A Mekong Experience (Main Deck)

Victoria Mekong on the river at night
Victoria Mekong on the river aerial view
Mekong River Cruising
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  • Wendy Wu

On this 14-day tour, you'll discover the beauty of Cambodia and southern Vietnam through a variety of memorable moments and cultural experiences. Discover vibrant Saigon, explore the lush waterways of the Mekong Delta, take a cooking class in Cambodia, and learn about local life within the floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake. Your tour includes a four night luxury cruise to soak up the sights and sounds of the mighty Mekong, with a number of shore excursions along the route from Saigon to Phnom Penh. On arrival, pay a visit to the extraordinary Angkor complex, masterpiece of the Khmer Kings.

Highlights
  • Drift along Angkor's moat at sunset.
  • Test your senses at Noir in Saigon.
  • Spend 4 nights on a luxury Mekong river cruise.
  • Explore Phnom Penh by cyclo.
  • Take a traditional Cambodian cookery class.
Tipping and Gratuities
Tipping while on holiday is common in most parts of the world and Southeast Asia is no exception. However, it is not always clear who it is appropriate to tip and how much. Furthermore, travellers may not have the right amounts of cash available at the right time. In order to avoid any inconvenience Wendy Wu Tours operates a tipping policy where a stated amount is given to your national escort at the beginning of your tour and tips are disbursed to local guides and drivers throughout your tour. The amount is designed to be at a reasonable level for travellers while being fair to the local people and includes a gratuity for the National Escort. If you are travelling in a smaller group with local guides only, then tipping is paid in each destination. To be fair to the guides we ask for slightly higher amounts per traveller with small groups. We generally find that most customers appreciate the convenience of our tipping policy but we do recognize that it may not suit everyone. However, as this is a group tour we ask that everyone follows the same protocol to be fair to other group members and to ensure smooth operation of your tour.
Drinks with Meals
Drinks included aboard the Victoria Mekong
Destinations
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • South East Asia
  • South East Asia
Tour Types
  • Cycling
  • Museum
  • Sightseeing
  • Cultural
  • Foodie
  • Ruins-Archaeology
  • Active
  • River Cruise
  • Sailing
  • Scenic
  • 50 plus
  • Seniors

Location: London, Ho Chi Minh City

Fly overnight to Saigon. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

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Location: Ho Chi Minh City

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Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Confront the reality of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the war. Return to Saigon to explore the iconic sights, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office, before a 'dining in the dark' experience at Noir.

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Location: Victoria Mekong Cruises, Can Tho, Mekong River Delta

After breakfast, transfer to the meeting point in Saigon, where you will say goodbye to your National Escort and be picked up for your cruise by your local guide from Victoria Mekong. Drive to Can Tho, stopping en route for lunch. Board the Victoria Mekong which, after a welcome briefing, will cast off into the waters of the Mekong Delta. Dine on delicious local cuisine at the welcome dinner and enjoy a traditional music show as you cruise upstream. Later, retire to your comfortable stateroom for the night.

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Location: hòn Lao, Vàm Nao River

Tender ashore to Tiger Island, where you will enjoy an exploration of local industries such as net weaving, incense making and banh in (rice cakes) making. Sit down to dinner and evening entertainment before retiring to your cabin. Tonight, the ship will drop anchor at Vam Nao

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Location: Tân Châu, Tra Su Cajuput Forest

Continue your cruise with excursions around Tan Chau, including a stop at a Cao Dai temple, a silk village and the option of a visit to the submerged Tra Su Forest. In the evening, enjoy a thrilling lion dance performance on board.

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Location: Preah Sisowath Quay

Cross over into Cambodia, taking in the passing scenery. Onboard activities such as cocktail making will be available. In the late afternoon, dock at Sisowath Quay for a traditional Apsara performance and a farewell dinner.

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Location: Phnom Penh

Bid farewell to the Victoria Mekong this morning as you dock in Phnom Penh, where you will meet your new Cambodian National Escort. Board a cyclo to explore the main sights of the city such as the Silver Pagoda and Wat Phnom, before ending the day with a local beer by the riverfront.

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Location: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

Spend the day reflecting on the history of the city with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields, locations that provide chilling reminders of the Khmer Rouge regime. Later on, fly to Siem Reap.

