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Classic Mekong

19 days Fully Inclusive Classic Group Tour

Classic Mekong

Embark on a glorious adventure, starting amongst the magnificent temples of Angkor before boarding a three-night deluxe river cruise down the Mekong. With shore excursions designed to give you an authentic glimpse of local life, cross into Vietnam to discover its many treasures. Explore vibrant Saigon, charming Hoi An and historic Hanoi and sail the waters of Halong Bay.

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: 16 , Lunches: 15 , Dinners: 16
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    16 nights in 3+ star accommodation
  • Visas
    Visa fees & processing for Australian passports
  • Cruise
    Halong Bay 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.
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Classic Group Tour
19 DAYS
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Siem Reap (3N) - Phnom Penh (1N) - Victoria Mekong (4N) - Vam Nao - Can Tho - Saigon (2N) - Hoi An (2N) - Danang - Halong Bay (1N) - Hanoi (3N)
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Tour Highlights

Our Classic Mekong 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

Siem Reap (3N) - Phnom Penh (1N) - Victoria Mekong (4N) - Vam Nao - Can Tho - Saigon (2N) - Hoi An (2N) - Danang - Halong Bay (1N) - Hanoi (3N)
  • Days 1-2
    Fly To Siem Reap
    Dinner
    Days 1-2: Fly To Siem Reap

    Fly overnight to bustling Siem Reap, the gateway to the temples of Angkor. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to soak up the local culture. This evening, join your group for dinner and a welcome briefing with your National Escort.

    Dinner
  • Day 3
    The Temples Of Angkor
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 3: The Temples Of Angkor

    Journey into the old city of Angkor Thom. At its heart is the enigmatic Bayon, an iconic 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 afternoon 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 4
    Tonle Sap Lake
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 4: Tonle Sap Lake

    Travel to the shores of Tonle Sap Lake 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.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Fly To Phnom Penh
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 5: Fly To Phnom Penh

    Fly to Cambodia's charming capital, Phnom Penh. Board a cyclo and head into the heart of the city to visit the magnificent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Stop to visit Wat Phnom before checking into your hotel.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    Board The Victoria Mekong
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 6: Board The Victoria Mekong

    Reflect on the history of the city with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields, locations that provide chilling reminders of the Khmer Rouge regime. Afterwards, you will say goodbye to your National Escort and be picked up by a local guide from the Victoria Mekong. Board the Victoria Mekong for a welcome briefing and cast off into the waters of the Delta. Dine on delicious local cuisine at the welcome dinner and enjoy a traditional music show as you cruise downstream.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    Into Vietnam
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 7: Into Vietnam

    The ship departs this morning, with plenty of onboard activities available. Alternatively, spend the morning relaxing in the pool. Sail into Vietnam around lunchtime, anchoring near Tan Chau. Tender ashore to visit a Taoist temple and see the intriguing stilt houses. Return to the ship in time for an exciting lion dance performance on the Sky Deck as the sun sets.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    Phu Tan & Tiger Island
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 8: Phu Tan & Tiger Island

    After breakfast, tender ashore in Phu Tan to visit a craft village famed for its handmade clay stoves. After lunch, anchor at Tiger Island and head ashore to explore, learning about local industries such as ceramics and incense making. Return to the ship for dinner and the evening's entertainment.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    Long Xuyen & Dinh Yen
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 9: Long Xuyen & Dinh Yen

    Arrive in Long Xuyen and hop on a tender to visit the bustling floating market. Stop in town to visit a museum with exhibits on ancient cultures of the region before returning to the Victoria Mekong. Enjoy lunch as the ship continues downstream to Dinh Yen, where you'll see the villagers weaving colourful straw mats and meet a family who specialise in making sheets of beancurd. This evening, the ship continues to Can Tho.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    Disembark & Drive to Saigon
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 10: Disembark & Drive to Saigon

    Bid farewell to the Victoria Mekong and drive from Can Tho to Saigon, stopping en route in Cai Be for a delicious local lunch. Dinner this evening will be at Noir, a restaurant that supports Saigon's visually impaired, for a sensory 'dining in the dark' experience.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    Saigon City Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 11: Saigon City Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels

    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 Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace and the poignant War Remnants Museum.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12
    Journey to Hoi An
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 12: Journey to Hoi An

    Fly to Danang Airport and transfer to Hoi An. Head out an a walking tour, with visits including Chua Ong Pagoda, a historic merchant house and the spectacular Japanese Covered Bridge. With its charming yellow buildings, shimmering river, and vivid silk lanterns, a stroll through this traditional town feels like stepping back in time.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 13
    Tra Que Village
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 13: Tra Que Village

    Head out into Hoi An's peaceful countryside to visit an organic farming community. Here you can enjoy the lush green landscapes and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. You'll even have an opportunity to try the techniques for yourself! The afternoon is at leisure to head to the beach or explore the Old Town's charming shops and boutiques.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14
    Historic Hanoi
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 14: Historic Hanoi

    Fly to Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi. A fast-paced yet graceful city, it is packed full of ancient and modern sights to discover. Begin exploring at the serene Temple of Literature before taking a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter's atmospheric tangle of streets with a stop for local delicacy 'ca phe trung' (egg coffee) en route.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15
    Explore Hanoi
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 15: Explore Hanoi

    Discover the rest of Hanoi's sights today, with the Ho Chi Minh Quarter and Mausoleum, Humble House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and more. Tonight, attend one of Hanoi's famous theatre performances.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 16-17
    Cruise Halong Bay
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Days 16-17: Cruise Halong Bay

