Treasures of the Mekong

15 Days
Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City
From (GBP)
£ 6,290
£ 5,980
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2020/2021 Siem Reap > Ho Chi Minh City

Travel downstream on our reverse itinerary

Why not embark on our downstream itinerary, where you will begin in Siem Reap and conclude in Ho Chi Minh City, with alternative stops at Angkor Ban and Silk Island along the way.
Search out the 12th-century masterpiece that is Angkor Wat, take in the wonders of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, and visit the magnificent Royal Palace. Discover the historic towns of Tan Chau and Sa Dec before winding your way to lively Ho Chi Minh City.

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Depart UK

    Fly from a choice of UK airports on selected airlines, including Emirates and Singapore Airlines.

  2. Day 2 - Siem Reap

    Arrive at your hotel, your stylish home for a three night Special Stay located in the heart of Siem Reap.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Siem Reap

    Freechoice

    Discover Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or admire the skills on display at Artisans D’Angkor. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal), take a tuk tuk ride to the markets, or take a tethered balloon ride above Angkor Wat (weather dependent) before visiting Pouk Silk Farm.

    Later visit the colossal Angkor Wat.

    Enrich

    Take your Premium Reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Siem Reap

    Enrich

    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.

    Visit the atmospheric, jungle covered Ta Prohm Temple, before stopping at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.

    Enrich

    Be wowed by a mystical themed Gala Dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candlelit temple ruins.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Siem Reap > Mekong Cruise

    Discover Cambodia’s rural countryside on your drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits. 

    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.

    Freechoice

    Learn 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 betel nut village.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Angkor Ban > Silk Island > Phnom Penh

    Upon arrival in Angkor Ban, explore its historical rural wooden houses, which survived the Khmer Rouge, and visit the local pagoda to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns

    Enrich

    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 downstream to Koh Dach Island dedicated to the art of silk weaving before continuing your cruise to Phnom Penh.

    Sundowners

    Enjoy a cocktail reception on the Sun Deck against the backdrop of Phnom Penh’s lights as the ship sails towards the capital at sunset.

    Enrich

    Later this evening revel in our Phnom Penh by City Lights tour, giving you an insight to the nightlife of the capital before stopping at a distillery for an exclusive tour and tasting behind closed doors.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Phnom Penh

    Freechoice

    Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings by tuk tuk, visit the Central Market as well as the city’s modern architecture.

    This afternoon is at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Phnom Penh > Tan Chau

    Marvel at the Royal Palace, featuring the famous Silver Pagoda, on your included visit. The afternoon take advantage of the facilities of the most luxurious ship on the Mekong as you set sail for the Cambodian and Vietnamese border.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Tan Chau

    Freechoice

    Stay in Tan Chau to visit Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. In Chau Doc visit Vinh Te canal and a family-operated fish farm followed by Tây An Temple at Sam Mountain or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

    Enjoy a free afternoon cruising to Sa Dec.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Sa Dec > Cai Be

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

    Freechoice

    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 learn how to make cocktails on board.

    Enjoy a farewell dinner on board as you sail to My Tho.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

    Drive to Ho Chi Minh City and visit the War Museum before an orientation tour around your hotel for a two night stay. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

    Freechoice Dining

    Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon, or a meal in the surroundings of an old colonial house or a restaurant specialising in Saigon street food. Alternatively, dine at one of your hotel’s restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Ho Chi Minh City

    Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. After lunch visit the Reunification Palace and War Museum. Reminisce with your fellow travellers during your farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Ho Chi Minh City

    Depart with many cherished memories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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