From the Mekong Delta to the Temples of Angkor (port-to-port cruise)

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From the heights of the Himalayas to the southern coasts of the South China Sea, winding over 2,700 miles, the Mekong is much more than just irrigation for Indochina—everywhere it flows, it fascinates men and shapes their lives. Come take an expedition on this grand and plentiful “water snake,” from Ho Chi Minh City, still largely influenced by the French col...
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Trip type
River Cruise
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • HIGHLIGHTS EXCURSIONS INCLUDED: Discover 3 historical cities: Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
    • Crossing through the splendid Cho Gao canal
    • Visit 5 major temples in Angkor
    • Meet the locals and learn about their daily lives in Koh Chen, My Tho...

What's this trip about?

    From the heights of the Himalayas to the southern coasts of the South China Sea, winding over 2,700 miles, the Mekong is much more than just irrigation for Indochina—everywhere it flows, it fascinates men and shapes their lives. Come take an expedition on this grand and plentiful “water snake,” from Ho Chi Minh City, still largely influenced by the French colonial days, to Phnom Penh, Tonle Sap Lake and the ruins of Angkor, following the footsteps of Henri Mouhot. Our meditative trip takes you along the Mekong River on board a ship combining charm and colonial-style comfort.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityAmsterdam
End CityAmsterdam

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Eco, Sustainable & Green Travel
  • Family Friendly
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Netherlands
  • Portugal

Attractions

  • Amsterdam
  • Porto

Activities

  • River cruise

Trip includes

    • FOR DEPARTURES FROM JANUARY TO MAY 2024 Your cruise in the cabin category of your choice - double-occupancy accommodations in a first-class hotel - all meals - drinks at all meals (1 soft drink or 1 beer* or 1 mineral water + 1 tea or coffee per person for each meal) - unlimited tea, coffee and mineral water during the cruise - visits and excursions mentioned in the program - the services of an English-speaking local tour guides and onboard CroisiEurope tour director - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - tips (excluding tips for crew members on board the ship). Tips:To make your vacation worry-free, the equivalent of €35 per passenger will be given to service providers for your destination country as tips. We feel this amount is appropriate in consideration of local customs and practice. FOR DEPARTURES FROM AUGUST TO DECEMBER 2024 Your cruise in the cabin category of your choice - double-occupancy accommodations in a first-class hotel - all meals - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - drinks during the lunch on D1 and all meals in Siem Reap (1 soft drink or 1 beer* or 1 mineral water + 1 tea or coffee per person for each meal) - visits and excursions mentioned in the program - the services of an English-speaking local tour guides and onboard CroisiEurope tour director - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - tips. Tips: To ensure our customers more pleasant stay, we’ve included 35€ per passenger for tips which will be entirely paid to the personnel from the countries to be visited and 45€ per passenger for crew members. This amount was determined while taking into consideration the local customs and etiquette.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 HO CHI MINH CITY

Meet at the Liberty Central Riverside Hotel restaurant between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, a tour of the city to see the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Saigon Central Post Office. Next, we’ll head to Cholon, the ...

Day 1 HO CHI MINH CITY

Included excursion: tour of the city, its hectic market and the Thien Hau temple. You’ll then be transferred to our ship. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll spend the night on the ship.

Day 2 HO CHI MINH CITY

We’ll leave by coach for the Cu Chi tunnels, an immense network of underground tunnels that were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War. After lunch, join us for a visit to the Museum of Vietnamese History. We’ll then begin to cruise to the splendid Cho Gao canal. We’ll spend the night on board.

Day 2 HO CHI MINH CITY

Included excursions: - The Cu Chi tunnels - The Museum of Vietnamese History We’ll then begin to cruise to the splendid Cho Gao canal. We’ll spend the night on board.

Day 3 CHAO GAO - MY THO - VINH LONG - CAI BE

During our passage through the Cho Gao Canal, you’ll discover the daily life in Vietnam—organized around fishing, farming, and transport. In My Tho, we'll visit a bee farm and enjoy some honey tea and exotic fruit. We'll then take a ride in small sampans along the can...

Day 3 CHAO GAO - MY THO - VINH LONG - CAI BE

Passage through the Cho Gao Canal. Included excursions: - Visit of a bee farm and tasting - Ride in small sampans along the canal lined - Discovery of a brick and pottery factory, a fruit-tree nursery, puffed riced, rice-paper wrappers, and rice alcohol* We’ll spend the night on board.

Day 4 SA DEC

Visit the former house of Huynh Thuy Le, the man who Marguerite Duras based her book The Lover on. After our excursion, enjoy some free time in Sa Dec. We’ll return on board and cast off as you sit down to lunch. Our ship will begin to cruise to Cambodia. We’ll spend the night on board.

Day 4 SA DEC

Included excursion: visit of the former house of Huynh Thuy Le. Enjoy some free time in Sa Dec. Our ship will begin to cruise to Cambodia. We’ll spend the night on board.

