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A Mekong Experience

13 days Fully Inclusive Classic Group Tour

A Mekong Experience

With four nights to soak up the sights and sounds of the mighty Mekong on a relaxed cruise, on this tour you'll also discover the beauty of southern Vietnam. Packed with memorable moments and cultural experiences, discover vibrant Saigon, explore the lush waterways of the Mekong Delta and stand awestruck before the magnificent temples of Angkor in charming Cambodia.

Please Note: The uppermost level of Bayon Temple will be undergoing restorations from January 2020 and may last several years. During this maintenance period passengers will be unable to access this area but can continue to enjoy the impressive architecture from the lower two levels.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 11 , Lunches: 10 , Dinners: 11
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    11 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Visas
    Visa fees & processing for Australian passports
  • Cruise
    Victoria Mekong Cruise
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 24
  • Physical Rating 1
    A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
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    Walking, some steps and time on your feet.
Classic Group Tour
13 DAYS
From $6,880PP
Saigon (2N) - Can Tho - Victoria Mekong Ship (4N) - Vam Nao - Tan Chau - Phnom Penh (1N) - Siem Reap (4N)
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Tour Highlights

Our A Mekong Experience tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Day by Day Itinerary

Saigon (2N) - Can Tho - Victoria Mekong Ship (4N) - Vam Nao - Tan Chau - Phnom Penh (1N) - Siem Reap (4N)
  • Day 1
    Fly To Saigon
    Dinner
    Day 1: Fly To Saigon

    Fly to Saigon, Vietnam's largest and most evocative city. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    Dinner
  • Day 2
    Discover Saigon
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 2: Discover Saigon

    This morning, visit the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels to learn the history of the Viet Cong and their guerrilla tactics during the Vietnam War. Return to Saigon, a vibrant, modern city with a treasure trove of fascinating heritage. See the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral, visit the magnificent Central Post Office, and the chilling War Remnants Museum. There'll also be a coffee break at one of Saigon's best coffee workshops. Dinner this evening will be at Noir, a restaurant that supports Saigon's visually impaired, for a sensory dining experience!

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    To The Mekong Delta
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 3: To The Mekong Delta

    Transfer to the meeting point to board a Victoria Mekong shuttle to Can Tho, stopping en route in Cai Be for a delicious local lunch at Le Longanier Restaurant. Board the Victoria Mekong which, after a welcome briefing, will cast off into the waters of the Mekong Delta. Relax with a sundowner on deck and sit down to a sumptuous gala dinner whilst enjoying a performance of Don Ca Tai Tu – traditional music of the Mekong. Drop anchor at Tiger Island.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Tiger Island And Floating Market
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 4: Tiger Island And Floating Market

    Cruise upstream to Long Xuyen and disembark to visit a floating market and a local museum. After lunch, enjoy an excursion on Tiger island to explore the island by sampan, visiting local industries. Sit down to dinner and evening entertainment before retiring to your cabin. Drop anchor at Vam Nao.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Tan Chau
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 5: Tan Chau

    Cast off early to arrive in Tan Chau. On arrival, head to shore to visit a colourful Cao Dai temple and a silk-making village, where you'll learn all about the traditional manufacturing process, by xe loi (local rickshaw). Eat lunch back on the ship before more shore excursions around Tan Chau. This evening features a thrilling lion dance performance!

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    Into Cambodia
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 6: Into Cambodia

    Today, the Victoria Mekong will pass over the border into Cambodia and sail towards Phnom Penh. Spend a relaxed day enjoying the passing scenery and a wealth of on-board activities, such as lectures and cocktail making. In the late afternoon, dock at Phnom Penh's Sisowath Quay where, this evening, you will be entertained with a traditional Cambodian Apsara performance. Sip a farewell cocktail before a final gala dinner.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    Disembark In Phnom Penh
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 7: Disembark In Phnom Penh

    Enjoy breakfast on the ship before disembarking and bidding farewell to the Victoria Mekong. Board a cyclo and head from the pier into the heart of the city to visit the magnificent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda before perusing the treasures of the National Museum. After a final stop at Wat Phnom, enjoy a cold glass of local beer with beautiful views over the riverfront.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    Explore Phnom Penh
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 8: Explore Phnom Penh

    Spend the morning confronting Phnom Penh's tragic past with visits to Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields to learn about the regime of Pol Pot. Later, fly to Siem Reap, the gateway to the Temples of Angkor.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    The Temples Of Angkor
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 9: The Temples Of Angkor

    Journey into the old city of Angkor Thom. At its heart is the enigmatic Bayon, a breathtaking temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. Admire the Elephant Terrace and Terrace of the Leper King before continuing to the atmospheric Ta Prohm. The rest of the day is dedicated to Angkor Wat, the most magnificent and best preserved of all of Angkor's treasures. As the sun sets, float peacefully on the moat that surrounds Angkor Thom, soaking up the atmosphere.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Tonle Sap
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 10: Tonle Sap

