Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River

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On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in the most fascinating places along the mighty Mekong River.

Spend time in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City which combines historic architecture with modern skyscrapers. See the famous landmarks and try your hand in the kitchen—Vietnamese-style, with a cooking class. Go back in time with an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels where you’ll have an opportunity to walk through a section of the immense underground tunnel system used extensively during the Vietnam War. Embark on your river cruise along the Mekong River and immerse yourself in the local cultures with a visit to a colourful market, the home of a local family making handcrafted sampans, and a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made.

In the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda. On a hilltop at the site of the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey, take in the stunning views before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming school children.

The grand finale of this memorable Southeast Asia river cruise holiday is a stay in Siem Reap, home to the phenomenal Temples of Angkor with an intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world. See the splendour of the Bayon temple featuring some 200 mysterious faces carved in its many towers. Then enjoy an inspiring Aspara dance performance—a perfect ending to this remarkable and cultural journey!

Traveller Notes
Please note that the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh is temporarily closed due to Covid. Until the government decides to reopen the Palace, we will offer a slightly adjusted itinerary. Guests will take their private cyclo to the Royal Palace for a photo-stop before visiting the National Museum. After the museum visit, take the cyclo to Wat Phnom to visit the ancient 14th Century Buddhist Temple that symbolises the name of Phnom Penh.



Images courtesy of Avalon Waterways and the Globus Family of Brands