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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Grand Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia

Sail through Halong Bay on a traditional junk boat, discover the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, explore historic Angkor Wat and spend 7 nights cruising the Mekong on brand new Emerald Harmony. Includes flights from the UK, hotel stays in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue and Siem Reap, EmeraldPLUS excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner

Fly Cruise
22 nights from £5145pp

Cruise and Land Tour Holiday
  • Ha Long Bay
  • Temple of Literature, Hanoi
  • Junk cruise on Ha Long Bay
  • Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue
  • Monks in Phnom Penh
  • Silver Pagoda, Phnomh Penh
  • Angkor Wat

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

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Save up to £1200pp PLUS free unlimited drinks package on board ship! Subject to availability. Book by 31 Oct 2019

Grand Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia Special Offer

See the iconic sights of Vietnam and Cambodia on this magnificent cruise and land tour from Hanoi with highlights including beautiful Halong Bay, the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels and iconic Angkor Wat

Enjoy a two-night stay in Hanoi, home to the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the well-preserved Temple of Literature and One Pillar Pagoda. Have lunch at KOTO restaurant, a unique establishment which educates street children and watch a traditional water puppet performance. Board a traditional junk boat for a 2-night cruise through the breathtaking limestone islets of Halong Bay, before heading to the historic port town of Hoi An for a 3-night hotel stay. Join the Lifestart Foundation which helps the underprivileged become self-sufficient and take part in a lantern-making class. Travel to the former imperial capital of Hue for an overnight stay, a traditional cyclo ride and an imperial banquet.

See the sights of Ho Chi Minh City during a 2-night hotel stay and explore the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels with a Vietnamese war veteran before embarking your ship, the luxurious Emerald Harmony, for your 7-night journey upstream. Highlights include a visit to a Lanh My A silk-producing factory, a tuk-tuk ride through lively Phnom Penh and a traditional Buddhist Water Blessing at Wat Kampong Tralach. This holiday then concludes with a 3-night stay in Siem Reap which features a sunrise visit to Angkor Wat, a trip to the Phare Cambodian Circus and a Chayyom dance performance.

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Grand Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Hanoi (Vietnam)

Fly from London Heathrow or Manchester to Hanoi.

Day 2 - Hanoi

You will be met and transferred to your hotel, the Silk Path Hotel for a two-night stay. This evening there is briefing followed by a Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 3 - Hanoi

This morning, admire the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum before continuing to Ho Chi Minh's former home and the magnificent One Pillar Pagoda. Later, head to the Temple of Literature and enjoy a walking tour through Hanoi's historic Old Quarter. Enjoy lunch at KOTO restaurant, set up to educate disadvantaged street children. Later, enjoy a traditional water puppet performance. (B,L)

Day 4 - Hanoi - Halong Bay

Head to stunning Halong Bay and board your traditional junk boat for a 2-night cruise. Enjoy the magnificent scenery and learn about the locals in the area. There is the option to enjoy a scenic flight over Halong Bay (extra cost). (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Halong Bay

Today there is a private boat trip to the bay's most untouched areas for swimming, exploring water tunnels, visiting quiet beaches and fishing villages or kayaking. Lunch is on board the boat. Return to the traditional junk boat this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hoi An

Cruise through magnificent rock formations back to the mainland and transfer to Hanoi, where you will board your flight to Da Nang. On arrival, head to the historic town of Hoi An. Check-in to the Hoi An Historic Hotel for a three-night stay. (B,L)

Day 7 - Hoi An

Join the Lifestart Foundation which helps the underprivileged become self-sufficient through the production of traditional handicrafts. Take part in a lantern-making class then join the walking tour to see highlights including the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Assembly Hall of the Chinese Congregation. (B,D)

Day 8 - Hoi An

Explore Hoi An at leisure. Perhaps join an optional Vietnamese cooking class or a guided tour of My Son (extra cost). (B)

Day 9 - Hoi An - Hue

Drive through the Pass of Ocean Clouds and the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co to the former imperial capital of Hue for an overnight stay at the Indochine Palace Hotel. Take a traditional cyclo ride from Dai Noi to Tinh Tam Lake then take a boat trip to the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda. Tonight, there is a traditional royal dinner. (B,D)

Day 10 - Hue - Ho Chi Minh City

Head to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, for a 2-night stay at the Grand Hotel. This afternoon there is an orientation tour of the city to see the Reunification Palace, the Colonial Quarter, the old Saigon Post Office and the Opera House. (B,D)

Day 11 - Ho Chi Minh City

Head to the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels where you will join a Vietnamese Veteran and learn about the wars and resourcefulness of the Vietnamese. This afternoon there is time at leisure to explore Ho Chi Minh City. For an extra cost there is the chance to join the evening Saigon street food tour. (B)

Day 12 - Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho

Transfer to Emerald Harmony and set sail to My Tho in the Mekong Delta. This evening there is a Vietnamese Theme Highlight Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - My Tho - Sa Dec

Travel to the village of Dat Dua to watch a coconut candy and fruit workshop, visit the Tan Long Pagoda then sail onwards to Sa Dec. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Sa Dec - My An Hung - Hong Ngu

Visit the Chinese Congregational house in Kien An Cung then explore the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le, the inspiration for Marguerite Duras' novel, L'Amant, and stroll through the local market. (B,L,D)

