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A Mekong Experience

  • Duration

    13 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
  • Price From

    $6,330pp
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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.

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.

Authentic Experiences

Our A Mekong Experience Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Fly To Saigon

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Days 12-13: Depart Siem Reap

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the following day.

    • Breakfast

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.

  • Muong Thanh Saigon Centre 4 Star Hotel

    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre

    Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel is situated in District 1. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and have a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, slippers and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, indoor swimming pool and free WiFi.

  • Victoria Mekong 4 Star Hotel

    Victoria Mekong

    The Victoria Mekong is a four star river cruise ship offering superior service and elegance. Offering 3-4 night luxury cruising itineraries between Vietnam's Mekong Delta and Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, there is no better way to experience the beauty of the Mekong. Furnished with 33 spacious deluxe cabins, all with private balconies, the ship is also home to a cocktail bar and pool, games room, lounge area and treatment spa.

    • Restaurant
  • Queen Grand Boutique Hotel and Spa 4 Star Hotel

    Queen Grand Boutique Hotel and Spa

    Queen Grand Boutique Hotel and Spa is centrally located in the heart of Phnom Penh, close to a number of the city's major monuments. Featuring an onsite spa offering Khmer massage, a rooftop Jacuzzi, and a sky bar, this modern boutique hotel offers a number of options for relaxation. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available.

    • Wi-Fi
  • Lotus Blanc Resort 5 Star Hotel

    National Road 6, Kruos Village, Krong Siem Reap 17252, Cambodia
    Lotus Blanc Resort

    Perfectly combining a French and Khmer aesthetic, the Lotus Blanc is a 10 minute tuk tuk ride from the lively heart of Siem Reap. Stately but chic, there is a large pool, fitness centre, spa, 3 bars and 3 restaurants serving a variety of local and international dishes. Rooms are expansive, bright and minimalist and boast a balcony, bathroom with rain shower, television, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, armchairs and air-conditioning.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 14mm
  • Can Tho
  • 26°c
  • 9mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 27°c
  • 26mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 4mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 3mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 28°c
  • 12mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 29°c
  • 10mm
  • Can Tho
  • 28°c
  • 12mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 58mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 50mm
  • Can Tho
  • 29°c
  • 43mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 101mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 218mm
  • Can Tho
  • 29°c
  • 167mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 112mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Can Tho
  • 28°c
  • 182mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 177mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 294mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 225mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 196mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 270mm
  • Can Tho
  • 28°c
  • 171mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 172mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 327mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 278mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 28°c
  • 249mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 267mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 250mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 27°c
  • 319mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 27°c
  • 116mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 168mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 26°c
  • 135mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 48mm
  • Can Tho
  • 26°c
  • 52mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 26°c
  • 80mm
A Mekong Experience map

Places Visited: Saigon (2N) - Can Tho - Victoria Mekong Ship (4N) - Vam Nao - Tan Chau - Phnom Penh (1N) - Siem Reap (4N)

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