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Mekong river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam

Sydney, Australia
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Mekong river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam

we are thinking of doing one of these cruises. What sort of weather would be looking at around mid to late May as this is when my husband has set holidays? Is this a good time to go or should we do it at another time of the year? Not sure which company yet or whether it would be Ho Chi Minh to Siam Reap or if it is the other way round..........would be around a total of a week to 12 days or so trip I guess.

Hanoi, Vietnam
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1. Re: Mekong river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam

During this time, Water level in Mekong river at Cambodia party is not high so sometimes you are not travel by Cruises. the best way for this is land tours in Cambodia and Cruise tour in Vietnam.

Cheers

Pennsylvania, USA
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2. Re: Mekong river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam

There will be no problems with water levels from HCMC to Phenom Penh, The concern with water levels is from Phenon Penh to Siem Reap. You can always end in Phenom Penh and then take a plane or bus to Siem Reap,

The weather will be HOT.

Oakville, Ontario
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3. Re: Mekong river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam

This may already have been asked and answered. Planning a river cruise with Uniworld from HCMC to Hanoi at the end of October 2014. Is this a good time? Water levels, typhoons to be expected? I realize this is a long ways away and with weather being unpredictable its hard to know. Any feedback, most grateful! Thanks :)

Perth, Australia
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4. Re: Mekong river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam

HCMC to Hanoi ???

It might take you a Year or 2 ??

Oakville, Ontario
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5. Re: Mekong river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam

Lol...guess I should have clarified that a bit better! HCMC to Kampong Cham with a transfer to Siem Reap. Just trying to get an idea if there is a better time of the year to do this trip.

It seems to go year round. Thx!

Hanoi, Vietnam
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6. Re: Mekong river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam

Hi souths123,

The water level at that time doesn’t influence your cruise much, maybe a little difficult to reach some further or rural areas while the main route is ok to cruise all year around.

Mekong Cruise from HCMC to Siem Reap is a great idea. You can look for the 7 day journey by jayavaman or Jahan cruise. At this time of the year, you will have a good promotion by these two luxury cruises. Search for their info and plan your excursion.

Good luck!

Thu Huyen

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