    Travel to Halong Bay, board a cruise boat and set sail on the tranquil blue-green waters of Halong Bay. With its 1,600 islands and islets, the bay was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. After a night anchored out on the water, rise early to see the sun come up before cruising back to port. Return to Hanoi where, this evening, there will be a farewell dinner.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Days 18-19
    Fly Hanoi To Australia
    Breakfast
    Days 18-19: Fly Hanoi To Australia

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

    Breakfast
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Tour Dossier & Trip Tips for 2024

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
  • Halong Bay
  • 13
    20
    16
  • 27
  • Hanoi
  • 14
    19
    16
  • 19
  • Hoi An
  • 19
    25
    22
  • 92
  • Mekong Delta
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 0
  • Phnom Penh
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 26
  • Saigon
  • 21
    32
    26
  • 14
  • Siem Reap
  • 21
    31
    26
  • 4
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 22
    31
    27
  • 3
  • Halong Bay
  • 14
    20
    17
  • 31
  • Hanoi
  • 15
    20
    17
  • 26
  • Hoi An
  • 20
    26
    23
  • 32
  • Mekong Delta
  • 23
    33
    28
  • 0
  • Phnom Penh
  • 23
    33
    28
  • 12
  • Saigon
  • 22
    33
    28
  • 4
  • Siem Reap
  • 23
    33
    28
  • 6
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 23
    33
    28
  • 12
  • Halong Bay
  • 17
    23
    20
  • 43
  • Hanoi
  • 18
    23
    20
  • 44
  • Hoi An
  • 21
    28
    24
  • 30
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 2
  • Phnom Penh
  • 24
    35
    30
  • 58
  • Saigon
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 10
  • Siem Reap
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 27
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 24
    34
    29
  • 43
  • Halong Bay
  • 21
    27
    24
  • 91
  • Hanoi
  • 21
    27
    24
  • 90
  • Hoi An
  • 23
    30
    26
  • 34
  • Mekong Delta
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 5
  • Phnom Penh
  • 25
    35
    30
  • 101
  • Saigon
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 50
  • Siem Reap
  • 26
    35
    31
  • 84
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 24
    33
    29
  • 167
  • Halong Bay
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 168
  • Hanoi
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 188
  • Hoi An
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 56
  • Mekong Delta
  • 26
    35
    30
  • 54
  • Phnom Penh
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 112
  • Saigon
  • 25
    34
    30
  • 218
  • Siem Reap
  • 26
    34
    30
  • 188
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 182
  • Halong Bay
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 244
  • Hanoi
  • 26
    33
    29
  • 240
  • Hoi An
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 99
  • Mekong Delta
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 83
  • Phnom Penh
  • 25
    34
    29
  • 177
  • Saigon
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 312
  • Siem Reap
  • 26
    33
    30
  • 205
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 24
    31
    27
  • 225
  • Halong Bay
  • 26
    32
    29
  • 267
  • Hanoi
  • 26
    33
    30
  • 288
  • Hoi An
  • 26
    33
    30
  • 90
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    33
    28
  • 82
  • Phnom Penh
  • 25
    32
    29
  • 196
  • Saigon
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 294
  • Siem Reap
  • 26
    32
    29
  • 233
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 171
  • Halong Bay
  • 25
    32
    28
  • 312
  • Hanoi
  • 26
    32
    29
  • 318
  • Hoi An
  • 25
    33
    29
  • 104
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 91
  • Phnom Penh
  • 25
    32
    29
  • 172
  • Saigon
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 270
  • Siem Reap
  • 25
    32
    29
  • 245
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 24
    30
    27
  • 278
  • Halong Bay
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 206
  • Hanoi
  • 25
    31
    28
  • 265
  • Hoi An
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 297
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 82
  • Phnom Penh
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 249
  • Saigon
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 327
  • Siem Reap
  • 26
    31
    28
  • 269
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 25
    30
    27
  • 250
  • Halong Bay
  • 21
    29
    25
  • 119
  • Hanoi
  • 22
    29
    25
  • 131
  • Hoi An
  • 23
    29
    26
  • 526
  • Mekong Delta
  • 24
    32
    28
  • 117
  • Phnom Penh
  • 24
    31
    27
  • 319
  • Saigon
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 267
  • Siem Reap
  • 25
    31
    28
  • 176
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 24
    30
    27
  • 168
  • Halong Bay
  • 17
    25
    21
  • 55
  • Hanoi
  • 18
    25
    22
  • 43
  • Hoi An
  • 22
    27
    24
  • 363
  • Mekong Delta
  • 23
    32
    28
  • 31
  • Phnom Penh
  • 23
    30
    26
  • 135
  • Saigon
  • 23
    31
    27
  • 116
  • Siem Reap
  • 24
    31
    28
  • 62
City
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Can Tho
  • 23
    29
    26
  • 52
  • Halong Bay
  • 14
    22
    18
  • 24
  • Hanoi
  • 15
    22
    19
  • 23
  • Hoi An
  • 20
    26
    23
  • 206
  • Mekong Delta
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 4
  • Phnom Penh
  • 22
    30
    26
  • 80
  • Saigon
  • 21
    31
    26
  • 48
  • Siem Reap
  • 22
    30
    26
  • 12

Pricing & Availability

All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price unless a land only option is selected

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    Additional Price Information

    • 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$85pp (AU$127pp) is paid locally in Cambodia.
    • 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

    Group Tour includes

    • 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
    • 3 – 4 star accommodation
    • Visa fees for Australian passport holders
    • Dedicated Solo Departures only: Complimentary airport lounge pass in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, complimentary chauffeur transfers within a 50km radius, single room included in price.

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