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Location: Krong Siem Reap

Rising early, journey to the old city of Angkor Thom and pass through the magnificent South Gate flanked by 54 gods and demons. At Angkor Thom's centre is the enigmatic Bayon, a breath-taking temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. Also admire the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm before the rest of the day is dedicated to Angkor Wat, the most magnificent, and best preserved of all of Angkor's treasures.

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Location: Krong Siem Reap, Kampong Phluk, Chong Khneas

High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Enjoy a morning cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Phluk and observing the way of life of these lake communities. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul) Visit Chong Kneas floating village. This evening enjoys a rollicking performance of the Phare Cambodian Circus.

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Location: Krong Siem Reap

Travel by tuk tuk to a cooking lesson, where you will learn to prepare traditional Khmer dishes. Spend your afternoon at leisure before a farewell dinner.

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Location: Krong Siem Reap, Krong Siem Reap

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK, arriving home the following day

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Location: London

Included
  • Accommodation
  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
  • Country Entry Visas
  • Fully Guided
  • International Travel
  • Local Taxes
  • Entrance Fees
  • Meals – Full Board
    -Breakfasts: 11, Lunches: 10, Dinners: 11
  • Flights
    -International flights and current taxes
  • Cruise
    -Victoria Mekong Cruise

Not Included
  • Tipping and Gratuities
    -Tipping while on holiday is common in most parts of the world and Southeast Asia is no exception. However, it is not always clear who it is appropriate to tip and how much. Furthermore, travellers may not have the right amounts of cash available at the right time. In order to avoid any inconvenience Wendy Wu Tours operates a tipping policy where a stated amount is given to your national escort at the beginning of your tour and tips are disbursed to local guides and drivers throughout your tour. The amount is designed to be at a reasonable level for travellers while being fair to the local people and includes a gratuity for the National Escort. If you are travelling in a smaller group with local guides only, then tipping is paid in each destination. To be fair to the guides we ask for slightly higher amounts per traveller with small groups. We generally find that most customers appreciate the convenience of our tipping policy but we do recognize that it may not suit everyone. However, as this is a group tour we ask that everyone follows the same protocol to be fair to other group members and to ensure smooth operation of your tour.
  • Drinks with Meals
    -Drinks included aboard the Victoria Mekong

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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Touring with Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu Tours is the UK’s leading Asia travel specialist, offering a comprehensive range of group, private and tailor-made holidays to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Japan, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka. Their tours have won a host of prestigious travel awards including The British Travel Awards plus a variety of high profile travel agent awards including the prestigious Travel Weekly Globe Awards for the last six years running and the TTG Travel Awards. What’s more, they enjoy a 5-star Trip Advisor rating and a 4.7/5 independent Feefo customer rating.

Their inspiring range of escorted group tours are fully inclusive, offering outstanding value to the customer. They even include your visa! As well as Classic Group Tours, the company also offers more adventurous journeys in their Immerse Yourself range, luxury journeys in their Exclusive Collection, bespoke, tailor made holidays and river cruising holidays throughout Asia.

For 2020 they’ve even built their own state-of-the-art vessel, Victoria Mekong, to operate a series of Mekong River Cruises that can be booked either as a cruise only option or as part of a tour. No matter what style of travel you enjoy, Wendy Wu Tours can provide a comprehensive and expert guiding hand to your travel plans. More recently, they have launched tours beyond Asia to South America. Each tour aims to showcase both the iconic sights as well as uncover the hidden gems of each destination.

By using local personnel, they can offer genuinely insightful and expert guiding and their award-winning National Escorts have a reputation for transforming a good tour into a truly great one - indeed many customers will name check their guides when they return saying how wonderful they were and how they performed beyond expectations. Recommendations and repeat travel are the foundation of the business and the guides are key to this success. Wendy Wu Tours is a truly global company with offices in London, New York, Sydney and Auckland plus an operational base in China. 

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Start:UK
Finish:UK
Group size:8 - 28
Suitable for: 18 - 70+
Accommodation:4*
Physical rating:Low
Meals:All meals are included.
Diets:Vegetarians, Meat
Tour operated in: English
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