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Best Mekong River Tour

If you look for a journey to appreciate the beauty of Mekong River, then this trip is everything you expect. You will be travelling from the lower part of Mekong with cruise to Sadec, Can Tho then cruise upstream to the land of Cambodia before you fly to Laos where the Mekong roams with amongst unspoilt nature

      

TOUR IN BRIEF

Tour length: 17 days 16 days 
Visits: Ho Chi Minh - Sa Dec - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Champasak - Luang Prabang 
Tour type: Private Tour for Family 
Departure date: upon request
Holiday feature : cultural visit, cruises
Physcal level: Easy
Price: please contact us for best price 

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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 : Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Upon your arrival, our staff will welcome for a transfer to the hotel in city centre. Your first leg in Hanoi is to explore the infamous Old Quarter by foot. This evening indulge in your Included sumptuous contemporary Vietnamese meal offered in a beautiful, unusual setting of a former opium refinery.
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Meal: welcome dinner 

Day 02: Ho Chi Minh City Tour
We lave Ho Chi Minh city for a scenic boat trip on Sai Gon river. In the morning you will enjoy a half-day private excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels which consists of more than 200kilometers of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrancesto other tunnels. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Return to Ho Chi Minh by car
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Meal: breakfast

Day 03: Ho Chi Minh City 
After breakfast you will be transferred to My Tho to board the luxurious Mekong Navigator for your Included 7 night luxury Mekong River cruise. 
Accommodation: hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Meal: breakfast


Day 04: Cai Be - Sa Dec 
Arrive at the charming town of Cai Be with its lively and colourful floating market. Following your champagne breakfast, board sampans and tour historic Anh Kiet House. Visit a traditional rice factory before returning to the ship for lunch. Board sampans to navigate the narrow canals and observe the daily routines of the villagers en route to the historic town of Sa Dec.
Accommodation: overnight on cruise
Meal: breakfast

Day 5: Chau Doc - Border crossing into Cambodia - Phnom Penh 
Cruise Chau Doc harbour with its traditional Vietnamese floating market. Continue to the colourful Tay An Pagoda, then visit a local family’s fish farm before returning to the ship for lunch. Continue cruising and cross the border into Cambodia. Sous Sdei and welcome to Cambodia! Spend the afternoon at leisure cruising to Phnom Penh.
Accommodation: Mekong cruise
Meal: breakfast

Day 6: Phnom Penh 
Take an exciting morning cyclo tour along the city’s riverfront to the Royal Palace complex for your visit. SCENIC ENRICH: Before dinner witness a cultural performance featuring traditional Apsara, Cambodia’s national dance.
Accommodation: Mekong Cruise
Meal: breakfast

Day 7: Phnom Penh Tour
Reflect upon Cambodia’s darkest history on a visit to the Killing Fields.  This evening enjoy a shadow puppet show featuring ancient Khmer folktales accompanied by a traditional Khmer orchestra.
Accommodation: Mekong Cruise
Meal: breakfast

Day 08: Tonle Sap - Kampong Chhnang 
Enjoy a full day of sailing on the scenic Tonle Sap River. Observe the friendly locals living, working, and even shopping on the river.
Accommodation: Mekong Cruise
Meal: breakfast

Day 09: Wat Hanchey - Kampong Cham 
This morning visit a local secondary school and meet with the principal and students. Walk up to Wat Hanchey and receive a traditional Buddhist Water Blessing from the resident monks. Tonight gather for a farewell reception and Royal Cambodian Theme Dinner.
Accommodation: Mekong Cruise
Meal: breakfast

Day 10: Disembark Cruise - Siem Reap 
Following breakfast this morning transfer from your luxury cruise to your hotel in Siem Reap where the rest of the day is at leisure. SCENIC ENRICH: Attend a unique and special performance of Phare, the Cambodian Circus, mixing music, dance, acrobats and juggling in a story about Cambodian lives and society, established 20 years ago by young Cambodians returning from the refugee camps. Enjoy your Included Khmer dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet of Western and Asian cuisines.
Accommodation: hotel in Siem Reap
Meal: breakfast

Day 11: Siem Reap 
Rise early this morning for your visit to Angkor Wat and witness the sunrise over the magnificent 12th century World Heritage temple complex. After breakfast at the hotel visit Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm, entangled by the surrounding jungle vines. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant that trains young Cambodians from poor families in the principles of hospitality. This afternoon visit the temples of the Roluos Group, an ancient centre of Khmer civilization. Enjoy a relaxing journey in a unique row boat to watch the sunset over the surrounding temples.
Accommodation: hotel in Siem Reap
Meal: breakfast

Day 12: Siem Reap 
Enjoy your sightseeing to discover the temple of Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum
Accommodation: hotel in Siem Reap
Meal: breakfast

Day 13: Siem Reap - Champasak Laos
Transfer to the airport for your Included flight to Pakse. Sabaidee and welcome to Laos! Discover the quaint capital of Southern Laos before your transfer to the small town of Champasak.
Accommodation: hotel in Champasak
Meal: breakfast

Day 14: Champasak
Explore Wat Phou, set amidst the rice fields and waterways, during your Included visit. Travel by elephant through the forest to Mount Asa with spectacular views of the National Park.
Accommodation: Mekong Cruise
Meal: breakfast

Day 15: Champasak - Luang Prabang 
Journey east to the picturesque Boloven Plateau, featuring dozens of coffee plantations. Join your local expert known as ‘Mr Koffie’ as he explains the coffee making process and enjoy a taste of local blends. Transfer to the airport for your Included flight to Luang Prabang.
Accommodation: hotel in Luang Prabang
Meal: breakfast

Day 16: Luang Prabang 
SCENIC ENRICH: Rise early to witness the monks move silently through the streets to collect alms. During your Included sightseeing tour uncover the history of Laos. Enjoy your Included leisurely cruise to the mysterious Pak Ou caves and view the hundreds of Buddha images. SCENIC ENRICH: As the sun sets experience a traditional game of petanque with the locals.
Accommodation: hotel in Luang Prabang
Meal: breakfast

Day 17: Depart Luang Prabang 
Take your Included transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight 
Accommodation: not included
Meal: breakfast 

 


 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

 

Tour included Tour Excluded
  • Vietnam Visa Arrangement
  • 08 hotel nights
  • 01 cruise night
  • Breakfast daily and 01 dinner
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Local English speaking tour guides
  • Entrance fees
  • International Flight ( contact us for best fare)
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks 
  • Personal Expenses


     



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