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Red River Delta in Vietnam
Red River Delta in Vietnam

  |   Mekong River

One special river found specifically in the north of Vietnam is the Red River Delta. This river is the second largest in Vietnam and the Delta itself is one of the highest populated areas in the whole country.

The Difference Between the Upper Mekong and Lower Mekong
The Difference Between the Upper Mekong and Lower Mekong

  |   Mekong River

Most of our river cruises take place on the Lower Mekong, but the Upper Mekong is just as fascinating and important. Whether you choose to cruise the upper or lower part will result in two very different, but equally memorable, experiences. Throughout this article we will look at the two distinct parts of the Mekong and highlight the features of each.

Amazon Superfoods: Cacao
Amazon Superfoods: Cacao

  |   Health

The cacao tree, or ‘Theobroma cacao’ is a tree that grows in the Amazon Rainforest and other tropical areas of the Americas. It grows very well in humid forest ecosystems, which is why scientists believe this tree originated in the Peruvian or Ecuadorian Amazon over 5000 years ago.

Laos: Southeast Asia’s Little World of Wonders
Laos: Southeast Asia’s Little World of Wonders

  |   Mekong River

Laos is one of the most intriguing and beautiful countries you could possibly come across. It is the only land locked Southeast Asian country, bordered on the western side by the distinguished Mekong River, the 12th longest river in the world.

Hoi An Vietnam
Hoi An Vietnam

  |   Mekong River

Hoi An is an ancient town located in central Vietnam, in the exciting Quảng Nam Province. In English, the meaning of Hoi An translates to ‘peaceful meeting place.’ This certified UNESCO World Heritage Site is a well-preserved blend of foreign and native influences just waiting to be explored.

Best Time to Go to the Mekong
Best Time to Go to the Mekong

  |   Mekong River

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.

Relais & Chateaux - Origin and Theory Galapagos Cruise
Relais & Chateaux - Origin and Theory Galapagos Cruise

  |   Galapagos

Their five C ethos, ‘Character, Courtesy, Calm, Charm and Cuisine’ has ensured the highest level of excellence and supreme satisfaction for their customers worldwide - features very much mirrored in their hand-picked exquisite vessels. Read on below to learn more about the Origin and Theory Galapagos Cruise.

Imbabura Ecuador: A New UNESCO World Heritage Site 
Imbabura Ecuador: A New UNESCO World Heritage Site 

  |   Ecuador

There are currently 1092 locations on the UNESCO world heritage list, with one of the newest to date being the Imbabura Geopark in the Republic of Ecuador. Interestingly, out of the 167 countries with verified UNESCO heritage sites, the country with the most (despite its size and magnitude) is Italy! This is followed closely by China and Spain.

Is Machu Picchu Wheelchair Accessible?
Is Machu Picchu Wheelchair Accessible?

  |   Machu Picchu

Visiting the Seven Wonders of the World is on many peoples bucket lists - so why would they not be on the list for the one billion disabled people in the world today? Unfortunately, due to a range of different factors, certain activities are much more difficult for those with disabilities to either access or complete. 2019 is the year this changed for wheelchair users. How, you ask? Well let me tell you…

Expert Review: Myanmar Tour
Expert Review: Myanmar Tour

  |   Myanmar

Myanmar – this name has always sparked my excitement – whether for its rich buddhist traditions and amazing architecture, history of ancient trading routes or more recent stories of colonial times, reflected in Orwell’s “Burmese Days”. I held a magical image in my head and now was able to confront it with reality. Reality that proved to be more diverse and even more exciting than my visions.

About Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon river cruises, Galapagos Islands tours, and Southeast Asia cruises. We provide you with the finest collection of cruises in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Panama and Southeast Asia. As travel experts we have all the advice you need to help you find and book your dream cruise and an unforgettable adventure.

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