We Love —
- A private tour that provides you with a personalised experience for a once in a lifetime holiday.
- Vietnam and Cambodia are beautiful countries offering stunning scenery, ancient temples, beautiful beaches and much more.
- Stay on a luxurious cruise with full board dining and the choice of two cabin types and 4* hotels before and after!
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Carefully selected by our experts especially for you
Your Destinations —
There has never been a better time to go on a Vietnam holiday than now, as the country with a fascinating past warmly embraces its future as a major player among international tourist destinations. When visiting Vietnam you will discover a country that offers something for every holidaymaker. From the charms of Hanoi to the hectic city life found in Ho-Chi-Minh City (Saigon), a Vietnam holiday offers something for everyone, making it a truly unequalled travel experience.
Your Itinerary In Brief —
Day 1: Saigon - Vietnam
Day 2: Saigon – My Tho – Embarkation – Vietnam
Day 3: Cai Be – Sa Dec – Mekong Delta - Vietnam
Day 4: Tan Chau – Border Crossing to Cambodia
Day 5: Phnom Penh - Cambodia
Day 6: Chong Koh - Phnom Penh - Cambodia
Day 7: Oudong – Kampong Tralach - Cambodia
Day 8: Kampong Chhnang - Cambodia
Day 9: Disembarkation – Transfer to Siem Reap – Cambodia
Day 10: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples
Day 11: Siem Reap - Return Flight
Arrive in the morning and transfer from the airport to the city centre. Depart for a sightseeing tour of Saigon. Sights you will see include the Cathedral, the Post Office built by Gustave Eiffel, the Reunification Palace (outside view) and the Opera House. Lunch at a restaurant. In the afternoon, continue the tour with the colonial districts and the National Museum. Dinner at the restaurant and stay overnight at Sofitel Hotel.
Day 2: SAIGON – MY THO – EMBARKATION (Lunch & Dinner on board) – VIETNAM
Breakfast at Sofitel Hotel. Bus transfer to My Tho (70 kilometers away). On the way, visit a Cholon Market and a lacquer factory. Embark on the R/V Mekong Adventurer. Lunch on board and start of navigation in the afternoon. Enjoy a welcome dinner & musical performance.
Arrive at Cai Be in the morning. After breakfast, take a trip around Cai Be to visit a floating market and go ashore to see the French Gothic Cathedral. Take a stroll along the river bank and visit a local manufacturer producing rice paper and coconut sweets. Return to the ship for lunch. Cruise past Vinh Long Province to arrive at Sa Dec for an afternoon walk. See the house of Marguerite’s Chinese Lover, then visit a Caodaist Temple and stroll through the colourful local market.
Day 4 TAN CHAU – BORDER CROSSING TO CAMBODIA
Arrive at Tan Chau in the morning, a remote town on the main Mekong River. After breakfast, transfer on a small boat to visit a fishing farm. Go ashore to visit a local workshop producing woven mats, and take a short walk in the village to visit a silk weaving workshop. A rickshaw ride around this fascinating town takes you back to the pier for lunch. Depart for the Cambodian border. Evening cruise up the broad Mekong River to Phnom Penh.
Arrive in Phnom Penh in the morning. The capital city of Cambodia still retains its old French colonial architecture in riverside streets. Visit the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda. The National Museum is another highlight, with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts. Lunch on board. Afternoon excursion to the former High School, converted to a detention centre under the Red Khmer’s rule between 1975 and 1979, followed by a visit to Wat Phnom after which the city was named. Dinner on board. Take in a traditional Khmer Apsara Dancing Show on board.
Day 6 CHONG KOH - PHNOM PENH (All meals on board) - CAMBODIA
Early morning sail from Phnom Penh to Chong Koh or Oknathey (both located in Silk Island). Visit a silk weaving village for a morning walk at leisure and a visit to the local workshop. The excursion includes a visit to a Pagoda and a meeting in a primary school. Cruise past the Mekong’s timeless villages and river life with extensive fishing activities. Return to Phnom Penh and afternoon at leisure. Dinner on board.
Morning journey upriver heading towards Oudong. Arrival at Prek Dam in the early afternoon, 40 kilometres from Phnom Penh. Excursion by coach to reach Oudong, the former capital city of Cambodia, between 1618 and 1866. Visit the Vipassana Dhura Pagoda, located at the foot of a hill. This is a place of meditation for Buddhist Monks. After the visit buses depart for Kampong Tralach to visit the charming Vihara of the Wat Kampong Leu Pagoda dating back to the last century. Return to the ship by ox-drawn carriage. Dinner on board.
