Boat transportation has always been essential to navigating Vietnam’s intricate river networks, and an upscale cruise in a comfortably appointed boat is a great way to get off the beaten path and explore small villages and sprawling wildernesses far from touristy areas.
In Halong Bay, upscale choices abound, from one-day to multi-night cruises, luxuriously appointed junks to single-cabin ships with your own crew. By day, you can moor at limestone islands with secluded beaches and lagoons and explore floating villages where seafood and pearl farming are the main livelihoods; after dark, enjoy a dinner of local specialties onboard and an evening at your leisure.
In the Mekong Delta, you’ll board a traditional sampan to glide through vibrant floating markets and bucolic villages, stopping to visit farmers working rice paddies with water buffalo and hand-crafting delicacies like coconut candies and rice paper – you can even cruise as far as Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, avoiding dusty border highways completely.
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