Surely this is one of the most exciting parts in every cruise that you should not miss. During a long cruise on the Mekong River, you might come across wonderful things along the two banks and desire to explore them out. Shore excursions are for those purposes. And you will take the initiative to experience the culture and traditions you have heard about on your own.
Shore Excursion on Mekong Cruise
Travel by bike
This is an excellent way to witness the colorful life along the Mekong River. You can stop by to visit and explore paths along canals or channels of the river. Visiting floating market and local floating house is worth a go that you can figure out the so-called Mekong – the Mother River of all time. Small boat will take you to the shore and then take you back to the cruise after the shore excursion ends. This is such a great blend between relaxing on cruise and exploring the land on bike.
Travel on foot
Our professional local guides will take and lead you into the sultry jungle on foot, in search of flocks of painted stork, spot billed pelicans and the elusive Masked Finfoot in their last Southeast Asian refuge along this timeless river. Also, you can visit many traditional villages where show clearly local cultures and customs which are valuable so far. Or, you can walk by ancient relics and sacred pagodas along the two banks of the Mekong.
Travel on hand-rowed sampan
Sitting on small sampan and travel to the flooded emerald forests and bamboo stilt villages which are accessible only by boat, you might get a great chance to hit the modern worship of the Golden Lotus in Technicolor splendor and remote Buddhist monasteries still home to noble saffron robed monks who will grant our guests private audiences amidst flickering candles and smiling stone Buddhas.
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