Day 15 - Hong Ngu - An Long - Long Khanh

Spend the morning at leisure or join the optional excursion (extra cost) to the Ramsar Bird Sanctuary. This afternoon visit a local family and a scarf-weaving workshop on Long Khanh Island then visit the Hoa Hoa Buddhist Pagoda and a grapefruit garden. This evening there is a Lion Dance performance on board. (B,L,D)

Day 16 - Hong Ngu - Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Visit a family-owned Lanh My A silk-producing factory to learn more about the silk-making process then head to Evergreen Island for a walk through a local village. Cruise across the border to Phnom Penh in Cambodia. (B,L,D)

Day 17 - Phnom Penh

Visit the Killing Fields and Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, a sombre reminder of the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge regime, then explore the magnificent Royal Palace. This evening there is a tuk-tuk ride through Phnom Penh, or (at extra cost) a Vespa tour of the city. (B,L,D)

Day 18 - Phnom Penh - Prek'Kdam

Take an ox cart ride to the Oudong Temples at Wat Kampong Tralach to see the burial sites of Khmer kings and receive a traditional Buddhist blessing from the temple's monks. There is the option to tour a silk farm in Koh Okhna Tei or visit Koh Chen (extra cost). (B,L,D)

Day 19 - Prek'Kdam - Siem Reap

Disembark Emerald Harmony and head to Siem Reap, the gateway to the Temples of Angkor for a 3-night stay at the Shinta Mani hotel. Watch the Phare Cambodian Circus, founded to teach disadvantaged young people performing arts. (B,L)

Day 20 - Siem Reap

Visit Angkor Thom, the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire then see the magnificent Ta Prohm temple, overgrown by jungle trees. There is the chance to enjoy a Vespa tour of Siem Reap (extra cost). (B,L)

Day 21 - Siem Reap

Visit the famous Angkor Wat early this morning for amazing sunrise views over the temples before returning to the hotel to spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening there is a farewell dinner and a Chayyom dance performance. For an extra cost you can visit Banteay Srei, Tonle Sap or an Artisans d'Angkor workshop. (B,D)

Day 22 - Siem Reap - UK

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

Day 23 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Two-night stay at the Silk Path Hotel, Hanoi
  • Two-night stay on a Bhaya Classic Junk or similar, Halong Bay
  • Three-night stay at the Hoi An Historic Hotel, Hoi An
  • One-night stay at the Indochine Palace Hotel, Hue
  • Two-night stay at the Grand Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Three-night stay at the Shinta Mani, Siem Reap
  • Return flights from London Heathrow or Manchester and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board the ship
  • Unlimited tea and coffee on board the ship
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin on board the ship
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board the ship
  • Shore excursions and special EmeraldPLUS activities
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • All tipping and gratuities on board the ship
  • All port charges, airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty

Cruise Extensions

  • Luang Prabang Extension Extend your cruise with a 4-day Luang Prabang tour from £1000pp. Please call us for more details
  • Sapa Extension Extend your cruise with a 5-day Sapa tour from £750pp. Please call us for more details
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • November
    • Nov 12th - Hanoi to Siem Reap - Sailing on: Emerald Harmony From: £5795
      Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Cat AP Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5895 Brochure Price from: £6295 Brochure Price from: £6445 Brochure Price from: £6595 Brochure Price from: £6845 Brochure Price from: £7345
      Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £6195 Blue Water Price from: £6345 Blue Water Price from: £6495 Blue Water Price from: £6745 Blue Water Price from: £7245
    • Nov 12th - Siem Reap to Hanoi - Sailing on: Emerald Harmony From: £5795
      Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Cat AP Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5895 Brochure Price from: £6295 Brochure Price from: £6445 Brochure Price from: £6595 Brochure Price from: £6845 Brochure Price from: £7345
      Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £6195 Blue Water Price from: £6345 Blue Water Price from: £6495 Blue Water Price from: £6745 Blue Water Price from: £7245
  • December
    • Dec 10th - Hanoi to Siem Reap - Sailing on: Emerald Harmony From: £5145
      Cat A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Cat AP Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6345 Brochure Price from: £6495
      Blue Water Price from: £5145 Blue Water Price from: £5295

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 7th - Siem Reap to Hanoi - Sailing on: Emerald Harmony From: £5895
      Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Cat AP Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5995 Brochure Price from: £6395 Brochure Price from: £6545 Brochure Price from: £6695 Brochure Price from: £6945 Brochure Price from: £7445
      Blue Water Price from: £5895 Blue Water Price from: £6295 Blue Water Price from: £6445 Blue Water Price from: £6595 Blue Water Price from: £6845 Blue Water Price from: £7345
  • March
    • Mar 31st - Siem Reap to Hanoi - Sailing on: Emerald Harmony From: £5485
      Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Cat AP Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owners Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5585 Brochure Price from: £5985 Brochure Price from: £6135 Brochure Price from: £6285 Brochure Price from: £6535 Brochure Price from: £7035
      Blue Water Price from: £5485 Blue Water Price from: £5885 Blue Water Price from: £6035 Blue Water Price from: £6185 Blue Water Price from: £6435 Blue Water Price from: £6935
Map for Grand Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia