Luxury Mekong & Temple Discovery

Enjoy a 14 night river cruise and tour through Vietnam and Cambodia with a special Gala Dinner at an Angkor Temple on your last night in Siem Reap

14 Days
Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City
From (GBP)
£ 4,895
£ 4,404
Dates & Pricing

2018/2019 Siem Reap > Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Map
Tour Code:
DVMR
Duration:
14 days
Departure City:
Siem Reap
Return City:
Ho Chi Minh City

14 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Depart UK

    Fly from a choice of UK airports on selected airlines, including emirates via Dubai, from London Heathrow, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester or Newcastle. Alternatively, Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow or Manchester.

  2. Day 2 - Siem Reap

    Arrive at your hotel in Siem Reap, your stylish home for a three night Special Stay. Enjoy the day at leisure until tonight when you meet your Scenic Tour Director and fellow travelling companions at your welcome briefing and dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Siem Reap

    Begin the day with a visit to the colossal Angkor Wat, before exploring at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple.  See the Elephant Terrace before enjoying your refreshing Khmer lunch. Later visit the atmospheric Ta Prohm Temple as seen in the film Tomb Raider.

    Take your reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Siem Reap

    Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by an NGO supported local bakery school.

    Discover the temple of Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or explore Beng Mealea temples and the Artisans D’Angkor Handicraft Centre. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal) to view the floating villages or take a tethered balloon ride (weather dependent) to experience the spectacular aerial view above Angkor Wat.

    Be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Siem Reap > Mekong Cruise

    Discover the rural side of Cambodia on your drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits, with stops at the Khmer bridge at Kampong Kdei, Kampong Thom and a stone cutters village.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham

    Walk (or drive) to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Sail downstream to Kampong Cham.

    Learn about the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or spend your time visiting a rubber plantation factory and beetle nut village.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Kampong Tralach > Oudong > Kho Chen

    Arrive in Kampong Tralach and experience an ox cart ride through a local village and fields. Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns.

    Receive a blessing from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before partaking in a ceremony, which contributes to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

    Later sail down Tonle River and wander through the silversmith village of Kho Chen.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Phnom Penh

    Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, by Tuk Tuk explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and Central Market.

    Immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Enjoy a guided history tour followed by an indulgent high tea prepared in front of you by the hotel’s chefs, all whilst sipping on your signature cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship viewing the floodlit Independence Monument en-route.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Phnom Penh > Tan Chau

    Marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. The afternoon is at your leisure to take advantage of the facilities of the most luxurious ship on the Mekong as you set sail for the border. Celebrate arriving in Vietnam with your themed evening dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Tan Chau

    Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. Alternatively visit the Tay An temple located at the foot of Sam mountain and visit a family-operated fish farm or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

    Whilst sailing to Sa Dec take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy the solitude on your private balcony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Sa Dec > Cai Be

    Immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore its lively market. Stop for tea at the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.

    Visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a traditional house in the area. Alternatively savour afternoon tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board for your special Freechoice activity.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Mekong Cruise > Ho Chi Minh City

    Transfer to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Ho Chi Minh City

    Transfer to Ho Chi Minh treasuring many wonderful memories and transfer to the airport for your flight home with your chosen airline.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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