This NEW flight-inclusive 10-day cruise and beach break combines the best of all worlds; small-ship luxury river cruising, the cultural treasures of the Mekong River, and the rolling countryside and sandy beaches of Kep on Cambodia's southern coast.
Fly into Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), where you'll have a night to relax before continuing to Can Tho where you embark on your 4* cruise. On your voyage up the Mekong, you'll discover floating markets and cultural museums, along with traditional handicrafters like net weavers, wood carvers and incense makers. You'll also enjoy a visit to the last traditional silk village in the region.
Disembark in Phnom Penh and travel to the Cambodian seaside resort town of Kep on Cambodia's southern coast. Here, relax for three nights at a hotel. Your days are at leisure to spend relaxing on the sands, or perhaps enjoying independent exploration of the nearby National Park and Kampot's famous pepper farms.
Our brand new eco-friendly vessel, the Victoria Mekong offers a uniquely elegant small-ship experience, with guests invited to make use of the onboard spa, library, games room, infinity pool and two bars. All 35 cabins have mini-safes, Wi-Fi access and private balconies, and are some of the largest cruise cabins on the Mekong.
Rates given are based on the main deck on the Victoria Mekong cruise and Knai Bang Chatt resort in Kep. Should you wish to book an alternative hotel in Kep, add an extra night in Saigon or Phnom Penh, choose a cabin on the upper deck, or spend longer on the beach, our reservations team will be happy to help. Call 0808 274 8594 to speak to a travel expert. Website bookings are subject to written confirmation. You will be contacted by our reservations team after booking.
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Fly overnight to Saigon, where the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture. You may wish to explore the city independently or simply relax in your hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to the meeting point in Saigon and drive to Can Tho, stopping en route for lunch. Board the Victoria Mekong which, after a welcome briefing, will cast off into the waters of the Mekong Delta. Dine on delicious local cuisine at the welcome dinner and enjoy a traditional music show as you cruise upstream. Later, retire to your comfortable stateroom for the night.
Tender ashore to Tiger Island, where you will enjoy an exploration of local industries such as net weaving, incense making and banh in (rice cakes) making. Sit down to dinner and evening entertainment before retiring to your cabin. Tonight, the ship will drop anchor at Vam Nao.
Continue your cruise with excursions around Tan Chau, including a stop at a Cao Dai temple, a silk village and the option of a visit to the submerged Tra Su Forest. In the evening, enjoy a thrilling lion dance performance on board.
Cross over into Cambodia, taking in the passing scenery. Onboard activities such as cocktail making will be available. In the late afternoon, dock at Sisowath Quay for a traditional Apsara performance and a farewell dinner.
Disembark the ship this morning. Your private driver will collect you for your private transfer to the beach resort town of Kep on Cambodia's southern coast.
Today is at leisure to relax beside the waves or explore the town. You may wish to head to the beach for sunbathing or a spot of reading beside the shore.
Another day at leisure. You may wish to book excursions in the countryside of Kep National Park, or perhaps an onsite cooking class – your hotel will be able to assist. This region is particularly famous for its pepper farms – Kampot pepper is a protected designation and is considered some of the best in the world.
Your private driver will collect you for your transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.
The Victoria Mekong is a four star river cruise ship offering superior service and elegance. Offering 3-4 night luxury cruising itineraries between Vietnam's Mekong Delta and Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, there is no better way to experience the beauty of the Mekong. Furnished with 33 spacious deluxe cabins, all with private balconies, the ship is also home to a cocktail bar and pool, games room, lounge area and treatment spa.
Knai Bang Chatt is a barefoot luxury boutique resort located in the Cambodian seaside retreat of Kep. The lush grounds feature a collection of remodeled modernistic 1950s villas, with 18 spacious ensuite rooms all tastefully furnished with local antiques and artifacts. The hotel offers a range of cultural and exploration activities, with a fine dining restaurant and an adjacent seafood eatery / cocktail bar.
The best times to visit Vietnam as a whole are the spring (March and April) and autumn (September to December).
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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.