Voyaging the Mekong
The day for your epic cruise adventure around Cambodia and Vietnam is here at last – woo hoo! You’ll touch down in Siem Reap where you’ll be met by a guide and taken to your hotel to settle in. You’ll spend your time in this fascinating corner of the world exploring the ancient city of Angkor Thom by remork (like a tuk-tuk) and visiting plenty of 12th and 13th-century temples. You’ll visit the biggest temple in the world – the mighty Angkor Wat Temple, and you’ll even stay for sunset. Stretch your legs with a cycle around the rural countryside and visit the charming lesser-known temple of Banteay Thom. Enjoy most likely having the temple to yourself and indulge in a picnic lunch among the ruins.
It’s time for your first cruise! Over the next six days and seven nights, you’ll spot dolphins, see plenty of temples and explore a charming French colonial river port. You’ll stop in Phnom Penh, which you’ll explore by way of your own private cyclo stopping off to see the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and National Museum. You can also take part in an optional excursion to visit the Killing Fields and the Khmer Rouge's humbling Tuol Sleng museum. You’ll visit tribal villages, shop at floating markets and even partake in a spot of mountain biking if you wish, before arriving in My Tho.
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
You’ll spend your time in the exuberant city of Saigon visiting major attractions including the War Remnants Museum, the former Presidential Palace and City Hall. While here you’ll also enjoy a coffee tour; you’ll sip local brews, learn about the coffee history and discover how to prepare a traditional Vietnamese iced coffee.
Today you’ll spend one night in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and you can spend your time here as you wish. Uncover the emerging arts scene, pick up souvenirs at the market or slurp down some excellent noodles.
It’s time for your final cruise, this one will take you down the breath-taking Halong Bay area with its dazzling emerald waters and towering rainforest topped islands. Start the day right with an early morning Tai Chi class on the sun deck or hop off at Viet Hai, a scenic fishing village.
Back in the capital, this time you’ll partake in a city tour that will show you all the major attractions. You’ll visit the Temple of Literature, the One Pillar Pagoda and the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh. In the evening you’ll enjoy a street food walking tour throughout the Old Quarter with a passionate food guide. You’ll walk down small lanes and hidden alleys uncovering the city’s best bites; think steaming bowls of pho, steamed rice paper stuffed with pork and mushrooms and perfectly cold beer.