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13 Things To Do In The Mekong Delta
13 Things To Do In The Mekong Delta

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The area is known to locals as ‘Cuu Long’ (Nine Dragons), which refers to the nine tributaries that join the Mekong River. Here are just 13 things that should whizz straight to the top of your Mekong Delta itinerary!

Combining Angkor Wat and the Mekong River
Combining Angkor Wat and the Mekong River

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Dreaming of travelling Southeast Asia? Read here to see how you can combine two of the most special landmarks in this vast land of ancient history and culture - Angkor Wat and the miraculous Mekong River.

Anouvong Upper Mekong Cruise in Laos
Anouvong Upper Mekong Cruise in Laos

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Beginning in September 2020 you could be exploring the Mekong River in a whole new location - Laos. This lesser travelled stretch of the colossal river is dying to be explored by adventurers just like you! Stepping aboard the luxurious Anouvong will bring to light the hidden gems of Southeast Asia’s largest and most significant waterway.

6 Amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia
6 Amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia

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There is so much to see and do that it is impossible to fit everything into your itinerary. If you want to experience the very best of Southeast Asia’s natural and man-made magnificence, the UNESCO World Heritage list is a good place to start. 

Red River Delta in Vietnam
Red River Delta in Vietnam

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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.

Food To Try in Vietnam
Food To Try in Vietnam

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If you already have a great appreciation for the Vietnamese cuisine and you are planning your travel to Vietnam – buckle up, because what you’re about to taste in the homeland of Pho soup is nothing like what you have tried in western Vietnamese style restaurants! In Vietnam the depth of flavors, the colors and textures always make your meal a feast, even if it’s just simple street food!

About Rainforest Cruises

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