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Destination Mekong River

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A journey along the mysterious Mekong River exposes us to all of the hidden mysteries of local life. The river itself is a giver of life; countless communities depend on it for their existence as it flows through regions of enormous ethnic and cultural diversity. It passes through steep mountain gorges, daunting rapids, and immense alluvial plains in six nations: China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia. Gain insight into why the Mekong flows through so many lives and the resources that offer their bounty to us all.  Stroll through colourful markets dotting the banks of the river, meet the lovely local people, and experience firsthand their traditional way of life. Click away and learn about the Mekong Region, but do check back again as we will update and refresh this page with new inspirational material. If a cruise on the Mekong River is in your future, be sure to click below on our upcoming journey to learn about the experiences our adventure includes. Contact us here if you can't find what you're looking for, we're here to help!

Our Upcoming Adventure


Upper Mekong River | March 2023

"The delightful rv Mekong Pearl will take us from the legendary Golden Triangle all the way to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, which for decades was definitely off the beaten track.  Delve into the Buddhist culture in Luang Prabang as we take in the sights of fascinating pagodas..." READ MORE

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Photo Credit: Selly Wozniak, Visit Anchorage

Welcome to Laos, Simply Beautiful!

"People began travelling to Laos more than 3,500 years ago and settled in river valleys that cut through the country's lush green mountains.  Several millennia later..." READ MORE

Did you know?  The Mekong runs 1,900 km through Laos, far more than any other country. 

Local food of Luang Prabang | Inspiring Laos

"Laotian food can easily be treated as an epitome of making nutritious and tasty delicacies..."  READ MORE

Did you know? The French brought the beloved baguette to Laos during the colonial period and today, offers of it can be seen in local markets. 

Amazing Thailand

“You can relive Thailand's fascinating history at well-preserved historic sites along the Mekong and beyond, while visiting proud ethnic groups and immersing yourself in nature...”  READ MORE

Did you know?  Five bridges currently cross the Mekong from Thailand to Laos, and more are planned.  

From Our Archives


Elephant in Laos

Elephants in Laos Video | Sharon's Experience

“While in Indochina we visited an elephant sanctuary at the Pak Ou Mahout Training Camp to see these great beauties in person.  These rescued elephants are bathed, fed and enjoy a jungle to roam.....” Watch the video

Elephant in Laos

The Upper Mekong plus Thailand by David Craig

“Each of us travels for many reasons.  When I think of travel, thoughts that immediately come to mind include: Exploration, Adventure, Discovery, Experience..” Read more

Don't Forget!  Be sure to check back on this page for new inspiration!  We're always looking for new and exciting resources to help inspire your future travels.