Luxury Mekong Cruise Tour 11Days

Description: Cruise from deep in the jungle of  Cambodia to the teeming metropolis that is Saigon in Vietnam.  Just before you aboard the luxurious cruise, take in the delights of the world heritage site  of Angkor wat. Be mesmerised by the scale and beauty of these wonders. Spend a day soaking in the splendour culture and recent dark history that resides in Phnom Penh.

Once aboard this luxury cruiser, one of its kind, start cruising along the mighty Mekong river, one the longest in the world. Meander through collections of peaceful floating villages and markets and hospitable locals. Breath in historical unique temples such Caio dao in Vietnam. Explore rarely seen ports and mangrove.

Highlights of this tour

  • Siem Reap – World heritage site of Angkorian temples
  • Phnom Penh – tragic sights of Cheung Ek Killing Fields & Genocidal Museum
  • Phnom Penh Cultural sights of the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda & National Musuem
  • Vietnam -Meander through the Mekong river on a traditional sampan boat to  a collection of peaceful floating villages and markets and hospitable locals
  • Seek out the rare but native Egret.
  • Slide through the mangroves to a candy coconut business.
  • Explore Saigon the most vibrant city of the country with its crowded markets
Day 1 : Arrive Siem Reap

Activities :  Ta Prohm – sunset at Pre-Rup

Meals :  Dinner.

Itinerary : Pick up and transfer to hotel for check in, then explore Ta Prohm,undoubtedly the most atmospheric ruin at Angkor. Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it has been swallowed by the jungle, and looks very much the way most of the monuments of Angkor appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them. Ta Prohm is a temple of towers, closed courtyards and narrow corridors. Many of the corridors are impassable, clogged with jumbled piles of delicately carved stone blocks dislodged by the roots of long-decayed trees.

Breathe in the sunset at little visited Pre Rup. This temple was built in 961 AD as a temple to the Hindu deity Shiva. Its five towers rise over a pyramidal structure representing Shiva’s home, the sacred Mount Mehru.

Overnight stay in Siem Reap

Day 2 : Siem Reap - Angkor Wat - Temples and Terraces of Kings
Activities : Angkor Wat – National Museum 

Meals :Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Itinerary : Set off to explore the extraordinary temples of Angkor early morning, a breathtaking city lost in the jungle and Cambodia’s most prized national treasure. Enter the monumental gates of Angkor Thom, where 54 gods and 54 demons are represented in an epic tug of war. Visit the Bayon Temple, with its 172 large-scale faces wearing enchanting smiles, as well as the terraces of the Elephant and Leper Kings.

After lunch, discover the Angkor National Museum, which houses golden-era Khmer Kingdom artifacts. Stay at Angkor Wat until sunset, marveling as the diminishing, moody light washes over this unforgettable, faraway world.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 3 : Kampong Cham - Board All-Suite ‘Mekong Princess’
Activities : Countryside – start of river cruise

Meals :Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Itinerary : Get driven by private car  through the lush and scenic Cambodian countryside to beautiful Kampong Cham, where you board  your luxurious Mekong  river cruiser.

You will cruise for seven nights on an exclusive charter of the luxurious, ‘Mekong Princess,’ with butler service.

Thanks to the ship’s smaller size, access authentic, less frequented locales ranging from little-known islands to a port nestled in the heart of vibrant Saigon

Tonight, enjoy a Khmer-inspired dinner.

Mekong River cruise overnight stay (Mekong Princess)

Day 4 : 'Mekong River
Activities : Cultural tour, school , cruise

Meals : Lunch, dinner.

Itinerary : Visit the charming town of Angkor Ban, where you have the chance to glimpse into the lives of the local people, starting with a visit to a local family home. Continue to the village school to observe the classroom experience. Stop briefly at the local monastery complex on your walk back to the ship.

cruise overnight stay

Day 5 : Phnom Penh, Pearl of Asia
Activities : Cyclo tour – Royal Palace- National Museum – Local markets -Killing fields – Apsara dance

Meals : Breakfastlunch, dinner.

Itinerary : Hop on a unique experience of the cyclo tour and  ride like a local through Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s alluring bustling capital city.  Discover the ornate Royal Palace and wander past huge stupas, spirit houses and potted flowers en route to the famous Silver Pagoda, home of Cambodia’s Emerald Buddha and the diamond-encrusted Maitreya Buddha. Visit the National Museum before enjoying an afternoon at leisure, perhaps exploring Phnom Penh’s famous markets. Later, learn about Cambodia’s darker days as you walk the notorious killing fields of Choeung Ek. Sense the somber atmosphere of this, one of history’s most infamous places. Then, leave behind that bleak period in Cambodian history to attend an uplifting performance by children from a local orphanage of Apsara, the country’s national dance, which you enjoy on the sun deck of your ship.

