Lotus Cruises combine the best of traditional elegance with modern comforts to rival even the most luxurious hotels while exploring the culturally rich highlights of the Mekong River with emphasis on sustainability and giving back to local communities.
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Free adjoining suite for one or two children on 4 and 7-night cruises on selected departures.
Solo travellers can now join us in one of our spacious suites without any extra single supplement on selected departures.
Navigating through magnificent remnants of former civilisations with your dedicated guide, exploring vibrant floating markets by sampan contrasted by a slower pace of life along the riverbanks where herds of water buffalo idle in the lush green fields and villagers continue time honoured artisanship.
All travelers entering Vietnam must have a valid passport (except for those whose nationalities are listed in the link below for visa exemption) and either a visa or an approval letter for visa. The entry must be made at least 6 months before the expiration date of the passport. There must be at least one blank page for the visa stamp.
In general, the best time to visit both Vietnam and Cambodia is during the dry season, which typically runs from November to April. During this period, you can expect cooler temperature and less rainfall, which makes it easier to navigate and explore outdoor actractions.
Vietnam is a safe and welcoming destination for families of all ages. With a low crime rate and friendly locals, you can be sure that your family will feel safe during a holiday here.
To express love, to celebrate the union, to spend some fine moments together you would find that this Mekong cruise is an ideal choice. From the moment you board to the time you watch the early light in your private space with an exquisite view of the river, you will be spoiled by the careful attention of the entire crew. You will not forget the many excursions with cultural features explained and displayed. You interact with local folks, and you learn the essence of this large delta where water is sustaining life. It will be such a memorable beginning for your long and happy life together.
Take a cooking class:
From Pho to spring rolls, one of the best things about Vietnam is its delicious and varied cuisine. Join in a cooking lesson and try your hand at whipping up some dishes yourself. Small groups will often go to the market in the morning, before spending the day learning to cook their way around the nation’s hearty and aromatic dishes.
Going to local markets:
The markets themselves are also worth a day of exploration. Finding out what people in different cultures consider a delicacy is always interesting to appreciate.
Get on your bike:
Take a cyclo bike trip around the old town Hue with its colonial style and Nguyen Dynasty architecture with its palaces, mausoleums and pagodas. After sightseeing and walking around the Citadel and tombs sitting back in a cyclo is a relaxing way of seeing this town.
Get back to nature:
Tour around the beautiful UNESCO world heritage site, Halong Bay. You can rent a Junk and take a trip around the bay. An even better option is to stay on board a boat for a night or even two and get out to some of the less visited areas of the bay to really appreciate the magic and serenity. You are more likley to see the bay at its most picturesque too.
Some other places worth visiting include: Da Nang, Hoi An, Phan Thiet, Nha Trang, Hue, Sapa.
Banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich)
Bun cha (Vietnamese grilled meat noodles)
Pho (Vietnamese beef noodle soup)
Goi cuon (Fresh spring rolls)
Bun bo Hue (Hue style beef noodles)
Cao lau (Hoi An noodles)
Mi Quang (Quang style noodle soup)
Bun cha ca (Fish cake noodle soup)
Banh xeo (Crispy pancakes)
Com tam (Broken rice)