Veins of the Dragon Tour In Vietnam and Cambodia

The Mekong River is one of Asia’s largest rivers; spanning six countries, flowing more than 2,700 miles and providing sustenance to the surrounding communities. The Vietnamese refer to their rivers as “veins of the dragon,” and they believe the strength and condition of the rivers is symbolic. The Mekong is currently plagued by pollution and is being exploited for hydropower. Myths and Mountains has arranged a 15-day adventure with the purpose of examining the conditions of the river, the people who rely on it, and the ways they produce food along the river. You will have the opportunity to explore caves, islands and canals, in addition to hiking, biking and navigating the river.

—Diana Gerstacker