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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3Ho Chi Minh City/SaigonFrench Colonial Buildings, Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, Thien Hau TempleVilla Song, Saigon Park Hyatt
3 - 10My Tho / Mekong DeltaMekong Delta, Fish Markets, Daily Life and CultureThe Jayavarman Cruise, The Jahan cruise 7N/8D: My Tho - Siem Reap
10 - 13Siem ReapAngkor Wat Temple Complex, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tonle Sap Lake, Khmer Architecture, Rice FieldsBelmond La Residence D' Angkor, Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

As soon as you disembark, our representative will meet you at the end of the aerobridge holding a signboard with your name. Our representative will assist you with immigration procedures. After clearing immigration you will be escorted to the baggage claim to collect your luggage and introduce you to your guide/chauffeur who will be waiting outside the terminal.

Transfer from Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon Airport to Hotel

Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon

2 Nights

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), still often referred to as Saigon, was a Khmer seaport in the 17th century before becoming a French colony. Rapid and thrilling and, even with the maddening traffic as cyclo drivers speed under vast neon billboards, you can immerse yourselves in variety at HCMC.

Included Activities

Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City
Explore Saigon, a city that never sleeps! With its vibrant, exciting energy and brimming with people, you’ll quickly notice how modernity has collided with its rich history. The best way to explore Saigon is by foot, as you wander along and witness quaint yet sure French colonial buildings on Dong Khoi Street, also known as Rue Catinat. Witness many other historic landmarks, including the Opera House, the former Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) and the spectacular Presidential Palace. Visit the central Post Office, not to send your postcards home but to witness a magnificent feat of architecture. Want to make a wish? Visit Thien Hau Temple in District 5, where it is the local custom to attach your dreams to an incense coil. Kindly note that it is not possible to visit inside the Notre Dame during church services. (Timings:08:30 hrs- 17:30 hrs ; Private Activity)

Hotel Options
Villa Song – Opt 1
Room1 Sanctuary Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Room1 Park Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 3 - 10

Transfer from Saigon Hotel to Pier (1 hour)

My Tho / Mekong Delta

7 Nights

Named after the river that flows through it, My Tho is the capital city of the Tien Gang province in Southern Vietnam.

Included Activities

Explore Mekong Delta With the Jayavarman Cruise (8 Days/7 Nights)
Explore the emerald and gold land of the Mekong Delta on this extensive week-long cruise trip down the mighty Mekong from Saigon to Siem Reap. Day 1: Enjoy a welcome drink in the lounge in Saigon and start your drive to My Tho on road, where you will board your luxury cruise vessel that will be home for the next week. Check into your staterooms before tiy set sail on the meandering Mekong. Enjoy a lunch buffet in the restaurant following which you can familiarize yourself with the ship. Relax on your private balcony or enjoy sipping tea in the open air bar as you watch a golden sunset. Around dinner time, the ship will reach the town of Cai Be, famous for its Catholic French church and manufacturing of traditional crafts and food products. Day 2: Begin your day with an invigorating Tai Chi class on the sun deck. After a sumptuous breakfast, head out to explore Cai Be. Take in the sights and sounds of the floating market, after which you can learn about the manufacturing of rice paste, rice paper, rice cookies or rice wine in a workshop on the shore. Cruise through the lush and green canal network on a local boat and and observe farmers working in the fields. After lunch on board, you can spend some time at leisure, before the ship reaches Sa Dec. Head out on a traditional sampan towards Binh Thanh Island. Marvel at the scenic beauty of the island and also learn about the process of mat making. Get a glimpse into its life and culture when you speak to the locals. Back on board, you can rejuvenate by taking a dip in the pool, relaxing on the sun deck or indulging in a spa treatment. Enjoy dinner on board after which you can watch a movie during the nightly cinema session. Day 3: After a hearty breakfast, explore Tan Chau, a pleasant, slow-paced town, known for its fish farming, on “xelois” or local taxis. Visit markets, admire the local temples and head to a floating fish farm on a local boat and understand how the process works. Head back to the ship for a fascinating and leisurely cruise through the deep Cambodian countryside towards Phnom Penh. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure – you could simply relax or partake in a cooking class before savoring afternoon tea. Enjoy dinner, before you can head out to explore Phnom Penh on your own. Day 4: Spend your morning exploring the history and culture of Phnom Penh. You can be part of a guided tour that takes you the major historical landmarks or explore the city on your own before you rejoin the group. After lunch in town, immerse yourself in the cultural sights of the city. End your tour with a cycle ride back to the ship. Rest awhile in your room before you head to savor cocktails at the sun deck or the open bar. Enjoy an illuminating lecture followed by a barbeque dinner and a traditional dance performance. Day 5: The ship will depart early to the Angkor Ban village up the Mekong River. After breakfast, visit the village, known for its unspoiled community and beautiful, traditional houses. Post lunch, visit a local school to understand more about the education of the young Cambodian generation (the project is funded by an NGO). Travel by road to the enchanting pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey and the tiny colorful monastery of Wat Nokor. Day 6: During breakfast, the ship will sail to the island of Koh Oknha Tey, known for its high class silk products. Explore the island on tuk tuk and learn all about silk making at a workshop. After lunch on board, participate in the Monks’ blessing ceremony. The ship will then pass through the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle River towards Kampong Tralach to reach Kampong Tralach. Day 7: After a buffet breakfast take a local boat to the shore to explore Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia’s “water world”, where everything is on sticks balanced on water rich soil. Go on a walking tour in a village and learn about Khmer style pottery and the making of palm sugar. After lunch on board, the ship will cruise into the Great Tonle Lake – the biggest freshwater lake in Asia – and make its way towards Siem Reap. Enjoy a farewell dinner with drinks, music and dancing. Day 8: Disembark the ship and take a local boat to the shore, passing a vast floating community. You will arrive at the Siem Reap pier around 0900 hrs and will be transferred to the drop-off point in the city center. (8 Days/7 Nights; All meals included; Fitness level: Easy).

