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

Timeless Vietnam and Cambodia

Explore Vietnam and Cambodia, with luxury hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap, linked by a 7-night Mekong river voyage. Includes flights from the UK, guided excursions and complimentary house wine, beer and soft drinks onboard and with special restaurant meals.

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14 nights from £4549pp

Cruise and Land Tour Holiday
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cu Chi tunnel entrance
  • Sa Dec market
  • Phnom Penh Royal Palace
  • Golden buddhas
  • Angkor Wat
  • Bayon Temple
  • Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom
  • Ta Prohm

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FREE one-way Business Class flights on 2020 departures! Flight direction is dependant on availability. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Dec 2019

Exclusive £50pp discount!

Timeless Vietnam and Cambodia Special Offer

This luxury holiday begins with a two-night hotel stay at the Park Hyatt Saigon in bustling Ho Chi Minh City, a stunning blend of old and new. See the main sights, and visit symbols of Vietnam's turbulent past including the amazing Cu Chi tunnels. Then embark on your colonial style ship for a 7-night Mekong voyage into the heart of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Enjoy visits to artisan workshops and floating markets via wooden sampan, and see traditional farming villages with their distinctive stilt houses. Cross the border into Cambodia and tour its riverside capital, Phnom Penh, with highlights including the magnificent Silver Pagoda in the Royal Palace before visiting the notorious Khmer Rouge S21 prison and the Choeung Ek Killing Fields.

Sail upriver and receive a traditional water blessing from the local monks at the 8th-century Wat Hanchey monastery overlooking the Mekong, before disembarking the ship to transfer to Siem Reap for three nights at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Resort Spa. At Siem Reap spend two full days with guide exploring the UNESCO-designated Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom temple complex, one of the world's most important archaeological sites.

This inclusive cruise and tour holiday includes flights to and from the UK, transfers, guided excursions, house wine, local beer and soft drinks onboard and with special restaurant meals ashore.

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Timeless Wonders of Vietnam and Cambodia

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

Overnight flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City with included transfer to the Park Hyatt Saigon hotel for a two-night stay. Spend time at leisure exploring the city's lively Ben Thanh Night Market or one of the renowned evening cafes.

Day 3 - Ho Chi Minh City

This morning, enjoy a tour of the city's colonial buildings including the Notre Dame Cathedral, historic post office and the Reunification Palace, left as it was when vacated by the South Vietnamese President in 1975. Tonight there is a special Welcome Dinner on board the Saigon Princess with a dance performance and stunning views of Ho Chi Minh City at night.

Day 4 - Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho

Head to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels which stretch to the Cambodian border. This network of connected underground passages were built to house Viet Cong insurgents during the Vietnam War. Travel to My Tho to embark Mekong Navigator (2019) or Mekong Jewel (2020) on the Mekong River.

Day 5 - Cai Be - Vinh Long

Board a sampan, a smaller boat designed to navigate canals and inlets, for a tour to Cai Be and Vinh Long to see floating markets, waterside stores, small family-run factories and historic colonial houses. Take a trishaw ride through town (2019 only) and listen to stories told by village elders. Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese-themed dinner on board this evening (2019 only).

Day 6 - Sa Dec - Gieng Island

Take an oar-powered sampan, the traditional flat-bottomed boat of Vietnam, to observe the daily lives of the locals, and discover scenes made famous by Marguerite Duras’ novel The Lover. Head to the small island of Gieng, home to 19th-century Catholic churches and monasteries, including the graceful baroque-style cathedral.

Day 7 - Tan Chau or Hong Ngu - Evergreen Island

In 2019, from Tan Chau take the sampan past floating homes to the mainland town and the beautiful Cao Dai temple before taking a traditional Xe Loi, or cycle rickshaw, to visit a family-run rattan factory producing mats, baskets and other items. After, visit a floating fish farm where there may be the chance to feed the fish. Then go ashore on a 'green island' where farmers' houses are built on stilts to avoid the rainy season floods. River Orchid proceeds upriver to cross the Vietnam-Cambodia border and cruise onward to Phnom Penh. In 2020, from Hong Ngu board a sampan and travel through the floating villages lining the banks of the Mekong, stopping at a temple. Later, hop on a rickshaw for a ride to a factory producing handwoven reed baskets. You'll then cruise the canals to Evergreen Island, observing the houses built on stilts.

