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+44 1756 706500

Vietnam and the Riches of the Mekong

This superb holiday covers the main sights of Vietnam and Cambodia and includes 7-nights on the Mekong, hotel stays in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap for the temple at Angkor Wat and an overnight stay on a junk in Ha Long Bay. Includes return flights from the UK and overseas transfers, guided shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner on board

Fly Cruise
17 nights from £3713pp

Cruise and Land Tour Holiday
  • Ha Long Bay
  • Temple of Angkor Wat
  • Stilt houses at Siem Reap
  • Tonle Sap lake

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Vietnam and the Riches of the Mekong Special Offer

Your journey begins with a 2-night stay in Vietnam's bustling capital, Hanoi. Explore the vibrant city on a sightseeing tour visiting the most famous historical and cultural sites before taking a rickshaw in the Old Quarter. Depart Hanoi and visit the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay, for an overnight cruise and stay on a contemporary Junk, cruising through the Bay's islands and scenery.

A short flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia, brings you to the gateway of the ancient Khmer empire. Spend three nights touring the temples of Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A highlight is the temple of Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious temple and once the base of the Khmer kingdom.

Embark the luxurious AmaLotus for your 7-night Mekong cruise. Visit rural villages, historic pagodas, floating markets and a Buddhist monastery on excursions as you cruise along the Mekong. Two nights in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh includes excursions to the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, and the infamous 'killing fields'.

Further downriver take local boats to visit the famous floating markets before reaching My Tho Port and transferring to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) for a two night stay, with included visit to the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels built during the Vietnam War.

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Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Hanoi (Vietnam)

Overnight flight from the UK to Hanoi.

Day 2 - Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam's vibrant capital city, known for its graceful colonial architecture, frenetic streets, verdant parks and ancient temples. Transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city on your own, or perhaps, visit the fabled Old Quarter.

Day 3 - Hanoi

A morning sightseeing tour will take you to Hanoi's most famous historical and cultural sites: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, One-pillar Pagoda and The Temple of Literature. In the afternoon, experience an authentic rickshaw ride in the Old Quarter, followed by a traditional water puppet show. (B)

Day 4 - Hanoi - Halong Bay

After breakfast, depart Hanoi for a scenic coach ride to one of Vietnam's most renowned locations, Ha Long Bay. Board a contemporary Junk that combines classic beauty with modern conveniences. Set sail to discover the Bay's magnificent scenery set amidst stunning limestone cliffs. That evening, enjoy dinner on board and overnight on the Junk. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Siem Reap (Cambodia)

This morning, your Ha Long Bay Junk continues its scenic cruising while a delightful breakfast is served in the dining lounge. Late morning, disembark for a coach transfer to Hanoi Airport. After a short flight, arrive in Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor, the former capital of the Khmer empire and one of the most renowned archaeological sites in all of South East Asia. (B,L)

Day 6 - Siem Reap - Angkor

After breakfast, begin a guided sightseeing tour of the Angkor Archaelogical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include the Angkor Thom, the newly restored Baphuon Temple, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King and the Bayon. This afternoon, travel through the rural countryside to visit the pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei, known as the shrine of the women. Afterwards, visit an English-language school in the village of Ta Toum then enjoy a special show at your hotel featuring local Cambodia/Khmer folk dancers. (B,D)

Day 7 - Siem Reap - Angkor

This morning we will visit the most iconic of all Angkorian temples - Angkor Wat. The world's largest religious temple complex was built in the early 12th century by the Khmer King Suryavarman II and dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. (B,D)

Day 8 - Siem Reap - Kampong Cham

Welcome aboard your luxurious vessel, moored at Kampong Cham. Board a coach and head to the Twin Mountains, known as Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei. In Khmer legend, the mountains were formed as a result of competition between men and women of an ancient Cambodian kingdom to resolve which would be responsible for wedding proposals. Later, join your fellow guests for an evening Welcome Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Angkor Ban - Oknhatay

This morning, enjoy a walking tour to the village of Angkor Ban, one of the few not destroyed under the Khmer Rouge regime. People still live in traditional wooden homes stood on stilts and rely on architecture. Later, re-join the ship and cruise to Oknhatey or 'Silk Island' on the banks of the Mekong. It is renowned for its silk weaving. During your time here, head to a local elementary school and observe traditional silk weaving. Please note: Angkor Ban may be inaccessible between August and September, so Wat Hanchey will replace it as the port of call.

