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LUXURY MEKONG RIVER CRUISE FROM VIETNAM TO CAMBODIA

HO CHI MINH CITY  - CU CHI - CHO GAO - MY THO - VINH LONG - CAI BE - SA DEC - CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH - KOH CHEN - KAMPONG TRALACH - KAMPONG CHHNANG - LAKE TONLE - SIEM REAP​

Indulge yourself with a Mekong river cruise on our 5-star luxury vessel, the RV Indochine II. You will navigate through one of Asia's most dynamic waterways, and experience a tapestry of colour and culture from vibrant cities to charming riverside villages, bustling markets to peaceful temples. Enjoy the ultimate cruising experience on the RV Indochine II combining authentic charm, colonial-style comfort with complete luxury. 

Your Mekong River cruise journey begins in Ho Chi Minh City with a comprehensive tour of the city and Cu Chi Tunnels to learn of the fascinating war history. Then cross the narrow Chao Gao Canal, engage in local life in My Tho and Koh Chen and pass through the city of Phnom Penh with its Royal Palace and bustling markets. Be charmed by unforgettable interactions with the locals along your journey. You will disembark in Siem Reap, home of the world-famous Angkor Wat.

Trip code : TC1697DC

Duration : 9 days

Destination : Vietnam - Cambodia

Travel Dates :2021

  • Embark the ship in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Enjoy the ultimate luxury on a 5-star cruise along one of Asia's most dynamic waterways
  • Enjoy a personalised experience in luxury small group touring with a maximum 20 passengers per vehicle
  • Soak up Ho Chi Minh City's buzzing energy and be fascinated by this colourful metropolis
  • Immerse yourself in Vietnam's history by visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels 
  • Explore one of the world’s longest rivers and be fascinated by local living along the river
  • Enjoy an exciting ox-cart ride to the local Buddhist monastery and participate in a special Buddhist blessing 
  • Be charmed with authentic and meaningful local interactions along your journey
  • Shop through captivating traditional markets along the Mekong, or grab a bargain at the Central Market in Cambodia
  • Explore a variety of workshops along the way which are unique to each region
  • Gain an insight into the history and culture of Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Enjoy cultural performances including traditional Vietnamese music and Cambodia's Apsara dance
  • Cruise and explore Tonle Sap fascinating ecosystem and local villages 
  • Satisfy your tastebuds with delectable Vietnamese and Cambodian Cuisine 

Our pick up point for this cruise is at the Rex Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

You will be collected from the hotel and transferred to the wharf to join the cruise group and have a buffet lunch at a restaurant nearby.

In the afternoon we will take a tour of Ho Chi Minh City.

We then board our ship and enjoy a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner.

Overnight on board RV Indochine II.

This morning we will depart for the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence.

Home to around 10,000 people for several years, it took about 25 years to build the underground city. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans.

Enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque villages.

On arrival, we will watch a short introductory video before exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels, the most famous battlegrounds in the world. We will explore the complex tunnel system and view may craters left from B52 bombing raids. After that we can try firing real bullets at the shooting range or go souvenir shopping before your return transfer back to the ship

Lunch is onboard and then we start cruising along the Mekong Delta.

Overnight we moor at Nha Be.

Today we pass through the Mekong Delta and visit the town of My Tho and the My Tho Islands to see local craftsmen at work.

In the afternoon, we will cruise to Vinh Long, Cai Be and Sac Dec.

Overnight we stop at our mooring point.

Early this morning we visit Sa Dec and tour the small town where some colonial mansions are still in existence. We will also discover the local market.

Back on board for lunch.

In the afternoon we cruise to Chau Doc.

Overnight we stop at our mooring point.

Today we spend the day cruising and cross the Cambodian Border as we continue our journey to Phnom Penh.

After dinner, we arrive in Phnom Penh and go for a "TUK TUK" trip around the city.

Our ship is moored for the night right in the heart of Phnom Penh City.

Overnight in the port of Phnom Penh.

On our city tour this morning will include a visit the Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace and the National museum.

We have lunch in a local restaurant and then the option to visit a former detention center used by the Khmer Rouge during the civil war.

Afterward we will have time for shopping in the "Central Market".

In the evening we will be treated to a traditional Apsara dance show.

Overnight in the port of Phnom Penh.

Today we visit Koh Chen, a small village where the inhabitants are experts in silverwork and copper work and visit a school.

After lunch we arrive in Kampong Tralach and visit the beautiful Vihara of the Wat Kampong Tralach Leu Pagoda. We cross through the village by ox-cart to reach the pagoda.

We return and continue our cruise to Kampong Chhnang which is our overnight stop.

Today we visit Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap. We visit a traditional grove of palm trees and taste some palm sugar before a visit to a traditional pottery workshop.

We then visit a floating village on small local boats.

In the afternoon we cruise to lake Tonle Sap.

Enjoy our Cocktail and Gala Dinner tonight.

We spend the morning cruising.

Once we reach the port of Siem Reap we disembark the RV Indochine II around noon.

Our driver will transfer you to our drop off point in Siem Reap which is where our cruise package ends.

 

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

  • 8- nights on 5-star luxury premium ship RV Indochine II
  • All Port fees
  • Half day Ho Chi Minh City Tour
  • Cu Chi Tunnel Tour
  • Return Transfers from/to pick up point and from/to port
  • Full board meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages: Coffee, tea and drinking water, 1 soft drink or 1 local beer every lunch and dinner
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Comprehensive sightseeing & entrance fees at monument
  • All shore excursions touring & transfers in air-conditioned vehicles

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