Day 8 - Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

The riverside city of Phnom Penh is the busy capital of Cambodia. Enjoy a tour to the Royal Palace, whose highlights include the Throne Hall and Silver Pagoda, home to magnificent jewel-encrusted Buddhas, and the National Museum with its amazing collection of Khmer artifacts. Later, enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance on board (2019 only) and folk dances performed by local children.

Day 9 - Phnom Penh

During the period of Khmer Rouge control from 1975-79 many professionals or intellectuals were interrogated in Phnom Penh at Tuong Sleng, a school turned into a prison - S21, before being sent to the Choeung Ek orchard (killing fields) where they were executed and buried in mass communal graves. S21 is now a museum with many photographs of victims, and there is a memorial stupa at the killing fields. The visit to these two sites is a sombre reminder of an extraordinary period in Cambodian history when some 2 million people disappeared.

Day 10 - Angkor Ban - Wat Hanchey

Visit a local school and the homes of friendly villagers to learn more about their daily life, before an unforgettable water blessing by local Buddhist monks at an 8th-century Angkor temple.

Day 11 - Kampong Cham - Siem Reap

Disembark your ship and take a coach on the fascinating journey to Siem Reap through central Cambodia, with interesting rural scenes and busy urban activity. Transfer to the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Resort Spa hotel or similar for a 2-night stay. Enjoy a visit to an art school by remork.

Day 12 - Siem Reap - Angkor Wat - Angkor Thom

A causeway over the moat is the start of a guided tour of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world and a breathtaking sight to behold. The iconic five spires of this World Heritage Site are featured on the Cambodian flag. On three levels, 669 feet from base to top of the highest tower, the stonework features extensive carvings dating back to the 12th century. Visit the famous village of Preah Dak for the chance to see the traditional noodle-making process. Please note, the order of sightseeing may vary on days 12 and 13.

Day 13 - Siem Reap

Enter the south gate of Angkor Thom, once the capital of the Khmer empire, to view the astonishing pyramid temple of Bayon and the temples of Bantey Srei and Bantey Samre. The 'jungle temple' of Ta Prohm has been overtaken by nature, with trees growing out of walls and tentacle-like roots stretching over courtyards.

Day 14 - Siem Reap - UK

Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

Day 15 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

The Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary in the light of river conditions and external factors

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • 2-night luxury hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City
  • 3-night luxury hotel stay in Siem Reap
  • Flights from the UK
  • Transfers to and from airport, hotels and ship
  • Complimentary house wine, local beers, and soft drinks on board, and with included special onshore lunches and dinners
  • 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Tour Manager in Vietnam and Cambodia plus Cruise Director on board
  • English speaking guides for excursions from ship and onshore, with Quietvox headsets and bottled water
  • Complimentary wi-fi internet on board ship and in hotels
  • All port charges, airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty, and gratuities for local guides and drivers

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities for crew and Tour Manager
  • Multiple entry visa for Vietnam (single entry visa for UK residents and certain other countries)
  • Cambodian visa - the Tour Manager will obtain Cambodian visas for each guest at a cost of USD50. Guests will need to provide the Tour Manager with passport and passport photo
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 4th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: Mekong Navigator From: £5249
      Superior Suite Vista Suite Signature Suite Prestige Suite Grande Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5299 Brochure Price from: £5899 Brochure Price from: £6299 Brochure Price from: £7099 Brochure Price from: £8099
      Blue Water Price from: £5249 Blue Water Price from: £5849 Blue Water Price from: £6249 Blue Water Price from: £7049 Blue Water Price from: £8049
    • Dec 12th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: Mekong Navigator From: £4549
      Superior Suite Vista Suite Signature Suite Prestige Suite Grande Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £5199 Brochure Price from: £5599 Brochure Price from: £6499 Brochure Price from: £7399
      Blue Water Price from: £4549 Blue Water Price from: £5149 Blue Water Price from: £5549 Blue Water Price from: £6449 Blue Water Price from: £7349
    • Dec 18th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: Mekong Navigator From: £5249
      Superior Suite Vista Suite Signature Suite Prestige Suite Grande Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5299 Brochure Price from: £5899 Brochure Price from: £6299 Brochure Price from: £7099 Brochure Price from: £8099
      Blue Water Price from: £5249 Blue Water Price from: £5849 Blue Water Price from: £6249 Blue Water Price from: £7049 Blue Water Price from: £8049

