282 Mekong River Tour & Trip Reviews

Mekong River Tour & Trip Reviews

282 Reviews
4.9 out of 5
Excellent 246 Great 36 Average 0 Disappointing 0 Terrible 0
100% Recommend
Value
4.9 Guide
4.9 Activities
4.9 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.9 Meals
4.9

Editor’s Take

What to Look for in Mekong River Cruise Reviews

Most trip reviews tend to focus on some or all of these 5 key areas, not all of which may be relevant to you: the tour guide, travel company, service level, country or countries traveled in, and the trip itinerary.

Remember, just because you see a 1 star review doesn’t necessarily mean that person disliked the country.

Altogether, travelers on Mekong River cruises are affluent, experienced, and adventurous travelers. Many expect a high standard of service coupled with getting a true cultural experience in the tours.

Positive Mekong River tours highlight the local guides and their in-depth knowledge of their countries. The various activities, such as biking, kayaking, and walking tours, play a major role in the overall experience of the tours. Angkor Wat, the killing fields, and other cultural and historical sites are the main highlights of many travelers to the Mekong River.

Unfavorable reviews may come from travelers’ expectations of comfort in travel. Many of the longer tours, or when the water is too low to travel, include buses or cars to transport travelers to the next destination.

One thing to remember is much of Southeast Asia is underdeveloped and recovering from recent conflicts. Many of the roads and overnight trains will not be in the same quality as those in many Western countries. Travelers with disabilities may find traveling in the rural areas more difficult and may be limited to certain activities.

When visiting Southeast Asia, the cities will be a flurry of people and vehicles. Travelers new to Southeast Asia may find it difficult to adjust to the modes of transport, accommodation, and foods that are uniquely Southeast Asian.

Each Mekong River tour has a preordained itinerary. Due to the water levels of the Mekong River, some scheduled stops may be skipped. Some tours include more cities than rural villages or more temples than activities. The themes of the tours are important to pay attention to because each focuses on something specific to its tour. This can be adventurous activities, city life, or rural villages. Picking the tour theme that best fits you will make your trip on the Mekong River the best it can be.

For a professional take on traveling to the Mekong River, see the Travelstride Mekong River Guide »

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Tour Reviews

A

Recommends

very well organised, great leader. October 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
very well organised, great leader.

m

Recommends

Sodyka Im was an awesome tour guide October 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Sodyka Im was an awesome tour guide and i loved seeing the culture while channgling myself.

W

Recommends

Well thought out trip itinerary (particularly the October 2015

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Well thought out trip itinerary (particularly the 2 day boat trip down the Mekong), well organised and often the opportunity to get some first hand experience of local cultures through the group leader's local knowledge of the places visited.
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J

Recommends

The trip was full of things to October 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The trip was full of things to do, and the accommodation was good throughout. There was no day without interesting activities, the group atmosphere was very good and our tour leader did an excellent job guiding us through the country.
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c

Recommends

very happy with tour and leader October 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
very happy with tour and leader

K

Recommends

The trip has packed a lot in October 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The trip has packed a lot in and shown us so much of the cambodia without feeling rushed or overwhelming. We have been very well looked after by our leader Ros.

K

Recommends

This trip was wonderful. Our tour leader October 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This trip was wonderful. Our tour leader, Samnang Mao (Ros) went above and beyond to cater for everyone. The trip was full of cultural experiences that you would miss if you weren't on an intrepid guided tour... For example, when travelling from one place to another, if there was something interesting happening then our driver would pull over and we could interact with the locals and look at their Products. I found this Tour to be excellent for providing a real insight into the Cambodian culture and traditions.
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C

Recommends

Small group of like minded people. A September 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Small group of like minded people. A well chosen and organised trip, all changes etc taken care of by the tour leader. Our job was to relax, learn and enjoy

D

Recommends

Activities were very interesting. There was little September 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Activities were very interesting. There was little time that was wasted always plenty to do. The Tour Leader was extremely informative, well organised and related to the group and the individuals extremely well
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R

Recommends

Some of our friends prefer more luxury September 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Some of our friends prefer more luxury when they travel but would highly recommend to like minded friends

J

Recommends

Reasonably priced , great variety of experiences September 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Reasonably priced , great variety of experiences , friendly and very compatable group and fantastic group leader

S

Recommends

The tour was well run, the tour September 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The tour was well run, the tour guide (Sodyka Im) was very knowledgeable and helpful, hotels were clean, there was a wide variety of activities and it was good to get a local feel of Cambodia and feel like you were supporting the country through the home stay, going to training restaurants etc.
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L

Recommends

intrepid gives good value for money, at September 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
intrepid gives good value for money, at the same time being an enjoyable, comfortable trip.

L

Recommends

Trip covered a nice range of locations September 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Trip covered a nice range of locations, guide was excellent and friendly (particularly his choice of restaurants was fantastic!) and hotels were lovely

K

Recommends

The laid back pace of tour, small September 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The laid back pace of tour, small groups, use of local guides.

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