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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 guided shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner on board

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15 nights from £2967pp

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

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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 visits to the landmarks of this extraordinary city - the 'Paris of the Orient'.

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Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong Itinerary

Day 1 - Hanoi (Vietnam)

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 2 - 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 3 - 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 4 - 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 archeological sites in all of South East Asia. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - Siem Reap - Prek Kdam

Welcome aboard your luxurious vessel, moored at Prek Kdam. The great laake dominates Cambodia and is known for its profuse bird life and tranquil fishing villages. Meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner as you cruise to Kampong Chhnang. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Kampong Chhang - Kampong Tralach - Oudong

After breakfast, a motor boat excursion takes you into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the Tonle Sap river. Enjoy a stunning variety of birdlife, and see numerous great fish traps, some over a half-mile long. This afternoon, enjoy a leisurely walk to the village of Koh Chen where you can visit some home workshops. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - 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 10 - Phnom Penh

This morning's excursion visits the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng S21 detention centre. In 2019, 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 11 - 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 12 - Tan Chau - Sa Dec

This morning, visit the beautiful town of Tan Chau, barely touched by tourism. Board a small boat and cruise through the narrow channels of the Mekong, stopping at "Evergreen Island". Later, visit a workshop that makes rattan mats or opt for the trishaw ride around the town. Return to the ship and cruise to Sa Dec. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - 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 14 - 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 15 - Ho Chi Minh City

Today is free to explore Ho Chi Minh City on your own, perhaps venturing to nearby shops and markets for mementos of your Southeast Asian odyssey. (B)

Day 16 - Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, check out of the hotel. (B)

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. reverse itinerary varies slightly - please contact us for the detailed itinerary

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)
  • 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

  • Flights and transfers - we can arrange these for you
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas - required for Vietnam and Cambodia
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 22nd - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3834
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      Brochure Price from: £3884 Brochure Price from: £4283 Brochure Price from: £4483 Brochure Price from: £4817 Brochure Price from: £5683
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  • February
    • Feb 5th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3834
      Cat C Twin Balcony Cat B Twin Balcony Cat A Twin Balcony Suite Twin Balcony Luxury Suite Twin Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £3884 Brochure Price from: £4283 Brochure Price from: £4483 Brochure Price from: £4817 Brochure Price from: £5683
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    • Feb 19th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3834
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      Brochure Price from: £3884 Brochure Price from: £4283 Brochure Price from: £4483 Brochure Price from: £4817 Brochure Price from: £5683
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  • March
    • Mar 19th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3459
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  • April
    • Apr 2nd - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3326
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    • Apr 16th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2967
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  • August
    • Aug 6th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £2990
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    • Aug 20th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3060
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  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3201
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  • October
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  • November
    • Nov 12th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3983
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  • December
    • Dec 10th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3483
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    • Dec 24th - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Sailing on: AmaDara From: £3703
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Price Information

  • Please note: Guests booking a flight inclusive package will depart a day earlier as it is an overnight flight to Siem Reap.
  • Single supplements available
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