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Magnificent Mekong Cruise

  • Duration
    10 days
  • Tour Type
    Cruise
  • Price From
    £2669
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Embark on an unforgettable voyage upstream from Saigon to Siem Reap uncovering hidden treasures in unexplored destinations in supreme style aboard one of the newest ships on the river.

Experience captivating cultures on exclusive shore excursions. Discover the enchanting Long Xuyen Floating Market, untouched riverine islands and the moving history of Phnom Penh. Indulge in breathtaking riverscapes from the luxurious Sundeck or your private balcony, dine in style and enjoy a host of cultural performances on board.

What's Included

  • International flights and current taxes
  • Domestic transportation
  • 4 star accommodation
  • Cruise with all shore excursions, onboard entertainment, all meals including free flow beer and wine
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees
This is one of the most stylish ways to discover one of Asia's most vibrant waterways. Enjoy some of the most spacious suites on the river, fascinating shore excursions and an enchanting onboard cultural programme travelling along one of the most interesting stretches of the Mekong.

Why choose the Victoria Mekong?

Brand new ship

The luxurious Victoria Mekong is one of the newest ships on the river.

Stylish staterooms

Spacious staterooms and suites all feature panoramic French windows leading to a private balcony.

Exciting shore excursions

Discover floating markets, rural villages, bustling towns and enigmatic temples.

Exquisite wining and dining

Delicious meals included with free-flow of house wines, local beers and soft drinks.

Tour Itinerary

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

  • Days 1-2
    FLY TO SAIGON
    Day 1-2: FLY TO SAIGON

    Fly overnight to Saigon, Vietnam's largest and most evocative city. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

  • Day 3
    VICTORIA MEKONG B L D
    Day 3: VICTORIA MEKONG

    Depart Saigon and drive towards Can Tho, the beating heart of the Mekong Delta. Stop at the rustic, riverside town of Cai Be where lunch is served at the elegant Le Longanier Restaurant set amidst lush fruit trees by the river. Board the Victoria Mekong and watch the sunset as you set sail, sundowner in hand.

  • Day 4
    LONG XUYEN & TIGER ISLAND B L D
    Day 4: LONG XUYEN & TIGER ISLAND

    Take a tender boat through a fascinating floating market to reach Long Xuyen. Visit the local museum, with its displays of ancient crafts. Later, head to Tiger Island. Visit a temple and observe local industries, such as incense-making, in action.

  • Day 5
    PHU TAN & TAN CHAU B L D
    Day 5: PHU TAN & TAN CHAU

    Head ashore in Phu Tan and visit a craft village famous for its handmade clay stoves. Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise toward Tan Chau, where a rickshaw will take you to explore a colourful temple and market. This evening, experience a lion dance on the sky deck!

  • Day 6
    INTO CAMBODIA B L D
    Day 6: INTO CAMBODIA

    Enjoy onboard activities such as a ship’s tour or a mini golf tournament as the ship crosses the border into Cambodia. We arrive late afternoon in the charming capital of Phnom Penh, once known as the “Pearl of the Orient” for its French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic river walk. Before dinner tonight, take in a lively performance of Khmer Apsara dancing.

  • Day 7
    PHNOM PENH B L D
    Day 7: PHNOM PENH

    Hop on a cyclo and head to the elaborate Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. Later, pay your respects at the Killing Fields, where the Khmer Rouge executed over 1 million victims in the 1970s. Today, it is a memorial site for peaceful reflection. Return to the city and end the afternoon in style with a signature cocktail at Raffles Hotel Le Royal before returning to the ship for an interesting pre-dinner lecture about Cambodia.

  • Day 8
    OUDONG & SILK ISLAND B L D
    Day 8: OUDONG & SILK ISLAND

    Enjoy a walking tour of Koh Chen village, where you’ll meet a local copper and silversmith, before continuing to the country’s former capital, Oudong. Visit Buddhist monks at a meditation centre before taking a tuk-tuk to Silk Island where you will learn about the process of silk weaving, from worm to loom, with the chance to observe local families weaving the iconic Cambodian krama.

  • Day 9
    ANGKOR BAN B L D
    Day 9: ANGKOR BAN

    This morning, explore the village of Angkor Ban with its wooden stilt houses. Enjoy lunch on board as the Victoria Mekong sails to Wat Hanchey. Walk up the steps to this 7th-century hilltop temple, built under the Chenla Empire, and take in gorgeous panoramic views over the Mekong River.

  • Day 10
    DEPART FROM KAMPONG CHHAM B L
    Day 10: DEPART FROM KAMPONG CHHAM

    Disembark from the ship at Kampong Chham and travel through the lush Cambodian countryside to Siem Reap, gateway to the mystical Angkor complex. After lunch transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK arriving the same or next day.

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Magnificent Mekong Cruise map

Places Visited: Saigon - Cai Be - Long Xuyen - Tiger Island - Phu Tan - Tan Chau - Phnom Penh - Oudong - Silk Island - Angkor Ban - Siem Reap

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Tour Dates & Prices

  • All Departures
  • Dedicated Solo Departures
Depart UK
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Booking Options

Departures for Solo travellers only are available for this tour on selected dates.
In addition to being for solos only these departures feature smaller group sizes, free airport lounge access and complimentary cocktails on arrival.

Depart UK
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Booking Options

There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.

Best time to go

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Phnom Penh
27°c
26mm
Saigon
26°c
14mm
Siem Reap
26°c
4mm
Tan Chau
16°c
22mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Phnom Penh
28°c
12mm
Saigon
28°c
4mm
Siem Reap
28°c
6mm
Tan Chau
19°c
19mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Phnom Penh
30°c
58mm
Saigon
29°c
10mm
Siem Reap
30°c
27mm
Tan Chau
21°c
43mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Phnom Penh
30°c
101mm
Saigon
30°c
50mm
Siem Reap
31°c
84mm
Tan Chau
25°c
71mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Phnom Penh
30°c
112mm
Saigon
30°c
218mm
Siem Reap
30°c
188mm
Tan Chau
28°c
139mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Phnom Penh
29°c
177mm
Saigon
28°c
312mm
Siem Reap
30°c
205mm
Tan Chau
30°c
190mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Phnom Penh
29°c
196mm
Saigon
28°c
294mm
Siem Reap
29°c
233mm
Tan Chau
30°c
241mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Phnom Penh
29°c
172mm
Saigon
28°c
270mm
Siem Reap
29°c
245mm
Tan Chau
29°c
221mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Phnom Penh
28°c
249mm
Saigon
28°c
327mm
Siem Reap
28°c
269mm
Tan Chau
28°c
158mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Phnom Penh
27°c
319mm
Saigon
28°c
267mm
Siem Reap
28°c
176mm
Tan Chau
26°c
86mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Phnom Penh
26°c
135mm
Saigon
27°c
116mm
Siem Reap
28°c
62mm
Tan Chau
23°c
42mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
Phnom Penh
26°c
80mm
Saigon
26°c
48mm
Siem Reap
26°c
12mm
Tan Chau
18°c
26mm