• Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cai Be
  • Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh
  • Traditional hats at Ho Chi Minh City
  • Floating market at Cai Be

Highlights of the Mekong

This luxury cruise along the Mekong explores the contrasts of Vietnam and Cambodia and includes hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap, unique Signature Experiences and Manchester flights

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14 Nights from £4095pp

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FREE Premium Economy flights! Applies to Jul 2018 - Apr 19 departures. Flights are from London Heathrow. Subject to availability. T&Cs apply. Book by 28 Feb 2018

This luxury holiday combines hotel stays in lively Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap with a cruise along the Mekong past traditional villages, virtually untouched by time.

Attend a memorial service at Long Tan Cross or head to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels during your stay in Ho Chi Minh City, before embarking your luxurious ship, AmaLotus. Highlights include the traditional Cao Dai temple in picturesque Cai Be, the opportunity to explore Phnom Penh by tuk tuk, and a boat trip into the beautiful wetlands near Kampong Chhnang.

Disembark for a three-night stay in Siem Reap, gateway to the UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat. Watch the sun rise over this breathtaking temple complex and visit a centre which supports disadvantaged children.

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Angkor Wat

Day 1 : UK - Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Fly from Manchester to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to the the Park Hyatt hotel for a two-night stay. Welcome dinner at the hotel this evening. (D)

Day 3 : Ho Chi Minh City - Long Tan Or Cu Chi Tunnels

Choose from two special Signature Experiences. Travel to Ba Ria where you'll learn about the Battle of Long Tan, before attending a memorial service at Long Tan Cross. Or perhaps discover the intriguing Cu Chi Tunnels. This evening, there is a degustation dinner inspired by Luke Nguyen at Xu Restaurant (Up to Apr 2018) or Vietnam House (Jul 2018 onwards). Stay at the Park Hyatt hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 4 : Ho Chi Minh City

Today there is a choice of exciting activities including a walking tour of the city and tour of the Ky Long Art Villa. Later, transfer to the port to embark the luxurious AmaLotus for your cruise along the Mekong. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Cai Be - Sa Dec

Disembark and travel to a rice paper manufacturer before rejoining the ship and cruising to Sa Dec. You'll learn about the novel, The Lover written by Marguerite Duras, and visit an ornate Cao Dai temple. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Tan Chau - Evergreen Island

Enjoy a rickshaw tour of Tan Chau before traveling to a remote island. Rejoin the ship and cross the border into Cambodia. (B,L,D)

Day 7 : Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Choose from a superb choice of guided shore excursions. Discover the impressive Royal Palace and ornate Silver Pagoda, head to the infamous Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum or opt for the visit to the National Museum of Cambodia followed by a tuk tuk tour. (B,L,D)

Day 8 : Phnom Penh - Koh Chen

Enjoy time at leisure in picturesque Phnom Penh before heading to tranquil Koh Chen, a beautiful village which specialises in copperware. On Jul 2018 departures onwards, you'll visit some home workshops. (B,L,D)

Day 9 : Oudong - Kampong Tralach

Departures up to Apr 2018: Disembark the ship in Prek K'dam and travel to Oudong for a guided tour. Later, head to Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu before taking an ox-cart ride back to the ship. Jul 2018 departures onwards: Travel to Oudong and visit to a monastery for a Buddhist blessing. Later, visit the Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda and enjoy an ox cart ride back to the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 10 : Kampong Chhnang

Today you'll explore the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang by boat before heading back to the ship. Later, set sail towards Tonle Sap. Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D)

Day 11 : Siem Reap

Disembark and travel to the Hotel Sofitel Angkor for a three-night stay. Enjoy a visit to Angkor Archaeological Park, a World Heritage Site, where you'll see the impressive 12th-century Bayon temple. (B,D)

Day 12 : Siem Reap - Angkor

Watch the sun rise at Angkor Wat with a glass of champagne in hand before touring Angkor Wat. return to the hotel for breakfast. This afternoon, you'll visit the famous Temple of Ta Prohm with its intertwined trees as well as the Opportunities of Development thru Art which helps disadvantaged children. (B)

Day 13 : Siem Reap - Angkor

Today there is a choice of activities. Later, enjoy an Aspara dance performance and Farewell Dinner. (B,D)

Day 14 : Siem Reap

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Manchester. (B)

Day 15 : UK

Arrive back at Manchester Airport.

This itinerary is subject to change. The sequence and duration of visits may vary due to tides, river conditions, and national holidays.

Price Includes

  • 7-night cruise aboard the luxurious AMALotus
  • 2-night stay at Park Hyatt, Ho Chi Minh City
  • 3-night stay at the Hotel Sofitel Angkor, Siem Reap
  • Return flights from Manchester Airport
  • Overseas transfers
  • Complimentary house wine, local beer, local spirits and soft drink served at your discretion on board
  • All sightseeing, tours and entrance fees as outlined in itinerary
  • Freedom of Choice Touring in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
  • Enjoy Freedom of Choice Dining in Siem Reap
  • Services of a professional Tour Director
  • Port charges

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas - required for Vietnam and Cambodia

Special Features

  • During low water season, you will disembark in Prek K'dam and transfer by coach to Siem Reap. Access is restricted on Tonle Sap due to low water levels. Disruptions to cruising and itinerary from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap may occur.

2018 Departures

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Ship: Amalotus Our Price From
Feb 23£4645
Mar 09, 23£4545
Apr 06£4445
Jul 27£4195
Aug 24£4095
Sep 07, 21; Oct 05£4445
Oct 19; Nov 02, 16£4595
Nov 30£4745

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

Ship: Amalotus Our Price From
Mar 01, 15, 29£4545
Apr 12£4445
Aug 02£4195
Aug 16, 30£4095
Sep 13, 27£4445
Oct 11, 25; Nov 08, 22£4595

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

2019 Departures

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Ship: Amalotus Our Price From
Jan 11, 25; Feb 08, 22£4445
Mar 08, 22£4395
Apr 05£4245

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

Ship: Amalotus Our Price From
Jan 17, 31; Feb 14£4445
Feb 28; Mar 14, 28£4395
Apr 11£4245

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • Prices shown are based on two people sharing a Cat C cabin. Flight supplement may apply.
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • Cat B - Jan - Apr 2018: £395pp Jul 2018 - Apr 2019: £495pp
  • Cat B+ - Jan - Apr 2018: £595pp Jul 2018 - Apr 2019: £695pp
  • Cat A - Jan - Apr 2018: £695pp Jul 2018 - Apr 2019: £795pp
  • Sadec - Jan - Apr 2018: £1095pp Jul 2018 - Apr 2019: £1195pp
  • Owners' - Jan - Apr 2018: £1495pp Jul 2018 - Apr 2019: £1595pp
  • Single supplements available - please call for details
  • A visa is required for Vietnam and Cambodia - please call for further details

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