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Classic Vietnam & Mekong River Adventure

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18 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
15 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport
Transport
Private vehicle, junk boat, cyclo, overnight train (beds), plane, Toum Tiou II Riverboat.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Hotels (8 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), junk boat (1 nt), aboard the Toum Tiou II Riverboat (7 nts).

You will visit

HanoiAtoms/Icons/Arrow DestinationCreated with Sketch.Siem Reap

Trip Comfort

Budget

Age requirement

12 to 100 years old
With so many incredible coastal sights to experience in Cambodia and Vietnam, we take to the water on this 19-day river experience. Stay overnight on a traditional junk boat at Ha Long Bay harbour, visit floating markets in Cai Be, and see old colonial houses along the Mekong Delta. We've saved one of the most memorable bucket list destinations on Southeast Asia for last — a guided tour through the incredible, ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat at sunrise.
Classic Vietnam & Mekong River Adventure
Starts
Hanoi
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18 Days
Ends
Siem Reap

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • Enjoy a Ha Long Bay cruise on a junk boat with visits to a cave and an island lookout. Savour a seafood lunch and dinner.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Cruise back to the port and take a private van to Hanoi. Enjoy some time in the city before an overnight train to Hue.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel, Royal Tomb and Tien Mu Pagoda. Experience the city from the back of a motorbike - like the locals do - when you pre-book the optional Hue Motorbike Tour on the checkout page.
  • Drive the Hai Van pass. Take advantage of Hoi An's many options over the 2.5 days in town. Opt for a cooking class, riverboat trip, bike ride, beach time, tailor visit or My Son ruins.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Spend two full days exploring all Hoi An has to offer. Dive into the culture, hang out on the beach or get clothes tailor-made in one of the many shops around town. Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Spend a free day exploring all Hoi An has to offer.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City with free time to explore this hectic city.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn more about the Vietnam War. Use free time in the afternoon to explore sprawling Ho Chi Minh City.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Transfer to the pier for the start of the riverboat journey. Embark, settle in, and get to know the crew as the adventure begins. Sail towards My Tho.
    Meals: DINNER
  • Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda with a short tour of My Tho town en route. Take local boats to Thoi Son Island to see a coconut product manufacturer, taste some local fruit and honey and meet traditional musicians. Continue on to Cai Be and enjoy a visit to the floating market. Opt to wander the small paths through local communities on the island and visit a Rice Popping cottage industry. Continue by local boat to Vinh Long to meet the vessel. Embark for the evening sail to Sa Dec.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Visit the Kien An Cung Pagoda in Sa Dec and stroll through the market along the river. View the old colonial houses by the delta. Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board as you cruise the Mekong. Arrive at Chau Doc and visit Sam Mountain for sunset. Gaze out over the rice paddies or relax in a hammock. Visit some temples and pagodas along the way. Opt for dinner in town.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Cross the border into Cambodia and continue on to Phnom Penh. Enjoy an evening in the capital city starting with a cyclo tour to see the city from a new perspective. Opt to finish up at the Foreign Correspondents Club for Happy Hour overlooking the river or dinner in town.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Visit the sobering S21 Museum and the Killing Fields with a local guide. After lunch, use free time to visit sights like the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, or the Russian Market.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Continue 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.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Sail on to Kampong Chhnang, one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonle Sap RIver. Learn more about the fish farming, pottery and sugar palm production in the area. Wander through the local market then opt to cycle to visit the local industries. Enjoy lunch back on the ship en route to Koh Chen, an island in the river. Visit silver and copper workshops and meet a Khmer Rouge survivor eager to tell his story. Enjoy an evening cocktail and the Captain's farewell dinner.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Enjoy last breakfast before traveling to Siem Reap. Dinner at New Hope project.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Sunrise at the Angkor Wat temple complex. Explore Angkor Wat for the morning before return to the hotel where the tour ends.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
Trip ID: avlha