Luxury River Cruise From Vietnam To Cambodia
10 Days 9 Nights
Travel in style with Luxury River Cruise from Vietnam to Cambodia all-inclusive tour.
Your exotic voyage will start from Ho Chi Minh City in Southern Vietnam and end up in Siem Reap, Cambodia. First, you will have an orientation walk through the elegant French-styled buildings like the Notre Dame Cathedral and the old Saigon Post Office.
Then, embark the glamourous Heritage Line Cruise and see life by the Mekong Delta through a whole new perspective. The cruise will finish in Phnom Penh, where you will have the chance to discover the privileged life at the Royal Palace.
The marvelous Angkor temple complex awaits you with golden temple tops glimmering in the sun. Don’t miss out the opportunity to support the hospitable students when you visit the floating village in Tonle Sap Lake.
Get ready to be amazed by the inspiring story behind the Artisan D’Angkor, the workshop dedicated to traditional Cambodian art & crafts.
Discover lush nature and the rich local life at the Mekong Delta
Relive glorious historical events at the timeless attractions
Great opportunity to taste the traditional cuisine in Vietnam and Cambodia
Participate in supporting the local students at the floating village
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, your local guide and driver will greet you with the warmest welcome. You will be transferred to the hotel in the midst of the bustling Ho Chi Minh City.
After the hotel check-in, freshen yourself up with a cup of home-brewed Vietnamese coffee, or mingle with the crowded streets and see what the city has to offer.
At night, a warm, welcoming dinner with all the traditional delicacy will be served at a renowned restaurant. Spend the night at your hotel.
Meal (s): D
You will wake up to a delicious plate of “Com Tam”, accompanied by the famous fish sauce. Today’s itinerary will take you on a luxury speedboat to Cu Chi Tunnels, the incredible tunnel network built by the Vietnamese during the war for independence. Lunch will be served after your excursion.
Return to Ho Chi Minh City and walk through the elegant French colonial buildings: the sanctuary of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Saigon Post Office with its distinctive great dome, and the stunning Ho Chi Minh City Hall. Then, discover the well-preserved artifacts at the War Remnant Museum.
At the end of the day, dine with your candlelit dinner surrounding by the lively urban nightlife.
Meal (s): B/L/D
Bid farewell to Ho Chi Minh City and leave for the most anticipated part of your journey: the Mekong Delta cruise.
Enjoy your breakfast and head to the air-conditioned waiting lounge. The crew welcomes you with a complimentary drink, and they will provide you the essential information about your trip.
You will travel to My Tho, located 70 kilometers to the South of the city, to embark your luxury cruise. The staff will help you with the check-in procedure and give you a tour of the impressive private cabin and other convenient facilities.
As the ship set sail on the calming river, sit back and enjoy a lavishing lunch buffet. Afterward, you will have some free time for sightseeing at the balcony, or join the afternoon high tea at the bar on deck with the poetic scenery of the Mekong Delta.
The vessel will reach Cai Be for the overnight spot.
Meal (s): B/L/D
A rejuvenating Tai Chi course on the sundeck is offered to furtherly enhanced your experience of the astonishing sunrise. Get energized with a hearty breakfast buffet.
Your day trip will start by visiting Cai Be. Famous for its vibrant floating market offering the best local fruits and goods, the lovely town of Cai Be still preserves traditional arts and agriculture.
The friendly guide will escort you in visiting the workshop to learn more about how the locals maintain their culture. Observe the process of turning rice into various specialties such as rice paste, rice paper or rice wine.
Don’t miss your rare photo ops of the hard-working farmers on the vast green rice fields. Coconut candy is also popular in the industry thanks to the endless palm trees surrounding the town. You will return to the cruise for lunch.
The next destination is Sa Dec, where a traditional sampan is at your service to tour Binh Thanh Island. Upon visiting the village, you can try the manual weaving technique with the guide from the skillful workers. The hospitable natives will tell you incredible histories of the island.
Wrap up your day with the premium spa services on board. Dive in the pool on the sundeck, or pamper yourself with a full body treatment. Documentation on the “Life on the Mekong Delta” is available if your mind is still curious about the cultural highlights.
After dinner, you are welcomed to join the nightly cinema session with timeless classic movies. The ship will spend the night mid-stream near Chau Doc.
