Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights

See the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia on this 14-night luxury cruise and land tour with hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap. Includes travel package from the UK, Freedom of Choice Touring and signature experiences

Fly Cruise
14 nights from £3995pp

Cruise and Land Tour Holiday
  • Phnom Penh
  • Angkor Wat
  • Phnom Penh
  • Traditional hats at Ho Chi Minh City
  • Floating market at Cai Be

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

APT Luxury Cruises

FREE Flights! Applies to Jul 2018 - Apr 19 departures. Flights are from London Heathrow and may be Economy, Premium Economy or Business Class depending on date and cabin grade - please contact us for details. Subject to availability. T&Cs apply. Book by 30 Apr 2018

FREE Suite Upgrade! Applies to 27 Jul and 2, 10, 16, 24 Aug 2018 departures. Upgrade is to the next suite category, excluding Owner's Suite. Offer is combinable with the free flights offer. Subject to availability. T&Cs apply. Book by 30 Apr 2018

Exclusive £50pp discount on all other departures!

Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights Cruise and Tour Special Offer

Enjoy a two-night stay in Ho Chi Minh City where you can explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, before joining your luxurious ship for a 7-night Mekong River cruise.

Discover the floating markets and French Gothic Cathedral of Cai Be, enjoy a tour of Huynh Thuy Le's old house in Sa Dec and visit a remote evergreen island to see rural Mekong life.

Discover the magnificent Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh and take a tour of Oudong, before enjoying a three-night hotel stay in Siem Reap where you can explore the iconic temple of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage Site and relic of the Khmer empire.

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Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Fly from the UK to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

On arrival you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel the Park Hyatt. Tonight, meet fellow guests and your APT Tour Director during a briefing and a Welcome Dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 3 - Ho Chi Minh City - Long Tan Or Cu Chi Tunnels

Today you are able to choose from two Signature Invitations. On the first, journey to Ba Ria and learn about the Battle of Long Tan. Afterwards, attend a memorial service at the Long Tan Cross. Alternatively, visit the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels. Tonight, enjoy a Luke Nguyen-inspired degustation dinner, complete with matching wines at Xu Restaurant (Up to Apr 2018) or Vietnam House (Jul 2018 onwards). Stay at the Park Hyatt hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Ho Chi Minh City

Choose from a range of fun activities today. There is a walking tour of the city, a tour of the Ky Long Art Villa, a cooking class at Luke Nguyen's cooking studio or a shopping trip. Later, embark on your eight-day luxury Lower Mekong River cruise, a true highlight of your journey. Enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Cai Be - Sa Dec

Step ashore in Cai Be and head to a local rice paper manufacturer before cruising to Sa Dec. Here learn about Marguerite Duras' novel The Lover and visit a traditional Cao Dai temple. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Tan Chau - Evergreen Island

Explore Tan Chau by small boat and rickshaw then head to a remote evergreen island to experience authentic rural Mekong life. This afternoon cross into Cambodia. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Choose from a tour of the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, a visit to the infamous Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, an excursion to the National Museum of Cambodia and a guided city tour by tuk tuk. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Phnom Penh - Koh Chen

Spend the morning at leisure in Phnom Penh. Later today, cruise to remote Koh Chen, a small village specialising in copperware. On Jul 2018 departures onwards, you'll visit some home workshops to watch the artisans at work. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Oudong - Kampong Tralach

Departures up to Apr 2018: Disembark in Prek K'dam and head to Oudong for a tour. Visit Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu before enjoying an ox-cart ride back to the ship. Jul 2018 departures onwards: Travel to Oudong and enjoy a visit to a monastery where local monks will give you a Buddhist blessing. Later, visit the Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda and enjoy an ox cart ride back to the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Kampong Chhnang

Enjoy a boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang before returning to the ship and casting off towards Prek K'dam. Tonight, there is a Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Siem Reap

Disembark for the final time and transfer to your hotel in Siem Reap, the Hotel Sofitel Angkor, for a three-night stay. Visit the World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park with highlights including the 12th-century Bayon temple. (B,D)

Day 12 - Siem Reap - Angkor

Enjoy a glass of champagne as you watch the sun rise at Angkor Wat. Afterwards, tour this magnificent temple, before returning to the hotel for breakfast. The afternoon is spent visiting the temple of Ta Prohm which is famous for its intertwined trees and the Opportunities of Development thru Art (ODA) which supports disadvantaged children. (B)

Day 13 - Siem Reap - Angkor

Choose from a selection of sightseeing activities, before enjoying an Aspara dance performance and Farewell Dinner this evening. (B,D)

Day 14 - Siem Reap

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Day 15 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

This itinerary is subject to change. The sequence and duration of visits may vary due to tides, river conditions, and national holidays.

Price Includes

  • 7-night cruise aboard the luxurious RV AMALotus or AMADara, including all meals plus complimentary house wine, local beer, local spirits and soft drink served at your discretion on board
  • Stay in the heart of the city at the Park Hyatt, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Enjoy the beautiful garden surrounds at Siem Reap’s Hotel Sofitel Angkor
  • Home-to-airport transfers by private car within 75 miles of your chosen airport
  • Return international flights from the UK, flights and transfers in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • All sightseeing, tours and entrance fees as outlined in itinerary
  • Enjoy 31 meals - 12 full breakfasts, 8 lunches and 11 dinners
  • International wines, local beers, local spirits and soft drinks throughout your cruise
  • Enjoy Freedom of Choice Touring options in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
  • Enjoy Freedom of Choice Dining in Siem Reap
  • Services of a professional Tour Director
  • Port charges and air taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas - required for Vietnam and Cambodia

Special Features

  • During low water season, you will disembark in Prek K'dam and transfer by coach to Siem Reap. Access is restricted on Tonle Sap due to low water levels. Disruptions to cruising and itinerary from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap may occur.

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Mar 23£4495£4445
Apr 06£4395£4345
Jul 27£5145£4095
Aug 10£5245£4195
Aug 24£4745£3995
Sep 07, 21; Oct 05£5095£4345
Oct 19; Nov 02, 16£5245£4495
Nov 30£5395£4645

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Mar 29£4495£4445
Apr 12£4395£4345
Aug 02£5145£4095
Aug 16£5745£3995
Aug 30£4745£3995
Sep 13, 27£5095£4345
Oct 11, 25; Nov 08, 22; Dec 06£5245£4495

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Jan 11£5295£4345
Jan 25; Feb 08, 22£5145£4345
Mar 08, 22£5095£4295
Apr 05£4945£4145

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
Jan 17, 31; Feb 14£5145£4345
Feb 28; Mar 14, 28£5095£4295
Apr 11£4945£4145

Price Information

  • Prices shown are based on two people sharing a Cat C cabin.
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Cat B - Jan - Apr 2018: £395pp Jul 2018 - Apr 2019: £495pp
  • Cat B+ - Jan - Apr 2018: £595pp Jul 2018 - Apr 2019: £695pp
  • Cat A - Jan - Apr 2018: £695pp Jul 2018 - Apr 2019: £795pp
  • Sadec - Jan - Apr 2018: £1095pp Jul 2018 - Apr 2019: £1195pp
  • Owners' - Jan - Apr 2018: £1495pp Jul 2018 - Apr 2019: £1595pp
  • Single supplements available - please call for details
  • A visa is required for Vietnam and Cambodia - please call for further details
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