Day 10 - Oudong - Kampong Tralach - Phnom Penh

This morning, travel to Oudong and enjoy a tour of a monastery to receive a special Buddhist blessing. Enjoy an oxcart ride through the rice paddies surrounding Kampong Tralach. Later, your ship departs for the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh where there is an afternoon tuk tuk tour. Return to the ship for dinner an an onboard Khmer folk performance by local children. Moor overnight in Phnom Penh. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Phnom Penh

This morning's excursion visits the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng S21 detention centre. There is also the option to visit the Central Market. After lunch, join a guided tour of the city's sights, including the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Phnom Penh - Tan Chau (Vietnam)

Spend a day cruising the Mekong River and crossing the border into Vietnam. Your vessel moors at the small town of Tan Chau, Vietnam. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Tan Chau - Sa Dec

This morning, visit the beautiful town of Tan Chau, barely touched by tourism. Enjoy a traditional trishaw ride around town with stops at silk-making and rattan mat workshops, followed by a boat trip along the narrow channels of the Mekong to 'Evergreen Island'. Alternatively, enjoy the boat trip and return to Tan Chau where you'll visit a rattan mat workshop. Return to the ship and cruise to Sa Dec. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Sa Dec - Xeo Quyt - Cai Be

Once ashore, you will tour Sa Dec, noteworthy as the town where the French writer Marguerite Dumas spent many years in her youth. Visit a local market and the house of Mr. Huynh Thuy Le, Dura's Chinese paramour, which is now a small museum. Afterwards board a motor coach for the 1-hour ride to Xeo Quyt, used as a base during the French and U.S. wars and now an important ecological site, with its jungle overgrowth. Visit candy and rice paper making workshops or visit Kiet Old House. In the evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner onboard. (B,L,D)

Day 15 - Ho Chi Minh City

Your cruise comes to an end as the ship docks at My Tho Port, followed by a transfer to Ho Chi Minh City. It is Vietnam's largest city and an industrial, cultural and educational hub which still retains vestiges of its colonial past. Upon arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, you will enjoy a city tour with highlights including the former Presidential Palace, Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral. Overnight at a luxurious hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. (B,L)

Day 16 - Ho Chi Minh City

Spend the morning at the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels built during the Vietnam War. Spend the afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 17 - Ho Chi Minh City - UK

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK. (B)

Day 18 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

The sequence and duration of visits may vary due to tides, river conditions, and national holidays. Please note during low water season transfer from Siem Reap by coach to embark the ship at Prek Kdam.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms with balconies
  • 2 nights accommodation in Hanoi at the Sofitel Legend Metropole (or similar)
  • Overnight stay on board a luxurious Junk in Ha Long Bay
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort (or similar)
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza (or similar)
  • Return flights from London or Manchester (other airports are available at a supplement) and overseas transfers
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Complimentary local beer, house-brand spirits and soft drinks on board
  • Unlimited wine with lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Cocktail Party and Dinner
  • Port Charges