    Travel to the shores of Tonle Sap and visit the floating village of Kampong Phluk (Oct to Feb) or Chong Kneas (Mar to Sep). Stop at Chansar village for a glimpse at rural life before visiting the home of a local Khmer family. This evening, sit down to a rollicking performance of the Phare Cambodian Circus.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Local Cooking Class
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 11: Local Cooking Class

    This morning, take a tuk tuk to join fellow chefs in a cooking class held in a traditional-style Cambodian house. Visit a fresh produce market to shop for your ingredients, before learning to prepare authentic Khmer food. You’ll then get to dine on the delicious meal you made.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 12-13
    Depart Siem Reap
    Breakfast
    Days 12-13: Depart Siem Reap

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the following day.

    Breakfast
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Accommodation

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

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When to go

The best times to visit Vietnam as a whole are the spring (March and April) and autumn (September to December).

City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 22
    30
    26
  • 9
  • Mekong Delta
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 0
  • Phnom Penh
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 26
  • Saigon
  • 21
    32
    26
  • 14
  • Siem Reap
  • 21
    31
    26
  • 4
  • Tan Chau
  • 13
    19
    16
  • 22
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 22
    31
    27
  • 3
  • Mekong Delta
  • 23
    33
    28
  • 0
  • Phnom Penh
  • 23
    33
    28
  • 12
  • Saigon
  • 22
    33
    28
  • 4
  • Siem Reap
  • 23
    33
    28
  • 6
  • Tan Chau
  • 16
    22
    19
  • 19
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 23
    33
    28
  • 12
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 2
  • Phnom Penh
  • 24
    35
    30
  • 58
  • Saigon
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 10
  • Siem Reap
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 27
  • Tan Chau
  • 18
    24
    21
  • 43
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 43
  • Mekong Delta
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 5
  • Phnom Penh
  • 25
    35
    30
  • 101
  • Saigon
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 50
  • Siem Reap
  • 26
    35
    31
  • 84
  • Tan Chau
  • 22
    28
    25
  • 71
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 24
    33
    29
  • 167
  • Mekong Delta
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 54
  • Phnom Penh
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 112
  • Saigon
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 218
  • Siem Reap
  • 26
    34
    30
  • 188
  • Tan Chau
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 139
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 182
  • Mekong Delta
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 83
  • Phnom Penh
  • 25
    34
    29
  • 177
  • Saigon
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 312
  • Siem Reap
  • 26
    33
    30
  • 205
  • Tan Chau
  • 26
    34
    30
  • 190
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 24
    31
    27
  • 225
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    33
    28
  • 82
  • Phnom Penh
  • 25
    32
    29
  • 196
  • Saigon
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 294
  • Siem Reap
  • 26
    32
    29
  • 233
  • Tan Chau
  • 26
    34
    30
  • 241
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 171
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 91
  • Phnom Penh
  • 25
    32
    29
  • 172
  • Saigon
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 270
  • Siem Reap
  • 25
    32
    29
  • 245
  • Tan Chau
  • 26
    33
    29
  • 221
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 24
    30
    27
  • 278
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 82
  • Phnom Penh
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 249
  • Saigon
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 327
  • Siem Reap
  • 26
    31
    28
  • 269
  • Tan Chau
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 158
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 25
    30
    27
  • 250
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 117
  • Phnom Penh
  • 24
    31
    27
  • 319
  • Saigon
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 267
  • Siem Reap
  • 25
    31
    28
  • 176
  • Tan Chau
  • 23
    30
    26
  • 86
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 24
    30
    27
  • 168
  • Mekong Delta
  • 23
    32
    28
  • 31
  • Phnom Penh
  • 23
    30
    26
  • 135
  • Saigon
  • 23
    31
    27
  • 116
  • Siem Reap
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 62
  • Tan Chau
  • 19
    27
    23
  • 42
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 23
    29
    26
  • 52
  • Mekong Delta
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 4
  • Phnom Penh
  • 22
    30
    26
  • 80
  • Saigon
  • 21
    31
    26
  • 48
  • Siem Reap
  • 22
    30
    26
  • 12
  • Tan Chau
  • 15
    22
    18
  • 26

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    • Flight Inclusive rates only: These include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Correct as of 1 August 2023. Please note supplements may apply if lead in economy rates are not available.
    • Customary tipping amount of approximately US$55pp (AU$82pp) is paid locally in Vietnam.
    • Depending on airline schedules, you may depart and/or arrive on Day 2. Extra nights' accommodation (pre or post tour) or stopovers may be required at an additional cost.
    • Flight Inclusive rates only: Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities and flight upgrades available on request.
    • Price listed is based on new bookings only

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    • International flights and current taxes (excluded if a land only option is selected)
    • All Meals (refer to itinerary)
    • Domestic transportation
    • Touring with guides and entrance fees
    • 4-star accommodation
    • Visa fees for Australian passport holders

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