Mekong Discovery

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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 interesting places along the mighty Mekong River.

Via sampan, cruise into Vinh Long and experience Vietnamese culture with a visit to a workshop to learn how rice wine and traditional candies are made. See firsthand how handcrafted sampans are built at the home of a family in Cu Lao Gieng. Walk through a colourful market as the locals are busy with their daily routine of buying and selling produce. In the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, tour the National Museum and Royal Palace with its striking Silver Pagoda. Enjoy a song and dance performance by children from a local orphanage.

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 schoolchildren. Continue this diverse river cruise and stop in a Silversmith Village to see craftsmen making silver artwork using ancient techniques. This once-in-a-lifetime Southeast Asia river cruise holiday is sure to create lasting memories!

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 Globus Family of Brands