Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

Discover the wonders of Halong Bay, Cambodia and the heaven on earth that is Angkor Wat on a 17 day tour including a luxury river cruise along the Mekong.

17 Day
From (AUD)
$ 10,395
  • 2018/2019 Hanoi > Ho Chi Minh City

    Travel in the footsteps of artists and kings

    Few things in life inspire complete awe. Weaving through the intricate limestone karsts and islets of World Heritage-listed Halong Bay is one of them.

    Begin your travels in bustling Hanoi. A place that manages to leap forward whilst still maintaining a deep connection to the past; discover secret places that make this city the artistic and cultural capital of Vietnam. The wonders of Halong Bay will thrill, before you travel to Cambodia to explore the heaven on earth that is Angkor Wat and embark on your Mekong river cruise. Journey from quaint upriver stilt houses to the allure of Phnom Penh, before cruising back into Vietnam.

    Tour Code:

    VIHH

    Duration:

    17 Days

    Departure City:

    Hanoi

    Return City:

    Ho Chi Minh City

  • 17 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Hanoi
      Highlights:
      Welcome reception

      Welcome to vibrant Vietnam. Settle into a two night Special Stay at your iconic hotel in Hanoi. Please book flights to arrive prior to 4pm.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Hanoi
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Water puppets
      Freechoice

      Visit the History Museum and Hoa Lo Prison, or partake in an authentic cooking class. Alternatively visit Ho Chi Minh Quarter and Mausoleum, including a visit to the Temple of Literature.

      On your cyclo ride, discover the maze of back streets throughout the Old Quarter.

      Enrich

      After attending Hanoi’s famous water puppets show, learn the secrets behind this illusionary piece of theatre thanks to your special backstage pass.

      Freechoice Dining

      Tonight choose to dine at KOTO on Van Mieu, or La Terrace at Sofitel. Alternatively, sample Ly Club.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Hanoi > Halong Bay Cruise
      Highlights:
      Au Co Cruise

      Journey to Halong Bay and board the elegant Au Co for an awe-inspiring special two night cruise through the picturesque waters of this spectacular World Heritage-listed icon. Tonight enjoy a cultural demonstration of Vietnam customs.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Halong Bay Cruise
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Wine tasting

      Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson. Later, visit Cat Ba Island before cruising deeper into the National Park.

      Enrich

      Enjoy an exclusive wine tasting on board your cruise.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Halong Bay Cruise > Hanoi > Siem Reap
      Highlights:
      Discover Siem Reap

      Return to Hanoi for your flight to Siem Reap and your three night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Siem Reap
      Highlights:
      Temple Discovery, Enrich - Phare Circus

      Begin the day with a visit to the colossal Angkor Wat, before exploring at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple. See the Elephant Terrace before enjoying your refreshing Khmer lunch. Later visit the atmospheric Ta Prohm Temple as seen in the film Tomb Raider.

      Enrich

      Take your premium seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 7 - Siem Reap
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Sunrise Angkor Wat, Apsara Temple dinner
      Enrich

      Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by a local NGO supported bakery school.

      Freechoice

      Discover the temple of Banteay Srei and Landmine Museum or explore Beng Mealea temples and the Artisans D’Angkor Handicraft Centre. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap or ride a tethered balloon before visiting a Pouk Silk Farm and Preah Khan Temple. For the more adventurous enjoy a vintage Vespa ride.

      Enrich

      Tonight be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Siem Reap > Mekong Cruise
      Highlights:
      Khmer bridge, Welcome reception

      Drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits, with stops at the Khmer bridge, Kampong Thom and a stone cutters village.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham
      Highlights:
      Freechoice

      Awake as you approach Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Walk to the top and soak in some of the best elevated views of the cruise before sailing downstream to Kampong Cham.

      Freechoice

      Learn about the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or spend your time wandering through the township of Kampong Cham.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Kampong Tralach > Oudong > Kho Chen
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Monk blessing

      Cruise up the Tonle Sap River to Kampong Tralach, experience an ox cart ride from the ship through a local village and fields to Wat Kampong Tralach. Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns.

      Enrich

      Receive a blessing in the pagoda from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before giving a donation which contributes to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

      Drive a short distance to Prek K’dam to re-board Scenic Spirit. Later sail downstream to wander through the silversmith village of Kho Chen before continuing your cruise to Phnom Penh.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Phnom Penh
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Raffles Experience and High Tea
      Freechoice

      Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or tour the local food market before joining a hands on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, by Tuk Tuk explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings, the Central Market as well as its modern architecture.

      Enrich

      Arrive by tuk tuk and enjoy a guided tour of the historic Raffles, Hotel Le Royal, followed by an indulgent high tea prepared in front of you by the hotel’s chefs, all whilst sipping on your cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Phnom Penh > Tan Chau
      Highlights:
      Border crossing

      Visit the National Museum and Royal Palace before setting sail for the Cambodian and Vietnamese border. Relax during your afternoon of cruising as you cross the border into Vietnam. Celebrate arriving in Vietnam with your themed evening dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Tan Chau
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Visit Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi to the local Cao Dai Temple. Alternatively explore Chau Doc city or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Sa Dec > Cai Be
      Highlights:
      Sa Dec Markets, Freechoice

      Immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore the lively market. Stop for a green tea at the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.

      Freechoice

      Board a sampan to visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a traditional house. Alternatively savour afternoon tea at the French colonial Le Longanier House. Or choose an on board Freechoice activity.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Mekong Cruise > Ho Chi Minh City
      Highlights:
      Freechoice Dining

      Drive to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy an orientation tour around your hotel for a two night Special Stay.

      Freechoice Dining

      Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night or enjoy a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house. Alternatively dine at Restaurant Nineteen or Square One.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Ho Chi Minh City
      Highlights:
      Cu Chi Tunnels

      Travel along the Saigon River to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. After lunch discover all about Vietnam’s more modern history through a visit to the Reunification Palace and War Museum.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Ho Chi Minh City
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Depart with many cherished memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-Inclusive highlights
    • 5-star ship with luxurious one-bedroom balcony suites
    • 7 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 27 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 4 memorable Special Stays
    • 44 meals – 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 15 dinners