In Herman Heese’s seminal classic Sidharttha, our young protagonist says of the river: “You've heard it laugh, but you haven't heard everything. Let's listen, you'll hear more." The river embodies the concept that the only constant in life is change. Whether cruising the Irrawaddy in Myanmar, the Mekong in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam or weaving through the limestone karsts of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, Asia’s passages provide an opportunity to hear all the water has to say.
The Mekong, Asia’s greatest river, is estimated to impact the daily lives of 300 million people. From powering towns to providing sustenance for far-flung villages, the Mekong is more than just a waterway. The Irrawaddy, neatly bisecting Myanmar from north to south, is the proving ground for the endangered river dolphin, but also connects Mandalay, Bagan and Yangon. Similar stories can be told of all of Asia’s waters.
From experiencing the local life along the Saigon River to cruising along the Chao Phraya River to Ayutthaya, Buffalo Tours provides a slower way to soak in Asia’s culture.