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Embark on a glorious adventure, starting amongst the temples of Angkor before boarding a three-night deluxe river cruise down the Mekong. With shore excursions designed to give you an authentic glimpse of local life, cross into Vietnam to discover its many treasures. Explore vibrant Saigon, charming Hoi An and historic Hanoi and sail the waters of Halong Bay.
- Drift along Angkor's moat at sunset
- Witness how Cambodia Living Arts keep traditions alive
- Cruise the picturesque Mekong for 3 nights
- Test your senses at Noir in Saigon
- Learn traditional farming techniques in Hoi An
- Stroll through Hanoi's alleyways
- Cruise the magnificent Halong Bay
- Marvel at the Quintessence of Tonkin show
Days 1-2: UK - Siem Reap
You will be met at Siem Reap in the arrivals hall by your Local Guide or National Escort from Wendy Wu Tours. Together with all other group members who may be arriving at a similar time travel to your hotel for check in.
Day 3: Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
Spanning from the 9th to 15th century, the Angkor complex with over 1,000 temples was the seat of the thriving Khmer Empire. UNESCO manages the complex and to enter, your group will drive approximately 6km out of town to the main entrance gate to get your entrance passes, which you must carry with you.
Day 4: Siem Reap
In the high-water season, drive to Kampong Phluk is a cluster of three villages of stilts houses built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap lake. In the lower water season, you will visit Chong Kneas floating village. Get a glimpse into local life at the home of a Khmer family. Return to Siem Reap to enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
Day 5: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
Depart Siem Reap and fly 1 hour to Phnom Penh, a city of attractive boulevards. Visit the Cambodian Royal Palace and the opulent Silver Pagoda by cyclo before travelling to the National Museum with extensive artefacts on display, sightseeing today will involve approximately 3 hours on foot. Make a final stop at Wat Phnom and then, experience how traditional arts are preserved with a Cambodian Living Arts tour.
Day 6: Phnom Penh - Victoria Mekong Cruise
Reflect on the history of the city with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields. The visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum involves 1 hour on foot. This museum commemorates the atrocities that occurred during the regime of Pol Pot. The transfer south-west to the Killing Fields will take 30 minutes. You will spend about 1 hour here on foot for a harrowing insight into Cambodia’s tumultuous past.
Later on, transfer to Phnom Penh pier where you will say goodbye to your National Escort and board the Victoria Mekong. After a welcome briefing, you will cast off into the waters of the Mekong Delta.
Day 7: Victoria Mekong Cruise
Sail towards the border, passing into Vietnam in the early afternoon. Spend a relaxed morning enjoying the passing scenery and a wealth of onboard activities, such as a cultural lecture and cocktail making. In Vam Nao, go offshore by sampan to visit traditional cottage industries such as traditional clay pottery and local rice cakes. This evening, before dinner, experience a thrilling lion dance performance! Drop anchor at Vam Nao.
Day 8: Victoria Mekong Cruise
Continue downstream to Long Xuyen and disembark to visit the bustling floating market and a local museum. After lunch back onboard, arrive at Tan Loc Island, where you’ll be able to explore by electric bike, visiting the Ancient House and a lush garden for tea and fruit - a taste of Mekong hospitality.
Day 9: Victoria Mekong Cruise - Saigon
Enjoy breakfast onboard and visiting a local floating market by boat. Disembark and bid farewell to the Victoria Mekong, boarding the ship’s shuttle bus from Can Tho to Saigon, stopping en route in Cai Be for a delicious local lunch. This evening, dinner will be at Noir, a restaurant that supports Saigon’s visually impaired, for a sensory dining experience.
Day 10: Saigon
Confront the reality of guerrilla warfare at the Cu Chi Tunnels. The cramped tunnels were central to a few of the war’s strategic operations, including the famous 1968 Tet Offensive, and they did not escape damage. American B52 bombers dropped hundreds of missiles leaving huge tell-tale craters behind. The Cu Chi experience can be emotional for some visitors, but it offers a fascinating window into the hardship and traumas of war.
Day 11: Saigon - Hoi An
After breakfast, depart Saigon and fly 1h20 to Da Nang Airport. Drive 45 minutes to your hotel in Hoi An. Enjoy a walking tour through the streets of Hoi An, arriving first at Chua Ong Pagoda. Next, pass by the 200-year old Tan Ky House and take a short break at the Japanese Covered Bridge - one of Hoi An’s most iconic structures.
