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Vietnam among world’s best cruise holidays

Updated at Tuesday, 02 Oct 2018, 07:43
The Hanoitimes - Caroline Hendrie, a British journalist, has picked up some of the best river cruises to book now.
The British journalist of the Daily Mail, a UK daily middle-market tabloid newspaper, has named Mekong River Cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia the number one tour that a good choice for travelers who want to sit back and relax on a river cruise.
 
A cooking cruise on the Mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia takes in locations such as Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Dailymail.co.uk
A cooking cruise on the Mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia takes in locations such as Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Dailymail.co.uk
“Australian chef Luke Nguyen has some words that he will host a cruise on the Mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia in 2019. He will guide you around Old Saigon, where his parents used to live, then teach you some of his favourite dishes at his cookery school,” Daily Mail wrote
On board luxury AmaLotus, he will take charge of the galley to create a welcome dinner. Over  the next seven days you’ll see the differences between busy Vietnam and slower-paced Cambodia, exploring ashore on foot, in rickshaws and ox carts. Seeing the sun rise behind Angkor Wat is a special occasion, so champagne corks will pop for a toast to the dawn.
The 16-day trip, including a seven-night cruise and three-night hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap starts on November 28, 2019.
On the list, the Mekong River Cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia is followed by France, simply Gorge-ous, discover Ancient Egypt, Vienna and Budapest, a French Loire fairy tale, see the Rhine on fire, Garonne gastronomy.
Earlier, News Nation, an Indian newspaper, named Vietnam the number one destination among the top cheapest countries you can visit without having to empty you bank account.
News Nation suggested that the mountain resort of Da Lat in the central highlands is the perfect feast. Untouched and undeveloped Vietnam is a super cheap travel destination, as well as a beautiful country of lush mountain scapes and sweeping white sands.
Other places to visit while in this beautiful country can include Hanoi. The place also retains some of the French food culture where you will find some great patisseries producing croissants. Have a pint of Vietnam’s most popular brew, Bia Hoi and stop over in one of the eccentric fairytale rooms of the Crazy House.
Vietnam welcomed some 11.616 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of 2018, an 22.9% increase from the same period last year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) has said in a monthly report.
Arrivals by air, road, and sea in the reviewed period recorded annual increases of 17.4%, 62.1%, and 0.5%, respectively, while growth was also seen in the numbers of visitors from all five continents.
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