22 DAYS ●
Take a luxury river cruise through the resilient land of Cambodia where the Temples of Angkor await your discovery. Continue on to Vietnam to explore the cultural centres, natural wonders and fast-paced cities of this fascinating country
Enjoy a fantastic three night cruise on the five star RV Jahan
Try your hand at puppet making under the tutelage of an expert water puppeteer
Sip champagne as the sun sets over this amazing spectacle
Learn to cook local dishes Vietnamese style
Our Exclusive Collection The Majestic Mekong Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
Take a luxury 2 night cruise on Halong Bay
Watch the AO Show at Saigon's colonial Opera House
Sip champagne on the summit of Phnom Krom as the sun sets
Enjoy a sunset dinner cruise on Saigon's Lady Hau
Our The Majestic Mekong itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly overnight to Siem Reap.
Depending on your time of arrival
the rest of the day is yours to start
soaking up the local culture.
Spend the day discovering the
magnificent temples of Angkor.
Admire the splendour of Angkor
Wat, the magnum opus of the
Khmer Empire, pass through the
South Gateway of Angkor Thom
to visit the enigmatic Bayon and
jungle-wreathed Ta Prohm. Later,
ascend to Phnom Krom, located
on a high hill top, where you will
sip champagne as the sun sets
over Tonle Sap. (B,L)
Board your boutique river cruise
vessel, the RV Jahan, your home
for the next three nights. Sit
on the sundeck and sip your
welcome drink as you cast off.
Spend the afternoon gliding
lazily downstream. Dine on local
cuisine in the elegant dining hall
and retire to your comfortable
stateroom for the night. (B,L,D)
As the sun starts to peek over the
horizon, take part in an invigorating
session of Tai Chi. Pass through
the marshlands that join Tonle
Sap with the languid Tonle River.
Cruise to explore the wetlands and
floating houses of Kampong Cham.
Further down river, take part in an
ox cart rally. (B,L,D)
This morning, journey to the pre Angkorian
temple of Wat Hanchey
– the view from its hilltop perch is
spectacular. Return to the ship for
a blessing ceremony performed by
local monks. Cruising on downriver
pay a visit to Wat Nokor. (B,L,D)
It is with regret that we wave
farewell to the RV Jahan,
disembarking in Cambodia’s
capital Phnom Penh, a city of airy
boulevards and colonial villas.
Visit the dazzling Royal Palace,
Silver Pagoda, Central Market and
the National Museum. (B,L)
Enjoy a morning at leisure. This
afternoon ride in a speedboat
downriver deep into the heart of
the Mekong Delta, over the border
into Vietnam, to the Victoria Chau
Doc Resort. Life on and around
the river will unfold before you
as you zip past villages, bamboo
stilt houses, floating markets and
lush, green farmland. Arrive at the
resort and spend the rest of the
day enjoying the facilities. (B)
This morning, explore the Tra Su
Sanctuary Forest by traditional
sampan boat, floating along the
endless waterways lined with
mangrove trees. Keep an eye out for
a plethora of fauna and flora. Meet
the locals in an ethnic Khmer village
and take some time to chat with the
monks at a local monastery. (B)
Set sail through the palm-lined
canals of the Mekong Delta in a
traditional vessel, passing sleepy
towns and stopping to explore
markets bursting with fresh
produce and innovative home
industries. Visit a 19th-century
house, visit a home that produces
coconut candy and puffed rice
before enjoying a lunch served
in a colonial-style villa set in a
lush garden by the river. Travel
to Saigon. This evening, enjoy
the cultural extravaganza that
is the ‘A O Show’, staged at the
magnificent Saigon Opera
Saigon has evolved from war torn
city to thriving metropolis. This
morning see the Central Post
Office, the Reunification Palace,
and the harrowing War Remnants
Museum. This afternoon, take
a cyclo tour of Chinatown
and enjoy a walking tour of a
traditional herbal medicine street,
learning about herbs, spices and
healing concoctions as you go.
Ascend to the sky deck of the
Bitexco Tower for a cocktail and
sunset views. Finally, drift gently
down the Saigon River on the
Lady Hau, dining on delicious
cuisine as you soak up the night
time views. (B,L,D)
Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels,
part of an elaborate network of
excavations used by the Viet
Cong during the Vietnam War.
Return to Saigon. (B,L)
Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi
An. This afternoon take a walking
tour of this charming town. A
wonderfully laidback place, the
streets are a delight to wander
– visit the elaborate Japanese
Bridge, the colourful market and
a Chinese temple, finishing at
the 'Reaching Out' Tea House,
a social enterprise working
with local people with
Wander through the morning
market browsing the fresh
produce and picking up
ingredients for your cooking class.
Spend the rest of the morning
learning the skills necessary to
prepare delicious Vietnamese
cuisine. The rest of the afternoon
is free. (B,L)
Travel from Hoi An to Hue,
crossing the scenic Hai Van Pass.
