We recently discovered this footage on the BBC website http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/8589505.stm and it reminded us of our Meandering down the Mekong itinerary. Michelle Jana Chan travels down the Mekong River commenting on the ways in which people who live along the banks of the Mekong from Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam live in harmony with the river. However this may not be possible for much longer as changes made to the river’s course further north are beginning to impact on the water levels of the river’s southern channels.  

Meandering down the Mekong

      We feel the best way to see the Mekong is to cruise from Chiang Rai to the beautiful town of Luang Prabang in Laos and on to the less explored Four Thousand Island area, continuing into Cambodia where visits to the astounding archaeological site of Angkor Wat, and the pearl of Asia, Phnom Penh can be arranged before the final leg of the journey into Vietnam, ending the trip cruising amongst the floating markets of the Mekong Delta.

      Experiencing the life-giving force of the Mekong River and the adventures and sights along the way is a holiday that will leave you reeling to explore more of the countries it flows through. If watching this footage has inspired you to meander down any stretch of the Mekong or visit any other part of South East Asia, do give Pippa a call on 020 7289 6100 or alternatively e-mail her at pippa@ampersandtravel.com.