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Mekong River Experience – Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

8 days, Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

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Experience the beauty of both Cambodia and Vietnam during this eight-day river cruising journey. Take in Wat Phnom, the Grand Palace, the S21 Museum, and the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and prepare to see things you’ll never forget (but bring your camera anyway). Get a true taste of river cruising while visiting the Cai Be floating market and the fishing port of Kampong Chhnang, where you’ll learn about fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production. Opt for bikes, tuk tuks, or local boats to get around and see rice paddies, monasteries, and local businesses.

8 days

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

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Experience the beauty of both Cambodia and Vietnam during this eight-day river cruising journey. Take in Wat Phnom, the Grand Palace, the S21 Museum, and the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and prepare to see things you’ll never forget (but bring your camera anyway). Get a true taste of river cruising while visiting the Cai Be floating market and the fishing port of Kampong Chhnang, where you’ll learn about fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production. Opt for bikes, tuk tuks, or local boats to get around and see rice paddies, monasteries, and local businesses.

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Travel Style: Marine

Small-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 28

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

Countries visited during this trip have special visa requirements applicable to many nationalities.

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8 days

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

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Trip Code: AOVZSE

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Mekong River Cruise

Get an up-close look at your Mekong cruise riverboat, the 28-passenger Toum Tiou II.

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Itinerary

Day 1Siem Reap/Koh Chen

Arrive at the meeting point in Siem Reap by 1:30pm for the included transfer to the pier. The group will transfer from Siem Reap to Koh Chen by bus and embark at Koh Chen at approximately 6:30pm.

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 2Koh Chen/Kampong Chhnang

Enjoy the morning in Koh Chen, an island in the river. Visit silver and copper workshops and meet a Khmer Rouge survivor eager to tell his story. Then, continue on to one of the biggest villages on the Tonle Sap River, Kampong Chhnang. Learn more about fish farming, pottery, and sugar palm production in the area. Wander through the local market then opt to cycle to visit the local industries.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3Kampong Chhnang/Phnom Penh

Embark on an early morning cruise to Kampong Tralach and visit the local vihara (Buddhist monastery) and Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. Opt to cycle, or ride in a tuk tuk or buffalo cart, through the village and past rice paddies to reach the monastery. This afternoon, continue to the capital city of Phnom Penh. Take a cyclo tour past sights like Wat Phnom and the Grand Palace. Opt to finish up at the FCC for a happy hour cocktail overlooking the river or for dinner in town.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4Phnom Penh

Spend the day exploring all this city has to offer. Start with guided visits to the S21 Museum and the Killing Fields. Enjoy free time to explore the National Museum, Grand Palace or Russian Market. In the evening, return to the boat for an Apsara show before departure.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5Phnom Penh/Sadek

Cross the border into Vietnam and cruise to Chau Doc. Visit the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary and soak in the view from the top of Sam Mountain.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 6Sadek/Mỹ Tho

Visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda in Sa Dec and take the time to stroll through the market along the river. View the old colonial houses by the delta. Continue on to Vinh Long. Learn about rice popping and opt to wander small paths through the communities here. Continue to Cai Be by local boats and meet up with the vessel. Drop anchor tonight near Thoi Son Island.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Mỹ Tho

Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda in the morning, catching a glimpse of My Tho town on the way. Cruise to Thoi Son Island by local boats for some local industry visits. Enjoy learning more about coconut product manufacturing and honey farming, with samples of honey and local fruit. Meet traditional musicians here. Opt for a local lunch on the island. Enjoy a farewell cocktail on board before the Captain's dinner.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8Ho Chi Minh City

Depart My Tho in the morning. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. Tour ends upon arrival.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap. See Mekong River Experience – Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

What's Included

  • 7 nights aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat
  • Kampong Chhnang visit
  • Vihara and pagoda visit (Kampong Tralach)
  • Koh Chen island visit include cottage industries
  • Cyclo tour (Phnom Penh)
  • Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) guided tour
  • Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) guided tour
  • Apsara show
  • Tra Su Bird Sanctuary visit
  • Sam Mountain sunset visit
  • Kien An Cung Pagoda visit (Sa Dec)
  • Vinh Long excursion
  • Vinh Trang Pagoda visit
  • Thoi Son Island cottage industries tour
  • Farewell cocktail and Captain's Dinner
  • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations

Accommodations

Aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat (7 nts).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners
Allow USD55-75 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Transportation

Toum Tiou II Riverboat, private vehicles, cyclo, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Departures

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Mekong River Experience – Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

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