Day 5 CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH

After breakfast and our arrival in Chau Doc, we’ll visit a local fish farm, the Ba Chua Xu Temple, and the Tay An Pagoda. We’ll enjoy lunch on board and arrive in Phnom Penh in the evening. We’ll enjoy dinner on board this evening. Set out on a brief tour of the area by "tuk-tuk," the easiest way to get around the city. We’ll remain in port overnight.

Day 5 CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH

Included excursion: visit of a local fish farm, the Tay An Pagoda and the Ba Chua Xu Temple. We’ll arrive in Phnom Penh in the evening. Included excursion: brief tour of Phnom Penh by "tuk-tuk." We’ll spend the night on board.

Day 6 PHNOM PENH

We’ll enjoy a tour of the fabulous Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, which is inlaid with more than 5,000 silver tiles. After, join us for a visit to the National Museum of Cambodia. We’ll have lunch in the city. In the afternoon, you can pay a visit to the Tuol Sva...

Day 6 PHNOM PENH

Full-day included excursion: - The Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda - The National Museum - The Tuol Svay Prey School, a former detention, torture, and execution center run by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war We’ll return to the ship and enjoy a performance of classical Khmer dancing and music. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please. We’ll spend the night on board.

Day 7 KOH CHEN - KAMPONG TRALACH

Once we arrive in Koh Chen, you can explore this small village where craftspeople specialize in silver and copper work. Enjoy lunch on board. We’ll head to Kampong Tralach to visit the beautiful Vihara at the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. To access the pagoda, we ne...

Day 7 KOH CHEN - KAMPONG TRALACH

Included excursion: visit of a small village where craftspeople specialize in silver and copper work.We’ll head to Kampong Tralach.Included excursion: the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda in ox carts or in "tuk-tuk".We’ll spend the night on board.

Day 8 KAMPONG CHHNANG - LAKE TONLE

We’ll visit Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on Tonle Sap Lake. Fish farming is abundant here. The region is also known for its traditional pottery combining ancient knowledge with modern techniques—Chhnang itself means "pot." We'll also enjoy a tasti...

Day 8 KAMPONG CHHNANG - LAKE TONLE

Included excursion: Kampong Chhnang and tasting. We’ll cruise to Tonle Sap Lake. We’ll spend the night on board.

Day 9 Siem Reap - Angkor Temples

Disembark, road(1) to Siem Reap and discovery of traditional villagesOrMorning cruise(2) through Tonle Lake and disembarkAfter, we'll visit the Angkor Wat temple: the epitome of Khmer architectural art and the most famous and imposing of all the monuments in Angkor (v...

Day 9 Siem Reap - Angkor Temples

Disembark, road(1) to Siem Reap and discovery of traditional villagesOrMorning cruise(2) through Tonle Lake and disembarkAfter, we'll visit the Angkor Wat temple.Enjoy a stroll through the Angkor Night Market.Night at the hotel.

Day 10 Siem Reap

Visit of the Senteurs d'Angkor (closed on Sundays), a local business with a diverse collection of silk and carvings, as well as a superb range of traditional beauty products and spices, all made locally. We’ll end the day with Phare, the Cambodian circus, and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 10 Siem Reap

Included excursion: Visit of the Senteurs d'Angkor (closed on Sundays), a local business with a diverse collection of silk and carvings, as well as a superb range of traditional beauty products and spices, all made locally. We’ll end the day with Phare, the Cambodian circus, and spend the night at the hotel.

Day 11 Siem Reap - Angkor Temples

This morning, we’ll tour Ta Prohm, a Cambodian temple dedicated to the family of Jayavarman VII. We’ll then explore Angkor Thom. Stroll through the grounds of the former Royal Palace and discover the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch will be served at the hotel. We’ll bid you farewell at approximately 2:00 p.m. Please do not book your flight before 5:00 p.m.

Day 11 Siem Reap - Angkor Temples

Included excursion: the Ta Prohm temple, Angkor Thom, the grounds of the former Royal Palace, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.We’ll bid you farewell at approximately 2:00 p.m. Please do not book your flight before 5:00 p.m.

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Last Updated: 2/8/2024
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    • FOR DEPARTURES FROM JANUARY TO MAY 2024 International flights and their taxes - transfers - Cambodian and Vietnamese visas - cancellation and baggage insurance - tips for crew members on board the ship (for informational purposes, daily tips per passenger amount to US$5) - drinks other than those mentioned. FOR DEPARTURES FROM AUGUST TO DECEMBER 2024 International flights and their taxes - transfers - Cambodian and Vietnamese visas - cancellation and baggage insurance - drinks on board from our special lists - drinks other than those mentioned.
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The 4-day pre-cruise program will let you discover Hanoi, the capital, and many of the unforgettable sites in the country. Set out on an unforgettable cruise on the legendary Halong Bay among the fantastically formed islands, crags, and cliffs.

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THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE All meals included Refined local cuisine Headsets are included for excursions Official welcome from the captain and crew Tour leader or cruise director on board Onboard activities and/or lectures Travel assistance and repatriation insurance All port fees included
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