A Mekong Experience

Victoria Mekong on the river at night
Victoria Mekong on the river aerial view
Mekong River Cruising
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • Wendy Wu

A 14-day tour encompassing Vietnam and Cambodia including a Mekong river cruise between Saigon and Phnom Penh.

Highlights
  • Victoria Mekong river cruise
  • Floating Markets 
  • Tiger Island 
  • Saigon with local guid 
  • Cu Chi tunnels 
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Phnom Penh with local guide 
  • National Museum 
  • Killing Fields
  • Tuol Sleng Museum
  • Temples of Angkor 
  • Angkor Wat Complex   
  • Boat trip on Angkor Thom moat

 

 

Destinations
  • Vietnam
  • Asia
Tour Types
  • Overland
Departure Points
  • London (Gatwick)
  • Days 1 -2 Saigon  - Fly overnight to Saigon. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
  • Day 3 Saigon - Get to grips with the horrors 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 dining in the dark at Noir.
  • Day 4 Saigon Embark Victoria Mekong  - 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.
  • Day 5 Cruise Mekong 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.
  • Day 6 Cruise Mekong River - 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.
  • Day 7 Cruise Mekong River - 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.
  • Day 8 Disembark 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.
  • Day 9 Phnom Penh to 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.
  • Day 10 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.
  • Day 11 Siem Reap - 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 enjoy a rollicking performance of the Phare Cambodian Circus.
  • Day 12 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.
  • Day 13 - 14 Depart Siem Reap - Grab your last-minute souvenirs before boarding an overnight flight to the UK, arriving home the following day.
  • International flights and current taxes
  • Domestic transportation
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees
  • Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders

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

Dates Price Single Availability
08-Mar-2020 for 14 Nights Flight Included On Request Visit Website
05-Apr-2020 for 14 Nights Flight Included On Request Visit Website
04-Oct-2020 for 14 Nights Flight Included On Request Visit Website

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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Meals:All meals are included.
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