In order to get the very best out of this trip, prior research and preparation is essential. Questions you should be asking yourself include, what do you want to see? When do you want to go? What country do you want to depart from? Once you have answered the aforementioned questions you can really start planning your trip and book the time off work.
The best time of year to visit most of Southeast Asia, but specifically the Mekong region, is between November and February when the monsoon has ceased and the weather isn’t uncomfortably hot. Your specialist Mekong cruise tour operator will be able to provide more insight.
Booking Your Trip
You may be thinking of the best way to book your Mekong cruise holiday, and whilst it is possible to book each segment of your trip independently, it is hard work and you won’t have any one to turn to if things go wrong. Inclement weather, visa issues and lost baggage are more common than you think, for this reason it pays to book with someone on the ground who can help you with the trip itself, and any unforeseen difficulties you may encounter.
If you think a holiday is a time to be pampered and enjoy total relaxation, Secret Retreats luxury Mekong Delta river cruises might be just what you’ve been looking for. This particular tour operator has extensive experience in this part of the world and does all the legwork so you can concentrate on the magnificent Mekong in all its glory.
As you are probably aware, the Mekong River is one of the longest rivers in the world. From its origin on the Tibetan Plateau flows through China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam before ending its journey and emptying in the South China Sea. Where you start your cruise depends largely on what your tour operator can offer but the most popular and also the most convenient countries to start your Mekong odyssey are Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Taking a look at the itineraries offered by your tour operator should help you narrow down your choice of departure point in your Mekong River journey. Whether it be Luang Prabang in Laos, Phnom Penh in Cambodia or Saigon in Vietnam, the choice is ultimately yours.
Finding Out More
For more information about Mekong cruises, you can do your own research on the internet or ask your tour operator for more details. Whichever cruise you select you can be assured that you will have a holiday to remember and will, in all honesty, want to do it again at some time in the future.