Mekong River Experience – Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

From $2199 Per person

7 nights in Viet Nam


Highlights

Experience the beauty of both Cambodia and Vietnam during this eight-day river cruising journey. Take in Wat Phnom, the Grand Palace, the S21 Museum, and the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and prepare to see things you’ll never forget (but bring your camera anyway). Get a true taste of river cruising while visiting the Cai Be floating market, the fishing port of Kampong Chhnang, and stilt villages like Chnok Tru, where you’ll learn about fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production. Opt for bikes, tuk tuks, or local boats to get around and see rice paddies, monasteries, and local businesses.

What's Included

Accommodations

Aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat (7 nts).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners

Flights

Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included
For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.

Optional Activities

Phnom Penh - National Museum Visit (10USD per person) - Silver Pagoda Visit (10USD per person) - Royal Palace - Russian Market - Wat Phnom Visit

Itinerary


After embarking, enjoy a welcome beverage and get to know the crew during an informational meeting before dinner on board. Included Activities: Riverboat Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 285km) Toum Tiou II Riverboat

After the day's excursions, enjoy dinner on board and relax as the riverboat drops anchor for the night. Included Activities: Koh Chen Visit Kampong Chhnang Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat

Embark on an early morning cruise to Kampong Tralach and visit the local vihara (Buddhist monastery) and Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. Opt to cycle, or ride in a tuk tuk or buffalo cart, through the village and past rice paddies to reach the monastery. This afternoon, continue to the capital city of Phnom Penh. Take a cyclo tour past sights like Wat Phnom and the Grand Palace. Opt to finish up at the FCC for a happy hour cocktail overlooking the river or for dinner in town. Included Activities: Kampong Tralach Visit Phnom Penh Cyclo Tour Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat

Spend the day exploring all this city has to offer. Start with guided visits to the S21 Museum and the Killing Fields. Enjoy free time to explore the National Museum, Grand Palace or Russian Market. In the evening, return to the boat for an Apsara show before departure. Included Activities: Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) Guided Tour Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) Guided Tour Apsara Show

Cross the border into Vietnam and cruise to Chau Doc. Visit the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and soak in the view from the top of Sam Mountain. Additional Notes: During border crossing all passengers must stay on board as formalities are done on the riverboat. The boat will usually stay at the border for 2-3 hrs whilst all formalities are completed. Depending on time spent at the border, the itinerary for the afternoon may vary. Although this process is usually quite simple, delays can occur. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Cambodia - Vietnam) Tra Su Bird Sanctuary Visit Sam Mountain Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat

Visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda in Sa Dec and take the time to stroll through the market along the river. View the old colonial houses by the delta. Continue on to Vinh Long. Learn about rice popping and opt to wander small paths through the communities here. Continue to Cai Be by local boats and meet up with the vessel. Drop anchor tonight near Thoi Son Island. Included Activities: Sa Dec Visit Vinh Long Visit Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat Toum Tiou II Riverboat

Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda in the morning, catching a glimpse of My Tho town on the way. Cruise to Thoi Son Island by local boats for some local industry visits. Enjoy learning more about coconut product manufacturing and honey farming, with samples of honey and local fruit. Meet traditional musicians here. Opt for a local lunch on the island. Enjoy a farewell cocktail on board before the Captain's dinner. Included Activities: Vĩnh Trang Pagoda Visit Coconut Manufacturing Visit

Depart My Tho in the morning. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. Tour ends upon arrival. Transport: Toum Tiou II Riverboat

UPCOMING DEPARTURES

Cabins on board the Toum Tiou II all have exterior view windows and private bathrooms. Length: 38m (125 ft) riverboat Built: 2008 Flag: Cambodian Draft: 1.8m Engine power: 450 HP Speed: 11 Knots Capacity: 28 Passengers Cabins: 14 – 6 upper, 8 lower Boat Layout: Large screen television in lounge showing movies nightly. Library with classic literature, Wifi in public areas, outdoor dining and lounge areas with comfortable seating

Pricing Per Person

Main Deck - Twin

$2199

per person

1 guest

Upper Deck - Twin

$2349

per person

1 guest

Shared Room

$2199

per person

1 guest

Shared Room

$2349

per person

1 guest

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