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas - required for Vietnam and Cambodia
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 13th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £4563
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £4613 Brochure Price from: £5131 Brochure Price from: £5353 Brochure Price from: £5723 Brochure Price from: £6760
      Blue Water Price from: £4563 Blue Water Price from: £5081 Blue Water Price from: £5303 Blue Water Price from: £5673 Blue Water Price from: £6710
  • August
    • Aug 3rd - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3713
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £4613 Brochure Price from: £5131 Brochure Price from: £5353 Brochure Price from: £5723 Brochure Price from: £6760
      Blue Water Price from: £3713 Blue Water Price from: £4231 Blue Water Price from: £4453 Blue Water Price from: £4823 Blue Water Price from: £5860
    • Aug 17th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3787
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £4687 Brochure Price from: £5205 Brochure Price from: £5427 Brochure Price from: £5797 Brochure Price from: £6834
      Blue Water Price from: £3787 Blue Water Price from: £4305 Blue Water Price from: £4527 Blue Water Price from: £4897 Blue Water Price from: £5934
    • Aug 31st - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3935
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £4835 Brochure Price from: £5353 Brochure Price from: £5575 Brochure Price from: £5945 Brochure Price from: £6982
      Blue Water Price from: £3935 Blue Water Price from: £4453 Blue Water Price from: £4675 Blue Water Price from: £5045 Blue Water Price from: £6082
  • September
    • Sep 28th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £4282
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £4982 Brochure Price from: £5500 Brochure Price from: £5722 Brochure Price from: £6092 Brochure Price from: £7129
      Blue Water Price from: £4282 Blue Water Price from: £4800 Blue Water Price from: £5022 Blue Water Price from: £5392 Blue Water Price from: £6429
  • October
    • Oct 26th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £4932
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £4982 Brochure Price from: £5500 Brochure Price from: £5722 Brochure Price from: £6095 Brochure Price from: £7129
      Blue Water Price from: £4932 Blue Water Price from: £5450 Blue Water Price from: £5672 Blue Water Price from: £5392 Blue Water Price from: £7079
  • November
    • Nov 9th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £4932
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £4982 Brochure Price from: £5500 Brochure Price from: £5722 Brochure Price from: £6092 Brochure Price from: £7129
      Blue Water Price from: £4932 Blue Water Price from: £5450 Blue Water Price from: £5672 Blue Water Price from: £6042 Blue Water Price from: £7079
    • Nov 23rd - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £4932
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £4982 Brochure Price from: £5500 Brochure Price from: £5722 Brochure Price from: £6092 Brochure Price from: £7129
      Blue Water Price from: £4932 Blue Water Price from: £5450 Blue Water Price from: £5672 Blue Water Price from: £6042 Blue Water Price from: £7079
  • December
    • Dec 7th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £4432
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £5132 Brochure Price from: £5650 Brochure Price from: £5872 Brochure Price from: £6242 Brochure Price from: £7279
      Blue Water Price from: £4432 Blue Water Price from: £4950 Blue Water Price from: £5172 Blue Water Price from: £5542 Blue Water Price from: £6579
    • Dec 21st - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £4506
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £5206 Brochure Price from: £5724 Brochure Price from: £5946 Brochure Price from: £6316 Brochure Price from: £7353
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 4th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £5006
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £5056 Brochure Price from: £5574 Brochure Price from: £5796 Brochure Price from: £6166 Brochure Price from: £7203
      Blue Water Price from: £5006 Blue Water Price from: £5524 Blue Water Price from: £5746 Blue Water Price from: £6116 Blue Water Price from: £7153
    • Jan 18th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £5006
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £5056 Brochure Price from: £5574 Brochure Price from: £5796 Brochure Price from: £6166 Brochure Price from: £7203
      Blue Water Price from: £5006 Blue Water Price from: £5524 Blue Water Price from: £5746 Blue Water Price from: £6116 Blue Water Price from: £7153
  • February
    • Feb 1st - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £5006
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £5056 Brochure Price from: £5574 Brochure Price from: £5796 Brochure Price from: £6166 Brochure Price from: £7203
      Blue Water Price from: £5006 Blue Water Price from: £5524 Blue Water Price from: £5746 Blue Water Price from: £6116 Blue Water Price from: £7153
    • Feb 15th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £5006
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £5056 Brochure Price from: £5574 Brochure Price from: £5796 Brochure Price from: £6166 Brochure Price from: £7203
      Blue Water Price from: £5006 Blue Water Price from: £5524 Blue Water Price from: £5746 Blue Water Price from: £6116 Blue Water Price from: £7153
  • March
    • Mar 1st - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £5082
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £5132 Brochure Price from: £5650 Brochure Price from: £5872 Brochure Price from: £6242 Brochure Price from: £7279
      Blue Water Price from: £5082 Blue Water Price from: £5600 Blue Water Price from: £5822 Blue Water Price from: £6192 Blue Water Price from: £7229
    • Mar 15th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £4933
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £4983 Brochure Price from: £5501 Brochure Price from: £5723 Brochure Price from: £6093 Brochure Price from: £7130
      Blue Water Price from: £4933 Blue Water Price from: £5451 Blue Water Price from: £5673 Blue Water Price from: £6043 Blue Water Price from: £7080
    • Mar 29th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £4785
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £4835 Brochure Price from: £5353 Brochure Price from: £5575 Brochure Price from: £5945 Brochure Price from: £6982
      Blue Water Price from: £4785 Blue Water Price from: £5303 Blue Water Price from: £5525 Blue Water Price from: £5895 Blue Water Price from: £6932
  • April
    • Apr 12th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £4637
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £4687 Brochure Price from: £5205 Brochure Price from: £5427 Brochure Price from: £5797 Brochure Price from: £6834
      Blue Water Price from: £4637 Blue Water Price from: £5155 Blue Water Price from: £5377 Blue Water Price from: £5747 Blue Water Price from: £6784

Price Information

  • Single supplements available
Map for Vietnam and the Riches of the Mekong