Jahan Cruise from My Tho to Angkor Wat: 8 Days/7 Nights
Explore the Mekong Delta on this leisurely weeklong cruise from Saigon to Siem Reap, via Cai Be, Tan Chau, Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham and Kampong Chhnang. Your river cruise begins from My Tho, near Saigon. Settled into your spacious cabin, wake up to Tai Chi sessions every morning, followed by a sumptuous breakfast spreads. Each day brings new opportunities to explore and discover charming villages on the riverbank, including Cai Be, famous for its ‘floating market’ of boats that ply the town’s dense network of canals. Along the way, hop aboard traditional sampans (boats) and visit local workshops that make rice paper, wine and rattan furniture, fish farms, markets, temples and picturesque villages. In your free time, pamper yourself with spa treatments, swim in the open air pool, enjoy high tea or sign up for cooking lessons from the chef. Your evenings are spent with watching movie screenings and enjoying romantic al fresco dinners on the deck. Once you dock at Phnom Penh, board a tour bus and set out to discover historic sites, glittering architecture as well as the avant-garde restaurant. Back on board, you’ll be regaled with a fascinating talk on Cambodian history by an eminent professor from the Royal University, followed by a classical music and dance performance during dinner. As you drop anchor at the untouched village of Angkor Ban, discover authentic Khmer culture and architecture, or sail further to visit a local school and ancient monasteries perched along the Mekong. Also, on your itinerary are visits to Cambodian silk workshops as well as a blessing ceremony by monks who come onboard for a while. Further upriver, the ‘water world’ of Kampong Chhnang offers a spectacular floating kingdom you can explore on boat. On your final evening, savor a special farewell dinner with music and dance as you drop anchor near Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor Wat.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Cabin
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCruise
RoomDeluxe
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleCruise
Day 10 - 13

Pier - Siem Reap Hotel

Siem Reap

3 Nights

Siem Reap is a most marvellous window to the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Angkor Temple complex, with its fascinating Khmer architecture in varying states of preservation.

Included Activities

Private Tour of Angkor’s Temples
Discover the important temples within the magnificent Angkor Archaeological Park on this fascinating tour. Soak in the gorgeous views of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the temple complex that comprises five spectacular towers and a vast gallery. Stroll to the imposing Angkor Wat temple, a fine example of Khmer architecture, built in the 12th century. At sunrise and sunset, you can see a surreal reflection of this temple in the nearby pool of water! After exploring this gorgeous temple, make your way to the walled city of Angkor Thom where you can find the splendid Bayon temple and other monuments. Saunter on to the Ta Phrom temple that sits tucked within huge fig and silk cotton trees and is known as the jungle temple. Capture stunning images of the ancient ruins with trees growing out, the most distinctive feature of this site. (Full Day; Time: 0700 hrs; Private Activity and Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy. Please dress appropriately for temple visits.)

Hotel Options
RoomJunior Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomPool Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort

Transfer from Hotel to Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 6,790 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 8,090 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 13 days / 12 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon: Highlights of Ho Chi Minh City
    • My Tho / Mekong Delta: Explore Mekong Delta With the Jayavarman Cruise (8 Days/7 Nights)
    • My Tho / Mekong Delta: Jahan Cruise from My Tho to Angkor Wat: 8 Days/7 Nights
    • Siem Reap: Private Tour of Angkor’s Temples
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with chauffeur for the activities specified in the itinerary
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Fees and taxes

Not Included

  • Camera fees
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above
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Vietnam & Cambodia: Cruising the Mekong River

13 days $ 6,790 / person

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