Meal (s): B/L/D
Today, you will explore Chau Doc; the pleasant town comprises of the Chinese, Kinh, and Khmer community. Hop on the ‘xe loi,’ a popular local vehicle served as the taxi, and tour the streets, stopping by the family shops along the way.
One of the famous sites in Chau Doc is the market nesting around the temples. Practice your bargaining skills with the friendly vendors for delicious homemade products, especially ones that are made from fish.
Get back on your floating home to enjoy a leisure cruise passing the borders of Cambodia, entering the countryside of Phnom Penh.
The afternoon itinerary is entirely up to you. Step on the sundeck and take unforgettable photos of the picturesque scenery, or just relax with a massage session to relieve the fatigue of our body.
You can also join a cooking class to bring out your inner chef, have a warm chit chat with the captain to hear incredible stories about the river experience, or sample the cocktail at the bar.
Dinner will be served as the cruise slowly approach Cambodia. If you’d like to do a little exploration of the riverside, kindly inform the crew before leaving.
Meal (s): B/L/D
Today, you will bid farewell to the hard-working crew and disembark at the pier to begin your adventures in Cambodia, formerly known as the Paris of the East.
Refresh your energy at the hotel before starting the evening trip. You will travel back in time as you visit the Royal Palace and relive the privileged royalty life. The Silver Pagoda resides in the palace garden, with statues that tell the history of Cambodia.
The Russian Market would make a great lunch rest stop. Don’t hesitate to try the tasty street food, and test your haggling skills with the many goods available. Absorb knowledge about the ancient empires as you observe the well-preserved artifacts in the National Museum.
After that, you will continue to visit the Tuol Sleng Museum, the school that once served as the Security Prison (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979. In the Killing Field, the Khmer Rouge remains crimes against humanity, the stories of countless victims will shiver you to no end.
You will have dinner at the local restaurant. Spend the night at your hotel.
Meal (s): B/L/D
Be ready to Travel to Siem Reap. The hotel room in Siem Reap will be ready for check-in at 14:00.
Decorated with the dazzling lights, the night market is crowded all night long with steamy street food vendors, handcrafted souvenirs, and designer clothes with only half the price, making it an ideal bargain for you.
Meal (s): B/D
Feast on the hearty breakfast buffet and get ready to explore the Angkor temple complex.
Immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere at Angkor Thom, the capital of Jayavarman VII’s empire that still maintain the stunning stone structure and carvings. Continue to the Bayon Temples to discover the stone carvings that hide amazing mythological stories.
At Ta Prohm temple, proudly known as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992, you will marvel at the magnificent ruins. Lunch will be served after this stop.
In the evening, the itinerary will take you to Angkor Wat. You will have the chance to observe the monk praying in the midst of the timeless temple basking in the evening sun. Wrap up your temple excursion at Bakheng Hill and get ready to be astonished by the glowing sunset.
Meal (s): B/L
After breakfast, you will board a traditional boat on the Tonle Sap Lake. Cruise along the calm water splashing against the boat, and take in the peaceful village life. Don’t miss your exclusive photo ops of the rising sun peeking through the stilted houses.
The cruise will stop at the local village school. You will have the chance to spend time together with the friendly students by teaching English or participating in exciting activities.
The cultural day trip continues to Artisan D’Angkor. Witness the skillful workers turn the materials into original crafts.
This workshop is dedicated to Cambodian craftsmanship. The inspiring story behind Artisan D’Angkor will amaze you with the admirable effort to preserve traditional arts & crafts and to support in training the youth or people in need become professional artisans.
You will have a lunch break at a renowned restaurant. In the evening, rejuvenate your physical and mental health with the Khmer Massage, the traditional method to cure your fatigued muscles.
Meal (s): B/L
It’s your final day in Cambodia. Relish a cup of daily roasted coffee, do any last-minute shopping, or enjoy breakfast at a family dinner. By now you must have lots of memorable photos of your unique river cruise through the lands of Vietnam and Cambodia.
Bring home the souvenirs and the photos that will keep your cherished memories last forever. Vietnam and Cambodia will see you again soon! Safe travels back home!
Meal (s): B
Daily breakfast and meals as mentioned in the program
All land transfer by air-conditioned vehicles
All entrance fees and sightseeing fess as mentioned in the program
Local English-speaking tour guide
All local taxes and service charges
Visa approved letter if needed
Not mentioned international, regional and domestic flights
Tips for tour guide and driver
Personal Insurance (Highly recommend)
Optional tours and extra services
Other services not mentioned in the program
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