dusk and dawn, you should consider using insect repellent if you intend to take on the trip.

Which is more beautiful Cambodia or Vietnam? ›

Vietnam's landscapes are arguably more famous than Cambodia's with natural wonders such as Halong Bay with its rising islets and unspoiled nature and Mai Chau with its rice paddies and misty mountains, but both their geography and environment are actually quite similar.

How many days is ideal in Cambodia? ›

Two weeks is the ideal amount of time to spend in Cambodia, a small but dense country. Aim to visit and experience most must-see sights, plus add time in one of Cambodia's national parks and at a white-sand beach.

How easy is it to travel between Vietnam and Cambodia? ›

The main Vietnam to Cambodia border crossing is Moc Bai to Bavet and the route from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh by bus is an easy 6-hour (including immigration) trip. Of course, there are many other land border crossings to Cambodia from Vietnam, and visas on arrival are available at most of them.

How much money do I need for 7 days in Vietnam? ›

Luxury budget (for 1 person)Medium Budget (for 1 person)
Total (for 1 day)approximately $310 and upapproximately $95 and up
Total (for 1 week)approximately $2100 and up (including going on tour everyday and one souvenir item)approximately $630 and up (including going on tour everyday and one souvenir item)
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How much money do I need for 10 days in Vietnam? ›

For a more comfortable backpacker experience in Vietnam, it's best to budget around $50 per day. This way, you'll have more money to spend on things like food, drinks, activities and hotel rooms. For a comfortable mid-range experience in Vietnam, it's best to budget $60 to $100 per day for your entire costs.

How much money do I need for 2 weeks in Vietnam? ›

It depends on what kind of travelling you like to do; you will spend from just 600,000VND (~30 USD) for local style to over 1,400,000VND (~70USD) for luxury travel for 2 of you. It means that you should take 8,400,000VND (~420USD) to 19,600,000VND (~980USD) for spending during 2 weeks in Vietnam for food and drinks.

What month should I avoid Vietnam? ›

Temperatures are highest from May to August, so if you don't like to be hot, avoid these months. If want to avoid rain and typhoons, don't travel between October and December. Although these are months with a pleasant temperature, the climate is not stable enough to guarantee a pleasant trip.

What time of year is cheapest to go to Vietnam? ›

When is the cheapest time to fly to Vietnam? Logically, the cheapest time to fly to Vietnam is during the off-travel season (roughly from March to April, and September to October) when there are not many tourists visiting the country.

How many weeks is enough in Vietnam? ›

Three weeks is a good amount of time to travel in Vietnam. If going as far as Ho Chi Minh, allow another week (4 weeks in total) to see the beauty of far south islands like Phu Quoc or the extraordinary maze-like rivers of the Mekong Delta.

Can you drink from the Mekong River? ›

"The Mekong River is the most important water source for the people living along it. Based on the practices of my ancestors, villagers would fetch water from the river and then drink it without boiling it to kill any pathogens in advance."

What are the risks to the Mekong River? ›

The cumulative impacts of climate change, overfishing and hydropower dam development are having detrimental impacts on the many people who rely on the Mekong.

What is the Mekong River famous for? ›

The river system is especially renowned for its magnitude and diversity of large fish species, whilst forests surrounding the river are home to a plethora of wonderful bird and mammal life.

How much money do you need for 3 days in Vietnam? ›

For a more comfortable backpacker experience in Vietnam, it's best to budget around $50 per day. This way, you'll have more money to spend on things like food, drinks, activities and hotel rooms. For a comfortable mid-range experience in Vietnam, it's best to budget $60 to $100 per day for your entire costs.

Do you need malaria tablets for Mekong Delta? ›

Malaria Precautions

You may require antimalarials if staying in rural areas or if you suffer from certain medical conditions. There is no known malaria risk in the Red River Delta, in Da Nang, Haiphong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Nha Trang, Qui Nhon or the mekong Delta.

What is the problem in Mekong Delta? ›

Specifically, climate change, the sea level rise and economic globalization - international integration are the global challenges. As the earth warms, the faster the ice melts, and the Mekong Delta has to cope with flooding, sinking, coastal erosion and saltwater intrusion.

How do I get from Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Delta? ›

Bus to Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City

Buses depart regularly from Mien Tay Bus Station (also known as Western Bus Station) in Ho Chi Minh with tickets costing between $7 and 14 USD each way. The fastest services available are Thanh Buoi or Futa Bus Lines with a journey time of approximately 3-4 hours.

What 3 countries does the Mekong River go through? ›

The Mekong River is one of the world's great rivers. Covering a distance of nearly 5,000 km from its source on the Tibetan Plateau in China to the Mekong Delta, the river flows through six countries: China, Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Viet Nam.

What city is the Mekong River in? ›

Is the Mekong River in a wet season? ›

The climate of the Lower Mekong River Basin is classified as tropical monsoonal and is dominated by the Southwest Monsoon, which gives rise to wet and dry seasons of approximately equal length. The monsoon season lasts from June to November, with heavy rainfall in most of the basin.

During what months of the year is the Mekong at its highest levels? ›

The Mekong's highest water levels occur as early as August or September in the upper reaches and as late as October in the southern reaches. The northeasterly monsoon wind, beginning ordinarily in November in the southern areas, brings dry weather until May.

What are the risks of the Mekong Delta? ›

Flood risk in the Mekong Delta

One such area is the Mekong River Delta in Southern Vietnam. If the sea level increased by 0.9m, over 30% of the delta would be submerged and up to 17 million people would potentially be at risk of flooding.

Are there crocodiles in the Mekong River? ›

The Siamese crocodile is considered one of the world's most endangered reptiles in the wild. The Mekong River basin and wetlands in Cambodia appear to hold the only remaining wild populations, and even these are fragmented and depleted because of hunting, human disturbance, and habitat alteration.

How dirty is the Mekong Delta? ›

The Mekong is one of the most polluted rivers in the world, transporting an estimated 40 thousand tonnes of plastic into the world's oceans each year.

What is the biggest issue with the Mekong River? ›

These communities are particularly susceptible to changes in water resources and climate, as crop farming is still the most common form of livelihood in all study sites. The Lower Mekong Basin fisheries are under stress due to overfishing and habitat degradation as a result of human activity and environmental changes.

How much do you need in Vietnam for a week? ›

Luxury budget (for 1 person)Medium Budget (for 1 person)
Accommodation$120 - $500/ night$35 - $70/ ngiht
Food$80-$150/ day$20 - $30/ day
Transportation$40 - $80/ day$15 - $18/ day
Shopping (optional)$50 - $100/ item$15 - $20/ item
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Are there mosquitoes on Mekong River? ›

Dengue is carried by a variety of mosquitoes active in the daytime (particularly two hours after sunrise and several hours before sunset) and occurs mostly in the Mekong Delta, including Ho Chi Minh City, though the chances of being infected remain small.

How long is Mekong in Cambodia? ›

The Mekong River in Cambodia is roughly 300 miles in length when measuring with a map legend. The river is vital for transportation, freshwater, fishing, and agriculture, especially the growing of rice paddies, in Cambodia.


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