Long considered Vietnam’s seat
of culture and learning, Hue
is dominated by its immense
Imperial Citadel, home to
emperors from 1802 to 1945.
Take a cruise along the scenic
Perfume River to the picturesque
Thien Mu Pagoda, which you will
have time to visit. (B,L)
Start the day with a stroll through
the grandiose entrance of the
Imperial Citadel to explore the
complex within before heading
out, along the river, into Hue’s
lush surroundings to see Minh
Mang’s tomb. Lunch will be
vegetarian dishes prepared by the
nuns of Dong Thuyen Pagoda,
before you try your hand at
making paper flowers, in a village
that is known for the art. Admire
the regal surroundings of the Tha
Om Garden House whose owner,
Mr Vinh, is descended from
Transfer to the airport and fly to
Vietnam’s capital Hanoi. (B)
Spend the morning exploring the
Ho Chi Minh Quarter and the
mausoleum of the revered Ho
Chi Minh (closed September to
November) before visiting the
revered Temple of Literature.
Later, take a walking tour of the
Old Quarter before meeting a
water puppeteer who will put
on a private water puppet
Halong Bay is a vision of beauty
to which very little compares. Sail
on emerald waters amongst karst
peaks aboard your luxury cruise
ship, spending two nights on
the water. Rise early to practice
Tai Chi on deck as the sun rises.
Explore Cat Ba Island, swim off
hidden beaches, explore dramatic
caves, visit floating villages and
see the very best of this unique
and beautiful area. (B,L,D)
Reluctantly return to the jetty and
travel back to Hanoi. (B)
Fly to the UK, arriving home the
same or following day. (B)
Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.
A 7-minute walk from the bars and restaurants along Pub Street, this upscale hotel features elegant decor. Its airy rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, cable TV and a minibar, as well as city or pool views. Other amenities include 3 restaurants, a bar, an outdoor pool and a hot tub, as well as a gym, a spa, a sauna and a steam room....Read more
Warm, contemporary rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and air-conditioning. Amenities include 5 restaurants with a range of cuisines, 4 bars, 2 outdoor pools and fitness facilities....Read more
Situated on the banks of the Bassac River, this modern hotel is ideally located in the heart of Vietnam's famous Mekong Delta. Each room is spacious and comfortable with modern amenities including satellite TV and a tea/coffee maker. The hotel also features wonderful riverside dining at its Bassac Restaurant as well as a relaxing rooftop terrace where guests can enjoy a relaxing massage....Read more
On the Hau River in the Mekong Delta, this casual spa resort features refined rooms and suites with traditional Vietnamese decor, Wi-Fi access and balconies with river, garden and pool views. There's a French-inspired restaurant and a bar. The spa area offers massage treatments, a sauna and a steam room....Read more
Since 1959, Caravelle Saigon has been Ho Chi Minh City’s landmark 5* address in the heart of the business, shopping and entertainment district. The hotel boasts elegantly decorated rooms featuring full-length windows which overlook the city or Saigon River. Modern comforts include a flat-screen TV, a pillow menu and 24-hour room service in all rooms. Guests can enjoy an international meal served in a casual buffet style on-site.
Located beside Cua Dai Beach, Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort features an outdoor swimming pool and rooms with views of the river or sea. The spacious rooms at the resort come with traditional Vietnamese, French or Japanese décor. Overlooking the sea, Annam Restaurant serves a selection of local and international dishes. Fresh seafood is also offered....Read more
La Residence Hue Hotel and Spa is a classic colonial villa spread over 2 hectares on the banks of the scenic Perfume River. The well-appointed en-suite rooms are individually designed with beautiful Art deco furniture and spacious terraces. All rooms include a TV, minibar and breath-taking views of the city or river. The hotel is close to Vietnam’s superb attractions - Ho Chi Minh Museum, Dong Ba Market and Hue Train Station....Read more
Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi is located in the heart of Hanoi, a short walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter. The luxuorious 5* hotel offers guests 105 exquisite en-suite rooms with hand-picked luxurious amenities and 21st Century technology. The hotels facilities include restaurants, a bar, a four-season swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Mediterranean inspired cuisine and Vietnamese specialties are dishes served at Hotel De L'opera Hanoi....Read more
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
UK citizens will not need a visa to enter Vietnam for a single entry stay of up to 15 days. Entry visas for Vietnam are required for stays longer than 15 days or for multiple entries into Vietnam within a 30 day period. To allow for unforeseen circumstances if your tour includes a stay of 15 days or more in Vietnam the standard visa processing service is included in your tour cost.
A visa is required for entry into Cambodia. Standard visa processing service is included in your tour cost.
To call the UK the international access code is 0044 then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625. Mobile Phones Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find high quality coverage. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost.
Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Bhutan is no exception. We have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount is calculated for each tour. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and usually includes western dishes. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste. Any food/diet requests MUST be specified at the time of booking and you should mention it again to the National Escort/ Local Guides when you meet them – they will do their utmost to cater for any special requests, such as vegetarian meals or food to be avoided in case of allergies.
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