Snaking its way towards the South China Sea (all the way from the Tibetan Plateau) is Mekong River, where you can visit charming stilt villages, exquisite mountain temples, and more during a luxury Mekong river cruise with cruise line companies such as Mekong Kingdoms.
Best Time to Cruise the Mekong River
The best time to go on a cruise in the Mekong is usually between November and February. The monsoon season from June to November will bring you green landscapes and massive discounts from major cruise companies.
Vientiane to Pakse
Although Central Laos is often overlooked by many tourists, here’s where you can find the most dramatic landscapes just waiting for you to explore its off-the-beaten-tracks. The cruise will also take you to Tham Kong Lor Cave and even introduce you to crumbling colonial-era towns.
Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang
This is the best way to start your journey in Southeast Asia. A gentle river cruise along the Mekong River will cure your jet lag and prepare you for the adventures yet to come – the surrounding mountainscapes dotted with religious remnants will offer an absolute treat to your eyes.
Pakse to Don Det
For an authentic taste of Southern Laos, this is a great cruise to embark on. The laidback nature of the natives here will catch up with you and help you relax like never before. The stunning waterfalls, beautiful temples, and simply hanging around in a hammock will truly make your days memorable.