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Classic Mekong

  • Duration
    18 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
  • Price From
    $6,880pp

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: 15 , Lunches: 14 , Dinners: 15
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    15 nights in 3+ star accommodation
  • Cruise
    Victoria Mekong Cruise
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X 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. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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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.

Authentic Experiences

Our Classic Mekong 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

  • Days 1-2

    Fly To Siem Reap

    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.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3

    The Temples Of Angkor

    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. Sit down to a welcome dinner with the group this evening.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4

    Tonle Sap

    Day 4: 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5

    Fly To Phnom Penh

    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 before perusing the treasures of the National Museum. Stop to visit Wat Phnom before ending the day with a glass of refreshing local beer.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6

    Board The Victoria Mekong

    Day 6: Board The Victoria Mekong

    Spend the morning confronting Phnom Penh's tragic past with visits to Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields. Transfer to Sisowath Quay and board the Victoria Mekong whilst being serenaded with traditional music. Relax with a sundowner on deck and enjoy an Apsara dance performance before sitting down to a sumptuous gala dinner.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7

    Into Vietnam

    Day 7: Into Vietnam

    The ship departs this morning, with plenty of on-board 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 a traditional lion dance performance.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8

    Floating Market And Tan Loc Island

    Day 8: Floating Market And Tan Loc Island

    Continue downstream to Long Xuyen and disembark to visit the bustling floating market and a local museum. After lunch back on-board, arrive at Tan Loc Island, where you'll be able to explore the Ancient House and a lush garden for tea and fruit – a taste of Mekong hospitality. Later, go by local motorcart to a plum wine distillery and taste this intriguing local beverage made from fermented rose apples. Sail on to Can Tho, a Mekong Delta city where the ship will dock. Enjoy a performance of Don Ca Tai Tu – traditional music of the Mekong, while you sip a farewell cocktail and enjoy dinner.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9

    Disembark In Can Tho

    Day 9: Disembark In Can Tho

    Enjoy breakfast on-board and visit a local floating market by boat. Disembark and bid farewell to the Victoria Mekong, boarding the ship's shuttle bus 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 10

    Explore Saigon

    Day 10: Explore 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 Central Post Office, and the chilling War Remnants Museum. Relax with a coffee break at one of Saigon's popular coffee houses.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11

    Discover Hoi An

    Day 11: Discover Hoi An

    Fly from Saigon to Danang and transfer to the enchanting town of Hoi An. Head out to explore, with visits including Chua Ong Pagoda and the spectacular Japanese Covered Bridge. Grab some refreshments at the Reaching Out Tea House, a wonderful social project in the heart of town.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12

    Tra Que Village

    Day 12: Tra Que Village

    Head out into Hoi An's countryside surroundings to visit a small farming community that supplies much of the areas vegetables and herbs. Here you can enjoy the lush, green landscapes and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. This afternoon is at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13

    Hanoi Cyclo Tour

    Day 13: Hanoi Cyclo Tour

    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 14

    The Quintessence Of Tonkin

    Day 14: The Quintessence Of Tonkin

    Today, head to the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where you'll pass 'Uncle Ho's' monumental mausoleum and Stilt House, before seeing the Old Pillar Pagoda. Tonight, attend one of Hanoi's famously breathtaking artistic performances.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 15-16

    Cruise Halong Bay

    Days 15-16: Cruise Halong Bay

    Travel to Halong City, 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. As you explore you'll make excursions to mysterious caves and enjoy delicious seafood on-board. 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 17-18

    Fly Hanoi To Australia

    Days 17-18 Fly Hanoi To Australia

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or 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.

  • Lotus Blanc Resort

    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
  • Queen Grand Boutique Hotel and Spa

    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
  • Victoria Mekong

    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
  • Muong Thanh Saigon Centre

    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.

  • Vinh Hung Old Town

    Vinh Hung Old Town

    Vinh Hung Old Town Hotel is the perfect base to discover the heritage town, at only a 6 minute walk away. With 33 rooms, all rooms have high standard amenities with free wifi, air conditioning, mini bar, hair dryer and more. Home to a swimming pool, pool bar and in house dining, this hotel won a TripAdvisor traveller’s choice award in 2018 and is sure to offer the perfect place to relax after exploring Hoi An.

    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
  • Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre

    78 Tho Nhuom, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
    Muong Thanh Hanoi Centre

    In the atmospheric area around Hoan Kiem Lake, the Muong Thanh offers stylish and comfortable accommodation in a great location. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and street food, the hotel has free Wi-Fi, a spa, bar and restaurant serving local dishes. Bright and spacious rooms come with city views, an en suite bathroom with bath or shower, plus air-conditioning, safe, television, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.

    • Wi-Fi
  • Bhaya Classic

    Bhaya- No. 08, 09, 10, Tuan Chau International Port, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
    Bhaya Classic

    Aboard a traditional-style junk, refurbished in 2015, a Bhaya Classic cruise offers a convivial atmosphere and classic oriental style. There is a sundeck for admiring the scenery and a spa and jacuzzi for relaxing whilst the restaurant serves freshly prepared Vietnamese and international cuisine. Onboard activities as you cruise include Tai Chi and cooking classes. Cabins are cosy and comfortable with big windows for beautiful views, a fridge and a bathroom with walk in shower.

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 27°c
  • 26mm
  • Can Tho
  • 26°c
  • 9mm
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 14mm
  • Hoi An
  • 22°c
  • 92mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 16°c
  • 27mm
  • Hanoi
  • 16°c
  • 19mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 28°c
  • 12mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 3mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 4mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 32mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 17°c
  • 31mm
  • Hanoi
  • 17°c
  • 26mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 58mm
  • Can Tho
  • 28°c
  • 12mm
  • Saigon
  • 29°c
  • 10mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 30mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 20°c
  • 43mm
  • Hanoi
  • 20°c
  • 44mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 101mm
  • Can Tho
  • 29°c
  • 43mm
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 50mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 34mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 24°c
  • 91mm
  • Hanoi
  • 24°c
  • 90mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 112mm
  • Can Tho
  • 29°c
  • 167mm
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 218mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 56mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 168mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 188mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 177mm
  • Can Tho
  • 28°c
  • 182mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 99mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 244mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 240mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 196mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 225mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 294mm
  • Hoi An
  • 30°c
  • 90mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 29°c
  • 267mm
  • Hanoi
  • 30°c
  • 288mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 172mm
  • Can Tho
  • 28°c
  • 171mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 270mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 104mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 318mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 28°c
  • 249mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 278mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 327mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 297mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 206mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 265mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 27°c
  • 319mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 250mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 267mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 526mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 25°c
  • 119mm
  • Hanoi
  • 25°c
  • 131mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 26°c
  • 135mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 168mm
  • Saigon
  • 27°c
  • 116mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 363mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 21°c
  • 55mm
  • Hanoi
  • 22°c
  • 43mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 26°c
  • 80mm
  • Can Tho
  • 26°c
  • 52mm
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 48mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 206mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 18°c
  • 24mm
  • Hanoi
  • 19°c
  • 23mm
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Classic Mekong map

Places Visited: Siem Reap (3N) - Phnom Penh (1N) - Victoria Mekong (3N) - Vam Nao - Can Tho - Saigon (2N) - Hoi An (2N) - Danang - Halong Bay (1N) - Hanoi (3N)

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