Cruise overnightstay

Day 6 : Vietnam- Splendors of a Hidden Port Cruising
Activities : Visit local tribes of Vietnam – stop a unique temple

Meals : Breakfast , lunch, dinner.

Itinerary :  Sail into Vietnam and cruise downstream to little-known Hong Ngu, which nimble ‘Mekong Princess’ can enter with ease. In this place few foreigners have ever visited, enjoy an exceptionally  friendly welcome, followed by a to local family homes, where you watch the weaving of kromas (traditional Khmer scarves), which are exported to Cambodia. After, explore a local temple dedicated to Hòa Hóa, a unique Vietnamese religion.

Day 7 : Vietnam - Cao Dai
Activities : Riverside market town- market -Cao Dai Temple – Egret Spotting

Meals : Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Itinerary : Start the  day with a sampan (wooden boat) ride to the riverside market town of Long Xuyen. Walk the bustling market and then visit the Cao Dai temple, where a compelling Vietnamese religion was founded as an fusion of different beliefs to harmonize relations between various followers. Later this afternoon, sail to the village of Thot Not. Here, ride a xe loi (motorized trishaw) through the village to a sanctuary filled with the cacophony of birdsong. Following a short walk into the sanctuary, ascend the steps to the viewing platform, where an incredible view spans treetops and the nesting area of protected egrets.

Day 8 : Vietnam - Remote Hindu Temple Visit
Activities : personal boating in floating market – see a local noodle factory – fruit tasting – Ky Son Pagoda

Meals : Breakfast, lunch, dinner.


Itinerary : Rise early for a sampan cruise through the fascinating Cai Rang floating market near Can Tho. Weave between the many boats that sail into the market each morning to sell produce and goods. Fresh coconut water, the Vietnamese “anti-aging drink,” refreshes you before a stop at a local factory to see the making of instant noodles. Next, tour a large, family-owned fruit orchard, where you see native fruits on the vine and enjoy a fresh fruit tasting, experiencing the flavor, literally and figuratively, of life along this vital river. Back on board ‘Mekong Princess,’ sail deeper into regions of the Mekong Delta hardly touched by travellers to see Ky Son Pagoda. At this important  ancient Hindu temple, , interact with Khmer monks who fled to Vietnam during the Cambodian Civil War.

Day 9 : Vietnam- Life Among the Mangroves
Activities : Coconut candy, 

Meals : Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Itinerary : Today, board a sampan to wend your way through a channel lined with mangroves, whose twisted roots provide a sheltered habitat for the smallest inhabitants of the river’s ecosystem, for a visit to a local coconut candy maker. After watching the candy-making process and exploring the family’s orchard, board an intimate, two-seater boat for a cruise through plush, narrow creeks lined with Nipah palm, a native species and the only one of its kind adapted to the mangrove habitat.

Day 10 : Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City - Immersed in Vibrant Saigon
Activities : farewell to crew, Central Post Office- Opera house – History Museum – Ben Than market – old US Embassy – farewell dinner

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, dinner.

Itinerary : you  will arrive right into the heart of this lively, evocative metropolis, which today goes by the name of Ho Chi Minh City. Recently experiencing a resurgence of art and culture, the city is a hub of activity. Bid farewell to the crew of the ‘Mekong Princess’ and set out to discover the city’s colonial legacy, including the Central Post Office, the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Opera House. Continue your exploration with a tour of the History Museum and a remarkable Market Visit to the colorful Ben Thanh market. Then, drive past the former U.S. embassy building, from which helicopters carried off the last American personnel remaining on site before the city fell to the Viet Cong in April of 1975. Observe as you go, the vibrant, bustling energy of a people on the move, wholeheartedly embracing the trappings of western culture, as giant images of “Father Ho” gaze out at streets streaming with the latest-model luxury automobiles. Tonight, gather with your fellow guests for a special farewell dinner

Day 11 : Depart Ho Chi Minh City

Itinerary :

Activities: Hanoi tour

Meals: Breakfast

Itinerary: After breakfast, begin a Hanoi post-tour extension or  free at leisure until airport transfer for  your departure flight to the next destination.

Sadly say goodbye to your guide, driver and any support staff. We wish you have a safe journey home. See you next time,

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