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 2nd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £5649
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5699 Brochure Price from: £7599 Brochure Price from: £8699
      Blue Water Price from: £5649 Blue Water Price from: £7549 Blue Water Price from: £8649
    • Jan 8th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £6149
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6199 Brochure Price from: £8099 Brochure Price from: £9199
      Blue Water Price from: £6149 Blue Water Price from: £8049 Blue Water Price from: £9149
    • Jan 16th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £6149
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6199 Brochure Price from: £8099 Brochure Price from: £9199
      Blue Water Price from: £6149 Blue Water Price from: £8049 Blue Water Price from: £9149
    • Jan 22nd - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £4649
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4699 Brochure Price from: £6599 Brochure Price from: £7699
      Blue Water Price from: £4649 Blue Water Price from: £6549 Blue Water Price from: £7649
    • Jan 30th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £5649
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5699 Brochure Price from: £7599 Brochure Price from: £8699
      Blue Water Price from: £5649 Blue Water Price from: £7549 Blue Water Price from: £8649
  • February
    • Feb 5th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £5549
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5599 Brochure Price from: £7099 Brochure Price from: £8299
      Blue Water Price from: £5549 Blue Water Price from: £7049 Blue Water Price from: £8249
    • Feb 13th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £6249
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6299 Brochure Price from: £8199 Brochure Price from: £9299
      Blue Water Price from: £6249 Blue Water Price from: £8149 Blue Water Price from: £9249
    • Feb 19th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £5949
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5999 Brochure Price from: £7899 Brochure Price from: £8999
      Blue Water Price from: £5949 Blue Water Price from: £7849 Blue Water Price from: £8949
    • Feb 27th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £5649
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5699 Brochure Price from: £7599 Brochure Price from: £8699
      Blue Water Price from: £5649 Blue Water Price from: £7549 Blue Water Price from: £8649
  • March
    • Mar 4th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £6149
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6199 Brochure Price from: £8099 Brochure Price from: £9199
      Blue Water Price from: £6149 Blue Water Price from: £8049 Blue Water Price from: £9149
    • Mar 12th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £6149
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6199 Brochure Price from: £8099 Brochure Price from: £9199
      Blue Water Price from: £6149 Blue Water Price from: £8049 Blue Water Price from: £9149
    • Mar 18th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £6149
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6199 Brochure Price from: £8099 Brochure Price from: £9199
      Blue Water Price from: £6149 Blue Water Price from: £8049 Blue Water Price from: £9149
  • September
    • Sep 16th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £5849
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5899 Brochure Price from: £7799 Brochure Price from: £8899
      Blue Water Price from: £5849 Blue Water Price from: £7749 Blue Water Price from: £8849
    • Sep 24th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £5349
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5399 Brochure Price from: £7299 Brochure Price from: £8399
      Blue Water Price from: £5349 Blue Water Price from: £7249 Blue Water Price from: £8349
    • Sep 30th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £5949
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5999 Brochure Price from: £7899 Brochure Price from: £8999
      Blue Water Price from: £5949 Blue Water Price from: £7849 Blue Water Price from: £8949
  • October
    • Oct 22nd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £6449
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6499 Brochure Price from: £8399 Brochure Price from: £9499
      Blue Water Price from: £6449 Blue Water Price from: £8349 Blue Water Price from: £9449
    • Oct 28th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £5649
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5699 Brochure Price from: £7599 Brochure Price from: £8699
      Blue Water Price from: £5649 Blue Water Price from: £7549 Blue Water Price from: £8649
  • November
    • Nov 5th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £6149
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6199 Brochure Price from: £8099 Brochure Price from: £9199
      Blue Water Price from: £6149 Blue Water Price from: £8049 Blue Water Price from: £9149
    • Nov 11th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £6149
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6199 Brochure Price from: £8099 Brochure Price from: £9199
      Blue Water Price from: £6149 Blue Water Price from: £8049 Blue Water Price from: £9149
  • December
    • Dec 3rd - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £6071
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £6121 Brochure Price from: £8021 Brochure Price from: £9121
      Blue Water Price from: £6071 Blue Water Price from: £7971 Blue Water Price from: £9071
    • Dec 9th - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £4745
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4795 Brochure Price from: £6695 Brochure Price from: £7795
      Blue Water Price from: £4745 Blue Water Price from: £6645 Blue Water Price from: £7745
    • Dec 17th - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap - Sailing on: Mekong Jewel From: £4945
      Suite Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4995 Brochure Price from: £6895 Brochure Price from: £7995
      Blue Water Price from: £4945 Blue Water Price from: £6845 Blue Water Price from: £7945

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin.
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