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Signature Mekong

10 days with Abercrombie & Kent  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to your luxurious hotel.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City | Riding by Cyclo
Set out to discover Ho Chi Minh City, pausing to visit pivotal Reunification Hall; Notre Dame Cathedral, built by French colonists; and the Central Post Office, its architecture reflecting Gothic, Renaissance and French influences. After lunch at a local restaurant, explore Chinatown. Continue to bustling, centrally located Binh Tay Market and Chinese-style Thien Hau Pagoda. (B L D)
Day 3: My Tho | Setting Sail
After a morning at leisure, transfer to My Tho and board luxurious ‘Aqua Mekong’ to set sail on the fabled Mekong. The twelfth-largest river in the world, the Mekong spans 2,700 miles and flows through six countries, from the Tibetan Plateau through China's Yunnan province, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Serving as a major trade route between western China and Southeast Asia, this “mother of water” — also called the River Khong — flows through mountains and dense forests and past floating markets, affording a scenic passage through areas of rich biodiversity. (B D)
Days 4-6: Mekong River | Cruising the Mekong
Begin the day at Binh Thanh mat weaving village. Alternately, visit the port city of Sa Dec, seeing its vibrant market and the house of French author Marguerite Duras’ lover, Huynh Thuy Le. Here, she set much of her autobiographical novel, The Lover. After lunch on board, visit the quaint village of My An Hung. Traverse its lush plantations and sample local fruit alongside residents while listening to traditional folk music. You may also set out on an optional bike ride. The following morning, travel by skiff to Chau Doc floating market. Then, pay a visit to Long Son Pagoda atop Sam Mountain, where you visit with monks. You may also choose to cycle on Long Khanh Island or take a rickshaw ride to Tan Chau Market alongside your vessel’s chef. On your final day on the legendary river, learn about the art of dyeing and weaving traditional kromas (scarves), gaining insight from locals. You may also explore the riverbank by bike. Then, take a skiff to visit to the remote village of Preah Prosop to experience the pace and practices of daily life. (B L D)
Day 7: Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Past Meets Present
Disembark in Phnom Penh. See the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum by tuk-tuk. You may then opt to pay a poignant visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide, which serves as a memorial to the victims of the Khmer Rouge; proceed to the Killing Fields, where more than a million people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime. Alternately, shop for handicrafts at the busy Russian Market. (B L)
Day 8: Siem Reap | Discovering the Ancient Capital
Transfer to the airport and fly to Siem Reap. Discover Angkor Thom, the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. See the richly adorned Bayon Temple; aptly named Terrace of the Elephants, its remains marked with pachyderm carvings; and Leper King Terrace, believed to have been used as a royal cremation site. This evening, visit Bayon-style Ta Prohm, one of Angkor's most memorable temples. (B)
Day 9: Siem Reap | In Awe of Angkor Wat
Spend the morning exploring Angkor Wat’s stunning temples, part of a hidden lost city tucked into the jungle. After lunch, proceed to Banteay Srei — dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva — and Banteay Samre, named after an ancient people of Indochina. (B L)
Day 10: Depart Siem Reap
Embark on a boat ride on the Tonle Sap. After lunch, transfer to the airport and board your homebound flight. (B L)
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River Cruise Highlights
  • Enjoy four nights aboard the luxurious 'Aqua Mekong'
  • Experience the legendary hospitality of Southeast Asia through its most luxurious hotels, including the Park Hyatt Saigon, Raffles Hotel Le Royal and Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor
  • Spend two days at the stunning Angkor complex, which includes the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat
  • Explore the wide boulevards and colonial architecture of Phnom Penh, Cambodia's French-built capital
  • Embark on an exciting cyclo ride through Ho Chi Minh City's Chinatown district
All This Included
Set out on an enriching independent journey to explore the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia. Cruise the iconic Mekong River aboard 'Aqua Mekong,' visiting remote villages en route; Ride Like a Local by tuk tuk around Phnom Penh's Grand Palace; and discover Ho Chi Minh City's lively Chinatown.
  • All accommodations
  • Meals as specified
  • Arrival and departure transers
  • Fully-guided sightseeing as noted in the itinerary
  • Bottled water supplied during Sightseeing
  • Handling of two pieces of baggage per person for international fights
  • Hotel taxes
Accommodations on this Tour
Ho Chi Minh City: Park Hyatt Saigon
Cruising: Cabin onboard Aqua Mekong
Phnom Penh: Raffles Hotel Le Royal 
Siem Reap: Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor 
  • Internal Air from $150
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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