About us

Mekong River Cruises

Mekong River Cruises, a Lao-German joint venture, launched the first long-distance river cruise of all times on the upper Mekong in 2005. On the “mother of all waters” the ships sail on different routes between Chiang Saen in Thailand in the heart of the Golden Triangle, the royal city of Luang Prabang, the Laotian capital Vientiane and through the North-Eastern Thai province of Isaan in the south.

Mekong River Cruise will not only provide great service but you will enjoy professional onboard infotainment incl. lectures and documentaries on the region.

Every river cruise on the upper Mekong is a new expedition and pioneering experience on its own. There are hardly any fixed mooring locations along the route, your captain will decide each day where and when to moor according to the river conditions. Changes in the itinerary are thus common and can be expected, in fact they contribute to the discovery character of your cruise: Experience the real Mekong aboard your boutique river vessel while relaxing on the sun deck or your cabin and enjoying the laid-back atmosphere on board.

Your Advantages Cruising on Our Unique Boutique River Vessels on the Mekong in Laos and Thailand

Lernidee Trains & Cruises

The tour operator Lernidee Trains & Cruises in Berlin has the same ownership as Mekong River Cruises in Laos and thus international sales and marketing is coordinated from our head office in Germany.

Lernidee Trains & Cruises organises extraordinary trips to fascinating locations: Our more than 100 different train journeys, ship cruises and discovery tours are aimed at people who love to discover new places or experience classic destinations from wholly new perspectives. Lernidee’s success story started back in 1986 when the company’s founder Hans Engberding organised a Russian language course on the Trans-Siberian Railway. The course soon became a hit and earned Lernidee its prestigious reputation. Lernidee’s philosophy is based on combining travel and getting to know new places with fascinating experiences and cultural and historical insights. We provide:

We draw on the creativity, experience and know-how of the 50 staff members of our team to develop unique tours we are implementing in cooperation with reliable partners. Lernidee founder and owner Hans Engberding travels around the world in a constant quest for inspiring and fresh ideas for new tours. Year after year he joins several of our tours inspecting their quality and getting to know the likes and dislikes of our guests.

Why travel us?

Most of our well-elaborated journeys are characterised by a set of special features you will find uniquely with us: