River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Hanoi
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Hanoi/Ha Long
Enjoy a Ha Long Bay cruise on a junk boat with visits to a cave and an island lookout. Savour a seafood lunch and dinner. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 3 Ha Long/Hue
Cruise back to the port and take a private van to Hanoi. Enjoy some time in the city before an overnight train to Hue. (1B, 1L)
Day 4 Hue
Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel, Royal Tomb and Tien Mu Pagoda.
Day 5 Hue/Hoi An
Drive the Hai Van pass. Take advantage of Hoi An's many options over the 2.5 days in town. Opt for a cooking class, riverboat trip, bike ride, beach time, tailor visit or My Son ruins. (1B)
Day 6 Hoi An
Spend two full days exploring all Hoi An has to offer. Dive into the culture, hang out on the beach or get clothes tailor-made in one of the many shops around town. Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project. (1B, 1L)
Day 7 Hoi An
Spend a free day exploring all Hoi An has to offer. (1B)
Day 8 Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City
Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City with free time to explore this hectic city. (1B)
Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City
Enjoy a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn more about the Vietnam War. Use free time in the afternoon to explore sprawling Ho Chi Minh City. (1B)
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City/M? Tho
Transfer to the pier for the start of the riverboat journey. Embark, settle in, and get to know the crew as the adventure begins. Sail towards My Tho. (1D)
Day 11 M? Tho/Sadek
Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda with a short tour of My Tho town en route. Take local boats to Thoi Son Island to see a coconut product manufacturer, taste some local fruit and honey and meet traditional musicians. Continue on to Cai Be and enjoy a visit to the floating market. Opt to wander the small paths through local communities on the island and visit a Rice Popping cottage industry. Continue by local boat to Vinh Long to meet the vessel. Embark for the evening sail to Sa Dec. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 12 Sadek/Xã Vinh Xuong
Visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda in Sa Dec and stroll through the market along the river. View the old colonial houses by the delta. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board as you cruise the Mekong. Arrive at Chau Doc and visit Sam Mountain for sunset. Gaze out over the rice paddies or relax in a hammock. Visit some temples and pagodas along the way. Opt for dinner in town. (1B, 1L)
Day 13 Xã Vinh Xuong/Phnom Penh
Cross the border into Cambodia and continue on to Phnom Penh. Enjoy an evening in the capital city starting with a cyclo tour to see the city from a new perspective. Opt to finish up at the Foreign Correspondents Club for Happy Hour overlooking the river or dinner in town. (1B, 1L)
Day 14 Phnom Penh
Visit the sobering S21 Museum and the Killing Fields with a local guide. After lunch, use free time to visit sights like the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, or the Russian Market. (1B, 1L)
Day 15 Phnom Penh/Kâmpóng Trâlach
Wander through the town of Koh Chen on an island in the river. Visit silver and copper workshops and meet a Khmer Rouge survivor eager to tell his story. Continue to Kampong Tralach and visit the local vihara (Buddhist monastery) and Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. Opt to cycle, or ride in a tuk tuk or buffalo cart, through the village and past rice paddies to reach the monastery. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 16 Kâmpóng Trâlach/Chnok Tru
Sail on to Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap RIver. Learn more about the fish farming, pottery and sugar palm production in the area. Wander through the local market then opt to cycle to visit the local industries. Enjoy lunch back on the ship en route to Chnok Tru. Hop in a local boat to visit one of the largest floating villages on the river. Enjoy an evening cocktail and the Captain's farewell dinner. (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 17 Chnok Tru/Siem Reap
Depart for Siem Reap early morning. Tour ends upon arrival. Please book onward travel after 4pm. (1B)
River Cruise Highlights
Savour fresh seafood
Visit the Imperial Citadel
Explore Ho Chi Minh City
Take a cyclo tour in Phnom Penh
Cruise the Mekong by riverboat
All This Included
If you’re travelling Vietnam solely by land, you’re missing out on half the adventure. This tour doesn't leave anything out. Cruise Halong Bay by junk boat; explore Hue’s historic monuments; check out the My Son ruins; witness daily life along the Mekong as you drift into Cambodia; and so much more. The ultimate Southeast Asia experience awaits. Get on board.
G Adventures for Good: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An
Halong Bay caves entrance
Halong Bay boat cruise with seafood lunch and dinner
Imperial Citadel and Tomb entrance (Hue)
Cu Chi Tunnels entrance and tour
Vinh Trang Pagoda visit
Thoi Son Island cottage industries tour
Kien An Cung Pagoda visit (Sa Dec)
Sam Mountain sunset visit
Cyclo tour (Phnom Penh)
Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) guided tour
Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) guided tour
Koh Chen island visit including cottage industries
Vihara and pagoda visit (Kampong Tralach)
Kampong Chhnang visit
Chhnok Tru floating village visit
Farewell cocktail and Captain's dinner
7 nights aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat with options to cycle to excursions along the way
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Hotels (7 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), junk boat (1 nt), aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat (7 nts).
14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 5 dinners.
Transportation: Private vehicle, junk boat, cyclo, overnight train (beds), plane, Toum Tiou II Riverboat.
Accommodations on this Tour
Hotels (7 nts)
Sleeper train (1 nt)
Junk boat (1 nt)
Aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat (7 nts)
Small group experience; Max 28
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
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.