Day 12: Hoi An
This morning visit a local community farming project just outside of Hoi An - Tra Que village where the community has come together to create a large vegetable farm. Learn the traditional methods the farmers use to plant, fertilise and harvest the crop, then try your hand at raking the ground and sowing seeds. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure, with options to head to the beach or explore Hoi An ancient town.
Day 13: Hoi An - Hanoi
After breakfast, transfer to Danang and fly 1 hour and 20 minutes to the charming city of Hanoi where you will check into your hotel. This afternoon, visit the serene Temple of Literature, Hanoi’s first university. Then take a cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Each cyclo takes one passenger and is operated by a cycle driver behind the carriage.
Day 14: Hanoi
Discover the sights of Hanoi today. First stop at the Ho Chi Minh Quarter and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, followed by the Humble House on Stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda. Next, drive to the Ethnology Museum (closed on Mondays). This evening, attend The Quintessence of Tonkin show, an artistic open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.
Day 15: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Drive around 2 and a half hours today from Hanoi to Halong, where you will take an overnight cruise to the far-most corners of the bay by boat. There is usually a crowd of boats at the docks; however, the cruise itself will be scenic and relaxing. Enjoy lunch onboard as you cruise out into the bay, stopping to anchor for an afternoon of activities.
Day 16: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Spend the morning sailing through Halong Bay. After an early lunch (or brunch meal) disembark your cruise and return to Hanoi.
Day 17: Depart Hanoi
You will be transferred 1 hour from the hotel to the airport, according to the departure time of your international flight. Any time before your flight is at leisure.
You'll spend 15 nights in 3+/4* accommodation
Cruise the Mekong Delta
Cruise the Mekong in style aboard the contemporary Victoria Mekong with state-of-the-art facilities and an itinerary packed with culturally-immersive shore excursions and onboard activities.
Hanoi Cyclo Tour
Explore the vibrant streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter by cyclo, stopping off at a café to sample a traditionally-made, local speciality, egg coffee.
Angkor Thom Sunset Cruise
After a day of exploration relax as you float on the gentle waters of the moat of Angkor Thom, seeing the old walled city from a different perspective and savouring the beauty of a peaceful sunset.
- Return international economy flights
- All accommodation
- All meals: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 15 dinners
- All sightseeing and entrance fees
- All transportation and transfers
- English speaking National Escort or Local Guides
- Cambodia visa fees for UK and EU passport holders
The Victoria Mekong is the greenest ship on the Mekong River blending state-of-the-art eco-credentials with four-star comfort and superior service.
With just 35 passenger cabins you are guaranteed a genuine ‘small ship’ experience. Spacious, stylish staterooms all come with floor to ceiling windows, private balcony and individually controlled air conditioning and on board you'll find an infinity pool, spa, gym, movie room, games room, boutique and even mini golf.
All excursions and on-board entertainment are included for the duration of your Mekong cruise as are all meals local beers, soft drinks and house wine with dinner.
Staterooms and Suites
Relx in some of the most spacious staterooms on the Mekong River. Spacious oases of modern tranquillity furnished in natural wood with a muted palette of soothing earth tones, choose from Deluxe Staterooms located on either the River Deck or Panorama Deck and spacious aft-facing VIP Suites on the ship’s Panorama Deck.
All rooms feature:
- Panoramic French window, leading to private balcony
- Bathrooms with rain shower and branded quality fittings
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Branded amenities
- Refillable aluminium water bottles
- Central AC with individual control
- Imported linens with duvet and two kinds of pillows
- Premium mattresses
- Convertible bed configuration
- Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift
- Multi-configuration plugs & USB ports
- Free Wi-Fi access in rooms
- Generous closet space and under-bed storage
- Hair dryer
- Daily/nightly turndown service
- 24h laundry service
- Complimentary evening canapés
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- Based on London Heathrow departures
- Regional UK departures available
- Flight upgrades available on request
- Land only from ￡3090 (Siem Reap - Hanoi)
- Single room from ￡740
- Tipping paid locally US$66
- Price listed is based on new bookings only
These tours are designed for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures of South-east Asia on an excellent value group tour whilst travelling with like-minded people. The tours are on a fully-inclusive basis so you’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional National Escorts and local guides, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience.
The maximum number of people per group for this tour is 18
This tour has a physical rating of 1. A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
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