Morning sail on the Tonle Sap River, which connects the Mekong River to the Tonle Lake. Arrive at Kampong Chhnang, located approximately 90 km from Phnom Penh. This is a busy rural port town with bustling markets. Then board local boats to visit the authentic floating village. The life of the entire population is connected to the river with local people using the canal system which crisscrosses this little town. Go ashore to stroll through the scenic market. Lunch & Dinner on board.
Day 8 KAMPONG CHHNANG (All meals on board) - CAMBODIA
Cross the lake early in the morning* (Please note that when there is low water, the transfer to Siem Reap will be made by coach or speed boat). The great lake dominates Cambodia and is over 150 km in length, with interesting and varied bird life resulting from the varied the water levels in the lake and river depending on the time of year and rainfall. Disembarkation after breakfast and transfer to Siem Reap.
Arrive in Siem Reap after disembarking.
Please note that it may not be possible to cross Lake Tonle on board of RV Mekong Prestige if the water is low. Alternative arrangements will be made to cross the lake either by speed boat or bus transfer to meet the pier. Passengers will be informed of details before departure
Transfer to the Hotel Sokha Angkor Resort. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the early afternoon, bus transfer for a first exploration of the Angkor Temples. Start of the visit with Angkor Thom, a fortified Royal City built by King Jayavarman VII, who ruled from 1181 to 1201. The city has five monumental gates and is encircled by a moat 100 meters wide. In the centre of the walled city are the city’s most important monuments including Bayon & Baphuon. Visit the unique Bayon Temple and its 54 towers decorated with more than the 200 smiling faces d’Avalokiteshavara.
Then discover the Terrace of Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King and Phimeanakas with Royal Enclosure. To finish this day of exploration, visit the Baphuon. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, depart for the entire day to the Temples. Start with the Temple of Banteay Srei, the Women Citadel. Lunch at a restaurant in the city.
In the afternoon visit the Ta Prohm Temple, submerged in the wealthy tropical greenery. Then, you will admire the man-made lake Srah Srang, surrounded by home-built tiers, used for ceremonies and royal baths. Ta Prohm is one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them.
Afterwards, discover the Angkor Wat Temple, “The temple of the Capital” which is considered to be the most iconic of all temples. Dinner out in the city and overnight at hotel.
Day 11 SIEM REAP – RETURN FLIGHT
After breakfast, visit the Angkor’s handicraft market. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, transfer to Siem Reap airport transfer to the airport as per your flight schedule.
Your Hotels —
Our members will stay at the following accommodation with this offer.
Nearby to the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, this premium hotel is ideally located to see Saigon's best sights. Each modern room has a city or river view, free Wi-FI, flat-screen TV, a safe, a minifridge and provided designer toiletries.
The Resort is conveniently within walking distance of the near famous Pub Street, popular local handicrafts and Old Market, 10 minutes drive from the majestic Angkor Wat temples and 10 minutes from the local golf course.
Your Deluxe City View Room offers delightful views of either Sivatha street or the traditional Khmer temple. Features 38 square metres, timber floor, high ceiling, complimentary WiFi in room, a choice of twin beds, king size bed or Hollywood bed, separate shower stall and large handmade bathtub.
The hotel has a range of dining options on offer including a fine dining restaurant, a buffet, an outdoor restaurant, a Japanese restaurant, a cafe & bar and a lounge.
Your Ship —
During this expedition, you will be accommodated aboard the RV Mekong Adventurer in a choice of a Stateroom Main or Upper Deck or a Junior Suite Upper Deck on a Full Board basis.
The décor is a fusion of contemporary Asian design with lots of polished teak, coupled with the intimate ambience and service of a boutique hotel. Just imagine yourself relaxing in the plunge pool (1.6M) as the busy life of the river slips by or sipping a sundowner on the Sun Deck, leaning over the rail and being part of the ever-changing and fascinating life of the Mekong all around you.
Each stateroom features full-length panoramic sliding glass doors leading to your own private balcony. There is a luxury en-suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer and bathrobes, plus a writing desk, two armchairs with coffee table, personal safe and individually controlled air-conditioning.
Facilities include a hairdryer and bathrobes, a personal safe and individually controlled air-conditioning.
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Your Journey —
Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.
The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Shared transfers are included.