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It’s time you added Southeast Asia to your “Bucket List”!
Spread over a huge area, Southeast Asia is bordered on the north by China, on the west by India, and on the south by the Java Sea. Its eastern border is the Pacific Ocean. The region consists of countries connected to the rest of Asia — Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), and Laos among others — and island countries such as the Philippines and Indonesia which are comprised of literally thousands of individual islands, some very large and others mere specks, scattered hundreds of miles over the reaches of the Pacific, Indian Ocean, and the Java Sea.

The best time to take a river cruise in Southeast Asia.
At times, you may find the weather in Southeast Asia countries to be a bit warm, and there is a tendency for it to be moderately humid irrespective of when you visit. The best time to visit Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma) is November through early April. The best way to visit these countries, and for those a bit fussy about their accommodations and comfort, is on a Mekong River cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia, or on an Irrawaddy River cruise through Myanmar. Since so many people perceive the weather to be unbearable, maybe we can qualify this topic better with a simple analogy. If you’ve been to Hawaii or the Caribbean, the weather in most of Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar reflects those climates very closely. It is hotter and more humid in Summer and cooler and less humid in Winter, but in all cases, it really is very similar to those two destinations... so don't fret about it too much.

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A Mekong River cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia along the Mekong River is truly a “sleeper.”
What are the first images that come to mind when you think of Cambodia and Vietnam (By the way, check out our destination overview of Vietnam's Ha Long Bay!)? If you're like us here at Premier you probably harken back to the days of the infamous Khmer Rouge and the killing fields of Cambodia, the Viet Cong, the Hanoi Hilton, the last Marine helicopter leaving the American Embassy in Saigon — images and scenes so chillingly recounted in the many documentaries and movies about that tragic period in our history — the Vietnam War.

Well, the conflict is over 35 years in the past and today's Vietnam and Cambodia, while still bearing some scars from that period, have moved forward much like Japan did after WWII. Today both of these southeast Asia marvels are enjoying a rebirth in many areas, particularly in travel, as people from all over the world redisccover this hidden gem, its warm and friendly people, their rich cultural heritage, and the beautiful natural scenery shared by both countries.

Today, we absolutely believe your Mekong cruise will become one of your most rewarding and enriching travel memories — one packed with diversity, a bit of intrigue, lots of relevant history, and some of the warmest and friendliest people you'll ever encounter. That said, it is not for everyone. This is a destination that is best suited for those who have already been fortunate enough to visit Europe and other major regions of the world. In other words, this should not be your first river cruise vacation unless you have a specific and personal reason for such a visit. We feel that way for two reasons: first, the language; second, Southeast Asia cruises tend to be a bit more structured and you'll be tied a bit more closely to the gifted and well educated English-speaking guides who accompany your river cruise. That is not to say you can't roam on your own through the very safe, and fascinating streets of Hanoi and Saigon, you most certainly can and will.

The very popular river cruise destinations of Vietnam and Cambodia have great diversity of scenery from their verdant tropical waterways to the pine forests and peaks of the mountains; from the sandy beaches of the coast to the cool tea and coffee plantations of the central highlands. Upon your vist to these two fascinating countries, you’ll also discover the 12th longest river in the world: the mighty Mekong which flows through several countries, too: China (where the river originates), Laos and along Thailand’s border. This destination is a photographers dream come true — a region that delivers a unique, dramatic and vibrant photographic story at each and every turn in the river.

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