Taking guests into Aqua Expedition’s next frontier, Vietnam and Cambodia in Southeast Asia, is the Aqua Mekong. Embarking from Siem Reap, Phnom Penh or Saigon, 7 night, 4 night and 3 night Mekong River cruises transport you down or upriver. On and off shore excursions along this fascinating river, lead to flooded emerald forests and bamboo stilt villages accessible only by boat, among flocks of painted storks and spot billed pelicans in their last Southeast Asian refuge then on to Chinese wing tipped pagoda temples and remote Buddhist monasteries.
Aqua Expeditions operates Mekong River cruises 48 weeks throughout the year. All of our Mekong River cruise departure dates are guaranteed. But how best to choose what time of year to visit the Mekong is right for you?
Traveling aboard the Aqua Mekong extends the optimal time to visit Cambodia and Vietnam from the very limited dry season between November and February to almost anytime of year. Tropical temperatures across Southeast Asia generally fluctuate between 26°C (78°F) and 32°C (86°F). In the warmest months of March and April, this figure may climb as high as 38°C (100°F) but Mekong River waters flow from the icy Tibetan Plateau, taking the edge off equatorial swelter and making river travel the ideal way to experience this captivating region.