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Mekong Odyssey

  • Duration

    20 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
  • Price From

    $7,890pp
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Venture through Vietnam's cultural centres, natural wonders and fast-paced cities before a cruise along the mighty Mekong. Finish up in the resilient land of Cambodia where the temples of Angkor await your discovery.

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 Mekong Odyssey tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Mekong Odyssey 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

This tour is suitable for those with a long length of time available and who are interested in visiting the main cities and sights of Vietnam and Cambodia. This tour also has a 7 night Mekong River Cruise.

  • Day 1

    Fly To Hanoi

    Day 1: Fly To Hanoi

    Fly to Vietnam's vibrant capital city, Hanoi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    • Dinner
  • Day 2

    Explore Hanoi

    Day 2: Explore Hanoi

    Explore the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, the Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature before taking a cyclo ride through the Old Quarter, stopping off for local delicacy ‘ca phe trung’ (egg coffee) en route. Continue on foot, sampling a range of local cuisine as you discover more!

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 3-4

    Cruise Halong Bay

    Days 3-4: Cruise Halong Bay

    Spend two days aboard your comfortable junk boat sailing amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. Stay overnight on the boat before returning to Hanoi for your flight to Hoi An.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5

    Hoi An Cooking Class

    Day 5: Hoi An Cooking Class

    Explore the charms of Hoi An on a walking tour. A wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, the streets are a delight to wander – visit the elaborate Japanese Bridge, the colourful market, a Chinese temple and the Reaching Out Arts & Crafts workshop. This afternoon a cookery class will teach you the art of the local cuisine.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6

    Hue's Imperial Citadel

    Day 6: Hue's Imperial Citadel

    Transfer by road to Hue. The epitome of Vietnam's dynastic past, Hue is a dignified and scholarly city. This afternoon explore the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City before visiting the Royal Tomb of Minh Mang.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7

    Fly To Saigon

    Day 7: Fly To Saigon

    Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, which overlooks the Perfume River. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Saigon. A seamless blend of past and present, Saigon is the city that is driving Vietnam towards an ever-brighter future.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8

    Cu Chi Tunnels

    Day 8: Cu Chi Tunnels

    Contemplate the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, where you'll see the legendary tunnel network used by the Viet Cong to infiltrate South Vietnam during the war. Return to the city to visit the neoclassical Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum where the brutality of the war and its victims are well-documented. Finish up browsing through the lively Ben Thanh Market.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9

    Mekong River Cruise

    Day 9: Mekong River Cruise

    Transfer to My Tho, a city on the Mekong Delta, to board the boutique cruise vessel Mekong Prestige II. Dine on delicious local cuisine at the welcome dinner and enjoy a traditional music show as you cruise upstream. Later, retire to your comfortable stateroom for the night.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10

    Cai Be And Sa Dec

    Day 10: Cai Be And Sa Dec

    Dock at Cai Be to visit the floating market and stroll along the river bank to visit local manufacturers of rice paper and coconut sweets. Also explore Sa Dec.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11

    Tan Chau

    Day 11: Tan Chau

    Visit a fish farm and a handicraft village before exploring Tan Chau by rickshaw. Cross into Cambodia.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12

    Phnom Penh

    Day 12: Phnom Penh

    Cambodia’s capital is a city of airy boulevards and colonial villas. After an introductory lecture, take a city tour that includes the dazzling Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Later, explore the National Museum with outstanding displays of Khmer crafts, before heading to the harrowing Tuol Sleng Museum and Wat Phnom. This evening, watch an apsara dance performance onboard.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13

    Rural Cambodia

    Day 13: Rural Cambodia

    Sail away from Phnom Penh and soak up the views of rural Cambodia. Visit a silk weaving village, a local pagoda and a primary school.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 14

    Angkor Ban

    Day 14: Angkor Ban

    Spend the morning navigating the upper Mekong. Visit the village of Angkor Ban, one of the few villages that was not destroyed during the Khmer Rouge period, and see its intriguing stilt houses.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 15

    Kampong Cham

    Day 15: Kampong Cham

    Stop at the 8th-century Wat Hanchey, a pre-Angkorian temple overlooking the river. Cruise on to Kampong Cham to see the ruins of Wat Nokor.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 16

    Siem Reap

    Day 16: Siem Reap

    Disembark from the cruise vessel and transfer to Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor. This afternoon, visit the captivating Banteay Srei – a richly-embellished rose-coloured sandstone temple, before taking a leisurely boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom and view hidden elements of the ancient Khmer water systems.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 17

    Explore Angkor

    Day 17: Explore Angkor

    The tour begins in the heart of Angkor Thom, the old walled city - passing through its South Gate you'll reach the enigmatic Bayon and visit the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm, an atmospheric temple left in the grips of the jungle. This afternoon is dedicated to the indescribable Angkor Wat. The best preserved of Angkor's temples, examine the vast number of intricate details and relish the sheer magnificence of its architecture. This evening enjoy a rollicking performance of the Phare Cambodian Circus.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 18

    Tonle Sap Lake

    Day 18: Tonle Sap Lake

    High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple overrun by the jungle before enjoying a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Kleng and observing the way of life of these lake communities. Return to Siem Reap via Artisan D'Angkor, an organisation working to revive traditional Khmer arts and crafts. This evening sit down to dinner and the apsara dance show. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul) Head to Beng Mealea to explore this mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Drop by Artisan D’Angkor before visiting the floating village of Chong Kneas. This evening, sit down to dinner and the apsara dance show.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 19-20

    Fly Siem Reap To Australia

    Days 19-20: Fly Siem Reap To Australia

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the following day.

    • Breakfast
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 16°c
  • 19mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 16°c
  • 27mm
  • Hoi An
  • 22°c
  • 92mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 145mm
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 14mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 17°c
  • 26mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 17°c
  • 31mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 32mm
  • Hue
  • 22°c
  • 45mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 20°c
  • 44mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 20°c
  • 43mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 30mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 59mm
  • Saigon
  • 29°c
  • 10mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 24°c
  • 90mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 24°c
  • 91mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 34mm
  • Hue
  • 27°c
  • 68mm
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 50mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 188mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 168mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 56mm
  • Hue
  • 29°c
  • 122mm
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 218mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 240mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 244mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 99mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 87mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 30°c
  • 288mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 29°c
  • 267mm
  • Hoi An
  • 30°c
  • 90mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 66mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 294mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 318mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 104mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 194mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 270mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 265mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 206mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 297mm
  • Hue
  • 28°c
  • 509mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 327mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 25°c
  • 131mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 25°c
  • 119mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 526mm
  • Hue
  • 26°c
  • 898mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 267mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 22°c
  • 43mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 21°c
  • 55mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 363mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 682mm
  • Saigon
  • 27°c
  • 116mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Hanoi
  • 19°c
  • 23mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 18°c
  • 24mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 206mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 350mm
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 48mm
Mekong Odyssey map

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