The Mekong

Discover a new way to cruise along the evocative Mekong river, in calm comfort and style. 

Specially designed to bring you closer

With custom-built boutique ships, we sail from bustling Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam all the way to Siem Reap in Cambodia. Feast your eyes upon floating markets, shimmering rice paddies, crumbling temples and hilltop jungles, dotted in between with sleepy fishing villages. 

Space to be you, wherever you are on board

Eighteen luxuriously furnished sanctuaries, each with a full-sized bathroom and open-air balcony: staterooms on Avalon Saigon and Avalon Siem Reap are the largest on the river. Elsewhere on board, there are plenty of places to meet your like-minded fellow travellers – whether on the sun loungers of the observation deck, or from the comfy sofas of the airy panorama lounge.

Dedicated staff, unrivalled service

Warm and friendly, our crew are dedicated to your experience, from the moment your driver arrives at your front door. Onboard service is intuitive and discreet – nothing is too much trouble. In the dining room, specialist chefs prepare authentic dishes at a food station, bringing the fresh, exotic flavours of Southeast Asia on board to you.

With more departure dates and availability than any other operator, we make it easy and convenient to discover the Mekong river.

Highlights of our Mekong river cruises

  • Mekong Delta
    • The ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam: a 15,000 square mile region of waterways and marshlands overflowing with orchards, fish farms, raft villages and rice paddies.
  • Cai Be
    • A bustling Vietnamese waterfront town with a vibrant floating market.
  • Sa Dec
    • A charming colonial town that boasts a lively market, colourful flower gardens and brickmaking workshops.

 

Cruises on the Mekong

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

from £4,664 per person

  • 15 days
  • Price based on 18 Aug 19
  • 41 dates available

On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in the most fascinating places along the mighty Mekong River.Your adventure begins in fascinating Siem Reap, Cambodia, where you’ll get up close to the phenomenal Temples of Angkor with an intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world. See the splendor of the Bayon temple featuring some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers. Enjoy an inspiring Aspara dance performance and tour the other gems of the city before embarking on your river cruise. Immerse yourself in the local culture on an ox cart ride amongst rice paddy fields and witness the daily lives of farmers. In the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda. On a hilltop at the site of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey, take in the stunning views before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. Continue your cruise into Vietnam and visit a colorful market, the home of a local family making handcrafted sampans and a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made.This memorable Southeast Asia river cruise concludes in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City which combines historic architecture with modern skyscrapers. See the famous landmarks and try your hand in the kitchen - Vietnamese-style, with a cooking class. Go back in time with an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels where you’ll have an opportunity to walk through a section of the immense underground tunnel system used extensively during the Vietnam War.

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

from £5,090 per person

  • 15 days
  • Price based on 11 Aug 19
  • 30 dates available

On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in the most fascinating places along the mighty Mekong River.Spend time in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City which combines historic architecture with modern skyscrapers. See the famous landmarks and try your hand in the kitchen - Vietnamese-style, with a cooking class. Go back in time with an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels where you’ll have an opportunity to walk through a section of the immense underground tunnel system used extensively during the Vietnam War. Embark on your river cruise along the Mekong River and immerse yourself in the local cultures with a visit to a colorful market, the home of a local family making handcrafted sampans, and a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made. In the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda. On a hilltop at the site of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey, take in the stunning views before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. Go on an ox cart ride amongst rice paddy fields and witness the daily lives of farmers.The grand finale of this memorable Southeast Asia river cruise is a stay in Siem Reap, home to the phenomenal Temples of Angkor with an intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world. See the splendor of the Bayon temple featuring some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers. Then enjoy an inspiring Aspara dance performance - a perfect ending to this remarkable and cultural journey!

Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam - Northbound

from £6,026 per person

  • 20 days
  • Price based on 18 Aug 19
  • 41 dates available

This magical Southeast Asia river cruise along the Mekong River will take you through Vietnam and Cambodia, showing you the culture and local traditions of each country and the must-see sites along the way. Your adventure begins in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where you’ll get a taste of the culture first-hand with a Vietnamese cooking class and go on a fascinating excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an extraordinary network of tunnels used extensively during the war. Immerse yourself in the everyday life of locals with a stroll through a busy market, and visits to a family’s home for a cotton-weaving demonstration and a local workshop to see how rice wine and traditional candies are made. Continue your journey into Cambodia where you’ll visit the famous sites, such as the temple of Wat Hanchey, providing spectacular views, and take part in a traditional water blessing with local monks. Enjoy an ox cart ride around the Cambodian countryside and meet a local farmer to learn about his daily life. Siem Reap offers the magnificent Temples of Angkor. These ancient ruins are a display of architectural complexity and grandeur unlike anything else in the world. See the most famous temples here, such as Angkor Wat, honoring the Hindu god, Vishnu; and the Bayon temple, which features some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers. Enjoy an inspiring Aspara dance performance and other treasures of the city. Fly to Hanoi and explore the famous sites, such as the Old Quarter, where peddlers have traded goods for centuries on its 36 ancient streets. Next, a remarkable 2-night cruise along Ha Long Bay will show you its beautiful Limestone Islands. You’ll visit the Cua Van Floating Village, spectacular caves, and even go for a swim at Titop Island. The perfect ending to an unforgettable Southeast Asia river cruise!