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)
$ 10,595
  • 2018/2019 Hanoi > Ho Chi Minh City

    Travel in the footsteps of artists and king

    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. Enjoy the thrilling wonders of Halong Bay, 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 Hanoi, the capital of a vibrant Vietnam. Enjoy the day at leisure and settle into for an overnight Special Stay at your iconic hotel. Tonight meet your Scenic Tour Director at your welcome briefing and dinner.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Halong Bay Cruise
      Highlights:
      Cat Ba Island

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Halong Bay Cruise > Hanoi
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Water puppets, Freechoice Dining

      Disembark and return to Hanoi. Later, 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.

      FreechoiceDining

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

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Hanoi > Siem Reap
      Highlights:
      Freechoice, Discover Siem Reap
      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.

      Fly to Siem Reap for your three night Special Stay located in the heart of Siem Reap.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 6 - Siem Reap
      Highlights:
      Angkor 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 Section A Reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 7 - Siem Reap
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Sunrise Angkor Wat, Enrich - 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 an NGO supported local bakery school.

      Freechoice

      Discover the temple of Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or explore Beng Mealea temples and the Artisans D’Angkor Handicraft Centre. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal) to view the floating villages or take a tethered balloon ride (weather dependent) to experience the spectacular aerial view above Angkor Wat.

      Enrich

      Be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow 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 on board

      Discover rural Cambodia on your drive to Kampong Cham where the luxurious Scenic Spirit awaits.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

      Walk (or drive) to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Sail 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 visiting a rubber plantation factory and beetle nut village.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

      Arrive in Kampong Tralach and experience an ox cart ride through a local village and fields. 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 from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before partaking in a ceremony, which contributes to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

      Later sail down Tonle River and wander through the silversmith village of Kho Chen.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

      Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, by Tuk Tuk explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and Central Market.

      Enrich

      Immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Enjoy a guided history tour followed by an indulgent high tea prepared in front of you by the hotel’s chefs, all whilst sipping on your signature cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship viewing the floodlit Independence Monument en-route.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

      Marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. The afternoon is at your leisure to take advantage of the facilities of the most luxurious ship on the Mekong as you set sail for the border. Celebrate arriving in Vietnam with your themed evening dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Tan Chau
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. Alternatively cruise by speedboat to Chau Doc and walk through the market, visit a family-operated fish farm and cruise around Chau Doc waterfront. Alternatively visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

      Whilst sailing to Sa Dec take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy the solitude on your private balcony.

      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 its lively market. Stop for tea at the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.

      Freechoice

      Visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a traditional house in the area. Alternatively savour afternoon tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board for your special 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 of your elegant hotel, your two night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

      Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. Visit the Reunification Palace and War Museum before attending tonight’s farewell dinner.

      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
    • 6 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 26 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 4 memorable Special Stays
    • 43 meals – 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners